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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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Certainly don't want to rain on your parade, but I've seen a few posts & news articles about some pretty bad pit fires in this style gas & charcoal "duel" pit. I think all have been from folks who walk away and don't tend to the fire or folks that keep the propane bottle to close to the heat. Please be careful and best of luck getting some good Q out of your iron.
That is a concern I share. This grill is setup pretty well, with a completely separate firebox for charcoal vs LP. Also there is a separate compartment for housing the LP bottle, well away from both the charcoal and the wood fireboxes.

On top of that, I'm pretty fanatical about keeping things clean and tidy.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:08 PM   #17
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Setup looks pretty nice and the chicken looks awesome. I hope you have better luck than me ive used weber's beer can chicken seasoning before and i really didn't care for it the chicken was sorta bland and it lacked flavor. But i grilled the chicken instead of smoking it. ive had better luck with marinating chicken halves in beer for overnight then putting my rub on the chicken for about 2-4 hours then i throw it on the smoker.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 04:33 AM   #18
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Looks like that chicken came out great! Nice job. Look around. I think someone just recently posted a cook using a very similar setup to yours. Good luck and congrats on the new cooker.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 04:52 AM   #19
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Grill and chicken both look great. Enjoy!
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I was this close |---| to getting one of those when we bought our house. i'm curious to see what you think of it
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #21
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I was this close |---| to getting one of those when we bought our house. i'm curious to see what you think of it
I'll have to keep up on this post when I have a chance to use the LP side, and use the grill overall more. I can say from this first cook that there were some issues.

I was using lump charcoal in the smoke box. I lit a half-chimney and dumped it on top of a big pile of royal oak. The minion method it's called. When I've done this before using a cheapo little barrel smoker, I've ended up with a steady burning 225-ish degree heat that lasts for a good 6-8 hours. However, doing this with the new grill didn't work out so well. I burned through the royal oak very quickly. Usually when using the minion method the charcoal lights very slowly and gives off an excellent thin blue smoke which has eliminated the need for wood chunks. But because the whole pile lit so quick I only had good smoke for about 45 minutes, and I had to add more charcoal after only 2 hours. That was ok for the chicken but would not work for just about anything else, especially ribs or brisket.

Next time I may try the minion method directly in the charcoal compartment, instead of in the offset fire box. And of course I need to try a cook using wood sticks in the offset fire box, which should work pretty well.

The bottom line is always how the food tastes, and that chicken sure was good.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #22
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That's a nice looking cooker.. all the bells and whistles.. the birds look good.. Good luck with it..
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Nice lookin grill. Always good to have cooking options. As others have stated, be careful smoking/cooking with that damn LP bottle nearby. Those things scare the crap outta me.
Chicken looks mighty tasty BTW.
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