How to Use a Ceramic Briquettes

A briquette is a block of flammable matter used to ignite or maintain a fire. It has two traditional types charcoal and biomass but as time went by more modern briquette types became available.

One of the most recent and popular is ceramic briquettes. These are most popularly used in gas grills as they produce a more even distribution of heat and reduce flare-ups.

It is however only useful if it is applied and used properly so today we are going to show you how this can be done.

Things we will need

  • Ceramic Briquettes
  • Gas/BBQ Grills.
  • Matches
  • Tin Foil (optional)
  • Gravel (optional)


  1. Locate the correct grill.
  2. Carefully check the manual to see what type of protection is needed for the grill’s firebox.
  3. If necessary line the firebox walls with heavy aluminum foil.
  4. Proceed with using gravel for additional lining.
  5. Lay the briquettes in a single layer around the grill.
  6. Repeat using your discretion.
  7. Pile up the briquette in the center of the grill.
  8. Light briquette pile with a match.
  9. Allow to burn until the briquettes turn either gray a day or glow red at night.
  10. Check the temperature of the briquettes with your hand.
  11. Place the gate of your grill over the briquettes.
  12. Grill your food.


  • Change the foil used to line the grill every 10 – 12 years.
  • Use the volume of wind to determine the amount of briquettes you use.
  • Conduct a series of trials and errors to ensure that the amount of briquettes used is sufficient.
  • If your briquettes do not light when you use the match try sprinkling on a fire starter.


  • Never hold your hand directly on the grill or force yourself to keep your hand over the hot grill longer than bearable when checking the temperature of the grill.