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Old 06-21-2006, 09:44 PM   #21
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chunk charcoal with a chimney in my Weber...does me right for grilling and hot smokin' ... and my barrel barbeque for low and slow. Yes you need both! Aren't we all obsessive cooks?? lol
Robo summed it up pretty well for me.

In my neck of the woods, I hear (but don't participate in) arguments about the best land for deer cabins and que fuel harvest. I think the rule is you have to be native born (meaning within the county) to engage in these discussions.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:58 PM   #22
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I did not realize that is what the chimney did.... ok, gonna have to try this because I am a Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid gal! Thanks for the info!!!!

So the chimney... just put some wadded np in the bottom, pile the charcoals on top and light? When the coals are ready, remove the chimney and wha-la?
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:05 PM   #23
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Ignore my last post, I read page 2 of this thread and got all the info I need..... I am off to get a chimeny.... chminey... cheminey... what ever the heck you call it!!!
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chunk charcoal with a chimney in my Weber...
Same here.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:42 PM   #25
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Same here.
I will be able to say the same thing soon!!! Love my Weber!!!
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:17 AM   #26
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a little warning for any new chimney users. (i'm a chimney/lump/weber guy as well, but will use regular kingsford if lup isn't available)

chimneys will smoke a lot for the first several minutes, after you light the newspaper. and i mean A LOT. it can be a little disconcerting at first, making you think it's not burning, just smoldering. but don't get discouraged. it is working, getting the lowest pieces lit, which will spread upward.

lighter fluid is fun, and trims your bangs, eyebrows, and nose hair for free, but the flavor never goes away, and you'll taste it in your food.
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:18 AM   #27
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Charcoal with lighter fluid or match light? I only ask because we tried both with different results.
I'm not sure what people mean by "lump" charcoal, but if they mean real wood charcoal as opposed to briquettes, I'm with 'em. Briquettes have a lot of fillers to make the actual charcoal stick together, while real wood charcoal is just wood that has been heated to the burning point and denied the oxygen that would let it actually combust. Therefore, when you cook with it, you get the flavor of the wood, not the fillers. (And with cheap briquettes, some of those fillers can be pretty nasty.)

To light either, a chimney starter is the way to go, if you are cooking on a regular BBQ and don't have a gas burner to get it going. Put the charcoal in the top, then take some newspaper, put some cooking oil on it, scrunch it up, put it in the base of your chimney starter, and light it. By itself, the newspaper burns up rather quickly, but with the cooking oil it acts more like the wick in a lantern. The fuel burns long before the wick does.

Another major advantage of the chimney starter is if you are cooking something that is going to require a refill of coals, like a turkey, you can get your coals ready to cook in the chimney, and just pour them in ready to go when you need them.
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:21 AM   #28
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a little warning for any new chimney users. (i'm a chimney/lump/weber guy as well, but will use regular kingsford if lup isn't available)

chimneys will smoke a lot for the first several minutes, after you light the newspaper. and i mean A LOT. it can be a little disconcerting at first, making you think it's not burning, just smoldering. but don't get discouraged. it is working, getting the lowest pieces lit, which will spread upward.

lighter fluid is fun, and trims your bangs, eyebrows, and nose hair for free, but the flavor never goes away, and you'll taste it in your food.
Bucky,

I find that by putting cooking oil on the newspaper, the smoking is minimized.

I agree, lighter fluid is evil!

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Old 06-22-2006, 08:57 AM   #29
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You can make a chimney instead of buying. I made

mine out of a large coffee can. I cut off the top and bottom, and with a key type can opener put holes all around the bottom. You can also make a really large one with a potato chip can.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:03 AM   #30
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mine out of a large coffee can. I cut off the top and bottom, and with a key type can opener put holes all around the bottom. You can also make a really large one with a potato chip can.
I don't think I've ever seen a potato-chip can, aside from the cardboard "Pringles" variety. I'm not being a smart-aleck here. Is this a regional thing? I'm really curious.

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