How Much Charcoal to Use When Grilling

Jamie Purviance, author and grillmaster, dispels a common grilling myth: You don’t choose how much charcoal to use based on how much food you’re cooking. Instead, you should fill your grill two-thirds of the way with briquettes, regardless of the grill’s size.

Jamie, who is a grilling authority, also represents the Weber brand. He was not paid, nor did Weber in any way compensate CHOW, for his participation in this video. We just thought he knew his stuff. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve figured out some piece of food, drink, or cooking wisdom that you’d like to share on video (and you can be in San Francisco), email Meredith Arthur and tell us what you’ve got in mind.

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