There are a number of things you need to smoke meat successfully. Then there are those tools that make it even more fun to BBQ. You need to have a few necessities, but it is also important to have a few things that add to your BBQing experience as well. Even if you feel like you are a pro at BBQing, there is always something new to learn, and there is always new tools for smoking meat that you can discover that will change the way you BBQ forever.
First on the list is a high-quality wireless meat thermometer. You are going to need a meat thermometer to ensure that your meats get cooked to perfection every time.
It also ensures that the food you grill will be safe to consume. It is much too risky and difficult to cook without one, and a digital thermometer is very easy to use.
You want to invest in a wireless thermometer because it allows you to keep the temperature of your smoker more even since you won’t have to check your meat every 30 minutes. You can simply program it to the temperature that you want and then when it’s done it will beep to let you know.
This is a must have since smoking will take a long time. It’s one of a kind for your collection of tools for smoking meat.
A wireless thermometer has many benefits:
•You can be freed up to do other things and not be stuck at the grill
•It will tell you if your meat is ready and safe to eat
•It is easy-to-use and program
When you BBQ, you handle a lot of hot stuff. From hot plates to the food itself, you will find that even when you are careful, it is difficult not to scald yourself from time to time.
A nice pair of heat-resistant BBQ gloves will help to prevent burns and you don’t have to search for that pair of tongs since you can use your nifty gloves to turn your burgers over.
They are very handy and will also show your guests that you mean business.
It is hard to keep a grill clean and can be the job that is less exciting than you would like it to be. But, it has to be done so you might as well make it easier on yourself.
The key to making cleanup a breeze is to have the right tool for the job. It is important to have a good, high-quality BBQ grill brush.
If it isn’t already, it should be a habit to clean the grill right after you have finished cooking and it has cooled down. If it isn’t, you need to make it a habit sooner than later.
This will help to prevent build-up that will not only damage your grill but will make cleaning it a very unpleasant experience. A good steel brush will take care of the gunk that got left behind and with minimal elbow grease.
A good steel brush will:
• Make cleanup a breeze
• Extend the life of your grill
A chimney fire starter will make it easy to get your BBQing going in much less time than if you didn’t use one.
It will only take about 10 minutes to get your charcoal nice and hot. You can get that nice charcoal flavor but without the lighter fluid aftertastes.
• Start your grill up with minimal time and with ease
• You won’t ruin your food with lighter fluid
You haven’t lived until you try a set of bear claws to shred and rip apart your meat. You can also lift and transfer food with them.
They make it easy to get perfectly shredded meat such as pulled pork or chicken, and you can use them to keep meat steady as you carve or cut. They are durable and washable and are a fun way to play with your food, yet they serve a valuable purpose.
They are also able to withstand very hot temperatures so they will not meat by a heat source. They are the perfect addition to your collection of tools for smoking meat.
• Easily shred and rip apart meat
• Bear claws are durable and washable
• Hold food steady and use them to transfer food
• They are able to withstand high temperatures s they won’t melt
Another handy gadget that will make your BBQing that much more enjoyable is a meat smoking guide. You can keep it right on the side of your grill as it is magnetic so that you can refer to important information any time you need to.
It includes complete list of smoking and meat temperatures and even has helpful suggestions for different meats an fish. It even comes with 25 recipes and video tutorials to give you some fresh ideas.
• Quickly and easily look up recipes and other important information without having to leave the grill
• Become an expert grill master with the handy tips and recipes on your magnet reference page
Another staple that you should add to your arsenal of tools for smoking meat is going to be a good reliable pair of BBQ tongs.
They should be longer than what you may find into the kitchen to give you some distance from your hot grill. They are strong and have a comfortable grip, as well.
A Himalayan salt plate is the way to add some salt to your array of BBQ foods. All you need to do is place your kebobs, meats, and the salt plate will do all the work.
It is also rich in other natural minerals so you will get a little extra benefit from using it. You can use it on the grill or even chill it to keep foods cold.
You can even use it in the kitchen when you are not using it for grilling.
