- Joined Sep 12, 2016
Hello everyone. I have been searching around and reading up for quite a while on grills, smokers, and the combo units of them both. I have decided for me it would be in my best bet to get one of the charcoal, gas, smoker combos to use for me and my family. I love to grill on charcoal or gas, but my wife only uses gas. I am interested in trying my hand at smoking some meats as well, as I have never done so but I think its time to expand my cooking a bit. I have settled in on three choices and would like everyone's opinion on them. First the Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo, I know it needs a few mods from checking around the sites, but from what i have read every combo needs a few here and there like extending the chimney inside, adding a small grate to the charcoal tray as its to large for most lump, or briquets, and the lids will need a good seal. My second choice is slightly different, its the Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Combo, from what I read other than the charcoal tray it needs the exact same mods, aside from the charcoal tray but the doors leak like a sieve, and the chimney needs extending as well. The third choice I have is the Char Griller Trio, same basic mods yet again, I am left to wonder about the quality and personal experiences of those who have used these grills. I am wary of most reviews on places that sell them as I know sometimes those are paid reviews, and often the company themselves doing the reviews through employees. All of these grills are around the same price range, of less than 500.00 us, and thats about my budget, however if you have experience with a good combo unit i am open to suggestions. Thank you guys for the help.