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Old 12th October 2017, 5:34 PM   #226
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Thanks lads that is a good start.

All set to season next weekend and will start off with some simple cooks. So excited, glad I spent the money on a good thermometer up front as well I think that will make life a lot easier, especially since i wont have to open the smoker.

All great tips
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Old 12th October 2017, 9:27 PM   #227
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What's the thought on a proq frontier vs a Weber kettle premium buying new? I figure I'm gonna get something decent to last.
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Old 13th October 2017, 9:39 AM   #228
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What's the thought on a proq frontier vs a Weber kettle premium buying new? I figure I'm gonna get something decent to last.
I don't have any experience with the proq, but Weber kettle is literally a lifelong investment. The fact they have a 10 year warranty alone says it all.

I personally don't think the special ash catcher is worth the extra price, you should be able to get the base model for around $350.00 if you can still find it.

You can use a weber for virtually anything, grilling, roasting, smoking, low and slow, spit roasts etc.

I have looked at bullet smokers myself a few times, but could never see the need for one over my weber.
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I have looked at bullet smokers myself a few times, but could never see the need for one over my weber.
I've used webers and also cheap bullets before, so I'm aware of what they do.

It's more a matter of which one to a put money into...I'd love to buy a ceramic kamado, but the budget doesn't stretch that far yet.
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I've used webers and also cheap bullets before, so I'm aware of what they do.

It's more a matter of which one to a put money into...I'd love to buy a ceramic kamado, but the budget doesn't stretch that far yet.
Do you prefer bullet smokers, or Kettles?

Weber also make a bullet smoker, the Smokey Mountain.

There's also a cheaper version of the Kamodo for around $600, though i'm unsure of build quality.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/char-gri...ooker_p3180332
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There's also a cheaper version of the Kamodo for around $600, though i'm unsure of build quality.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/char-gri...ooker_p3180332
Yeah BBQGalore has the dragon kamado, which is the same thing but $400.

TBH, $400 for a knockoff metal kamado or $350-$450 for a brand new weber kettle? Weber every time I think.
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Yeah BBQGalore has the dragon kamado, which is the same thing but $400.

TBH, $400 for a knockoff metal kamado or $350-$450 for a brand new weber kettle? Weber every time I think.
Yep.

Could always grab a s/h Weber from gumtree, and keep saving/convincing yourself you need a big green egg in the future?
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There's also a cheaper version of the Kamodo for around $600, though i'm unsure of build quality.
Don't bother with them, especially the metal ones.
I've got a Kamado and love it (paid $700ish) but it's as close to a BigGreenEgg as it gets in terms of what mine is.

Weber kettle everytime if you're going for bbq, I like the insulation more in the case of the BGE design but I'm sure the Smokey Mountain would do a similar job.
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Old 16th October 2017, 2:21 PM   #234
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Been waiting a while to post this. A while back i decided on an upgrade from my Weber.. found a local tradesman / boilermaker that had made a few smokers. Last year he had shown off his smokers at the local Brewery on their Anniversary event.


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Got to customize a few things along the way as well. Most of the smoker is made from 6.35mm steel.


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This is before seasoning, just took delivery at the time of the pics. Added 3x tuning plates.


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Cant wait to hook in and use this baby.
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Cant wait to hook in and use this baby.
Seems those img links are busted (or might just be me).
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Seems those img links are busted (or might just be me).
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