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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is BBQitALL?
A: BBQitALL is a charcoal ring that simplifies low and slow cooking on your Weber charcoal grill. It creates an even, indirect heat without flareups for up to 12 hours without changing the charcoal.

Q: How does it work?
A: BBQitALL burns the charcoal like a fuse around your food. The fire walls allow the charcoal to be lit in just one place for a low heat or multiple places for higher heat, giving you complete control over time and temperature.

Q: What size BBQitALL do I buy?
A: BBQitALL fits all Weber kettle grills. Measure across the top of your grill to determine it's size and order the one that fits your size.

Q: Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?
A: People have been using something called the snake method for years to burn the charcoal around the food, but it's a pain to stack all that charcoal and it burns too cool and creates too much smoke.

Q: Can't I just make one myself?
A: Yes but it will actually cost you more! I know because I went to the hardware store and purchased the raw materials many times before I went into production. BBQitALL uses a patent pending design and stamping process that is 99% waste free and it ships flat, allowing me to make BBQitALL at a great price, right here in the US with food grade stainless steel.

Q: Why do you make it out of stainless steel? Isn't galvanized or aluminum cheaper? What about plain old steel?
A: Galvanized steel becomes rusty when heated and it also releases toxic gases into the air when super heated. Aluminum will melt and degrade at high temperatures and plain old steel rusts. BBQitALL is made from food grade stainless steel at just the right thickness and hardness to promote proper heat circulation and will likely outlast your barbecue!

Q: Some charcoal burners on the market are made from very thick stainless steel to promote heat distribution. Why is BBQitALL made from thinner stainless steel?
A: BBQitALL distributes heat evenly by burning around your food, not to the side or under so it does not need to be thick. With BBQitALL more of your heat goes to the food, rather than the burner allowing you to cook a full size turkey and rolls without changing or adding more coals! 

Q: What can I cook with BBQitALL?
A: BBQitALL can be set up many different ways allowing you to cook just about anything you can imagine. See our Demo Video page for ideas. We look forward to hearing what you can cook with BBQitALL.

Q: Can I use lump charcoal with BBQitALL?
A: Yes. BBQitALL uses lump charcoal. Large pieces should be broken up to about the size of a briquette for more even burning. 

Q: What kind of charcoal do you recommend using with BBQitALL.
A: BBQitALL works well with all kinds of briquettes. We have yet to find a briquette that won't work well with BBQitALL.

Q: Can you give me some detail on how BBQitALL looks and is made?
A: Yes. See the diagram below.

Q: I have heard that burning charcoal against the side of the kettle cracks the porcelain. Is that true?
A: No. In fact, Weber recommends burning the coals right up against the porcelain in at least 4 different ways on their own website here. Why? because doing so maximizes the room in your kettle, so Weber made their kettles to withstand the heat without cracking. I have had at least 50 BBQitALL cooks in my very own 22 inch Weber without damage. Now what will crack the porcelain, is spraying your charcoal with water while they are lit because the sudden change in temperature will crack the porcelain. The good news there is that with BBQitALL, there's no flareups so you never have to spray your coals to put them out in the first place!