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5 Expert Grilling Tips for Barbecue Lovers

April 24, 2018

There are many occasions throughout the year that gives barbecue lovers an excuse to fire-up their grills. Depending on the occasion, the choice of outdoor food can include just about anything, such as beef, pork, chicken, seafood, or vegetables. Australians love venturing outdoors to grill, and they are always looking for ways to do it better.

Listed below are 5 expert grilling tips for barbecue lovers to ensure the best results:

  1. Food preparation and safety – make sure to wash not only all the food you plan to grill, but also the plates and dishes used to hold your uncooked food. Don’t reuse plates for uncooked meats to place your freshly grilled foods, and for safety sake, and always keep a spray bottle within hands reach to spray water in case of flare-ups.
  2. Preparing for clean-up before your start grilling – the best grillers have learned to be prepared and will place aluminium foil inside their cooker before adding charcoal briquettes. Doing this makes it very easy to clean-up ash once you’ve finished barbecuing. Just make sure to poke some holes through the aluminium foil where it covers the opening holes in the bottom of your cooker to allow oxygen in.
  3. Choose the best fuel for your barbecue – choosing between charcoal and briquettes can be tricky for many people, as they perform differently depending on their quality and type. Depending on the type of food you are planning to grille, and the heat needed, if you choose to use charcoal to smoke or flavour your food, then consider either mallee root or mangrove charcoal that is locally sourced.

If you choose to use briquettes, then it is recommended to use high-quality Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes, as these are consistent in size, and provide a steady heat source – the most important aspect of grilling.

  1. BBQ Charcoal Starter Kit or Heat Beads Firelighters – once you have chosen the fuel type for your barbecue, starting a fire effectively and safely is the next step. It is not recommended to use lighter fluid or gasoline to start a fire, as these not only pose a safety risk, but will taint the taste of the food you are grilling. A BBQ Charcoal Starter Kit is a very simple and effective way to fire-up your charcoal or briquettes, or by using Heat Beads Firelighters.
  2. Marinade your food – instead of relying solely on BBQ sauce to flavour tenderised meats and food, marinade overnight if possible, but if you don’t have that long, at least let your meat soak for about an hour in your marinade sauce.

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