knapplc wrote:Apparently it's very common in other parts of the world. I saw it on a Jamie Oliver TV show a while back. I'd like to try it, but maybe I'll just buy a cheap charcoal grill instead. We'll see.
I don't know how much $ cheap is, but you may want to consider spending the extra on a Weber kettle. They are fantastic little things. I think I paid $60 for the basic, no options, 22". That was in 1994 though. I still have it, so that should tell you something. That's practically fifteen years ago. For years I wouldn't grill on anything but that grill. With all the wind at my house now though it's tougher to use charcoal.
If you go that route consider getting the model with the little sweeper arms inside the base. That makes it much easier to clean it out which is one of the few drawbacks to charcoal.
Weber of course has a full line of accessories so you can get everything you need to take full advantage of it. Throwing soaked hickory onto the coals on an indirectly cooked chicken or turkey is fantastic.
Now I want to go clean off my kettle and grill a bird. But, it's 94 degrees out, so I think I'll stay in the AC and have a cold beer instead