Beginners Guide To Charcoal Barbecuing

Charcoal barbecuing is more popular than ever with those who want to grill in the wild, at the shore, or wherever the party is happening. World-renowned BBQ manufacturers such as Broil King and Weber have captured the true essence of what charcoal barbecuing is all about.

Although the summer months are not quite here yet, the higher temperatures that are possibly due during the Spring and the unprecedented warm spells now that are happening more than ever, thinking about having a barbecue may not be such a crazy idea!

Weber charcoal grills live up to both their name and fame: Weber quality in a portable package. The Smokey Joe exhibits the same quality craftsmanship as bigger Weber models, featuring triple nickel coated steel grate which is easy to clean and porcelain enamelled steel lid and cooking bowl which are built to last.

The Weber Compact is compact by name, compact by nature, it tucks neatly into the smallest of outside spaces, whilst still delivering big flavours! The Weber One-Touch is a classic kettle design barbecue with the added convenience of easy cleaning at the push of a lever, so you can spend more time enjoying your food with family and friends!

Broil Kingโ€™s Keg is the latest in charcoal barbecuing, double steel walled and insulated kamado style smoker and convection grill that comes fully loaded right out of the box! Broil King have technologically advanced the design and the material inย the convection cooking system to deliver superior results.

With the Broil King Keg you can grill, bake, smoke and slow cook any meal to perfection.

Charcoal barbecuing accessories are available in abundance, including the usual covers and utensils like tongs, spatulas and skewers along with some unusual accessories such as pizza stones, griddle systems and the must-have chimney starter which ensures evenly heated briquettes every time by simply placing a firelighter cube in the lower chamber with coals in the top chamber and allowing physics of the chimney to heat the coals perfectly.

Getting a charcoal barbecue going can be a bit of a battle for some, as well as great entertainment for those watching from the wings.

To get your BBQ going quickly and easily, stack your chosen amount of charcoal briquettes in a pyramid shape near the centre of your grill with a firelighter at the base, if using firestarter liquid et the fluid soak in for about 1 minute, then, using a long fireplace match or a barbecue lighter, put a flame to the stack of briquettes and allow to burn for about 30 minutes until the briquettes have turned white with ash and then spread the briquettes evenly and begin cooking.


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