OWNER’S MANUAL Grillin’ Pro™ 3001 Model #3001 LP Gas Grill Features: • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Grates • Stainless Steel Thermometers • Nickel Plated Warming Racks • 40,800 BTU’s • 645 Inches of Cooking Area • Side Burner, 12,000 BTU, Cast Brass MH45677 • Stainless Steel Tube Burners • Electronic Ignition System • Porcelain Coated Flame Shields • 6” Wheels • Dual Stacks for Even Heating • Stay Cool™ Hood Handle ! WARNING For Outdoor Use Only (outside any enclosure) SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IF YOU ARE ASSEMBLING THIS UNIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE, GIVE THIS MANUAL TO HIM OR HER TO SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, CALL 912-638-4724 WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance could cause injury or property damage Read the installation, operation and maintenance instructions thoroughly before assembling or servicing this equipment. Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire or explosion that could cause property damage, personal injury or death. DANGER: DO NOT use gas grill for indoor cooking or heating. TOXIC fumes can accumulate and cause asphyxiation. Do not use in or on boats or recreational vehicles. PROP 65 WARNING: Chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm are created by the combustion of propane. A propane gas cylinder is required for operation. This gas grill is not intended for commercial use. ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. ! DANGER If you smell gas: Shut off gas to the appliance. Extinguish any open flame. Open Lid. If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your gas supplier or your fire department. ! WARNING 1. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. 2. An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. page 2 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Table of Contents Important Safety Information.………………………..page 4 - 5 Illustrated Parts List……………………………..…..page 6 – 7 Tools Required, Assembly Tips and Hardware List..…..page 8 Assembly Instructions……………………………....page 9 – 15 Operating Grill Connecting Gas Cylinder……………………….page 16 Checking for Leaks……………………………...page 16 Lighting Grill…...…………………………………page 17 Cleaning and Care………………………………page 18 Gas Grill Troubleshooting……………………………page 19 - 20 Grill Preparation………………………………………page 21 Recipes……………………………………………..….page 22 Accessories…………………………………………….page 23 - 24 page 3 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Grillin’ Pro model # 3000 Owner’s Manual WARNING FOR YOUR SAFETY 1. DO NOT store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids within 25 feet (8m) of this or any other appliance. 2. When cooking with oil/grease, do not allow the oil/grease to exceed 350°F (177°C). Do not store of use extra cooking oil in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. 3. An LP Cylinder not connected for use should be stored a minimum of 10 feet (3m) away from this or any other appliance. Never fill the cylinder beyond 80 percent full. If the above information not followed exactly, a fire causing death or serious injury may occur. 4. If you smell gas: - Shut Off gas to the grill. - Extinguish any open flame. - Open Lid. - If odor continues, immediately call your gas supplier or fire department. For Your Safety Stop! Call us first! Do Not return product to store. This grill has been made to high quality standards. If you have any questions not addressed in this manual or if you need parts please call our customer service department at 1-912-638-4724 (USA), Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (EST). NOTE: The use and installation of this product must conform to local codes. In absence of local codes, use the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54. IMPORTANT NOTICE: read all instructions prior to assembly and use. Read and understand all warnings and precautions prior to operating your grill. CAUTION 1. This grill is for use with propane gas only (propane gas cylinder not included). 2. Never attempt to attach this grill to the self-contained propane system of a camper trailer, motor home or house. 3. Never use charcoal or lighter fluid with the gas grill. 4. Do not use gasoline, kerosene or alcohol for lighting. The LP-gas supply cylinder must be constructed and marked in accordance with the specifications for propane gas cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) CFR 49. This grill is not intended to be used in or installed on recreation vehicles and/or boats. 5. Do not attempt to move the grill while it is lit. 6. Do not use the grill unless it is completely assembled and all parts are securely fastened and tightened. 7. Keep all combustible items and surfaces at least 36 inches (91.4cm) away from grill at all times. 