Heat Beads and Slow Cooking

Charcoal cookers (such as Weber Kettles)
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mrhvac
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Heat Beads and Slow Cooking

Post by mrhvac » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:05 pm

Is it safe to use standard heat beads in snake method. Where you have 5 or 10 completely ashed and the rest lined up not lit and to light up when hot heat beads reach them thanks.

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Re: Heat Beads and Slow Cooking

Post by titch » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:39 pm

Using standard heat beads, not the Self lighting.
Yes
Many of us have been doing it for a few years.

Here is a Tutorial that Kevin posted, for your Viewing Pleasure.
http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... =19&t=4864
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Post by mrhvac » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks mate

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Re: Heat Beads and Slow Cooking

Post by Davo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:14 pm

Just ensure that ALL the heat beads are touching otherwise it'll create a broken link and could stop there once all the lit beads are exhausted.

Place smoking wood along the top of the snake for about half the length as meat won't usually take in much more than about 3 hours worth.

If you're getting any temp spikes, place a small foil tray of water over the fire area to act as heat sink....you should aim for between 225-250F BBQ temp.

Have fun cooking and eating coz that's what it's all about!! :)

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Post by mrhvac » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:25 am

Thanks Davo

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Re: Heat Beads and Slow Cooking

Post by DodgySheep » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:47 pm

Am I right in thinking that using the heat beads and the snake method is all about prolonging the burning for hours and hours of slow burning, not about reducing the amount of burning fuel for temperature control - which can be done by using the vents in the lid of the bbq?

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Post by Bear » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 pm

It's about both prolonged burn and temperature control. Basically a low maintenance cook.

Personally, I don't like the flavour of heat beads, but it certainly works.
Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
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