Barbequing is a favorite among many food lovers from all over the world. Any part of the globe you may happen to be, there is definitely one kind of barbequed food that’s popular in the place.
Outdoor parties mostly equate to barbeques. So, if you like holding parties in your backyard, you would love to know more about grills or, on a large scale, barbeque pits.
Naturally, a barbeque pit is huge. Although since you can have yours custom-made, it can be in any size. The size will all depend on your requirements and your lifestyle. If you intend to use it for large outdoor parties every so often and you have enough space for it, you could have a pretty huge barbeque pit.
The size of the barbeque pit must be determined before you start any work of building your own or having it built for you by a professional. The rule of thumb is that, you must create a pit that is a foot larger in all directions than the size of meat you will cook in it.
Size is definitely a big consideration because drawing the plan would require proper measurements. A plan is very much needed so the builder would have some guidelines on doing the pit itself.
Aside from deciding on how big the barbeque pit will be, there is also the consideration of what kind of features you want yours to have. Usually, homemakers would like to have a unit with hooks where utensils can be hanged. Since a barbeque pit cannot be placed too near any side of the house, including the kitchen, you might want some utensils and gadgets to be pretty accessible so you save some time and effort going to-and-from.
How to Cook in a Pit?
Once barbeque pit has been constructed, you should put it into use. It is not easy construction and not really cheap so you have to make sure that you really have the need for it.
Digging a hole in the ground, filling it with fire, and dumping a large animal to cook in it is one of the oldest cooking methods. It is the earliest version of barbequing. The barbeque pit is mostly used in ancient times during Hawaiian Luau parties where large chunks of meat (most of the time it’s all about whole animals) that will not fit anywhere else is cooked. You can use it for large hogs, whole lambs, beef, or just about anything else. Basically, it is all about a proper size of pit with the right amount of burning hot coals, and a perfectly wrapped or flavored meat to cook.