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Post Posted: 02:03pm - Feb 25,19 
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In the market for a new gas grill. What do you guys use? Pros? Cons? I'm leaning toward a Weber, but open to suggestions.

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Post Posted: 02:17pm - Feb 25,19 
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Weber all the way. Buy quality cry once.

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Post Posted: 02:27pm - Feb 25,19 
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Reno weber the only way to go! I have the Weber genisis platium. 3 burner stainless grill! had it pert near 13 years replaced the burner. flavor bars and ignitor which were all under warrenty if i remember correctly! best warrenty around. the lid is 25 years warrenty. i believe and burners 7-10 years. Best bang for the buck! Ive owned 2-3 other pieces of junk . this is the best by far! And their 22"smokey joe aint half bad either. smokes up one hell of a pork butt. back ribs and of course fish! Weber locally made USA baby!

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Post Posted: 02:30pm - Feb 25,19 
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Charcoal. That is all.

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Post Posted: 03:40pm - Feb 25,19 
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I have a Weber piped with natural gas. Charcoal is great (wood is better) but if you need to grill something up real quick you can't beat the convenience.

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Post Posted: 03:48pm - Feb 25,19 
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After 2 seasons, I concede that the natural gas Weber is better than all the other grills that I have owned, including the Ducane, which Weber bought at bankruptcy.

For taste, hands down goes to charcoal or hardwood in the conventional caveman style.

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Post Posted: 03:49pm - Feb 25,19 
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MMMmm
Seems a fellow caveman beat me to it. :D

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Post Posted: 04:04pm - Feb 25,19 
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MikeF wrote:
MMMmm
Seems a fellow caveman beat me to it. :D


I have a couple dozen oak trees worth of logs if your cave ever runs out of fuel...

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Post Posted: 06:29pm - Feb 25,19 
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If you have the coin I would recomens a Fast Eddies PG1000 by Cookshack for a pellet grill. I will never go back to gas as it can't compare. You can grill, bake, hot smoke, cold smoke, anything. http://www.cookshack.com/PG1000_6

I have done all of this with Turkeys, brisket, pork, fish, pizza, you name it.

There are other pellet grills out there that are cheaper, you may want to search out one of those. Pellet grills are far better than gas.

One tip if you do go that route, keep the unused pellets in a sealed plastic bucket when not in use to control the humidity content.

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Post Posted: 09:06am - Feb 26,19 
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I have sold just about every brand grill that is made and Weber is a great grill for the price paid. A big step up is DCS but so is the price. Most of the professional chefs use DCS for their own personal grill. They have a lifetime warranty on lid, burner box, grates and burners even in coastal regions where salt is in the air. Mine is 16 years old and I don't even own a cover. It also hits about 1150 degrees and the entire cooking surface is a sear zone when all the burners are on high. The grill head goes for about $3500 in a 36" and $4300 for a 48".

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Post Posted: 11:53am - Feb 26,19 
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Weber hands down. There are some screaming deals on craigslist if you're patient and willing to buy used. My Weber is old enough to drink, as is my parents. I believe the burners and grates have been replaced once in both units.

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Post Posted: 01:53pm - Feb 26,19 
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Last house I had a DukaneGrill which I had hooked up to natural gas line.
This house I'm using a Broilmaster with LP.
Both are quality grills and do a nice job in grilling food.

Funny how even a slight wind from just the right direction can play havoc with heating up the grill.
I've cooked outside in the coldest days of February and with no wind these grills get plenty hot.
Go outside in July on a windy day and there have been times I have struggled to get the grill hot enough to cook!

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Post Posted: 10:37pm - Feb 27,19 
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A few years ago,I did injection molding for the plastic parts for Weber.There parts are made of higher quality materials,well thought design.There steel parts are of a larger gage thickness.There coating's are thicker.
Depending on model,you do not have to search for the Sweet Spot on the grill.
With the thicker coating's and design found cleaning much easier than other brands.
Yes-Weber is a good bang for the buck-

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Post Posted: 06:41pm - Mar 1,19 
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Take a look at a Broilmaster infra red grill. Best purchase I ever made. Weber was a close second but the Broilmaster was the best in class. R3 burners get up to 1600 degrees at the surface giving you unmatched searing ability. Aluminum body is lifetime guaranteed and of course no rust. It's higher than your average grill at about 1200 bucks but it will last forever and cooks amazing.

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Post Posted: 02:06pm - Mar 5,19 
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Weber Genesis. Best one I've owned. I also break out the kettle when necessary but as others have said can't beat GAS for convenience.

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Post Posted: 02:53pm - Mar 18,19 
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Been checking out different grills and have been very intrigued by these griddle grills. Basically a flat top grill for the yard. Anyone every use these? Pros? Cons?

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Post Posted: 04:35pm - Mar 18,19 
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my brother has one but he has a travel trailer. it's good for breakfast,but you could just use a griddle on a gas grill for that

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Post Posted: 02:51pm - Mar 19,19 
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I own 2 DCS grills one gas and one propane. Love em. Have had everything from weber to Viking. DCS is a solid buy. I owned two Weber’s in my like. Both Genesis. They served me well but eventually had to be replaced.


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Post Posted: 03:02pm - Mar 19,19 
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Weber Genesis all the way

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Post Posted: 06:29pm - Mar 19,19 
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DCS long run, Webers will go 12-15 years and then you must pay for replacement parts but the peak running time is 8-10 years for even heat.

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