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Title: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 08:22:07 AM
Just scored at lunch.

Charcoal GA with CI grates
Weber full size chimney
Weber mini chimney
1 pack of Weber lighter cubes
1 Weber grate scraper
Half bag of charcoal
Wood chips

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I didnít do any research, just pulled the trigger. What would the GA and CI grates cost new?


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: JEBIV on April 30, 2018, 08:31:03 AM
Awesome, how was lunch?
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 08:36:24 AM
Awesome, how was lunch?


Lol. Having some wings real quick before I run back to the office. Iím excited to cook on it this week and compare it to my SJ Gold.


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: chiku18 on April 30, 2018, 08:36:38 AM
Grate score and CGA with CI grates is killer combo !! GA is 59.99 plus 50 for CI grates


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: dwnthehatch on April 30, 2018, 09:14:34 AM
Nice. Be careful with the air dampers on the sides. I no longer have fingerprints after my first use.
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: Seth1025 on April 30, 2018, 09:35:35 AM
Great find. 
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: HoosierKettle on April 30, 2018, 09:57:56 AM
Congrats!  Im jealous especially with those grates. These cgaís NEVER show up near me. Only the gas ones.


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 10:52:57 AM
Tell you what @HoosierKettle I'll be cooking on it this week and if I end up not liking it for whatever reason you'll get the first crack at getting it from me.  I also haven't forgot about the red lantern, just been super busy these past few weeks.  I'll get it packed up hopefully this week.
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: captjoe06 on April 30, 2018, 11:02:15 AM
I have a trusty SJ that I've been using for three years.  Since getting a CGA with a damper plate it's a lot more versatile.

Much more room to effectively reverse sear.

https://youtu.be/KDGHlKKu9Dg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZiTJhXNa8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuR7N8xf7g0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jnAJmlIdfs
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: Firemunkee on April 30, 2018, 12:52:32 PM
Awesome!

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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: Grillagin on April 30, 2018, 01:45:44 PM
Nice score! 
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 02:13:30 PM
Thanks fellas. So far I like it but I donít like that there isnít any place for the lid except the ground.

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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 02:15:51 PM
I love the CI grates and the space to do direct and indirect.


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: CatskillSmoker on April 30, 2018, 02:50:20 PM
Sweet Score right there. Congrats Brandon. Nice cook as well
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: varekai on April 30, 2018, 02:52:07 PM
Iím at work and all I have for reference is my gas GA, but there should be tabs on the lid and it props up like this..


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 03:11:32 PM
Thanks @varekai !!

I figured there had to be a way. Weber wouldnít do it half assed.
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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on April 30, 2018, 04:59:03 PM
I still want to pickup that deflector thing Cpt. Joe shows in the video. Turns the whole thing into an indirect cook if you want. I also want an SS grate for mine.
Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: WNC on April 30, 2018, 05:14:08 PM
Well shit, now I want one! [emoji3]



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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: kettlebb on April 30, 2018, 05:27:36 PM
Well shit, now I want one! [emoji3]



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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: Schaefd2 on April 30, 2018, 06:10:52 PM
Nice man!! I didnít realize they were CI grates when you texted me earlier. Nice score!

...and that is the one I saw on CL LOL


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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: LiquidOcelot on April 30, 2018, 07:39:07 PM
Nice. Be careful with the air dampers on the sides. I no longer have fingerprints after my first use.
Lol i use the tap method. Usually goes "ah ah ah ah ah damnit too far"

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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: LiquidOcelot on April 30, 2018, 07:41:45 PM
I have used my cga a few times and i love it. I like it more than my sjs for sure.

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Title: Re: My first GA Charcoal Grill
Post by: Schaefd2 on May 01, 2018, 03:25:26 AM

Nice. Be careful with the air dampers on the sides. I no longer have fingerprints after my first use.
Lol i use the tap method. Usually goes "ah ah ah ah ah damnit too far"

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Hahahaha been there done that


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