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.
When thinking through your deck designs it  may be necessary in some circumstances to want to screen a high up deck area if your house is on a raised foundation. If you have built a wrap-around deck or have planned into your Deck Designs a high up deck then it is often traditional to put lattice down […]

After finishing up your deck design plans and assembling the necessary apparatus and supplies, step one of construction will begin, which is preparing the site. This step is essential if you’ll be constructing the deck over an area that is currently grass-covered. Once you get to know how large a rectangle you want that the […]

Over the last few years wooden decks have become more and more popular and are now considered to be an almost essential addition to every residential home with minimum safeguarding and thanks to proper timber treatments and care provide decades of use. The key point above is the statement – with proper treatment and care! […]

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Knowing when your deck needs to be repaired is a critical aspect of home upkeep. After the wear and tear of the winter, spring and fall your deck may be noticeably in need of attention. Having to withstand the elements throughout the year can leave homeowners with big decisions to make once the summertime comes […]

Looking for a professional deck restoration in Colorado Springs can be a challenge. Luckily, a contractor capable of handling the job isn’t that far away. By taking note of a few important aspects, you’ll easily be able to tell whether or not you should give a company your business. Remember, when looking for a contractor […]

Deck post installation is one of the most important aspects of the deck building process. Installing deck posts the right way will lead to your deck remaining sturdy and reliable for the foreseeable future. There are several steps can help lead to your deck posts being constructed free of mistakes. If you’re not sure about […]

An outdoor deck that connects your home to the outdoors is a pivotal benefit of your home. Nothing makes summer evenings more complete than spending time on your deck with close friends and family. This is what makes providing upkeep for your deck such a top priority. Any homeowner with a deck knows what a […]

Although it’s warm outside now, homeowners have to stay on their toes and think multiple steps ahead. There are multiple steps homeowners can take to help make sure their decks are prepared for a brutal winter down the line. Homeowners shouldn’t wait until snow starts to fall to start thinking about deck restoration. If you’re […]

The value of not making easily avoidable mistakes when building your deck can’t be overstated. Taking the extra time and effort to avoid the most common types of deck building mistakes will serve your deck building efforts profoundly. The most common types of deck building errors include mismeasurement and a lack of understanding of instructions. […]

Plywood is one of the most frequently used materials in both commercial and residential areas. Plywood is known for serving as an alternative to individual boards. This type of decking consists of thin sheets of wood that are glued together for the purpose of creating a thicker sheet. The plywood decking gets placed above the […]