How to bbq
Well it requires a lot of expertise to become a good barbecue chef and it also requires a lot of practice.
Many people feel disappointed after trying their hand once or twice at barbecuing. However, don’t let that hold you back anymore. Announce your next bbq party, invite over family and friends and plan your bbq menu. Don’t worry, we are there to make you an expert barbecue chef with the following tips and techniques:
Do’s and Don’ts of How to Bbq:
1) Do not fill up the coals over the whole pit. Keep yourself a “cool spot” on either end where you can move your food in case the bbq gets too hot or it flares.
2) Similarly, avoid filling up the entire grate with food. Keep an empty spot to move food that gets too hot.
3) Keep handy a spray bottle filled with water in case the flames get out of control.
4) In order to make most of the barbecue pit, bbq the food that cooks in no time when the fire is the hottest. Similarly, when the fire has cooled down, put on the food that takes the longest to cook.
5) Keep a close watch on the foods that have a tendency to drip fat because these cause the most of flare-up incidents. Such food examples are chicken with skin on, hamburgers and sausages.
6) Use tongs while handling meat on the grill, instead of the fork, which is good only for eating. Besides, using fork on the meat leads to the flare-up issue as it forces all the juices from them eat into the pit bottom.
7) Never press down your meat with a spatula. This is a common grilling mistake, which again squeezes the juices out of the meat, resulting in a dry and touch food item.
8) Keep in mind the meat-cooking times and temperatures. A table is given below for your ready reference:
• Beef Brisket 9-12 lbs. 220 14-18 hrs.
• Pork butt 5-7 lbs. 220 10-12 hrs.
• Pork loin 4-6 lbs. 250 3-5 hrs. 155 deg.
• Whole Turkey 9-12 lbs. 200 10-12 hrs. 165 deg. (thigh temperature)
• Pork spare ribs 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 375 2-3 hrs.
• Whole hog 75-90 lbs. 250 18-22 hrs. 165 deg. (ham temperature)
• Pork loin ribs 2-1 1/2 lbs 375 2-2 1/2 hrs.
• Whole Chicken 2 1/2-3 1/2 lbs. 325 3-4 hrs. 165 deg. (thigh temperature)
9) Decide the quantity of meat per person beforehand. You can follow a thumb rule of half a pound of boneless meat per person, which is usually more than enough. In case of meat with bones, you will have to decide for yourself.
Now that we have shared the barbecuing tips with you, there is one more thing that we would like to share with you. Barbecue Secrets Revealed is a collection of bbq grill tips, tricks and recipes, which you can use for a lifetime. Make sure that you visit the link and make use of the information for your very own successful bbq party.
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