Always wear heat-resistant barbecue mitts or gloves when using your Weber SmokeFire Barbecue. Vents, handles, ash and grease system, and cookbox will all get hot during the barbecuing process and can cause severe burns. Be sure to keep your hands and forearms protected.
Preheat your Barbecue
Preheating your barbecue with the lid closed prepares the cooking grills and internal cookbox temperature for barbecuing. The heat loosens any bits and pieces of food hanging onto the cooking grills, making it easy to clean them off with a barbecue brush or scraper. Preheating your barbecue also gets the cooking grills hot enough to sear properly and also helps prevent food from sticking to them.
Caution: When using a stainless steel bristle grill brush, be sure to check for loose bristles. Replace the brush if any loose bristles are found on the cooking grill or brush.
Put a Lid on it
It is important to remember to always cook with your barbecue lid closed. This will keep your internal cookbox temperature where you want it to be and thoroughly cook your food.
Mix it up
There are many varieties of Weber SmokeFire All Natural Hardwood Pellets like Hickory, Apple, Cherry, and more. You can experiment by mixing different flavours of pellets. Explore the possibilities.
Cook Time and Temperature
If you are barbecuing in a colder climate or in windy conditions, the cooking times could be longer. These conditions will lower the barbecue’s temperature, so always monitor your barbecue and use food temperature probes to ensure safe food temperatures. Remember to keep the barbecue lid closed as much as possible during cooking so the heat and smoke do not escape