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In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.

Any comments on these:

Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak? If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.

Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..

If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?

I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once? How is
this possible, do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?

Cheers


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markm75 wrote:
In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.

Any comments on these:

Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak? If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.


For doing bbq, where control of airflow is important for temperature control
at lower temps, it is the wrong tool. It can be done, just as a crescent
wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is far more of a hassel. That's why
weber makes the excellent Weber Smokey Mountain.

For information to get you started about BBQ, go to the bbq faq:
http://www.bbq-porch.org/faq/index.html

Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..


It depends on the store, but most often it is briquettes.

If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?


I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once?


No, it cannot be used more than once. Once it is burned up, it is all gone.
Sometimes there a bits of briquette that haven't been completely burned
which you can then try to re-use. I don't, I dump it.

..... do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?


No, you don't. With briquettes it is preferable, but you don't HAVE to.
With lump, you can start grilling right away.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Dave
www.davebbq.com



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On May 11, 2:34 pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:
In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.


Any comments on these:


Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak? If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.


For doing bbq, where control of airflow is important for temperature control
at lower temps, it is the wrong tool. It can be done, just as a crescent
wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is far more of a hassel. That's why
weber makes the excellent Weber Smokey Mountain.

For information to get you started about BBQ, go to the bbq faq:http://www.bbq-porch.org/faq/index.html

Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..


It depends on the store, but most often it is briquettes.

If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?
I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once?


No, it cannot be used more than once. Once it is burned up, it is all gone.
Sometimes there a bits of briquette that haven't been completely burned
which you can then try to re-use. I don't, I dump it.

..... do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?


No, you don't. With briquettes it is preferable, but you don't HAVE to.
With lump, you can start grilling right away.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Davewww.davebbq.com


Thanks for the reply and website link.. that helps quite a bit.

Any thoughts on whether its worth it to convert the disposable propane
to a refillable on the newer models? IE: Propane replacements are
$3.. how would that compare with being able to "refill".

Cheers

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markm75 wrote:
On May 11, 2:34 pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:
In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a
shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i
guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.


Any comments on these:


Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak?
If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.


For doing bbq, where control of airflow is important for temperature
control
at lower temps, it is the wrong tool. It can be done, just as a
crescent
wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is far more of a hassel.
That's why
weber makes the excellent Weber Smokey Mountain.

For information to get you started about BBQ, go to the bbq
faq:http://www.bbq-porch.org/faq/index.html

Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..


It depends on the store, but most often it is briquettes.

If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?
I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once?


No, it cannot be used more than once. Once it is burned up, it is
all gone.
Sometimes there a bits of briquette that haven't been completely
burned
which you can then try to re-use. I don't, I dump it.

..... do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?


No, you don't. With briquettes it is preferable, but you don't HAVE
to.
With lump, you can start grilling right away.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Davewww.davebbq.com


Thanks for the reply and website link.. that helps quite a bit.

Any thoughts on whether its worth it to convert the disposable propane
to a refillable on the newer models? IE: Propane replacements are
$3.. how would that compare with being able to "refill".


I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Dave
www.davebbq.com



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"Dave Bugg" wrote in message
news
markm75 wrote:
On May 11, 2:34 pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:
In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a
shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i
guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.

Any comments on these:

Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak?
If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.

For doing bbq, where control of airflow is important for temperature
control
at lower temps, it is the wrong tool. It can be done, just as a
crescent
wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is far more of a hassel.
That's why
weber makes the excellent Weber Smokey Mountain.

For information to get you started about BBQ, go to the bbq
faq:http://www.bbq-porch.org/faq/index.html

Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..

It depends on the store, but most often it is briquettes.

If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?
I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once?

No, it cannot be used more than once. Once it is burned up, it is
all gone.
Sometimes there a bits of briquette that haven't been completely
burned
which you can then try to re-use. I don't, I dump it.

..... do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?

No, you don't. With briquettes it is preferable, but you don't HAVE
to.
With lump, you can start grilling right away.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Davewww.davebbq.com


Thanks for the reply and website link.. that helps quite a bit.

