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2022-07-03 12:41:27 PM  
Can ford to eat et Mickeys so I grill da roadkill. Taste better anyways and it's 100% natchrol.
 
2022-07-03 3:34:57 PM  
My grill has a propane side and a charcoal side. If it's just my wife and I, I use propane. I even replaced all of the burners last year.  I've used the charcoal side once since we moved in Jan. 2020. But my wife has big plans for this summer.
 
2022-07-03 3:52:18 PM  

natazha: My grill has a propane side and a charcoal side. If it's just my wife and I, I use propane. I even replaced all of the burners last year.  I've used the charcoal side once since we moved in Jan. 2020. But my wife has big plans for this summer.


Mine is charcoal with propane ignition. I need to get a nice gas grill and have started shopping them. But need to run the gas line to the back patio first.
 
2022-07-03 4:28:23 PM  
"An estimated 70% of U.S. households now own at least one grill or smoker, according to consumer research from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)."

There really is a lobbying group for everything.
 
2022-07-03 4:41:27 PM  

BlazeTrailer: natazha: My grill has a propane side and a charcoal side. If it's just my wife and I, I use propane. I even replaced all of the burners last year.  I've used the charcoal side once since we moved in Jan. 2020. But my wife has big plans for this summer.

Mine is charcoal with propane ignition. I need to get a nice gas grill and have started shopping them. But need to run the gas line to the back patio first.


Our neighbors just got a Masterbuilt Gravity 800 grill/smoker/griddle combo.

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Despite a few personal quibbles, that thing is amazing for the price. That grill makes charcoal almost as easy as propane.
 
2022-07-03 4:42:47 PM  
I even grill with charcoal outside in the snow. One winter after lighting the charcoal, the fire department showed up. Can't be mad at the person who called, how could they know from a distance what was up?
 
2022-07-03 4:48:18 PM  
Once you go blackstone....
 
2022-07-03 4:55:11 PM  

iron_city_ap: Once you go blackstone....


You'll realize it's just a more cheaply made commercial-style flattop griddle, and you would have been better off buying something from the restaurant supply store?
 
2022-07-03 4:55:18 PM  
love my propane frankengrill. old cast body, new burner, cast iron grill, 2 inches of lava rocks. ill warm it up both sides then shut one side off. a few hickory pellets each time it gets opened gives plenty of smoky goodness. perfect for burgers, chikin, ribs, steaks and quicker cooking, perfect for two...
 
2022-07-03 5:20:13 PM  
In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?
 
2022-07-03 5:24:25 PM  
The headline and article don't agree. The headline says the grilling boom is expected to continue. The article says sales are down now and the majority of people bought grills in the past two years, so they won't be buying more.
 
2022-07-03 5:25:37 PM  

PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?


go back to pol tab. i'll even meet you over there.......
 
2022-07-03 5:26:10 PM  

PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?


By that measure all cooking contributes, which is true, but I think you'll run into trouble trying to ban all cooked food
 
2022-07-03 5:32:50 PM  
After getting having two $200 Lowes/HD units start going to crap after 2-3 years I threw in the towel on going cheap; heat shields and burners falling apart, and no faith in "universal" burners.
We dropped $1G on a Weber, our Valentine's Day gift to each other.
Four years later and it's still solid, no signs of rust on anything.
And if anything does go bad getting replacement parts from the manufacturer will be a snap.


I would like a smoker but we've cut way back on meat, vegetables on thing come out great.

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2022-07-03 5:38:44 PM  

PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?


While I hate to feed trolls, this is a freaking food tab.  Take your idiocy to the politics tab.
 
2022-07-03 5:39:55 PM  

luna1580: PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?

go back to pol tab. i'll even meet you over there.......


😉
 
2022-07-03 5:40:51 PM  

jake3988: PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?

While I hate to feed trolls, this is a freaking food tab.  Take your idiocy to the politics tab.


Just goofin' off, relax yourself.

All's well.
 
2022-07-03 5:42:30 PM  

PR Deltoid: luna1580: PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?

go back to pol tab. i'll even meet you over there.......

😉


Hey now, we can't keep it as Food Tab Best Tab if we FORGET the other tabs exist......

This statement may prove prophetic when tomorrow's MFTD rolls around....

