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View Poll Results: Charcoal or Propane.
I'm a charcoal personality. 20 22.99%
I'm pro propane. 20 22.99%
Charcoal if I've got the time, propane if i'm a hurry. 47 54.02%
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:01 PM   #51
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I forgot the model but it's at least 3 years old. I bought it because it was on sale and came with a bunch of free accessories @ London Drugs at the time and also because when we have BBQs, it's usually a BBQ for 10+ people for a good portion of the afternoon and evening, not small weekend BBQs for small groups of friends. (Did that and it was failsauce.)
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Anybody have tips to keeping the cast iron grill clean, long lasting etc...

I find if I use harsh brushes it will mar up the grill and looks like it'll start to rust or something. Usually I just heat it up use a non-abrasive brush and then coat it in olive oil afterward.
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hm.. that makes sense since there isn't any charcoal..

how about the "twice a year cleaning"??

wouldn't it be more of a hassle to take apart the propane grill (spark plug, propane tube, etc) to clean?
ya maybe every 5-6 years you never have to clean that stuff. and the twice a year cleaning is more like a 1-2 yr cleaning and it depends on what falls underneath the grates
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If I do go propane, I'd probably buy those small non-refillable propane bottles that connect directly into the grill.

Coleman Propane Cylinder, 3-Pk at Canadian Tire goes for $14.67.



That's soooo cost ineffective. Get yourself a refillable tank with one of those adaptor hoses - It will pay for itself in no time. If space is an issue, you can get 5lb tanks instead of the regular 20lb size.
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sry for all the questions, but I only have till June 30th to get a grill. Afterwards, there will be the HST.
you still pay 12% tax combined even if you buy it now, so there's no difference buying it now or after HST takes effect.
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this thread is growing real fast

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BBQ season yo
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The hose you will need is a pol x qcc to adapt the bbq from the 1# tank to 20#
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im gonna get the smokey joe for picnics and park bbqs.

how do you dispose of charcoal in areas that dont have charcoal cans?
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It's definitely worth investing in the hose adapter that'll let you use the big propane tanks instead of those little, expensive, Coleman canisters.

I used to just buy those $50 grills at Costco, which only lasts a couple seasons, at the most. Usually the burner would warp and the heat spreader would completely rust through. Having bought a nice Weber charcoal for my parents' place. I figured they'd be a good choice for propane grilling on my apartment balcony.

I went and bought a Weber Q100, and I am impressed. It is a quality piece of grilling equipment. It's far more powerful at half power compared to the Costco special. It'll last a long time.
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im gonna get the smokey joe for picnics and park bbqs.

how do you dispose of charcoal in areas that dont have charcoal cans?
put it in a plastic bag and then into the garbage?

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seems like it's a pain in the ass to clean once every 1-2 year?
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It's definitely worth investing in the hose adapter that'll let you use the big propane tanks instead of those little, expensive, Coleman canisters.

I used to just buy those $50 grills at Costco, which only lasts a couple seasons, at the most. Usually the burner would warp and the heat spreader would completely rust through. Having bought a nice Weber charcoal for my parents' place. I figured they'd be a good choice for propane grilling on my apartment balcony.

I went and bought a Weber Q100, and I am impressed. It is a quality piece of grilling equipment. It's far more powerful at half power compared to the Costco special. It'll last a long time.

did you get the weber charcoal smokey joe for your parents?

If so, how does it compare with the Q 100 in terms of the following:

- time it takes to cook a basic beef patty

- easiness of maintaining and cleaning

- portability

- durability


btw, how much did you pay for the Q 100?
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I believe it's the One-Touch 22" that I bought for my parents. It's hard to compare against the Q100, since one is propane and the other is charcoal. The One-touch charcoal grill can definitely get much hotter than the Q100. It's also a far bigger grill, so it's more suitable for parties. Cleaning is pretty easy for the one-touch. The ash-catcher helps quite a bit.

For an quick and easy way of firing up the charcoal, I recommend getting a chimney starter of some sort like the Weber Chimney Starter. No lighter fluid required. Just fill it up with charcoal, jam some paper under it and light it. In a few minutes you can pour out your red, hot coals.


I do prefer the added flavor of charcoal, but the Q100 is perfect for regular, everyday grilling, especially if you live in an apartment, like I do. I probably use it 3-5 times a week. Cleaning is as easy as taking the bbq brush to the grill a few times. Grease drips into a removable tray.


