OPERATING THE SMOKER
How to Use Your Smoker for Direct Grilling
Start with the firebox door, main damper, and chimney damper in the open position. This will increase airflow and speed up the time it takes for the coals to be ready to cook on.
Place your charcoal onto the wood grate and ignite the coals. Once this is done, you can close the side door. NOTE: We do not recommend using lighter fluid to ignite the charcoal.
Once you have a hot bed of coals, close the damper to the halfway position. You are now ready to cook.
Using the Cooking Chamber for Direct Grilling
This is an optional accessory for your smoker. The “grill charcoal grate” for cooking chamber can be ordered order online with at www.TexasOriginalPits.com (Accessories )
Start by removing the cooking grates and the heat management plate (if applicable).
Place the charcoal grate into the cooking chamber. Place your charcoal onto the charcoal grate and ignite the coals. We do not recommend using lighter fluid to ignite the charcoal.
NOTE: The charcoal grate sits against the walls of the cooking chamber.
Be sure the main damper, chimney damper and main cooking chamber door are open.This will increase airflow and help get the coals up to cooking temperature.
After the coals are started, place cooking grates back into the cooking chamber.
Once you have a hotbed of charcoal you are ready to cook.