My little char-broil gas grill finally sputtered it's last breath a few weeks back and so the quest began. What should I get for a replacement? Did I want charcoal or gas?
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Lately I've been broadening my culinary skills and the thought of cooking low and slow really appealed to me so I decided charcoal was the way I wanted to go. This way I could cook indirect and smoke. The next decision was which brand.
The brand was pretty easily deducted due to price and options. Cast Iron grates, side smoker compatible, rotisserie compatible and solid construction. Char-griller has a devoted following for these seemingly simple things. I am now one of them.
The question of which model was a bit tougher. I live in a duplex with a small patio (probably 6 x 12) and there are only two of us so I really didn't want or need a Huge grill taking up prime real estate and using too much fuel. I looked very seriously at the smokin' Pro but couldn't pull the trigger because it was just too big. Then there was the shipping charge! So I slept on it.
As luck would have it fate made my mind up for me. I walked into the local Stop and shop a couple weeks ago and there it was! The wrangler on sale for 99 bucks! Not 129 plus 89.99 for shipping! So I got it home and put it together while watching TV. With a power ratchet it only takes 30 minutes and the directions are self explanatory. I have the side fire box on order from the manufacturer.
So far I've cooked St. Louis ribs, brats and pork tenderloin on it. The grill is easy to keep at 225, just put 5 or 6 white hot coals in there and it will keep temperature for an hour or more. I just add 2 or 3 coals every hour or so along with a little wood. The adjustable coal height works great and the grill is very easy to clean.
The bottom line is, do not hesitate to buy this grill!
Amount Paid (US$): 99.00