It is often asked, “How should I do my barbeque, grill or smoke?”
Well, it all depends are what you are into. Looking for a quick meal with not much preparation, many choose the quick cook of a natural gas or LP gas grill. They heat up fast, the heat is relatively easy to regulate and they can produce a quality meal in a short period of time.
There are many gas grills to choose from. Those made by well-known manufacturers and some made by manufacturers not so well known. The features of a gas grill will vary depending upon the manufacturer, the desired features and the price. Grills can be simple with no bells and whistles or they can be complicated with side burners, sear burners, automatic start buttons and lights and so on.
People buying a gas grill for the first time will do well to first decide on what features are important to them and then shop and compare for features and price. This is not a decision to be made lightly.
Charcoal grills, pellet smokers and wood smokers offer a variety of cooking results and a variety of time requirements.
Charcoal grills offer a great barbeque flavor for any kind of product, meat, fish or other dishes. They do however require a bit more time to fire up and managing the heat requires practice to become proficient. These come in all sizes with various options so, once again, features and price must be considered when looking at charcoal grills.
Pellet smokers allow for some awesome cooking with a great allowance for time management. You can set the temperature to the desired heat level and manage the internal temperature of the food product with outstanding accuracy. These smokers also come in various sizes offered be several manufacturers and the price points will vary. Research is advised when contemplating the purchase of a pellet smoker.
Wood burners, or stick burners, are a completely different story. Though the most fun for avid cookers and barbeque chefs, they are not an exact science. The temperature has to be watched as you will have to monitor the air flow and fuel burn to maintain a constant temperature. Competition smokers offer some interesting features and there are literally hundreds to choose from. But when you turn out an excellent meal with this type of cooker by watching over the entire cook, the result can be unmatched satisfaction.
Though you can buy these products at big box stores and chain stores, specialty stores offer an alternative that should be pursued. The personnel at these specialty stores can give great advice on gas grills, charcoal grills, pellet smokers and stick burners as this is there field of expertise. These stores and their personnel should be used as a resource for the barbeque novice and the experts.
For success with barbeque on your deck instead of in the kitchen, do some research and you decide, SMOKE OR GRILL?