What is Simple-BBQ.com?
Simple-BBQ.com is a "how to" BBQ web site designed to help give the first timer or novice barbebcue chef the confidence to try BBQ, and more detail for those with experience. Many people think of BBQ as burnt food that is frozen in the middle but it doesn't have to be that way. Simple BBQ is a web site full of information on how to BBQ; techniques that can help you produce some of the best BBQ food you have eaten and yes, it will be cooked entirely on a barbecue.
The pages here will give you as much guidance as you need, but for the best results read through the whole thing, don't just dive in looking for the secret of how to BBQ. Great BBQ is the result of a few simple key steps. BBQ is rewarding and when you have it figured out and you too will want to become evangelical, or at least I hope so, about what BBQ should be and how it can be simply achieved.
The most common barbecue question?
I've been asked "How do I light a barbecue" so many times. That's great news because I know that someone wants to give barbecue a go. Result! There are a couple of ways to light a barbecue and I have created a page with videos to show you how to light a barbecue.
Other barbecue questions
A well known celebrity chef loves barbecue but always recommends you cook your food in the oven and finish it on a barbecue. This is a myth and not true BBQ. Find out why and answer other common BBQ questions with the BBQ Frequently Asked Questions BBQ FAQ.
Simple BBQ 1, 2, 3
Simple BBQ has comprehensive advice, the how to BBQ guide if you wish, which will take you through all that you need to know to achieve great barbecue. And of course keeping it simple.
Simple BBQ 1, 2, 3 is a section of the website aimed at first timers, giving simple how to guidance to barbecue some crowd pleasers. Practice these first before inviting your friends and family over. Try them out moving on as you feel that you are learning and understanding more. This is a great place to start. When you've done these a few times ask a couple of close friends or neighbours to join you, don't be tempted to ask everyone you know straight away. The philosophy for this website it Simple BBQ. The techniques learnt here will let you BBQ anything you want.
Barbecuing isn't hard, and by breaking down the process in to a number of simple steps you can enjoy it too. Thanks for visiting the site and I trust that you find the information here useful.
Low and Slow
I wanted to share with you a product I have helped develop for 22.5" barbecues. That includes Weber and other charcoal kettles. It's called a Barbecue Stacker and it increases the cooking space in your barbecue. This means you can grill more food, fit a beer can chicken (the lid on a standard kettle isn't high enough, which is a shame as it is so tasty you just have to try it) and also converts your kettle barbecue into a smoker.
The ribs I cooked for 5 hours just pulled from the bone and a piece of belly pork went stringy, like pulled pork.
Here is the link to find out more about the Barbecue Stacker.
Love for Jerk
Following a wonderful break in Antigua to warm the bones, sail and eat jerk, my enthusiasm for jerk has been renewed. Meeting with the wonderful Mary and her fantastic team at the Outhouse within the Grand Pineapple resort, we feasted on jerk chicken and ribs daily. This finger licking, face covering food of gods is something that I am eager to share more. I'm still working on this so bear with me while I tinker with the method. This is Simple BBQ and I want to make sure that the "How-to" is absolutely right!
Jasmin has an inspiring place to work!
Mary, full of energy and laughter, not to mention a few jerk secrets!