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A few simple steps to lighting the TandooriQ DH and keeping it hot
We recommend placing the firelighters and charcoal on top of the tandoori grate, by doing so it will make the lighting of the charcoal much easier. If you don't have a grate, just follow the instructions below. Correct layout of firelighters and charcoal will ensure even lighting.
It's important to make sure the charcoal at the back fires up, so place 3 fire lighter to the back of the oven, then space the rest out evenly as you see in the picture. Build some charcoal around the firelighters and as soon as all the firelighters are lit gently add at least 2 Kgs on top.
Start with about 2 kgs of charcoal, then after 15 minutes add the rest of the 5 Kgs bag. This amount of charcoal will get the TandooriQ up to the right temperature and ready to cook.
Good quality charcoal can make a big difference to heat and how long the TandooriQ will stay hot.
Make sure you use dry charcoal and new firelighters only in order for the TandooriQ to perform at its most efficient.