Smoking on a Ketlle BBQ

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by plofty1981, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. plofty1981

    plofty1981 Newbie

    I'm a proper newbie to this forum and smoking.

    I want to used a charcoal kettle grill to make pulled pork, ribs, brisket etc.

    I have done some research and come out with various different set ups that have left me a little confused on which is best.

    This information may already be somewhere else on the forum and if it is apologies and please direct me, otherwise can anyone give me a beginners set up that'll work and then I can through trial and error works on and improve to suit me?

    Many thanks!

  2. For starters, what is the brand and model of your kettle?
  3. Welcome Paul! Lots of great info on this site, enjoy!
  4. Hello Paul, welcome to SMF smoking on a grill can be challenging but not impossible. Brisket is a long smoke so you will really have to spend a lot of time watching and controlling your heat. Build your fire on one side of your grill and put the meat away from the heat on your grate. May even add a water pan below what you are smoking, (beside your fire) If you don't have an accurate temp gauge I would get one and install it in the lid. The main thing is you don't want it getting to hot.

    Gary S
  5. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Paul
    Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think we may have a duplicate thread going here...

    Most good quality Kettle BBQs will do a fairly decent job. Just make sure that you get one that is a decent size - if it is too small then you will be disapointed with the amount you can smoke at any one time and also temperature control will be more difficult. I have been using the Weber 57cm (22") Kettle successfully for both hot and cold smoking and I know a lot of other people on here do too. I also have a Weber 67cm which works fine too and gives more space. The 57cm Kettle is a good all-rounder kettle especially for a beginner.

    You may even like to take a look at the Weber Smokey Mountain 57cm. Whilst this is more accurately a Bullet Smoker it will give you very good results and is very versatile.

    There are other makes on here that people use and I am sure that they can give opinions on the different brands. I have also used the ProQ bullet smokers - very similar to the WSM and can be adjusted to give you different cooking modes however the build quality is not nearly as good as the Weber. As with most things you usually get what you pay for.

    I hope that helps get you started.
  7. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.

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