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Old 02-03-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Patio Grill - Barrel Style?

Has anyone used this Brand of grill?

http://www.jnsistore.com/shop/produc...cat=309&page=2

It would be a perfect size for my deck upstairs, BUT is it a good grill? I know grills can have their cold zones, due to their poor design and other variables that get in the way.

Anyone?

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Old 02-03-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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Honestly, it looks about the same as (build quality and thickness) similarly priced COSs from Depot, Lowe's or Academy. I would need to see it in person to see the welds and fit along with the metal thickness (which in the pictures appears to be pretty thin).
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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For that kind of $$ you could get a Weber Performer. If you only have room for one grill, go with a Weber.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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I would look for a local pit builder. Maybe they have something that size that would not be much more $$. I have used this guy before, http://www.texaslonghornbbqpits.com/products.html, and he has something similar in size for $299. This shipping would be expensive because 1/4" is heavy but you get the idea.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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Seems WAY overpriced to me - it's only 64 lbs so it can't be heavy gauge.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:30 PM   #6
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I'm always partial to the $20 Weber Kettle CL score. Bigger bang for your buck.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Even full price Weber Score.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:07 PM   #8
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CharGriller makes a nice grill at a good price. If you're willing to spend that money I would get a weber
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the Weber suggestions, but now that I look closer at some other units and pricing, perhaps something that give me more than one type of cooking option.

Perhaps something more of a smoker/grill would work better for the money?

http://gfbbq.com/store/index.php?mai...&products_id=5

Has anyone used a smoker/grill? I know they say it's a grill but will it get hot enough to actually grill what I need?

Thanks all for the awesome responses!
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #10
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I use a Weber 22.5 OTG with homemade smokenator plate for low and slow cooks. You can't go wrong with a kettle.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:30 AM   #11
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Wait a minute! Putting a coal or wood burning cooking unit on a deck is about as smart as storing gasoline under your kitchen table. They call them PATIO units NOT deck units.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:36 AM   #12
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Go to Walmart buy a $99 Weber Siver 22.5", 2 $6 perforated pizza pans, a $10 pair of Tin Snips, a $10 Charcoal Chimney , a Bag of a Stubbs Charcoal and a Bag of Hickory Chunks and you are set. if you just need to spend more $ send me the savings.



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