Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Food - recipes, reviews, and discussion
Message
Author
User avatar
JDavisRoby
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 990
Joined: June 19th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#51 Post by JDavisRoby » February 26th, 2020, 10:25 pm

The Cajun Grill reminds me of the Hasty Bake which is made here in town.

https://www.hastybake.com/

It will be my next grilling purchase.
Joshu@

User avatar
Alan Rath
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 20398
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 12:45 am
Location: Bay Area, CA. Sometimes out to lunch.

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#52 Post by Alan Rath » February 27th, 2020, 12:02 pm

dteng wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Ooo dang the lump charcoal can be expensive!
Couple dumb questions -
Do/can you mix regular charcoal with lump?
Anyone use fire starter cubes?

I have a premium Weber kettle and chimney in my Amazon shopping cart...
May hold on charcoal tray for now, unless someone can convince me to buy it.
I use fire starter cubes in my BGE. I think you could always fashion a "tray" from aluminum foil pans, if you want to see if/how it helps.

Offer stands to lend/give my chimney, and a free bag of quality charcoal :)
I'm just one lost soul, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

User avatar
dteng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5148
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Location: NoCal

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#53 Post by dteng » February 28th, 2020, 9:35 am

Sure Alan.
I’ll take them off your hands, thanks!!
Maybe bring to our next dinner at Solé?
Dan

Tom H o l b r o o k
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18
Joined: September 14th, 2019, 8:04 am
Location: DFW area
Contact:

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#54 Post by Tom H o l b r o o k » February 29th, 2020, 7:44 am

The Weber Kettle is indeed an excellent choice. Lots of great advice here. The one thing I have to add is to take a moment while you are first getting it set up to use a sharpie to mark the lower vent open/close increments. I used marks for 1/4, 1/2 open, and it made low heat so much easier to manage.

Milton Hudson
Posts: 1275
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 1:44 pm
Location: Mobile, AL US of A

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#55 Post by Milton Hudson » February 29th, 2020, 2:27 pm

dteng wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Ooo dang the lump charcoal can be expensive!
Couple dumb questions -
Do/can you mix regular charcoal with lump?
Anyone use fire starter cubes?

I have a premium Weber kettle and chimney in my Amazon shopping cart...
May hold on charcoal tray for now, unless someone can convince me to buy it.
Walmart carries the Royal Oak 15lb for $9 occasionally marked down to $7 and Costco has the 40lb for as low as $17 in my market. While Royal Oak lump isn't "premium" it works fine. I mix with logs of apple, cherry, oak or hickory depending on meat and purpose. (grilling vs smoking). I use a weed torch to start. Takes 2 or 3 minutes.

User avatar
dteng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5148
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Location: NoCal

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#56 Post by dteng » February 29th, 2020, 11:50 pm

So I pulled the trigger on this one...
E500561D-B8A3-4ED8-8AA8-249EC2D357F4.jpeg
Dan

User avatar
Alan Rath
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 20398
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 12:45 am
Location: Bay Area, CA. Sometimes out to lunch.

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#57 Post by Alan Rath » March 1st, 2020, 10:40 am

The good thing is if you decide you don't use it much, it can double as a walker...
I'm just one lost soul, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

User avatar
dteng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5148
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Location: NoCal

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#58 Post by dteng » March 2nd, 2020, 11:16 pm

Young damn whippersnappers better watch out for me and my smoldering walker
Dan

Lee Short
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1346
Joined: May 30th, 2009, 7:33 am
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

#59 Post by Lee Short » March 3rd, 2020, 12:05 pm

Anton D wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 9:00 am
Charcoal!

I love my Webers.

I use a couple of 22 inch and a 26 inch.

The 26 inch is great and offers more stupid cooking stunts to try than the 22 inch. It is wort the extra cost.

The grills with the flip up wings are a must, as is the ash bucket thing on the bottom.

The side charcoal holders are good for low cooking, but not a necessity.
How does the 26 offer more stunts than the 22? Smoking does seem like it'd be easier than the 22, but I've got a bullet smoker, so that's not useful to me. But I'm curious about what other options it would open up.

Because I'd kind of like the 26 inch, but AFAICT it has many fewer available accessories than the 22 inch. The biggie for me is the rotisserie (and cages and such to go with it). But I'd also lose my Kettle Pizza.

And my grill nook doesn't really have the space for prep table, smoker, and both 22 inch and 26 inch kettles.

This may be academic, as I hope to put in a brick bbq this year. But that may just end up being a brick mounting for my kettle -- still in the design stage. But if I do that, I'll be locked in to whatever kettle size I choose.

Post Reply

Return to “Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes”