Weber Performer charcoal baskets - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
Wizard of Que
 
Smokey Lew's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern California - Riverside
Posts: 1,502
Weber Performer charcoal baskets

I just purchase a Weber Performer grill and I'm going to ask a stupid question. The charcoal baskets are great for starting up the briquets or coal but they seem like a small area for grilling if you leave the fuel in just the baskets. There wasn't any suggestions on how it all is supposed to work in the instructions.

Can someone give me a brief guide on how to best use the baskets and set up for grilling? I almost didn't post this. I feel kind of stupid asking you guys but what the heck, I'm a NOOB!
__________________

__________________
Smokey Lew
Riverside, California
WSM 22.5"
Weber Performer, black

http://chaneysgrills.com/index.html
Smokey Lew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
Re: Weber Performer charcoal baskets

I beleve in the performer they will be in the middle when you light them. It gives a great amount of cooking area, believe it or not and it gives you an area where you can cook indirect also.
__________________

__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 05:44 PM   #3
Moderator
 
bbquzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newark, OH & Indian River, MI
Posts: 5,011
Re: Weber Performer charcoal baskets

What Nick says and if you spread them out after the coals are started, put one on the right and one on the left side it gives you a rectangular area you can cook indirect in the center.
__________________
Buzz Price
• WSM 18.5 • WSM 22.5 • Performers, Black & Green • Q 300 Gasser
• KCBS Certified Judge #53267
bbquzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
Wizard of Que
 
Smokey Lew's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern California - Riverside
Posts: 1,502
Re: Weber Performer charcoal baskets

Hey thanks guys. I kind of figured it was like that but I thought I would ask the experts before my wife comes home. She doesn't know about my recent purchase and she'll be home within the hour. As Ricky tells Lucy, "Lucy - you've got some s'plainin' to do!"
__________________
Smokey Lew
Riverside, California
WSM 22.5"
Weber Performer, black

http://chaneysgrills.com/index.html
Smokey Lew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
Re: Weber Performer charcoal baskets

haven't got my Performer yet, but I've got the baskets for
my kettle. I never use em.
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #6
Saint O'Que
 
BluzQue's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,415
Re: Weber Performer charcoal baskets

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Prochilo
I beleve in the performer they will be in the middle when you light them. It gives a great amount of cooking area, believe it or not and it gives you an area where you can cook indirect also.

I agree totally!

__________________

__________________
" A Touch of Hickory * A Taste of the Blues "
Good Music * Good Food * Good Beer * Great Friends

WEBER PERFORMER GRILL
WHISKEY BARREL SMOKER
OLE BOY OFFSET SMOKER
10% FINISHED CABINET SMOKER BUILD
BluzQue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.