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Unread 11-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #8841
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Originally Posted by GlobalTJB View Post
IS a charcoal box even needed? After my first cook i noted almost a 40 degree difference between the center grate and perimeter temperature. in lieu of a charcoal box, would a piece of expanded metal covered with charcoal work better? Im envisioning a roughly 23"diameter of 1/2" expanded metal with whatever height of charcoal stacked on top of it. Then after lighting a 1/3 of a chimney, use tongs to evenly space them out over the unlit coals in hopes that you get a somewhat even distribution of heat. Does anyone have an idea if this would work?
I've thought about something along those lines too but I doubt you'll get a nice even burn across the entire grate, edge to edge. You're bound to get hot spots here and there, I would think.
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