8. DO NOT use this grill or any gas product near unprotected combustible constructions. page 4 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. 9. Do not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep grill area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids. 10. Do not touch metal parts of grill until it has completely cooled (about 45 minutes) to avoid burns, unless you are wearing protective gear (BBQ mittens, pot holders, etc.) 11. Do not alter this grill in any manner. 12. Clean and inspect the hose before each use. If there is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts, or leaks, the hose must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. The replacement hose assembly will be that which is specified by the manufacturer. 13. Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease. 14. Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape. 15. Keep the grill’s valve compartment, burners and circulating air passages clean. Inspect the grill before each use. WARNING 1. This grill is for outside use only, and should not be used in a building, garage or any other enclosed area. 2. The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair the operator’s ability to properly assemble or safely operate the grill. 3. Always open grill lid slowly and carefully as heat and steam trapped within the grill can burn you severely. 4. Always place your grill on a hard, level surface far away from combustibles. An asphalt or blacktop surface may not be acceptable for this purpose. 5. Do not leave a lit grill unattended. Keep children and pets away from the grill at all times. 6. Do not place this grill on any type of tabletop surface. 7. Do not use the grill in high winds. DANGER Liquid propane (LP) gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Know its characteristics before using any propane product. • Propane Characteristics: Flammable, explosive under pressure, heavier than air and settles in pools and low areas. • In its natural state, propane has no odor. For your safety, an odorant has been added. • Contact with propane can cause freeze burns to skin. • This grill is shipped from the factory for propane gas use only. • Never use a propane cylinder with a damaged body, valve, collar or footing. • Dented or rusted propane cylinders may be hazardous and should be checked by your propane gas supplier. page 5 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST: 1. HOOD……………....1PC 2. GRILL BODY……...1PC 3. CHIMNEY……..2PCS 4. THERMOMETER……1 PC 5. HOOD HANDLE……..1 SET 6.WARMING.RACK…..1 PC 7A. BURNER (with short wire)….2PC 8. BASE………………..…1PC 9. FLAME SHIELD…..3PCS 11. SHORT LEG………….2PCS 12. LEG CROSS BAR....2PCS 7B. BURNER (with longer wire)…1PC 10. LONG LEG………..…2PCS page 6 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. 13.COOKING GRATE….3PCS 14. AXEL CAP…………....2PCS 15. WHEEL…………......2PCS 16. LEG BRACE……….2PCS 17. AXEL………………..….1PC 18. FRONT PANEL……..1PC 19. SIDE BURNER / CONTROL PANEL / HOSE VALVE…1SET 20. UTENSIL HOOK….3PCS 21. GREASE TRAY..……1PC 22. CATCH PAN……..…..1PC 23. SIDE SHELF…………1 PC 24. POT STAND……1 PC page 7 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Assembly: Requires 2 people. Get another person to help. Tools Needed: Pliers, Phillips Head Screwdriver and a 7/16” Nut Driver. NOTE: Do Not tighten any bolts unless instructed to do so. Tightening too soon may prohibit parts from fitting together. All Hex Nuts should be on the inside of the grill unless stated otherwise. Unpack all contents in a well cleared and padded area. Estimated Assembly Time: 45 minutes STOP! Do Not Return to Store. If you are missing parts or need assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-638-4724. Do not attempt assembly if you are missing parts. HARDWARE: ¼-20x 1 ½” BOLT……4 PCS ¼-20x1/2” BOLT….... 38 PCS SCREW……………….3 PCS ¼” FLAT WASHER…4 PCS ¼-20 HEX NUT……..8 PCS ¼” LOCK WASHER…32 PCS HINGE PINS………..2 PCS HAIR COTTER PIN….2 PCS page 8 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Assembly Instructions Step 1 Attach the LONG LEGS and SHORT LEGS to the base, opposite the tank well/hole with two (2) lock washers ½” Bolts as shown below. Lock Washer Long Legs Step 2 Insert the LEGS into the LEG CROSS BARS as shown below. Step 3 Insert the AXEL through the SHORT LEGS and through the BASE. Slide WHEELS onto AXEL and hammer AXEL CAPS onto each end of the AXEL to secure WHEELS. page 9 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 4 Install the two (2) LEG BRACES to the LEGS using eight (8) LOCK WASHERS and eight (8) ½” BOLTS as shown. Remember to NOT tighten the bolts until the grill is completely assembled. Lock Washer LEG BRACE Step 5 Attach the FRONT PANEL to the inside of the front LEGS using four (4) LOCK WASHERS and ½” BOLTS as shown below. Lock Washer Step 6 Attach the GRILL BODY to