The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill (also known as the Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Station) is finally on the market after months of waiting. Weber says it’s a combination of the Weber Kettle, the Weber Performer, and the Weber Smokey Mountain (or “WSM” as it is commonly called) all in one. I don’t think so. I think it’s a kamado style grill.
I’ve owned a lot of kamados including the Komodo Kamado, several Big Green Eggs, Kamado Joe (both the Kamado Joe Big Joe and the Kamado Joe Classic) as well as metal kamados like Akorn Kamado by Chargriller and the Bubba Keg (previously known as Big Steel Keg and now known as the Broil King Keg). They are all great products, by the way, and if you are thinking about getting one, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of them. However, they all have different strengths and weaknesses.
Since making this video, I have actually fired up the Weber Summit Charcoal grill and done a test run. I was expecting the Summit to operate like the metal kamados I have owned before but it didn’t. The Keg and the Akorn are much more efficient but the flip side of that is maintaining temps is not as simple.
However, the Summit felt a lot more like the Big Green Egg XL and Kamado Joe Big Joe. It ran a little hot like all grills do when they are brand new because the vents are not seasoned up, but once the grill settle in, it stayed pretty much where I put it. Also, the heat coming off the grill when you touched it felt more like a ceramic grill than a metal one (meaning, it felt hotter…metal kamados have insulation like an indoor oven.)
Now that was just one test run and there was no wind that day, so we will have to see how it does in future cooks, but it was encouraging to see for the first cook.
Links to Amazon
If you are interested in purchasing any of the products mentioned in this video (and you feel like being awesome) please use these links and Amazon will send me a small referral fee. I’m hoping it’s a monkey…but it’s probably just regular money. But have you ever noticed how close the spelling is between “money” and “monkey”? …just drop in a ‘k’ and money becomes a monkey. However, whether it’s a monkey or normal money, the price of your item is the same as it would be if you arrived at Amazon linklessly. (Is that even a word?)
And another thing, you actually do not even need to buy any of the specific products I’ve linked to. You could actually buy ANYTHING…like socks or something weird. They will still send me a referral fee (or monkey) since you used one of these links to get there. Now just to be clear, it’s not a lot of money… unless you buy REALLY nice socks. (Which you should. Your feet deserve it.) They take you pretty much everywhere you want to go. Except for when you are in your car, of course. You know what you should buy after clicking these links?!? A CAR!?!? Now that would REALLY help my channel.
By the way, I used to hate it when YouTubers say “help my channel” because I was pretty sure what they really meant was “Cha-Ching, baby!” But the truth is it’s not that much money. But video equipment is expensive and every little bit helps. So get out there and BUY THAT CAR!…if they even sell cars. If not, buy those fancy socks. Your feet with thank you…and so do I!
If you’ve actually read this far, let me know in the comments because I’m pretty sure most people’s eyes glaze over after they saw the “Links to Amazon” phrase.
OK, so here are the links
Weber Kettle http://amzn.to/1TLO14g
Weber Smokey Mountain http://amzn.to/1QTvA9h
Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill http://amzn.to/1WcLOmo
Char-Griller Akorn (you may be able to get this cheaper at Lowes) http://amzn.to/1WcLRyN
Broil King 911470 Keg 5000 http://amzn.to/1TqxNun
The Summit Grill does not appear to be on Amazon yet.