Barbecuing is not as simple as putting meat on stick and roasting it over a fire. Although this might work well with marshmallows in bonfires, meats are a different kind of species, much harder and longer to cook!
If you want to make great barbecues, you should have the equipment that will help you put together a mean barbecue meal. Like most products in the market, there are barbecue equipment that can be bought cheap. You should however be careful with these kinds of products because you?ll never know just how it will perform.
If you are really serious in making barbecues, you should buy equipment that are pricier. This way, you can be assured of using it for a very long time.
One piece of equipment that is already a permanent fixture in any barbecue party is the grill. Grills are used to cook the meat. It has a heat source, which can either be gas, electric or charcoal; a cooking grate; and of course a body that holds it together. The most basic grill of course is the one that uses charcoal. This is the traditional type of barbecue grill, which people used in cooking outdoors.
The flavor is also more authentic when cooked in charcoal. This is why most chefs prefer these kinds of grills despite the fact that it can be mightily inconvenient, slow and messy.
Another type of grill is the one that uses either natural gas or propane. Similar to stoves, gas grills have burners where food can be cooked. There are even some types of gas grills that also lets you roast. Gas grills in America often have lids that keep the heat inside while Australian gas grills do not have lids and will let you cook food directly over the flame.
One thing though that you should take note in buying barbecue grills is the fact that you will need a lot of space if you decide on to buy gas grills. Unlike charcoal grills that you can place virtually anywhere, gas grills take up a lot of space.
Another type of grill is the electric grill, which are often found in patios. Most people, however, do not opt for this because of the lack of authenticity and flavoring. There is also what people call the pellet grill, which uses hardwood pellets for the heat. What is good about pellet grills is that they can smoke and grill at the same time.