You can cook direct and indirect at the same time. Use the extended cooking racks to not only expand the overall capacity of your Primo, but you can cook at different temperatures. With 60% more efficiency than competing cookers, the Primo offers superior heat and moisture retention. You can smoke for 20 hours at temperatures as low as 180 degrees or turn it up to more than 500 degrees for searing. Primo’s natural lump charcoal contains no chemicals and produces little ash. And it’s easy to light and use, ready in 15 minutes or less.