I need help

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  1. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    Im starting put smokeing on my charcoal grill and I need help on doing everything the vents an everything please help me
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Need more info!

    Al
     
  3. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    I have a kingsford bc222 its a reg rectangle grill I no how to set up the bottom bit I need help with the vents
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Leave the top vents wide open and control the heat with the bottom air flow. If you're doing an indirect smoke, build the fire on one side and put your meat on the other side. Turn it occasionally to expose all sides to the heat. That's my $0.02. Joe
     
  5. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    Ok with that said how do I add charcoal unlit on top of lit charcoal I dont have a chimney
     
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try a coffee can or tongs. Does your grate have any lift up sides? You need to get a chimney. They come in handy for several things.
     
  7. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    I have cast iron grats but can I use like fire starters to start it with
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have you watched this?



    Looks to me like a really nice set up, walls a bit thin but it shouldn't bother you.

    2 lower & 2 upper vents

    adjustable grill

    Ash tray

    Warming rack

    Side shelf

    Lots of room in the chamber

    Front opening charcoal access

    Heat resistant handle

    I suggest you open one bottom and one top vent on opposite sides of the smoker, fives you flow thru and you direct the heat and smoke.

    I recommend you get an Ash/charcoal shovel. I still use these and couldn't imagine trying to grill/BBQ/smoke without one. It will make reloading that charcoal tray simple.

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=32238676&KPID=961526&pla=pla_961526

    Thats a good start.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you watch the Youtube? You pull the grates, and set the chimney on the charcoal tray to get it going.
     
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  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fire starters? If no chimney, you stack a pyramid of charcoal and use charcoal lighter. Some swear it leave a residual taste, I never have seen it, although I allow my chacoal time to burn it all off before cooking.

    You can buy a cheap electric loop that works well 

     
  11. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    Ya I watched it I dont have a chimney right now so how can I start it with out it
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This guy says it works........

     
  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm gonna be straight up with ya ... I've tried to use this "grill" a few times for a low and slow smoker.. it just doesn't work... If you look between the lid and the body when lid is closed there is close to a 1/4" gap all the way around...

    It works GREAT as a GRILL .. I don't think you could ever stop all the air leaks to be able to control temps. ..
     
  14. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    Ok Im going to attempt it tomorrow if heard good an bad things about using a frill bit I have read that people has had good luck smoking on this grill
     
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    carlrow Newbie

     

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