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Big Daddy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29 06 9:23 am    Post subject: Lighting the grill Reply with quote

When you fire up your grill do you leave the cooking grate on or do you take it off until time to put the meat on? I usually take mine off and get the coals ready then right when I am ready to cook I spray my grate with PAM then I put it on and add the meat.
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Mark H
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29 06 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the grate off till you have a nice hot fire going. Put the grate on and burn off all the crud from your last cook. Self cleaning feature included with all Webers. When grate has uniform ash appearance from burning off crud, proceed with cook.

I've just bought my 4'th Weber in 27 years of grilling. Mind you, I don't need a new grill, just the legs fall off when I pick up my current one. I need a "traveler". I've never cleaned my Webers either, just built a big fire in 'em and burned 'em clean. There has to be a moral in this story somewhere.
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Big Daddy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30 06 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That what I usually do, I just bought a new charcoal grill and have been itching to use it. It is a large charcoal grill, 2 X 3 and it cost a small fortune. I now have a total of 5 grills and 3 of them are gas and 1 is a smoker which I use for small charcoal cooking, so I wanted a good large charcoal grill that I can cook a lot of meat on so, that is how it ended up here. My wife thinks I am crazy!
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Alien BBQ
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30 06 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change you ways….. (I learned this the hard way.) A warm grill cleans easier than a cold one. When you are done cooking, and the wife or kids take the plate into the house, hit the grates with the brush for about a minute. I will knock off all the food and crud easier than if you leave it on. When you get ready to use it next time, you won’t have to spend 20 minutes trying to get the gunk off the grates, just wipe it with a oil covered paper towel and fire it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01 06 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Alien, and I tend to grill just a little bit myself! Wink

I'm on my third Weber kettle myself, not cause the legs fell off, but they were pretty much wore out! Great grills- I just love mine (obviously!) Very Happy
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RICK_IN_LB
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01 06 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup gotta agree with Alien on this one also. Last night I cooked up some burgers, threw some cheese on it. Cheese sort of stuck to the grill. I took in the burgers closed the lid. After eating wire brushed the grates and it was easy. This morning smoking and did not have to waste time cleaning the grates. In other words clean the grates when you are done cooking. Whew I got that out !
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