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Old 06-13-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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I'm a Lucky Guy

My sweetheart just presented me with an early Father's Day gift!

I am now the proud owner of a 22.5" Weber charcoal grill, a charcoal chimney and a bag of Cowboy lump charcoal.

She caught me completely off guard since we have a gas grill that's less than two years old.

She thought I'd have fun playing around with it and maybe smoking more things. As she says, gifts aren't supposed to be practical. They're things you wouldn't get for yourself.

I haven't used a charcoal grill since gas grills were introduced. Any tips or techniques would be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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I have a 22.5 Gold on the patio...An 18.5 Silver in my "Park"....and three Smokey Joe's ~~~ For most of my grilling I use the 22.5...I've never tried long slow cooks with it, but it can be done! Fire on one side...meat on the other in simplest terms....Rib racks, and charcoal baskets (2) one on either side...meat down the middle..may be worth looking into...I don't have to sell you on the Quality of Weber Charcoal Grills...They (IMO) are the standard by which every other charcoal grill is judged.....You are gonna love it!!!

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Old 06-13-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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I don't have any tips for you Andy, but I'm happy that you got such a great Father's day gift.
Happy Dad's day to you, enjoy that grill.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Now THAT'S true luv . Congratulations!!. It's great having the best of both worlds.
You got one awesome grill. Mines a 22. Might I suggest you take a look in the BBQ section here..LOL!!!

Did your grill come with a drip pan? If not an aluminum pan will work just as well.
It will do pretty much the same job as a Brinkman Smoker. A few spray bottles for apple juice , water ( for flareups ) and such come in handy.

Happy for ya!

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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My sweetheart just presented me with an early Father's Day gift!

I am now the proud owner of a 22.5" Weber charcoal grill, a charcoal chimney and a bag of Cowboy lump charcoal.

She caught me completely off guard since we have a gas grill that's less than two years old.

She thought I'd have fun playing around with it and maybe smoking more things. As she says, gifts aren't supposed to be practical. They're things you wouldn't get for yourself.

I haven't used a charcoal grill since gas grills were introduced. Any tips or techniques would be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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She's a keeper...the wife, not the grill

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Old 06-13-2010, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thanks folks. I'm already getting requests (orders) for what to cook.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #8
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ah yes, the 22.5 is a great model. i use it all the time with my rotisserie mod that cost me like 35$ to make.



When you run out of cowboy, buy some Royal Oak lump charcoal. Its been rated one of the best charcoals from the naked whiz.
The Lump Charcoal Database -- Naked Whiz Charcoal Ceramic Cooking

I hope you enjoy the new score.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link, LT. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Royal Oak.
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Thanks for the link, LT. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Royal Oak.
no prob, i buy it for 6.37$ per 10 pounds of it. I get it at my superwalmart.
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