This summer in Greenville, SC, many people will probably want to enjoy the great outdoors by having a summer barbecue. If you’re planning some of your own this summer, it may seem easy enough; in general all you need will be a grill, a blazing fire and a lot of meat to cook. It can be easy, however, to make mistakes so here are a few tips to ensure your barbecues this summer are a success.
The Right Equipment
The foundation of your barbecue efforts is your grill, and that’s why you’ll want a good one. Depending on where you want to grill, you’ll have to check the unit’s size. If this is your initial grill purchase, it’s best to go with the simple models first, especially the ones that are on carts. You’ll also have to decide on what fuel the grill will be using; the two main choices are gas or charcoal. Gas barbecue grills are great but they don’t have the flavor that charcoal grills impart.
If you really want the true BBQ taste, however, taking your pick among the available BBQ smokers on the market is a good choice. Smokers are great at keeping the heat in and endowing the meat cooked inside them with that smoky taste that BBQ enthusiasts love. Sellers like Buchanan Fire and Outdoor can sell you excellent smokers and grills, as well as the appropriate accessories.
Once you’ve got the grill, you’ve got to have food to grill on it. The traditional sausages and burgers are great, but if you want a memorable barbecue, you’ll want to bring out the big guns. Drop by the butcher and ask for some good cuts of meat. Prospective grillers often think baby back ribs are where it’s at, but the truth is: it’s spare ribs. Three pounds of ribs can make anyone’s mouth water. No need for any fancy sauce either; just rub in some salt and pepper, though you can mix in some sugar and chili flakes to give it that spicy sweet tang. For a more involved approach, you can marinate your meats; do it 24 hours before firing your grill to ensure that it’s soaked through.
Once your meat is on the grill, you’ll still need to pay some attention. Ensure that your meat isn’t burned, but try to be as hands-off as possible. If you’re using a smoker, no need to check at all; just wait four hours and open your smoker to see the delicious results. Have fun grilling this summer and make sure you and your loved ones enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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