Barbecuing is a delightful summer ritual that's
bound to make great memories. How to create the best barbecue? Here are some
Clean the barbecue
grill. For hygiene reasons, the grill should be cleaned before
and after use (for storage). Use baking soda on a slightly wet or damp brush
to clean the grills. Scrub well and rinse. If possible try to repeat the process
twice or even thrice.
Baking soda not handy? Try crunching a piece
of aluminum foil and use this to scrub the grills. A steel brush might also
be used, just remember to rinse the grills afterwards.
Lighting a barbecue grill is easy if you know what to do. One of the best
ways to light a grill is to use bellows. What's a bellow? Actually, it is
a contraption that supplies oxygen to charcoal. This ensures that the charcoal
will easily light up. Unfortunately, bellows are difficult to source. In the
Philippines, a long, hollow bamboo tube can be used to blow air into live
coals. Otherwise, a fan or even a hair dryer might just do the trick.
No charcoal fluid? Dont fret. Use thin
cardboard instead. Just shred them to bits, place underneath the charcoal
and light. Waxed paper might also come in handy. Coat ordinary paper with
wax drippings and use these. It might take some time to light up, but once
ignited will produce a steady flame.
location. There are several considerations as to the best
place to put a grill. It should be placed on level ground for instance. It
should also be placed some distance from buildings and plantings; and should
be sheltered from the wind. Also, try not to let children near a grill.
While barbecuing, always keep a bucket of water near you. After all, you never
know if a fire-related accident might occur. If water is not an option, a
box of baking soda might come in handy as well.
Lastly, never leave a barbecue unattended. If
the fire has gone out though, do not just spray lighting fluid on it and put
a match to it - start anew instead. Also, never move a lit barbecue grill
as moving a lit grill may cause it to tip over and cause severe burns to the
person manning the grill and the people around it.