Techniques Recipes by Technique How to Barbecue in a Kettle Grill Published May 25, 2011 8:00 AM Techniques SHARE 2. Place top grill grate into grill and open grate door over coals. Insert three or four soaked wood chunks onto coals; close grate. Brenda Weaver 3. Cover grill with lid and heat for ten minutes. Scrape grate with grill brush, then place meat over water-filled foil pan. Brenda Weaver 4. Cover grill and open vents; position top vents over meat. Replenish with coals as needed to maintain temperature of 250°. Brenda Weaver How-To Recipes by Technique Food MORE TO READ RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese. READ NOW RELATED Kosher Cachopa Michael Twitty’s take on Cape Verde’s iconic, hearty stew honors the island nation’s Jewish roots. RELATED Quick-Pickled Beets This stress-free method will have you snacking on nature's candy without the post-canning cleanup.