Use and Maintenance of Cinders Barbeques
Have a plan for your barbeque! Each barbeque weighs between 800 and 1300 lbs. and requires level, solid ground to support it. You can use a concrete slab, sidewalk pavers, or simple crushed gravel, as long as it will not shift or heave over time.
Placement is also key. These barbeques must be placed away from combustible materials like your house or fence (check your local bylaws!) and on flat, solid ground. Treat your barbeque like an open fire-pit; any bylaws that apply to fire-pits will also apply to your new barbeque.
Our barbeques do require some simple assembly. Although the entire unit can weigh between 800 and 1300 lbs., each piece weighs a maximum of 120 lbs. and does not require a forklift or machine to lift. Please see attached assembly instructions.
Cooking with Barbeque:
After assembly, the barbeque can be used immediately to cook in. To prevent damage to your brick, the stainless-steel grill insert that came with your barbeque should always be used when lighting a fire.
Your barbeque can be used with wood or charcoal. To avoid burning food, allow the fire to bank somewhat before putting food on the grill.
After cooking, you can remove the grill and build the fire back up so that the barbeque can act as a stand-up fire-pit.
Please note: to cool barbeque, use only sand. NEVER use water to douse flames or cool bricks. Water usage will result in cracking bricks, damage to stainless-steel grill insert, and a voiding of your warranty.
Your barbeque can be cleaned only after it has cooled. Only touch the grill insert with heat-resistant gloves until you are certain that the metal has cooled.
Sweep out any remaining charcoal briquettes or pieces of wood from the grill insert. Once cleaned, remove the bottom stainless-steel tray, and throw out the remaining ash and cinders. Water may be used to clean remaining ashes on brick once the brick is cool to the touch (recommended: 4-5 hours after last firing).
Your barbeque will last much longer than a stainless-steel gas barbeque, as long as it is protected from the elements. You can use a cover during the winter seasons, if desired, and ensure that the likelihood of rain is low when lighting barbeque. Some cracks in the joints can be expected over time and are not a cause for concern. If they are interfering with the aesthetic look of your barbeque, you can touch up the joints with some Type N mortar, or have a mason touch them up for you.
For assembly, please click here for detailed assembly instructions: