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lid on 9 75.00%
lid of 3 25.00%
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Reading "chicken on the grill" thead made me think od the poll. How do you frill, or what do you prefer lid on or not. I know it is not always yes or no, but I'm sure you have a preference.


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Old 06-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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For me it depends on what I am trying to achieve. Steaks and such that are direct high heat I generally do with the lid open. Indirect grilling I usually do with it close and for BBQ you better not peek in there.

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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No. There is no lid on my Lodge hibachi.
Yes & No. My other grills come with lids.

It all boils down to what I am grilling...
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #4
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While direct grilling/browning/searing/etc....Lid up/off....
When indirect finishing to temperature....Lid down/on......
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:11 PM   #5
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Lid on. The lid holds the heat and provides for more even cooking. Food cooks faster.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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lid on here too when possible. besides the increased and even heating, it helps hold the smoke around the food for a bit longer.

however, my backpacking grill is exactly just that, a small grill with legs to put over coals drawn from a campfire, so there's no lid possible.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #7
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indirect slow cooking wouldn't be possible for me without the lid.

If I am doing burgers or grilled chicken I usually don't need the lid, but if they are nice and cooked on the outside and not quite up to temp on the inside, then I will close the lid to give them a boost.

If I am doing thick bone in chops, I sear with all burners on high, then close the lid and turn down the heat so that they can finish, kind of like when I sear in a pan and finish in the oven. I do the same with steak, my partner likes steak more well done so I can close the lid to finish cooking instead of having to overcook the outside of the meat.

I really like having the option of a lid.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:42 PM   #8
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Lid on. We have a Weber.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:45 PM   #9
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Lid off... Weber also...
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:57 PM   #10
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Lid down, Weber.

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