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Mx5

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #105 on: May 31, 2018, 09:24:33 PM »
In later videos they did fix baby backs grill with a new hinge
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xring01

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 44
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #106 on: June 02, 2018, 06:48:30 AM »
I bought a used one a week or so ago

Bought a few of thr weber gourmet inserts for the grill. Cast iron cross grate, pizza stone, cast iron pan.
Modified some old weber charcoal baskets, to make them more of a slow and sear size.
Cleaned the snot out of it.
Cooked a prime rib, sausages, carne asada on it so far..

Thinking some beer but chicken is next. With some andiulle sausage. then take all that meet and make chicken and sausage gumbo. Thats some yummy goodness right there.

I am really happy with it. But i was happy with the 22Ē kettle. The key word to discribe the Summit.. is versatility.. One kettle, that can be used so many different ways.. it stupid simple to operate and figure out.

On my first cook, i learned you have to use the upper vent to cook low and slow, or the temp will rise to high.

My favorite thing about it is the lid lift..
We all have our hands full when cooking.. some of the older stuff required two hamds to lift the lid..

Summit lid, opens one handed with minimal effort.. think a 3 year old could do it.

For those complaining about the price, buy a used one.. I did. Saved over 50%.

Weber did a great job with these. Green eggs, Kamados, sales will go down when the word gets out about the Summit

« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 09:55:34 AM by xring01 »
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au4stree

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 151
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2018, 07:34:19 AM »

I bought a used one a week or so ago

Bought a few of thr weber gourmet inserts for the grill. Cast iron cross grate, pizza stone, cast iron pan.
Modified some old weber charcoal baskets, to make them more of a slow and sear size.
Cleaned the snot out of it.
Cooked a prime rib, sausages, carne asada on it so far..

Thinking some beer but chicken is next. With some andiulle sausage. then take all that meet and make chicken and sausage gumbo. Thats some yummy goodness right there.

I am really happy with it. But i was happy with the 22Ē kettle. The key word to discribe the Summit.. is versatility.. One kettle, that can be used so many different ways.. it stupid simple to operate and figure out.

On my first cook, i learned you have to use the upper vent to cook low and slow, or the temp will rise to high.

My favorite thing about it is the lid lift..
We all have our hands full when cooking.. some of the older stuff required two hamds to lift the lid..

Summit lid, opens one handed with minimal effort.. think 3 year can do it.

For those complaining about the price, buy a used one.. I did. Saved over 50%.

Weber did a great job with these. Green eggs, Kamados, sales will go down when the word gets out about the Summit
Right on man, grill on!


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JT

  • Happy Cooker
  • Posts: 1
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2018, 08:36:19 PM »
I bought one and love it! I did the thanksgiving turkey deconstructed in it.  I want to do a long cook in it but haven't had the time. Congrats to Weber for the extensive R&D they put into it.

mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 46
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #109 on: June 12, 2018, 02:19:13 PM »
Just found this thread. Any of ya'll using a extra add-on rack for extra smoking space ?

au4stree

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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #110 on: June 12, 2018, 02:49:25 PM »

Just found this thread. Any of ya'll using a extra add-on rack for extra smoking space ?
At present, I have not used an extra rack. But hope to need one soon, I like doing the large cooks


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mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2018, 03:22:01 PM »


Are there any must have tools. Don't even own a grate pickup tool. Tools to easily open the deflection plate when smoking and want to add more wood ? Help me spend my $$$$


Mx5

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 41
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #112 on: June 13, 2018, 04:54:55 AM »
Get a second charcoal grate that can stay in the bottom location all the time.  That way you do drop charcoal to the bottom when you move up and down
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 09:24:03 PM by Mx5 »
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CharliefromLI

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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #113 on: June 13, 2018, 04:56:37 AM »

Get a second charcoal grate that can stay in the bottom location all the time.  That way you donít grow charcoal when you move up and down

Agree, a charcoal grate from a 22Ē Kettle fits the top position quite well.

The expansion grate comes in quite handy as well.


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mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 46
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #114 on: June 13, 2018, 06:13:21 AM »
I started a thread on the expansion grate (lost some smoking real estate by selling my WSM22).

Is there a better top expansion grate. I came across the Smokeware Stacker.


mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 46
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #115 on: June 13, 2018, 10:26:21 AM »
Ordered the expansion rack.
Unless my math is off, I did sq inch calculations base on a 17 and 18" round, vs 12x22 expansion rack, and the expansion rack came out with the most sq in.

mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 46
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #116 on: June 17, 2018, 12:42:31 PM »
Is a Grate pickup tool or ash pick a must have

CharliefromLI

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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #117 on: June 17, 2018, 04:18:18 PM »

Is a Grate pickup tool or ash pick a must have

Not really. I have and donít use that much. The charcoal rake gets way more use.


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mobiledynamics

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 46
Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #118 on: June 17, 2018, 04:28:49 PM »
Riddle me this CLI. What use for the rake. The way I'm approaching this

If it's a smoke...well the coals are in and I'll just be topping off wood.
If it's for grilling, in whatever fashion I lay out the coals - I hardly ever switch up the coal setup during.

Be curious on the usage of the rake

dwnthehatch

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Re: Where are all the Summit owners?
« Reply #119 on: June 17, 2018, 04:44:01 PM »
Has anyone had issues with the lid fitting correctly causing smoke to pour out the rear of the kettle? Weber has replaced my lid and hinge and I adjusted the rubber isolators as they directed.  It still leaks. You can clearly see  in the carbon buildup around the bowl lip that the stainless steel seal contacts the the bowl all the front and both sides. It sits on the inside of the bowl instead on the rim in the rear. The bowl does not seem out of round.