Many grill enthusiasts swear by charcoal. Charcoal grills produce a rich, smoky flavor that works well in a variety of foods, but especially in traditional Southern barbecue. Charcoal grills are also great for searing steaks and other meats because they can produce the high heat needed for a good sear. They are great for grilling:
- Thick-cut steaks
- Beef brisket
- Slow-roasted ribs
- Smoked pork barbecue
Practice and Patience
Though charcoal grills produce excellent flavor, they are also quite temperamental and can be difficult to master. It can be difficult to control the temperature of charcoal grills, but a high-quality oven thermometer can help you monitor and adjust the heat. Practice is also crucial. Good quality grilling meats can be expensive, so give your thermometer test run before you grill.
If you’re planning to slow roast or smoke your meats, patience is a key ingredient. Slow-roasted and smoked meats have better flavor and texture when they’re cooked at low heat for longer periods of time, so be sure to calculate the amount of time you will need to thoroughly cook your meat without overcooking it.
When deciding what kind of grill to purchase, safety should be at the top of your mind. Charcoal grills carry a slightly higher risk of fire than gas grills because of sparks and hot ash. However, they can be operated safely with the proper precautions. At Right-Way Rental, we’re happy to discuss grill safety with you for any grill you may be considering.