Any thoughts on whether its worth it to convert the disposable propane
to a refillable on the newer models? IE: Propane replacements are
$3.. how would that compare with being able to "refill".


I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Dave
www.davebbq.com


I have the older Performer with the 5lb refillable tank. That will light
about 150 batches
of charcoal if you are careful using it. Weber says a disposable propane
tank will
last 10-15 lights! That would be a real pain and it would be expensive. A
previous poster, in response to a thread about this said you could easily
convert the disposable performer to one using either a 5lb or
even a 20lb tank by simply buying and installing a $5 hose from Weber. That
would be crucial
for me.

Kent




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On May 11, 6:18 pm, "Kent" wrote:
"Dave Bugg" wrote in message

news


markm75 wrote:
On May 11, 2:34 pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:
In my debate on gas vs charcoal i've decided to give this guy a
shot..
even though its grill area is only 22.5" compared to say 30".. i
guess
from what i've seen it can feed 4-6 in one shot, but i guess its no
big deal to just add more meat when the first round is done.


Any comments on these:


Use lump coal, wood type too.. say pecan wood or mesquite or oak?
If
grilling, no need to add wood chips, but if slow cooking add them.


For doing bbq, where control of airflow is important for temperature
control
at lower temps, it is the wrong tool. It can be done, just as a
crescent
wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is far more of a hassel.
That's why
weber makes the excellent Weber Smokey Mountain.


For information to get you started about BBQ, go to the bbq
faq:http://www.bbq-porch.org/faq/index.html


Are the typical bags of charcoal in the store lump style or
briquettes? I cant remember..


It depends on the store, but most often it is briquettes.


If i end up with the newer model (not the 2005) one.. is it true the
gas is a disposable tank now, as before you could refill? Any
advantages to trying to retro fit the tank so it can be refilled?
Whats a typical refill cost vs a completely new disposable tank?
I've heard that the charcoal can often be used more than once?


No, it cannot be used more than once. Once it is burned up, it is
all gone.
Sometimes there a bits of briquette that haven't been completely
burned
which you can then try to re-use. I don't, I dump it.


..... do you not need to wait until the charcoal is
completely white (to avoid health issues) with this type of setup?


No, you don't. With briquettes it is preferable, but you don't HAVE
to.
With lump, you can start grilling right away.


--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Davewww.davebbq.com


Thanks for the reply and website link.. that helps quite a bit.


Any thoughts on whether its worth it to convert the disposable propane
to a refillable on the newer models? IE: Propane replacements are
$3.. how would that compare with being able to "refill".


I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.


--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Dave
www.davebbq.com


I have the older Performer with the 5lb refillable tank. That will light
about 150 batches
of charcoal if you are careful using it. Weber says a disposable propane
tank will
last 10-15 lights! That would be a real pain and it would be expensive. A
previous poster, in response to a thread about this said you could easily
convert the disposable performer to one using either a 5lb or
even a 20lb tank by simply buying and installing a $5 hose from Weber. That
would be crucial
for me.

Kent- Hide quoted text -

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Hmm... so does that imply you get a 5lb or 20lb tank to act as the
"refiller" back into the disposable tank..

Anyone have any specific info or model info on what is needed to
accomplish this (sorry I've never messed with gas in general)..


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"Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:

I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.


I don't see any benefit to the Performer, unless someone sees paying
double the price of an ordinary weber kettle grill (the same grill) is
somehow a benefit?!?!? And the Performer is bulky and heavy for so
little cooking area.... to me it's just a gimmick and a waste of a lot
of money.

Seems awfully Rube Goldbergish to deal with gas to light charcoal, if
yer gonna bother with gas why not just get a Weber gas grill from the
git go? duh Otherwise if you just gotta go charcoal get the ordinary
kettle grill. But make up yer mind, gas, charcoal, gas, charcoal....
what's so friggin' difficult to decide. Were I desireous of a
charcoal grill (so I could play with ashes too) I'd get the small
Weber kettle grill (~$65) to compliment my Genesis. But I have many
years of playing with charcoal, I'd never go back.

