The Slow ’N Sear 2.0 turns any 22-inch kettle grilled into a more capable and versatile smoker, and makes indirect cooking and high-heat searing simple. This half-moon charcoal basket, that has an intrinsic reservoir that holds 1 quart (0.95 l) of water, fits flush from the side from the Amazing 18th Birthday Presents so it’s easily accessible from the hinged cooking grate. We tested the Slow ’N Sear using “fast” and “slow” indirect-cooking and smoking methods, and that we also blackened vegetables for salsa over direct heat
You will find other, more affordable charcoal baskets, but none we researched offered the range from the functionality from the Slow ’N Sear, which Craig “Meat head” Goldwyn-one from the leading voices in professional grilling-calls “the single bests accessory for that Weber kettle ever.” The original version that we tested, the Slow ’N Sear Plus, has since been discontinued and replaced through the Slow ’N Sear 2.0, which carries a removable water reservoir and differently shaped holes in the bottom grate that this company claims can make it more resistant to warping.
We haven’t had the chance test the newest version yet, but it’s similar enough towards the Plus that we think it ought to perform just like well. We want to test it later august just to be sure. We used the Slow ’N Sear several object Object] in your tests. First, we did the “fast” way of baby backs ribs. We filled the basket with hot coal from the chimney starter, topped with peach-wood chunks, and filled the reservoir with water.
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During the three-hour cook, we added hot coals once around the 1½-hour mark to keep a temperature of roughly 325 °F (ca. 163 °C). The resulting babies back ribs were smoky, juicy, and tender. For the second test, we tried the “low and slow” method on St. Louis-style ribs. Instead of filling the Slow ’N Sear with hot coals, we lit endless weeks of frustration banquets on one end from the basket. Once they were ashed over, we filled the others with the basket with unlit coals, topped with peach-wood chunks, and added water towards the reservoir.
Throughout cooking, the coals and wood smoldered being a cigar, from one end towards the other. After four hours at 275 °F (ca. 135 °C), the St. Louis ribs were juicy, with delicious, lightly charred bits about the ends.