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Old 10-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default What to do with my only gas grill?

It's a pretty nice one.. Cost $1200 new (got it for $50 used and put $100 into it in repairs).. It performs well.

But after BBQ'ing the past months with charcoal.. I am having a hard time going back to it. I don't even know what I'd use it for.

Any ideas on why I should keep it? I guess for the occasional burn bans here in Oklahoma (that's the only reason I can think of at the moment).

Charcoal isn't all that inconvenient really (compared to gas).. I get the chimney started immediately by sitting it on my 60k BTU propane burner for a minute or two :) Within 10 minutes or so I am ready to start grilling burgers on my hasty bake or smokey joe. About the same time it takes the PGS K40 gas grill to heat up.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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You could retrofit it with a rotisserie rack...This is the one thing missing on my pit that would be fun to have.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
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Keep it for when you need to grill something and lighting charcoal is problematic or grill space is limited. Or sell it and get a Kettle or an Akorn....both charcoal being better at smoking and the second better at grilling in my experience. You could always get a Kettle and an Akorn and be justified at the same time.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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Gut it line it with stainless steel tray and use it to start your chimney and do Dutch oven cooking
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by The Pigman View Post
Gut it line it with stainless steel tray and use it to start your chimney and do Dutch oven cooking
Do you really need to gut it? I would just set the SS tray on the burner, just so you have a back up.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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I cut my Charbroil Red up into little pieces and put the piece of Sh#t in the trash last week. Tired of paying 150 bucks every year to replace parts that wear out. Gassers don't add much other than about a 10-15 minute head start. I would rather wait the extra time to get excellent food from a wood/briquette burning BBQ.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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I like having the option of an on and off grill for quick jobs
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #8
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Do the burn bans there effect charcoal use? If so, that's a good reason to keep it.
Also, if you ever run out of space on your charcoal units, your gasser could be used as a hot hold, or even another cooking area.

Or, sell it and buy another charcoal unit or a bunch of meat...

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:08 AM   #9
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Why not sell the nice gas grill and buy a gas assist for the charcoal grill? I jest, my gassers, I have two now come in very handy for me, even though I rarely use both. During the week I use them for quick meals, and then on the weekends I use the smoker. I don't really have a charcoal grill at this time, but when I do finely get my stinking butt in gear, and finish my vertical Bandera I hope to be able to do some quick grilling on that, as well as smoking. Have thought about getting a Hibachi when its just me and the wife.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #10
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You already have a place to light your chimney, so yard art looks to be the only practical use for it
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:15 AM   #11
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Sell it on CL and say
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:21 AM   #12
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Make it into a charcoal grill that's what I did with my Kingfisher Kountry Kooker.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:40 AM   #13
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I use mine to do a quick crisping on chicken wings and to carmelize the sauce on my ribs if I'm saucing them. It is really nice to have if I want to do something quick at night with minimal clean up, or if a friend comes to a get together with their kids so we can just throw burgers on for the tykes. I'd keep it since you have so little in it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:42 AM   #14
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Here's what I use mine for.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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Haven't used mine (Weber Silver C) in 2 years, but my wife wants me to clean it up and refill the gas bottle so she can cook on it. I said I'd get around to it...
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