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Looking into the slow n sear.

The "deluxe" is $40 more than the original. The only discernible difference I can see is that the water reservoir on the deluxe can be removed. Am I missing anything else?

This feature alone doesn't justify the extra cash. Convince me otherwise

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Not familiar, but I am interested to see results if you care to review.

 

I bought the "Vortex" big biscuit posted his.  I like it, it can save you some charcoal too.

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Search "bro n sear". Basically two Weber charcoal baskets held together with bailing wire so it's a similar size as the SnS.

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This is how I BBQ on my weber. I line the charcoal grate directly under the food with aluminum foil. Load the charcoal baskets with whatever I'm using for fuel that day, put two fire bricks in front of the baskets. Then light one of the baskets with a starter cube. throw on the grate and put two fire brick directly over the other two. Put a water pan on over the fire, let the temp settle and away we go. A lot cheaper than a slow 'n sear, and just as good. 

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3 hours ago, Big Biscuit said:

This is how I BBQ on my weber. I line the charcoal grate directly under the food with aluminum foil. Load the charcoal baskets with whatever I'm using for fuel that day, put two fire bricks in front of the baskets. Then light one of the baskets with a starter cube. throw on the grate and put two fire brick directly over the other two. Put a water pan on over the fire, let the temp settle and away we go. A lot cheaper than a slow 'n sear, and just as good. 

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Thanks.

Similar to how I did my first one on the weber.

I forgot to foil the grate. I also don't have baskets, so just used 2 bricks to form a reservoir, so to speak, for the charcoal and wood chunks. had a drip pan on the charcoal grate. had a water pan above the coals, but didn't use bricks on the cooking grate like you have there. 

Does that make that much of a difference? I also started with unlit coals and added about 10-12 lit coals to one side of the pile. I got about 6 hours cook time before having to add more fuel..

Thanks for the pics. makes it easier to see what you have going on..

 

Edit: also, I used regular bricks as I did not have fire bricks. 

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4 hours ago, Finster said:

Thanks.

Similar to how I did my first one on the weber.

I forgot to foil the grate. I also don't have baskets, so just used 2 bricks to form a reservoir, so to speak, for the charcoal and wood chunks. had a drip pan on the charcoal grate. had a water pan above the coals, but didn't use bricks on the cooking grate like you have there. 

Does that make that much of a difference? I also started with unlit coals and added about 10-12 lit coals to one side of the pile. I got about 6 hours cook time before having to add more fuel..

Thanks for the pics. makes it easier to see what you have going on..

 

Edit: also, I used regular bricks as I did not have fire bricks. 

I believe it keeps the direct infrared heat of the coals from getting to the meat. Which in turn is a more gentle heat if you can understand what I'm trying to say. 

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 The deluxe also has a grate at the bottom... I don't know it might help with durability.

 I have the Smokenator 1000. Similar principal but if I had to do over I think I would go slow n sear classic. Although, it is riveted and the warranty states that if the rivets fail within 3 years they will sent you nuts and bolts to replace them with :p

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I go with the foil ,bricks and Weber half moons regular briquettes....on a 22 inch Weber ...the 26 inch weber may require three half moons due to its size ...but I’ve spatchcocked a 14 lb turkey on a 26 inch Weber and it was excellent using 3 half moons ...and the skin was crispy...LOL LOL LOL 

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