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Unread 10-16-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a Grill for Competition

As you can see from my signature our BBQ team has a Lang smoker. We are looking for a charcoal grill to accompany the Lang when going to competitions. We will use the grill to cook chicken thighs and of course feed ourselves. We are looking for a grill that is heavy duty and durable, does not weigh a ton, won't break the bank (<$500) and can cook 24 chicken thighs. Any suggestions?
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hate to state the obvious, but why not a 22 inch kettle?
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I bought for the team a 30" Walmart brand kettle. Put a Spicewine Thermometer in the lid, and that's what we use for competition.

I own at home a Kingsford barrel type cooker that was made by, I think, Masterbuilt. It does a very nice job, but would take 2 people to handle, and a truck.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...ductId=2097515

It has three separate cooking grates, which are removable. I usually offset cook with one grate out and build the fire on that end. The test chicken I fixed this weekend that the pictures are in another thread was fixed in the Kingsford grill.
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Yup, I haven't had anthing but a weber kettle grill for a very long time. My present weber is just about ready to be replaced after 15 years so I figured maybe something better came out since. I have found a couple of neet charcoal grills but for the price and convienence, it's tuff to beat the weber kettle grill especially since I will be dragging it to competitions. For $150 the weber 22 1/2" one touch gold is my choice. If I was choosing a new funky grill just for the back yard and wanted to spend more money I would have choosen the Babecook Leader (http://www.barbecook.com/v2/products...75000&aantal=0) which has a build in chimney and extinguisher. Cool grill but too, too expensive.
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hate to state the obvious, but why not a 22 inch kettle?
Obvious ditto on the Weber

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I use a weber kettle at comp. Wouldn't have anything else.
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We are looking for a grill that is heavy duty and durable, and can cook 24 chicken thighs. Any suggestions?
I don't think a Kettle can cook 24 chicken thighs at one time. You'll probably need something bigger or two kettles.
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Kick's is about a 28" inch or something like that so it should handle that many. It's got a flip-up grate to add coals, etc. Uniflame brand or something like that.
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ive done almost 2 family packs of thighs on the kettle, and thats alot more than ya need for a competition. Weber also has the Ranch Kettle. Its something like 36 inchs across. With that u can do 2 family packs indirect.! Saw it at Fortunoffs backyard store. Its a thiing of beauty.

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/2...cg_sg_ktl.aspx
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The Lang 84 cooks up championship Chicken just fine.
Kevin (HomeBBQ) has pretty well dominated the SE with his 84 and turns out killer chickie on it.
You might want to just use the Lang for chickie and get an kettle for feeding your team, if needed.
Would make life even simpler.
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ive done almost 2 family packs of thighs on the kettle, and thats alot more than ya need for a competition. Weber also has the Ranch Kettle. Its something like 36 inchs across. With that u can do 2 family packs indirect.! Saw it at Fortunoffs backyard store. Its a thiing of beauty.

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/2...cg_sg_ktl.aspx
I've seen this one too. Very nice.

I saw a pickup leaving the football game a couple weeks ago that had something like this - took up quite a bit of the truck bed! I think it would be great for those times you need a lot of capacity. Wish I'd done this instead of the gas grill!
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I don't think a Kettle can cook 24 chicken thighs at one time. You'll probably need something bigger or two kettles.
I start em off in the WSM, then transfer the best ones over to the kettle.
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I start em off in the WSM, then transfer the best ones over to the kettle.
I do just the opposite... start 'em off on the kettle (with cherry) then to the smoker (but sealed to steam 'em).
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I do just the opposite... start 'em off on the kettle (with cherry) then to the smoker (but sealed to steam 'em).
How does one SEAL a smoker ?
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I think what Jeff is trying to say is, he puts the thighs in an aluminum pan, fills it with BBQ sauce and covers the pan with aluminum foil and then puts it in the smoker. The effect he is looking for is for the chicken to steam in the bbq sauce. I have tried it and it works. while the chicken is steaming in the bbq sauce the skin tenderizes so it is easy to bite through.
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