Having a Weber BBQ at home is an essential tool for success in your summer season and makes your food tastier! You may wonder how to use a Weber BBQ and look for advice on using it the best way. Here is a Weber BBQ guide where you can learn everything you need to cook food.
Steps to use a Weber BBQ will depend on your BBQ type: gas or charcoal. Both offer advantages and require grilling tools, fuel, and fire starters to function.
With a Weber charcoal grill, cook with the lid on to enhance the smoky flavour as the temperature is controlled, so you have no risk of burning.
To prepare a charcoal grill BBQ, gather charcoal, place some newspaper in the bottom chamber of the chimney and add the charcoal on the top. Use matches or a lighter to burn the paper, which will enflame the charcoal. Leave it for 15-20 minutes or until the charcoal is white and ashy. Then, place the cooking grate inside to preheat with the lid on for better searing. Now you are ready to put your food on the grate.
For a grill with small cuts, leave the lid and bowl vents open and keep the grill directly above the hot coals. If the barbecue burns, close the lid vent slightly to reduce the heat.
If you prepare a roast or a bake, you will need the heat to circulate the food. This type of cooking needs more time. You need to open the lid and bowl vents, spread the briquettes on each side and put a bit of water into a drip tray that you will place between the glowing briquettes. The food will need to be above the drip tray.
For chicken breast, spatchcock chicken and sausages, you must use the 50/50 method. You must position the charcoal on the side of the grates and the drip tray with water on the other side. Put the food that needs fast cooking above the coals and the slower cook above the drip tray.
Cooking with a gas BBQ should always be done with the lid on to help the heat circulate, giving you a smoky flavour and faster cooking.
For a grill of small cuts and quick-cooked food on a Weber gas, BBQ begins by lighting up the burners to maximum heat. Preheating for 5 to 10 minutes will be needed.
To roast and bake, a Weber gas BBQ works like a fan-assisted oven. Light all the burners to maximum heat, preheat for 5 to 10 minutes and switch off the middle burners. The other burners should be turned down to medium so the temperature stays low.
For a 50/50 cook, light up all the burners with complete fire and preheat for 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn off the middle and one of the side burners. Put the food that needs to be grilled above the lit burner and the slow-cook dishes in the un-lit area.
Cooking with Weber BBQ is easy and tasty! Enjoy every bite of it!