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Weber Char-Baskets

Postby FWL2579 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:32 am

Anyone using the Weber Char-Baskets in a Weber Kettle? If so, are you using lump or regular charcoal? Tried using lump this past weekend with the char-baskets doing the minion method but did not have a lot of success.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Weber Char-Baskets

Postby bogiedr » Fri May 26, 2017 1:55 pm

I use them exclusively with briquettes. Lump is bigger and not very uniform, it does not lend itself to burn well in the baskets. If you are trying to smoke something, only light up a corner of each basket and let the kettle come up to temp. Monitor at first every half hour or so until you are comfortable that the temp has settled down and will burn steadily. That's my penny's worth You are in the right forum for answers and lessons, lots of q'ers here have a ton more experience than I do and I can say, I have learned a few things just reading! Good luck, hope the method works for you. :D
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Re: Weber Char-Baskets

Postby Red Farr » Sun May 28, 2017 10:16 am

...two hard to control 2 fires...lots of aftermarket stuff available for weber kettles....I made mine using expanded metal
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Re: Weber Char-Baskets

Postby castironchris » Mon May 29, 2017 6:43 am

I have never used the baskets but I agree with bogiedr about controlling two fires. I got a slownsear and it's pretty easy to maintain temp with.
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Re: Weber Char-Baskets

Postby FWL2579 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:15 am

I appreciate the feedback. I agree that you can't use lump with them.
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