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Barbequing Tips and Tricks That Work Everytime

By on July 19, 2020 in BBQing with 0 Comments

Anyone that is new to barbequing, chances are you have run into some problems.  Just like anything else, barbequing takes practice. If you can learn from your mistakes, as well as the mistakes of others, you will learn quickly.  We wanted to share our barbequing tips and tricks that work every time.

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Simple barbequing tips that work every time

Where to start BBQing

Preparation is key, so before you start cooking.  Spray your cooking area with a nonstick cooking spray. This will prevent your meat from sticking when you are rotating or removing it.

If your meat sticks and tears, you could lose a large amount of juice, and your meat may dry out.

Heat your grill first

Never place food on the grill until the temperature is correct. The fluctuation in temperatures will cause your food to dry out or burn.

If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure that the coals are completely grey before putting the meat on the grill. This will allow the temperatures to level out, and the majority of the lighter fluid to burn off.

Lighter fluid can be good and bad

Cooking with charcoal lighter fluid can be good or bad. The lighter fluid will cause the food you are cooking to taste different then with other types of grills.

Alternatively, attempting to not use lighter fluid may cause frustration due to the fact that charcoal can be difficult if not impossible to light without lighter fluid.  We like to use lighter beads.

Prepare your meat

You must properly prepare the meat you are cooking, before cooking it.

You should never attempt to cook meat on a grill when it is still frozen, or even partially frozen.

Try thawing your meat by sitting it out, about 12 to 24 hours before you plan on cooking it.  You can also use a microwave to thaw it, just be careful to much and you can end up cooking it.

If your meat is thawed, but in the refrigerator, take it out long enough for the meat to get to room temperature.

Cooking on the grill

Never poke you meat while it is cooking. Poking holes in meat will cause the juice inside to leak out into the bottom of the grill. Not only will this make your food dry and unappealing but it also could potentially ruin your barbeque grill.

At the very least, it will cause a buildup of unwanted grease and juices on your grill, which will make cleanup harder.

Once the meat is on the grill, try not to open the lid to many times. Each time you open the lid, you change the temperature in the grill. The constant change in temperature and the airflow will cause your meat to dry up quickly.

Remember that the higher the heat is not always the better. While it is ok to quickly cook food, turning the heat up will just cause the meat to dry up and potentially burn.

While using tin foil or aluminium foil will make cleaning easier, it will cause your food to have more of a fried taste then a grilled taste.

Once you’ve cooked your meat

Once the meat is cooked, never put it back in on the same plate you had it on when it was raw. Also do not handle cooked meat with the same utensils that you used when it was raw. You run the risk of contaminating your meat and utensils.

If you are planning on using your favourite barbeque sauce, be sure to wait as long as possible to put it on the meat. Putting barbeque sauce on to early will not only potentially cause your meat to dry out, but it could also burn.

Barbequing is a great way to cook an enjoyable meal. These are just some of the simple barbequing tips we follow every time we fire up the grill.

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