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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Never used charcoal before...ever. I'm just looking for suggestions for my first cook. I bought the kettle because I wanted the versatility. I'm interested in low and slow cooking but wonder if I should do something super basic for my first time with the coals. Any ideas for a safe choice that a beginner can't mess up?
post #2 of 14
Check out Pit boys on YouTube. They smoke everything on a kettle. I have 5 smokers but I also love my kettle.
post #3 of 14
How about direct cooking a few burgers while indirectly cooking a few chicken pieces. I recommend using the search bar learn your options to setting your grill up properly practice makes perfect. Best of luck don't forget pic's of food and your grill!
post #4 of 14
You should check out the Weber kettle forum. But beware. We are very serious about our collections..
I have 7.. So far lol
post #5 of 14

You made a great choice. I use one all winter and enjoy every minute of it.

 

A few options for indirect.

 

http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2013/11/05/smoking-on-a-weber-kettle/

post #6 of 14

Congrats on your kettle purchase, I'm on my second one in 30 years.  I would suggest some chicken or maybe a chuckie.  CSR's might me nice too!  Lots of versatility.

 

Mike

post #7 of 14
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Thanks b-one for the feedback. I was thinking something similar. I'll definitely post pics.

post #8 of 14
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Check out Pit boys on YouTube. They smoke everything on a kettle. I have 5 smokers but I also love my kettle.

 

Those guys are badass.

post #9 of 14
They r very funny and knowledgeable
post #10 of 14

The Weber kettle is probably the most versatile cooking platform. They are definitely a good return on investment.

 

I got my start smoking on an abandoned  Weber that was fairly new but had no legs, I'm guessing a drunk fell on it. (ouch) I put the kettle into a steel car wheel and it could pivot on a slope like a ball in a socket. I could gather red maple windfall limbs the diameter of my wrist, and smoke for free.

post #11 of 14

Yep, we love our Webers around here. Still the grill/smoker that I use most.

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for guiding me towards The Pit Boys. Those guys are awesome and hilarious! I also just registered to the WKC. thumb1%20copy.gif

post #13 of 14

If you have a chance try that stuffed lobster recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys. The crab meat stuffing is absolutely amazing. Like everyone else said a Weber kettle will do it all. I even put a BBQ Guru port on the side of one of my kettles & use it like a smoker, with temp control.

post #14 of 14
They r the best. .. I watch ever you tube about smoking. But when I see them I laugh while I learn
It's goooood!
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