the LEGS using four (4) LOCK WASHERS, four (4) ½” BOLTS and four (4) FLAT WASHERS as shown. Make sure to insert the bolt first through the lock washer then the flat washer then through the grill body as shown. You may need to loosen other bolts and move the GRILL BODY slightly to get the holes in the GRILL BODY to line up with the holes in the LEGS. Flat Washer Lock Washer Bolt page 10 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 7 Attach the CATCH PAN to the underside of the GRILL BODY using two (2) ½” BOLTS as shown. Make sure that the side of the catch pan with the label “Wheel Side” is on the side of the grill with the wheels. From the rear of the grill, slide the GREASE TRAY into the guides/rails under the CATCH PAN. CORRECT X WRONG Step 8 Install the SIDE BURNER and the CONTROL PANEL to the firebox. Attach with eight (8) ½” BOLTS and eight (8) LOCK WASHERS. From inside the GAS GRILL BODY the BOLTS will first go through the GRILL BODY and then screw into the SIDE BURNER and CONTROL PANEL. See Figures below. Lock Washers Bolts Lock Washers Bolts X WRONG page 11 WRONG HOSE LOCATION Note: the hose should be on the outside of the leg brace. ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 9 Attach the SIDE SHELF with four (4) ½” BOLTS and LOCK WASHERS as shown below. Lock Washers Bolts Step 10 Install the BURNERS into the GAS GRILL BODY by first inserting the open end of the BURNERS through the holes directly behind the CONTROL PANEL and then onto the VALVE tip. Make sure the valve tip is completely inside the hole on the end of the BURNER. The BURNER with the long wire is installed on the right side of the GAS GRILL BODY. Secure the other end of the BURNER to the GAS GRILL BODY with the SCREW provided. Again, make sure the VALVE tip is completely inside the hole on the end of the BURNER. Screw Valve Burner Step 11 Insert the IGNITER WIRES, which are attached to the underside of each BURNER, through the same hole in the GRILL BODY that the BURNER goes through and then attach the WIRE to the backside of the ELECTRONIC IGNITER, which is attached to the CONTROL PANEL. Burner Igniter Wire Electronic Igniter page 12 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 12 Attach the HOOD HANDLE to the HOOD with two (2) LOCK WASHERS and two (2) WING NUTS as shown below. Attach THERMOMETER as shown. Wing Nut Lock Washer Step 13 Install the two (2) GAS CHIMNEYS to the GAS GRILL HOOD and the CHARCOAL CHIMNEY to the CHARCOAL GRILL HOOD. Insert the CHIMNEYS through each hole from inside the HOOD and secure with two (2) HEX NUTS and two (2) ½” BOLTS for each CHIMNEY, see below. Step 14 Attach the HOOD to the GRILL BODY using the HINGE PINS as shown. First place the HOOD onto the GRILL BODY then screw the HINGE PINS into place and then insert COTTER PINS through the holes in the HINGE PINS on the inside of the GRILL BODY. page 13 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 15 Before attaching WARMING RACK you must attach the warming rack BOLTS to the GRILL HOOD and BODY. Insert the 1½” BOLTS through the holes in the sides of the HOOD from the outside and tighten the HEX NUTS on the inside of the HOODS. Insert the 1½” BOLTS through the holes in the sides of the GRILL BODIES from the outside and tighten the HEX NUTS on the inside of the GRILL BODIES. Now, you can attach the warming racks to these bolts as shown below and secure with HEX NUTS only finger tight. Step 16 Set the POT STAND in place over the SIDE BURNER. Next install the FLAME SHIELDS over the BURNER TUBES. Then set the COOKING GRATES in place and insert the UTENSIL HOOKS into the SIDE SHELF. Utensil Hooks Cooking Grates Flame Shields Step 17 1. Place a standard 20 lb. LP gas cylinder (not included) into the cart assembly and connect the cylinder with the gas hose/regulator as shown. (See “Operating Grill” on page for further instructions). 2. Turn the Screw on the left side of the base panel clockwise to secure the standard 20 lb. LP gas cylinder. NOTE: Hose must go under and to the outside of the leg brace. Screw page 14 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Step 18 Install Igniter battery by turning the Igniter push button cap counter-clockwise until the igniter button detaches, then install a AA battery making sure the positive(+) end is under the push button. Then re-attach the igniter button by turning it clockwise. Step 19 Tighten all BOLTS and NUTS. Fully Assembled Caution: Use only the regulator provided! If a replacement is necessary, please call our customer service department, 912-638-4724. Do NOT use replacement parts that are not intended for this grill. Hint: The paper label that is affixed to the hood is more easily removed when the hood is warm. Any remaining glue residue can be cleaned off with a spray lubricant like WD-40® . page 15 