Tricks – Barbecue Tricks BBQ Tips and Tricks Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:48:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BBQ Chicken Done Crispy – Barbecue Tricks Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:20:21 +0000

Crispy skin on BBQ chicken can be a  tricky thing.   The slow roasted fat-rendering is just not something our fast paced world takes care to do.  Plus if you’re attempting to slowly smoke poultry a lot of times you can end up with a rubbery skin. Some competition guys will remove, chill and shave the skins for chicken thighs… that’s a lot of work.  Here’s a different method. I think it retains more fatty flavor too.

Salt The Chicken Under the Skin

It’s a trick to control the barbecue chicken.   It’s easy but takes a bit of time.   Four hours prep time to be exact.

The secret is in salting the pieces (you can spice the salt a bit see recipe below).
I call it a dry brine.  Rub your spice blend into the meat UNDER the skin and lightly on the skin surface on all sides.  Thenplace the pieces on a pan uncovered in the refrigerator to dry fro four hours.  You can experiment with the time if you want but it has worked repeatedly for me with different sized pieces.
After four hours remove and if ther is any moisture on the pieces of chicken blot with towel (I did not see any when I did the video).
I used a water pan smoker (Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal) and cooked low (about 270 degrees) for about an hour with pecan wood smoke (wood chips).   The result was a golden brown crispy skin that is tought to find without a rotisserie.
bite thru skin chicken

Crispy Skin BBQ Chicken

Internal temp was over 160 so after a quick slather of a sweet sauce I lowered the grate (use the bottom of the smoker without the middle piece or fire up your grill to HIGH) and seared the pieces over a direct high heat.    Pay attention here this process is quick and flame ups happen quickly.
Be prepared to remove from the grill at any point.
The result was a crispy – bite through – succulent batch of bbq chicken.   See the result in the video and “thumb it up” and subscribe if you like.

Crispy BBQ Chicken











1 whole cut-up chicken

Pecan wood chips for grilling

Dry Brine Ingredients:

2 tsp salt

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground black pepper

Lip-smacking Homemade BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 large clove of garlic, minced

1 medium onion, minced

1 Chipotle pepper, minced

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

1 cup ketchup

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

5 Tbsp dark molasses

3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

2 tsp hot sauce

Mix 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp garlic powder together and spread on outside of each piece of chicken as well as underneath the skin. Place in the refrigerator for about 4 hours. This brining technique will produce a crispier skin while preserving moisture in the chicken during grilling. Put the chicken on indirect heat in a charcoal smoker and cook low and slow for about one hour, adding wood chips as necessary for flavor. I use pecan wood. While that is cooking, make the sauce. Heat oil in a deep sauce pan and add garlic and onions until they soften.  Add Chipotle pepper and heat for 20 seconds before stirring in the remaining ingredients.  Cook on low heat for 20 minutes until thickened.  When cool, strain out onion and garlic “chunks” if desired. After smoking for about an hour, move chicken to direct heat, cover generously on both sides with barbecue sauce. Cook for about 10-15 minutes turning constantly to char, basting with more sauce. Be careful as the sugar will burn, so move pieces as flare-ups occur. Serve with additional heated barbecue sauce on the side.

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How to Replace Burners on a Weber Grill Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:27:54 +0000

Weber – Photo: Flickr:hepp

By Rebekah Sanders

While Weber is most known for their line of charcoal grills, they also make a large variety of high-quality gas grills that are popular with consumers. If your grill isn’t heating up all the way or you have uneven heat, the burners are most likely the problem. Here’s a walkthrough to help you confirm that the burners do need replacement as well as how to do it.

Do the burners need to be replaced?

The first step is to make sure your burners are in fact beyond repair. Start by making sure the propane tank has enough fuel then look for leaks in the fuel hose by using a solution of water and dishwashing liquid. If you see bubbles in the solution, there’s a leak in the line. In this case you’ll need to order some affordable replacement grill parts to fix the leak. Next, try lighting the burners to high for 10 minutes. Check the spider screens for any blocks that may prevent propane from reaching the burner itself.

You can also try resetting the excess flow safety device. To do this, turn all burners off and turn off the valve on the propane cylinder. Disconnect the regulator valve, turn all burners to high and wait one minute. Now, turn the burners off again and reconnect the regulator valve. Turn the valve on the tank back on and test the burners.

If these steps didn’t work you’ll need to replace the burners of your grill. Here’s how to do it.

How to Replace Weber Grill Burners

1. Get the right Weber grill parts. You’ll need your model number to make sure you order the right burners. You can either order grill parts online to save money or see if your local hardware store has them in stock.

2. Now, turn off the valve on the propane tank and disconnect the cylinder, removing it from the tank, as well as the cooking grates and flavorizer bars.

3. Remove the control panel by taking out the screws holding it in place.

4. Loosen the burners by turning the nut underneath with a pair of pliers.

5. Pull the burner up at an angle to remove the burner along with the tube assembly.

6. Insert new burners in the same position and make sure the burner tubes fit inside the venturi tubes behind the control panel. The burner tubes don’t actually attach to the venturi tubes but should be at least 1/2″ inside so they don’t become disconnected if the grill is bumped.

