***Official Gatorchatter BBQ Thread***

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  1. SaltGator

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    Ii sounds like we may have some backyard pit masters on the board. What's your current grill/smoker set up. I have a gasser for quick things like steak, chicken breast, fish. I bought a weber smokey mountain last year around November and I absolutely love it. It can put out some seriously good ribs, pork buts, turkey, and prime rib.
     
  2. bradgator2

    bradgator2 1/29/17 half marathon - 1 hour, 34 min, 2 secs
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    Naturally... I have a Bradley electric smoker. It is an amazing piece of equipment and luckily.... My wife and 2 girls love bbq and smoked meat.
     
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    Have a Weber Genesis for short cooks, burgers dogs, steaks, etc....

    Weber Smokey Mountain for large meats, ribs, etc.....I only use Apple or Cherry wood though, light smoke, never hickory or mesquite.
     
  4. MatthewM.

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    I have an XL big green egg for most of my grilling and smoking and a JennAir gasser for when I need to grill something up fast.
     
  5. Turk182

    Turk182 Go to guy!

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    I have Sonny's BBQ for all my needs.
     
  6. MatthewM.

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    You eat **** for all your needs?
     
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    Is the egg easy to use? I'm no expert on grilling/smoking.
     
  8. MatthewM.

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    Like any grill it takes some time to tinker with and get used to it but I wouldn't say it is difficult by any means. You really have two areas to control air flow and heat. One vent at the bottom which is essentially your master control for how hot or low you want to keep your fire. And a vent wheel on top of the dome to dial your temperatures in to a bit more of an exact number. Did a 12lb pork butt overnight last weekend and it was amazing.
     
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    Been thinking of getting one, but I'm no expert. I've had folks tell me how great they are.
     
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    Jabberdave Your mom is very pretty.

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    I've heard nothing but great things about the Egg. I just can't bring myself to drop that much coin.
     
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    Just switch to PBRs for about a month. That should more than cover it. ;)
     
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    Swamp Donkey Stop steaming up my tail!
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    +1. Work has marooned me in Georgia on two occasions and Sonny's is the only way I survived the ordeal.
     
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    Swamp Donkey Stop steaming up my tail!
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    Life is too short for shiit beer. He can just pull an extra shift or two at the rest area.
     
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    Nothing special. A Webber Spirit 3 burner and a vertical smoker. The smoker does have the option to use gas on it but I've never used that, just charcoal and chips. It is my first smoker and now wish I had an indirect side smoker instead.
     
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    I agree, less smoke is more. I stick with apple wood as well.
     
  16. SaltGator

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    A weber smoky mountain will work as good or better for about a third of the price of an egg.
     
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    Amazingribs.com will bring you up to speed on any BBQ or grilling questions. It's like the BBQ bible.
     
  18. crosscreekcooter

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    +1 on Amazingribs. great site. I recently found out a really good blog I used to follow, BarbecueAddict, is now only on Facebook, which I don't do. This woman does a meal every couple of weeks, with really nice photos thru the process. Everything is smoked, including the desserts.
    I have a Chargrill Horizontal and two Webers, I really like the old school Weber OneTouch the best.
    NV, I would do some homework on the horizontal before you make the investment. Most, but not all, are difficult to control the heat ranges. I had trouble keeping mine in the 225-275 range, so I had to make some modifications to the unit to make it really smoker/cooking friendly for the larger cuts it can handle.
     
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    crosscreekcooter Cunning Linguist

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    By the way, those of you who have or are interested in the BGE, have you looked at the Komoda, which is also a ceramic dome style. I have never used one but hear a lot of good things about them They are expensive. This guy does a lot of instructional videos.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jGC04jOugs
     
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    crosscreekcooter Cunning Linguist

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    I'm thinking next outdoor cooker thingy is going to be some form of Santa Maria style grill with a dome or cover that will allow me to smoke in it as well, kinda like this but not this damn big
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