The direct cooking method requires the ashed over Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes to be spread out on the bottom grill directly under the food being cooked. Getting started. Direct cooking is used for grilling steaks and other meats of less than 4cm thickness, and also for hotplate and wok cooking.
Can you cook with heat beads?
Easy to light – Add a few firelighters to the Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes, set alight, and you will have a glowing barbecue ready for cooking your favourite foods in around 30 minutes. Heat Beads® Firelighters are safe, non-toxic and leave no trace of food-tainting kerosene odour.
What can I do with used heat beads?
Can I reuse Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes? Yes, provided the kettle or other BBQ has vents that can be closed, to cut off the air supply and allow the briquettes to extinguish naturally. Simply top them up with new briquettes for your next barbecue and you’ll be cooking again in no time.
What happens if heat beads get wet?
You will then flip the coals once they are dried on one side. Unfortunately, cheap charcoal will usually crumble when it gets wet, rendering it totally useless, as it will turn too powered as it dries.
How long does it take to heat Heat Beads?
The Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes will ash over faster than normal by using the BBQ Chimney, reaching the most effective temperature in approximately 30-40 minutes for a full chimney. Briquettes are ready to use once they are covered in a light coloured ash.
How many heat beads for a spit?
It is vital that the fire is hot enough; a 2-2.5 kg roast will require about 2.5kg of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes for perfect cooking. An even layer of briquettes about two high is ideal for under the meat.
How many heat beads for camp oven?
If you are cooking a stew or pot roast in a camp oven we would use 18 Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes in total, 8 on the bottom and 10 on the top. If you are cooking a pizza in a camp oven we would use 12 Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes in total, 4 on the bottom and 8 on the top.
How many heat beads to use in a Weber?
Place 3 Heat Beads® Firelighters on each side of the BBQ unit. Ensure the vents are open and the lid is off.
Are heat beads natural?
Heat Beads® Original BBQ Briquettes also contain a binder, an oxidising agent and a secret* ingredient. Each of these materials is naturally occurring, and has a very specific purpose. A binder is used to hold the briquettes together in the traditional pillow shape.
What’s better charcoal or heat beads?
Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes are more economical than charcoal because they burn much longer, Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes are cleaner and less dusty to handle than lump charcoal, The performance Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes is consistent. Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes is the leading solid fuel in Australia.
Are heat beads good for the garden?
The ashes are safe to use in the garden, where they provide a nourishing environment for mycorrhizae, which are beneficial soilborne fungi that help a plant’s root system.
Can you use heat beads in a fire pit?
We recommend using heat beads or charcoal when cooking food as these seem to be the best for retaining heat for a sustained period of time. We suggest you line the bottom of the BBQ pit with the heat beads or charcoal first, then place your kindling timber over the top then light the timber.