Get the most out of barbecue season

With the weather warming up and the sun staying out longer, it’s time to breakout your favourite apron and start thinking about those sweet, smoky, savory barbecue dishes.
While it’s important to take advantage of the summer weather and hit the grill running, it’s also just as important to be prepared and ensure you’re getting the most out of the season. If you want your summer months to be filled with nothing but delectable dishes, consider following these tips and tricks:

1. Spring cleaning. Whether you’re purchasing a new grill for the season or breaking out your old one, it’s important to clean your grilling equipment for safety and flavour. After all, there’s nothing worse than dealing with a potential fire caused by built up grease and debris, and you certainly don’t want any of that nasty stuff spoiling your delicious food.
Clean your grill ahead of your first cookout to ensure the food you’re dishing out is flavourful, not funky. And be sure to swap out your old wire bristle brush for a spatula so you don’t accidentally feed guests stray bristles.

2. Choose the right grill. A grill master is only as good as their equipment they use. Between gas, propane, charcoal and pellet grills, there’s no shortage of options, but too many choices can complicate things.
If you’re looking for an easy to use, versatile, quality grill capable of producing a wide variety of culinary masterpieces, you can’t go wrong with the Traeger Ironwood Series 885 Pellet Grill. Tried and tested to deliver delicious meals with minimal expertise and maximum flavour, smart app integration means you can monitor your food while getting other tasks done around the house at the same time.

3. Become one with the grill. Grill Masters know it’s important to know their grill like the back of their hand. Every grill is different, and you’ll have to explore barbecuing a few different foods to figure out the right temperatures and cook times for your favourite meals.

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