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  1. #1
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    Default Gasser grease fire

    I wanted to grill some bacon this morning, so I threw a pound of Maple Cured on the Weber Q320. Flipped it at about 5 minutes in, then the phone rang (work). Forgot about the bacon while dealing with work issues, till I spotted thick black smoke coming out of the Q320.

    Ran outside and found the thermo in the lid reading 600 degrees.

    I opened the lid to find the pound of bacon completely gone, and a pretty good grease fire going. I decided to let it burn itself out (I keep a fire extinguisher about 6ft away if anything gets too out of control) and shut the gas off. Probably 10 min later it ran itself out of grease.

    After having something else for breakfast, I went out to survey the damage if any. The Q320 is made of thick castings, so no warped or discolored metal. The grill was squeaky clean, and all of the goop that had been in the lower half from a year of once a week use was all grey powder, and it swept right out. Never thought one of Bacon's many uses could be as a grill cleaner.
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    Sounds like everything worked out OK. My sympathies on your loss of bacon.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
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    Thats Bacon AbuseThat is why they make answering machines & voice mail. Nothing and I mean NOTHING gets between a fat man and his food
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    I'm mourning the loss of a fine slab of pig - gave it's all so that the grill may have a cleaner more productive life.... A moment of silence


    Glad the Weber will take the heat and keep right on truckin. My Duo has had about all the grease bomb fires it can take. The gasser side has had a ton of grease bomb burgers ran across it and has flamed up many a time ... and the metal is becoming transparent for it.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    Quote Originally Posted by O B City View Post
    I wanted to grill some bacon this morning, so I threw a pound of Maple Cured on the Weber Q320. Flipped it at about 5 minutes in, then the phone rang (work). Forgot about the bacon while dealing with work issues, till I spotted thick black smoke coming out of the Q320.

    Ran outside and found the thermo in the lid reading 600 degrees.

    I opened the lid to find the pound of bacon completely gone, and a pretty good grease fire going. I decided to let it burn itself out (I keep a fire extinguisher about 6ft away if anything gets too out of control) and shut the gas off. Probably 10 min later it ran itself out of grease.

    After having something else for breakfast, I went out to survey the damage if any. The Q320 is made of thick castings, so no warped or discolored metal. The grill was squeaky clean, and all of the goop that had been in the lower half from a year of once a week use was all grey powder, and it swept right out. Never thought one of Bacon's many uses could be as a grill cleaner.
    O B City, The big deal with Weber grills of any size is to keep the bottom pan clean. My Spirit S-320 requires a good cleaning about every 3rd cook. If you like, I can hook you up with a dedicated Weber site that goes into this in great detail.

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