With summer here, the air should be awash with the smell of BBQs cooking up a range of treats and delights. Make sure you don’t miss out on a great BBQ this summer – and become a BBQ King/Queen by following the advice outlined below.
The BBQ – Make the Right Choice:
BBQs come in all shapes, sizes and with various price tags, so it is important to make sure you get the right one for you. When selecting a BBQ think of it as an investment.
It’s recommended you ditch the disposable, these may seem perfect for an impromptu get-together, but they’re often not worth the money. Not only are they smaller than reusable BBQs, but many are difficult to light, some have coals which have been treated by chemicals and more importantly they cannot be reused.
With the disposable out of the equation, you need to decide whether you want to go for charcoal or gas? This is a long standing debate, but personally, charcoal is the way to go. Not only does it give you the authentic BBQ taste, but you can switch your charcoal for wood to add an extra flavour.
Once you’ve selected your BBQ of choice and set it up, it’s time to light the charcoal. There are two methods for this. The first is for those who have a BBQ chimney starter, simply, fill the chimney starter up with the required amount of charcoal and either firelighters or fuel gel, place it down on a slab or metal drain cover, and light. Once the coals have become white hot, spread them out in the BBQ BBQ Weather Resistant Rip-Resistant B07DNT1N4B.
If you don’t have a chimney starter, you can ensure you get an even heat amongst your charcoal by piling them into a pyramid along with firelighters or lighter fuel, in the middle of your BBQ. Light and leave them to become white hot, before spreading them across your BBQ grill.
Your Food & Drink – It’s More Than Cheap Sausages and Warm Beer:
When it comes to cooking on a BBQ most of us will do one of two things… cremate the food or burn the outside and leave the middle raw, and due to our culinary skills on a BBQ lacking, many of us also opt for cheap meat.
But for a successful BBQ with glorious food, ditch the cheap meat and visit your butchers for great cuts of meat. You should also follow the points below to ensure you become a BBQ King / Queen and not a pretender to the throne.