MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2020, 03:57 PM   #1
TxQGuy
Full Fledged Farker

 
TxQGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-01-19
Location: Texas
Name/Nickname : Big C
Default Bought a vortex, now what?

I blame you folks on here for this. After seeing how many of you utilize a vortex for your grilling, I decided to order one off Amazon and am now awaiting delivery.

I'll admit that I just trusted the Brethren on this one and bought it blindly, kind of a "well, it must be pretty handy so I should get it" sorta thing.

I know it is used for indirect, 2-zone kinda grilling, but someone tell me how to best use it. What are some tips/techniques?

Like I said, it was an impulse purchase for which I blame y'all.
__________________
3/8" Pipe Custom Offset Smoker - "Ol' Reliable"
#22 Jumbo Old Smokey Charcoal Grill - "Long Tall Sally"


Red Oak is still Oak
TxQGuy is online now   Reply With Quote




Old 01-20-2020, 04:03 PM   #2
Mikhail
is Blowin Smoke!

 
Mikhail's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-27-15
Location: Cincinnati OH
Name/Nickname : Mik
Default

I have only seen them on a kettle. I wonder if it would work well with a PK.
__________________
'I plan to live forever. So far, so good.' Anonymous

PK Classic Grill
Broil King Signet 320 Propane
Good One Open Range over & under
Mikhail is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 04:11 PM   #3
drunkenmeatfist
is one Smokin' Farker
 
drunkenmeatfist's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-03-18
Location: Texas
Name/Nickname : chipper
Default

The correct answer is to go get some wings and do them up using the vortex. As far as tips go it is pretty fool proof. You can light the coals in a chimney and dump them in if you are in a hurry or you can fill the vortex up and put a firestarter in the middle.
drunkenmeatfist is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 04:13 PM   #4
drunkenmeatfist
is one Smokin' Farker
 
drunkenmeatfist's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-03-18
Location: Texas
Name/Nickname : chipper
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikhail View Post
I have only seen them on a kettle. I wonder if it would work well with a PK.
I have a PK Classic and a Vortex and have never tried this. I had the same question, but after reading around on the PK facebook group it does not appear that they are a good match. Think it has to do with airflow from the intakes.
drunkenmeatfist is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 04:38 PM   #5
ShadowDriver
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
ShadowDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-12
Location: East-Bumblefark, NM
Name/Nickname : Marc
Default

Wings, Sausages, Steak, Corn for Elote, Potatoes... the possibilities are endless.

You don't always have to put it in the center of the cooker/grill... in fact, I often set it off to one side if I'm doing steak/potatoes/corn.

Hope it works out nicely for you... no matter what cooker you use.
__________________
Hardware - Weber 22.5 Kettle (Sep '16), OK Joe Longhorn (Mar '17), UUNI 3 Pizza Oven (Jan '18 ), Blue Rhino Razor Griddle (May '19)
ShadowDriver is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 04:43 PM   #6
Mikhail
is Blowin Smoke!

 
Mikhail's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-27-15
Location: Cincinnati OH
Name/Nickname : Mik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drunkenmeatfist View Post
I have a PK Classic and a Vortex and have never tried this. I had the same question, but after reading around on the PK facebook group it does not appear that they are a good match. Think it has to do with airflow from the intakes.
Exactly what I was concerned with. Thanks!!!
__________________
'I plan to live forever. So far, so good.' Anonymous

PK Classic Grill
Broil King Signet 320 Propane
Good One Open Range over & under
Mikhail is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 05:08 PM   #7
SlickRockStones
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 10-19-17
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
Name/Nickname : Gary
Default

Get a glove ‘cause the handle’s gonna get hot as hell. Also, don’t reach across the “blast zone”. It will leave a mark.
SlickRockStones is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 01-20-2020, 05:28 PM   #8
SlickRockStones
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 10-19-17
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
Name/Nickname : Gary
Default

Get a glove ‘cause the handle’s gonna get hot as hell. Also, don’t reach across the “blast zone”. It will leave a mark.
SlickRockStones is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 01-20-2020, 05:40 PM   #9
TxQGuy
Full Fledged Farker

 
TxQGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-01-19
Location: Texas
Name/Nickname : Big C
Default