😜🤣
 
2022-07-03 5:46:25 PM  
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2022-07-03 6:20:06 PM  
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2022-07-03 6:23:58 PM  

PR Deltoid: jake3988: PR Deltoid: In other news, smart people paid to do nothing predict the sun will rise in the East.

That said, why hasn't the rabid Greenazi movement come for grills?

Charcoal?  Propane? Wood? Natural gas?  All contribute to Climate Change (tm)

How long before we're told you can't buy one of these anymore?

While I hate to feed trolls, this is a freaking food tab.  Take your idiocy to the politics tab.

Just goofin' off, relax yourself.

All's well.


All's "well"?  This is a BBQ thread.  Be sensitive and don't go over medium-doneness at most.
 
2022-07-03 6:35:31 PM  

Odd Bird: After getting having two $200 Lowes/HD units start going to crap after 2-3 years I threw in the towel on going cheap; heat shields and burners falling apart, and no faith in "universal" burners.
We dropped $1G on a Weber, our Valentine's Day gift to each other.
Four years later and it's still solid, no signs of rust on anything.
And if anything does go bad getting replacement parts from the manufacturer will be a snap.


I would like a smoker but we've cut way back on meat, vegetables on thing come out great.

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I purchased myself a Weber Genesis 8 years ago when I bought my house.

During the pandemic I got this: https://www.traeger.com/pellet-grills/silverton/810
 
2022-07-03 6:37:49 PM  
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2022-07-03 6:38:04 PM  
Odd Bird: And if anything does go bad getting replacement parts from the manufacturer will be a snap.

We started out in the 1970s with a small Weber kettle: one that would sit on a picnic bench.  We moved up and finally progressed to a propane Genesis (two or three burners).  When grills rust out after several years, you can replace them easily.  When burners rust out, the same.

They are also insanely easy to clean.  And in Seattle you can grill all year.
 
2022-07-03 7:03:17 PM  
I had a buddy that worked as a bus boy at a high end steak house in High School, he used to say that summer was the slow time in the business because everybody was outside grilling rather than eating out.  I hadn't thought about it, but of course the pandemic caused more people to BBQ.

I'm just surprised that it caused so many people to buy grills.  I don't think I've ever been without one.  Even when I was a college student and/or an apartment dweller I had camping grills.  It's a cheap and easy way to cook food.

Seriously, we're up to 70% of Americans owning grills?  who are the other 30%?
 
2022-07-03 7:32:07 PM  

BlazeTrailer: natazha: My grill has a propane side and a charcoal side. If it's just my wife and I, I use propane. I even replaced all of the burners last year.  I've used the charcoal side once since we moved in Jan. 2020. But my wife has big plans for this summer.

Mine is charcoal with propane ignition. I need to get a nice gas grill and have started shopping them. But need to run the gas line to the back patio first.


Weber Performer?
 
2022-07-03 7:36:08 PM  

electricjebus: I had a buddy that worked as a bus boy at a high end steak house in High School, he used to say that summer was the slow time in the business because everybody was outside grilling rather than eating out.  I hadn't thought about it, but of course the pandemic caused more people to BBQ.

I'm just surprised that it caused so many people to buy grills.  I don't think I've ever been without one.  Even when I was a college student and/or an apartment dweller I had camping grills.  It's a cheap and easy way to cook food.

Seriously, we're up to 70% of Americans owning grills?  who are the other 30%?


Before the pandemic, I had a Weber kettle (26er) and a Napoleon propane grill. I also had some camping models (jumbo Joe and a q1200)

Now I have a Traeger, a Weber Smokey Mountain, two Kamado Joe Juniors, a Weber Summit charcoal, a Performer, and probably a couple I forgot to mention - plus the ones I had before the pandemic.

I count for at least a few households in these stats
 
2022-07-03 7:49:46 PM  
Heh, I made breakfast this morning on the grill. Lodge's cast iron griddle.
Made sausage, potato patty, and an omelet.

Thinking of making French toast tomorrow on the grill.
 
2022-07-03 8:08:22 PM  
Smoker, campfire or pit here.  I have quite a bit of charcoal but mostly use it in combination with cast iron cookware and the ground; either over a fire or in a pit.  Never did get good at grilling but sure can do low & slow.