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Connecting Gas Cylinder: The propane gas supply cylinder to be used must be constructed and marked in accordance with the Specifications for propane gas Cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Only cylinders with a listed overfill prevention device (OPD) and marked “propane” may be used. Cylinders with an OPD will have valve handles with three “lobes” (prongs). Only use 20-pound cylinders equipped with a cylinder connection device compatible with the connection for outdoor cooking appliances. The cylinder must include a collar to protect the cylinder valve. The gas cylinder should not be dropped or handled roughly! If the appliance is not in use, the gas cylinder must be disconnected. Storage of an appliance indoors is permissible ONLY if the cylinder is disconnected and removed from the appliance. Cylinders must be stored outdoors out of the reach of children and must not be stored in a building, garage or any other enclosed area. Your cylinder must never be stored where temperatures can reach over 125 F. Before connection, be sure that there is no debris caught in the head of the gas cylinder, head of the regulator valve or in the head of the burner and burner ports. Connect regulator valve and hand-tighten firmly. Disconnect the propane cylinder from the regulator valve when the grill is not in use. DO NOT obstruct the flow of combustion air and ventilation air to the grill. The propane cylinder must be arranged for vapor withdrawal and equipped with a listed overfilling prevention device. DANGER Never store a spare propane cylinder near this grill. A fire causing death or serious injury may occur if the above is not followed exactly. X Note: Before starting the grill, check for leaks. Make sure the regulator valve is securely fastened to the burner and the cylinder. To prevent fire or explosion hazard when testing for a leak: 1. Always perform the “leak test” as described below before lighting the grill or each time the cylinder is connected for use. 2. Do not smoke or allow other sources of ignition in the area while conducting a leak test. 3. Conduct leak test outdoors in a well-ventilated area. 4. Do not use matches, lighters or a flame to check for leaks. 5. Do not use grill until any and all leaks are corrected. If you are unable to stop a leak, disconnect the propane supply. Call a gas appliance serviceman or your local propane gas supplier. To Perform a Leak Test: Make a 2-3 oz (0-90ml.) of leak solution by mixing one part liquid dishwashing soap with three parts water in a spray bottle. Note: Make sure control knobs are off. Spray solution at the tank valve to regulator connection. Inspect the solution at the connection looking for bubbles. If NO bubbles appear, the connection is secure. If bubbles appear, you have a leak. Check the regulator connection as follows: Disconnect regulator from the tank and reconnect, making sure the connection is secure. Retest with solution. If you continue to see bubbles, replace the cylinder. page 16 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Lighting Your Grill Danger: Failure to open hood while igniting the grill or not waiting 5 minutes to allow the gas to clear if the grill does not light, may result in an explosive flare-up which can cause serious bodily injury or death. Before cooling on this grill for the first time, operate the grill for about 15 minutes with the lid closed and the gas turned on “high.” This will “heat clean” the internal parts and dissipate odor from the manufacturing processes and painted finish. Main Burners 1. Always open the lid before lighting the grill. Attempting to light the burner with the lid closed may cause an explosion! 2. Make sure there are no obstructions of airflow to the gas unit. Spiders and insects can nest within and clog the burner/venture tube at the office. A clogged burner tube can lead to a fire beneath the appliance. 3. Make sure all burner knobs are in the OFF position. 4. Open the valve on the LP gas cylinder. 5. Ignite only the burners you desire to use, using the same method for each: Push in desired burner knob fully and rotate slowly about ¼ turn counter-clockwise to “HIGH”. If the burner does not light immediately, return the knob to OFF, wait Five minutes for the gas to clear and repeat the procedure. After the burner ignites, repeat the same procedure with any other burner desired. 6. Adjust knob(s) to desired cooking setting. After lighting, observe the burner flame, make sure all burner ports are lit. If burner flame goes out during operation, immediately turn the gas “off” on the grill and at the gas cylinder and open hood/lid to let the gas clear for about 5 minutes before re-lighting. Clean your grill after each use, DO NOT use abrasive or flammable cleaners, as it will damage the parts of this product and may start a fire. Side Burner 1. Open lid during lighting. Lid must be open when burner is on. 2. Burner valves must be in the “off” position. 