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Yan can Cook
09-30-2015, 01:32 PM
Hello everyone. I am happy to say I am the new owner of a 22" Weber classic. $99 At Lowe's.
I have cooked on these for many years and love them. So I'm asking my brethren if there are any mods or additional equipment that I should consider, anything not worth the time or money, and lastly any additional information that might be pertinent. I am a novice at best when it comes to smoking/barbecue. One thing that caught my eye was the pizza accessories. Any suggestions, are they necessary?
Thank you.

dave32063
09-30-2015, 02:03 PM
Only thing it needs is some smoke and grease from lot's of cookin'! Enjoy

landarc
09-30-2015, 02:07 PM
You can accessorize a kettle to death, or keep it stock simple. The only mod I ever make is to keep the vents are tight to the kettle as possible. I like good air control.

I also add a long probe thermometer to one of the lid vents, it gives me decent reading for grate temps. For offset cooking, I have some sheet metal pieces that sit on the grate and aid in keeping the charcoal piled up.

Smoke on Badger Mountain
09-30-2015, 02:41 PM
Keep it simple! I do agree with landarc though. A therm can be a nice add on.

SkinnyVinny
09-30-2015, 03:19 PM
Gotta love the kettle since nothing complicated or $$ is needed!

If you don't already have something to hang your tools, this is a really cheap and worthwhile thing to have: Amazon.com : Weber 7401 Tool Holder : Grill Parts : Patio, Lawn & Garden@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41np5qaizTL.@@AMEPARAM@@41np5qaizTL


If you've got money to burn, then I'd go for the craycroft cast iron grates as well..

dadsr4
09-30-2015, 03:47 PM
Over 95% of my cooks use nothing more than two bricks to hold more charcoal against the side of the kettle.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa345/dadsr4/Firebricks.jpg

dadsr4
09-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Gotta love the kettle since nothing complicated or $$ is needed!

If you don't already have something to hang your tools, this is a really cheap and worthwhile thing to have: Amazon.com : Weber 7401 Tool Holder : Grill Parts : Patio, Lawn & Garden (http://www.amazon.com/Weber-7401-Tool-Holder/dp/B000WEMG24/ref=sr_1_28?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1443640638&sr=1-28&keywords=weber)


If you've got money to burn, then I'd go for the craycroft cast iron grates as well..
I use large S hooks on the side handle to hold tools.

fttom
09-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Nothing is really have to have needed, but I sure love my cast iron grill. Nothing like grilling on cast iron. I use the Stok SIS9000.

bigpernz
09-30-2015, 06:43 PM
You will want to upgrade to the hinged grate. I think they are about $20 and worth every penny.

scott1459
09-30-2015, 07:10 PM
You will want to upgrade to the hinged grate. I think they are about $20 and worth every penny.

yep they make adding fuel real easy
cant do without them

TurkeyLeg
09-30-2015, 07:25 PM
Like bigpernz said hinged grate is a must,and I have this to hold the lid. Love it.

http://help.weber.com/search/?q=slide+aside

bvbull200
09-30-2015, 08:18 PM
Mine seems to have great results whenever I mod the cooking grate with a couple of prime ribeyes.

It's worth a shot.

Yan can Cook
10-01-2015, 10:51 AM
Mine seems to have great results whenever I mod the cooking grate with a couple of prime ribeyes.

It's worth a shot.

Lol , good one.

effinUker
10-01-2015, 11:34 AM
If you want to make the most of your Weber, start by learning how all these different fire configurations work. Cook everything you can on it. Experiment, fail, try again, succeed. The results will amaze you and your friends.

Mods can come later. :-D


https://bbqviking.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/www-bbqviking-com-charcoal-setup1.png

SmokerKing
10-01-2015, 12:10 PM
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/1hackman/Post%201_zpsguui5wws.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/1hackman/Post%202_zpstso9opjc.jpg

markdtn
10-01-2015, 01:08 PM
I have Craycort cast iron grates and really like them. I got a rotisserie attachment last Christmas and have enjoyed that for chickens maybe once a month. Looking forward to doing a Beef Roast on it sometime. Those are really gravy, it works well as is.

Loeweb
10-01-2015, 01:16 PM
pick up their heavy duty grates with the removable center and the hinged sides. Thicker grates givers more even heat, removable center allows for cooking over direct heat with a pan and not worrying about burning grates.

Brisketbloke
10-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Love SmokerKings mod.

effinUker
10-01-2015, 04:24 PM
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/1hackman/Post%201_zpsguui5wws.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/1hackman/Post%202_zpstso9opjc.jpg

I stand corrected - that thing kicks ass. :)

dadsr4
10-01-2015, 04:34 PM
You will want to upgrade to the hinged grate. I think they are about $20 and worth every penny.
And the original grate, with 3 bolts, 2 washers and nuts, can be turned into this.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa345/dadsr4/rack_zps0c27acde.jpg
for added capacity.

Yan can Cook
10-01-2015, 04:46 PM
Great! Thanks for the help and advice. Wow check out that post from smokerking. What a beast.

SmokerKing
10-01-2015, 05:04 PM
haha, I got into the Weber club a few months ago. One cooker I didn't have. All my friends have had them for years and and cook some great grub on them. So I dove in. Crap, I'm
6' 4" with a bad back! Thing is a low rider! Had to raise the height, then add some side tables, and then a rotisserie, then a craycort grate, then a Smokey Joe side cooker, and on and on and on..hahaha..

Evil-g
10-01-2015, 08:43 PM
Smoker King, cool mod!!!

alecksjaycubs
10-01-2015, 10:20 PM
I came across this one today... Probably not what you were thinking about but still!

http://gabbysgrills.com

B-More BBQ Junkie
10-02-2015, 08:26 AM
I have this and I love it: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81OZxb7eERL._SL1500_.jpg