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The first step to successfully smoking on the Gravity 980 is learning how to integrate wood into your charcoal. In this blog, we’ll be explaining how to add wood so you get the smoke rolling in no time!

There is nothing quite like real wood flavour when you are smoking. The Gravity 980 makes infusing your food with that great BBQ flavour that you know and love easier than ever.

First, fill your hopper with enough charcoal to last the whole cook. We recommend using charcoal briquettes and advise against using any form of quick start or match start charcoal. If you want to add wood, we recommend using 1 to 2 chunks of wood mixed into the charcoal in the hopper. Make sure the wood is positioned away from the rubber fan flap. As the charcoal ignites, the chunks will ignite, adding smoke to your cook. Be sure to only add extra chunks as the previous ones are consumed and do not add more than 1-2 at a time.

Light your Gravity Fed as you normally would , setting your control panel to your low n’ slow temperature, ideally between 200-275°F. Once the grill gets up to your desired temperature, wait about 10 to 15 minutes, allowing any white or harsh smoke to settle and subside. One the smoke turns clean or blue, you can put your food on the grill to start the smoke.

Now, you’re ready to go low n’ slow in your Gravity 980, achieving mouthwatering flavors, jaw-dropping smoke rings and consistent clean smoke!


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