7. Reattach the locking nut under the grill to secure the burners in place.

8. Reattach the control panel and put the cooking grate, flavorizer bars and propane tank back in place.

9. Reattach the propane gas regulator to the valve and turn it back on.

That’s all it takes to replace the burners on your Weber grill. While Weber grill parts are made well, all burners eventually wear out and need replacing. Make sure you order the right parts and you’ll find it’s easy to do the work yourself and save money without buying a brand-new grill.

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Grill Gas Check Tip Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:06:00 +0000

It’s happened to a lot of cookers… GAS issues! Not what you may be thinking but it could also happen to you! You’re in the homestretch of a day of prepping for the cookout. Chicken’s on… and the gas on the… grill is… slowly… dying.
Running out of propane is easy to do because it’s so hard to see through metal! (Although I have seen some transparent plastic tanks recently that look great.) Most of us don’t have a gas gauge either.
Here’s one tip for your next cook out:
You can estimate how much gas you have left in your propane tank by heating up some water to a boil (you can do this in the microwave or ins

ide). Make sure you have enough hot water to gently heat the SIDE of the propane tank in question. Tilting the tank on a bit of an angle, pour the hot water up and down the entire side of the tank from bottom to top.  Not too hot on the water (nothing that could get dangerous) just warm enough so you can tell a difference.
The level of liquid propane inside can be determined by feeling the new temperature of the tank with your hand. Where your hot water has succeeded in heating the tank is where it’s empty. Where the tank is noticeably cooler is where you have some remaining liquid propane.
If there is no noticeable difference you’re probably all out.
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BBQ Wok How To – Make a Plow Disk Wok Discada Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:53:46 +0000

We sent GrateTV over to our friendly neighborhood grill builder to figure out how to make a BBQ Wok out of a plow disk (or harrow disk). This is sometimes also called a “cowboy wok.” Watch and see how John Haney of Alveron BBQ co. does it up – watch DISCADA SHOW HERE

Click to watch it being built!

Click to watch it being built!

BBQ Wok, Perfect Ideas for Outdoor Cooking
By []Dhiraj R Bandurkar

A barbecue wok is a traditional very unique and versatile cooking tool which is used for varied food cooking applications like stir-frying, steaming, braising, stewing and even deep frying. This interesting food cooking instrument is the most important piece of cookware to the Chinese and is extensively used throughout Asia and all over the world. A BBQ Wok is a typical bowl-shaped utensil that evenly spreads the heat all over and makes less consumption of oil offering tasty cooked BBQ recipes which are good for health. A barbecue large wok guarantees that the food is tossed back inside and not on the stove during stir-frying.

Round bottom wok was few classic designs for BBQ but now there are a wide variety of woks for sale made available for everyone to buy and enjoy the best home cooked barbecued recipes. These traditional Chinese cooking utensils for BBQ are obtainable in many materials, shapes and sizes in the market. Stainless steel wok is a common wok material used in many houses and commercial facilities like restaurants and pantries. This is not expensive and light weight; it easily and quickly conducts heat. Carbon steel wok is also one wok material which is the best and the most rugged BBQ wok. One of the most used one is the hand hammered wok which is the strongest woks as it is hand treated and manually processed. Many people use flat bottom wok since these are easier to use on flat stovetops.

A wok is one of the most popular BBQ accessories which make barbecue cooking easy and fun. With a BBQ wok it’s very convenient to cook up some light and tasty vegetables on your barbecue and eat healthy. Non stick wok is generally used to cook small and delicate foods on the grill. It is the best option of light cooking and one can cook BBQ king prawns, grilled fish, delicious vegetables and more on your barbecue. There are some great features of the non-stick ones, firstly it is non-stick, easy to handle, stop food falling through grate, cooks seafood, fish & vegetables perfectly, places on top of your existing grate and dishwasher safe.

Another commonly used BBQ woks are the cast metal wok with holes. It’s great for barbecuing vegetables, fish, and/or small pieces of meat. Professional wok is made especially for the master chefs who chance the perception of barbecue cooking. These types are well in reach with the home kitchens and are well known as commercial wok, which makes barbecue cooking time saving and easy. There has also been modernization in BBQ woks like the electric wok makes barbecuing easier and faster. These electric ones are non-stick BBQ equipments and are also very easy to maintain which comes with temperature control feature. This BBQ wok type has a heat resistant base and handles. This particular type will not tend to burn the oil or make your kitchen all smoky.

BBQ Woke provides some of the most perfect and exotic cooking results. Wok cooking utensils and different types of BBQ woks offer easy and nutritious cooking experience with great satisfaction and without the worry of spilling food particles over the stovetop.

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Hot Pack Replacement Sun, 20 Dec 2015 22:52:01 +0000

hot-pacIf you are looking for a Hot Pack replacement for your casserole carrier or any insulated food carrier the Vesture hot pack replacement is a great choice.  Here’s a link the the one in the video (on Amazon) Vesture 110.90.09640 Large Element – 40 oz. 8 Inch x 12 Inch Microcore Pacs .  As I mentioned it kept the contents hot for over three hours and was still almost too warm to hold in my bare hands.

There are definitely a few uses in the BBQ world.  Just heat in a microwave for three minutes and you are good to go for a long time.  Maybe a trick for the competition team too,

Amazon Description: Easily heated in your microwave or cooled in your refrigerator or freezer Safer than gel; filled with non-toxic liquid Distributes the heat or cold evenly Extremely durable FDA-approved flexible outer film can withstand over one ton of pressure! Can be placed in any type of container for continued heating or cooling One-Year Limited Warranty

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