View Full Version : What are Gassers Good For ..........?

11-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Burning the Oil off of a Freshly Drilled Difuuser Plate for your Charcoal/Wood Chunk Rig........


11-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Good idea, not bad for seasoning cast also.

11-01-2013, 09:34 PM
Lighting my chimney on the side burner, using my CI griddle for blacking fish, making eggs, pancakes, omlettes, etc. Quick meals that don't involve smoking. Mine definitely has a place in my arsenal. Outside living.!!


11-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Ya I burn Burgers, Dogs and Chicken Pieces on it.

11-01-2013, 09:40 PM
Mine looks perty sitting there

11-01-2013, 09:46 PM
I seem to always have one around for personal use, but flipping gassers on craigslist for a profit has always been a good way for me to fund my BBQ obsession.

11-01-2013, 09:48 PM
Mine definitely has a place in my arsenal. Outside living.!!Jed

Yep mine does too, wife uses it more than I do, but I'll use it for quick cooks.

11-01-2013, 10:12 PM
Sometimes things just don't work out on the smoker. Good intentions get interrupted by life. Started cooking a tri tip and baked potatoes on my mini tonight. Got late and had to finish the tri tip on the gasser. Se la vie. Dinner time with family is more important than how you cook it.

11-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Nothing. I took my gasser (Charbroil Red, INfrared garbarge) and with the help of my Sawzall and torch, cut it up into little pieces and put it in the trash can. It didn't deserve a personal trip to the dump. Trash!

11-01-2013, 10:22 PM
We need one down here with so many Live fire ban days, better than cooking inside.
gassers are allowed in suburbia on these days

11-01-2013, 10:24 PM
Well I use mine to sear ribeye steaks on holidays when we have family over. In Michigan some winter days it snows sideways and blows at times about 50=60 mph. No smoker is going to work in that weather.
P.S. Gasser sits inside the garage year round.

11-01-2013, 10:51 PM
I find it useful for keeping pans heated like beans or lots of ears of corn that take up lots of room.
Also warming buns and tortillas.
I guess you could also cook meat on it too :-P

11-01-2013, 11:20 PM
Weekdays. I don't have time during the week to do any propper grilling.

11-01-2013, 11:56 PM
Weekdays. I don't have time during the week to do any propper grilling.

Bingo! When it does get used it's almost always on a WeekNite.

Smoke Dawg
11-02-2013, 02:47 AM
Great for Oysters in the shell!

11-02-2013, 05:36 AM
Mostly they just get in my way when I am walking through Lowe's or Home Depot. :x

11-02-2013, 05:55 AM
Gasser is good for quick cooks as mentioned above. Unfortunately when your daily commute is almost 4 hrs you don't have much time or energy for the charcoal.

Q Junkie
11-02-2013, 08:52 AM
I built a ginormous built-in granite BBQ island/bar/keg-o-rator/sink/stereo. Then I found this site and was enlightened as to what real BBQ was. I built a UDS and traded some work for a vintage Kamado. Now the gasser side burner is used to start my chimney and I use the gasser to clean the grates for my other cookers. I do use it to quickly roast chiles and corn and finish chicken on it. I still use the granite bar top alot but wish I had built in an egg instead.

11-02-2013, 10:05 AM
Side burner for frying, grill for using a griddle for flat top cookin.

11-02-2013, 10:20 AM
Use the Weber Gasser all the time. Being a good griller gives a ton more options than the smokers. There is a world beyond hamburgers and hotdogs.

11-02-2013, 10:38 AM
I see y'all talking about how time consuming it is with charcoal.

I don't find it time consuming at all. I have a 60K BTU propane burner I got off Amazon for $50 (Bayou Classic) which I use to start my chimney. I get my chimney loaded, started and ready --red hot all the way through-- within 6 minutes; 4 more minutes to heat up the grill after I put the charcoal in.

It takes my gasser 10 mins to warm up to cook as well. About the same amount of time really.

I am using Hasty Bake lump charcoal though.. it might heat up a lot faster than Kingsford.

11-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Makes a great target holder for sighing in my rifle before deer season.

11-02-2013, 02:12 PM
Steaks, Burgers, Hot dogs, Lobster...

11-03-2013, 06:04 PM
clearing a room (especially after eating lots of garlic).......

11-03-2013, 06:07 PM
They're for people who like to cook outside.

11-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Other than taking up space in the garage, nothing.

11-03-2013, 09:37 PM
I love my gas grill. I use it all the time.

My plan for this winter: build a custom gas grill. I want more burner power, and a sear burner. I think a 30-gallon drum would work great, although I will probably go full-monty and build using a 55-gallon drum.

11-03-2013, 11:00 PM
On a hot humid summer day when you don't want to use the oven and heat up the house you can often use a gasser. For anything you want to cook in a fry pan but don't want to stink up the house (blackened,) you can use a side burner.

dummy que
11-04-2013, 02:30 AM
they make good targets if your going to hide behind an apliance they do the best job of stoping a bullet

11-04-2013, 08:53 AM
my gasser still sees intermediate use too.

Not necessarily when I'm smoking but when I'm trying to grill on the kettle sometimes it's too windy so I just throw it on the gasser.

I've also run out fuel one time cooking a london broil on the kettle due to cold and wind so I did a quick transfer to the gasser to finish it up.

It's also good for warming hot dogs for the girls or cooking fish...I think it's somewhat pointless to fire up a half chimney or so for something that will only need to cook for 5 min or so.

It's by no means a primary cooker anymore, but it has it's uses.

11-04-2013, 09:00 AM
I notice the same people that trash gasser , use those God awful little squares black thingy and swear they are great pitmaster,

11-04-2013, 09:39 AM
I donated mine to a lesser cook I knew who's gasser went dead after 10yrs. I get to visit it sometimes, but as far as usage goes, I don't miss it. I only used it for an occasional hot dog or burger or something like that anyway. I can fire up a 1/3 chimney and do that on my Smokey Joe in only about 6 min more than it took the gasser to get up to temp anyways.

11-04-2013, 09:45 AM
Lighting my chimney on the side burner, using my CI griddle for blacking fish, making eggs, pancakes, omlettes, etc. Quick meals that don't involve smoking. Mine definitely has a place in my arsenal. Outside living.!!

Well said Jed!

11-04-2013, 12:44 PM
They have a place. I hadn't used mine all season, then we decided to do some 'quick' chicken thighs and roasting ears. I uncovered it and found about 200-300 of those little stink bugs had nested and prospered under the cover and all over the inside and outside of the gasser.:shock: Had to use the pressure washer and get everything back to 'normal'. My quick meal took longer than if I had fired up the UDS...