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Old 06-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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I have a medium sized charbroil charcoal grill. Love cooking on it but it doesn't shut down even with the lid closed and all the vents shut. Anyone run into this

Also. About to get a kingsford 784sqin charcoal grill. This one is supposed to shut down too. Anyone know how this grill preforms?


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Old 06-09-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
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What do you mean shut down? Like kill the heat entirely, or just reduce the burn?



 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:43 AM   #3
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no charcoal grill is able to shut off.
Coal can stay lit for a day or more in a closed container

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #4
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Never heard anyone before think it would "shut down". If I want to kill a charcoal fire I run or pour water over it and even then it can take some time. What is the hurry? Afraid to go to bed and it catches something on fire? I can understand the concern if that is the reason, that is why I have done it.

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:04 AM   #5
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It doesn't take much oxygen to keep the coals burning a bit. Even though you've closed the lid and vents, there is still air getting in.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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If the intent is to go cold fast, you can use a pair of tongs and a bucket of H20, just pick up the coals carefully and dump them in the bucket.

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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My Weber Performer completely snuffs out the coals in an hour or so when I close all of the vents. I'll use the same batch of charcoal for multiple cooks.

If any oxygen is coming in around the vents or the lid, you're going to keep producing heat. You must have a gap(s) somewhere.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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Yeah I was talking about completely killing the heat by closing all the vents. The weber sounds like thebest idea. I don't want to have to dump water on the coals
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
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no charcoal grill is going to "shut off" the minute you close the vents. It'll starve itself of oxygen to a point. But these things aren't air tight to begin with. Are you in an apt? trying to understand the worry here.

 
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #10
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You could always go the opposite direction and fully open the vents, take off the lid, and let it get as hot as possible to burn the charcoal away completely. This is usually what I do and it only takes about 1-2 hours for the charcoal to become ash. It wastes charcoal but I don't reuse it because I always have better heat control for smoking if I use all new, fresh charcoal.



 
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