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Weber Kettle Help

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by Geebs, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    So I have been starting thr vortex from the bottom instead of on top, not sure if its been above 30 degrees outside but the vortex has been exceeding 600+ and working great.

    @gmc2003 chris I am going to try your chicken finger recipe this week. Not sure I want to do buttermilk since we are both trying to lose weight, may have to come up with something else.
     
  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    @Geebs You can use anything you want. I was trying buttermilk for a change. I've used anything from a basic brine to pickle juice. If some of your coating isn't browning/cooking properly don't be afraid to give it a quick shot of Pam or some similar spray.

    Chris
     
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  3. big dawg nc

    big dawg nc Newbie

    Glad to see that you got the situation under control. When I use the Vortex in my 26er, I light a small Weber Chimney, when it's going I dump it into the Vortex and then dump another small chimney on top of that. In fifteen minutes I put my wings on and my grate temp is easily sitting at 450º. Those two smaller loads are more than enough to cook 40+ wings.





    BD
     
  4. Daz

    Daz Newbie SMF Premier Member

    put a blower fan on the lower vent and voila! in 20 min it'll shoot over the dome gauge.