How to Barbecue Right

Barbecuing can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it does require some know-how to get it right. Here are some tips to help you barbecue right:

  1. Choose the right equipment: Whether you prefer a gas or charcoal grill, make sure you have a grill that's the right size for the amount of food you plan to cook. Make sure your grill is clean and in good working order before you start.
  2. Preheat your grill: Give your grill plenty of time to preheat before you start cooking. For gas grills, turn on the burners and let the grill heat up for 10-15 minutes. For charcoal grills, light the coals and let them burn until they're covered in white ash.
  3. Oil your char grill: Use a brush or paper towel to lightly oil the char grill before you start cooking. This will help prevent food from sticking and make cleanup easier.
  4. Choose the right cuts of meat: Different cuts of meat cook differently on the grill, so choose cuts that are appropriate for grilling, such as steaks, burgers, sausages, chicken breasts, and fish.
  5. Season your food: Before you put your food on the grill, season it with salt, pepper, and any other spices or herbs you like. We carry a full range here
  6. Temperature is important: Use different heat zones on your grill to cook your food properly. For high-heat grilling, use direct heat, and for low-heat grilling, use indirect heat.
  7. Don't overcook your food: Keep an eye on your food while it's cooking and don't let it overcook. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat to ensure it's cooked to the right temperature.
  8. Let your meat rest: After you take your meat off the grill, let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. This allows the juices to redistribute, making your meat juicier and more flavorful.

With these tips, you'll be well on your way to barbecuing right and enjoying delicious, perfectly cooked food on the grill. Drop into Tucker Barbecues stores in Mona Vale, Silverwater and Taren Point for some great friendly advice on our products.