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Best smoker/Charcoal combo grill

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NewGlide

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I have a Weber kettle charcoal grill now and love it. I grill on it several nights a week. I do all of my smoking on the kettle. If I am pushed for time I use the Weber gas.
Only problem I have with the kettle is the size. I need something bigger and I am already at the biggest Weber kettle I can get. Who makes a grill as good as th
 

tiewunon

Active Member
Seeing how you like the Weber kettles and if you have deep pockets take a look at their 37.5" Ranch Kettle.
A more sensible buy though would just pickup a Weber Smokey Mountain vertical smoker and call it a day. Use present kettle for grilling and backup smoker.
Napoleon makes a smoker like the WSM with some difft features.
Thinking outside the box have you looked at a ceramic kamado. I have seen Vision Kamados for $500.
 

Span

New Member
This is seemingly an old thread, but I'll add my two cents.


Traeger makes a few nice ones. Great customer service. A lot of people complain about smoke flavor but you can just leave it on the smoke setting longer or get an amazing smoke tube. I like them but make sure you can get pellets locally. Pellet grills are great when you work a lot of over time. Rain is a concern but just put a large plastic bag over the pellet hopper. Make sure you don't cover the fan up. It is on the bottom of the pellet hopper. There are times I use it a lot and times I prefer a wsm. The wsm when I have time and the Traeger when I am busy. The Traeger is under rated imo. Probably because people don't learn how to use them to get the results they want. There is a slight learning curve but it's as simple as just leave it on the smoke setting longer or use an amazing smoke tube.

I guess it depends on price range but the Traeger is a good all around grill and smoker. I like kettles too but to smoke with them takes some planning to get the longest burn you can without refueling. It is a good starter grill that can be used as a smoker.

Does he have the time to manage a fire? Is he busy with work a lot? It just depends on his needs.

Traeger for as close to set it and forget it as you can get.

Kettle grill if he has a lot of free time.

Kamado like this https://bestoutdooritems.com/best-smoker-grill-combo/ if he can wait for it to warm up but can over shoot temps easily if not careful and it takes a long time for them to come down if you over shoot the temps.

I prefer my Traeger right now because of overtime but my weber go anywhere has gotten a lot of use lately to conserve fuel and I have to come up with meals and deserts that can be done while camping out of a tent. Kind of my New toy. It just depends what you want to do.

Does he grill more or smoke more? Traeger can grill a burger but probably not going to get a sear on a steak.

UDS well they work good and you can probably make a fire basket you can raise up for grilling. They are called ugly for a reason but if you put time into it you can have a pretty one. Not a huge fan myself but mine was built on he cheap and built to be truly ugly as sin. My wife does not care for it.

I guess buy one of every one.

Ask him what he wants to cook and what is most important for him to be able to do. Make sure you can fit a Turkey. Thanksgiving smoked turkey is delicious.

There are many interesting videos on YouTube on this topic.
 

necaisjackie

New Member
Hello.

I've been Grilling on a Weber Genesis (Nat Gas) and Smoking in a Bradley Electric for +/- 12 Years, and Im now getting to Upgrade with the addition of a Pool - So, we are going to build in a Brick Bar with Grill, Fridge, etc...

My Quesion is what is the best way to go? I grill weekly and I smoke Monthly/Bi-Monthly, and 2 Friends of mine swear by the Traeger. I really want to go with a Combo Smoker/Grill and Im concerend that its a "Better Smoker" than a grill (from reviews), will I be dissapointed if the Traeger is my main Grill?

Secondly, are there other options I should consider for the combo Smoker/Grill?

Thanks for your Help!
 

necaisjackie

New Member
Hello.

I've been Grilling on a Weber Genesis (Nat Gas) and Smoking in a Bradley Electric for +/- 12 Years, and Im now getting to Upgrade with the addition of a Pool - So, we are going to build in a Brick Bar with Grill, Fridge, etc...

My Quesion is what is the best way to go? I grill weekly and I smoke Monthly/Bi-Monthly, and 2 Friends of mine swear by the Traeger. I really want to go with a Combo Smoker/Grill and Im concerend that its a "Better Smoker" than a grill (from reviews), will I be dissapointed if the Traeger is my main Grill?

Secondly, are there other options I should consider for the combo Smoker/Grill?
commercial pellet smoker
Thanks for your Help!
no response.
 
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bitpushr

Slow and Low
Staff member
I don't have any experience with combos, but in general my experience is that a product that tries to do everything doesn't do anything well.

That being said, the Traegers do seem to be highly recommended, so they seem like a good option if you want to go that way.
 

JoeBBQ

New Member
I am using a Cosmogrill Outdoor XL which offers you the Smoker Charcoal Combo Grill you are looking for and it is a lot bigger than the Weber Kettle Grill. I had to say that I bought it a few months back and I very happy with it, never tried this CosmoGrill brand before since, I always used Weber for charcoal bbqs and Campingaz for gas bbqs but, really surprise me for good. If you are interested to take a look I leave you below a link with a review of this barbecue so, you can inform yourself and see if its what you need to solve your problem.

https://bestbbq.net/cosmogrill/cosmogrill-bbq-outdoor-xl-smoker-charcoal-barbecue/
 

perog398

New Member
I am using a Cosmogrill Outdoor XL which offers you the Smoker Charcoal Combo Grill you are looking for and it is a lot bigger than the Weber Kettle Grill. I had to say that I bought it a few months back and I very happy with it, never tried this CosmoGrill brand before since, I always used Weber for charcoal bbqs and Campingaz for gas bbqs but, really surprise me for good. If you are interested to take a look at fume infinity I leave you below a link with a review of this barbecue so, you can inform yourself and see if its what you need to solve your problem.

https://bestbbq.net/cosmogrill/cosmogrill-bbq-outdoor-xl-smoker-charcoal-barbecue/
thank you for your suggestion
 

Tysonk

New Member
Best Charcoal Grill Smoker Combo: PK Grills Original Outdoor Charcoal Portable Grill And Smoker. Best Pellet Smoker Grill Combo: Cuisinart CPG-4000 Wood BBQ Grill & Smoker.
 

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