3. Open cylinder valve. 4. Push in side burner valve knob fully and rotate slowly about ¼ turn counter-clockwise until a click is heard. If the burner does not light, immediately turn the valve knob to OFF. Wait 5 minutes for the gas to clear and repeat the procedure. 5. After burner ignites, adjust valve knob to desired cooking setting. Shutting Off Burners: 1. Always turn the valve knob(s) clockwise to the HI position, then push in and turn to OFF. Never force the knob without depressing it as this can damage the valve. 2. Promptly turn the gas supply OFF at the propane cylinder. 3. Close the lid of the grill. Lighting Burner With a Match: 1. Place a match in the end of the match holder that is installed on the side of Grill Housing. Once lit, immediately place the flame through the hole as shown near the burner ports. 2. Press in knob and rotate counter-clockwise to the High setting and burner should light immediately. If more than one burner is desired, turn other knobs to “Hi” positions after first burner is lit. 3. Adjust burners to desired cooking settings. Observe Flame Height When Lit: Flame should be a Blue / Yellow color between 1-2 in. High page 17 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Cleaning and Care Caution: All cleaning and maintenance should be done when grill is cool and with the gas supply turned off at the propane cylinder. DO NOT clean any grill part in a self cleaning oven. The extreme heat will damage the finish. Cleaning Burning-off the grill after every use (approx. 15 minutes) will keep excessive food residue from building up. Recommended cleaning materials: - Mild dishwashing liquid detergent - Hot water - Nylon cleaning pad - Wire brush DO NOT use cleaners that contain acid, mineral spirits or xylene. Outside surfaces – Use a mild dishwashing detergent and hot water solution to clean, then rinse with water. If the inside surface of the grill lid has the appearance of peeling paint, baked on grease buildup has turned to carbon and is flaking off. Clean thoroughly with strong solution of detergent and hot water. Rinse with water and allow to completely dry. Interior of grill bottom – Remove residue using brush, scraper and/or cleaning pad, then wash with dishwashing detergent and hot water solution. Rinse with water and let thoroughly dry. Cooking Grids – The porcelain grates have a glass-like composition that should be handled with care not to chip. Use mild dishwashing detergent or baking soda and hot water solution. Non abrasive scouring powder can be used on stubborn stains, then rinse with water. Heat Shield – Clean residue with wire brush and wash with soapy water. Then rinse with water. Grease collector – Periodically empty the grease cup and clean with dishwashing detergent and hot water solution. Cleaning the burner assembly 1. Turn gas off at the control knobs and propane tank 2. Remove cooking grates and heat shield. 3. Remove grease collector. 4. Remove burner by unscrewing nut from beneath burner “foot” using a screwdriver and pliers. 5. Lift burner up and away from gas valve orifice. 6. Clean inlet (venturi) of burner with small bottle brush or compressed air. 7. Remove all food residue and dirt on outside of burner surface. 8. Clean any clogged ports with a stiff wire (such as an opened paper clip) 9. Inspect burner for any damage (cracks or holes). If damage is found, replace with new burner. Reinstall burner; check to insure that gas valve orifices are correctly positioned inside burner inlet (venturi). Also check position of spark electrode. Spark Electrode Burner page 18 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. Gas Grill Troubleshooting Problem Burner will not light using knobs. Possible Cause Wires/or electrode covered with cooking residue. Prevention/Cur e Clean wire and/or electrode, with rubbing alcohol. Electrode and burners are wet. Wipe dry with cloth Electrode cracked or broken - sparks at crack Replace electrode Wire loose or disconnected Reconnect wire or replace electrode/wire assembly. No g as flow. Check if propane tank is empty. If propane tank is not empty, refer to “Sudden drop in gas flow or reduced flame height”. If empty, replace or refill. Coupling nut and regulator not connected. Turn the coupling nut about o ne -half fully connected to three quarters additional turn until solid stop. Tighten by hand only – do not use tools. Obstruction of gas flow. Clear burner tubes. Check for bent or kinked hose. Dis-eng agement of burner to valve. Re-engage burner and valve. Spider webs or insect nest in venture (burner insert). Clean venturi. Burner ports clogged or blocked. Clean burner ports. Sudden drop in