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Step By Step Guide to Lighting and Controlling the Tempature of your Primo Ceramic Grill

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Lighting the Grill

Build a mound of natural lump charcoal. Use full firebox of charcoal for smoking and searing temperatures (Figure 1), or half a firebox of charcoal for two-zone cooking (Fig. 2).

  1. Light the charcoal with a fire starter cube or two, and you can also use chimney starter or electric starter. Leave the dome open.
  2. Wait 5-10 minutes for the charcoal to build a small bed of embers.
  3. Close the dome, then fully open the draft door (Figure 3) and fully open the top vent (Figure 4) by sliding the top disk all the way to the right.

Tip: Charcoal can be relit 2-3 times for multiple cooks. Use the ash tool to stir the used charcoal, so the ashes will drop through the fire grate. Add 30% new charcoal to the existing charcoal and build a new mound. This works well for roasting and grilling temperatures.

Tip: You can't have too much charcoal, but you can have too little.

Advisory: NEVER use lighter fluid or any other combustible liquid to light the charcoal. It will be absorbed by the ceramics and impart a "fuel" taste to food.

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Controlling the Temperature (Grilling)

  1. Close the dome and fully open the top vent.
  2. When you are 25°F (14°C) from your target temperature, close the top vent down to one-third open.
  3. Wait 1-2 minutes for the temperature to stabilise. Increase or decrease the airflow of the top vent as needed. A 1/4” (6mm) move can change the temperature by as much as 25°F (14°C).

Low Temperature Cooking (Smoking)

  1. For "low and slow" temperatures like 225°F (107°C), start with a very small fire in one area of the charcoal.
  2. Close the dome after 5 minutes with the draft door and top vent fully open. Allow the temperature to come up slowly until it reaches 200°F (93°C), set the draft door to 1” (25mm) open (Fig. 5) and the top vent to 1/2” (13mm) open with the daisy wheel holes fully open. Adjust the top vent as needed to maintain the target temperature.

Tip: Allow the temperature to rise slowly up to your target temperature. It is easy to raise the temperature, but very difficult to lower it.


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Live BBQ Cooking Demo 29th June

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Its Back and bigger then ever ..............

This Saturday 29th June from 10.30am - 2.30pm we will be holding our popular Live BBQ demonstrations -

@BBQstore showroom B92 8JT Units 1-3 328 Hobs Moat Road Solihull

Special Guest Paul Yates from #Monolith who will be hosting Live Vegan BBQ Food Demonstrations

We will also be having the Traeger Grills, Napoleon Gas and Charcoal BBQs and the Primo XL300 ceramic grill plus the Monolith Ceramic Grills all cooking up loads of amazing food samples so you can see these beasts in all their working beauty

Free to Attend and it is great to show these amazing grills off at the same time, so if yo are just getting your BBQ journey started or if your well along your BBQ journey then this is the perfect event, with lots of great local BBQ fans getting together sharing a passion for all things BBQ.

We will have special offers running in store at this event and we will be showcasing BBQ accessories and styles

Our Ever Expanding #NapoleonBBQ area and now including the Modular Oasis BBQ Kitchen

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Our Ever Expanding #NapoleonBBQ area and now including the Modular Oasis BBQ Kitchen

#BBQshowroom #Napleongrillstockist #Smokers #Napoleoncharcoal #NapoleonBBQaccessories #BBQstore #Westmidlands

Angus and Oink Rubs and sauces

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Angus and Oink Rubs and sauces will be here for the weekend, with the great weather forecast why not make the most of it with a BBQ be it charcoal, gas or electric why not bring a nice flavourful

hit with our @angusandoink #bbqrubs #bbqsauces #solihull #BBQstore #westmidlands

Kamado Joe Classic III has arrived

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So we have the new #Kamadojoe #classicIII now on display at our West Midlands BBQ showroom, so lets spend a little time comparing the Classic 2 and Classic 3

Yes we are a Kamado Joe Dealer for Solihull area and we do know a thing or two about BBQs, this is where ur true passion is we love our #BBQs and we like to really get hands on with our products.

So before the Three got delivered I started the research with this great #Kamadojoe

#Kamadojoe3 #BBQstore #Kamadojoe2and3 #BBQstorewestmidlands

Live BBQ Cooking Demo Solihull

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We our our first Live BBQ cooking of 2019 and bigger then ever with Napoleon Grills UK, Monolith Kamado UK & Ireland , Kamado Joe UK, Traeger Grills plus #Special Guest Chef #BBQChampionAndy Annat Firing up at 10.30am fancy learning some new #BBQskills then pop along #free to attend #letsharetheloveofbbqfood#lovebbqfood#howtocookonabbq#basicbbqskills

Primo Ceramic Grills University: Understanding Two-Zone Cooking Method on Ceramic Grill

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Primo Ceramic Grills University: Understanding Two-Zone Cooking Method on Ceramic Grill

So you have masted the basics so why not push your #BBQtalents and master the two zone cooking method as shown here in the great Primo Ceramic Grills University which takes you through to zone cooking methods and how to achieve fantastic results #primogrillsuk #primogrilluniversity #Learntocook #CeramicBBQClasses #twozonecooking #ovalCeramic

Primo Ceramic Grill Cooking Basics - Primo Ceramic Grills University - Basic Ceramic Cooking

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Love your BBQ food and fancy getting in to the world of ceramic grilling then here is a great collection of Videos which are part of the #Primoceramicgrilluniversity #Learntocookonprimo #basicceramiccooking #Primogrilluk #Ceramiccooking

Fancy seeing it in action for yourself then pop along to our West Midlands BBQ Store Showroom on the 6th April where we will be holding our popular #BBQcookingdemo #bbqcooking #foodsmoking

Monolith Ceramic Grills - What you need for each style of cooking - Direct, Indirect and pizza ovens

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We often get asked about BBQ and different cooking styles so we have put together a few bits of helpful information about direct BBQ Cooking styles with your Direct Flame grilling which is over the flames directly which is a great way for your typical BBQ but if you fancy trying a few new methods we have demonstrated below featuring the Monolith Ceramic Grill showing what you need for each different BBQ Cooking method.

Featuring the Monolith Ceramic Classic BBQ

Direct grilling

Grill like a pro directly over hot coals on the included Stainless Steel Grid or the cast iron grill grate that is also available for your MONOLITH. High heat directly from the coals gives your food those desired bar marks and true authentic barbecue flavour. Directly over the flame


Indirect grilling
Now see all the real advantages of having a MONOLITH over any other piece of cooking equipment. By placing the Deflector Stone over the hot coals you shield the direct heat away from your food creating a perfectly controllable convection oven. Roast, bake or braise anything from whole fish and roasting joints to cakes and casseroles. Indirect cooking is away from the flame protected by a Deflector Stone or flat plate

Pizza ovens
With a MONOLITH there is no need to invest in a separate pizza oven, now you can easily make authentic Italian thin crust pizzas or even American deep pan pizzas to impress your friends and family. With MONOLITH you can easily raise the temperatures to 400°C and cook the perfect pizza in minutes. This setup is also perfect for flat breads


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