• Salt your food conveniently and without having to add salt the regular way
• Add natural minerals to your foods
• Can be used on the grill
• Can be used to keep cold foods chilled
If you are grilling for a crowd, the issue of not having enough room for all of your BBQ items often comes up. A BBQ rib grill rack solves this problem and will make it much easier to grill multiple ribs at one time.
A rib rack will hold ribs upright and can hold many racks of ribs at one time. It also allows for all-around airflow, which helps to promote even cooking all the way through your ribs and consistently.
• Free up space by the grill
• Creates airflow for even cooking
• Allows for cooking multiple racks of ribs at one time
A propane tank gauge scale will take the guesswork out of how much you have left in your propane tank. You can use it to check exactly how much propane you have without having to guess.
It is accurate and will let you know when you need to refill it. It has an auto check indicator make sit easy to use, and it works with 15 lb as well as 20 lb tanks.
Use this in combination with the wireless thermometer, and you got yourself two perfect tools for smoking meat that you can monitor without letting the heat out.
• Always know exactly how much propane that you have
A vegetable grill basket is another tool that you never knew you needed. It will make grilling your veggies breeze since you can put the basket right onto the grill after your chop them up.
It will keep all of your smaller veggies such as onions, broccoli, and peppers from falling through the grill grates and you can easily seasons them since you can toss them on the basket to evenly coat them. Eating your veggies has never been so easy!
• Keeps veggies from falling into the grill
• Easy to season
If the last thing you want to do is get a hot fire going on an already hot summer day just to make s’mores, you don’t have to. You can still enjoy the tasty treat, and you don’t have to settle for microwave oven s’mores that don’t come close to being as good as the real deal.
With a s’mores basket you can grill a few s’mores at a time too so your guests don’t have to wait for their dessert.
• Make multiple desserts at one time
If you want to impress your friends and family with the perfect burger, you need to get them uniform. A hamburger patty maker will not only keep all of your burgers identical and bun-worthy, but it also makes shaping multiple patties easier than ever.
It’s silicone, so they will easily slide right out without sticking to the pan. You also won’t burn your hands since it’s the same stuff they use to make those handy oven mitts.
You can even make your patties in advance, and freeze them so you’re ready to go anytime the mood for grilling burgers strikes.
• Transfer foods easily
• Save your hands from getting burned
If you enjoy a delicious shish kebab to go with your delicious smoked delicacy, then you will love flexible grilling skewers. They make it easy to stack your favorite veggies, fruit, and meat such as mushrooms, pineapple, and mango without them falling off.
These handy skewers eliminates the hassle and frustration of trying to thread your favorites kebob items onto a more traditional skewers made of wood. They don’t break. They are reusable so you won’t run out of skewers ever again. And no more looking for them in your smoking meat tools collection.
You have lots of room to stack, and you can even coil them up and marinate your food easily in a ziplock bag. Flexible kebab skewers are a real game changer.
• Food won’t fall off of these skewers
• Marinating is easy
If you like to experiment with different flavors or like to try out new things you should try a charcoal sampler pack. Certain flavors of smoke go well with certain foods.
You can use wood chips in addition to or in place of charcoal to get a really nice smoked flavor in your seafood, poultry, and meats. This particular sampler pack includes Hickory and Mesquite blended with Cabernet Soaked wood chips and enhances the flavors of lamb and beef.
The Mesquite Applewood chips are soaked with Chardonnay and pairs well with poultry. The Mesquite, Chardonnay, and Alder wood chips will bring out the best flavors when used to cook seafood.
• Add a delicious smoked flavor to your grilled foods
Whether you have all the tools for smoking meat or just a few, your BBQing experience will be enhanced by the modern materials and technologies of the work that we live in today. Even if you already love BBQing with a passion, there’s always a way to make it more fun and enjoyable.
Using tools that make it easier to clean and cook your food makes it a more pleasant experience and to also save you time so that you can get back to what is most important-hanging out with your friends and family.
There’s no reason why you can’t have your burger and eat it too. Many of the gizmos and gadgets that you can get to make your grilling experience better are fairly inexpensive but they make all the difference. Why be a good cook when you can be a great one? Elevate your BBQing experience.