Charcoal Grill Cooking Tips
If you have decided to go with a charcoal grill instead of gas, you should be commended for sticking with tradition. Long before fancy gas grills came on the market people used charcoal to deliver their favourite smoky flavour as soon as the summer season began. Charcoal grills have become somewhat lost in the fury over gas products that allow for a more convenient cooking experience. But those who love true barbeque cooking will only ever wanted to use charcoal, and for many people it’s the only way to go. Here are some simple charcoal grill cooking tips to get the best barbeque experience possible.
What to buy?
You should always make sure to buy a sturdy charcoal grill that will fit all of your cooking needs. The good news is that traditional grills are less expensive than gas products so you should be able to find a high quality barbeque for less amount of money. There are some people who have had theirs for nearly a decade without having to replace it. If you are careful to maintain your barbeque and keep it stored well during the off-season, you can expect it to last a long time as well.
How to cook?
Remember patience is the name of that game when it comes to charcoal grilling and you really have to wait for the right moment to start cooking. If you light the coals and immediately begin to dump your food on the grill you will be unpleasantly surprised with uncontrollable flames. You should always make sure that the coal has died down and you see a light grey color on the coals themselves. This is when you know the temperature is right for grilling and you don’t have to worry about flames singing your food to a burnt crisp.
Once your grill is hot enough, place the food on top of it and leave it alone long enough for a nice crispy seal to form. This is the most important part of the cooking process and you don’t want to do anything to disturb it. When you are able to sear the outside it helps to create a natural barrier that will keep all of the juices inside. Don’t make the common mistake of cutting into your meat to see if it has cooked thoroughly. You should use a timer to accurately predict when your food is done without disturbing the meat itself. And when everything comes off the grill you should make sure to let it sit so that all of the juices have a chance to distribute evenly. If you have flavoured your food beforehand, you should have a delicious product that will have all of your guests drooling with anticipation.
Enjoy your grill!