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Cooking & Food Talk => Charcoal Grilling & BBQ => Topic started by: clarissa on May 05, 2019, 07:52:08 AM

Title: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: clarissa on May 05, 2019, 07:52:08 AM
I recently saw a video of someone grilling and their chimney dropped the coals out the bottom instead of pouring. Now I canít find the video. Does Weber have a chimney like that...and is it better to drop or pour? Just wondering
Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: varekai on May 05, 2019, 07:55:19 AM
Home Depot used to sell a bottom dump chimney, I think it was discontinued... live on the edge and just dump, all the heat and sparks just make ya tougher!...lol


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Title: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: HoosierKettle on May 05, 2019, 08:29:44 AM
Yeah. Home Depot had it. Looked like a piece of junk to me. I couldnít get it to work consistently in the store.

Not to mention an accidental bottom opening would be real bad. Thatís probably why they discontinued.


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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: LiquidOcelot on May 05, 2019, 10:18:33 AM
Walmart. I beleave its by char broil

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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: clarissa on May 05, 2019, 01:21:38 PM
I have a Weber chimney and long gloves for when I pour. But wondered if it was a worthwhile idea
Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: hawgheaven on May 05, 2019, 02:56:00 PM
I have a Weber chimney and long gloves for when I pour. But wondered if it was a worthwhile idea

Naahhh... fire up a real chimney and dump. Been doin' it for many years...
Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: LiquidOcelot on May 06, 2019, 07:33:42 AM
I have a Weber chimney and long gloves for when I pour. But wondered if it was a worthwhile idea

Naahhh... fire up a real chimney and dump. Been doin' it for many years...
Am i the only one that thinks dumping charcoal and all the small embers going crazy is just so satisfying lol

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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: 1buckie on May 06, 2019, 07:38:40 AM
Decades before chimneys were available, my dad used to construct charcoal lighting "mechanisms" out of 3 lb. coffee cans that had a wire thru the bottom to hold a punctured lid of the can up above the newspaper for lighting....
When it lit the charcoal enough, he would reach down in with vise grips (heavy work glove on) and pull the wire out to "drop" the charcoal out the bottom, then grab the edge of the can and remove that secondly.......first "chimney" I ever saw.......a good 15-20 years ahead of it's time.....coals dropped onto a Weber charcoal grate, of coufse!!!
Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: fljoemon on May 08, 2019, 12:41:12 PM
I have one that I picked up from Williams Sonoma website on clearance for $15 .. unfortunately it is no longer available.

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/drop-bottom-charcoal-chimney/
Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: CurtP on May 10, 2019, 09:21:05 AM
I have the Mad Cow charcoal chimney, which I don't think is available anymore.

https://www.amazon.com/Competition-Charcoal-Chimney-Starter-MADE/dp/B00HXWU8GY

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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: Mr.CPHo on May 10, 2019, 09:28:09 AM
FWIW, I use the compact chimney and inverted the cone to increase capacity.


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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: Izzygrillz on May 11, 2019, 06:26:21 AM
I just saw the instagram ad youíre probably referring to and Chargrill was the brand, looks like a normal chimney but coals release through the bottom


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Title: Re: Charcoal Chimney
Post by: pancho2017 on May 11, 2019, 06:39:45 AM
I've got the $5 Walmart and the Weber. Both work great, the Weber does get the coals ready to dump a little quicker though.

I picked up this $10 grill last winter, after taking what parts I wanted off it I now use it just for starting coals.