Barbecue Questions Answered

Barbecuing is not as simple as it seems. To a novice in the art of barbecuing, it can be downright confusing and frustrating. The task of cooking meat in an open fire can be really tricky. It takes a lot of patience and know-how to be able to come up with a really great barbecue dish.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions that people have about barbecuing. Read on and start learning everything you can about making barbecues.

1. What are barbecue grills?

Barbecue grills are equipment used to cook barbecues. They are used both at home and in restaurants. Depending on the need of the person, barbecue grills come in different types. There are barbecue grills that use gas. These are the most common types of barbecue grills because it is mightily convenient. Some run with natural gas while others run using propane gas. There are also models in the market that combine both.

Another kind of barbecue grills are the charcoal grills that are more traditional. These are the grills that one frequently see in outdoor cooking parties. Charcoal barbecue grills can be really messy and hard to set up but the flavor that it gives to the barbecue dish cannot be surpassed. The least common type of barbecue grills is the electric grills. People do not opt for this kind because they feel that much of the flavor is lost when using electric grills.

2. What are barbecue smokers and how does it differ from barbecue grills?

Barbecue smokers are actually quite similar with barbecue grills. They are both used to cook barbecues. The only difference between them is that smokers have indirect heat source. In fact, the reason it is called smokers is because, it is actually the heat produced by the smoke that cooks the food.

Smokers also come in different types. There are smokers that run in gas while others use charcoal. Although, only a few buy electric smokers for their home, this piece of equipment can offer something that the other types cannot. Electric smokers have a function called “cold smoke,” which are used to cook food like salmon.

3. When should you put barbecue sauce when grilling?

The best time to put barbecue sauce during the last parts of cooking time, when you are already sure that the meat is already cooked. Barbecue sauces often have sugar as one of the ingredients. Cooking meat with barbecue sauce can be really tricky because sugar tends to burn easily. So, you really have to make sure that you cook the meat first before you burn the sugar.

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