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Here at TVB we always choose BigK Lumpwood because it’s the most natural product creating the perfect smoke for us.

Cooking On Charcoal

Fire up your choice of fuel, whether briquettes or lumpwood – Here at TVB we always choose BigK Lumpwood because it’s the most natural product creating the perfect smoke for us.
Manipulating the lid and bowl vents to create the required temperature of the grill and you are good to go.

If you’re cooking on a ceramic bbq, never use instant light charcoal as it can taint your ceramics. Monitor and control your temperature ensuring it doesn’t get too hot as it’s difficult to cool the grill once hot.

Again – as always throughout, we recommend lid down cooking, locking in the heat and that lovely Smokey flavour!

Cooking smaller cuts like steaks and burgers we suggest the [direct method] to achieve a seared charred crust but juicy in the middle.

For those longer cooks and smokes, still maintain a preheated grill, however positioning your coals away from the meat for the cooking period. Place your meats on the opposite side of the hot charcoal, with the lid down to create that [indirect]cooking method. This is ideal for lower slower cooks like ribs and pulled meats.

You can also use deflector plates above your coals to collect any dripping and avoid those unwanted fires!

SMOKING ON CHARCOAL BARBECUE

If you’re comfortable barbecuing with indirect heat then you will find smoking on charcoal a breeze.

A few good tips for smoking;
• Using woodchips or small chunks of wood, mix in with the charcoal and or briquettes (if you want to be flash, try soaking the woodchips in your favorite whisky first – always drying before use with charcoal)
• A good tip for long smokes would be to use briquettes in a charcoal basket to position the coals and allow them to burn for a longer period of time.
• Add water in a pan and position on the opposite side to the coals – this adds moisture to your meats and helps maintain a low cooking temp.
• Allow up to one hour for the coals to burn down and the water to heat up.
• A MUST – always keep your lid on whilst cooking.
• Add more coals to maintain your heat throughout your cook.

You are ready to smoke!