Okay, the backyard barbecue season has started. It is the best time, because you get to spend time with family and friends outdoors, and enjoying BBQ food. Also, for me, it marks the begging of Baseball season.
There are many newbies to this season of BBQ smokers and grills and have just purchased their first smoker or grill. To the more seasoned backyard smokers and grillers, are dusting their’s off and cleaning them up. And seeing what BBQ grill accessories they may need to buy or replace. Because barbecue tools-grill accessories help you in the quest for a great barbecue season. Here we will look at a few tools and accessories that we have found helpful and necessary.
How Do You know The Meat Is Perfectly Done
You may have a friend that says ” I have been grilling and smoking steak so long I can tell by the touch if it is rare, medium or well done. ” That is great. but when I spend 18 dollars a pound for a prime rib eye steak, I do not want to trust it is being perfect to my touch. And why do competition pit masters use a meat thermometer, because they do not want to guess either? So Let’s look at meat thermometers. There are two types use, the Instant Read digital and remote ( blue tooth ) monitor. I use both mainly as check for accuracy. Some remote thermometers come with a receiver and others you can link to the cell phone with blue tooth connection. Also, there are remote thermometers that come with two probes so you can get the internal temperature of two types of meat or one meat and the temperature of the smoking chamber.
Now, remember I said you can not count on touch, well sometimes the thermometer should be an excellent guide. Let me explain. Let’s say the smoking a brisket, and the thermometer says you have reached the desired internal temperature of 204 degrees. So It is done ready to take it off the grill. Wrong, nothing is guaranteed to be right all the time. When my remote thermometer tells me it has reached 204, I take my instant thermometer to check the temp and by doing so, I take notice of how the instant prob goes into the meat. If it goes in with some resistance, the meat is not really as tender as I want. So I will let it cook a little longer. So went it penetrates the meat with little or no resistance then I know it is ready. Remember as you allow the meat time to rest, it is still cooking.
Charcoal Oh There “Hot”
There are many Weber barbecue accessories that you will find to be helpful. I have a Weber 22-1/2-inch kettle grill and want to use it as a smoker, then I know it is ready the Weber 7403 Char-Basket Charcoal Banquet Holders are a must. You can put the coals in them and lay the wood chip or chunks on them to create the smoke. Now some say it is best to soak the wood in water for an hour before smoking.
Now when Smoking meat or using a smoker fueled by charcoal you want to avoid burning the hands. That brisket that has just reached it stalling time of 165 degrees you are going to want to wrap it in aluminum foil and let it continue to cook until it reaches 204 degrees. How are you going to do that without burning the hand? Or their be time you need to arrange the hot coals, how are you going to do that. The going to put on the Extreme Heat Resistant Grill Gloves: Premium Insulated & Silicone Lined Aramid Fiber Mitts. These will be one of the must accessories you have to purchase!
When I first started barbecuing it was on a Weber Kettle grill. The thing I hate most was starting the charcoal. Went through the time of using lighter fluid and burning my eyebrows off. Also, hated hearing everyone complaining about the taste and smell of the lighter fluid. You can avoid all of this by using a Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter. All you have to do with this is stuff some paper in the bottom of it and pile the charcoal on top filling the chamber. Then merely light the paper, the charcoal will burn and when they turn amber and white then you know it is ready to pour the charcoal into the grill and start cooking. This is not a new accessory, it is a must-have if the using charcoal. If only I had one of those 35 years ago, the heartaches it would have saved me.
Some Useful The thing To Have
Our family and friend favorites are chicken and beef kabobs. Or, spicy shrimp on a skewer. You can do this by using bamboo skewers, which I usually soak in water to slow down the burning. Or you can use Grillaholics Skewers, their reusable metal, unlike bamboo. They come in a set of 8.
One thing my family and friend look forward to me smoking is a Boston But, they all love pulled pork. The best way to shred it up is by using Bear Claws – Superior Grey BBQ forks-Meat shredders. Using these puts the pulled pork faster, then I know it is ready any other way I have used in the past.
The next big thing my gang like is barbecued chicken legs and thighs. When you have a big crowd to feed, they take up a lot of space on the grill. So to conserve space best to use Sorbus Chicken Leg Grill Rack 12 Slot – Multi-Purpose for Chicken Legs or Wings. You can fit 12 chicken legs on one and on another 12 wings. Leaving space on the grill for some breasts or thighs.
With the same idea as the chicken leg rack, the Sorbus Non-Stick Rib Rack – Porcelain Coated Steel Roasting Stand – Holds 4 Rib Racks. And their still room on the grill for some potato bombers.
Can not talk about barbecue grill accessories with our mentioning #1 BEST Vegetable Grill Basket – BBQ Accessories for Grilling Veggies, Fish, Meat, Kabob, or Pizza – Use as Wok, Pan, or Smoker – Quality Stainless Steel – Camping Cookware – Charcoal or Gas Grills OK. This stainless steel grill basket is a life saver when cooking anything that could fall through the cooking grate. We love to grill and smoke veggies, cover them with little Olive oil and salt and watch them disappear when you serve them. If you want to cook up some clams, it will hold them nicely, and you can watch them open and then I know it is ready to spray some garlic butter on them and serve. There are many possibilities to using this pan.
Party Is Over Time To Clean The Grill Yuk !!
Where lucky with to days grill grates have come a long way and are much easier to clean. Here you will get some use out of the Extreme Heat Resistant Grill Gloves because you will find it is easier to clean the grates when they are still hot. An excellent tool for cleaning them is an Alpha Grillers 18″ Grill Brush. The Best BBQ Cleaner. Safe For All Grills. Durable & Effective. Stainless Steel Wire Bristles And Stiff Handle.
When Grilling With The Right BBQ Grilling Accessories
Makes every barbecue a bit easier. Help you with cooking the perfect meals and gives you more time to be with the family and friends. Having the correct BBQ grilling accessories, makes you look like a real pitmaster. So enjoy this season of BBQ Smokers And Grills in the backyard Barbecuing.
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