First Time Use:
The Grizzly Grill is a kamado grill made of high quality cordorite ceramic. The ceramic needs to get used to the high temperatures. We recommend that you do not fire The Grizzly higher than 250 degrees Fahrenheit for the first three times.
Also, make sure you let the temperature rise as slowly as possible, especially if the weather is cold and/or humid. This will allow the ceramic to soak in and prevent cracks and/or cracking of the ceramic.
To allow the temperature to rise slowly the first 3 times, start with the top and bottom ventilation which are only open for a small part. You can slowly open these a little further, to let the temperature rise. So a little patience, but then you can also go all out with the Grizzly Grill.
The Grizzly Grill is a ceramic barbecue and it is always fired on charcoal and never on traditional briquettes. Coconut briquettes, on the other hand, are very suitable for the Grizzly. Use good quality charcoal with large pieces, so that the Grizzly does not get choked. Fill it to the maximum of the first ring and no further.
Preferably light the charcoal with a lighter, such as the 'One Minute Lighter' You can also use firelighters, but only if they are made of natural material. Never use chemical firelighters or methylated spirits!