Grill/smoker discussion...

geeblock Member
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Thu, Nov 5, 2020 10:44 AM
posted by justincredible

I'm cooking for two people.

I get it and I usually do too and I got an 820 but then instantly regretted it when I wanted to cook a brisket and pork shoulder at the same time for a tailgate and had to stuff them in there. Just a thought. 


Spock Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 5, 2020 10:48 AM

Just bought a Recteq.  

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 31 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 10:52 AM

I got a Blackstone flattop 36” Pro Series over the summer and I love it. My wife might enjoy cooking on it even more then I do. She loves to make fried rice on it. It’s really easy to clean and take care of once you got a nice seasoning on it. 


Next summer I’ll probably look for a Grilla Grill to add to the patio. Then the patio will be complete.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, Nov 5, 2020 11:04 AM
posted by sportchampps

I got a Blackstone flattop 36” Pro Series over the summer and I love it. My wife might enjoy cooking on it even more then I do. She loves to make fried rice on it. It’s really easy to clean and take care of once you got a nice seasoning on it. 


Those things look really cool. Do you have a normal grill to or have you switched to mostly using that instead? I want to buy a new smoker too, but I'm a cheapskate so I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 11:19 AM
posted by geeblock

I get it and I usually do too and I got an 820 but then instantly regretted it when I wanted to cook a brisket and pork shoulder at the same time for a tailgate and had to stuff them in there. Just a thought. 


I started this thread over a year ago and just pulled the trigger. Lots of thought was put into this purchase.

sportchampps Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 5, 2020 1:32 PM
posted by iclfan2

Those things look really cool. Do you have a normal grill to or have you switched to mostly using that instead? I want to buy a new smoker too, but I'm a cheapskate so I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

I have a small normal grill but I really only use it for steaks. Everything else including burgers I prefer on the flat top. I’ve seen some really good deals on them posted for Black Friday / Early Black Friday deals. I recommend getting one that has had a hardtop or buying a hardtop and also getting a cover. 


I have the 36” but if your only cooking for a couple people the one below is a great deal. Has a top so you would just need a small cover for it.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14453252-walmart-black-friday-blackstone-22-adventure-ready-griddle-w-hood-stand-99

TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
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Fri, Nov 6, 2020 8:12 AM
posted by Spock

Just bought a Recteq.  

Good choice!  What did you get?

I have added the Recteq Bullseye to go with my Recteq RT-700 Bull smoker.  those sit next to my 36" Blackstone.  I may have a problem.  

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, Nov 6, 2020 8:40 AM
posted by TedSheckler

Good choice!  What did you get?

I have added the Recteq Bullseye to go with my Recteq RT-700 Bull smoker.  those sit next to my 36" Blackstone.  I may have a problem.  

Never heard of the bullseye, that looks awesome. Does it smoke well too or do you mainly use it for grilling? The price seems really good.

TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
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Fri, Nov 6, 2020 11:59 AM
posted by iclfan2

Never heard of the bullseye, that looks awesome. Does it smoke well too or do you mainly use it for grilling? The price seems really good.

You can go low and slow on it as well as hot and fast.  I haven't done a brisket or anything on it because I have a smoker, but you can go 225° on it and I have got it up to 800°.  It has a 15lb hopper vs. 40lb. hopper on my smoker.

TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
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Fri, Nov 6, 2020 12:01 PM

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 1:05 PM

Just did my first smoke on the new Chimp, a batch of dry rubbed wings for lunch. Hickory pellets. Quite tasty.

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 14 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 1:23 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm cooking for two people.

Dewine is very proud of you  


kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 14 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 1:25 PM

I have a traegar pro 34.  It’s fine. I wouldn’t say I love it. But it works. Does the job. Easy enough to use. 

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