1. Select your charcoal
Great flavour comes from great charcoal so consider using our Komado Joe big Block Charcoal, the handcrafted blend of Argentinian hardwoods.
(Note. Do NOT use coal, it will damage your grill and can contain high levels of sulphur and other trace metals).
2. Fill firebox
Before you can light the grill you need to fill the firebox with charcoal add the biggest chunk first then top with smaller chunks of charcoal.
3. Empty the ash draw
If you’re reusing charcoal from a previous cook use the ash tool to knock off the excess ash before lighting.
4. Add fire starters
Nestle one or two fire starters into the charcoal to get things going.
5. Open bottom vent
To feed your fire make sure the bottom vent is open all the way to increase air flow.
6. Dome Open
Now give the charcoal three to five minutes with the dome open.
7. Open top vent
When it is time to close the dome but be sure to leave the top vent open.
8. Start closing vents
Once the grill is within fifty degrees of your target temperature start gradually closing the vents until you hit your target temperature, then get ready to cook!