Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
3 registered (brwsaw, Gary Vose Sr, Ian), 62 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13326 Members
11 Forums
22916 Topics
405113 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17789
pmbuko 16289
SirQuack 13339
CV 11234
MarkSJohnson 10936
Meanwhile On Facebook

Did you get your "Golden Email"? The great gift certificate email giveaway star...

Here's a helpful article for everyone looking at putting a new stereo or home th...

Interesting article about who's getting the money from streaming radio services...

Page 2 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#266899 - 07/22/09 04:52 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: bridgman]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
The BGE gets very high marks from most that own them. If the budget allows I would recommend one of them. For doing bbq on the cheap you could build a small uds using a 30 gal drum.

One other option would be to get a Weber grill and use indirect heat when cooking bbq. Something like the smokenator might be an option for ya Fred.
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#266935 - 07/23/09 04:47 AM Re: BBQ advice [Re: bridgman]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7118
Loc: Canada
 Quote:
The primary reason for the gas grill would be for cases where you want to cook outside without having to wait for coals etc...

Funny you should write that. I was reminded today that this was one of the reasons I was looking at gas bbqs. After running around all afternoon looking at bbqs, I really wanted a burger before heading off to work, but just didn't have the time to wait for coals to heat up.

That BGE looks cool, but at $600 CDN for the SmallGE, its waaay to rich for me.

I also looked at the gas grill I linked to in my first post and the Weber Q. I must say, I like the look of the Weber. It seems well designed and very compact.

Wid. Thanks for the link to the smokinator. That looks really cool. The Weber kettle its designed for is bigger than what I want on my balcony though.

Reading about smokers a little more, it seems like the Cobb is designed much like a smoker. It is meant to cook mostly by indirect heat and has a built in well for liquid. It is meant to run at a much higher temp than a smoker though.

So, how much smoke does a smoker generate. One thing I need to consider is that I am in an apartment. Neighbours, the landlord and local bylaw officers might not appreciate me generating enough smoke to simulate a small forest fire out on my balcony. \:o
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#266937 - 07/23/09 06:38 AM Re: BBQ advice [Re: fredk]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

It depends on the smoker as how much smoke it will make. Mine doesn't make all that much smoke and I burn all wood.


_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#266952 - 07/23/09 10:57 AM Re: BBQ advice [Re: fredk]
cb919 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Fred, for what it's worth, I got a Weber 8 years ago and it's still going strong on the original burners and igniter. Starts 1st 'click' everytime. I know they are expensive compared to other brands, but I think I've made up the difference over time by not having to replace a thing. I bought mine based on my brother's experience after he'd had his for over 6 years.

And while the BGE is great (with ham and a fork ) and I would love one - it would be an extra to the 'standard' BBQ, not a replacement.
_________________________
Dan
In/On Wall 500 w M2 Center Channel

Top
#266982 - 07/23/09 05:36 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: cb919]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Smoking IS bbq, grilling is just that, grilling.
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#267056 - 07/24/09 01:43 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: Wid]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7118
Loc: Canada
OK, I did a lot more reading last night. I found a Brinkman chacoal smoker for $50 on a local for sale site. It seems like that would be a good alternative to a UDS: mostly built, just needs a few mods to work better. What do you think Wid?

Hmm, you know, with a few more mods, I could add a gas grill burner...
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#267060 - 07/24/09 02:34 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: fredk]
Zarak Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
I'm guessing the answer is no to that one. I was just looking at a Brinkman smoker in the same price range (see the ilive boom box thread) and it was recommended not to get it.

Top
#267061 - 07/24/09 03:07 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: Zarak]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7118
Loc: Canada
Hmmm. Folks on the BBQ forums seem to get decent results with a few mods. My problem is that I am in an apartment so a full sized smoker is not an option. I found a decent brand ofset smoker for $100 locally, but it just won't fit.

The Brinkmann seems like a small version of a ubs: just the right scale for me.
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#267074 - 07/24/09 05:12 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: fredk]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6721
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Fred, there are a ton of folks making good Q on those smokers with a few mods. Here's some mods that some folks use to make that unit run a bit better.

Reading that other thread it sounds like Doc has never heard of the WSM or BDS or UDS for that matter. All of these use the coals under the product and will give one great Q. The biggest difference is the drum smokers do not use a water pan as a heat sink.






Edited by wid (07/24/09 05:21 PM)
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#267088 - 07/24/09 08:04 PM Re: BBQ advice [Re: Wid]
terzaghi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I'm still loving my weber summit S470 LP grill. I love the built in rotisserie and use it all the time. I probably grill at least 3 times per week if not more. I also really like the convenience of a gas grill... I just fired it up and am enjoying a Cajun grilled tilapia sandwich on a toasted sesame bun in a matter of minutes! The built in smoker box lets you add a smoky taste to anything. Definitely not a substitute for a full blown smoker, but works great!

rotisserie chicken in action:

_________________________
-David

Top
Page 2 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.