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How do I Cook With a Weber BBQ?

Updated July 20, 2017

The Weber barbecue uses charcoal briskets to cook food with direct heat at high temperatures. The Weber barbecue is a good models to start with if you have little or no experience when it comes to grilling food. Keep in mind that Weber grills come in a variety of sizes, and the larger your grill, the more charcoal you will need to use.

Open the air vents of your Weber barbecue. Weber barbecues have two air vents--one on the bottom of the grill and one on the grill lid. These vents should be completed open before you begin cooking.

Pour the charcoal into the base of your Weber grill. Different grill sizes need either more or less charcoal. Please see the user manual in "Resources" for specific instructions on how much charcoal to add, depending on your model.

Ignite the charcoal with a grill lighter or a match. Allow the charcoal to burn for 25 to 30 minutes until they have turned into a greyish colour and are red hot. Keep your Weber barbecue uncovered during this process.

Don the oven gloves, and insert the grill grate.

Arrange the food that you'd like to cook on top of the grill grate. Cover the grill with its lid and grill the food until it is cooked to your liking. Check it often, turning when necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Bag of ready-light charcoal
  • Grill lighter or matches
  • Oven gloves
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Teresa Starr has been a professional writer since 1998, with novels to her name and credits as a screenwriter. Her novels include "The Questions Within" and "A Forgotten Tomorrow" which are both distributed internationally by Ransom Publishing, U.K. Starr studied English and creative writing at Frederick Community College.