help choosing a simple grill that i can also smoke with.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bena09, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. bena09

    bena09 Newbie

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    bene morning and welcome..... What part of the world you live in.....

    Dave
     
  3. bena09

    bena09 Newbie

    i live in northern illinois 
     
  4. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    Whats ur budget? Are u trying to stay around that $100?
     
  5. bena09

    bena09 Newbie

    yes i am
     
  6. Bena09-

    I have a 22.5 in Webber kettle and a mini WSM both are under 100.00 and do both fairly well with some practice with air flow. An amps added will

    do just about anything you want. Cold smoke to searing steaks with either one. I have done both with each one in weather from 0 to 100+ ambient temp. Welcome.

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  7. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A 22.5" Weber One Touch Silver. You can grill and BBQ ribs, butts, turkeys and darn near anything else you set your mind to. IMHO the Weber is a better option than the two you listed, I saw one today at WalMart for $99. BTW I BBQ on my Weber 22.5"OTG, it has the ash catcher and hinged cooking grates if you want to spend an extra $50.
     
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  9. bena09

    bena09 Newbie

    okay thank you for your help
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No doubt about it,, the Weber Kettle 22.5 is the way to go...
     
  12. smokeymagoo

    smokeymagoo Smoke Blower

    Weber 22.5 silver is the only way to go. It can do so much and the build quality is far superior to the others.
     
  13. bena09

    bena09 Newbie

    does that weber come standard with the hinged cooking grate.
     
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure, but you can find hinged replacement grates at any good hardware store..

    I agree with the others, get a 22.5" Weber. I own 3 smokers, a propane grill, and a Weber. And the Weber is IMO the most versatile of the bunch. You can grill to your heart's delight, or slow smoke for hours on end, while keeping a steady temperature even in bad conditions. I found my One Touch Gold on craigslist for $25; just bought a new round grate at the hardware store, and it was ready to go!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
  15. smokeymagoo

    smokeymagoo Smoke Blower

    No the silver does not have the hinged grate. 

    Have to go to the one touch gold or just buy the hinged grate later.
     
  16. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The hinged grate is $20 at Lowes.
     

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