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Old 04-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Lava rocks + charcoal?

Is it OK to use lava rocks together with charcoal in a charcoal grill, for heat distribution? Or should this be avoided?

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Old 04-21-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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Lava rocks are meant to be used with gas grills so you can have the same heat distribution as you would with charcoal. No need for both.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:09 AM   #3
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Agree on that. I prefer charcoal alone... :)
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i third the motion
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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if you need heat retention, use fire bricks to line the kettle with. i know its not distributing the heat but it helps retain it. Wish there was a way to mold some ceramic around a weber kettle to make it a BGE type
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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if you need heat retention, use fire bricks to line the kettle with. i know its not distributing the heat but it helps retain it. Wish there was a way to mold some ceramic around a weber kettle to make it a BGE type
Not sure if it's food safe, but there is a Concrete Cloth. There might be other ways to retain the heat: mebby spackle some crete on the sides of the webber; ceramic brickettes & use hardware cloth to hold them in place.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #7
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Hmm interesting. Never heard of that stuff
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I looked into it abit more, the Concrete Cloth has a PVC backing, so no go for cookery/grill/bbq. I think it would be easiest to use 1/4" hardware cloth & quickcrete or concrete patch. Form fit the HW cloth for a tight fit, and apply the crete to the cloth.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:46 PM   #9
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Hmm, to bad i cant use the kettle to cast a mold. haha

thanx for the above info. That cloth is pretty cool stuff
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