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Old 12-26-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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I don't get it?

Anybody ever see this? I'm cooking this rib roast Christmas Eve on the Kettle. I'm using those wire charcoal retainers and a foil pan in the center. The charcoal on the left side burns "lustily" throughout the cook. The charcoal on the right is anemic and burns erratically throughout. I had the vent in every possible location relative to the stuff. Also, I had equal position relative to the pan.I tried to "encourage" it by adding hotter briquests as well. Perhaps the bottom vent position? Do I position the charcoal "north/ south" as opposed to "east/ west?" It still cooked well, but uneven. Wood
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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I don't know what causes it but it sometimes happens to me. I'm thinkin' it has got to be the position of the bottom vent because that is the only variable I can not change once the cook starts. I can't remember if there was a breeze when it happened or not. I, also, agree with you, changing the position of the top vent makes no difference.

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Old 12-26-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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Perhaps the already burning coals are robbing the air and directing the currents away from the non lit coals. Just a thought.
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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That could be . Hmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Its them dang Aliens messing around Watch your self Woodkettle
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:23 PM   #6
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i just pile the coals to one side and rotate the food halfway through

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:42 PM   #7
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I discussed this with my wife and she thinks it's spirits. She says if I lay off on the gin and whiskey I wouldn't have this problem. I say where's the fun in that.

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Old 12-26-2005, 07:20 PM   #8
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Having had similar problems and pulled my hair out trying to solve it,
I believe the best way is to simply start a chimney with fresh coals, get
em going and add to the weak side.

Or call an Exorcist.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:20 PM   #9
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i just pile the coals to one side and rotate the food halfway through

I agree.
If I see the coals are burning uneven, I'll grab a glove and rotate the whole grill rack 180' about half way before each flip. I'm Lazy.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:35 PM   #11
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That's it. Tomorow night I'm grilling something over something soaked in peanut oil. You guys are gonna be sorry while I laugh my way to the bank!!
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I think Bob T has the hicups!
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:24 AM   #13
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I didn't actually do it. I've about got Larry talked into trying it for me.
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Its them dang Aliens messing around Watch your self Woodkettle
Ive had a similier problem and I find wearing a tinfoil hat and wrapping my left arm in foil while cooking wards off the spirits and makes the charchol burn evenly..
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Switch to Matchlight !!!! That'l do it !!!!!

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