The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 12-31-2012, 10:56 PM   #16
PatioDaddio
Babbling Farker

 
Join Date: 05-04-08
Location: Boise, Idaho
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

You might look into the Lodge Sportsman's Grill. I don't have one, but I've been giving it some though over the past couple of years. It gets great reviews.





Just a thought,
John
PatioDaddio is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #17
dadsr4
is One Chatty Farker

 
Join Date: 02-08-10
Location: Howell, MI
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Based on my ownership of two kettles, a kettle paired eith your WSM oiuld be ideal. A kettle works well for just the wife and I. I can pull the legs off to transport it, and the 22.5 inch diameter allows you to do zoned cooking.
__________________
Two Weber daisy wheel kettles A: 1979 P: 1993
dadsr4 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 01-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #18
colonel00
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
colonel00's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-10
Location: Shawnee, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Personally, I would vote for a SJG. I find that I use that more than anything since I am usually only cooking for 2 and in small amounts (i.e. 2 steaks or 2 burgers etc.). I can cook indirect in the SJG for small meals and it works great with minimal charcoal. Also, once you have the SJG, you are only a few steps from having a mini-WSM which again is great for small meals. I love doing tri-tip on mine as I can smoke it for a bit and then just take the pot off and let the coals heat up for a finishing sear. Just my $.02. You will probably be just as happy with an 18" or 22.5" kettle too. Watch craigslist and pick one up cheap.
__________________
Brad
I was stripped by Guerry while he was wearing a skirt
Proud owner of the PentaZero
WWWWFBBQADD
0 out of 1 members found this post helpful

“I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
colonel00 is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #19
Harbormaster
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Harbormaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-14-06
Location: Wyocena, WI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Happy New Year Toast -

Of the grills you listed, cooking for two, my choice would be the WGA. (the rectangular Weber).

If portability is NOT a consideration, put lit coals in the charcoal ring of your WSM, sit the lower cooking grate on top of the charcoal ring. Voila, an 18 inch charcoal grill.
__________________
Clark
My Boys: Joseph (EI); Andrew (EE); Daniel (EE)
My Toys: 10 WSMs (B, C, DH, DA, EZ, DZ, EO, DU, DR, EE/DU mutt); Brinkman Cimmaron; Chuckwagon Cooker; 4 22.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettles; 2 18.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettle; 1 Red OTS (H); 3 WGAs (EZ, DE, N); 3 SJPs (DT, DR, DR); 2 Smokey Joes (A, K); Genesis Silver C (DU).
"For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"
Harbormaster is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 01-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #20
NRA4Life
is One Chatty Farker

 
NRA4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-07-09
Location: Newark, OH
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

OTG is my recommendation.
__________________
- Kevin
Team: Smitty's Real Pit BBQ
KCBS CBJ
Superior SS-3 - Courtesy of Gainesville Jaycees and Superior Smokers
2 Custom Built Reverse Flow Stickburners
Weber 22.5" WSM
Weber 26.75" OTG
Weber Blue 2000 Stainless Performer
NRA4Life is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #21
HankB
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 01-16-12
Location: Winfield, IL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatioDaddio View Post
You might look into the Lodge Sportsman's Grill. I don't have one, but I've been giving it some though over the past couple of years. It gets great reviews.

Lodge Logic L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal Grill:Amazon:Kitchen & Dining


Just a thought,
John
I have one and like it for what it does well and that's grilling. But it is pretty much a one trick pony. No way to do indirect. I'm not sure how well it would work in cold or windy weather unless you provide some other way to block wind.

The seasoning burns off the first time you use it and it gets pretty rusty looking fast. Either get used to that look or season it each time you use it. (I do season the grate but not the rest.)

They provided a nice bail to lift it but did not bother to balance it. When you lift it, it tips forward, the door flops open and coals spill out. They obviously didn't test the design before they manufactured it.

The nice thing about it is the cast iron grate, but you can get that for a regular Weber and have a much more versatile piece of cooking equipment.
HankB is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #22
chriscw81
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 07-01-12
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Downloads: 4
Uploads: 0
Default

My 22.5 OTG is by far my favorite weapon! Get one!




