I am considering abandoning my multiple-Weber-grills-plus-an-old-Hasty-Bake strategy for competitions (and home). I still like the old school feel to Webers and the artist in me enjoys the nuances of cooking with a kettle. Every cook is an unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
However, after lunch with my friend and fellow BBQ enthusiast, Harlan, and lamenting my poor showing at Silver Lake, I began thinking that life would be a lot easier, with one big grill, preferable a mobile unit. I do admit, one big portable pit would make my evening family barbecues an exercise in over kill, but over kill can be underrated.
Previously I posted my lust for a Weber Ranch Kettle. Heavy duty, stainless grates, a tremendous cooking surface. It still is number one on my chart, but I am trying to think this through with my head, not my heart. Here is a partial list of the grills that over the next several months, I will do my due diligence on:
My plan is to research these units and share my thoughts. Trying to find the balance between home use and competition use, common sense and “grill-rational thinking” and affordability and wretched excess…Tags: big green egg, The Grillery