Your question: Do you put the lid on a kettle BBQ when cooking?

Do you cook BBQ with lid on or off?

Check the Thickness

This is Meathead’s simple rule: If the food you are grilling is 2 cms or less, cook with the lid off. If it is over 2 cms, cover it up!

Does putting lid on charcoal BBQ make it hotter?

Unlike ovens and gas grills that lose heat when the lid is opened, the opposite happens with charcoal grills. Opening the lid feeds extra oxygen to the coals, which causes them to burn even hotter and ups the potential for burning food.

When should I cover my BBQ?

Although it’s recommended to have a cover for your grill, it is not necessary to keep your grill covered 24/7. Just remember to give your grill a good wipe down about once a month, and cover it when necessary. The more you take care of your grill, the longer it can make great meals with you.

Why does my charcoal go out when I put the lid on?

This is due to the vents underneath the grill. Those vents provide oxygen which causes the coal to burn faster. The faster the coal burns, the higher the temperature gets. So when you put a lid on, the air can jto pass through cand the charcoal starts too slow-burn.

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When should I cover my charcoal grill?

Heat up your barbecue for around 10-15 minutes with the lid on before putting anything on the cooking grates. If your charcoal barbecue is not hot enough: Make sure your lid vents are open fully.