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Andyinlz

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2020, 04:41:00 AM »
I used them before baskets.

Often unhooked from the lower grate, cannot be slid around or elevated on bricks, picked up and shaken, etc.

Baskets are far more flexible and useful.

HoosierKettle

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 12:39:02 PM »

I used them before baskets.

Often unhooked from the lower grate, cannot be slid around or elevated on bricks, picked up and shaken, etc.

Baskets are far more flexible and useful.

They do not come unhooked from the grate at all when installed properly. They lock in and do not move. They work fantastic because you can place them anywhere. I use two in line (staggered one grate bar) on the 26 for large two zone area.


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JEBIV

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 12:41:09 PM »

I used them before baskets.

Often unhooked from the lower grate, cannot be slid around or elevated on bricks, picked up and shaken, etc.

Baskets are far more flexible and useful.

They do not come unhooked from the grate at all when installed properly. They lock in and do not move. They work fantastic because you can place them anywhere. I use two in line (staggered one grate bar) on the 26 for large two zone area.


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Damn @HoosierKettle had not thought of that on the 26 thanks for the tip. time to dig out my charcoal rails
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jhagestad

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 12:47:11 PM »

I used them before baskets.

Often unhooked from the lower grate, cannot be slid around or elevated on bricks, picked up and shaken, etc.

Baskets are far more flexible and useful.

They do not come unhooked from the grate at all when installed properly. They lock in and do not move. They work fantastic because you can place them anywhere. I use two in line (staggered one grate bar) on the 26 for large two zone area.


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I had these forever before making the "bigger better weber basket" mod. My only criticisms in using them were they resulted in banking of coals against the bowl and they didn't contain charcoal well once the briquettes burned halfway through (pieces would fall through between the rails resulting in a small spreading out of coals). These are minor quibbles and didn't detract at all from my grilling experience in using them. They could be installed and removed easily and were incredibly durable (mine lasted for 20 years).
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Darko

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 02:02:45 PM »
I have 3 sets of the original rails that came out in the 60's. They are different in design from the current ones. It's time to start using them.

Andyinlz

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2020, 06:28:22 AM »
I stand by my observations above....baskets are far more flexible.

HoosierKettle

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Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 08:25:47 AM »
Actually I rarely use any containment. Just a piece of heavy duty foil to catch drippings is all I usually need for an indirect cook.


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frankpitts

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 04:44:13 PM »
2 firebricks are best on there side laid end to end across charcoal grate...btr than baskets, rails or sns

Foster Dahlet

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 04:57:55 PM »
2 firebricks are best on there side laid end to end across charcoal grate...btr than baskets, rails or sns
Used firebricks for a long time when my original baskets rusted out....but SnS prevents porcelain popping, which happened to me in my firebrick days.  So to me, SnS > firebrick. 

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bamakettles

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 05:53:58 PM »

2 firebricks are best on there side laid end to end across charcoal grate...btr than baskets, rails or sns
Used firebricks for a long time when my original baskets rusted out....but SnS prevents porcelain popping, which happened to me in my firebrick days.  So to me, SnS > firebrick. 

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Agree.... popped my red special edition porcelain with coals piled on the side.


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frankpitts

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Re: Weber 7402 charcoal rails
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2020, 06:47:02 PM »
Yes, the firebrick method results in banked coals.  I am doing this on my daily workhorse black 22.  I also like the heat retention qualities of the brick.  If I had a really nice classic kettle, I would get a SNS to protect the finish.