With BBQ season upon us, there's no better time to brush up those grilling skills.
Make sure you're armed with this arsenal of tips, from prep and equipment, to cooking and clean down, this is all you need to make sure your BBQ season goes with a bang.
Essential BBQ Equipment
BBQ Equipment and more
Arm yourself with some key BBQ equipment, from fire-cooking books, to fun and essential accessories. You'll soon be cooking on gas. Take a look.
If you're in the market for some new kit, look no further than an Everdure BBQ system with culinary experimentalist Heston Blumenthal at the helm.
Pit Boss Smoker
Harness those smokey slow-cooked flavours with your very own backyard pit-boss smoker.
Meat can get pretty dry when cooking, especially on the grill or BBQ, so using a meat marinade injector to infuse flavour and liquid from the inside will make for tastier more moist meat. With a marinade meat injector, you can place the marinade well inside the joint or roast, allowing the flavours to permeate throughout.
Cooking on Gas - all the essential recipes to turn you into a grill master this season
Why go out for Korean BBQ when you can have a go at home? Don't forget a bowl of ssamjang to slather onto your meat when it's got that sugar char. Watch how it's done ...
Check out eight videos exploring tips from top Michelin-starred chefs for how to barbecue, and just some straight up meat-meets-fire porn. This is barbecuing at its very best.
Get a taster with the very best in Basque barbecuing below:
Watch as Heston runs up some truly tasty-looking BBQ chicken wings, served with a tasty dip, pumping up the flavour at every turn.
Watch and learn from five Michelin-starred chefs cooking burgers, from a classic cheeseburger to an exquisite patty of braised short rib stuffed with foie gras.
Below you can see April Bloomfield in action perfecting the burger:
Have you mastered the might of the lobster, with juicy succulent meat off the grill? Check out these tips to make sure you're onto a winner.
Ok, so it's not all meat and fish. Grilled vegetables can also taste wonderful. Check out these two helpful infographics with tips on timing and prep for grilling favourites like corn husks.
How to make the Best BBQ Sauce
No barbecue would be complete without a signature BBQ sauce. Have a go at making your own with this flavoursome recipe below:
Manning the grill is about more than just playing with fire. Any experienced grill master knows that throwing a barbecue requires a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation. You'll want to arm yourself with the best marinades, rubs and sauces that will set your meat apart from the rest.
If you're in the market for crunchy-juicy burgers, you're going to want check out how to make smash and trash burgers this summer.
Get your Grill on
From making sure your cuts are up to room temperature before cooking, to thinking about wood types, KCBS Kansas City Barbeque Society, offer up their eight top tips for the best bbq. See how you measure up.
“Keep a small tub of clarified or drawn butter by your side. Baste it on everything that goes on the grill. And baste it often. Everything you make will taste sexy.” This and many other top tips you may never have thought of are supplied by some of the world's top chefs.
Think of your last BBQ: you've probably been very careful about timing and types of meat. How about your marinade? Not much, right? The trick for a good BBQ is actually in the marinade. Understand the science to find out why.
Smoked wings, ribs, brisket ... it's great to add an extra layer of smoky flavour and really take your summer cook outs to another level. Take a look at this infographic - a great all round guide to smoking various meat cuts and seafood, and a couple of tasty sides, including timings, smoking temperatures and, importantly, the finished meat temperature you should be aiming for.
If you love nothing more than an infographic, take your pick of this roundup of favourites. From how to cook the perfect steak, to all the cooking times for fish, red meat and poultry.
All that cooking over an open flame can be thirsty work. If you do want to elevate the gastronomical level of your grilling session, check out these graphics from the ever reliable Wine Folly, which show you how to pair wines with grilled meat, poultry and fish.
If the thought of cleaning down the grill puts a dampener on your fun with cooking on gas, you'll need to get into the habit of learning how to clean down easily. Here are six easy cleaning solutions, beer and lemon at the ready.