BBQ grill types & their pros & cons
When it comes to selecting a barbeque grill, it is important to learn about the different types of grills available today. Each type of BBQ grill has its own pros and cons and, therefore, care must be taken to select the one that best suits your style of cooking and desired outcome.
When shopping for a barbeque grill, you will find that there are actually six types to choose from:
Insulated and ceramic smokers
Offset smokers are easily the most popular type of BBQ grill in competitions today, but this doesn’t necessarily make them the right choice for you. While an offset smoker can be a very good barbeque grill in regard to heat distribution, the smaller and less expensive models can be difficult to use.
Kettle grills are the type of BBQ grill that require the use of charcoal. You will need a few tricks to make this type of grill cook like an offset smoker, but it is possible.
Vertical smokers, on the other hand, can be fueled by charcoal, propane, or even electricity --- and are fairly easy to use.
The insulated and ceramic smoker is a type of barbeque grill that is quite similar to the vertical smoker. The walls, however, are well insulated. As a result, this type of BBQ grill can stay heated with just one bag of charcoal for up to sixteen hours.
The propane barbeque grill wasn’t really meant for slow cooking, but it can be done by offsetting the meat and cooking at a low temperature. Even a pit made with fire bricks can make an excellent BBQ grill for slow cooking. It may not be the prettiest barbeque grill out there, but when you throw some barbeque brisket or other cuts on this type of grill, you can enjoy a tasty meal indeed!