Smokefire EX4 vs EX6 {poll}

What SmokeFire Grill are you buying?

  • SmokeFire EX4

    Votes: 19 32.8%
  • SmokeFire EX6

    Votes: 39 67.2%

  • Total voters
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primeone

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What grill are you planning to purchase? The EX4 or EX6? Please vote! I'm curious to see what grill is going to be more popular.
 

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EX6. I want this thing to replace both my big propane grill (unattended weeknight startup) and my homemade Jumbo WSM (an 18” jumbo Joe built into a smoker)

my big 26.75 with a Slow N Sear in it is here to stay though!
 

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If my math is right, 50% more grill for 20% more cost.
EX6 is definitely the way to go unless you have space issues .
I had a Traeger 34" Texas Elite that I returned to Costco after the auger quit on me. (3.5 years or more) Costco gladly gave me my money back. I have rarely ever even began to fill up all that space, but HEY, you never know! EX6 is a good deal as you point out and for the extra space I understand that it really doesn't use that much more fuel. So there you go!
 

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I’m getting the EX4. I noticed that the searing was uneven on the EX6 on the baby back maniac videos.
You have a good point there. Maybe the smaller footprint will be a more even cook. Getting into a little bit of a rotation of the meat will probably be the way I would deal with it if I were cooking for a lot of people. OR maybe leave the people that like rare to that cooler side...
 

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I’m on the fence... for 95% of the time I think I need an EX-4, EX-6 for the other 5%. It’s only a couple bucks more so why not the big one. The Ex-4 is probably more fuel efficient.
My only “problem” with the Smokefire is not being able to have different heat zones without going to the top rack.

My gas Weber could grill burgers and dogs on one side and roasting veggies or roasting buns on the other.
 

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EX6 all the way. Got 3 little dragons, the Mother of dragons and a dog. Thats not counting the guests/neighbors sniffing around for some BBQ goodness. Plus Im the type of guy that says "If I gotta smoke one butt for 16 hours to feed us, I may as well throw another one on there for family, friends and coworkers."
 

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EX6. I’m on day two with mine and once the snow melts I’ll be getting another one for our lake home where we often cook for 12+ thanks to two college kids and another in high school. In August we have have 15 guests staying at our place for 8 days and some days we will use the grill twice a day and cook 40+ burgers/brats with all the college boys and girls hanging out!

Imagine this crowd from a couple years ago minus 4 adults and 4 additional college kids.

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EX6 all the way. Got 3 little dragons, the Mother of dragons and a dog. Thats not counting the guests/neighbors sniffing around for some BBQ goodness. Plus Im the type of guy that says "If I gotta smoke one butt for 16 hours to feed us, I may as well throw another one on there for family, friends and coworkers."
FYI, you can cook more than one butt on an EX4. You can cook two whole turkeys+ as well.
 

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FYI, you can cook more than one butt on an EX4. You can cook two whole turkeys+ as well.
Oh I gotcha and your right. I should have been more transparent/detailed..........I cannot cook 2 full sized butts and a packer Brisket at the same time on the EX4 like I can on the EX6, which is similar in size to my last 2 pellet grills.
 

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Oh I gotcha and your right. I should have been more transparent/detailed..........I cannot cook 2 full sized butts and a packer Brisket at the same time on the EX4 like I can on the EX6, which is similar in size to my last 2 pellet grills.
That’s a test I’ll have to try! Two butts on the bottom and a packer up top. Bottom line is if you need to cook a ton of food go with the EX6.
 

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EX6 for me and here's why ...see pic. I cook this amount every 2 weeks and it takes a long time on my spirit 2 gasser with a kamado for backup. Did it all at once today on the 6 and cut my time in half. Just need to learn the hot zones but it will work fine as a regular grill. Cant wait to sear a steak. And do some ribs. And smoke a turkey. And do some jerky. And a brisket. And a pork belly. And some bacon. Did I leave anything out? 😃
 

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EX6 for me and here's why ...see pic. I cook this amount every 2 weeks and it takes a long time on my spirit 2 gasser with a kamado for backup. Did it all at once today on the 6 and cut my time in half. Just need to learn the hot zones but it will work fine as a regular grill. Cant wait to sear a steak. And do some ribs. And smoke a turkey. And do some jerky. And a brisket. And a pork belly. And some bacon. Did I leave anything out? 😃
Many people are talking about the right side burning hotter... I can see the flame is more prominent on the right in your beautiful picture. Would you share your thoughts on that subject please? Is it an issue for you?
 

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