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  1. ragiya

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    I have had MB electric smoker the past few years they recently died. I was debating on replacing with a propane smoker but I am low on space at our new house and would prefer an all in one grill and smoker. I would like to stay under $1000. I am open to any suggestions! Thank you.
     
  2. vincent355

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    interesting first post! I am not sure about propane grill/smoker, but you can smoke on a propane webber or grill by lighting one burner and cooking indirectly and using a box with woodchips on the burner or wood chips in tinfoil with some holes.
     
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    I echo what @vincent355 said. I'd add that Rob Rainford - Canadian chef - had a TV show, License to Grill and he used the tin foil "trick" regularly. I think you can find old shows on YouTube. I'd check those out for ideas. I have done the chips / foil / gasser rock myself on several occasions. It's good for lightly infusing smoky flavor into food, but if you want more substantial smoke incorporation, then a dedicated smoker is better.

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    I've been firing up the old crusty weber more this summer. I usually throw lots of food on on once I fire it up. Leftovers aren't quite as good as fresh off the grill but close.

    Did a nice pork loin roast with pesto crusted, was amazing.

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    Then did a bunch of meat a few weeks ago. Red hots. Chicken in Chiavattas marinade (a buffalo ny specialty) and a nice porterhouse I pulled out of the freezer....

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    And obligatory grill assistant and taste tester little Leon.

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    I too faced the need to get a grill and a smoker at the same time when I moved back to the USA in 2020 and found myself without any outdoor cooking devices...

    I saw the combo's and did some research, only to find that for one reason or another they all sucked or had issues.

    I didn't want to spend a ton, so I steered away from the underwhelming combo units I saw on the market and went with:

    - A traditional gas/propane BBQ/Grill (I wanted a weber, but they got spendy, so went with a charbroil for $350 with a side burner)

    - A pellet smoker (I got a camp chef for $350 and love it)

    I'm a lazy cook, and in particular don't have to the time to spend "getting the fire ready" before I launch food into the grill/smoker/oven, and thus a gas grill and a pellet smoker work for me (same reason I got a gas pizza oven rather than a wood-fired one)

    The Charbroil for $350 + Camp Chef smoker for $350 + a 4' stainless cook prep table for $100 + the camp chef "sidekick" high powered burner/griddle for $200 + an Ooni pizza oven for $500

    = $1500 outdoor kitchen with a BBQ/Grill, Smoker, Griddle, 2-outdoor burners, a 900F pizza oven and a good-size worksurface.


    I use it a lot and I am very happy with the set-up. Hosted 12 family and friends for July 4th week and the menu ranged from smash burgers, to grilled ribeyes, to grilled fish, to pizza night, to smoked pork shoulder and griddle cooked breakfasts of pancakes and bacon or sweet potato and chorizo hash with fried eggs (I added another large griddle that sits on the Charbroil grate to increase my griddle surfaces for $50). All cooked at this work station.

    It ain't F-chat-approved spendy, but for $1500 all in, its a pretty awesome outdoor cooking station (and I'm proud to live among and aspire to be a redneck, so low-end stuff suits me nowadays)...

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    thank you so much for your suggestion
     
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    Some sweat grilling going on here!!!
    Thanks for sharing guys and making me SUPER hangry!!!! ;)
     
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    Yum. Looks great.
    Hanger steak is definitely a sleeper cut. Pommes frittes and a medium rare hangar steak and you can't go wrong!

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