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You have always wanted to be a Pitmaster with your grilling and smoking. In this review of the Royal Gourmet 30 in charcoal grill you can become the new Pitmaster in your neighborhood. I will give you a thorough analysis of this grill/smoker.
There are a number of ways this grill can be used. It can be used as a grill or a smoker. I will give you information and tips on how to do both. Using this grill is quite easy and can be fun. Let’s get started on how to use this wonderful piece of equipment to become a Pitmaster for family and friends.
I found when first starting out that there were so many questions to be answered but I had no one that could answer my questions. Most people who get into grilling have been around it since an early age. These individuals may have seen what it takes to get started. There is so much information to learn when you first start that you don’t know where to look. I will try to supply the basics for you. You will develop your own style and flavors you prefer after a short period of time.
Finding your own style and flavor takes some time. Ask questions of your friends and family at the beginning but don’t be afraid to ask questions. The more questions you ask the better you will do.
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Setting Up Your New Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill
When you first get your box with your grill in it, you say to yourself that I don’t know if I can do this. You wonder if maybe it would be better to pay someone to assemble your new grill for you. I can assure you that you can do this by yourself.
Royal Gourmet gives you the instructions for putting your grill/smoker together. It is not difficult at all. Open your package that has your instructions in it and make sure that all of the parts you need are there. Your instructions may say that it will take up to 50 minutes to put together. It never took me this long and I am clumsy when it comes to following directions.
Once, you know all the parts are there just follow the steps one after the other. You will be tempted at times to skip a step DON’T DO IT. The steps are setup for anyone to be successful at putting this grill together. The following video shows how easy it is.
The First Burn to Get You Ready to Grill
Whenever you purchase a new grill, one of the first things you want to do after assembling it is to “season” your new grill. What this means is get it ready to grill by burning off any excess paint or others finishing products that you don’t want to get into your food.
By seasoning your new grill and burning off the excess, you are doing yourself and your grill a great favor. Your food will taste much better and your grill will last longer. This video shows how to “season” your grill.
Grilling For the First Time
You have gotten your first burn done on your new Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill and are excited about your first grilling experience. You are trying to decide whether to grill or smoke first.
Once you decide what to grill make sure that everything that needs to be done is already prepared. You have your tongs, fork, heat resistant gloves and thermometer for checking the temperature of your meat.
Checking the temperature before you pull the meat off the grill is extremely important for food safety. Undercooked food may not have killed all the bacteria that could cause you to have problems.
For my first grilling experience, I decided to go with something safe. I grilled chicken and this is the recipe that I used. I found this marinade to be quite tasty and the chicken was so tender and moist. It seemed to melt in my mouth.
4-8 oz=70-140 ml
2-4 oz = 60 – 120 ml
1/2 tsp – 2 Tbl
1/2 tsp – 2 Tbl
Wine, Citrus, Vinegar, Yogurt or Buttermilk
herbs and spices
A good rule of thumb is 4 ounces of marinade per pound of meat.
This is a quick easy marinade to use with awesome flavor. I recommend making the marinade up 2-3 hours before your grill. This gives the marinade an opportunity to enhance the flavor profile of your chicken.
While you are waiting for the grill to get to the right temperature, have a glass of iced tea. I no longer drink any alcohol but since this is your grilling event if you want something else then do so.
Cleanup After Your Grilling Event
These are a few things I have learned along the way to make my cleanup easier and faster. One thing that I do is either have a garbage container close to the area that I am grilling in or to take a clothes hanger and attach it to the side of the canopy. This makes cleanup a breeze.
You can also use a clothes hanger for a paper towel dispenser. Just attach the hook on the the leg of the canopy and have the arms fit inside the paper towel roll for convenience.
Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill
Now you have some ideas about how easy the Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill is to use. You will find that the more you use it the more you will want to use it. Finding new ways to use your grill will only add to your excitement.
You have tables to use in the front and on one side for holding your platters while you put your food on the grill. You will find there are recipes for grilling vegetables and fruits for additional flavor to go with your main grilled items.
Having grilled fruit as a dessert is a treat for many and gives an added surprise to your guests that have never had grilled fruit. It may be one dessert that diabetics can have.
This is your opportunity for purchasing a new grill to begin your journey to become a Pit Master. You will find with this grill that while it is not hard on the budget it is easy to use. You will find it to be the perfect grill for beginning that process.
For additional savings you could buy some additional items for your grill. You will need a charcoal chimney as well.
I hope I have answered some of your questions and given you some ideas on how wonderful grilling can be.
You can be a Pit Master as well. It takes good equipment and time to earn the title of Pit Master but you can make that title your own.
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