Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

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Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Here's my first snake ever in a weber compact.

I got some of the ribs from the store. thought I would try them. I haven't even bothered to use a thermometer and don't know what the temp is yet, but it looks like it's going alright.

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Waiting for the 11 to ash up.
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Just on. Time is about 12.15 pm.

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3 hours later. I'm basting them with Baby Rays bbq sauce and foiling them.

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They are now foiled till about 6.


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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by donburke » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:43 pm

I've done those ribs a couple of times now and I like them, the marinade on them also works well

the only problem is the membrane, the first time I did them I ignored the membrane, and when eating them it was quite detrimental, you had to chew around the membrane and leave I attached to the bone

the second time I cooked them, I tried removing the membrane, but for the life of me, tried again and again, but couldn't get the darn thing off, so accepted that i'll have to chew around it again

the ribs were delightful, moist and tender, I hope you enjoy yours

please let us know of your experience with the membrane, and if you did manage to get it off, tell us how :o

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:09 pm

donburke wrote: please let us know of your experience with the membrane, and if you did manage to get it off, tell us how :o
i did not even attempt to take it of. i'll just eat it if i have to.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:10 pm

I don't really care about those ribs. this is more a snake experiment in a weber compact.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:57 pm

Actually those ribs came out pretty good.

Not much left of them.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:33 pm

After the success of the ribs on the compact I'm doing this small piece of butt next.
I'm thinking if I put it on about 7 tomorrow it should be fine for dinner time seeing as it's a small piece.

I'm going to coat it with Fiddes Payne Cajun seasoning soon.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by urbangriller » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:52 pm

YES!

Good Score!

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:10 pm

urbangriller wrote:YES!
Chris
NOO!! I just realised the snake was set up tp burn the wrong way so i fixed it.
There that's better.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:35 am

nearly 2 hours in now and it seems to be going ok.
I can't seem to drop the temp any more so am happy to leave it there.

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Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by Nath » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:57 am

gnol wrote:nearly 2 hours in now and it seems to be going ok.
I can't seem to drop the temp any more so am happy to leave it there.

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That'll work! You can close up the bottom vent a little to drop the temp of you need.
Nice honey joys in the background :)


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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:15 pm

I foiled it at about 3.30 and have left it in the Weber but just about closed the vents down.
Temp has varied between 200 and 267f. My stupid food probe only works when it wants to and it finally came on after I foiled it. Food is at 214 hence the foiling.
It's a small piece and I hope it does not dry out too much.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:37 pm

looks like the weber compact is pretty versatile. No more knocking it.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by Floody85 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:41 pm

Finish pics? Looks great! I'm sitting here starving waiting for my silverside to finish in the slow cooker!! Bloody hungry!

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Post by gnol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:56 pm

Floody85 wrote:Finish pics? Looks great! I'm sitting here starving waiting for my silverside to finish in the slow cooker!! Bloody hungry!
Coming right up.
It turned out great. Took it out just before 6. I was hoping to leave it longer but it has cooked perfectly.

Mrs made a vinegar based coleslaw that went perfect with it.

I'd say the Weber compact is pretty good at cooking.

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Re: Check this out - my firt snake - weber compact

Post by gnol » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Hey bbq'ers. I want to push this post back up as the Weber compact has not had the best rap around here as far as I can see.
It is what I started out with when I got back into charcoal bbqing after a few years break with a young family etc. I always had my spit and made my gyros once or twice a year but apart from that I used gas.
So..onto the compact. I started with this January 2012, got a kamado then picked up a second hand OTS.
Having cooked a few low and slows with smallish pieces of meat in the last few months I would say it does the job perfectly.
There have been a few times when newbies have been warned of getting one. I see no problem with picking one up and getting started if that is all you can get.
I would not recommend getting a brand new one but definetley if the price is right on a second hand one I would .
So in defence of the compact I will keep this thread going and continue to cook on it at times. I have even noticed it is much more fuel efficient when using the snake method that the OTS.

The small (1058gm) piece of pork I cooked last Sunday which was also posted in the "What did you cook" thread.
Put on about 7.30am. Foiled about 2.30pm then taken of at about 5.30-6pm.
Pulled apart very well and was as tender as any other piece of meat I have cooked low and slow.

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