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Travis

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Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:09:59 AM »
Hey guys,

I wanted to fire the wood dale for the first time just to heat it up and spray it down with some cooking oil. Most of us know this already, but for the new guys here, if you have a black kettle that has faded and want to bring the black sheen back ďtemporarilyĒ, warm her up and spray some cooking oil on it from time to time and sheíll be pretty again.
Anyways, put the old girl back together and went to get the charcoal and realized I was out. Didnít want to make a trip into town so I used the wood chunks the box stores carry. Directions right on the bag.
Soaked a paper towel in a little vegetable oil and put it in the bottom of the kettle then sifted through the bag and grabbed all the little pieces followed by larger.
The fire took, but I added another soaked towel and stuffed it directly in the pile once the first had burned.
I wasnít cooking but if I had been I wouldíve have added more chunks but since I was just warming her up today we just let it be, but it worked well.
Never considered using the chunks for just cooking before. Like most probably, I use coal and then add a chunk on top but it works just fine.
So, thereís no real point to this story other than I guess if your in a pinch and itís laying around, chunks work fine!




After about 10 minutes


Weathered warrior stance


Black tie event


Dog chipping in to help


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 09:18:40 AM »
Iím just concerned you were out of charcoal and more worrisome is you didnít know it??  I feel naked when I get below 4 bags. You did have some combustibles though so you get a pass.


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Travis

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 09:21:23 AM »
Iím just concerned you were out of charcoal and more worrisome is you didnít know it??  I feel naked when I get below 4 bags. You did have some combustibles though so you get a pass.


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Lol, thanks man. I said screw it and didnít stockpile this year so this has happened a time or two..


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varekai

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 11:16:04 AM »
@Travis , you may have to relinquish your Webers for a couple weeks and use a rusted out charbroil gasser until you see the error of your ways, " this has happened a TIME OR TWO".......  i'm saddened and seriously question your validity in this group.
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Travis

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 12:14:09 PM »
@Travis , you may have to relinquish your Webers for a couple weeks and use a rusted out charbroil gasser until you see the error of your ways, " this has happened a TIME OR TWO".......  i'm saddened and seriously question your validity in this group.
I knew I was going take some lashings for that! I promise and swear to change my ways!


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varekai

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 01:03:07 PM »
@Travis, you can have the Webers back since you promised... but don't let us hear of this happening again!!!   LOL
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YardBurner

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 01:22:05 PM »
Lovin the kibble powered grate cleaner.

About 2 weeks ago I took a chop saw to a bunch of 2X2 ish
splits from the woodpile.  Ended up with a little over half a
wheelbarrowful.  Burned em down to coals and did some
skirt and flank steaks.  They were amazing. 
Now we have a 30 gallon metal trash can full of chunks at the ready!

Oh, yeah.  Back to the thread.
That WW really does look grate with it's hot oil facial.

Darko

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 09:51:27 AM »
IMO, I think @Travis should be banned for a week for this serious transgression. What do you fine folk think?

Travis

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 01:30:55 PM »
IMO, I think @Travis should be banned for a week for this serious transgression. What do you fine folk think?


Can I ever be forgiven?



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Darko

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 02:04:46 PM »
Of course! But you must be punished first!!!! LOL


KevinP

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2018, 02:47:25 PM »
Six hail Webers and a prayer to the gods of charcoal should do the trick.


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JEBIV

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2018, 03:25:03 PM »
Six hail Webers I love it, and maybe a crack over the knuckles with a ruler too

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HoosierKettle

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Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2018, 03:45:22 PM »
Better throw in a solemnity of George too. Holy George father of Weber...


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YardBurner

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2018, 04:57:45 PM »
Of course! But you must be punished first!!!! LOL
What!  Only one bag!!

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blksabbath

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Re: Starting your kettle without charcoal..
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2018, 11:30:00 AM »
That's a pretty amazing transformation.   I wouldn't have thought it would get that black.  Is the exterior kind of greasy then?  Does it rub off or just eventually fade back?