Building Deck & DIY Platform for a Grill
BBQ Basics: Techniques You Need to Know

Grilling Tips

Weber charcoal grills and gas barbecues give you great grilled results every time because they are designed to give you ultimate control of your grilling temperature and cooking method. Here we explain the secret to great grilling.

Grilling Tips
Direct Method

The Direct Method is similar to broiling. Food is cooked directly over the heat source. For even cooking, food should be turned once halfway through the grilling time. Use the Direct method for foods that take less than 25 minutes to cook: like steaks, chops, kabobs, sausages and vegetables. Direct cooking is also necessary to sear meats. Searing creates that wonderful crisp, caramelized texture where the food hits the grate. It also adds nice grill marks and flavour to the entire food surface. Steaks, chops, chicken pieces, and larger cuts of meat all benefit from searing.

Grilling Tips
Indirect Method

The Indirect Method is similar to roasting, but with the added benefits of that grilled texture, flavour, and appearance you can't get from an oven. Heat rises, reflects off the lid and inside surfaces of the grill, and slowly cooks the food evenly on all sides. The circulating heat works much like a convection oven, so there's no need to turn the food. Use the Indirect Method for foods that require 25 minutes or more of grilling time or for foods that are so delicate that direct exposure to the heat source would dry them out or scorch them.

Grilling safety requires placing your grill on a flat, level surface that remains free of combustible materials that could catch fire should you experience grill flare-ups or your fire produces sparks.
Building a simple deck for your grill can provide a safe location to cook outdoors without worry. Choose from several different decking materials to build a deck that fits your style and level of building experience.
Regardless of which simple deck style you choose to use for your grill, you must prepare the ground beneath the area. You may need to level the surface if you intend to install the deck on the ground rather than install a raised deck.
You can find a variety of snap together decking tiles to use when building a simple grilling deck. These tiles are made from different hardwood and composite materials, such as teak, eucalyptus, recycled woods and recycled plastics.

Expedite the cooking process at your next outdoor cookout by equipping your grill with this barbecue rotisserie. Designed to fit medium to large sized gas grills, it sports a stainless steel construction and features four ample trays ideal for meats or veggies.

Turn your backyard into the best rib joint in town with the barbecue rib rack. This ingenious rack makes it remarkably simple to grill a tasty, succulent rack of ribs so finger licking good you’ll wonder why your grill didn’t come with one of these bad boys in the first place.

Keep the grill looking like new by unleashing the barbecue grill cleaning robot after every use. This pint-size little robot boasts three powerful electric motors in addition to smart computer technology to ensure the entire surface gets evenly cleaned.

With the balcony barbecue grill, you’ll be able to enjoy good old-fashioned BBQ even if you don’t have a home with a sprawling yard. It attaches to the railing of the balcony to allow for cooking in cramped spaces without sacrificing any of the delicious flame-broiled taste.

Upgrade your grilling game with the steampunk train barbecue grill. It beautifully merges your love of steampunk and flame-cooked meats into an imposing package that let’s everyone know you are the unquestioned grill master of the block.

Put Batman’s loaded belt to shame when you show up with the barbecue toolbelt around your waist. This awesome belt includes specially designed pockets for every tool in your bbq kit, including your phone and two frosty beers to make cooking more enjoyable.

Heat up your charcoal grill to cooking temperatures in mere minutes with the intense heat produced by the barbecue fire starter. The fire starter creates a meat-searing inferno that is ideal for easily cooking any meal to perfection or starting up a campfire.

Set up an impromptu dining room virtually anywhere using the barbecue dining table. This sturdy table sets up around the specialized grill set – sold separately – to provide you and your friends with a sturdy surface you can use to eat or prepare meals on.

Take a new approach to outdoor cooking by gathering everyone around the 8-seater barbecue table. This gorgeous wood table comes with a built-in gas grill that runs along the center, so that every guest can have easy access to the hot food.