[Homeroast] BBQ drum roasting

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Mon May 31 17:29:38 CDT 2010

I was using propane, but I had a lot of trouble trying to get decent roasts
when I attempted a BBQ drum on my Weber.  A lot of what people discussed as
sucessful tips for BBQ roasting just didn't seem to apply to the Weber.  I
think the airflow is different than many other gas grills - works great for
meat, but not so good for coffee.  Since I like the grill for cooking, I
never tried modifying it for coffee.

The right side always seems slightly hotter than the left as well (whether
cooking meat or coffee), which I can only attribute to airflow, since the
burners run left to right.


On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Justin Schwarz <houstini at comcast.net>wrote:

> I had a neighbor that upgraded to a new natural gas grill so I ended up
> with his old NG weber grill.  I cleaned it out and the burners were still in
> good shape.  I had the entire area below the drum covered in tiles, I may
> put some of the tiles back as Ed noted that when the entire area was covered
> with tiles he has sluggish roasts too.
> I am glad to hear all of you guys chime in on this, Ed you were my main
> inspiration for building a BBQ drum roaster.
> -Justin
> On May 31, 2010, at 12:24 PM, Mike Chester wrote:
> > When you switched to NG, did you change the orifices for the burners to
> the correct ones for natural gas.
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