Dealing with Flare Ups on your BBQ
Choose lean cuts of meat when using the grill to help
reduce flare. Use the hot plate for sausages and fatty cuts of meat and finish them on the grill to char them if you like them crisp.
Be careful when using new volcanic rock as when heating it for the first time will cause the rocks to crack and spit for at least 20 minutes as the volcanic rock has air bubbles in it and as it gets hot the air expands and causes it to split and pop, it sounds like fire crackers.
Tucker bbqs come with high temperature ceramic tiles, designed to replace the use of volcanic rock. They don’t spit when new. They are easily cleaned. Just simply turn them over and let the bbq burners burn off any excess oil or marinade off them. These tiles don’t need burning in and can be rotated as you need.
The tiles hold more heat than volcanic rock and are the reason we have been able to down jet the burner power but still achieve plenty of heat to the cooking grills.
Lots of other bbqs in the market are using perforated metal baffles which suppress heat therefore needing the use of more gas to get the heat through to the cooking grills.
- James Brechney