gas flow or reduced flame height. Out of gas Change Propane Tan k Excess flow safety device may have been activated. Turn off knobs, wait 30 seconds and light grill. If flames are still too low. Reset the excessive flow safety device by turning off knobs and propan e tank valve. Disconnect regulator. Turn burner control knobs to HIGH. Wait 1 minute. Turn burner control knobs off. Reconnect regulator and leak check connections. Turn propane tank valve on slowly, wait 30 second s and then light grill. Irregular flame pattern, flame does not run the full length of burner. Burner ports are clogged or blocked. Clean burner ports Burner will not light with match. page 19 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. . Gas Grill Troubleshooting, continued Problem Possible Cause Prevention/Cure Flame is yellow or orange. New burner may have residual Manufacturing oils. Burn grill for 15 minutes with the lid closed. Spider webs or insect nes t in venturi. Clean venturi. Food residue, grease or seasoning salt on butter. Clean burner. Poor alignment of valve to burner venturi. Assure burner venturi is properly engaged with valve. High or gusting winds Turn front of grill to face wind or increase flame height. (We recommend not using grill during high winds) Low gas pressure Change Propane Tank Excess flow valve tripped Refer to “Sudden drop in gas flow or reduced flame height” Grease buildup Clean grill Excessive fat in meat Trim fat meat before grilling Excessive cooking Temperature Adjust (lower) temperature accordingly Grease trapped by food buildup around burner system. Turn knobs to OFF. Flame blows out Flare -up Persistent grease fire Turn gas off. Leave lid in closed position and let fire burn out. After grill cools, remove and clean all parts. Flashback (fire in burner tube(s)) Burner and/or burner tubes Clean burner and/or burner tubes. Inside of lid appears to be peeling - like paint peeling Baked on grease buildup has turned to carbon and is flaking off. Cleanthoroughly. inside of lidThe thoroughly. The lid Clean lid is stainless is notitpainted on the inside. steel, is not painted. page 20 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. GRILL PREPARATION & CHARCOAL GRILL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE NOTE: NO RETURNS ON USED GRILLS Read all safety warnings and instructions carefully before assembling and operating your grill. 1. Note: The interior of the grill is not painted and is coated with vegetable oil. Do not remove this vegetable oil coating. Cure GRILL prior to your initial use to protect the interior and exterior finish and to prevent unnatural flavors to your first meals. (A) Lightly coat ALL INTERIOR SURFACES (including GRILLS, GRATES, AND INSIDE OF BARREL) with vegetable oil (spray vegetable oil is easiest but do not use near hot coals, fire, or flame). This is in addition to the vegetable oil that is already on the interior. (B) Light the grill. (C) Close lid and heat at approximately 250°F (120°C) for two hours. You can lightly coat the exterior of the grill body (while warm) with vegetable oil and wipe off excess with a rag. This will extend the life of the finish, much like waxing a car. Your GRILLS will then be ready for use. NOTE: Grills will drip a lot of oil during this process and for several uses but will slow over time. NEVER EXCEED 450°F (230°C) BECAUSE THIS WILL DAMAGE THE FINISH AND CONTRIBUTE TO RUST. PAINT IS NOT WARRANTED AND WILL REQUIRE TOUCH-UP. THIS UNIT IS NOT WARRANTED AGAINST RUST. 2. For less flare-ups, cook with lid in the down position. 3. This grill is made of steel and cast iron, which WILL RUST, ESPECIALLY IF NOT PROPERLY CARED FOR. 4. After using, coat vegetable oil on bare metal while warm to reduce rust. On the EXTERIOR, remove rust with wire brush and touch up with a high heat paint, available at most hardware and auto stores. 5. Make sure to empty Grease Tray after every use only after it has completely cooled. 6. HEAT GAUGES may obtain moisture, which will steam out during cooking. Gauge may be calibrated in oven. 7. You may fill unwanted holes with Nuts & Bolts (Not Provided). Below are Marinades to be used for Recipes on the following page. CHICKEN MARINADE: Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon sweet basil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder with parsley, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour over chicken pieces in nonmetal dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally. Use marinade to baste chicken while cooking. MEAT MARINADE: For steaks, chops, and burgers: Combine q cup soy sauce, 2 coarsely chopped large onions and 2 cloves garlic (halved) in an electric blender; cover, process at high speed 1 minute or until mixture is very smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup bottle