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Thom Emery

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Either Frontier or the XL?
I am traveling light in 2011
 got one the other day just wanting to compare notes
#1 - September 30, 2010, 06:47:00 am
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 06:50:42 am by Thom Emery »
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KidCurry

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I use one at home and my wife uses it to cook our comp chicken. More finicky than a WSM I think but all in all a great cooker.
#2 - September 30, 2010, 11:02:03 am
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Mike boils his ribs....pass it on.

Mike P in Tucson

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I use an Excel20 and really like it.  I don't have any problems with holding temps.  The charcoal doesn't last quite as long as the smaller WSM, but I get a good 6 hours on one basket of charcoal.

Having stackers that can be put on and taken off is really handy. 
#3 - September 30, 2010, 12:11:39 pm
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Thom Emery

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http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93194

Lively conversation at the link above

I am going to do Ribs Saturday on the XL
Oregon vs Stanford just needs Ribs to make it a fine day
#4 - October 01, 2010, 06:12:34 am
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Grill Sergeant

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We use 4 or 5 when we compete. If using the water pan you may have a hard time getting too temp. but if not, just don't over light your fire basket and she will run all night and hold her temp.
#5 - October 01, 2010, 06:49:01 am
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DanMan

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We use 4 or 5 when we compete. If using the water pan you may have a hard time getting too temp. but if not, just don't over light your fire basket and she will run all night and hold her temp.
What amount do you use to light your ProQ?  About a 3rd of a chimney?
#6 - October 01, 2010, 01:16:50 pm

KidCurry

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I use about a half chimney.
#7 - October 01, 2010, 01:44:55 pm
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Thom Emery

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That would be about 10 briquets yes
Many sizes of chimneys out there
#8 - October 01, 2010, 03:22:13 pm
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KidCurry

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1/2 a weber chimney...when I light mine off tomorrow, I'll count them. ;)  But 10 or so sounds about right.


Usual temp difference...Lid/1st Rack/2nd Rack....

#9 - October 01, 2010, 06:51:20 pm
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 07:25:00 pm by KidCurry »
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Mike boils his ribs....pass it on.

Quiggs

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I use one at home and my wife uses it to cook our comp chicken. More finicky than a WSM I think but all in all a great cooker.

Ditto on the "finicky" part...  WSM holds much better temps in the long run. Watch door hardware closely, things tend to fall off...

Quiggs
#10 - October 01, 2010, 07:30:49 pm
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AzJohnnyC

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I have one, haven't used it much since I got the Lang.  I have used all three stackers at once on one occasion.  It's possible, and it works.
#11 - October 02, 2010, 04:12:11 pm
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Twin Pro Q Excel 20s
Lang 84 Deluxe

Thom Emery

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Three stackers wow that is a bunch of butts  ;)
#12 - October 02, 2010, 04:33:50 pm
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esselle

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I use an excel and a frontier and love them both.
#13 - October 08, 2010, 11:46:49 am
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Thom Emery

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all right then
What do you normally cook on the Frontier and what would you cook on the XL?
any difference? or just a size of the meats decision?
#14 - October 08, 2010, 12:14:55 pm
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AzJohnnyC

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Three stackers wow that is a bunch of butts  ;)

Thom, I used all three in the the QN4U class.  I cooked the long meats on two, coolered them, then kicked up the heat, added the third stacker, cooked the chicken on the bottom with ribs on top.  Basically the four meats on one Pro Q Excel.  The temperature differential between the bottom and the top was just right.  It worked.
#15 - October 08, 2010, 09:17:21 pm
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