How to start charcoal grill

Whether you are camping out in the wilderness, hosting a party, or spending a lazy weekend with your family in your backyard, the idea to barbeque is always a winner. And what’s the best way to do it? Using a charcoal grill to do the job.

Barbeque is fun, but it is essential that you know the rules of using a charcoal grill properly. Here are the steps, one by one, to help you with the process.

  • Take out the manual or the set of instructions that came with the grill and read them thoroughly, at least once.
  • Clean the grill so there’s no ash or grease left from the previous time that you used your grill.
  • Make an assessment about how much coal you will need. It depends on what you are cooking; the usual measurement is, one layer for cooking burgers and double that for chicken and steaks.
  • Pour the amount of charcoal briquettes or the charcoal lumps you will need into the grill.
  • Stack the charcoal into a cone or a pyramid shape.
  • You can either use lighter fluid, or newspapers to start the fire (you will need a grill chimney if you decide to use newspapers).
  • Use a long match or a blow torch to light up a fire.
  • The coal should be all white after a few minutes of burning.
  • Even out the coal with any instrument that has a long handle, so that the whole grill gets the same temperature.
  • Close the lid of the grill and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Start cooking!

Hope following the instructions helped you start your charcoal grill.

How to start charcoal grill

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