Weber Summit Charcoal Grill

Here’s the new insulated Weber kettle grill that is supposed to compete with Big Green Eggs (BGE), Kamodos, and Primos. I guess it is supposed to compete with all insulated smokers like Stumps too. At $1500 bucks, it seem a bit pricey to me, but I guess it is comparable pricewise to other similar products. At least it is not as heavy and will not crack like an egg. The auto start charcoal feature is convenient. Check the Weber home page for a dealer near you. It’s new, so it may not be available everywhere yet. You can get a really good pellet smoker with much more room for $500 less though (bbq-book.biz)…

weber summit charcoal grill

Real Pit Barbecue

If you are a barbecue history buff, you’ll enjoy this picture of an old fashioned BBQ pit. This is the way they did it in early America. They basically dug a long hole in the ground and placed their meat over the pit on spits or makeshift grates. These grates are made of chicken wire. Coals would be burned down in a separate fire pit and shoveled underneath. The whole town would come for the barbecue party…

old fashioned bbq pit