Monster Grill but....

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by budking, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. budking

    budking Newbie

    So my buddy was talking about getting one of these today...
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...+2080+10401025

    He'd like to use it for everything, grilling, rotisserie AND Smoking. I have never used a traditional grill for smoking and wanted to get some feedback on it. I did tell him that if he's wanting to drop that much on a grill, might as well get a GOSM also, as long as he's pounding on his wallet. Any and all insight is appreciated!!
     
  2. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You can achieve some smoke with a smoke daddy or a smoke box. I don't think as far as smoking they can achieve the same result. The reason I say this is because of the ventilation.
     
  3. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is correct. When I first got into real BBQ instead on grilling. I tried to do it on my gas grill too. It didn't work very well at all. I would suggest a cheaper gas grill and take the difference and buy a Brinkman or something else to smoke on.
     
  4. bright scouter

    bright scouter Fire Starter

    I actually was considering one of those and ended up going with a GOSM after talking to everyone on here. I have an older Weber gas grill that I can't get to produce good smoke without the temps going too high. This new model fixes that problem by putting in a separate smoke burner. So, I believe you could get the smoke, but, as someone else said, I don't believe the ventilation would be right for it to work very well.
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Because of the design, it's hard to compare smoking on it and smoking on a designed smoker. It can be done, just not the same end results. I'd put my $$$ on a dedicated smoker, and a dedicated grill.
     
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    BudKing,
    I came across this setup for using a gas grill to smoke. Haven't tried it myself. Personally, I don't see the need to smoke meat on anything other than the real deal, but here it is for anyone interested. Pass it along to your buddy.

    http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_tech...ill_setup.html

    I agree with the other posts here, I would advise him to buy a cheaper grill and spend the difference on a true smoker.
     
  7. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To be honest, that's not a very big grill, especially considering it costs 6 times what my stainless 4 burner with rotiserie burner and side burner costed 2 years ago (mine has brass burners, BTW). I'd suggest to him that he not drop so much in one place, maybe look around a bit more. There are some great grills to be had in the $400-$700 range, BIG grills. Then if he goes after a dedicated smoker, I think he'd be very much pleased with the results of the Bbq it can turn out. GOSMs are great, getting tougher to find though, and no factory warranty any more...if you see one and are seriously considering a nice gasser, go for it! But, get the biggest you can, the big blocks are history (I think), but the 20" wide can still be had.

    Good luck!

    Eric
     

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