BBQs & Grills

Time to get technical. Weigh in on BBQ and grill equipment, and get advice from fellow cooks on the best gear, brands, and more.

Lid On, Lid Off: When Should You Close Your Grill When Cooking?

Grill top on or grill top off? You want a simple answer to the question, When should you use the lid on your grill? But it's not an open-and-shut case. When cooking on an outdoor grill, the decision...

Favorite place to order grill or smoker parts

by nofunlatte 3 years ago

My Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5-in smoker is in semi-dire need of a charcoal grate (the one that the charcoal ring sits on top of). Does anyone here have a favorite place from which you've ordered pa...


by angelo04 8 years ago

I have a Weber Genesis E310 Grill. I use it for conveience, but I prefer my Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill, but I digress. I currently use Liquid Propane tanks. I am having work done in the yar...

NEED: Wood burning + Natural Gas Pizza oven

by DBennun 10 months ago

Does anyone know of a pizza oven sold in the US which can use both natural gas and wood? The natural gas would mainly be used to get the wood fire going quickly. Could be for inside or outdoor use....

Mercury-free oven thermometer

by bloodboy 10 months ago

I need to purchase a deep fry/candy thermometer and an oven thermometer for my niece (grill thermometer too, but I don't see that listed below). Initially, I was looking at these two items from the...

Drilling holes in a cast iron skillet

by nickpugs 1 year ago

I have an older cast iron skillet that I don’t use very much. I’m considering drilling holes in the bottom for use over a fire when camping. Has anybody tried this and have any advice?

What's Your Favorite Grill Grate?

by kaleokahu 1 year ago

So, I thought I'd be topically correct posting this on the Barbecue board, but it's pretty sleepy over there. Have a read, and anyone who's interested, reply there or here. Happy Labor Day, Eve...

Cooking temperatures at 10000btu or 54000btu

by wrongasian 2 years ago

Hello foodies. I'm shopping for an outdoor grill and/or wok unit and most seem to come at 10,000btu's while several more heavy duty outputs at 54,000btu's, advertised. There seem to be a majo...

All-in-one OR separate?

by bloodboy 3 years ago

I'm putting the finishing touches on cookware for my niece and I was thinking about getting her grilling equipment. My question is do you feel that it is better to get separate products for smo...

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

by Pwizduo 7 years ago

Do you ever actually use it? Did you add a chimney or will just having it under the hood be good enough? I love grilling and since I'm installing a new kitchen I always knew that I was going to ...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

NorCal BBQ 101 Class, Livermore, Saturday 8/31

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A fundraiser for the Calif BBQ Association's charitable endeavors. "During this 6-hour class, taught by some of the best, award-winning pit masters from the CBBQA, students will be guided throug...

Vinegar and rust

by 3MTA3 2 years ago

I found an original Sportsman Grill/Hibachi that was seriously rusted. Soaked over night in White Vinegar (lots) and the rust came off with a plastic scrub brush down to Bare Metal. Wash it in wate...

Is my oven pizza stone safe to use on an outdoor grill?

by KHinCT 8 years ago

I have a Crate and Barrel pizza stone that's about 10 years old. I've always used it in the oven. I'd like to use it on the grill, but I'm not sure if it's different from the pizza stones that are ...

Remodeling kitchen - worth getting both teppanyaki and grill?

by Belkisw 3 years ago

We are redoing our kitchen (my first time ever doing this) and have the option of getting both a teppanyaki and a grill, along side our 4-hob stove. Our place is in Spain, and we don't have a balco...

Seems like someone's ripping off Hasty Bake

by ferret 5 years ago

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that, but really? https://mgrills.com/

Lodge Sportsman Grill seasoning

by bloodboy 3 years ago

I found the guide in this thread by the user acmorris and it seems outstanding. I am going to try it in the next week or so on my niece’s Smithy cast iron skillet: https://www.chowhound.com/post/se...

Kotai hibachi vs Lodge Sportsman (or both?)

by bloodboy 3 years ago

https://barbecuebible.com/2014/07/21/battle-hibachis-konro/ https://www.chefsarmoury.com/collections/japanese-bbq-grills/products/regular-konro-portable-barbeque ^ I saw the above links on a fr...

Lucy's AirBnB Guesthouse in NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

After happy hour at Kachka https://www.chowhound.com/post/kachka-happy-hour-buckman-se-portland-1076575 , we headed back to our vacation rental to pick up our bags and pack out our food purchases. ...

Opinions on the Char-Griller Akorn steel kamado-style grill?

by jzerocsk 9 years ago

Just spotted one of these in a local big box hardware store. A metal-wall Steel Keg/Kamado-style grill almost as big as an x-large Big Green Egg that retails for $299?! And I can get it in a norm...

Gradek Carbon Steel Fire Pit & Grill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Recently I attended a friend's birthday dinner that was cooked over a hardwood fire in the backyard Gradek grill. The photo shows the merguez sausages on the grill and the simmering stock base for ...