The Monolith BBQ Guru Edition is the complete outdoor kitchen. The versatile charcoal-fueled grill is equally proficient at basic grilling tasks and complex, competition-level barbecue. The extensive range of included accessories offer multiple fire configurations and a variety of cooking methods.
High heat Grilling/Searing
Direct cooking is used primarily for searing foods and for cooking foods that take less than 20 minutes to cook. Food is placed directly above the heat source on the stainless steel grate and should generally be turned once halfway through the cooking time to expose both sides of the food to the heat. This method is usually best for relatively small pieces of food that cook quickly, such as shrimp, steak, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, and vegetables.
Low & Slow Cooking/Smoking
Indirect cooking involves creating a barrier between the coals or placing the food to the side of the heat source. Since foods are cooked by reflected heat inside the surfaces of the grill, foods slowly cook evenly on all sides and does not need to be turned. You can provide indirect heat to your food by placing the deflector stone over the hot coals. It is ideal for traditional barbecue meats that require long, slow cooking at low heat, such as ribs, brisket, whole turkey, and pulled pork.
Two-zone cooking is the most versatile way to cook. It combines both direct heat and indirect heat for cooking a wide array of foods at the same time. To create a two-zone fire, use the charcoal basket and divider. Position coals on one side of the grill for direct, high-heat cooking and searing and leave the other side empty. Place a halved deflector stone on the other side without coals for lower-temperature cooking and as a safe zone for flare-ups.
The cordierite ceramic pizza stone can withstand high temperatures and recreates the conditions of a brick oven on your grill. This method is best for grilling gourmet-style pizza or baking dessert and bread. To use this setup, lay the pizza stone on top of the stainless steel grate and charcoal basket