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Indirect Heat

on a Weber Q

What is Indirect Heat?

Roast On A Q

When you think of traditional barbecuing, you may think of food searing over the fire, this is called direct heat. Indirect heat is where the fire is either side or to one side of the food, rather than directly under the food. Essentially the food cooks with convection heat like an oven.

 With just a Weber Convection Tray and Weber Trivet you can convert your Weber Q from direct cooking to indirect cooking (like an oven) in a matter of seconds.

This is perfect for any food that will take longer than 20 minutes to cook, for example; larger cuts of meat, like whole chickens, whole joints of meat, pizzas or even if you want to do some baking!

Set Up

Roasting Pack Setup On Q

It is recommended that you remove the hotplate (if you have one), and place both cooking grills in the barbecue. To set your Weber Q for indirect cooking, place a convection tray in the centre of the cooking grill and place a trivet on top.

Indirect Medium Heat

Lamb Roast Cooking On Q

Indirect medium heat (190°C to 230°C) is the traditional roasting setting. This is the best method for roasting all of your favourite meats like whole chicken, legs of lamb, roast beef, root vegetables etc.

Once your convection tray and trivet are in place. Preheat your Q with the burner(s) on high for 10 to 15 minutes.

Once the barbecue has preheated, adjust the settings as follows for indirect medium heat (roasting):

Baby Q

Adjust the burner to once notch greater than medium

Weber Q

Adjust the burner to medium

Family Q

First 20 to 25 minutes:

Adjust the small burner to low, leaving the large burner on high.

After the first 20 to 25 minutes:

Turn the small burner off, leaving the large burner on high.

Indirect Medium-Low Heat

Baking On A Q

Indirect medium-low (170°C to 190°C) is the baking setting. It is fantastic for baking cakes, biscuits, pastries, puddings or brownies.

Once your convection tray and trivet are in place. Preheat your Q with the burner(s) on high for 10 minutes.

Once the barbecue has preheated, adjust the settings as follows for indirect medium-low heat (baking):

Baby Q

Adjust the burner to once notch greater than medium

Weber Q

Adjust the burner to medium

Family Q

Turn the small burner off, leaving the large burner on high.

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