BBQ It All - a snake method accessory

Cliff Bartlett

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
I hadn't seen this guy. Looks like it would do the job. A little pricey but would probably make a good gift for a bbq enthusiast. I've seen someone in our forum, possibly Bob, do pretty much the same thing with the charcoal ring out of the WSM.
 

Bob Correll

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Fifty bucks will buy me a lot of meat to cook with a handmade snake.
I don't see an advantage to the ring thing at all. Get a 12 hour burn time??? :rolleyes:
Pour some charcoal around your Vortex, if you have one, and light the fuse.
 

J Grotz

TVWBB Super Fan
A medium vortex is $42, so $50 is not too out of line for a USA made SS Weber kettle accessory. Also, Onlyfire made in China SS charcoal baskets are $28 (w/ a h20 resevoir another $19 for a knockoff of the $99 slow-n-sear) so the source does matter when it comes to price.

The BBQitall does seem a lot easier to use than meticulously arranging a snake, in the same way a Master-Touch is easier to clean than an Original Kettle (though there's that $50 worth of meat difference in the price).

All these great gadgets for the kettle are making me miss having one.
 
I usually just throw an aluminum pan full of water on one side of charcoal grate and my charcoal on the other. Never gotten close to 12 hours on one load of coal though. If this thing can do that then sounds great
 

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Platinum Member
I think that it looks pretty slick to me. A little high perhaps, but a lot less than a Slow N Sear. I also noticed that they have ones for the 18" and the 26". For the larger kettle it would seem you would have a better chance at a long burn since you have a lot more diameter to "snake" around. I am tempted to ask as a B-Day present, since it could make my 26er into a great BBQ machine if it worked. Only issue to me is can it really produce enough heat in that large of a kettle to maintain say 225 degrees?
 

J Grotz

TVWBB Super Fan
it could make my 26er into a great BBQ machine if it worked. Only issue to me is can it really produce enough heat in that large of a kettle to maintain say 225 degrees
In their videos, they use a 22 and claim lighting one path and letting it burn 360 degrees around is good for 240 degree temp; they claim lighting 2 paths each burning 180 degrees around is good for 325 degree temp. Reach out to them on FB or IG and ask what the temps are on a 26er. I seem to remember one of their kickstarter updates indicating someone at WKC had tested it out. You might ask over there too.
 

Dustin Flavell

TVWBB Pro
I think that it looks pretty slick to me. A little high perhaps, but a lot less than a Slow N Sear. I also noticed that they have ones for the 18" and the 26". For the larger kettle it would seem you would have a better chance at a long burn since you have a lot more diameter to "snake" around. I am tempted to ask as a B-Day present, since it could make my 26er into a great BBQ machine if it worked. Only issue to me is can it really produce enough heat in that large of a kettle to maintain say 225 degrees?
John if you have a WSM you could use the coal ring in a similar fashion. I did this on my 26 last year and it worked well. I was able to maintain 275 for a five hour rib cook.
 

D Livingston

TVWBB Member
I've just been turning my vortex upside down (wide end up) on a disposable foil round pie pan filled with water. I put the briquettes around the outside of that. This weekend because it was cold and I was concerned about keeping the temps up, I had two breaks in the snake, so there were two lines of coals on opposite sides, and added lit coals at opposite ends. I got over 5 hours with temps at 300 plus or minus 10 degrees.
 

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