I have my Weber Genesis connected to a 500 gallon propane tank too...
buying in bulk is substantially less money than refilling small tanks,
and the bulk tank truck comes to me on a regular basis so I never run
out of gsas and I never need to run out to hunt up gas. But even if
someone doesn't use enough propane to warrant having a 500 gallon tank
they can still use a 100 pound cylinder for a grill... even with the
service charge for delivery it's still less money than refilling those
20 pound tanks, and a lot less hassle... and cylinders are a lot safer
than those little tanks... and you never run out because you're
working with two tanks, soon as one goes empty switch to the full one
(simply close one valve and open the other) then call the propane
company for a refill... never again get stuck with half cooked food
you gotta drag indoors to finish cooking.

And regardless which grill, the number one safety rule, never ever
locate your grill on a wooden deck or within 10 feet of any other
combustible structure.

Sheldon

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Sheldon wrote:
"Dave Bugg" wrote:


I have my Weber Genesis connected to a 500 gallon propane tank too...


Whoa, I just caught my verbal blunder from reading your post, Shel. I don't
have a Performer, I have a Weber Genesis. I shoulda said "I have my gas
grill hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank". I also have a high btu
output, two burner outdoor stovetop hooked up to the same tank.

--
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
Dave
www.davebbq.com



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On May 11, 8:19�pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
"Dave Bugg" wrote:
I have my Weber Genesis connected to a 500 gallon propane tank too...


Whoa, I just caught my verbal blunder from reading your post, Shel. *I don't
have a Performer, I have a Weber Genesis. *I shoulda said "I have my gas
grill hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank". *I also have a high btu
output, two burner outdoor stovetop hooked up to the same tank.


Well, you didn't actually say which grill... I assumed something other
than the Performer... connecting a Perfomer to a 500 gallon propane
tank I think would be a mite overkill. I also heat my entire house
with propane, make domestic hot water, and fuel my GE Profile kitchen
range. I'm very happy with the Genesis, but ever I got a bug for
charcoal again I'd get me a small Weber kettle grill, they cost very
little, are extremely portable, will last practically forever, and are
plenty capable of cooking up a whole load of food for a crowd of at
least 15. If I were to feed 15 I would only put up about half the
burgers, dogs, chicken pieces, whatever... it makes a lot more sense
to cook in smaller batches and to stagger everything so the problem of
keeping food warm without over cooking just doesn't occur. And most
food cooks up in less than ten minutes, people can wait ten minutes.
And even though the small weber kettle grill can handle 10 pounds of
london broil all at once I'd still stagger the cooking.

And charcoal is not difficult to light, I just can't see the point in
needing a gas fired contraption to get charcoal going. To me the big
hassle with charcoal is not the lighting, it's after I'm all done
cooking waiting for it to burn out and then to mess with the ashes. I
don't use the fireplace in my house for the same reason.

Sheldon

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"Sheldon" wrote in message
oups.com...
"Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:

I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.


I don't see any benefit to the Performer, unless someone sees paying
double the price of an ordinary weber kettle grill (the same grill) is
somehow a benefit?!?!? And the Performer is bulky and heavy for so
little cooking area.... to me it's just a gimmick and a waste of a lot
of money.

Seems awfully Rube Goldbergish to deal with gas to light charcoal, if
yer gonna bother with gas why not just get a Weber gas grill from the
git go? duh Otherwise if you just gotta go charcoal get the ordinary
kettle grill. But make up yer mind, gas, charcoal, gas, charcoal....
what's so friggin' difficult to decide. Were I desireous of a
charcoal grill (so I could play with ashes too) I'd get the small
Weber kettle grill (~$65) to compliment my Genesis. But I have many
years of playing with charcoal, I'd never go back.


