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Converting gas grill to charcoal

 
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Captmike



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11 06 3:56 am    Post subject: Converting gas grill to charcoal Reply with quote

I have a CharGrill gas grill that I would like to put charcoal in to bbq.

It seems to me that the only problem with that would be the burnt charcoal possible plugging up the gas emittance holes in the burner.

What do you all think?
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StumpSmoker
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11 06 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not such a good idea if you plan on using gas in the future.
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Big Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11 06 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second that opinion!

Plus the gas grill won't have the dampers to help regulate the air flow for temperature control with the charcoal.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19 06 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a Weber Kettle for 70 bucks, you'll be glad you did! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20 06 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the Weber is the way to go. I converted a Chargriller from gas to charcoal awhile back and I put more than $70 worth of work into it. It's pretty much a one way street too. I removed all of the gas works and replaced them with a steel pan. If yours is aluminum, the bottom will melt out if you use hot coals directly on it.
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mding38926
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20 06 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBQMAN wrote:
Get a Weber Kettle for 70 bucks, you'll be glad you did! Very Happy


Have to second that opinion!
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bobobrown
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21 06 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a weber kettle. you can't go wrong. go to www.craigslist.org there are always people selling weber kettles for cheap. i just picked up my second 22.5" for $25.
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mrcustomsteel
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21 06 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobo, Craigslist is awesome. That's where I got the free Chargriller I converted. There is always good cheap stuff on there.
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