Nothing can beat a piece of delicious barbecued organic meat, but how do you know you are choosing the right barbecue for your needs?
Here are some tips so you know you are getting the best equipment possible to bring out the flavours of that scrumptious grass-fed beef or lamb.
How many are you going to cook for?
If you are planning on using your barbecue at big get togethers with all your friends and family, you may need to get a meatier piece of equipment than one destined for everyday use.
A three or four burner model will mean you can cook more food in one go – making it easier to keep the crowds satisfied.
On the other hand, bigger models tend to be more expensive to run and are harder to store, so if it’s just the family, you might be better off sticking with a smaller option.
Where are you going to use it?
If you’re planning on heading to the great outdoors for a spot of camping, you may want to bring the barbie with you. If this applies to you, ensure you have a piece of equipment with detachable legs.
However, you will want to make sure it is still stable as you don’t want it to topple over and spill your grass-fed lamb steaks!
Gas vs charcoal
While gas (LPG) barbecues are a more common option, you can also get charcoal options.
Gas barbecues require an LPG bottle to work, and a spark is lit using the gas on the burners. One advantage of this type of cooker is the temperature can easily be controlled through the dials on the front of the barbecue.
On the other hand, charcoal burners require the charcoal to be lit, so a fire is burnt down in the barbecue. Cooking temperature is monitored by the strength and colour of the flames. Some enthusiasts claim this kind of equipment gives your food a much more ‘authentic’ smoky flavour.