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Barbecue Pit - Easy Way To Mouth Watering Food

Nov 26, 2007
Strictly and technically speaking, roasting and cooking food in barbecue pits are the most ancient form of cooking that is in vogue till date. The pits in which the cave men roasted their meat before devouring them can be easily considered to be the first, albeit crude, forerunners of todays barbecue pits. And though many developments have taken place over the ages, the basic technique still remains the same. It is easy and simple, making it an ideal choice for a night out with the family or friends.

Barbecue pits are mainly used by professionals at motels and restaurants, but that does not mean that laymen who are crazy about barbecues cannot use them. The first point you will have to decide upon preparing a barbecue pit in your own backyard pit, is to identify the location for the pit. Now the location of the barbecue pit is governed by several factors.

The first consideration that should come to your mind is that of safety. Hence the barbecue pit should be dug in a place where there is no inflammable material near the location of the barbecue pit.

The comfort of everyone should also be taken into account before deciding on the barbecue pit. For instance you might want your barbecue pit to be ideally located at the edge of your lawn. But in that case the wind might carry the resulting smoke from the barbecue, when it is used, into your neighbours place, thus causing annoyance to him or her. Placing it in the exact center of your backyard might be a good idea. It can then grab the attention from all corners of your house, making it the envy of all visitors.

After the location of the barbecue pit is decided upon, it is the time now to start shoveling or digging the chosen place. Now the size of the pit that is going to be dug for the barbecue will depend upon several factors.

To begin with the size of the pit will depend upon the amount of food that is to be prepared in the barbecue, which in turn depends upon the number of people present for the barbecue feast. If you want go by the normal or average size of a barbecue pit, then it is advisable that you dig a pit that is approximately five feet deep. The opening at the top depends upon the size of the grill, which is usually made from metal, which is going to be used.

After all this initial tasks have been accomplished, the final task before cooking is to line the barbecue. But for optimal results it is advisable to line the pit with oil and heat till the oil burns away. Within a time span of two hours, your barbecue pit will be ready to use. Then you can either line it with charcoal or wood, according to your wish.

Your pit will then be ready to deliver smoking hot and tasty food within no time at all. Happy grilling!
About the Author
Ex Hotel General Manager and culinary expert, Peter Finch, hosts a site dedicated to one of his favorite forms of cookery - barbecue. If you are looking for information on barbecues? or advice on barbecue recipes or barbecue pit , visit us now. BestBarbecues.co.uk is a goldmine for information on barbecues.
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