The Blaze Kamado Grill is a practically indestructible charcoal grill that gives you the ability to smoke and grill in one place! To get the most out of your Blaze Kamado Grill, make sure you know what you are doing. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for your grill so you can be the grill master you always dreamed of becoming.
Standard procedure for lighting your Kamado Grill
To light your Kamado Grill, start by filling your firebox with lump charcoal to the desired level. Next, make sure that your top and bottom damper are completely open. Then, light the charcoal using one of the methods below. Allow the charcoal to burn for a minute or two before closing the lid. Once the thermometer begins to reach the desired cooking temperature, adjust the dampers accordingly.
Methods for lighting the charcoal
There are several ways to light your charcoal to get your Kamado Grill going. Here are four methods:
Troubleshooting issues on your Kamado Grill
Is your charcoal lighting but not getting to temperature? If you’re able to light your lump charcoal but can’t get the temperature above 300-350 degrees, you most likely have damp charcoal. Get new, dry charcoal and try again!
Is your top damper not staying in position when the Kamado Grill is open? To keep the top damper in its set position while opening the Kamado Grill, make sure the damper screw is set to the pivot point of your lid’s open position.
Helpful tips and tricks for your Blaze Kamado Grill
Always use natural hardwood lump charcoal, not briquettes – natural hardwood lump charcoal lights faster, burns hotter and produces less ash.
Filling your firebox with the correct amount of charcoal is key. If you are cooking smaller amounts of food or are using a lower temperature, fill your firebox halfway. If you are cooking a large amount of food or need temperatures high enough for searing, fill your firebox to within 4 inches of the top.
Do not walk away from your Kamado Grill while pre-heating. The temperature inside the Kamado can rise very quickly, causing your grill to heat well past the desired temperature. Remember, Kamado Grills might heat up quickly, but they hold heat so they will not cool down quickly.
For additional information about your Blaze Kamado Grill, check out these YouTube videos or contact the Blaze Outdoor Products customer service team at 866-976-9510.