Follow These Tips for Aspiring Pitmasters to Make Your Next Barbecue a Success

The kids are going back to school, the temperature is starting to drop, and football season is finally here; it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill, smoker, or barbecue pit. Whether you’re a first-time grill owner or a seasoned meat-smoker, cooking over a fire is serious business and certain precautions should be taken to ensure your next barbecue doesn’t burn the house down.  Here are some barbecuing tips for aspiring pitmasters.


Don’t Leave Your Grill Unaccompanied

 Even though smoking meats can take hours, it’s important to keep an eye on your grill or smoker at all times. Use this as an excuse to invite some friends over and take turns watching the grill.


Keep It Level

 Make sure your grill or smoker is set on level ground. The last thing you want is your grill toppling over or burning wood tumbling out of your firebox. Nothing ruins a slow-smoked brisket like a lawn fire.


Put a Sheet of Metal under Your Grill

 Do yourself a favor a put a thin sheet of metal under your grill. Rain, rust, and of course excessive heat can create conditions that lead to the bottom of your grill falling out. This simple step could save the brand-new deck or balcony.


No Flip-Flops!

 This is a lesson you don’t want to learn the hard way. Even on those hot Texas afternoons, keep your feet covered while attending to your grill or smoker.


At Hanner Chevrolet, we love offering the highest quality vehicles at a great value more than anything else…but slowly smoking and grilling meats at home is a close runner-up. Follow our easy steps and you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert pitmaster in no time.

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