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  • Panhead John
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    I’m enjoying their Pumpkin Spice charcoal right now. 🙄

  • IFindZeroBadCooks
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    Yeah that does sound like a gimmick.

  • Andrrr
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    When I first saw your post I thought you were referencing this charcoal. I saw it at fleet farm the other day and was thinking it was awfully gimmicky

    https://www.cowboycharcoal.com/produ...dwood-briquets

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  • holehogg
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    I do this, sometimes with onion and sometimes with lemons. Whatever's on hand. I freeze cut lemons for this purpose 😊

  • Michael_in_TX
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    When I did mine, I did take the papery skin off. As for the rest of the onion, well, it's mostly water anyway.

  • IFindZeroBadCooks
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    It was a quick shot/line in the show but it’s possible they did.

  • smokin fool
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    Did they soak the onion or herbs before, I'm thinking adding items that are too dry would cause them to burn and cause soot that would land on your cook.

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  • SmokingPat
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    I have a friend who swears by rubbing a cut onion on the grates to clean them/season them. I don't think it makes a difference, but it smells nice and looks BBQ'y (is that a word?)

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  • Michael_in_TX
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    I did this with a chuck roast awhile back. I didn't really think it made any difference in the flavor, but wow the backyard smelled divine for a bit.

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  • 58limited
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    I've done it a few times, couldn't tell a difference in flavor. I think it would work better with a shorter cook like a steak, I've seen them throw bundles of herbs on the coals too.

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  • IFindZeroBadCooks
    started a topic Onions and Charcoal?

    Onions and Charcoal?

    Alright. I just saw this on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. A BBQ place threw in an onion right on top of the charcoal/wood to smoke with the brisket.

    Yeah, I have questions today.

    I am thinking I will throw in an onion along with the wood in my ash bucket for my next smoke. Can’t hurt right?

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