The Performer with the gas lighter makes all the difference in the world for
me.
Throwing charcoal in the baskets, lighting for 5 minutes, and you have a
heat
source that is better than gas for many things. You can sear a steak with
the lid
up to insure rare meat inside. You can indirectly roast standing ribs,
turkeys, etc,
much better than with gas. You can smoke-cook at a lower temp. for ribs, and
fowl.
You can use wood on gas, but it really doesn't work very well.
Gas is better for fish, especially flaky fish, boneless chicken breasts, and
for ground meats,
plus a few others. The latter is true only, if you have the porcelein coated
cast iron
grate with the flat side up.
I use my Performer 70% and my Genesis 30%. As I enter the pre-geezer phase
of life,
I'm using the gas more, mostly for dietary[cholesterol] reasons.

Kent




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On May 12, 3:32 pm, "Kent" wrote:
"Sheldon" wrote in message

oups.com...



"Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:


I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.


I don't see any benefit to the Performer, unless someone sees paying
double the price of an ordinary weber kettle grill (the same grill) is
somehow a benefit?!?!? And the Performer is bulky and heavy for so
little cooking area.... to me it's just a gimmick and a waste of a lot
of money.


Seems awfully Rube Goldbergish to deal with gas to light charcoal, if
yer gonna bother with gas why not just get a Weber gas grill from the
git go? duh Otherwise if you just gotta go charcoal get the ordinary
kettle grill. But make up yer mind, gas, charcoal, gas, charcoal....
what's so friggin' difficult to decide. Were I desireous of a
charcoal grill (so I could play with ashes too) I'd get the small
Weber kettle grill (~$65) to compliment my Genesis. But I have many
years of playing with charcoal, I'd never go back.


The Performer with the gas lighter makes all the difference in the world for
me.
Throwing charcoal in the baskets, lighting for 5 minutes, and you have a
heat
source that is better than gas for many things. You can sear a steak with
the lid
up to insure rare meat inside. You can indirectly roast standing ribs,
turkeys, etc,
much better than with gas. You can smoke-cook at a lower temp. for ribs, and
fowl.
You can use wood on gas, but it really doesn't work very well.
Gas is better for fish, especially flaky fish, boneless chicken breasts, and
for ground meats,
plus a few others. The latter is true only, if you have the porcelein coated
cast iron
grate with the flat side up.
I use my Performer 70% and my Genesis 30%. As I enter the pre-geezer phase
of life,
I'm using the gas more, mostly for dietary[cholesterol] reasons.

Kent- Hide quoted text -

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So in about 5 mins your throwin stuff on .. or are u waiting about 15
total minutes?

I'm prolly heading out to get one this week


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On May 12, 9:36 pm, markm75 wrote:
On May 12, 3:32 pm, "Kent" wrote:





"Sheldon" wrote in message


roups.com...


"Dave Bugg" wrote:
markm75 wrote:


I have mine hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank, so I don't have
preferences with regard to your choices.


I don't see any benefit to the Performer, unless someone sees paying
double the price of an ordinary weber kettle grill (the same grill) is
somehow a benefit?!?!? And the Performer is bulky and heavy for so
little cooking area.... to me it's just a gimmick and a waste of a lot
of money.


Seems awfully Rube Goldbergish to deal with gas to light charcoal, if
yer gonna bother with gas why not just get a Weber gas grill from the
git go? duh Otherwise if you just gotta go charcoal get the ordinary
kettle grill. But make up yer mind, gas, charcoal, gas, charcoal....
what's so friggin' difficult to decide. Were I desireous of a
charcoal grill (so I could play with ashes too) I'd get the small
Weber kettle grill (~$65) to compliment my Genesis. But I have many
years of playing with charcoal, I'd never go back.


