Treated myself to a new kettle - Questions

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by azcactus, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. If this is in the wrong area of the forum my apologies. I just bought a new 22" Weber 1-touch gold kettle and wanted to start grilling on it tonight. I got a quick question if one of you don't mind. How much charcoal should I use? I was guessing 1 weber chimney full. Is that about right?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    What are you going to cook, how long are you going to cook.....grilling, or something longer?
  3. Probably going to grill some chicken to start, but will be doing steaks and burgers as well. I have a WSM for smoking.
  4. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    I would use a heaping full chimney full, moved to one side and spread out when ready....that's the way I almost always use me an area opposite to keep the chicken warm while I grill the rest. Let us know how it turns out! (Pics would be good!) [​IMG]
  5. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    If you are going to grill that much all in one evening you will need more that that. If the chicken has bones in it it will take at least 30 min slow cooking to get done.
  6. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    There may be nothing better than chicken grilled over a charcoal Weber!
  7. Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. Should I leave the vent on top wide open?
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Probably to late-- but for grilling vent wide open.I did some on my kettle last night(thighs) and i used R.O. lump and spread equal parts lump on either side of kettle and put thighs in middle and crisped them up over direct heat last 2-3 minutes a side.Took 35 minutes to get 165 internal.Used one chunk red oak one chunk cherry for smoke.

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