My first BBQ, keeping the first hot

United States
October 4, 2008 1:40pm CST
Hello fellow BBQer's I recently bought my first grill/smoker. I got the Char-Grill Smokin Pro BBQ Smoker. So far, I have only used it a couple times, but I hope to be using it more and more. Any tips on keep the fire hot throughout the cooking stage of the meat? Maybe I did not use enough charcoal for the job, maybe that was my problem, but not sure. I piled up the characoal in the center in a pyramid, as directed on the bag, poured some liguid stuff on the charcoal and lite the fire, waited for the fire to die down, and then added the meat. The fire seemed to die down too much, to cook the meat as much as I would have liked. The coals were gray and red, so it was ready according to the bag... But you know, the bag is not an experienced BBQer, so I thought I would ask here for real advice.
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@lilaclady (28232)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
I have never used a charcoal BBQ I have always had a gas bottle one, I think BBQ cooking is the easiest way of to cook, even I can cook on a barbydoing what you did should be ok I think, I went to a BBQ last week and as I prefer not to eat meat my friend cooked a nice pile of vegires for me on the hot plate it was delicious with potato salad, it was lovely.
@jugsjugs (13038)
18 Aug 12
I have found in the past that it is best to half cook some meat in the oven first, and then put it on the barbecue to cook the rest of it.I love it when we get to eat all the food all together with family as well as friends. Usually as there are so many people come to our barbecues, we have to use two large barbecues, so that the food is all ready at the same time, other wise we would be there forever trying to cook for every one that attended.