The Performer with the gas lighter makes all the difference in the world for
me.
Throwing charcoal in the baskets, lighting for 5 minutes, and you have a
heat
source that is better than gas for many things. You can sear a steak with
the lid
up to insure rare meat inside. You can indirectly roast standing ribs,
turkeys, etc,
much better than with gas. You can smoke-cook at a lower temp. for ribs, and
fowl.
You can use wood on gas, but it really doesn't work very well.
Gas is better for fish, especially flaky fish, boneless chicken breasts, and
for ground meats,
plus a few others. The latter is true only, if you have the porcelein coated
cast iron
grate with the flat side up.
I use my Performer 70% and my Genesis 30%. As I enter the pre-geezer phase
of life,
I'm using the gas more, mostly for dietary[cholesterol] reasons.


Kent- Hide quoted text -


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So in about 5 mins your throwin stuff on .. or are u waiting about 15
total minutes?

I'm prolly heading out to get one this week - Hide quoted text -

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Just to confirm on this one.. with the weber performer it is NOT
necessary to wait until the coals are completely white.. but rather,
just starting to turn white?

At what point does this typically occur.. the 5 minute gas burn then
how long (total time till ready to put on food)? Curious, as I just
finally got the grill today, trying some generic charcoal (wood
flavored) and want to see how it compares to some better stuff.

Thanks

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On May 11, 8:56 pm, Sheldon wrote:
On May 11, 8:19?pm, "Dave Bugg" wrote:

Sheldon wrote:
"Dave Bugg" wrote:
I have myWeberGenesis connected to a 500 gallon propane tank too...


Whoa, I just caught my verbal blunder from reading your post, Shel. I don't
have aPerformer, I have aWeberGenesis. I shoulda said "I have my gas
grill hooked up to a 500 gallon propane tank". I also have a high btu
output, two burner outdoor stovetop hooked up to the same tank.


Well, you didn't actually say which grill... I assumed something other
than thePerformer... connecting a Perfomer to a 500 gallon propane
tank I think would be a mite overkill. I also heat my entire house
with propane, make domestic hot water, and fuel my GE Profile kitchen
range. I'm very happy with the Genesis, but ever I got a bug forcharcoalagain I'd get me a smallWeberkettle grill, they cost very
little, are extremely portable, will last practically forever, and are
plenty capable of cooking up a whole load of food for a crowd of at
least 15. If I were to feed 15 I would only put up about half the
burgers, dogs,chickenpieces, whatever... it makes a lot more sense
to cook in smaller batches and to stagger everything so the problem of
keeping food warm without over cooking just doesn't occur. And most
food cooks up in less than ten minutes, people can wait ten minutes.
And even though the smallweberkettle grill can handle 10 pounds of
london broil all at once I'd still stagger the cooking.

Andcharcoalis not difficult to light, I just can't see the point in
needing a gas fired contraption to getcharcoalgoing. To me the big
hassle withcharcoalis not the lighting, it's after I'm all done
cooking waiting for it to burn out and then to mess with the ashes. I
don't use the fireplace in my house for the same reason.

Sheldon



Curious on the roasting of chickens.. Do most people use things like
the roast holder that webber sells (#32915) to set the chicken on..
(ontop of the cooking grill, above the coals)... or do many use this
device right on the charcoal spot, with charcoal just on each side?

I've seen roasting times of about 2 hours or so.. during this time I'm
assuming the lid is kept closed.. vents too? Do you have to add more
charcoal after a certain period of time, due to the orginal charcoal
losing its heat?

Thanks

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Curious on the roasting of chickens.. Do most people use things like
the roast holder that webber sells (#32915) to set the chicken on..
(ontop of the cooking grill, above the coals)... or do many use this
device right on the charcoal spot, with charcoal just on each side?

I've seen roasting times of about 2 hours or so.. during this time I'm
assuming the lid is kept closed.. vents too? Do you have to add more
charcoal after a certain period of time, due to the orginal charcoal
losing its heat?



When I roast a chicken in the BBW (gas) I do it offset, the bird on one
side and the burner on the other side turned on. I also like to do it on a
spit. I bought a great recipe last year for doing small chickens on the
spit. Puree an onion or two, add salt, pepper and cumin and smear it on the
bird, then stick on on the rotisserie and bast it with butter. It cooks in
about an hour, and it's the best chicken I have ever tasted.
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