The first step in cooking a great meal comes from understanding the tools at your disposal. Get to know your grill. If you prefer the bacon-like taste and moisture when grilling,you likely have a propane grill. However, if you prefer the more traditional taste, with the benefit of choosing the flavor of your wood chips, then you likely own a charcoal grill. Both have their benefits, and neither is considered right or wrong when preparing your food.
Next, be sure to become acquainted with the different types of meats and the proper grilling methods for the meat of your choice. Like most foods, there is an optimum temperature at which the food is considered safe for consumption while retaining its moisture and tenderness. It is important you find the right internal temperature in order to cook the best barbecue. This varies depending on whether you cook beef, pork, poultry, or seafood. This can be achieved by using a food thermometer. This gives you the most accurate reading without having to cut open the meat or by trying to rely on a timer to determine it’s doneness. These can be purchased at nearly any store, or online at Amazon.