You enjoy a good grilling. There are days you sit at work not getting anything accomplished because all you can think about is the sizzling meat coming off your Twin Eagles BBQ grill. This only causes problems because co-workers give you funny looks as your eyes glaze over and drool drips from the corner of your mouth as you dream of the tantalizing foods you will be grilling when you get off work.
But there is one small problem, you live in the Midwest and it’s the middle of winter with cold temperatures and snow on the ground. Just how are you expected to grill? Well, there are no rules that state you can’t grill in the winter, you just have to use a little common sense and follow these tips.
For the best results, you will want to use a gas grill. You see, gas grills heat up quicker and are better in sustaining heat in cold weather than charcoal grills. But if you are really set on using your charcoal grill, you will have to wait a bit longer to eat.
If it is particularly windy on the day you want to grill, you need a way to box out the wind. That cold wind blowing through your grill sucks the heated air right out. With the heated air gone, it takes time to reach cooking temperature again and again. So your best bet is to place your grill next to a fence or wall to block the wind. If there is enough snow, you can build a snow wall to keep the wind at bay.
The lower temperatures that are expected in the winter means it will take longer for your grill to reach and maintain cooking temperature. On a day in the summer when it is 90 degrees, your grill needs to raise the temperature 260 degrees to reach 350. But on a wintry eve when it is 20 degrees outside, your grill needs to raise the temperature 330 degrees to reach 350. That is a fairly big obstacle to overcome.
Check back soon and we will give you more tips on grilling in the winter.