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  • SheehanJP
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 1
    • South Jersey

    New and Looking for Advice on Grill Setup

    Hey Everyone, I’m fairly new here. I live in a condo so I can only have a natural gas grill. I have a Weber Spirit II E-210. It’s a two burner. Does anyone have pics of their optimal setup for smoking/indirect cooking on this grill? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by SheehanJP; April 26, 2020, 05:46 PM.
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3262
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #2
    Welcome aboard! I’m sure someone will be along soon to help with your grill set up!

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6191
      • Colorado
      • > Weber Genesis EP-330
        > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
        > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
        > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
        > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
        to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
        > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
        > Thermoworks Smoke
        > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
        > Thermoworks Thermapen
        > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
        > Anova sous vide circulator
        > Searzall torch
        > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

        > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
        > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
        > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

      #3
      Welcome from Colorado ... lots of info here: https://amazingribs.com/technique-an...d-smoker-setup

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3291
        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
        • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

        #4
        Welcome from Minnesota.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12686
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #5
          Welcome to The Pit. Sorry, but I do not have a gasser.

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          • Mr. Bones
            Birthday Hat Master
            • Sep 2016
            • 9273
            • Kansas Territory
            • Grills / Smokers
              *********************************************

              Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
              Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
              Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
              Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
              Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
              Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
              Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
              Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
              Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
              Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
              Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

              Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
              Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
              Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

              Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
              Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
              Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
              Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
              Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
              Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
              (Lime Green)
              Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
              Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



              Thermometers:
              *********************************************
              Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
              Maverick ET-732, (Black)
              Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
              ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
              Blue ThermaPen Mk4
              Orange Thermapen Mk4
              Pink Thermapen Mk4
              ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
              ThermoWorks Smoke
              ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
              4 Pro Series cable extensions
              Smoke Gateway

              Accessories:
              *********************************************
              2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
              BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
              Warming shelf
              MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
              Backyard Grill marinade injector
              Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
              Bear Paws
              Meat Rakes
              BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



              Cookware:
              Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
              G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
              '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
              60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
              50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
              Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
              Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

              Cutlery, etc.:
              Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
              Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
              Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
              Multiple steels, from all over the planet
              Crock sticks
              Diamond stones, various
              Lansky Sharpening System

              Tableware
              Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
              Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
              Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

            #6
            Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
            Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3027

              #7
              Welcome from Maryland. I have the 3 burner Spirit II so it is easy to just use the left burner. However the right side of the 2 burner is much closer to the the only other burner. If there was someway to rest a barrier on the middle flavor bar so the heat had to go up and then over to reach the right side that might improve the results. Just spitballing here.

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              • ofelles
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 2002
                • Brentwood CA
                • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                  Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                  LSG Insulated Cabinet
                  Jumbo Joe
                  VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                  FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                  Thermoworks Signal
                  Thermoworks Dot
                  Thermopen Mk4

                #8
                Welcome from the California Delta. Sorry no gasser so no hlp.

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                • Oakgrovebacon
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 1874
                  • South central Illinois

                  #9
                  Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 1416
                    • Wilson County, TX
                    • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
                      Weber 22” Premium/SNS
                      Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
                      JoeTisserie
                      Thermoworks Smoke
                      Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
                      Thermapen
                      Thermapop
                      Thermoworks Dash
                      Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
                      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                    #10
                    Welcome from south Texas!

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                    • mcook2201
                      Club Member
                      • Aug 2019
                      • 117
                      • Mooresville, North Carolina

                      #11
                      Welcome and greetings from North Carolina

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                      • Attjack
                        Club Member
                        • Aug 2017
                        • 3960
                        • Primo XL
                          Weber 26"
                          Weber 22"
                          Weber 22"
                          Weber 18"
                          Weber Jumbo Joe
                          Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
                          Weber Smokey Joe
                          Orion Smoker

                          DigiQ DX2
                          Slow 'N Sear XL
                          Arteflame 26.75" Insert

                          Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
                          - With Rear Infrared Burner
                          - With Infrared Sear Burner
                          - With Rotisserie
                          Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
                          Weber Spirit 210
                          - With Grillgrates
                          ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
                          Weber Q2200

                          Blackstone Pizza Oven

                          Portable propane burners (3)
                          Propane turkey Fryer

                          Fire pit grill

                        #12
                        I have the same grill. It's in my garage now and will end up living at the cabin. 2 burners aren't optimal for smoking. I'm thinking a smoke tube running on the warming rack might be the way to go. Then you can have one side direct and the other indirect.

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                        • DavidNorcross
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 1499
                          • Virginia
                          • Rec Tec RT-680
                            Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                            Javelin Pro Duo
                            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                          #13
                          Welcome from Virginia! I have a gasser but do not use for smoking. However, like others have said, you can easily cook indirect by turning off burners. Not perfect, but it works! Then I would highly recommend the smoke tube as Attjack mentions.

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                          • Soonerpop
                            Club Member
                            • Jan 2020
                            • 174
                            • Plano, Texas
                            • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
                              Weber 18.5” Kettle
                              Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
                              SNS Elevated Grate
                              Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
                              Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
                              Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
                              Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

                              Thermapen (Red, of course)
                              Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

                              Kingsford Professional
                              Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

                              Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
                              Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

                            #14
                            Welcome and good luck. Sorry, no gasser.

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                            • holehogg
                              Club Member
                              • Nov 2017
                              • 2333
                              • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                              #15
                              Greetings from South Africa

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