Weber 18.5 gold advice please?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by deafsmoker, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. deafsmoker

    deafsmoker Newbie

    I got a Weber 18.5 gold one touch brand new today for heckuva price. I have one question or several. Do y'all normally just put charcoals on the charcoal grate and let em sink down through for the cleaner? Or do you go and get those weber charcoal baskets that was designed exclusively for the weber? Do you go and make your own charcoal basket?

    I have a char griller pro with side firebox. I've only used that like 3 or 4 times mainly for smoking. I'm thinking about selling it. Still in excellent condition with mods and all. Dunno yet.

    Thanks in advance y'all!

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  2. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Use the cash for something else.

    I went to Hom*e Depo*t and got a sheet of expanded metal and made my own charcoal basket.

    Use Stainless wire to keep it from rusting off, and with tin snips, gloves, and patience managed to avoid losing much blood.The whole thing cost less than $10.00 (USD) and about 1/2 hour.

    Works like a charm! 

    Good luck!!!     [​IMG]

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