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Darko

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 03:54:16 PM »
If all you have is lump and chips, your biggest problem is going to be keeping the wood smoldering long enough to give a consistent smoke for a longer period of time.

What may work for you right now, given the equipment you have, is this, get a minimum amount of lump going(1 or 2 pieces), then set a bunch of the chips laid out like a snake, on a tray with the burning lump on one end. Stick this on the charcoal grate, or perhaps get rid of the grate and stick it at the bottom of the bowl. Then once the snake is going put the cheese on a rack on top of the cooking grate and let it smoke. Keep the lid vent wide open, but close 2 of the three bowl vents, and use one to provide just enough air to keep the wood going.

I hope this makes sense. In my head I know exactly what I'm talking about, but I'm not sure if I'm conveying it properly.


Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 11:28:02 AM »
Okay working on the cheese. I have a custom smoke box filled with mesquite wood and a chunk to start. Started 4 Weber briquettes and spaced what I think is good. I have a almost new grate. The grill I was going to use is shot as far as using it today. Using the custom dual otp. Put some old charcoal around the ice.

I want to thank all fo the help you sent! Got 4 hours left.












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Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 11:51:30 AM »
If all you have is lump and chips, your biggest problem is going to be keeping the wood smoldering long enough to give a consistent smoke for a longer period of time.

What may work for you right now, given the equipment you have, is this, get a minimum amount of lump going(1 or 2 pieces), then set a bunch of the chips laid out like a snake, on a tray with the burning lump on one end. Stick this on the charcoal grate, or perhaps get rid of the grate and stick it at the bottom of the bowl. Then once the snake is going put the cheese on a rack on top of the cooking grate and let it smoke. Keep the lid vent wide open, but close 2 of the three bowl vents, and use one to provide just enough air to keep the wood going.

I hope this makes sense. In my head I know exactly what I'm talking about, but I'm not sure if I'm conveying it properly.

It works Iím useing a bit from all. What do you think of the setup?
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Darko

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 11:52:36 AM »
Keep us posted.

Darko

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
If all you have is lump and chips, your biggest problem is going to be keeping the wood smoldering long enough to give a consistent smoke for a longer period of time.

What may work for you right now, given the equipment you have, is this, get a minimum amount of lump going(1 or 2 pieces), then set a bunch of the chips laid out like a snake, on a tray with the burning lump on one end. Stick this on the charcoal grate, or perhaps get rid of the grate and stick it at the bottom of the bowl. Then once the snake is going put the cheese on a rack on top of the cooking grate and let it smoke. Keep the lid vent wide open, but close 2 of the three bowl vents, and use one to provide just enough air to keep the wood going.

I hope this makes sense. In my head I know exactly what I'm talking about, but I'm not sure if I'm conveying it properly.

It works Iím useing a bit from all. What do you think of the setup?
To me, it looks like it might get too hot, just because of the amount of charcoal. But you may be fine as long as you can keep the temp inside below around 70 degrees.

Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2018, 12:38:36 PM »
If all you have is lump and chips, your biggest problem is going to be keeping the wood smoldering long enough to give a consistent smoke for a longer period of time.

What may work for you right now, given the equipment you have, is this, get a minimum amount of lump going(1 or 2 pieces), then set a bunch of the chips laid out like a snake, on a tray with the burning lump on one end. Stick this on the charcoal grate, or perhaps get rid of the grate and stick it at the bottom of the bowl. Then once the snake is going put the cheese on a rack on top of the cooking grate and let it smoke. Keep the lid vent wide open, but close 2 of the three bowl vents, and use one to provide just enough air to keep the wood going.

I hope this makes sense. In my head I know exactly what I'm talking about, but I'm not sure if I'm conveying it properly.

It works Iím useing a bit from all. What do you think of the setup?
To me, it looks like it might get too hot, just because of the amount of charcoal. But you may be fine as long as you can keep the temp inside below around 70 degrees.

Got it to 80 degrees and tossed some snow on the coal. 😂
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Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 12:54:27 PM »
And on lid


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Darko

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2018, 01:03:54 PM »
Just keep an eye on the cheese.

Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2018, 01:05:21 PM »
Keep going outside to check on it... this better be damn good cheese!
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Shoestringshop

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2018, 03:12:44 PM »
@Black Dog , @hawgheaven , @Drako , @Heavydlite , @varekai , @HoosierKettle , @MikeRocksTheRed , @SmokeVide , @jd

Wow oh wow, I know itís strong when you first take it off because I have read what people say. The taste is spot on. It did melt a little. I tossed some into some cheese and cauliflower soup My wife was making added som smoke and the wife sad it had a bacon flavor.

Iím sold! Now only 20 more to do this season.

Thanks all for the help and encouragement to pull this off. I tell everyone about this club and they just canít believe that this is real. We help each other, give gifts, talk, and yet most of us have not met face to face.

Cheese opps I meant cheers to 2018


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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 03:15:54 PM »
I bet that cheese is killer!!!!!


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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
Sounds great I will have to try that sometime.


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Darko

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 03:41:26 PM »
Soon you'll have a dedicated cheese fridge

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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2018, 03:47:28 PM »
Forgot to post picture


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Re: Grillfella needs help
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2018, 03:47:33 PM »
I have used 1-2 lit briquettes and a couple more unlit arranged in a short ďsnakeĒ with a chunk of wood on top. Doesnít generate enough heat to melt the cheese but produces plenty of smoke. I just leave the cheese in the kettle until all the fuel is gone.