Organizing the ideal Backyard BBQ party
Summer is almost here, and the time to fire up that beloved BBQ pit is quickly approaching. But whether you’re a seasoned BBQ aficionado, or you’re a casual roaster, everyone agrees there is a basic roadmap that will guarantee maximum fun and results. In this article, we’ll examine a few must-haves that will transform the most mundane backyard BBQ party into a raving blast. From the grill itself to the tools, and the food, here is a list of the most important things you need in order to make your BBQ gathering memorable.
The BBQ Grill
The ultimate backyard BBQ party centers around, you guessed it, the BBQ grill. The grill is the heart of any great backyard BBW party. While these come in all shapes and sizes and every backyard chef has their preference between charcoal/wood and gas-driven grills, the rules are the same. Investing in a good BBQ grill is a must.
So let’s begin: what type of grill is best?
When getting a grill, the two most common are gas and charcoal although electric and wood pellet grills are becoming increasingly popular. There is no right or wrong one. It all depends on how often you’ll be grilling, the amount of space you need, and the size of your backyard.
Most people today prefer gas grills because they offer excellent control over the temp. They also use push-button ignition as opposed to the charcoal and wood grills which have a waiting period before getting ready to grill.
Charcoal grills are still in vogue but they require you to purchase charcoal. They also take time to heat up and are “messier” in terms of cleanliness.
Electric grills are convenient because they are plug-n-play. They turn on instantly and are a favorite in places such as apartment complexes which don’t typically allow wood or charcoal grills.
Pellet grills on the other hand use wood scraps to heat. They provide a delicious, authentic hardwood flavor to food but are more expensive than typical grills.
What’s a backyard BBQ without meat? This includes beef, sausage, pork, brisket, and ribs. But everyone knows the sides are just as important. This can be pepper-infused baked beans and mouth-watering corn to supplement the baby-back ribs. But let’s talk about the meat.
When we talk about BBQ meat, most people immediately conjure images of baby back ribs. Ribs undoubtedly sit at the center of the BBQ universe. So are the sides which include coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans.
Then there’s the good ol’ steak brisket. When seasoned with salt and pepper, and then properly grilled, nothing quite sets the backyard BBQ mood like smokey, juicy steak.