Just bought a Weber Kettle and.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by againstben, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Never used charcoal before...ever. I'm just looking for suggestions for my first cook. I bought the kettle because I wanted the versatility. I'm interested in low and slow cooking but wonder if I should do something super basic for my first time with the coals. Any ideas for a safe choice that a beginner can't mess up?
     
  2. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check out Pit boys on YouTube. They smoke everything on a kettle. I have 5 smokers but I also love my kettle.
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How about direct cooking a few burgers while indirectly cooking a few chicken pieces. I recommend using the search bar learn your options to setting your grill up properly practice makes perfect. Best of luck don't forget pic's of food and your grill!
     
  4. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You should check out the Weber kettle forum. But beware. We are very serious about our collections..
    I have 7.. So far lol
     
  5. maple sticks

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your kettle purchase, I'm on my second one in 30 years.  I would suggest some chicken or maybe a chuckie.  CSR's might me nice too!  Lots of versatility.

    Mike
     
  7. Thanks b-one for the feedback. I was thinking something similar. I'll definitely post pics.
     
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Those guys are badass.
     
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  9. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They r very funny and knowledgeable
     
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The Weber kettle is probably the most versatile cooking platform. They are definitely a good return on investment.

    I got my start smoking on an abandoned  Weber that was fairly new but had no legs, I'm guessing a drunk fell on it. (ouch) I put the kettle into a steel car wheel and it could pivot on a slope like a ball in a socket. I could gather red maple windfall limbs the diameter of my wrist, and smoke for free.
     
  11. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, we love our Webers around here. Still the grill/smoker that I use most.
     
  12. Thanks for guiding me towards The Pit Boys. Those guys are awesome and hilarious! I also just registered to the WKC. [​IMG]
     
  13. smokinal

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

    If you have a chance try that stuffed lobster recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys. The crab meat stuffing is absolutely amazing. Like everyone else said a Weber kettle will do it all. I even put a BBQ Guru port on the side of one of my kettles & use it like a smoker, with temp control.
     
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  14. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They r the best. .. I watch ever you tube about smoking. But when I see them I laugh while I learn
    It's goooood!
     

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