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Two weekends ago my son and I tried to accomplish 3 things: 1) Teach my New Englander brother-in-law some BBQ basics that he could use to improve his efforts on his gas grill and/or his electric smoker, 2) Directly compare smoking different kinds of food on a BGE vs a Klose smoker, and 3) Prepare a great meal (and a lot of leftovers) for family and friends while my brother-in-law and his wife were in town.
We decided that each smoker would get 1 pork butt, 1.5 racks of babybacks, 4 chicken thighs and 3 chicken legs. We also did some beef ribs and pineapple bacon shrimp on the Klose (it had plenty of room) and a beef tenderloin on the firepit. Smashed potatoes, brussels sprouts and asparagus were the sides - all cooked on the gas grill.
The bottom line is that we got distracted by some family drama and ended up overcooking the ribs and chicken (slightly) and both pork butts were awesome. I can't say which device produced better food as it was all quite good, but the BGE required much less attention - which is no surprise.
The pictures aren't particularly helpful except to illustrate the capacity of each. Overall,it was a really good day with fire and food.
XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating
San Antonio, TX