THE KETTLE GRILL
What is a Kettle Grill?
A kettle barbecue IS NOT really a smoker. But you can turn out some pretty good low and slow cooked meals on them.
A kettle barbecue is a basic dome-shaped dish with a lid. When you think kettle barbecue, you probably think Weber because they’re the brand behind the world’s most iconic kettle barbecues.
And, there’s a reason that they’re so popular. The simple design of a kettle barbecue makes them inexpensive, easy to use, portable and versatile. They’re technically designed for simple grilling over a charcoal fire. But, by arranging the coals in the right place, you can smoke quite well on the one ‘cue which makes these barbecues a favourite for so many people.
Smoking on a Kettle
Learning to smoke on a kettle barbecue does take a bit of practice. But, it’s also not that hard. And, you can turn out some pretty darn good smoked meats on one of these basic units, especially if you’ve got a larger one.
Pros of using a Kettle Grill
Can be used for grilling and smoking
Easy to use
Don’t take up much room
Cons of using a Kettle Grill
Takes a bit of practice to perfect the art of
Smaller cooking capacity than some other smokers
In most kettle barbecues you’ll have to lift the cooking grate to add more fuel below which is annoying if it’s full of meat
Who Should Buy a Kettle Grill?
Kettle barbecues are an awesome choice for anyone who wants a durable and inexpensive grill that doesn’t take up a lot of space and has the added bonus of doubling as a smoker.