What do you need for a kettle BBQ?

To get cooking, all you need are charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid, and an optional charcoal chimney. Once you have those at the ready, here’s what you need to do: Arrange the charcoal properly. Remove the grill grate and layer your charcoal briquettes at the bottom of the grill.

Can you use a kettle on a BBQ?

Kettle barbecues are designed to grill not only burgers and hot dogs, but are versatile and can be used to barbecue, smoke or even bake up any dish. All you need is basic knowledge on how to set up your grill to suit the type of cooking you want to achieve.

Can you smoke meat in a kettle BBQ?

The kettle grill is able to quickly cook the standard backyard foods like burgers, steaks, and chops with ease; but it is also great for smoking meat.

How do you use a kettle BBQ vent?

Most Weber barbecues have vents on both the lid and the bottom bowl. If you are a beginner, leave both the top and bottom vents fully open. As you become more experienced, try permanently leaving the bottom vent fully open and using the lid vent to control the temperature.

Why are kettle BBQS any good?

It’s ideal for new users and anyone who wants great results easily. Big enough to feed up to six people, it’s still easy to move in and out of storage, and has some good features including easy cleaning, ash collection and a handy hook on the hood for tucking it out of the way while you’re turning the burgers.

Why is Weber kettle so popular?

Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next because they are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, Build a nice even bed of coal for general cooking.

How do you turn a kettle grill into a smoker?

How To Turn Your Kettle Grill into a Smoker

  1. Prep your meat and wood chips:
  2. Place water pans in the grill:
  3. Get the coals hot and put water-soaked wood chips on the coals:
  4. Put the meat on the grill away from the coals:
  5. Watch the temperature:
  6. Check the coals and rotate the meat:
  7. Timing:
  8. Sauce the meat:

Do you put the lid on a kettle BBQ when lighting?

If you’re using a kettle barbecue keep the lid on as much as possible and don’t overdo it with the fuel (see “Lighting up and shutting down” below), or the grill will end up way too hot.

How do I make my kettle BBQ hotter?

When cooking with charcoal, more airflow = hotter grill

  1. Leave the exhaust damper on the lid fully open and control the airflow with the bottom intake damper.
  2. Do the opposite, as Weber recommends and leave the bottom damper fully open and control temp with the lid exhaust damper.

Is Big Green Egg better than Weber kettle?

Cooking Space Big Green Egg wins because its largest grill has enough space inside to cook multiple dishes or to cook enough burgers and hot dogs to feed a large crowd.

What can I use if I don’t have a charcoal chimney?

If you find yourself without a chimney starter, you can apply a similar method without the added equipment. Simply bunch up a couple pieces of newspaper and place them in the middle of the charcoal grate. Then build the coals up around the paper in a pyramid fashion, light the newspaper, and let it go.

Is the weber kettle a good smoker?

Not only are they incredibly handy for grilling and lighting charcoal (especially on a Performer with gas assist) – but they’re great for smoking on your grill. Just slide one of the baskets to the side of the grill, fill it with unlit charcoal, and add 5 or 6 lit briquettes to it.