How to Light a Charcoal Grill for Direct Cooking – Weber Grill Knowledge

Charcoal grills are a great way to grill. Learn how prepare your charcoal grill for grilling food by lighting your grill for direct cooking with the help of Weber Grill Knowledge and Lowes.com.

Remove the lid and cooking grate from the grill. Open the bottom vent using the handle under the bowl. Place two paraffin lighter cubes, or crumpled up newspaper in the middle of the charcoal grate. Place a chimney starter over the cubes or newspaper. Fill the upper chamber of the chimney starter with charcoal briquettes. Lift up the chimney starter and light the cubes, or newspaper.

When the charcoal is lightly coated all over with white ash, after 20-30 minutes, it is ready. Put on two insulated barbecue mitts and carefully empty the coals onto the charcoal grate.
Use long handled tongs to spread the coals across half of the of the charcoal grate, in a tightly packed single layer.

Put the cooking grate in place, close the lid, open the top vent, and allow the cooking grate to preheat for about 10 minutes. Shop Weber grills at Lowe’s: http://www.lowes.com/Weber.

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