Barbeque Season Is Here
The month of May kicks off our Summer Barbeque Season with nice warm weather ideal for family gatherings or weekend barbeques. Kick start the barbeque season off right with the best charcoal for barbeque grill choices and an ideal way to start a barbeque fire. There's nothing scarier than a hungry mob waiting to sink their teeth into barbeque ribs, chicken or links and the grill fire isn't properly lit yet. Or you laid that chicken on and when you go back to look all you see is black coals with little white spots of ash! Don't put the dimmer on your fab backyard gathering with a limp batch of coals. Get it right the first time. Every Time!
So you've finally decided to put that barbeque grill to good use this barbeque season but don't know the first thing about barbequing or even how to light a barbeque fire? There's nothing to worry about because by the time you finish this article you will know which coals and lighting methods are best for different types of barbeque grills and accomplished the first two steps of grilling up well prepared barbeque meals.
The first step to starting a barbeque fire is identifying the right barbeque charcoals for different types of barbeque grills, pits and Smokers. For example, what to use for a gas grill, propane grills and standard wood or charcoal grill will determine the proper barbeque fire starting method. Let's look at the most common types of grills, coals and lighting methods used.
Smokers - a smoker is a barbeque grill that functions by smoking the meat. It's a cylindrical shaped grill with a long shaft and adjustable griddle settings. Smokers are great year round to smoke turkeys and hams for the holidays or to make homemade smoke sausages and jerkies. Using mesquite or hickory wood chips and charcoal is ideal for smoking and the best way to start a barbeque fire.
Charcoal Grills - Charcoal grills are the easiest barbeque fires to start. You can find a charcoal grill at any hardware store. There are even built in brick charcoal grills or custom barrel grills and hibachis as a choice in barbeque grills that use charcoal. Lighting a charcoal barbeque grill is quite simple and should only take at least 20 minutes to prepare before barbequing.
Gas or Propane Grills - the convenience of a gas or propane barbeque grill is in lighting the barbeque fire. Plus there's less worry of chemical flavors in the meat from using newspaper or too much lighter fluid to start the fire.