The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Q-talk (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   18" charcoal ring on 22.5" WSM (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=151381)

Ringburner 01-12-2013 10:41 PM

18" charcoal ring on 22.5" WSM
 
Hi all

Has anybody tried the above to save charcoal on shorter cooks?

Is there any reason why this would be problematic?

Thoughts please?

Cheers

Sent from my Galaxy S3

Smoothsmoke 01-12-2013 10:48 PM

I've done it, no problems at all. Did it on a 10 hour cook and still had about 1/4 of the coals left over.

tyotrain 01-12-2013 10:57 PM

Yup do it all the time it works well. 👍


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP

BobM 01-12-2013 11:37 PM

I've used a 18 1/2" ring in my 22 1/2" WSM.
On short or low temperature cooks, it does save some fuel.
On longer or higher temperature cooks, not really.

Ringburner 01-13-2013 04:20 AM

Thanks guys. Will order one tomorrow :-)

Sent from my Galaxy S3

DLR 01-13-2013 08:20 AM

:idea: I use a home made basket that fits inside the large ring,why don't you save yourself some money and make one from expanded metal.

code3rrt 01-13-2013 09:47 AM

I don't use a charcoal ring, maybe I'm missing something. I just line up my briquettes in a ring around the outside edge of the grate (on my kettle), light one end and let it burn it's way around. Does this "charcoal ring" enhance this or make it easier or what? I guess what I am asking is, what is the advantage to it?

happycamper 01-13-2013 12:33 PM

The charcoal baskets from the Performer are perfect for a shorter cook for doing ribs etc. Just be aware that there isn't nearly as much surface area to burn charcoal, so the WSM will be running with most of the vents wide open. I don't think this would work in cooler temperatures.

DLR 01-13-2013 05:17 PM

code3rrt the reason I use a smaller insert in my larger 22.5 ring is to help keep the charcoal tight so it doesn't spread out and burn faster than I want not to mention I can't estimate just how much fuel I'll need for a smaller cook and don't like to re-use left over charcoal.

Hoss 01-13-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DLR (Post 2327441)
code3rrt the reason I use a smaller insert in my larger 22.5 ring is to help keep the charcoal tight so it doesn't spread out and burn faster than I want not to mention I can't estimate just how much fuel I'll need for a smaller cook and don't like to re-use left over charcoal.

I will gladly take your leftover charcoal.Guess shipping would be a deal killer.:rolleyes:

swamprb 01-13-2013 07:05 PM

It's how I roll!

I have a couple different sizes that get used in my 22" WSM's and Cajun Bandit.

This one is the same size as an 18" WSM ring, have another made out of expando. Use them for Hot & Fast cooks

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_4579.jpg


http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_4578.jpg

This is one I made for one of the Mini Smoker Joe's - expando on an SJS charcoal grate, used it many time in the 22's

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_3510.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_3515.jpg


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.