COBB BBQs can be used with 4 different fuel sources:
- COBB COBBLESTONE: This fuel is manufactured explicitly for Cobb from a renewable source - coconut shell. It is quick and easy to light, burns hotter than charcoal briquettes and lasts for approximately 2 hours. (Perfect all-rounder for both on plate cooking and general roasting).
- ULTRA QUICK: This fuel has the same composition as the Cobblestone and burns for approx 1 1/2 hours. (Perfect for on plate cooking).
- GOOD QUALITY CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES: Use between 6 & 15 briquettes. For more heat, use up to 15 briquettes. For baking, use only 4-8 briquettes and keep the dome-shaped lid on at all times to keep the heat in. Burns for approx 3 hours. (It does not burn so hot as the Cobblestone but works well, especially for those longer cook times).
- RESTAURANT GRADE LUMPWOOD: A perfectly acceptable fuel source, a full fire basket will burn for up to 2 hours.
Using briquettes, you will be ready to cook in 20-25 minutes. Using the Cobblestone/Ultra Quick, you are ready to cook in about 4 minutes.
DO NOT overfill the fire basket or put fuel in the moat. This will cause a fire and damage your Cobb.
There is one rule only when it comes to lighting the charcoal. DO NOT USE LIGHTER FLUID. There is a real chance of cross-contamination with the flavour if lighter fluid is used, so stay away from lighter fluids. The use of lighter fluid may cause permanent surface damage to your Cobb.