How much charcoal do you need for a Smokey Joe?

Around 10-12 briquettes should be enough to grill some burgers and hot dogs no problem. If you’re using it for the first time start here. An additional tip is to make sure you always clean the grill out of ash and grease after every use and pay particular attention to the vents.

How do you make a Weber Smokey Mountain?

4) Starting your Weber Smokey Mountain using the Minion Method

  1. Fill the coal ring with unlit briquettes. Many experts say that Kingsford Charcoal Briquettes work best for long, consistent burns in a Weber Smokey Mountain.
  2. Light some briquettes in your chimney starter.
  3. Put the lit coals in the cooking chamber.

How do you keep Smokey Joe Hot?

Control the Temperature You’ll notice that the Weber Smokey Joe doesn’t have the option to control the height of either the coals or the cooking grill. But you are still going to need to regulate the temperature. The best way to do this is by regulating airflow.

How do you control the temperature on a Smokey Joe?

Place the lit coals evenly amongst the unlit coals. Place your food above the coals and put on the lid. Replacing the lid will control the airflow and stop the coals from burning too hot.

What kind of charcoal do you use for Smokey Joe?

hardwood charcoal briquettes
The Weber Smokey Joe is essentially a conventional Barbecue. You can use whatever fuel suits your style of cooking. Weber recommends hardwood charcoal briquettes. They are relatively slow-burning which is exactly what you want in a kettle barbecue.

How much charcoal do I need for 225 degrees?

Usually around five lit coals will get you up to 225-250°F. Spread unlit coals evenly on one side of the coal grate.

Can I use my Weber Smokey Mountain as a grill?

A number of people have asked, “Can the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker be used as a grill?” The answer is yes! It has the same cooking capacity as the Weber 18.5″ kettle grill and can turn out a good grilled steak or burger.