Father’s of Reddit, what’s a good starter Grill? by QuestionGuy May 29, 2022, 3:21 am Father’s of Reddit, what’s a good starter Grill? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMefather'sgoodgrillQuestion and AnswerredditstarterWhats See more Previous article A chicken walks over to a duck standing on the side of the road. The duck is considering crossing to the other side. Next article People who had to fight their bullies, how did it go? (Serious) 23 Comments Leave a Reply The one you can afford! No point in going broke with something you’re going to learn on. Log in to Reply just get a cheap weber, throw some charcoal in there and go nuts, man. Log in to Reply The one your neighbor is getting rid of but still works fine. Note that you’ll probably use a propane grill more, just because there’s a lot less setup required, but wood > charcoal > propane if you’re looking for that outdoor smokey flavor. Log in to Reply Charcoal or Propane? And how much do you want to spend? Log in to Reply If you like charcoal it’s hard to beat the [OG Weber Kettle Grill](https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/charcoal-grills/original-kettle/) Propane is more convenient but charcoal tastes better imo. If you are going charcoal get a [chimney starter](https://www.weber.com/US/en/grill-skills/mastering-smoke/smoker-setup/using-a-chimney-starter/weber-34478.html) and you’ll never need to use starter fluid or buy charcoal briquettes that are impregnated with starter fluid (i.e. the Kingsford “easy light” charcoal.) You don’t need petrochemicals to light your charcoal! Log in to Reply Father here. I dunno, you should probably be asking a dentist. Log in to Reply Char-Griller. I’ve had mine for 12 years, it’s still great. Every couple years I sand down the wood & restain it. And sand down the barrel & repaint it. Makes it look like new. Log in to Reply Propane will be the quickest on the daily if you’re aiming to grill a lot. If you’ve got time tho charcoal is always smash. Log in to Reply I just recently went with a Z-Grill pellet grill. Wasn’t to expensive and smoking things is fun, even if I don’t get to do it often. r/pelletgrills will sway you and help teach you Log in to Reply I still think the good old classic Weber One-Touch kettle charcoal grill is about as good as it gets. I actually used to do local competitive BBQ cooking and did well just using this simple grill (which can also be used as a smoker easily). Charcoal becomes much less of a pain in the ass to deal with when you learn to use a chimney starter. Just use some decent lump charcoal instead of pre-soaked briquettes. Regular non-soaked briquettes aren’t terrible, but lump is ideal. Log in to Reply Depends on your intentions and budget. Weber makes excellent grills. Their entry levels are very good and competitively priced. ($400 and up)Propane is easy to get comfortable with. They also make an charcoal smokey ($50) but charcoal takes the most effort and can be temperamental Trager smokers are pellet grills, burn wood pellets, you can grill or smoke on them. They are a little bit more work than propane but more versatile ($500 ish) Log in to Reply If you live near Charlotte I have one for ya. Needs a new switch for the lighter, but you can just use a long lighter like I’ve been doing. Redoing my back yard and probably getting a new one once it’s done. Log in to Reply Traeger. Makes smoking extremely simple and combining with a cast iron skillet will make steaks and sears taste perfect. Log in to Reply [deleted] Log in to Reply Not a father but propain Log in to Reply With Memorial Day this weekend and Father’s Day coming up I want to know, what’s a good starter grill to purchase? Lmk below! Log in to Reply Can’t go wrong with a classic Weber kettle grill. Log in to Reply Depends what you’re grilling. If you’re just looking for something to cook outside on a nice, tall, propane bbq or a short one if you have a table for it, is a great way to start out. Propane doesn’t lay a smoke flavour on things, but it does a solid job of providing a high heat source to grill on. If you’re looking for a smoker, I’d suggest a two-barrel one. The lower barrel can be controlled for the perfect amount of smoke to lay on your meat and the top one is usually large enough for any cut of meat you want. Log in to Reply Any. It’s all preference. The following is all MY opinion and to be taken with a grain of salt and your own needs in mind. Propane is quick and easy. Charcoal takes a bit more prep but tastes better. Wood is supreme but can take even longer and be more expensive (unless it’s readily available in your situation.) Physical style, I like the barrel style. Heat source can be direct or indirect and can be mixed up for all types of food at once. Also perfectly reasonable for smoking. The circular basic ones have their place too. Quick smoke is doable, best for direct heat. Less charcoal or wood and indirect slow cooking is possible. Smokers…. That’s a whole different specialty. My favorite is a barrel style one I got from Home Depot with a smoke box attachment. 32” of cooking area and two levels. Cost $120. Can do multiple things at once when you get heat and timing down. Just today got potatoes near the heat early. Some beets on a bit after. Seared steaks, threw a little smoke on and moved to the “cooler” side while veggies were cooking. Also, if you go charcoal look into the chimney things. Nice to cut out the starter fluid taste with a minimal amount of paper to get everything going. Log in to Reply If you’ve got the time, a classic weber kettle. It’s a charcoal BBQ. You’ll need a chimney and the charcoal, and maybe some starter. If you’ve got a little time, any old gas grill will do, I guess. If you got really young ones, get an air fryer. Log in to Reply I’m a traditionalist, so I prefer charcoal. It’s more of a pain – you have to start the charcoal – but it’s the only way to get what I would all “true grilled flavor” as it gives a higher and drier heat than propane does. You can also use it to smoke foods and it works well for indirect heat. And you can easily add wood to get smoky flavor. Propane is more popular and easier, but I’ve eaten a lot of grilled food and nothing comes close to charcoal. The traditional Weber kettle is also quite a bit cheaper than gas grills. Log in to Reply weber for flavor. something cheap like charbroil for propane. start small, learn the technique, then upgrade later. Log in to Reply You know that women grill too, right? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.