gravy coloring (Kitchen Bouquet and Gravy Master) and 2 teaspoons Beau Monde seasoning (or substitute 1 teaspoon MSG and 1 teaspoon seasoned salt). Allow meat to stand in marinade at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate up to 24 hours in a covered dish. Bring meat to room temperature before cooking. SHISH KABOB MARINADE: Mix 1 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and bring to a boil. Marinate beef in mixture a minimum of 4 hours. page 21 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. GRILLING RECIPES DIRECT METHOD STEAK (& ALL MEATS): Cook food directly above heat. Generally speaking, to grill meats, turn heat to HI position (hot) and sear for one minute on each side with the lid open to seal in flavor and juices. Then turn to medium/low heat with lid closed and cook to desired doneness. Control heat with dual dampers and adjustable fire grate. BETTER BARBECUE: Place grilled meat back in the marinade for several minutes before serving – it will become tastier and juicier. CAUTION: Boil extra marinade first to kill bacteria remaining from the raw meat. Tip: Cooking with a MEAT THERMOMETER ensures food is fully cooked. Insert into thickest part not touching bone & allow five minutes to register. Internal temperatures for BIRDS should be 170F to 180F and meat should be 140F for rare, 160F medium and 170F for well done. MARINATED FLANK STEAK: Mix marinade ingredients in nonmetal dish. Let steak stand in marinade for no less than 4 hours in refrigerator. Brown each side for 5 minutes, but center should remain rare. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices before serving. Grill in high (hot) position with lid open or closed. MARINADE: 1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil, 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 tbs. Lemon juice, 1 tsp. Dry mustard, 1 minced clove garlic, 1 small minced onion, 1/4 tsp pepper. QUAIL OR DOVES: Cover birds in Italian dressing (Good Seasons or Kraft Zesty), marinate overnight, pour off dressing and cover with Texas Pete Hot Sauce for 6 hours. Wrap birds in thick bacon secured by a toothpick. *Place on grill – keep turning until bacon is black. Grill for 20 minutes. Sear with lid open and in high (hot) position for 1 min each side before lowering grate and closing lid. KABOBS: Alternating on skewers any combination of meat, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, circular slice of corn-on-the-cob, or pineapple. Meat could consist of chunks of shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken, sausage, pork, beef, etc. Marinate the meat in refrigerator for several hours. Grill each side approximately 7 minutes turning occasionally while basting with marinade. Leave a small amount of room between pieces in order to cook faster. Grill with lid up and in the low heat position. See marinade recipe on last page. KABOB MARINADE: Mix 1 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and bring to a boil. Marinate beef in mixture a minimum of 4 hours. HOT DOGS: Grill with lid up and with high heat for approximately 6 minutes, turn every few minutes. HAMBURGERS: Mix in chopped onions, green peppers, salt, sear 3/4 inch patties on each side with high heat for a few minutes. Lower the heat to medium and grill with lid down to avoid flare-ups. Cook each side 3 to 7 minutes according to desired doneness. Cook ground meat to 150 internally or until juice runs clear (free of blood) for prevention of E-coli. Burgers can be basted with marinade when turning and/or other ingredients can be mixed in with the ground beef such as chili sauce or powder; or you may marinate by allowing to stand in marinade for 1 or 2 hours at room temperature before cooking; or let stand in covered dish in refrigerator up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before cooking. See meat marinade above. SHRIMP (Peeled) & Crayfish: Place on skewers, coat with melted butter and garlic salt. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until pink. Cocktail sauce optional. BAKED POTATOES: Rub with butter and wrap in foil and cook on grill with lid down for 50 minutes. Turn after 25 minutes (no need to turn if smoked). Squeeze for doneness. SWEET CORN IN HUSKS: Trim excess silk from end and soak in cold salted water 1 hour before grilling. Grill 25 minutes – turning several times. SWEET CORN IN FOIL: Husk and wash. Rub with butter and season with salt and pepper. Wrap each ear in foil and grill for 30 minutes turning several times (no need to turn if smoked). GRILLED VEGETABLES: Slice 1/4" thick and soak in olive oil prior to grilling to prevent burning. Grill for 9 minutes each side. page 22 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. page 23 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg. page 24 ™ & © Char-Griller / A&J Mfg.