View Full Version : Tried the snake method

06-04-2017, 09:54 PM
Yesterday I thought I would try the snake method in my weber master touch to cook some ribs. I've heard lots of people say how easy it was to control temperatures so I thought I would give it a shot. I've smoked lots of stuff on my UDS and its pretty user friendly. I love the UDS for what it can produce, but this weber kettle is an absolute amazing piece of grilling, smoking, pizza cooking equipment. My UDS hasn't been used since I got the kettle and probably won't until I need to smoke a couple different things at the same time and need the space. It can do everything a UDS can and way more.
I made a 2 wide by 2 high snake around most on the perimeter and once it got up to temp it bounced around between 220-250. Once I had the intake set I never touched it for the entire 7 hour cook. I did some adjustments on the exhaust when the temps started climbing but I'm sure it would have settled back in without any adjustments because it would be stable around 235 for an hour and then climb slightly, but sometimes I just can't leave things alone. I don't think I lit enough birqetts off the start because it took about an hour to get up to temp and stabilized. I only lit 8 so next time I will light 12 or 14 and see what happens. The more I use this kettle the more I like it.

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06-04-2017, 10:01 PM
On my kettle using the Smokenator I light 10 briquettes to run 225 to 235. Normally takes about 20 minutes to get to temp.

06-04-2017, 10:07 PM
Never tried it. I'm too lazy. :tsk:

06-04-2017, 10:17 PM
Thank's for the information, getting my first Weber and your information will help me for sure.

06-04-2017, 11:13 PM
You will love it. I've only had mine for a couple months now and love it. It's very versatile.

06-04-2017, 11:48 PM
Not knowing the size of your heat beads I can only guess, but i start with about 16 or so lit beads.
See if this Aussie link works.
https://heatbeads.com.au/hints-and-tips/cooking-low-n-slow-snake-method/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=June%20Newsletter&utm_content=June%20Newsletter+CID_2246aba703b4650e 73dc3665bde9e1d0&utm_source=Email&utm_term=Learn%20more

06-05-2017, 03:21 AM
You will love it. I've only had mine for a couple months now and love it. It's very versatile.

Add some Grillgtates and you'll be in heaven......just sayn.....