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Stlsportster
03-09-2018, 09:33 PM
Been a few threads on this so I thought I'd document my process while cooking dinner. Stopped at the local big box on the way home and walked in to a 3 day seafood sale in the front of the store. $13.99lb scallops and $7.99lb shrimp. Boom.

Small Weber Chimney. KBB. Starter pod.

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Doors in open latch position. Firebox open. Pinwheels open. Exhaust open. Wood drying by the side of the firebox.

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Scallops and Shrimp. Oakridge Dominator on the Shrimp. Lucile's Rib Rub on the scallops.

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15 min. Dump the chimney. 2 splits. Let them get going with the door and firebox in open latch.

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At 700 I added another split to get the temp moving.

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Up to temp. Food on. Top rack usually runs 25 degrees hotter than the TruTel.

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30 min later.

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Bottom 2 logs have been on 45 min. If I was going to cook longer at this point I would use another stick to break up the bottom two, feed the coal bed and throw another stick or two on. Since my seafood won't take much longer I just push it to the back of the firebox.

I could run this way for 4 hours for ribs or 10 hours for pork butts.

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Shortly after the food is ready. Plated with couscous and asparagus.

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roncoinc
03-10-2018, 07:46 AM
I'm a bit confused on how you did this.
you cooked the shrimp and scallops at about 700 deg for 30 min ?
is that correct ?

Av8er
03-10-2018, 07:54 AM
I'm a bit confused on how you did this.
you cooked the shrimp and scallops at about 700 deg for 30 min ?
is that correct ?

That’s 7:00 not 700 degrees.

Thanks for the write up. That helps for when I get mine back.

pjtexas1
03-10-2018, 07:55 AM
Nicely documented! I bet this gets used a lot for new owners.

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Stlsportster
03-10-2018, 08:00 AM
That’s 7:00 not 700 degrees.

Thanks for the write up. That helps for when I get mine back.

PM me anytime. This is with the stock grate too. And if you wanted to run hotter you add more sticks at startup. Let it get to 300. Then still feed it 2 small sticks every 40 minutes or so.

JohnH12
03-10-2018, 08:03 AM
Great presentation.
The only thing I do different is use a weed burner instead of the charcoal to get the fire going.
I'd probably ditch the couscous too and sub with some fried taters but that's just me.

Stlsportster
03-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Great presentation.
The only thing I do different is use a weed burner instead of the charcoal to get the fire going.
I'd probably ditch the couscous too and sub with some fried taters but that's just me.

Yeah, I'd like to get a weed burner. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. That would cut 30 minutes off the time to get to temp.

By the way this wood is oak and hickory. Aged at least 2 years. At the end of a load from last year, that was already aged a year when I got it. Burns really clean. Almost too clean, and not as much coal bed. Probably similar to your kiln dried.

Av8er
03-10-2018, 08:22 AM
PM me anytime. This is with the stock grate too. And if you wanted to run hotter you add more sticks at startup. Let it get to 300. Then still feed it 2 small sticks every 40 minutes or so.

I swear your grate looks like it is 1/2” while mine is 3/4” spacing.If you get a chance, could you measure it for me?

By the way, the food looks delicious.

Stlsportster
03-10-2018, 09:07 AM
Looks like 1/2.

https://i.imgur.com/wn9gz7Kl.jpg

cfrazier77
03-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Stopped at the local big box on the way home and walked in to a 3 day seafood sale in the front of the store.

So did you pick up seafood at Lowes or Home Depot? :-D

Stlsportster
03-10-2018, 09:52 PM
So did you pick up seafood at Lowes or Home Depot? :-D

Schnucks

cats49er
03-11-2018, 11:06 AM
Well done.

cfrazier77
03-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Schnucks

I would have been more impressed with home depot shrimp.... :-D

Av8er
03-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Looks like 1/2.

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Thanks. Mine is definitely 3/4 so that may be a reason I am not holding a coal bed to well.