Newbie Grill Advice

Any type of high heat grill.

Moderator: TBBQF Deputies

User avatar
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:31 pm

Newbie Grill Advice

Postby Adgolelin » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:41 am

I'm just getting into grilling, and I'm looking for a new charcoal grill. I read a lot of Weber Grills Reviews, but I wanted to get a second opinion. I'm thinking of going with the classic Weber kettle...Thanks for your advice.
User avatar
Posts: 16981
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Location: Montgomery, Texas

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:46 pm

They don't even make my favorite Charcoal Pit any longer but when I do replace it I'm going with the large size Old Smoky. Then it will be it and the Pit Boss 340 Pellet Pooper. Good Luck :tup: :salut:
I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death. William Barret Travis - Lt. Col. comdt "The Alamo"
Posts: 401
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:15 am

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby GTR » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:38 pm

Don’t own a Weber myself but my BIL has been cranking out some real good food on his for nearly 30 years. Very versatile units. And really the only complaints I’ve ever heard anyone say was wished they had bought bigger. I would love to have one of their “ranch hand ?” units. Just can’t bring myself to part with the cash.
"The days I keep my expectations low and my gratitude high, I have really good days."
Ray Wylie Hubbard
User avatar
Posts: 2398
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Cypress TX.

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby GRailsback » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:39 pm

I have a mini kettle at the lake house and love it. I suspect a full size one would serve you well.
User avatar
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 7317
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Location: Little Elm, TX

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby bsooner75 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:22 pm

I have two 22” Weber kettles and love them. Well made and there tons of accessories available for them but you can do most anything you want with a kettle and a couple of charcoal baskets.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
User avatar
Posts: 967
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:52 pm

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby bobcat1 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:36 pm

I got this one a few years ago at Home Depot and really like it. ... /205449949
User avatar
Scott P
Posts: 291
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:36 pm
Location: Porter, TX

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby Scott P » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:25 am

I've had a Weber grill since 2002. My 22" Silver charcoal grill lasted for 19 years until the handle finally rusted off. That thing went through at least an actual ton or more of charcoal. It was replaced by a 26" Gold kettle. That thing is a beast, but its weight tends to stress the welds on the leg mount and I had to warranty a bowl replacement after several years. Still, it holds a tone of food.

I would go with a 22" Weber Silver or Gold kettle as a first grill. They hold up ridiculously well, have a ton of accessories and are versatile enough to grill direct or indirect. Heck, you can even find them in different colors. The only drawback to them is a lack of a table or work surface. That is easily remedied with accessories. Back in the day, I could even disassemble my kettle and slip it in the trunk of my car for club meets and picnics. It's just an awesome grill.
Buddha Belly BBQ Team

18" WSM
22" WSM
26" Kettle
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:36 am
Location: E Tn

Re: Newbie Grill Advice

Postby mike243 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:29 am

I bought a Weber Performer with gas lighting, had since 2011, it will be the last cooker to leave my house.
PB AustinLX, Weber Performer, Weber E310 , 250g trailer pit , 36" cowboy grill, bunch of other ways to burn food.

Return to “Charcoal Grills, Gas Grills and Disc Cookers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests