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Indirect Cooking Method Using Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes

December 3, 2019

Indirect cooking method is a barbecue cooking technique in which the food is placed to the side or above the heat source instead of directly over the flame. The food being cooked is placed in the centre, with a drip tray underneath in order to collect fats and oils and prevent flare ups.

Indirect cooking method is designed to cook larger meat including pork shoulders and whole chicken. It also works well on tougher meat such as brisket and ribs that would burn if cooked using a direct flame. This method of cooking generates a more moderate temperature about 135°C –177°C and allows for an easier introduction of wood smoke for flavouring. With the lid on the kettle and the vents open, hot air will circulate around the food and provide even and consistent cooking. There is no need to turn the food.

This particular cooking method is achieved through igniting only some burners on a gas barbecue or by piling coals to one side of a charcoal pit. A drip tray is placed below the food to prevent fat from the food igniting and generating a direct flame. One ideal way of doing so is by using Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes.

In this method the Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes are placed at the sides of the kettle barbecue. The amount of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes will vary depending on the degree of heat desire. If you are opting for a high heat indirect cooking method, you should use approximately 3.5kg of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes, or one Heat Beads® BBQ Chimney filled as high as you can.

If you want medium heat instead, use approximately three kilograms of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes, or one Heat Beads® BBQ Chimney filled to level with the top. However, for a low heat indirect cooking method, use approximately 2.4kg of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes, or a Heat Beads® BBQ Chimney filled to the three quarter level.

Indirect cooking method using Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes is ideal for roasts, such as pork, lamb or whole poultry and other large cuts of meat, which may take a longer than half an hour to cook. You can easily incorporate several delicious recipes and find your flavour inspiration with Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes.

Make the most out of indirect cooking method with the use of Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes from John Tiras Pty Ltd. We are as Melbourne's premier charcoal and firewood wholesaler and retailer. We pride ourselves from offering great quality products and solid customer service. Not only do we stock products that are affordable and suitable to a range of customers, we also supply a broad range of clients from commercial companies and small restaurants and wholesalers to families.

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