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7575 cast iron gas grill smoker
on April 29, 2012
I've read other reviews for the brothers and cousins of this smoker. One concern was the holes at the bottom - they are not too small if you use the proper wood chips. This smoker is in my opinion pretty large and can hold large `chunks' and should hold enough wood chips to get the job done. What is great about this smoker is it is not under the grates making refilling a daunting chore should you need to refill it. It is also not a separate box that sits on the grates away from the heat requiring a hotter flame. So for slow cooking ribs or similar slow cooking food, its design and placement are terrific.
I would like the box itself to be a little heaver gauge metal
As far as other reviews about what smoker for what grill - Weber's website is not the most user friendly place I've been at and feel I had to spend a bit more time there figuring out what smoker would work for my grill than needed. I have a `new' E-330 - I chose cast iron grates so my smoker is the 7575. If you have a `new' Genesis with stainless steel grates you need the 7563 smoker. Lastly if you have an older model with the controls on the side you'll need the 7541 - which is the stainless steel grate - I did not see the model number for cast iron grates on the old model but then again I was not looking for that smoker - good luck.
One last comment / hint. Some reviewers expressed concern over the holes at the bottom - I think they are fine. However my preferred method of burning the chips is to make `cartridges' of chips. Roll up the appropriate amount of chips in heavy duty aluminum foil. Pierce with a knife and soak it. This eliminates the concern of one reviewer stating chips get in the way of closing the smoker cover at the hinge - true it could happen but if one is a little carful it won't or if you use my method - virtually impossible. Changing the chips is easy and cleanup is pretty much nonexistent because ashes do not fall through and into the grill bottom.
Lastly, smoke always improves whatever you are cooking - buy it