You are here for one thing and one thing only: BBQ meat. Barbecue tastes amazing but knowing how to cook it is even better.
This is why we’ve gathered four tips to help you become a master of the barbecue. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
- Know Your Stuff
Researching something like barbecue seems a little silly, but it will give you a great advantage. Simply knowing everything about your grill, having some knowledge on flavor profiles, and knowing the different types of meat and their respective cuts can give you a great advantage while barbecuing. If you don’t research, learning to become a barbecue master can and will be more difficult.
In today’s world where there are so many free resources for you to utilize, there is almost no excuse not to research barbecuing. There are cookbooks, YouTube videos, and there are even classes you can take! This information is free so be sure to take advantage of it.
- Prep, Prep, Prep
Prepping is crucial in all culinary endeavors, but prepping to barbecue is especially important. Prepping before your start cooking gives you the tie to decide what cut of meat you’re using, how you’re going to season it, if you’re going to marinade it, what flavors you’re going to focus on, and so much more. If you can prep like a pro, you’ll have a near-perfect execution.
- Keep it Simple
Like how most things are, keeping it simple in barbecue is important, at least when you’re starting off. As a beginner, you’re still learning so mistakes are going to be made. Working towards some complicated dish right away may result in failure which could really demotivate you.
Think of The Karate Kid. Daniel LaRusso was upset that he had to practice the same simple movements that seem to have nothing to do with karate. Later, he finds out they’re the basic movements to some karate moves.
Mastering these basic movements allowed Daniel to then be confident enough in his karate skills to improvise, take risks, and eventually win the competition at the end. These same principles apply to barbecue. Once you master the basics, you can start branching out.
- Experiment a Little
After you’ve mastered the basics, you can start to experiment a little bit. Feel free to try different flavor profiles or some new seasoning. Whether these experiments work out or not, it’s great practice.
You could also try out different methods of barbecuing. There are different types of grills and different fuels you can use. Experimenting with them could lead you to a favorite combo or a pair that works really well with one dish.
You could also look into purchasing a meat smoker. While grilling your meat is faster and done at a higher temperature, a smoker will cook your meat at a low temperature for anywhere from a few hours to a week. That doesn’t seem ideal, but the meat gains this nice smoky flavor which can vary depending on what type of wood you use.
If you’re interested in one, be sure to take a look at the different types of smokers so that way you can find one that works best for you.
Have the Best BBQ Meat
Becoming a grillmaster and making the best BBQ meat is no easy task. It’ll take lots of time and practice, but eventually, you’ll be the most popular house on the block.
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