Sent from my Nexus using Tapatalk 2
__________________
[B][I][COLOR=black]*A Texan transplant*[/COLOR][/I][/B]

[B][SIZE=1][COLOR=black]UDS | [COLOR=blue]Blue[/COLOR] Weber Performer Platinum | Chargriller Akorn | 22.5 Weber OTG | WSJ Gold | Mini WSM | Maverick ET-73 | [COLOR=blue]Blue [/COLOR][COLOR=black]Thermapen | Maverick PT-100 |[/COLOR] Gasser(charcoal chimney starter)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]
chriscw81 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #23
fantomlord
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 09-24-12
Location: Sauk City, WI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gtr View Post
The WGA is an amazing machine. Probably the least expensive of the 3 (or maybe about the same as the Jumbo Joe, not sure) and you can do some phenomenal things with it - look at any of Phubar's threads and you'll see. You can also cook indirect on these and they are highly portable and just simply amazing.
yeah...what Phu does with his WGA is nothing short of magic
__________________
Matt...Sauk City, WI...WSM 18.5" (DZ)...WGA (A)...22.5" OTG (DZ)...SJG (AD)
fantomlord is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #24
Toast
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Toast's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-17-12
Location: Shreveport, LA
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Thanks to all for the great replies! I'm going to look at each one in person to get a better idea. Happy New Year everyone!
__________________
Cooking Equipment:
Weber WSM, Weber GA, Weber Spirit S-320
Charbroil Oilless Turkey Fryer
Wife LuzziAnn 1956 model.
Maverick ET-732, Superfast LSU Purple Thermapen
The Fun Never Stops at the BBQ Brethren Throwdowns
2013 Throwdown Grand Master. 1/2 of Team Paradise.

Toast is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #25
Missed-Em
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 02-19-12
Location: Dorchester, Il
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've got a 22 1/2, Smokey Joe and UDS. 22 1/2 hasn't been used in 18 months. SJ is great for steaks and burgers for the 2 of us and if you add a tamale cooker you got a mini WSM. Problem now is which one to use on the next cook. Go with the Smokey Joe.
Missed-Em is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #26
Toast
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Toast's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-17-12
Location: Shreveport, LA
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

A lot to consider. The rig I purchase will be used mainly on work day evenings for quick, easy and most of all GOOD! ;D
__________________
Cooking Equipment:
Weber WSM, Weber GA, Weber Spirit S-320
Charbroil Oilless Turkey Fryer
Wife LuzziAnn 1956 model.
Maverick ET-732, Superfast LSU Purple Thermapen
The Fun Never Stops at the BBQ Brethren Throwdowns
2013 Throwdown Grand Master. 1/2 of Team Paradise.

Toast is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #27
martyleach
Babbling Farker

 
martyleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-17-10
Location: Pleasanton, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If you need the portability go with the WGA. If not, go with an 18" Kettle. Fire up a half chimney of briquets and let 'er rip.
__________________
Large Big Green Egg, Cold smokehouse,
Santa Maria pit, Backwoods Chubby,
26.75" Weber OTG, Weber Performer, WGA
MAK One Star Pellet Grill, Smokey Joe Gold, Jumbo Joe Gold, Custom wooden handles for BBQ's made by Marty Leach (oh, that's me)

www.amlwoodart.com
martyleach is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 01-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #28
Boshizzle
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Join Date: 01-26-10
Location: Virginia
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I use my weed burner to fire up my Smokey Joe and can be cooking in 90 seconds. The SJ is easy to clean up and put away after a cook too. I think it's great for weekday meals for two or three people.
__________________
[COLOR=royalblue]Jambo Pit - UDS - Lang 60 (Sold)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=royalblue]18.5" & 22.5" Weber Kettles - Smokey Joe and Mini-WSM - [/COLOR][COLOR=royalblue]Bubba Keg - [/COLOR][COLOR=royalblue]#2 La Caja China[/COLOR]
[COLOR=royalblue]Chargriller Outlaw[/COLOR]
[COLOR=royalblue]Impeccably Accurate BLACK & RED Thermapens[/COLOR]
[COLOR=royalblue]KCBS CBJ[/COLOR]
[COLOR=royalblue]Operation BBQ Relief Founding Member[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]I am Obsessive Compulsive about BBQ. Google it.[/COLOR]
Boshizzle is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 01-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #29
mbshop
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 06-24-07
Location: visalia, ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

yea, if its just for home then get the 18.5. i used mine for the first time a few months ago and i actually liked it for burgers, etc.
__________________
george
spam, can't live without it
mbshop is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-02-2013, 01:51 AM   #30
Trumpstylz
is One Chatty Farker
 
Trumpstylz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-11
Location: Chicagoland
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I highly recommend the weber performer with the gas ignition. It does everything, and with the wsm, you would be in serious business. If not that, I woud get the 22.5 or 18.5 inch ots (if you have it on a wooden deck, might wanna get the gold model.

You can probably get either of them on Craigslist, and if you don't see the one you want, just wait a little while.
__________________
Weber One Touch Gold
2001 Weber Genesis that is no longer used since the OTG
Trumpstylz is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts