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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 01:30 am
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scottran
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Well, after spending almost $450 on a gas grill a little more than a year ago, the burner rotted out.  My luck is its out of warranty by a few months.  A new burner costs $70!  Screw that!  So I went shopping for a new grill today.  Found this really cool charcoal grill.  No more burners to rust out. 



Bottom ash tray pulls out to remove ashes easily. Also has cast iron cooking grates.



Even has a bottle opener!



A local guy makes hardwood charcoal so I got a bag from him. Way better flavor than briquettes, burns hotter and, less ash.



Got a nice glow going on in the center.  Getting time to spread it out. If you notice the pan the charcoal is in, is sitting high in the grill.

 

The charcoal pan is adjustable so you can raise or lower it to control the temp.  There is a crank handle in the front to adjust it.  Pan is lowered in this pic.



Has plenty of vents to control airflow and is ready to have a rotisserie installed.



If you need to add more charcoal, the front door can be opened to add more fuel while cooking.



Finally got some shrimp and veggie kabobs grillin away.



The wife made a panco-parmesean crusted tilapia dish to go with the kabobs.



Hope you find this informative.  I didnt know charcoal grills came along like this compared to the old round ones we had when I was a kid.  If you buy a gas grill, be sure to check and see what its going to cost to replace burners and such, so you dont get hosed like I did. 

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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 03:01 am
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Oh your killin me!

Awesome Grill and that Dinner looks amazing

Thanks for sharing

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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 12:29 pm
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Very cool Scotty...and that little meal looked "yummy"ThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 01:10 pm
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Cool beans! I have both grills and use my charcoal 10 times more often as my gas grill. Better flavor IMHO. Enjoy! ;)

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The way that grill is set up, it would be perfect for roasting a turkey. And I can see some beer can chicken in it's future.yourock.gif

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Thanks guys.  I know Hank Hill would disagree (taste the meat, not the heat) but, I think food tastes better cooked over charcoal AS LONG AS you dont use starting fluid to get the charcoal lit. 

Turkeys, I deep fry them.  Its so much faster and the meat is sooo juicy.  Everyone looks forward my my fried turkey at Thanksgiving. 

I have never had beer can chicken.  Will have to find a recipie for that one. 

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Sometimes, I pour used frying oil over the charcoal, let it dry a little bit and then start the fire. Some of the oil's flavor and aroma transfers to cooking. I never used fluid starters. mistake.gif

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 03:03 am
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Cool, Scot. What's the brand of that cooker? Can't quite make it out in the first pic.
- Ray

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 03:17 am
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sooner76 wrote: Cool, Scot. What's the brand of that cooker? Can't quite make it out in the first pic.
- Ray

Ray, its a Perfect Flame.  Got it at Lowes.

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