Classic PK300 vrs Weber 26 Kettle ?

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Smokin Okie

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Jun 27, 2018
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I have a 26 Kettle. Thinking about putting it up for sale and buying a Classic PK300.

Thoughts ?

I also have a 22" Kettle Master Touch. The 26 is only getting used with a Vortex for wings. It takes up patio space. I'm thinking the PK300 is a bit more versatile and may be a better cooker, for both grilling and smoking.

I didn't buy the 26 for capacity, its not an issue. I bought the 26 a few years ago to smoke ribs hot/fast at 350*. Larger size meant the ribs got less radiant heat. But I'm doing ribs on a gravity feed now.

Also, on the resale market, the 26 will bring in more money than selling the 22. Well over half the cost of the PK.
How could a smoker be any more "versatile" than a 26" Weber kettle? I got rid of my SQ-36 offset and replaced it with a 26" kettle, haven't missed anything but the huge wood bill. I also have a 22" and 26" Weber kettle, I can't think of anything that can't be done well between the two. Of course it is fun to buy new toys, so there's that. RAY
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Air flow control on a PK would be far easier than adjusting the ash catcher blades on a 26. I also like how the PK has air intakes on each end and exhaust vents on each end. Properly using those vents could create a lot of convection. I'm thinking as a smoker, the PK would be better as long as capacity is not an issue. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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