How do I control bbq heat?
The system needs oxygen for coal / briquettes to burn optimally. You can control the oxygen supply in an OUTDOORCHEF charcoal kettle grill thanks to the upper and lower ventilation slides.
If you open the two ventilation slides, fresh oxygen comes from below, the pulling effect causes the coal / briquettes to glow more quickly and thus the temperature in the system increases. If you reduce the flow of oxygen by making the openings smaller, the pulling effect is reduced and lower oxygen supply slows down the combustion process. The temperature in the system drops.
If you want to smother the charcoal after grilling, put the lid on and close all ventilation openings. Do not use water.
When firing, both ventilation openings must be completely open in order to achieve an optimal pulling effect.