Introduction to BBQ Smokers Grills
BBQ smokers includes any cooking apparatus which uses smoke to cook food at a specific temperature over an extended period of time. These types of cookers can reach exceedingly low temperatures as well as very high temperatures and make for an even, controlled environment, specifically used for making barbecued foods. BBQ smokers can be powered by a variety of fuel sources, such as electricity, propane, wood, charcoal or pellets. In addition to smoke, they can also employ heat to barbecue food, with the burning of wood creating the smoking effect. These types of grills includes small electric units as well as large smoker rigs. Made from materials including ceramic and steel, these smokers can have a variety of aesthetic looks, with various sizes, shapes, and functionalities available. Purchasable accessories include grill racks, baking stones, and grill feet. PatioLiving carries several smoker options from brands such as Primo Grills and Fire Magic, with options sure to appeal to the cooking needs of any barbecue enthusiast.
Benefits of BBQ Smokers Grills
BBQ smokers carry many distinct benefits, with options suited for various cooking styles and outdoor environments. While traditional smokers use only wood to barbecue food, modern models use a mix of heat and smoke, making for easier cooking and fewer burning materials needed in order to use your smoker. Once heated, smokers require very little maintenance and generally remain within 5 or 10 degrees of the desired temperature with minimal stirring or effort. These types of grills ensure even, consistent heating throughout the grill and across each rack surface. Many models are offered with warranties of up to 20 years. These types of grills can be purchased at different sizes, to fit with different size decks, patios, or commercial spaces.
Cooking with BBQ Smokers Grills
BBQ smokers can be used to cook a wide variety of foods, including steaks, chicken, turkey, fish, pizza, vegetables, and much more. Using these types of grills is a lengthy process, but many say the distinct taste created through the smoking process of a smoker bbq is well worth the effort. The length of time required to cook using a BBQ smoker should be considered when deciding what type of grill to buy or in scheduling your first few meals made with your smoker. Meat that is smoked, as opposed to grilled, has a unique flavor, often influenced by the type of wood used, and smoked meat is more tender than grilled meat. For most foods, the ideal smoking temperature falls within 10 degrees of 225 degrees Fahrenheit. BBQ smokers offer both a fun, and traditional outdoor cooking experience, and produce tender and complex flavors distinct to the smoker grill variety.
For more information about grills, read PatioLiving's Grills Buying Guide for information about grill types, power, features and safety.