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    Gabby’s Grills vs BBQ Pit Boys Santa Maria/Corona conversion kits

    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone here ever cooked on one of these and have a preference? I like the look of the BBQ Pit Boys grill better, but can’t seem to find reviews (other than theirs) anywhere. I have seen a few nice reviews for Gabby’s Grillls and the owner as well. I have a WSM 22 but also a camp with a Firepit that this would be perfect for since we don’t have a kitchen. They are not cheap though, so I would like a little more info. In the demos I have seen it looks like the BBQ Pit Boys model goes lower than the normal grate and closer to coals, but I am not positive.

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    http://bbqpitboysshop.com/santa-coro...conversion-kit

    GabbyÂ’s
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ans2MfaM3l0
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    I bought the Gabby 26" unit a few weeks ago and have used it 4 times. I do not have the unit that pit boys markets, so I cannot speak to a preference. I would agree that judging from the pic their ratchet mechanism might look more fancy but I have absolutely no complaint about my Gabby unit (aside from banging myself against the handle a couple times). It is simple, yet appears to be robust and while I have no experience with metal working it looks to be well-made. Obviously I cannot speak to its longevity. I think my Gabby grate rests a tad higher than the stock Kettle grate but it is what I would consider negligible; I have not yet wished for a closer proximity to the fire. Note that Gabby's pricing includes shipping.

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    They both look pretty good, I don’t think I will be investing in one in the near future but, I appreciate all the fact finding I can research here easily!
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    Seeing TFL's reply reminds me that there is yet another option and here are a couple threads pertaining to it (Client Argentine/Tuscan Grill): https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?741...ill-Kit-Review and
    https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?739...r-a-spin-today. Note you can use your lid on this unit.

    Oh, and this puppy (Kudu): https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?742...e-a-%93Kudu%94
    Last edited by BFletcher; 06-06-2018 at 08:17 AM.

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    I just keep pitching Fletch, I never know when the right piece of equipment or the wrong bottle will come along!
    Paraphrasing “Doc” Boone from the John Wayne premier starting role film “Stagecoach” .
    If I ever really decide I have all the right tools and equipment I will probably keel over graveyard dead!
    The “Caliente/Argentine” review is so clear, it’s still the leading contender for me.
    The Kudu, not so much, I just am not “inclined” toward it.
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    Thanks guys, looks like another good review for Gabby’s!
    I also appreciate the wealth of knowledge on this site. I recently joined and have already found plenty of answers and ideas.

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    If someone knows better please correct me, but Gabby’s is a family business and made in the USA while the other is fabricated in Mexico and distributed from the States.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
    I didn't see how much the bbq pit Boys version way going for but that gabby's model is pretty pricey.
    Someone here in so-Cal sells them for over $100 less:

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...611311256.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_D View Post
    Someone here in so-Cal sells them for over $100 less:

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...611311256.html
    I believe that ad is from the owner of Gabby's and those prices are for local pickup; pricing on their web site includes shipping. The 26" is $100 less on your CL link but smaller sizes are incrementally less of a delta.
    Last edited by BFletcher; 06-26-2018 at 11:18 AM.

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