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  3. Decent Quality Tools

    Weber tools are generally decent.
  4. Costco Prime Brisket

    Only BJ's here. No prime. I am lucky to find a select flat.
  5. Costco Prime Brisket

    Truly. We've had other membership stores in the area, but Costco is superior (IMO) and there appears to be a significant quality improvement in general. Others may likely not agree, but I especially find Costco a great source for meat/poultry/seafood with prices comparable to inferior quality from Walmart, etc. I also noticed that Costco is a source for bacon fixin's -- pork belly. Both full slabs and 2" cross-cut strips. I think there are lots of grillers and smokers in this area and this local Costco is expanding their options to meet the interest. At my wife's urging, I got some prepared garlic bbq raw wings which turned out to be really good (and met her alpha-gal limitations) for just $1 more per pound than their "party wings" (cut, no tips). And the party wing price again beats Walmart and everyone else in the area. Sorry, hood. You got me going.
  6. Costco Prime Brisket

    I would kill for a Costco where I live. I'm stuck with Sam's
  7. Costco Prime Brisket

    Anyone had any recent experience with these Costco Prime briskets? After seeing posts in a variety of forums about Costco brisket, I always hoped we would get a local Costco so I could try one. Meanwhile, I either ordered a brisket from a local butcher (costly) or got one from Walmart -- some had no grade, some said Select. I guess I'm up to at least 15 - 20 full packer briskets smoked on my WSM ranging from 11 to 17 pounds. Based on what I learned here and at TWVB, packers are all I've done except the two corned beef brisket flats that I also tried (not the same thing at all). Well, we finally got a nearby (relatively speaking) Costco a year or so back -- but sadly they only have stocked brisket flats. So I've stuck with my Walmart packers. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a nice packer brisket at Walmart only to have to leave it because the store internet was down and I wasn't carrying cash. The next day we made a visit to Costco and they finally had a selection of packers!! And they are labelled "Prime". And they were the same cost per pound as the Walmart packer! (Can you tell I'm delighted!?) I hated to do it, but I had to freeze that Costco packer (there was no way I was not going to buy one even though I knew I couldn't cook it right away). I'm hoping Costco will keep them in stock so next time I can try it without a freezer involved. I'll get to this one soon and post here. From what I've read, these briskets are true Prime beef -- meaning well-marbled. So well that some complain about too much fat. All reports I've ever seen from those who smoke these all said that the meat was great. I have no doubt of my ability to smoke quality brisket. Too many relatives from Texas have confirmed that. Not always perfect, but never a loser yet. The last two, I've begun using pink butcher paper per Aaron Franklin which I'm really coming to love. I see some questioning that with the Prime packers -- guess I'll find out. So nothing is going to deter me from using the Costco packers or smoking the way I like, but I am interested in the recent experiences and thoughts of others and not just posts from years back.
  8. New Summit in 2018?

    Yeah, I do keep my grill clean -- but I also am pretty cavalier about cooking fatty food (even bacon) and generally use quite a bit of olive oil. So my grates don't stick but I do have the occasional flare up. The original heat plates (deflectors) are rather rough after 5 years of this, but don't seem to be real close to burning through. I'm mainly ordering now so that I have all the parts I expect to need for the next (at least) 5 years. The rcplanebuyer flametamers are already on the way after he confirmed my selection. For the deflectors, there are basically 3 sets of SS plates -- Weber, Edgemaster and GASPRO that I'd like to get some feedback on if I can. All are $22-25 on Amazon. (A fourth at eBay doesn't attract me despite a lower price.). The Weber are commonly on Amazon reviewed as "flimsy". The others have never been reviewed and there is nothing much available with a general Google search. I'll soon order one of these anyway and will provide a review.
  9. New Summit in 2018?

    Those bottom deflectors are not exposed to direct flame (as long as you keep the grill clean LOL). While the others are exposed directly to flame and potentially burn through as you have seen
  10. New Summit in 2018?

    Yes, I agree. My original flametamers in the EP-330 actually were stainless -- they lasted 5 years of year-round, multiple cooks weekly use. The parts I'm getting are those from rcplanebuyer on eBay -- highly recommended in every forum I've seen. For my 2011 series EP-330, the part is here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weber-Stainless-Steel-Flavorizer-Bars-62784-7620-/142235364224? I sent rcplanebuyer a note to confirm the part as he does list the length at that location. I'll update here when he does. Since I have some attention, I'll ask this also. While these "flavorizor bars" were SS, the original heat deflectors (plates under the burners in these 2011 models) were porcelain. Mine are still ok, but I want to replace them also. (I was surprised that the ss flametamers have developed pinholes while the heat deflectors which get more grease/burned food etc. are still intact -- badly "worn", but intact.) Any specific recommendations (other than Weber originals) or warnings? I also asked rcplanebuyer about this, but he doesn't list them.
  11. Decent Quality Tools

    Hard to know anymore because so many products are not 304 stainless. I've had good luck with Camp Chef products over the years, here is the link to their tool catalog... https://www.campchef.com/accessories/cooking-utensils-kits.html
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  13. New Summit in 2018?

