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Topic # 225892 10-Dec-2017 18:00
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Not sure id this is correct forum or someone will move it to where it should be...
tossing up between a weber q series..2200 or 3200 or the weber spirit e310/320 series
anyone own one parents own a smaller weber q food roasts and steaks etc amazing..just wondering about the spirit v the q ..any help appreciated..




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  Reply # 1916109 10-Dec-2017 18:06
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I tossed up between the 2200 and the Spirit about a year ago. In the end I went with the 2220 for the following reasons:

 

 - several reviews of the Spirit talked of some components rusting after time (and I am near the ocean) - whereas nothing on the 2200 to rust - plus way fewer parts, so logical there is less to fail

 

- ease of assembly and moving - 2200 much more portable.

 

- 2200 is cheaper

 

- reviews on cooking = not much difference between the two in finished product.


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  Reply # 1916159 10-Dec-2017 18:41
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We’ve got the baby q. We’re a family of 3 and it’s fine. But if we’re where having a big bbq event I have a wood fired one for that.

But we have taken it on holiday and cooked two chickens at a time in it.




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  Reply # 1916177 10-Dec-2017 18:57
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yeah im leaning towards the q series actually..




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  Reply # 1916295 10-Dec-2017 22:06
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I have a Baby Q copes great, last Xmas day I cooked quite a few steaks for the extended family family.
Have cooked legs of lamb and chicken very easily with great results.We gave the baby Q with thermometer and raised roof.
Just love it .

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  Reply # 1916301 10-Dec-2017 22:22
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marlinz: I have a Baby Q copes great, last Xmas day I cooked quite a few steaks for the extended family family.
Have cooked legs of lamb and chicken very easily with great results.We gave the baby Q with thermometer and raised roof.
Just love it .


Yeah we have the same one. It’s not one mitre 10 sell but proper bbq places.




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  Reply # 1916319 11-Dec-2017 03:41
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Charcoal Mountain Smoker's overnight long job on X-mas: whole boar hounch. Wouldn't fit into smaller gas Webers.


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  Reply # 1916333 11-Dec-2017 07:10
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I have a baby Q that i use all the time to cook red meat so there is no smell in our house and it does a brilliant job and then i have a 3200 for any big meals and for big parties i fire up the pizza oven.

The best thing i've purchase to go with the webers has been the fry pan and the side tables for the baby Q.

I thought the fry pan was an expensive gimmick until i saw one in use and for some reason it just doesn't an awesome job. I always use it so that i never have to do a clean up.

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  Reply # 1916385 11-Dec-2017 09:20
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We recently bought the Weber Family Q 3200, and love it!

The only piece of advice I'd offer is to hold off buying the rotisserie (we bought it initially because its something we've always liked to do with previous BBQs). It's a $300 piece of kit, but we've since found that using the trivet ($50) we can still get really nice results.

We still use the rotisserie, and it is the best one I've owned (the motor is so quiet!). But I don't think we would've missed it terribly if we had only gone with the trivet. 


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  Reply # 1916386 11-Dec-2017 09:22
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We recently bought the Weber Family Q 3200, and love it!

The only piece of advice I'd offer is to hold off buying the rotisserie (we bought it initially because its something we've always liked to do with previous BBQs). It's a $300 piece of kit, but we've since found that using the trivet ($50) we can still get really nice results.

We still use the rotisserie, and it is the best one I've owned (the motor is so quiet!). But I don't think we would've missed it terribly if we had only gone with the trivet. 

 

 

I find gas based rosisserties not a great experience....also the pointy end on your single skewer then goes into the (greasy) motor....yuck.

 

And yes with the Weber methodology of, keep the lid closed, its essentially the same experience.

 

 





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  Reply # 1916392 11-Dec-2017 09:35
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I also recommend skip Mitre 10 and find the Weber supplier in your area to get the thermometer and raised lid - from memory it's only $50 more expensive. I use the thermometer ALL THE TIME, would be lost without it.


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  Reply # 1916466 11-Dec-2017 10:39
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Will be watchin* this thread with interest, our bbq recently gave up the ghost so we are currently looking as well.
Like the idea of a family q Weber but still looking at the traditional 3-4 burner style as well. The more I look into it the more I have no idea which I’m gonna get.

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  Reply # 1916542 11-Dec-2017 11:10
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Thinking about the Q3200 and the Spirit myself at the moment.





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  Reply # 1916593 11-Dec-2017 12:10
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Loismustdye: Will be watchin* this thread with interest, our bbq recently gave up the ghost so we are currently looking as well.
Like the idea of a family q Weber but still looking at the traditional 3-4 burner style as well. The more I look into it the more I have no idea which I’m gonna get.

 

I delayed my Weber purchase as I liked the traditional 3-4 burner style - particularly flipping the meat on the open grill, I din't think I would like the closed lid cooking style of the Weber.

 

However, now I have gone Weber, there is no looking back. The food is just that much better from a Weber over traditional and you have so many more options, particularly for cooking larger cuts and roasts.


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  Reply # 1916638 11-Dec-2017 12:37
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The Weber Q's are just so versatile. As well cooking great steaks and roasting meats perfectly, I've baked breads and cakes in mine.


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  Reply # 1916730 11-Dec-2017 13:34
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We bought the Weber Genesis 3 burner plus sear station last year. Hugely better that the old BBQ, but too big when we cook for just two. Based on the above comments, I'd probably go for one of the Qs next time.

 

Thinking of the Q2200 or BabyQ for the caravan so thanks for the feedback above.


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