My name is Rob Varley and I'm from Alberta, Canada. I just became firefighter and work a 15 on 6 off schedule. I used to smoke with a friend back in Ontario and have missed it. I thought "Hey what a better way to spend my days off then gettin' my smoke on". I just bought a Weber Kettle 22.5". I like it so far as we used to smoke on a barrel charcoal grill and I always thought it was too hot. On the weekend i smoked up some ribs for some friends and me. 2 hours at 225(I think) 1 hour foil wrapped and a half hour back on the grill. They were really good and had a gorgeous smoke ring. I did this without a temperature gauge. I couldnt find one at our hardware store.
That bring me to the list of things I need and feel free to add things to help me out
Another steel grate for the coals, i find the one on the weber is too wide and i loose charcoals
I'd like to get a better steel grate for the top for searing meat and cooking meat on the top. Any advice? Maybe a weber accessory?
Any other items you think i would need to make my grill great? I'm looking to smoke bacon, brisket, maybe some pork shoulder etc.
Anyways its been about 7 years since I've been an active member of a forum. I hope i can have a great experience here!