Top 4 Techniques To Try On Ceramic Barbecue Grill In Summer
Summer is the ideal time to explore new grilling techniques and master your grilling skills to a higher level. Whether you just bought your first charcoal grill this May or have been a grilling master for years, trying new techniques will teach you how to grill properly. In this article, we are going to share top 4 techniques to try on your ceramic barbecue grill in summer.
Try these grilling tips and tricks to add a unique and impressive spin to all your favorite meals.
4 Must-Try BBQ Tips
Anyone can throw food on the grill, flip it and serve it up, but taking your grilling to the next level and learning how to grill it properly will make you a true grill master.
First try some of our favorite summer 2022 grilling techniques:
1. Curing Meat
Curing is a broad term describing preserved meat. It includes processes such as brining and brining. If you haven’t tried it, now is the time!
First, you need to start with the right type of salt; it shouldn’t have iodine or any other chemicals added to it. If you’re going to salt a large piece of meat, cut the meat to the bone and wrap it in salt. Then, place the meat on a ½-inch salted tray, and finally cover the meat with more salt.
Keep it in a cool, dry place (preferably below 40 degrees Fahrenheit) for 18 days. When the meat is firm, it’s time to smoke. If not, either treat for longer, eat right away, or put in the refrigerator.
Pickling is similar to salting, except that instead of a basic salt rub, you add water, wine or soy sauce, spices, and sugar. Submerge the meat completely in the mixture and let it soak overnight.
Then you can use either of these two methods to bacon.
2. Smoke Your Meat
No marinating is required before bacon, but it is definitely recommended as it retains moisture and adds flavor, especially when using meats with very little fat.
You can also choose to smoke hot or cold. Hot smoking is quicker, but the meat will not last as long as cold smoking.
With hot smoke, the heat and smoke work together to cook the meat. Ideally, your smoker’s temperature should remain at 160º F for at least 30 minutes. You can enjoy the meat right away, but it will only last a few days. The fish will last longer – about a week at room temperature.
Turn your smoker down to around 85º to 100º for cold smoking. For extra flavor, use those wood chips or whiskey cask wood. It is best to let the meat smoke for 12 to 24 hours. Cured meat is safest if you choose cold smoking.
3. Severse Searing
Grillers typically grill steaks on high heat to achieve a crispy and tasty crust, then finish cooking the steaks on a slow heat so the insides are cooked through. We hope you challenge the concept this summer!
Rather than scorching and then simmering, cook food at an indirect low temperature. Everything should be cooked evenly inside. Then, and only then, put the meat on high heat and heat directly to get a crispy and tasty crust.
Your steak has never been so juicy or tender with this reverse grilling technique.
4. How to BBQ with Alcohol
You already have a cold drink in hand. Why not use it to spice up your meals? Here are a few ways to incorporate alcohol into grilling recipes.
•Add Red Wine to Homemade BBQ Sauce
•Soak wood chips in beer
•Make Beer Can Roast Chicken
•White wine steamed seafood
•Stewed Ribs with Beer
Don’t be afraid to try different wines, beers and spirits. Read the flavor notes on wine and whisky bottles for the best flavor. For example, look for spice, fruit or vanilla flavors, or sweetness. The more variety you see in the flavor profile, the richer the overall flavor of your meal will be.
It’s all about your BBQ equipment
Grill masters are as good as their gear, so if you’re really ready to take your chef to the next level and learn how to grill properly, make sure you have the right tools.
Choose the Right Grill
If you don’t already have a charcoal grill, switch to a charcoal grill first. The secret to great BBQ flavor is smoke.
Upgrade Your Fuel
Adding fruit wood chips to your charcoal will give your food a unique flavor and is less likely to contain as many impurities as other wood options. You can choose from apples, pears, peaches, grapes or any fruit tree at your disposal.
Another fuel tip is to soak the wood chips in water for at least an hour (no more than overnight) before using. You can then wrap them in foil and place them on the grill for a more intense flavor.
What to Eat For BBQ
Deciding what to serve at a barbecue doesn’t have to be complicated. Think ahead of time about what your guests will like to eat and how many people you’ll be serving, and if you need some culinary inspiration, check out our BBQ recipes.
When you master these 4 new techniques, planning ahead for your grill will become second nature. You will know how much food you need and how long it will take to prepare.
Safely Experiment with New Grilling Techniques
Try these new grilling techniques this summer. Thinking outside the box, experimenting with grilling and how to use equipment will lead to tastier food and a different cooking style.
Most importantly, remember to take proper safety precautions and keep your grill equipment clean.