At BBQ Box, we understand good grilling. Whether it's firing up filet mignon or searing steak, BBQ Box has plenty of ideas to enhance the flavor of your meal. Here are 12 BBQ tips and tricks to make a mouth-watering spread to leave you and your family wanting more.
1. Clean the Grill.
First, and foremost, the most important step when grilling any meal is to be sure the grill is clean. Leftover residue from past barbeques can affect the flavor of what you're cooking, as well as add bacteria to the mix. Be sure to wipe off gridirons, clean up fat and liquid deposits, dispose of old charcoal/wood, and clean all cooking utensils. This is imperative when cooking grade-a meat.
2. Gas or Charcoal?
Number two on our list of tips is the type of grill you use. Anyone who has ever compared a meal cooked on a gas grill to that of a charcoal grill will tell you how much the grill affects the meat. And, for many people, it’s the smoky flavor that they really enjoy. So, if you want that savory, smoky taste, don’t use a gas grill. Using charcoal, logs, or wood chips are much better for overall flavor. According to Valentine Warner (Chef and TV personality) “The smoke is an ingredient in itself.” And a good way to increase the amount of smoke is to soak your wood chips for at least an hour before use, and then wrap them in tin foil before adding them to the grill.