A helpful guide that will improve your BBQ skills is always appreciated. We've put together a short quiz to get your season started.
The questions are numbered here with the answers listed at the bottom. Do your best to think up your answer then check below to see how well you did. If you scored 10 out of 10 then you're ready to grill.
1. Use spray bottles to contain small to average grease fires. If the grease fire burns uncontrollably move the food out of the way, to a plate if you have to, turn off the burners, and spray down the grease to put it out. Close all vents and close the lid, the oxygen within the grill will burn off quickly thus ending the flames. Let the lid stay closed for at least a minute then remove the grill grates. It's at this point that you'll need to re-clean your grill to remove burned on grease and soot from the flames. Once cleaned you can start the grill again, bring it up to cooking temperature first, then cooking cooking with your meat. If you've properly trimmed any excess fat from your meat and it continues to burn place foil wrap or a metal pan on the bottom rack under the meat to catch the excess grease.
2. A very simple way if you don't have a thermometer is by holding the palm of your hand directly over the grill. Follow this method to quickly approximate the temperature of your grill. The grill is Very hot (if you can hold your hand just above grill level only 1 to 2 seconds)Hot (you can hold your hand just above grill level only 2 to 3 seconds), Medium-hot (if you can hold your hand just above grill level only 3 to 4 seconds).
3. There are seven ways you can benefit from eating chilies such as: 1. Fight cancer, 2. pain relief, 3. Prevent Sinusitis and Relieve Congestion, 4. Fight Inflammation, 5. Soothe Intestinal Diseases, 6. Burn Fat and Lose Weight, 7. Protect Your Heart
4. Tri-Tip is a lean, boneless, economical cut of meat from the round and bottom sirloin of the cattle.
5. It is recommended that wood be properly soaked first to ensure the right amount of wood smoke. If the wood is not smoked the wood would burn faster without properly smoking the wood.
6. There are many ways to keep food warm during transport some the most basic ways are: 1. Water coolers can be used to keep food warm too, 2. Use coffee carafes or ice buckets, 3. Use a tinfoil hat., 4. Make a hot water bath, 5. Use a chafing dish, 6. Use your crock-pot or slow cooker., 7. Steam trays, 8. Portable electric and butane grill plates.
7. Your grill should always be cleaned before and after cooking. Keeping the grill clean will improve the contact your grill has when imparting heat to the meat.
8. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling: 1. Too much charcoal lighter fluid, 2. Not enough heat - Under cooked - Food Poisoning, 3. Flame too high - food over cooked - carcinogens, 4. Flame Ups - Grease fires, 5. Over-marinating, 6. Too much wood smoke.
9. Eucalyptus - this wood is toxic when cooked and can impart the toxins into the meat making people ill.
10. Reusing marinades after marinating is Highly Not Recommended. The enzymes from the meat and the marinade react increasing harmful bacteria. It is recommended that marinades be discarded after each use.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 September, 2017.