/reverse sear in a cast iron skillet is about as good as I can pull off a steak
 
2022-07-03 11:01:05 PM  

inglixthemad: BlazeTrailer: natazha: My grill has a propane side and a charcoal side. If it's just my wife and I, I use propane. I even replaced all of the burners last year.  I've used the charcoal side once since we moved in Jan. 2020. But my wife has big plans for this summer.

Mine is charcoal with propane ignition. I need to get a nice gas grill and have started shopping them. But need to run the gas line to the back patio first.

Our neighbors just got a Masterbuilt Gravity 800 grill/smoker/griddle combo.

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Despite a few personal quibbles, that thing is amazing for the price. That grill makes charcoal almost as easy as propane.


I got a 560 for $350, and you're right that it's basically propane easy. I've also got an Akorn that I use for seafood, an Akorn Jr I use when camping, and a Blackstone 22 I also use at the camper.
 
2022-07-04 12:04:21 AM  

electricjebus: I had a buddy that worked as a bus boy at a high end steak house in High School, he used to say that summer was the slow time in the business because everybody was outside grilling rather than eating out.  I hadn't thought about it, but of course the pandemic caused more people to BBQ.

I'm just surprised that it caused so many people to buy grills.  I don't think I've ever been without one.  Even when I was a college student and/or an apartment dweller I had camping grills.  It's a cheap and easy way to cook food.

Seriously, we're up to 70% of Americans owning grills?  who are the other 30%?


Western states where they're not allowed to have flames outdoors for fear of setting an area the size of most NE states in fire?
 
2022-07-04 1:27:05 AM  

electricjebus: I had a buddy that worked as a bus boy at a high end steak house in High School, he used to say that summer was the slow time in the business because everybody was outside grilling rather than eating out.  I hadn't thought about it, but of course the pandemic caused more people to BBQ.

I'm just surprised that it caused so many people to buy grills.  I don't think I've ever been without one.  Even when I was a college student and/or an apartment dweller I had camping grills.  It's a cheap and easy way to cook food.

Seriously, we're up to 70% of Americans owning grills?  who are the other 30%?


Probably apartment dwellers. Even on a balcony, it's a fire hazard.
 
2022-07-04 1:29:14 AM  

SalmonberryPie: electricjebus: I had a buddy that worked as a bus boy at a high end steak house in High School, he used to say that summer was the slow time in the business because everybody was outside grilling rather than eating out.  I hadn't thought about it, but of course the pandemic caused more people to BBQ.

I'm just surprised that it caused so many people to buy grills.  I don't think I've ever been without one.  Even when I was a college student and/or an apartment dweller I had camping grills.  It's a cheap and easy way to cook food.

Seriously, we're up to 70% of Americans owning grills?  who are the other 30%?

Probably apartment dwellers. Even on a balcony, it's a fire hazard.


I just read the rest of your comment - grills for camping. Nevermind.
 
2022-07-04 6:15:24 AM  
Lump charcoal and charcoal chimney.
Pressed charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid introduce too many funky chemicals.
 
2022-07-04 6:40:05 AM  

Endive Wombat: Odd Bird: After getting having two $200 Lowes/HD units start going to crap after 2-3 years I threw in the towel on going cheap; heat shields and burners falling apart, and no faith in "universal" burners.
We dropped $1G on a Weber, our Valentine's Day gift to each other.
Four years later and it's still solid, no signs of rust on anything.
And if anything does go bad getting replacement parts from the manufacturer will be a snap.


I would like a smoker but we've cut way back on meat, vegetables on thing come out great.

[Fark user image 225x225]

I purchased myself a Weber Genesis 8 years ago when I bought my house.

During the pandemic I got this: https://www.traeger.com/pellet-grills/silverton/810


Webers are great grills, but they've been cheapened over the years. Burners, bars, etc are still flawless, but the stands will rust out. My last Genesis made it about ten years, and was still working fine, but was ready to fall over because the pressed steel frame rusted out.  My father has a Weber propane that's still in use after at least 25 years.

I did buy another Genesis two years ago, but only because I couldn't find a Napoleon anywhere to actually look at. Those at least have aluminum frames, which shouldn't rust.

I do like my Weber Kamado style grill / smoker. Very efficient on charcoal / wood use. 14 hours cooks while holding incredibly stable temps with ease. I can also open the vents wide open and get it up to 800* if I want. Half the price of the BGE.

Had a bit of a learning curve after coming from a couple of offsets, but got it down pat now.
 
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