    If you need to get replacement flame tamers, go with non-oem stainless ones. I think they reflect heat better than the porcelan coated ones and cost less than the weber porcelan ones.
  14. New Summit in 2018?

    Well, my contact with this thread appears to have been lost with the site change, but I just found it again. Thanks for the opinions/comments. It's actually sad to know. OTOH, frankly I'm not likely to ever need a new grill, My flametamers are near needing replacement, but all else on my Genesis is doing just fine. With the reduced amount of grilling, the Genny, my wife's Q and the WSM, I have all I need though I get quite frustrated with the Q-1200 and its single loop burner. Even after adding the second level grate it tends to get too hot. If I can find a good replacement, you never know.
  15. Decent Quality Tools

    I'm looking for a few decent quality, stainless BBQ tools. A good long handled spatula, fork and tongs that won't pit or rust. I have one combo tool, tong/spatula that is great. The others you can barely read the words Stainless Steel through the pitting and rust. The grill sits on our deck about 75 yards from the NJ back Bay area so it's a tough environment. Any ideas?
  16. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Wow, sounds like he is lucky to not have burned his house down...
  17. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Well I went to look at it yesterday. The burners were original cast iron "U" shaped. Sadly the guy who has it was using it and it had a horrible (grease I am assuming) fire. The fire was so bad it melted the cooking grates (heavy 3/8" rods!) melted the manifold and valves it was REALLY sad. My estimate is that by the time everything would get replaced/rebuilt it would be WELL over $700 to $900 in parts. I have never seen anything so bad. Externally it was gorgeous. So so sad
  18. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    That is a tough one, if you didn't have the Wolf, it might be worth the risk. hard to tell what the previous owner did to make the "generic" ones fit. Have you been able to find an owner's manual online?
  19. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Yeah oddly the model number does not correspond to anything on GrillParts as Frontgate but it does correspond to an actual Viking though the badge on the grill says Frontgate by Viking. Specifically I was looking into perhaps picking it up for a song BUT in doing my research I see 2 different types of burners for it. One type..........$165 ea the other $35 ea. HUGE difference. Guy selling it says it needs burners to his belief and he thought the previous owner had installed some type of "generic" so I find a bit of a quandary.
  20. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    looks like Frontgate is a rebadged Viking. or this particular one is made for Frontgate by Viking. I have seen other Frontgate products, I don't think they manufacture anything. Grill-parts.com sells Frongate parts. If you can get the model number from the seller, you might check availability of parts there. (you have to put the dash between grill and parts.)
  21. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Not clue.
  22. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    I don't know anything at all, perhaps call Viking? https://www.vikingrange.com/consumer/category/customer-support?
  23. This https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/d/viking-frontgate-natural-gas/6279302437.html is a CL ad I have been watching and in contact with the guy. I cannot find any real info about this Viking "Frontgate" line. It looks to be orphaned so I have no idea about burners, heat tents, grates or anything. Anyone here know much if anything? Thanks!
  24. Smoked chicken: to oil or not to oil?

    You can refer this Guide Smoke Turkey
  25. Kabobs anyone?

    LOL, for some reason I think that there are some here that have done this!
  26. New Guy

    Welcome to the BBQ Source Forums. I had a 4 burner model just like that, ended up scrapping the grill section and making an outdoor cart out of the rest that I gave to a friend. I loved it but the 4 burner was just a huge heat sink and was very hard to get hot and keep it that way...
  27. New Guy

    New guy to the forum.. Picked up this gem for 100 bucks off craigslist, I've been using it the past two years until the rotisserie burner crapped out and grates rusted thru. I used bbq source to back track older Jenn air models vs newer and picked up new grill grates, ignition and rotisserie burner for less than 100 bucks.Grates from Amazon 48$ and the rotisserie burner for 33$ from mygrillparts/Nexgrill(that was a steal compared to the OEM burner at 90$). These old grills have got some of the best (304) stainless for an 11 year old grill. Thanks guys and happy grillin. - The new guy
  28. Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    Well my little $20 gem turning into around 150 when all said and done.weber had the manifold and burners cheaper than e replacement no tax and 7 bucks to ship,130 spent that way,guess ill wait for new bars and grates.
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