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Old 05-29-2017, 09:59 AM
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I'm going to purchase the fold away grill and see how it works. now to look up some ka-bob recipes.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:21 AM
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I'm going to purchase the fold away grill and see how it works. now to look up some ka-bob recipes.
I showed it to my wife and got the "Uhhh... NO." response. We then spent the rest of the afternoon looking at pellet grills and the other options available at the local stores. I still want to go out to a dedicated store we have here that deals in better-quality stuff before I spend any money.

Our old grill was purchased on a whim, as we had 30+ guests scheduled to show up for a kid's party and our old unit shit the bed about 3 hours before folks started to arrive. I splurged on what I thought should've been a good unit but it never did work right, particularly for the cost. Even with really good maintenance and cleaning the thing is a worthless hulk in the backyard now. The outside looks phenomenal, almost new except a bit of sun fading, but the inside is a pile of rust and disappointment.
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checked the reviews on the grill, and there were too many negative ones. chemical smell, distortion, flimsy, etc. going to check other options. might decide to weld one up.

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Old 05-29-2017, 09:42 PM
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checked the reviews on the grill, and there were too many negative ones. chemical smell, distortion, flimsy, etc. going to check other options. might decide to weld one up.
At that price I'd figure "flimsy" would be a given.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:22 AM
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Just get a standard Weber kettle grill.

They work great, better than expected capacity (I regularly do 20some lb turkeys on my 22" one) and they're surprisingly durable- I've had the same one for almost 20 years. It sits next to a "stainless" (everything inside is not stainless even though they used Fisher and Paykel parts) Charbroil propane grill that is <10y/o, the propane grill is almost completely fallen apart and needs to be replaced, the Weber looks almost like it did when it was new, I even still have the original grates in it (I did at some point drill a hole in the lid and add a thermometer).

You're not going to build a better charcoal/wood grill for less.

OTOH, I haven't figured out how to get a good propane grill without spending big $$$, i've more than once thought about building one out of some 1/8-1/4" steel plate just to get something that won't be falling apart in 5 years (I saw the first hole in mine at 3 years).
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:28 AM
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Oh, FWIW, very few people cook on actual wood.

They usually either cook on charcoal and add a few small chunks of wood (lots of similar ways to do that including the basket full of wood chips that just get warm and don't burn) to add some smoke flavor or they start a wood fire and let it burn down to coals before they cook on them.

Using actual wood to directly cook the food produces too much smoke and soot which would cover your food in most grills and make the food almost inedible. Doing this kind of thing in a smoker setup is totally different.
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Smokin Dodges propane tank smoker. He definitely could give cookin lessons over wood!
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what's that stuff your stir frying? that looks great. will check out the weber grills. but looking at your pics I might just make something so that I can use it for stir frying outdoors also. Thanks for the pics.
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at least he's resourceful. very entertaining. wouldn't want him as a neighbor though.
He has other hilarious videos, like getting busted for DUI on a riding mower towing 10 shopping carts full of beer or a man lift platform.
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