the performer is the best way to do weekenight cooks. 20 min tops and coals are ready. I use the char-bins to pack the coals at one end. The propane lighting system is clutch! I put new coals on the bottom and put the old ones on top of the chimney so i always get a second burn from the charcoal. I someitme put chips in the corner on the coals and do a reverse sear which allows some nice smoke flavor on my steaks. I also do a low and slow minion style cook on it. You can really dial the temps. Never use the gasser anymore and its the only grill I have (for now)
Weber Performer, Smokey Joe, home brewery- "smoke em if ya got em"