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New BBQ this year!!! Need advice...

Recyclor | Jun 13, 2008 10:33 AM

Hey CH's, hope all your summer's are going well, mine is about to get better as I am treating myself to a new BBQ, I have only had cheap hand-me-down gas ones and am torn over charcoal or gas. I'm prepared to spend up to about $1000 (...but would be happy if it cost much less!). I like the idea of the charcoal burning Big Green Egg, the smoker options sound great, but can I effectively get smoker action from add ons to gas or other charcoal grills? There are some Weber kettle types that look good too, and are way cheaper than the egg...

General questions:
-I know gas is more convenient, but how much so? How much of a commitment is it to start up the charcoal grill, ignition time-heat up-burn off...can I really only use it if I plan far enough ahead that I have lots of time prior to cooking?

-Any favorite models in either gas or charcoal &/or smoker add ons

Thanks in advance for any advice or shared knowledge/experiences...


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