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Gutty96 wrote: Will these also eliminate the need for a chimney? Can you just start the charcoal in them?

Never mind, just bought them, and the chimney, an about another $70 worth of stuff. This "good deal bbq" is starting to get expensive.
You could , but its not optimal. Theres holes on the bottom of the coal baskets. If you mess around with the grates and positioning you could light them up that way with a fire starter.

But chimneys aren't too expensive. I got mine @ home depot for $12.99
It just makes your life easier. That way you can fpcus on making the best smoked meats!
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UrbanPoet wrote: You could , but its not optimal. Theres holes on the bottom of the coal baskets. If you mess around with the grates and positioning you could light them up that way with a fire starter.

But chimneys aren't too expensive. I got mine @ home depot for $12.99
It just makes your life easier. That way you can fpcus on making the best smoked meats!

There are also DIY charcoal chimneys...I think I tried making one from those large tomato cans back in the day.
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And wifey said there was no room on the deck.
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UrbanPoet wrote: So happy you converted to charcoal!
Not quite converted, still going to keep the old gas grill for the quick every day cooks. Still, Yes I am extremely excited to start cooking more often with charcoal.
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First modification done already, and first attempt to start it.
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Gutty96 wrote:
Not quite converted, still going to keep the old gas grill for the quick every day cooks. Still, Yes I am extremely excited to start cooking more often with charcoal.
Wait until you take the first bite of whAtever you make. Even a simple quick grill of food over charcoal has that special taste thats hard to replicate on gas!

Gutty96 wrote: First modification done already, and first attempt to start it.
Did you add a thermometer?
It looks like it came with it. Clean add on!
Are you gonna get those cheapo $17.99 coal baskets from Canadian Tire?
If youre not a smoker, youre a joker :lol:
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SLOW N SEAR EXPOSED!!/LOW AND SLOW/SLOW N SEAR TESTING COMPARISON/ MUST WATCH/

It looks like you can get similar results with cheapo charcoal baskets piled on top of each other.

I still see the merits of the Slow n Sear. I don’t hate on the product. (But that youtuber sure does! But probably just for the contraversy/views).
With the SNS You don’t have to pile baskets. It is a neat all in one package. But this kinda shows its not inherently better , but is a product that does the same thing as previous methods... but just improves on design for ease of use.

After this... i think after watching this video, i’ll just stick to the regular charcoal baskets piled on top of each other. And just use a foil pan to add water.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Wait until you take the first bite of whAtever you make. Even a simple quick grill of food over charcoal has that special taste thats hard to replicate on gas!




Did you add a thermometer?
It looks like it came with it. Clean add on!
Are you gonna get those cheapo $17.99 coal baskets from Canadian Tire?
If youre not a smoker, youre a joker :lol:
Yup, added the thermometer. It is actually a broil king replacement, but whatever it work. Just drill a hole and pop it in.

Got the baskets yesterday and used them this morning to heat it up and burn off anything left from manufacturing. They work well. Great idea and keeps things cleaner.

Have some bone in strips thawing right now, gonna give those a try tonight. Will try the two zone thing to sear them on the hot side then bring up to temp over indirect heat.
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I don't know if this means wifey has little faith I the new grill producing supper, but she also made a 3hr spaghetti this afternoon....
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Turned out pretty good! Still learning ask I go though.
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More pork belly.. this time cured 5 days and pic of money shot.. turned out amazing
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Lamb cutlets and loin chops with a side of potatoes cooked with lard. Lamb had a good amount of fat so had to be quick when turning as they were flaring up over the coals. Seared the loin chops first then had them on the side to finish cooking as I put the cutlets on. Cutlets were much thinner so got cooked enough from the sear.
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redsfan wrote: More pork belly.. this time cured 5 days and pic of money shot.. turned out amazing
Ooo look at that tint of pink! Marvelous!
BongoBong wrote: Lamb cutlets and loin chops with a side of potatoes cooked with lard. Lamb had a good amount of fat so had to be quick when turning as they were flaring up over the coals. Seared the loin chops first then had them on the side to finish cooking as I put the cutlets on. Cutlets were much thinner so got cooked enough from the sear.
I love pic #2... capturing the moment with flames. Fire
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Gutty96 wrote: Turned out pretty good! Still learning ask I go though.
Looks great! What were you cooking on?
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Frank311 wrote: Looks great! What were you cooking on?
Just Weber brand briquettes. Going to try lump next.
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Gutty96 wrote: Just Weber brand briquettes. Going to try lump next.
That's what I've got too. Going to try the Xylo lump Costco carries. Never heard of that brand before but it gets decent reviews.
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Not the best pic of the brisket, but turned our really amazing. Did take about 13 hours on the smoker. I think (know) I have some temperature issues with my smoker which is causing the super low and slow cooks.

Upgrade planned with new temp controller and hopefully better control via a PID. Just waiting on parts.

Was over at a friend's place and had some smoked sockeye salmon and steelhead trout. Very tasty off a pellet grill. Now I want a pellet grill too. Sigh...
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Londonbrewer wrote: Not the best pic of the brisket, but turned our really amazing. Did take about 13 hours on the smoker. I think (know) I have some temperature issues with my smoker which is causing the super low and slow cooks.

Upgrade planned with new temp controller and hopefully better control via a PID. Just waiting on parts.

Was over at a friend's place and had some smoked sockeye salmon and steelhead trout. Very tasty off a pellet grill. Now I want a pellet grill too. Sigh...
Any money shot?
We wanna see that sliced. Lets see some smoke ring!

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