The Cobb Premier can be used with 4 different fuel sources:
- COBB COBBLESTONE: This fuel is specifically manufactured for Cobb. It is manufactured from a renewable source - Coconut shell, Is quick and easy to light, burns hotter than charcoal briquettes and lasts for approx 2 hrs. (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 hrs. (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 in order to keep the heat in. Burns for approx 3 hrs. (Does not burn so hot as the Cobblestone but works well especially for those longer cook times).
- RESTAURANT GRADE LUMPWOOD: Is a perfectly acceptable fuel source, a full fire basket will burn for up to 2 hrs.
Using briquettes the whole process will be no longer than 20-25 minutes until you are ready to cook, 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 well if lighter fluid is used so stay away from lighter fluids. Use of lighter fluid may cause permanent surface damage to your Cobb.