Easy @WeberGrills Charcoal Go-Anywhere Cleanup Using An Old Cooler and Electric Water Kettle

Video demo here

If you are interested in my Weber Go-anywhere top vent mod you can check it out here, along with a parts list.

Also a super simple mod that I highly recommend is a cut stainless grate mod for the Charcoal Go-Anywhere which you can see here

Before

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Using an old beat up Igloo cooler, I disassembled the grill and put the wood handle aside and then tossed all the parts in the cooler with some warm water and dish soap.

Then heated up more water in the electric water kettle and poured that it and shook it all up to coat the lid and vents and legs with the soapy hot water.

Placed the lid on and let it sit for twenty minutes and then went back to it and used a piece of fine steel wool to scrub her down using the soapy hot water.

Even though the grill started out caked up with dirt and gristle the technique loosened up everything to make light work of it.

I highly recommend this method.  If you don’t have an old beater cooler laying around to use, there are usually tons of them for sale on Facebook marketplace.  You should be able to find one for under $10.

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@WeberGrills Char-Q Snake Method Pork Shoulder Cook/Test

The Weber Char-Q was only produced for 3 years between 2008-2011.

It’s a well built charcoal grill with porcelain coated grates and a cast aluminum body.

Because of it’s funky bottom vent I wan’t sure if I would be able to hold steady temps under 300 degrees.

Using the snake method it proved to be an excellent smoker holding temps under 300 the entire time with barely any vent adjustments and it barely used any charcoal.

Watch the video to see how it performed and the grill set-up to achieve pit temps between 230-290 throughout the cook without having to fuss with the vents much..

Uhmmmm, @CaptJoeLobster Topped Steak Cooked Cooked On Vintage Hibachi Drizzled with Butter and Finished With Cape Ann Sea Salt Rosemary & Black Pepper

It had to be done.

Assemble the best ingredients known to mankind, cook it on a vintage cast iron hibachi using lump charcoal.

Finish with Cape Ann Sea Salt Co. Rosemary and Black Pepper Flake Sea Salt.

Lobster from Captain Joe & Sons Lobster.

Check out the video-

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Smoked Meatballs With Kate’s Sugo In The @weberGrills Ivory Mastertouch

Last night’s dinner was a collaboration with my beautiful wife Kate.  Quarantining has been pretty great when you love being with the ones you’re quarantined with.

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Two lbs 80/20 chuck (if I had veal and pork I would have used those too)

Chopped Basil

Chopped parsley

Two Cloves Garlic Minced

2/3 cup Parmeseasn

2/3 cup Riccotta

2/3 Cup Panko

Red Pepper Flakes and Black Pepper

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Indirect cook 400F for 30 minutes

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Transfer to pot with Kate’s sugo to simmer for a half hour on the stove

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Time to Eat!

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BBQ Chicken On The Weber Kettle Recipe

One of the easier things to cook.
Buy a Roasting or frying chicken.

Split it in half.

Wash it.

Pat it dry with paper towels.
Apply BBQ rub.

Set up grill for indirect grilling.

Fill chimney up with unlit coals and dump two thirds of the unlit coals banked on one side of the charcoal grate.

Get the remaining third of the coals going in the chimney

Once chimney coals are ready, dump them on top the unlit coals

Place a sheet of tin foil on opposite side of charcoal grate to collect the dripping chicken fat (and make cleanup of the grill a breeze)

Put the cooking grind in place.

Wait for grill to reach 350.

Lay your chicken halves with larger sides closest to the coals.  Make sure the chicken is over the tin foil.

Place a couple of chunks of wood on your charcoal for smoke. I used B&B Pecan.

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Insert temp probe in thickest parts of the breast and replace the lid. grill should be running between 350-385

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When chicken reaches 145 internal rotate the chicken 180 degrees so other side is facing the coals and mop with your favorite BBQ sauce

Chicken is done at 165 degrees internal temp.

How To Process Steak Tips (Not Tri-Tip) For Marinating and What is a “Northeast Steak Tip” Video

Link to purchase steak tenderizer on Amazon- https://amzn.to/2tWlcjt

People outside of New England have no idea what the term Steak Tips refer to but it is a staple in restaurants all over the region.

Here is a great article from Serious Eats explaining just what part of the cow a steak tip comes from.   It’s also referred to as Flap meat.  It’s inexpensive, super flavorful and with just a little preparation they are crowd favorites for short money.  Think Superbowl Party.