Ok your having a barbecue this weekend but how much is the recommended amount of charcoal that is needed to cook on without overloading the grill, it is all down to the size of your bbq grill diameter.
The sizes we will use in this example is 30cm and 40cm, but if your grill is larger just use the measures as a guide to increase the numbers by.
Briquettes on our Portable BBQ
There are of course two methods of cooking on your barbecue…
TIP 1:- 30-35 cm dia Indirect cook, eg. our portable BBQ.
Using our Briquettes – 7 coals each side then add 5 per hour
40-45 cm dia Indirect cook, eg. our mini kettle BBQ.
Briquettes – 15 coals each side then add 7 per hour
TIP 2:- 30-35 cm dia Direct cook.
Using our Briquettes – 24 coals across the grill, then add up to 10 coals per hour.
40-45 cm dia Direct cook.
Briquettes – 30 coals then add 12 per hour
Some bbq’s have a measuring cup or improvise with a suitable dish/plastic bowl even a flower pot! – to make this easier to judge.
Light the starting amount in one go then arrange as needed using long tongs and a bbq glove/mitt to protect your hand from the heat.