Thanks y'all! I don't have a Weber (I know that is what it was intended for), but I figure I can use it on my Old Smokey. Wings are sounding goooooood. I think I'll wing it up for the inaugral vortex cook.
__________________
3/8" Pipe Custom Offset Smoker - "Ol' Reliable"
#22 Jumbo Old Smokey Charcoal Grill - "Long Tall Sally"


Red Oak is still Oak
TxQGuy is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 06:56 PM   #10
Little Pig Barbeque
On the road to being a farker
 
Little Pig Barbeque's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-18
Location: Kentucky
Name/Nickname : Jesse Robinson
Default

I use the vortex all of the time. It's great for a reverse sear steak. But let's be honest...its a wing cooker. Cook wings on it one time and you will see.

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
Little Pig Barbeque is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 07:14 PM   #11
sudsandswine
Babbling Farker

 
sudsandswine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-12
Location: Kansas City
Default

^^^ yep

I pull the wings win the skin gets a little bubbly (fried) and you can see the the juices starting to churn underneath the skin...usually about 40 mins for whole wing sections with a full charcoal chimney...25 mins if separate wings/drummies
__________________
Shirley Fabrication 24x60 | Primo XL kamado | Red Weber Limited Edition kettle | Mak 2 Star | Blackstone 36" griddle | Weber Ranch kettle
sudsandswine is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 08:56 PM   #12
SMOKE FREAK
is one Smokin' Farker
 
SMOKE FREAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: McPherson Kansas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDriver View Post
Wings, Sausages, Steak, Corn for Elote, Potatoes... the possibilities are endless.

You don't always have to put it in the center of the cooker/grill... in fact, I often set it off to one side if I'm doing steak/potatoes/corn.

Hope it works out nicely for you... no matter what cooker you use.

The Vortex is limited "only" by your imagination.
Can be used in the volcano mode or inverted and filled for various cooking situations. Centered or not. Coals can go around the outside of the inverted V for low and slow etc...Endless possibilities...I love mine for fire roasting peppers of all kind. Extreme heat for a short time is the best way to roast em...


Enjoy your new purchase.
Hope it fits between the grates on your grill...
__________________
Craig
SMOKE FREAK is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 09:08 PM   #13
ShadowDriver
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
ShadowDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-12
Location: East-Bumblefark, NM
Name/Nickname : Marc
Default

Great reminder.

I've absolutely loved the bigger birds cooked INSIDE the Vortex with coals OUTSIDE....

Oh, man... Appreciate the reminder as this isn't something I do nearly as much as the "normal" use of the Vortex.
__________________
Hardware - Weber 22.5 Kettle (Sep '16), OK Joe Longhorn (Mar '17), UUNI 3 Pizza Oven (Jan '18 ), Blue Rhino Razor Griddle (May '19)
ShadowDriver is offline   Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-20-2020, 11:03 PM   #14
Bacchus2b
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Join Date: 11-01-14
Location: North Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TxQGuy View Post
I blame you folks on here for this. After seeing how many of you utilize a vortex for your grilling, I decided to order one off Amazon and am now awaiting delivery.

I'll admit that I just trusted the Brethren on this one and bought it blindly, kind of a "well, it must be pretty handy so I should get it" sorta thing.

I know it is used for indirect, 2-zone kinda grilling, but someone tell me how to best use it. What are some tips/techniques?

Like I said, it was an impulse purchase for which I blame y'all.
Go buy some wings RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!

IMG_0530 by David Miller, on Flickr
__________________
KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
SCA Certified Judge
Lone Star Grillz Large IVS
Cookshack FEC-100
Weber Summit 420 Gasser
Pit Barrel Cooker
Weber 26" Kettle
PK Classic Grill
Bacchus2b is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-20-2020, 11:39 PM   #15
JAKs Q & brew
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-29-13
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Default

I was about to buy one for tailgating, but i already have charcoal baskets for my 22. I can set those up to hold coals in the middle.

What does a vortex do that I cant already do?
__________________
Primo Oval XL, 30" Santa Maria Grill, Carson Rodizio, 22" Weber Kettle, Humphrey's Pint
JAKs Q & brew is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
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.
no new posts