Which is better—charcoal or gas? This is a debate that has been raging forever, it seems. But, real barbeque masters know that charcoal is the clear winner. Real barbeque is never fast. Slow cooking imparts a sweet smokey flavour that you don’t get with gas. Also, charcoal can reach the extremely hot temperatures that are needed for charring and searing. Gas doesn’t even come close. Plus, you can’t smoke on a gas grill. The problem is that is can be a chore to wait hours for your ten-pound pork shoulder to finish. Weber seeks to make things a little easier for all of the barbeque enthusiasts out there with the Summit Charcoal Grill.
The Summit Charcoal Grill is a cooker that will get you psyched to grill steaks, short ribs and seafood. If you want to make your neighbours jealous, this behemoth of a grille will do the job. It combines the smoking power of a Weber Smokey Mountain with the grilling capabilities of a Weber Original Kettle grill. With 452 square inches of cooking space, you will have plenty of room for a whole chicken, a mammoth short rib or two pork butts.
The air-insulated, double-walled construction helps provide plenty of heat retention. The gas ignition makes it easy to light the coal. There is a two-position fuel grate for grilling and smoking.
A heavy-duty vented lid damper makes the cooking extremely responsive. A change of temperature typically takes just 15 minutes or less. Other features include a stainless steel diffuser plate, vents and Gourmet BBQ System. It is pretty easy to keep this grill clean with the easy clean out system and large ash catcher.