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Old 04-03-2009, 10:29 PM   #11
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Well I would stick with the matchlight. Reminds me a lot of my child hood but we used Gulflight I think. Now the Mexican American who lived next door to me in Corpus always used gasoline. Now you want somthing tasty try that. Just trying to cover all the bases here. Now I used paint stripper one time. It make the meat taste sorta funny.

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:41 AM   #12
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GET A CHIMNEY!!! It is an IT IS DESPENSIBLE. Probably moreso than a grill. If you have time, just figure out a way to get the stuff in the grill.Eventually, you will have a house and will buy a Weber Kettle, and also a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, and you will need one. If you buy good charcoal, and douse it with LF, then, just stick with the matchlight. I would go to Home Depot, and buy a bag of hickory chunks as well. And 3-4 to your charcoal to give some hint of wood smoke to the finished product. Woodman
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So whats a decent chimney? Or are they all the same? I saw a Webber one on amazon for about $15. As far as the wood chips go, do you guys like to throw em right in, or prefer to wet them down a bit to induce smoke?

Yeah, im not a real fancy eater. Fancy fruit and vegi recipies dont do it for me. Strickly a meat and potatoes guy, so i figure if thats what i like its time to start cooking some good meat.

Question, is an 18" Webber one touch a large enough kettle to do some decent indirect cooking with? I never thought my wife would even give me a shot a getting one, but we were looking at them at home depot and she mentioned how she doesnt like to eat off the park grills because birds poop on them. LOL. We havent figured out how we would traspot it around... but those are minor details right?
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Hickory chunks- not chips. I throw my chunks in dry. Any chimney will do just keep it in the garage when its not in use, and it'll last years.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:13 AM   #15
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So whats a decent chimney? Or are they all the same? I saw a Webber one on amazon for about $15. As far as the wood chips go, do you guys like to throw em right in, or prefer to wet them down a bit to induce smoke?

Yeah, im not a real fancy eater. Fancy fruit and vegi recipies dont do it for me. Strickly a meat and potatoes guy, so i figure if thats what i like its time to start cooking some good meat.

Question, is an 18" Webber one touch a large enough kettle to do some decent indirect cooking with? I never thought my wife would even give me a shot a getting one, but we were looking at them at home depot and she mentioned how she doesnt like to eat off the park grills because birds poop on them. LOL. We havent figured out how we would traspot it around... but those are minor details right?
If you are going with a Weber get the 22.5....I recomended the other grill because it folds do for easier trasnport
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #16
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^^^ but will it cook as well? I dont know if grill shape or quality effects how it cooks. I really like the webbers. I checked one out at home depot and it looks as iff the legs just pull right out of the kettle. I figured this was just a tid bit more difficult than folding it up but shouldnt be too bad. The 22 seems substantialy larger though.. dont know if that would fit in the back of my little crossover.

But i will consider everything ... thanks for all the great info so far!
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #17
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The 22" is definitely better! You "could" do OK on the 18" but I'd make every effort to go with the 22" Or, even better, if you can swing a $300 investment, go with a WSM delivered. You can grill AND smoke easily, and the footprint is narrower. A Weber chimney is a very good model. WM
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #18
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As times are hard, the WSM is def. out of my price range right now. Is the webber one-touch sliver ok? Its $90 vs the gold one-touchs $150+ is a pretty big price diffrence... ill have to see if the 22 will even fit in my car... LOL
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:30 AM   #19
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Go look for a Weber on Craigslist....you'll find one cheap.....I say thats your best cheapest bet!

I was gonna look but didnt know what part of jersey your in.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #20
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Another question. What is the bennifit it any of using charcoal over just stright wood for fire? Is the charcaol better to cook with? Whats the dirrfence? I know when i go camping i make everything from pancakes and bacon to steak and potatoes on a grate straight over the campfire.

If charcoal a cooking advantage, or just more convinient?

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