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Where to Buy Gas Grills

by Eliza W » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:56 pm

I'm looking for is a gas grill with a smoker box for wood chips. These handy little gadgets come built in on the more high-end models, but I'm looking for a standard 4 burner model (something in the 400-600 range, not the 1100-1200 range) with a smoker box I can put in myself for 20-30 bucks.

Home Depot and Lowes have plenty of grills, but I'd prefer to patronize a local business, and talk to a real human being. Brownsboro Hardware had quite a few Weber grills, but this seemed to be their only brand.

Is there a good outdoor or grill store in town?

I just moved to the suburbs for the first time in my life, and I'm excited about this. Thanks.
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by robert szappanos » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:52 pm

After you look there is always Home Depot and Lowes anold with Wal-Mart and even K Mart. :wink:
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by Charles W. » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:52 pm

Depends on your price range. Places like Walnut Ridge in Clarksville have a large selection of really nice gas grills. I'm a big fan of Weber grills, myself, but I avoid the gas--charcoal for me.
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by Doogy R » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:04 pm

They built a nice Lowes at Old Brownsboro Crossing and they have a fabulous selection of gas grills at nice prices. They also have some quite expensive grills that are totally awesome. It just depends on how much you want to spend.
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by Lois Mauk » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:36 pm

Is Grate Balls of Fire still in business on Shelbyville Road, just east of Hurstbourne?

Found it: Grate Balls A Fire
1836 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40220View Map
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I've bought some specialty smoking products (pecan chips, etc.) from them; but it might be worth a phone call to see if they have what you are looking for.

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by Heather Y » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:37 pm

Brownsboro hardware has Weber gas grills, they know their stuff, and it is almost time for the Weber people to come out to the hardware store and demo the grills. I think that would be a good choice for you!

I bought mine their and they will even and come to my house (for a fee) take it apart, and give it a good cleaning for optimum performance!

Check 'em out.
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by Heather L » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:44 am

After you look there is always Home Depot and Lowes anold with Wal-Mart and even K Mart


Yeah I'm guessing these places don't really offer that level of service! Sounds great!
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by robert szappanos » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:37 pm

Heather L...Do your Homework before you shop and you will be fine....l :roll:
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by Dan Thomas » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:47 am

It really depends on what you are going to be preparing most of the time, and certain products will give you more bang for your buck. It seems you have something already in mind, but if I may make a suggestion; I highly recommend checking out The Big Green Egg line of smoker-grills. They are pricey but well worth every penny. They are made of a heavy-duty ceramic that will hold and displace heat evenly.(Once you figure out how to use the sliding damper). For the money, I can't think of a better all-round grilling apperatus. If your looking for something on a small budget, I also highly recommend the Brinkmann line of chimney-kettle smoker grilles. I've used both of these and have been successful grilling and smoking a myriad of things. I think that both are available at Walnut Ridge in Clarksville(Next to the old Kroger's)
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by Dan Thomas » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:03 am

I just went back and read your original post and now undrstand what you are looking for. This is what I use if I want to infuse a"smokey, charcoal" flavor for things that I am preparing on the gas grill, like burgers, chicken breast, fish and dont have time for the real thing. I will soak some wood chips(What ever have you,Mesquite,Hickory, etc.) and make a package out of aluminum foil. Light up the grill, poke a few holes in the foil package and throw that sucker right on the burners. after about 5 or 6 minutes it should start smoking and then I will cook whatever in the normal fashion. You will get a nice smoky flavor without all the fuss of lighting up a charcoal grill for something that doesn't require a long cooking time.And you don't have to fool with the lingering heat and mess that comes with regular charcoal.
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by Eliza W » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:08 pm

We're going out this weekend, and your tips will be a great help. We're have our Consumer Reports in one hand and a map with local stores in the other.

Dan, thanks for the tip on infusing smoke flavor into food. I prefer grilling with hard-wood charcoal, of course, but with a small child to watch and another on the way, I'm going to take the easy way out and use either your tip or the smoker box.
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by Doogy R » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:13 pm

Eliza W wrote:We're going out this weekend, and your tips will be a great help. We're have our Consumer Reports in one hand and a map with local stores in the other.

Dan, thanks for the tip on infusing smoke flavor into food. I prefer grilling with hard-wood charcoal, of course, but with a small child to watch and another on the way, I'm going to take the easy way out and use either your tip or the smoker box.


I have used a smoker box in my Charbroil gas grill for years. I soak the wood chips for a few hours and add some herbs and spices to them. I choose ones that will work well with whatever I will be grilling. Last night I grilled some boneless pork loin chops and threw a little sage in with the mesquite wood chips while they soaked. I had marinaded the chops in a mixture of soy and worchestershire sauce, garlic and oregano plus some sumac. The entire block fills up with that nice smelling smoke and the meat picks up the wood and herb flavor.
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