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You have always wanted to be a Pitmaster with your grilling and smoking but never had the grill to get started with. In this review of the Royal Gourmet 30 inch charcoal grill; I will show you how to become the new Pitmaster in your neighborhood. As always, I will give you a thorough review of this grill/smoker.
Having the option of using the Royal Gourmet Grill as a grill or as a smoker is best decided by what you are grilling. This grill is a wonderful piece of equipment for becoming a grill master for family and friends; it is easy to learn to grill on and have fun with. Grilling is not only for great food, but to have fun and show off your skills, as well as connecting with family and friends.
Having the option of using the Royal Gourmet Grill as a grill or as a smoker will be determined by what you are grilling. This grill is a wonderful piece of equipment for becoming a grill master or Pitmaster for family and friends is easy to learn on and have fun with. Grilling is not only for great food but to have fun and show off your skills.
When you first begin to grill, you will have a great number of questions that need to be answered. Those people who began grilling at an early age, often have the advantage over people who are just starting to grill. As your experience grilling increases, the easier it is to put your knowledge to use. I will supply the basics for you to learn so you can gain experience. You will develop your own style for grilling and add the flavors you prefer in a short period of time.
Find Your Style and Flavor
As you find your own style and flavor; it may take some time until you have gained enough experience and knowledge. Asking questions of your friends and family may be difficult(for some) in the beginning but, as time goes on it will become easier to ask for advice. In the same way you learned in school, the more questions the better you will become and have better the results. Experienced grillers love to talk about how they have managed to become so well known for their grilling prowess; you can brag like that after you get some experience!
Experimenting with different seasonings and herbs can make your flavors, when grilling, much more exciting; especially when you find the one that says it is you. As you learn more about herbs and spices, include them in your grilling to create new and exciting flavors.
Specifications Of The Royal Gourmet CC1830SC Grill
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Setting Up Your New Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill
As you are unboxing your grill, you may ask “will I be able to do this without help”. It may seem as if paying someone to assemble your grill for you would be best; but, I can assure you that you can do this by yourself.
Royal Gourmet gives you detailed instructions for assembling your grill/smoker in the box the grill comes in. It is not difficult at all to assemble the grill and firebox; open the package containing the instructions, make sure that all of the parts you are there.
Once you have verified all the parts are there then, start the assembly process. Take your time so that you will get the maximum out of your new grill. Your instructions may say that it will take up to 50 minutes to put together; following the instructions makes it easy to assemble.
Once, you know all the parts are there just follow the steps one after the other. You may be tempted at times to skip a step DON’T DO IT!! The steps are there for you to be successful at assembling this grill with ease and to help reduce heat and smoke loss. The following video shows how easy it is.
The First Burn to Get You Ready to Grill
When you purchased your Royal Gourmet SC1830 Grill, you will want to “season” your new grill. “Seasoning” your grill means that you get it the charcoal hot enough to burn off any excess paint or others finishing products that you don’t want to get into your food. In other words, to have a clean grill. This also allows you to find where the smoke and heat leaks are(if there are any).
If you do find that you have smoke leaks; it is easy to seal using LavaLoc gasket seal. I recommend using LavaLoc gasket seal to seal any leaks. This gasket seal is easy to use and keeps the smoke and heat inside your grill. To apply, measure the side of the lid and cut to fit; you will need to do this for the front of the lid as well. As you assemble your grill; it is best to use the LavaLoc sealant around the firebox to eliminate any leaks before they have a chance to form. Basically, all you do is measure, cut, peel the back off and stick it on the grill.
Another reason to do the first burn besides looking for smoke leaks is to burn off any excess paint, or other residue that would cause your food to have a bad flavor. You just spent good money for a grill, do all you can to have the best flavor on your first grilling experience.
This video shows how to “season” your grill for great flavor and increase the life of your grill.
Grilling For the First Time
You have already done your first burn on your new Royal Gourmet 30 inch Charcoal Grill; now it is time to grill. The excitement is almost overpowering, you have looked forward to this day with anticipation and your heart is racing with excitement. You have done your shopping for your first grilling event and can barely contain your excitement, and now your grill is waiting for your touch!
Once you decide what to grill, make sure that everything is already prepared and ready to go on the grill. 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 flavor and food safety. This allows you to determine if the food is ready to come off the grill. If not, let it stay a bit longer for it to finish cooking. Your food will continue to cook for a few minutes after pulling it off the grill.
For my first grilling experience; I decided to go with something safe. Grilled chicken was my first choice; 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.
Units Of Measure
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.
Marinades Brings Out The Flavor
This marinade gives you great flavor, I normally allow my chicken to marinade 3-4 hours before grilling. You can also allow your chicken to marinade overnight; however, it is not required.
Marinades can be tricky, some items like shrimp or fish if left in a marinade for more than 30 minutes can actually to cause them to become mushy. You will not have much success if you let them marinade too long.
Some people believe that the longer you marinade something the better; however, when you over-marinate something it to breaks down the muscle tissue. This can lead to your meat being mushy may cause you to lose that particular piece. If you are unsure of your marinade then, check with someone who is a grill master before using a marinade.
While you waiting for the grill to get to hot, have a glass of iced tea; however, if you desire something with more kick there is nothing wrong with that. We all have our personal preferences and tastes for what we feel is a refreshing beverage.
Cleanup After Your Grilling Event
These are a few things I have learned along the way to make my cleanup easier and faster; before I grill, I make sure to have a garbage can close by. If you are grilling under a canopy; attach a clothes hanger to the side of the canopy with a garbage bag on the hanger, this allows you to keep your area clean. You will be able to throw your waste in the bag making cleanup a breeze and dispose of the bag when you finish grilling.
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. In this manner, whenever,you need a paper towel it is within reach. This is a unique way of having a paper towel close by if you need one.
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 your grill, the more you will want to use it. Finding new ways to use your grill only adds to your excitement and you will expand your flavor profile. There will certainly be exciting times ahead with your grilling.
You have tables to use on the front of your grill and on one side for holding your platters while you put your food on the grill. These tables come in handy for putting some of your tools on.
Learning To Grill Vegetables And Fruits
You will find there are recipes for grilling vegetables and fruits for additional flavor to go with your main grilled items. Grilled vegetables are well worth the time to learn to grill. It makes for a better overall experience for you and your family. One of my favorite recipe books is Green Fire by Francis Mallmann; this book, gives you great information on the best way to grill fruits and vegetables.
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 becomes a family favorite.
Grilled fruits have a way of making your grilling even better! Once, you learn to grill fruits, people who are diabetic may be able to eat some of them if it is on their list. Learning to grill fruit comes with time and experience but the payoff is tremendous. The different types of tastes and textures from grilled fruit is exceptional; for example, grilled pineapple is great on smoked ham.
This Is The Grill For You
This is your opportunity for purchasing a new grill to on your journey to become a Pit Master. You will find with this grill that while it is not hard on the budget it is very easy to use. You will find it to be the perfect grill for beginners it is always the right season for grilling.
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. Grilling is the oldest form of cooking known to humanity and is still the dominant form of cooking in many areas of the world.
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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