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post #21 of 24

I also use a Weber Kettle and I have more of a problem keeping the temps low versus high.  I would x2 the comments made above

- do not use starter fluid.  Go with a charcoal chimney starter and you will never look back

- pick up the charcoal trays mentioned above or create a similar set up using foil.  

- Take a look at how the intake vent works on your kettle while looking from the top of the grill.  There is really only 1/4" of range from the closed setting to the open setting and the more you are familiar with this setting, the more control you will have.

- Get a good BBQ thermometer and set it on the grate away from any water tray and away from the cold meat "air bubble".  

- Definitely start out with more than 4 hot coals.  I use the charcoal trays and I get the coals "1/2 way started" and then dump it into each of the 2 trays.

 

Good luck 

post #22 of 24
I recommend the book Low N Slow by Gary Wiviott or Weber's Smoke or Weber's New Real Grilling. Either of these will help you tremendously.
Edited by Bama BBQ - 12/28/14 at 5:42pm
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Bama BBQ View Post

I recommend the book Low N Slow by Gary Wiviott or Weber's Smoke or Weber's New Real Grilling. Either of these will help you tremendously.


except.....do not soak any wood chips or chunks. period.

post #24 of 24

Jeff the owner of this site has a five day e course that is free of charge. check into it. I did it and my dad when he first came out with it. I can honestly say it did not take with dad. He is hard on the head like.... well, you can figure it out. But it does work if you really want to know how to really BBQ. I would check it out if I was you. I did.

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