Simple Barbecue Hacks You Need to Try This Summer

Summer is finally here, which means it is time to invite your friends over to enjoy a delicious barbecued pork experience. Truth be told, barbecues can be a lot of work, but with these simple barbecue hacks you can take your grilling skills to the next level with ease!

Clean and Oil the Grill

Before placing any food on the grill, clean the grates thoroughly using steel wool pads instead of the common metal-bristled grill brush used by many. Then, add some oil to the grill to prevent the food from sticking. You may consider using some chili or garlic oil to add extra flavour to your grill.

Let Meat Stand at Room Temperature Before Grilling

If you’ve got a good piece of meat, treat it well! To avoid uneven cooking, take your meat out for approximately 15 minutes before throwing it on the grill. Bringing the meat up to room temperature helps it cook more evenly throughout.

Check Your Propane Level with Hot Water

There’s nothing worse than running out of propane in the middle of a grilling session. Avoid this issue altogether by simply pouring hot water down the side of your tank to check your propane level. If there’s propane, it will feel cold. If it’s empty, it will feel warm. Problem solved!

Use Muffin Tins to Serve Condiments

The bonus of barbecuing is you never have to spend more than an hour in the kitchen doing dishes. To reduce your clean-up time even further, pour small amounts of condiments into a muffin tray. Not only will you avoid dirtying additional dishes, but you’ll also impress your friends with this simple but effective hack.

With these barbecue hacks in mind, your summer will be an experience to remember. Try them out now!

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.