Having gone through several BBQs, I am now part of the Weber cult. Their BBQs are great quailty, and get the job done nicely.


BTW, I paid $190 for the Weber. It wasn't on sale, but I needed a grill.





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If so, how does it compare with the Q 100 in terms of the following:

- time it takes to cook a basic beef patty

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- portability

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I bought a Weber Q300 last year and I absolutely love it. Best BBQ I have ever had (always used crappier lower end brands before).

Now I'm pretty much cooking whatever I can on it.
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so I've finally decided to go with the weber Q 100 for the following reasons:

- good reviews from RS
- a lot of you guys have it, hence if I ever have questions I can ask you ppl




I'm gonna order it online. It's going for $130 at amazaon.com and other sites.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WOTUCI/ref=asc_df_B000WOTUCI1142564?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-1146-100-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B000WOTUCI

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Decent price depending on shipping. I believe there was a price drop on the Q100, and you can get it for $160, locally.
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I use propane but love natural charcoal (not the bricks) I have never cleaned the rocks in my propane bbq so there is a good coating of charcoal on them to add the nice smoky flavor.
I also make wood chip packs from hickory apple wood cherry woods etc for slow cooking for ribs and such to add nice flavor as well.
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so I've finally decided to go with the weber Q 100 for the following reasons:

- good reviews from RS
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I'm gonna order it online. It's going for $130 at amazaon.com and other sites.

Amazon.com: Weber 386002 Q 100 Portable Gas Grill: Patio, Lawn & Garden


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wow $134 for that BBQ is insane

my family is all Weber, fuck buying cheapo BBQ's that burn out in a couple years, the Weber we have is like 5 years old now and it works just like the day we bought it

a buddy of mine went out and bought his dad a brand new Weber Genesis for his bday, gets up to 650 deg in under 5 minutes
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There are a lot of grills that are better value than a weber. You pay a lot for the "weber" name.

I wasn't impressed with my uncle's Weber. I found the heat not as even as I would have expected a weber to be. And I'm not a fan of the cast aluminum bodies of their lower end lines, and if I'd spend the money on their full stainless steel lines I'd rather step up to a Jackson Grill or a Lynx Grill. Not only do I think Jacksons are better than Webers, but they're built in Duncan BC to boot.
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I can sell you the versa 75 made by Jackons grills. I'm the distributor for them =)

I'm really happy with my Napoleon I just got it's a great bbq and top of the line but it's a whole lotta cash. The way I look at it is I may as well spend the cash now and it will last me for the rest of my life basically
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Taste the meat not the heat. Use propane.

The most important part of BBQ is the person manning it. We had an elcheapo $200 gill from Zellers for over 10 years and I made burgers, steaks, and smoked ribs and they all turned great. We now have a $500 Charbroil grill and it is better but not $300 better.


Also you don't need to turn of the propane when cooking. If I did that there would be no way I could cook 250 plus 1/4 burgers in 4 hours.
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There are a lot of grills that are better value than a weber. You pay a lot for the "weber" name.

I wasn't impressed with my uncle's Weber. I found the heat not as even as I would have expected a weber to be. And I'm not a fan of the cast aluminum bodies of their lower end lines, and if I'd spend the money on their full stainless steel lines I'd rather step up to a Jackson Grill or a Lynx Grill. Not only do I think Jacksons are better than Webers, but they're built in Duncan BC to boot.
Broil mate or broil king seems to be quite decent for the price.under 250 dollars on sale i believe. It cooks as well as a 900$ weber. Cleaning your grill and protecting it from outdoor weather when not using is as important as paying premium price for expensive stuff
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I can sell you the versa 75 made by Jackons grills. I'm the distributor for them =)

I'm really happy with my Napoleon I just got it's a great bbq and top of the line but it's a whole lotta cash. The way I look at it is I may as well spend the cash now and it will last me for the rest of my life basically
Yeah Napeoleon's Prestige series are nice. I just bought the Amana I pictured on the other page and I'm happy with it. It was pretty good value for the price, I specifically wanted heavy cast iron grates and the IR rotisserie burner, which not a lot of other grills in the price range ($700) had.
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came with SS grates, I'm going to get cast but just pisses me
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