I'm Matt. I currently don't own a kamado but I have the budget to buy one. The problem is making up my mind. I have narrowed it down to two choices : summit charcoal grill center or big joe 3. I Already own a kettle and a WSM.
I have been going back and forth for months and it's driving me nuts. I can only have one and it will have to last me many years.
Hope to find the info here to finally make up my mind.
I'm sure you guys get this question a lot from friends and family just like I do. I decided to do a video on it.
I was thinking through all the cookers I've have owned over the years and which ones would be the best for most folks cooking for friends and family who for whatever reason can only have 1 cooker.
If you can only have one, you need something that can grill and smoke so that ruled out some of my favorites right off the bat. In the end, I think most people would be happiest with kettles and kamados as their only cooker and here I go through my reasons for each one i think people would like best in mind-numbing...I mean "thorough"--detail. lol
This is just my opinion. Feel free to disagree. I probably overlooked something (and if I did, I'll mention it in a future video.) I don't really have any skin in the game. I just get this question a lot and it's important to me to help people find what they need.
Side note: I was worried since it was long, nobody would watch it but over 4,000 people watched it over night last night. I must have hit on something.
2, 10 pound Wagyu briskets, 2 racks of spares, 3 grills, lots of friends = great Saturday!
I've been wanting to do this comparison forever. I think the results are probably not all that surprising but it was a fun cook regardless.
I realized after I filmed all this that I'm a lot more serious in this one than usual. I think it's just a byproduct of being "in the zone" trying to knock all this out before folks arrived. I'll make some fart jokes in the next one or something to even things out.
I hope you guys like this one. My plan before Black Friday was to do a prime rib video and another video where I do a plug for some of my favorite bbq gadget companies. (Nobody pays me to do this so when I say "plug" I mean it just a personal recommendation...was thinking Christmas present ideas.) Well, I ran out of time so I ended up doing the prime rib and just talking about some of my favorite toys.
I'm very happy with how this Prime Rib turned out. My wife said it was the best one I've done...In fairness, I was running late messing with the camera so she was REALLY hungry when I got done, but I'll take it. I also think the "money shots" towards the end turned out pretty. I just wish my wife would have read my mind when I thought REALLY HARD (but said nothing) about asking her to grab some horseradish sauce. LOL.
I smoked a turkey using the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill.
I used the Amazing Ribs Ultimate Turkey recipe for the first time. I have never heard of it before. Not sure how I missed it, but this week I did it twice and both times it turned out really good.
If you guys get a chance, I highly recommend giving it a shot.
I'm turkey-ed out now. Probably going to order a pizza for Thanksgiving. lol.