help- can't get my charcoal grill highter then 250
My husband and I are new to outdoor grilling. We purchased the weber performer charcoal grill with propane ignition. We bought lump charcoal as recommended for a hotter fire. We have left the bottom vent open for oxygen,
covered the grill, and closed the cover's vent. We have waited over an hour - and the temperature never gets above 250. We spread the charcoal out.
What are we doing wrong? We only want to grill a few chicken cutlets or hamburgers at a time. Is it possible we are not using enough charcoal? How much should be used? Any suggestions - helpful hints very welcome.