Young boys and girls look forward to summer because it means no more school, while everyone else—both young and old—anticipate the season because it means backyard barbecues. In fact, anywhere in the United States, outdoor grilling and smoked meat have always been associated with summer. However, Meaghan Baxter of VueWeekly.com writes that the word “barbecue” and the cooking technique itself may have started outside the U.S.
“The origins of both the word and cooking technique are unclear, but some theories say they originated in the Carribean and moved into other cultures. The first recorded use of the word in the English language, as cited by the Oxford English Dictionary, was in 1697 by the British buccaneer William Dampier.”
Whatever their origins may be, Americans have embraced meat cookouts, especially during holidays like Memorial Day and Fourth of July. While there are plenty of barbecue and grill joints in Greenville, SC, many homeowners still prefer to hold their own barbecue cookfest at home. Newbies to DIY meat-cooking, though, may need to beef up on their knowledge before they take on the task.
Those who are new to barbecuing and grilling need to be aware that, while some people use these terms interchangeably, they actually refer to two completely different things. Barbecuing means cooking meat over low and slow temperatures and smoke. The essential tools in barbecuing are quality BBQ smokers in Greenville, SC that use any among charcoal, hardwood, electricity, wood pellets, and propane, as fuel or power source.
For some people, what they use to create smoke doesn’t matter as long as there’s smoke. However, first-time users of BBQ smokers may want to stick with the traditional hardwood, which can either be hickory or oak. A versatile barbecue smoker that works with a variety of fuel, like the ones from Buchanan Fire and Outdoor, will be ideal for beginners.
Grilling is another meat-cooking technique for which quality BBQ grills in Greenville, SC are needed. Grilling involves cooking meat over direct, high heat. Gas is an ideal fuel for a grill as it is easy to use—all the homeowner needs to do is to connect the grill to a gas line and turn on the switch.
To many, summer is incomplete without backyard barbecues. Fortunately, reliable companies like Buchanan Fire and Outdoor provide barbecue and grilling equipment that everyone can use for their own enjoyment and convenience. With these quality products, friends and families can have an outdoor gathering any time they wish.
(Source: A short history of the barbecue, Vueweekly.com, Published 10 May 2012)Posted by: