The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
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Weber Charcoal Chimney makes lighting charcoal a breeze
Fifteen Minute after lighting you have coals that ere ready to go
Zippo Lighter makes lighting the newspaper used in the charcoal chimney easy
Pair of Chargriller charcoal baskets for use in the Side Firebox of the smoker
The Looftlighter looks like an oversized hair dryer and is intended to quickly light your charcoal. This is the top view with the Looftlighter resting on its foot rest.
The bottom of the Looftlighter showing the footrest that keeps the hot elements up off the table top after use.
The business end of the Looftlighter. The inner element heats the air to around 1100 degrees. The perforated outer surround is intended to serve as a heat shield and cools off quickly.
You hold the Looftlightehold it 1” away from the coals. In 30 seconds to 1 minute you’ll see sparks. Then you pull back a bit and after a minute or so more you have a batch of lit coals.
Wood chip soaker. 2 compartments. The baskets are shown here in the lower soak position
In this picture the baskets are rotated 90 degrees & rest on the high rails to drain
Wood chunks (Cherry shown) Used in the smoker. Chunks don’t require soaking & make more smoke than chips
Wood chips (Cherry, Maple & Apple Shown) Pre-Soak for an hour and use in the smoker drawer of the gar grill.
Grilling food over cedar planks is a form of indirect grilling with the added benefit that the smoldering cedar plank gives off smoke which flavors the food. You can get several types of wood.
Here is some salmon grilling on a cedar plank.
Another way several cedar planks can be used is to make a cedar boat.
Here a pork roast and veggies are being grilled in a cedar boat
Steven Raichlen’s 19 inch heavy duty locking tongs. These have a C-shaped cross section for rigidity
Tongs can be locked in the closed position
Steven Raichlen’s s/s baked potato rack. A spike of metal pierces and holds each potato and speeds their cooking
Steven Raichlen’s fish spatula with wide head to make lifting fish easier
Grill Light is weather tight & uses batteries so no AC power required. Check that the clamp can clamp onto part of your grill
You might want to check the amount of light the unit gives off. Newer ones w/ LED lights tend to be brighter & use less juice
Steven Raichlen’s BBQ mop with detachable head. For applying mop sauces to smoked items
Steven Raichlen’s galvanized mop bucket with replaceable liner
The removable liner makes cleanup or replacement easy
This small pail & silicon brush is great for applying glazes at the grill
Leather welders gloves protect you against the highest of temperatures.
Weber Poultry rack for doing Beer Can Chicken
The poultry stands hold the beer, are non-stick & have a trough to collect the runoff
Rib Racks hold the ribs vertically allowing you to cook more ribs in less space
The Steven Raichlen rib racks feature handles and a bottom shelf to elevate the ribs. It holds both large & small ribs
Stainless steel grill rings help hold round fruits or veggies in an upright position on the grill.
The rings are being used here to smoke some stuffed peppers.
Rotisserie attachment. The model made specifically for your grill often is easier to install & has 1 piece spit rod
Cast iron drop in pan is a modular accessory for my gas grill. I use it as a drip pan on the smoker too.
Kenmore Stainless steel roast rack is made for cast iron pan. It elevates the meat so it is not stewing in it’s juices
Stainless steel skewers in 5/8” and 7/8” widths
These kebabs are being grilled using Fire Wire flexible skewers, which use stainless steel wire and can be curved into any shape. This is handy for grills like the BGE. They also can fit inside marinade bags.
There is a solid metal “needle” at the business end which is where you thread the food onto the skewers. The small size of the “needle” helps keep delicate items from splitting when you place them.
The skewers are about 31” long which is about twice the length of a regular skewer. The far end of the skewers has a loop to assist in turning or picking up the skewers.
The curved shape allows you to shape the food to fit the shape of the grill and the space you have available on that grill if there is other food cooking. These are a perfect solution for the Big Green Egg.
Cast iron grill press for making pressed sandwiches & chicken under a brick
Here the grill press is helping keep some veggies flat & make some great grill marks.
These poppers are popular enough there is even a tool to help you core out the chilis - see Food Prep Tools
Jalapeno popper rack holds 18 jalapeno peppers that have been hollowed out & filled with tasty meats & cheeses
The Brinkmann Chicken leg roaster has several nice features. It has a drip pan which also lets the legs cook indirectly. The height is adjustable. The hanging shelf has offset slots to fit more in less area.
Here are some legs finishing up. You can clearly see how the staggered slots allow you to fit more food in less space. I also put foil in the drip pan to make cleanup be quick and easy.
Another way to keep the meat moist is to spray on mop sauce using a spray bottle. It is also handy w/ water for flare ups
These are the tools used for day to day grilling. Some of these tools come in many varieties, The ones I use are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive, They are the ones I’ve come to after trying out many available options.