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WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #-1 on: September 18, 2013, 10:33:48 PM »
Due to the popularity of the Weber kettle and Performer - let' put any tips and tricks for them here - so they will always be easier to find.
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« on: September 19, 2013, 06:20:52 PM »
I've wanted to try this on a weber 22 kettle.
Buy a 20 in pizza pan ( cheap)
Make a fuse burn with charcoal wood & firebricks.
Place the pan on top of fire bricks & grate in normal position.
Light one end adjust vents to run bout 250F
Bet you can cook 8-10 hours without refueling!
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 06:35:03 PM »
I've wanted to try this on a weber 22 kettle.
Make a fuse burn with charcoal / wood chunks
Light one end adjust vents to run bout 250F
Bet you can cook 8-10 hours without refueling!

been there, done it.  got 11 3/4 hours from one side of the fuse burn to the other running @ 230° solid the entire time.   8)
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 11:49:05 AM »
Scroll down to see my reply & a couple of setup pics. The ring of fire (fuse burn) as shown lasted 8+ hrs. and I didn't have to babysit it.

http://www.letstalkbbq.com/index.php?topic=5961.0

As I mentioned in this post, I had a hard time keeping this small fuse burn at or above 250°, so I would make it a little bigger next time, with three briqs on the bottom row and two on the top with wood spaced periodically around the fuse.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 09:40:22 PM »
I found this video that I thought was very interesting and a simple solution for indirect cooking of meat on the Weber kettle.

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »
Great video Ed. One basket with -25- unlit briquettes. Take out -8- and get em lit. Add em to the -17- unlit brisquettes. Add a little chunk of wood. Every hour add -8- unlit briquettes and a small chunk of wood. Lid vent wide open. Bottom vent just cracked to 1/4. You will be cooking lo and slo just like the big boys..................

Oh, and for longer more greasier cooks add a foil pan on top of the foil lining.......
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 03:44:11 PM »
maybe we can have a weber kettle and WSM section for posting cooks using a weber kettle or WSM.  maybe in the charcoal section.  just a thought.   8)
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 04:27:29 PM »
Good one Sparky. The charcoal grill section is great for the kettle.
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 05:43:52 PM »
Very interesting video, Ed - thank you for posting it!
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 11:32:48 PM »
I like it, Ed.  Before being a member of this forum and watching informational videos like this I thought a charcoal cooker was nothing more than a pile of coals beneath a grate

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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 05:11:05 AM »
maybe we can have a weber kettle and WSM section for posting cooks using a weber kettle or WSM.  maybe in the charcoal section.  just a thought.   8)

I go along with this since the majority of my cooks have been on the Performer or the WSM, prior
to getting my pellet cookers. I like the ease of the pellet cookers, but there is something about
cooking with charcoal that seems to make certain foods taste better, IMHO.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2013, 02:25:26 PM »
I was registering my Weber Smoochy Mountain and the CS lady asked me if I have ever used the Weber shovel. She said it is specially shaped to clean the ashes out of your WSM and works semi-well with the OTG kettle.

Of course I had her send me one. I found the link on Amazon in case anyone wants to give it the hairy eyeball......

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009IH0HYK/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_tr_M3T1_ST1_dp_i1
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
I was registering my Weber Smoochy Mountain and the CS lady asked me if I have ever used the Weber shovel. She said it is specially shaped to clean the ashes out of your WSM and works semi-well with the OTG kettle.

Of course I had her send me one. I found the link on Amazon in case anyone wants to give it the hairy eyeball......

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009IH0HYK/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_tr_M3T1_ST1_dp_i1

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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 04:25:44 PM »
Cool shovel!

Smoke you actually called to register your Weber? You can register it at their website... You really are "old school" 8)
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Re: WEBER KETTLE/PERFORMER TIPS AND TRICKS
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 05:17:56 PM »
Like Sparky said in a previous post:  Old School is best.

Heck I still send all my bills out in the mail. In case anyone forgot...stamps still dont taste good when ya lick em........... :P
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