Weber Chimney Starter, Charcoal & Smoking Chips
The first rule of
grilling is to always be prepared. Master your Weber grilling endeavors with the
impressive selection of Weber chimney starters, wood chips, charcoal and more
at Ace Hardware. Find the Weber grilling essentials you'll need to improve your
cooking skills and simplify your grilling experience. Use this convenient guide
to learn more about some of the Weber grilling products we carry.
Use a Weber
charcoal starter to quickly light charcoal
While charcoal grills
are a popular choice among grilling enthusiasts due to the smoky flavor
produced during the cooking process, a charcoal grill is often more
time-consuming than a propane or electric grill because charcoal briquettes
require more time to heat up.
If you enjoy the
enriched flavor that comes from a charcoal grill, use a chimney starter to
light the charcoal quicker. Especially if you have a Weber charcoal grill, the best
way to light lump hardware, charcoal or briquettes is with a Weber charcoal
How to use a Weber
Ignite your chimney
starter in three simple steps:
- Place a
couple pieces of crumpled newspaper in the bottom of the chimney starter.
- Fill the
top with charcoal briquettes or lump hardwood.
- Light the
chimney starter from the bottom, and you'll have burning hot coals that are
ready to transport to your grill in about 10 minutes.
Once the charcoal or
briquettes have turned a white-gray color, they've reached the ideal cooking
flavor with Weber wood chips
Permeate your foods
with an incredible smoky flavor by transforming your grill into a pseudo-smoker
with s variety of smoking chips. Different types of Weber wood chips impart
different flavors, and the type of wood you should use largely depends on your
preferences. Here's some helpful information about which Weber wood chips might
pair well with your favorite grilled foods:
- Cherry: With a sweet, mild flavor, cherry smoking chips are a good match for
- Apple: Apple wood infuses a sweet,
fruity flavor to pork, beef, game birds, poultry and lamb.
- Mesquite: For a strong, earthy flavor, use mesquite smoking chips when grilling
red or dark meats.
- Hickory: Featuring a savory yet subtle sweet flavor, hickory adds a nice, rich
flavor to beef and pork.
- Pecan: While pecan has a stronger flavor than most fruit woods, it's also
milder than hickory wood. Pecan is often used for poultry grilling, but adds a
great flavor to most types of meats, too.
Get longer burn
times with Weber charcoal briquettes
Cook the perfect cuts
of meat with the best fuel by using Weber charcoal products. Weber charcoal
briquettes are made from crushed pieces of hardwood that's bound together by a
natural starch. Since Weber briquettes are so densely packed, they burn longer
than lump charcoal products.
Whether you're an
on-the-weekend griller or a true pit master, Weber charcoal briquettes ensure
consistent heat and longer grill times. Made to burn long and strong, Weber
charcoal is 100% natural with no added chemicals, and a resealable, waterproof
bag allows for easy storage in-between use.
Browse Ace Hardware
online to check out our collection of Weber chimney starters, wood chips and charcoal. Or, head to your local Ace to
learn more about our Weber grilling products by speaking to one of our friendly
associates. After you've found the amazing Weber products you need to grill the
perfect foods, keep your grill in tip-top shape by checking out Weber's
assortment of cleaning products.