When choosing a grill, look for one that suits your budget and lifestyle. Get a grill that is both affordable and easy to use. Pellet grills and gas grills are two of your options and both offer a number of the same benefits such as the fact that they both start quickly and are easy to use. There are also a number of significant differences.
If you want to become a grilling expert, it is important to learn about the two main ways to cook over an open flame: smoking and grilling. What are their main differences? Is the flavor from one different from the flavor from the other? We will consider these questions and more as we look at smoking vs. grilling in another BBQ Showdown.
Charcoal burns cleaner and hotter than wood. It contains more energy than wood as well. This is because it consists mostly of carbon; the process of making it involves burning everything else off. The basic method used to make charcoal is pre historic and there is evidence that charcoal was being used to fuel blast furnaces as far back as 6000 years ago. What is charcoal made from? How is charcoal made? These and other questions answered below.
Gas grills have been around for a long time and are among the popular options for grilling. Gas grills have been marketed as an easier way to grill when compared to charcoal grills. Infrared is a newer option that aims to do away with some of the drawbacks of both gas and charcoal grilling. What are the pros and cons of each? Is one easier to use than the other? Below are answers to these and other questions as we look at infrared grills vs. gas grills in another BBQ Showdown.
Charcoal grilling can offer more flavor and higher temperatures, but what it does not offer is an obvious way to control the heat or burning time. With gas grills, temp control is simple in that all you have to do is turn the knobs; with charcoal, heat-control is not as simple.
The principle that you have to keep in mind when cooking with charcoal is that using more coals results in a hotter temperature. While this is generally true, there are several other factors that can affect how hot your grill gets and how long it stays at a particular temperature.