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Slow ‘N Sear Review: Transform Your Kettle Grill

Oct 3, 2018 | Reviews

Slow N’ Sear was invented by Adrenaline Barbecue Company (ABC). ABC was founded by David and Catherine Parrish in 2014 when the Slow N’ Sear was under development. During David’s time as a moderator for AmazingRibs forums, he decided to create a tool that could transform a regular kettle grill into a smoker. Needless to say, he succeeded.

Let’s take a look at why everyone loves this tool and why ABC has taken off!

Adrenaline Barbecue Slow N’ Sear

Our Rating


The Weber Kettle grill is one of the most popular charcoal grills out there. After owning one for nearly a decade, I thought I had seen it all but

The Slow ‘N Sear is a smoker addition to a regular kettle grill. It works by attaching to the side of the inner part of the grill, and it holds charcoal and wood pellets. After you light those and let them smoke for a while, add your meat to the regular grate of your kettle grill. The smoke will permeate the closed inside of the grill, and get into the meat.

There is a groove running along the straight end of the element, into which you should pour water, as the vapor gets infused with the smoke, giving you better penetration, and ultimately better flavor.

Furthermore, with another grill grate, it can serve as an extra cooking surface to quickly sear the outside of the meat. You just load it with hot coals and sear the meat on top of the Slow ‘N Sear element. It is advised that you rotate the grate away from the hot part occasionally, and relocate your meat to the colder part of the grate which is now above the Slow ‘N Sear. That will give you a better overall sear.

We should also point out that the Slow ‘N Sear is made of a tough and durable 5+ pounds of heavy-duty 304 stainless steel, which should last you a lifetime of use. It also makes it easy to clean up and resistant to corrosion from the meat juices.


Overall you can’t go wrong with this range hood. It comes with relatively basic features, meaning it won’t break the bank. It performs well and is up to snuff for most kitchen odors and smoke. AKDY is often used by professionals, but nothing beats having professional equipment at your home at a budget price.

Billy Stewart

Chef and Reviewer for

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