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mrbill 08-31-2013 05:21 PM

All charcoal all the time
Without getting too verbose, for a few years, all I had for flame cooking was a charbroil gasser. A couple months ago I bought a WSM to get back into l&s cooking and love it. Then decided I didn't want to have to worry about keeping enough of two different fuels onhand. Loved the WSM so much I knew the gas was going away. After searching CL for a while without luck, today I bought a 18.5" Weber OTS "Budlight". It hadn't been used, but there were some paint chips on the rim of the lid(opposite the logo). I bought it anyway. Put the gasser curbside w/a sign saying free and it was gone before I knew it.

Well, here it is next to its cousin who(at the time) was warming up for some pork lovin.

BASSER 08-31-2013 05:25 PM

That's a beautiful thing! Hard to beat a Weber!

SOB 08-31-2013 05:32 PM

that's a cool BL weber

williamj 08-31-2013 05:57 PM

IMHO with those two you can cook anything (except a whole pig). Good luck with them.

sliding_billy 08-31-2013 06:01 PM

Long live charcoal!

LMAJ 08-31-2013 06:06 PM


SmittyJonz 08-31-2013 07:24 PM

I like it!

peeps 08-31-2013 11:25 PM

Once I discovered a chimney stater and got a Kettle, my gas grill sat for a year before I sold it with it never used once. Have smoked on the Kettle for a couple years and just ordered a custom smoker to give me more smoking area. Don't plan on ever going back. Starting the coals gives me time to prep the food ;)

mrbill 09-01-2013 12:53 AM

thanks for the support folks-
williamj-my thoughts as well
peeps-similar experience. I like the ease of gas, but the flavor of charcoal. Didn't know about chimneys when I went to my gasser. Learned about chimneys while researching smokers and using the WSM. did some more looking and realized the time savings regarding gas/charcoal can be negated w/a chimney.

plus, if all you need is one patty cooked, just toss a grate over the chimney and you're good

KingofTheCoals 09-01-2013 08:42 AM

I know the feeling.

Now you will be trying out all kinds and brands of charcoal. Briquettes, lump etc....

I love the taste of charcoal cooked food, and for those people who say they don't have time to mess with charcoal and lighting the coals, I say you're too D^mn busy. Grab a beverage, slow down, and enjoy life.

jeffturnerjr 09-01-2013 09:34 AM

I gave my 22 Weber away to my brother when I got another smoker. Regret it every time I think about it. I just need to get another one

noquarter 09-01-2013 09:37 AM

What's a gasser?

Stingerhook 09-01-2013 09:43 AM

Glad to see your now a member of the dark side.

Hal4UK 09-01-2013 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by noquarter (Post 2609136)
What's a gasser?

That's funny!

Hey, mrbill...
If you kept the tank from that thing, you can get a torch (weedburner) attachment (cheap ones are only about $20). Since we started using that instead, we haven't touched a chimney...

I know you don't want to "worry" about keeping two fuels around, but you can always fall back on the chimney. Ohhh... it's also really FUN to start fires with raging torch :wink:

borzwazie 09-01-2013 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by noquarter (Post 2609136)
What's a gasser?

It's a device used to make the wife happy when she doesn't want a mess in the kitchen but everyone is hungry, right now.

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