The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by urbangriller » Wed May 28, 2014 11:04 am

weberotgnewbie wrote:Hi all,

Given I'm relatively new to this game, I'm planning my first snake this weekend (lamb shoulder), and was just wondering how I should aim to manage the temps given I'll be relying on the inbuilt gauge in the Weber (I plan on getting one of those little nifty Mavericks later down the track!)

What hood temp would you recommend maintaining?

Thanks heaps!
If you use the three bead snake, your OTG will run at between 100C and 110C....Perfect!

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by weberotgnewbie » Wed May 28, 2014 11:16 am

Thanks Chris. Will use your advice, and run it with vents open for the first couple of runs!

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Post by chriso » Wed May 28, 2014 11:30 am

I go for anywhere between 100 and 120c. I find the snake with a water pan, top vent fully open, bottom open a crack will get me that temp - nearly set and forget.

The only thing that catches me out is the massive amount of ash the beads make clogging up the vents and starving the fire.

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Post by urbangriller » Wed May 28, 2014 12:45 pm

chriso wrote:I go for anywhere between 100 and 120c. I find the snake with a water pan, top vent fully open, bottom open a crack will get me that temp - nearly set and forget.

The only thing that catches me out is the massive amount of ash the beads make clogging up the vents and starving the fire.
Get a bit creative with a BBQ drip tray.

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by chriso » Wed May 28, 2014 1:59 pm

urbangriller wrote:
Get a bit creative with a BBQ drip tray.
It now seems so obvious! Will definitely do this next time, my overnight cooks seem to always die at about 6am due to ash buildup.

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by urbangriller » Wed May 28, 2014 3:38 pm

Another variation from the Bretheren;

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The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by weberotgnewbie » Sat May 31, 2014 7:12 pm

Thanks for the advice gents. Put on a lamb shoulder this morning at 7, pulled it off at five, rested and just pulled - looks and tastes great!

Snake worked a treat, and was almost set-and-forget. Appreciate all the advice!ImageImageImageImage


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The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by Nath » Sat May 31, 2014 10:23 pm

Well done.

Are you lighting your chimney over polished concrete?




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The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by weberotgnewbie » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:47 am

Nope. The photo makes the outside concrete look a lot nicer than it actually is!


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The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by Nath » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:06 am

Fair call, just a warning a chimney full of beads/charcoal can leave a mess underneath!


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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by urbangriller » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:14 am

Good stuff Newbie, that looks great!

That won't be your last snake!

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by Hogsy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:33 pm

urbangriller wrote:Another variation from the Bretheren;

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Chris
That's the ash catcher out of a Happy Cooker kettle, I've been searching for one for ages
Apparently they work great and stop the ash clogging up the vents
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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by chrisg » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:26 pm

:)

Going to try a snake soon, seeing that reminded me I have some old hub caps in the shed, real ones not the plastic rubbish, that were off an old Holden. (Not mine, mate was wrecking it, they seemed about the least deteriorated piece :) )

Just checked, looks like could act as a reasonable ash catcher with a bit of work :)

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by urbangriller » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:26 pm

Hogsy wrote:
urbangriller wrote:Another variation from the Bretheren;

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Chris
That's the ash catcher out of a Happy Cooker kettle, I've been searching for one for ages
Apparently they work great and stop the ash clogging up the vents
Just ;ooling at that, I'm thinking Pizza tray!

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Re: The Snake Method (thanks Kevin)

Post by O2zi3 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:07 pm

this thread is really old but i want to chime in

heat beads are pregnated with an accelerant to burn....its why u are supposed to leave them a while before cooking on them. I would not recommend this method with the branded heat beads unless u want to contaminate your food....lump charcoal go for your life


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