Telltale Signs That You’re Becoming a Barbecue Dad

A sunny day as the perfect day to get some meat on the grill and just spend some quality time with your family outdoors. In the same manner, having a barbecue party while watching the game of the season with your friends is also a good way to relax and enjoy.

When you tend to always find a good reason to grill, then this is the first sign that you are beginning to develop a keen interest in grilling. Aside from this though, below are some other telltale signs that you are becoming a barbecue dad.

You Want to Grill Almost Any Food Possible

Yes! You are becoming a barbecue dad when you want to grill any type of food that you can find, from meat to seafood to vegetables. Name it and without a doubt, you will consider putting it over the coal. If in the past, all you care about is knowing how to properly grill some burgers and hotdogs, now you tend to lean towards steaks, kebabs, or anything more challenging to cook perfectly over the grill.

You explore choices like honey sriracha steak strips, peppered mackerel, Korean-style chicken, and perfectly charred veggies. You might even be exploring getting a perfectly roasted duck out of your grill.

You are Equipped with the Right Tools

Another sign that you are becoming a barbecue dad is when you are slowly getting the right equipment you need to cook the dishes you have in mind over the grill. You have a firm belief that the kind of grill you use has a significant impact on how your barbecued food turns out to be.

Well, a custom grill can indeed help you achieve how you want your food to turn out, but it is actually more important to ensure that your grill is clean and sanitized, no matter the type.

When you have a perfectly hygienic grill, not only will your food come out delectable, but you also avoid posing a health risk, such as food poisoning, to anyone who will get to taste your dish. Therefore, make sure that you exert an extra effort on grill maintenance regardless of the brand of your grill. While the right grill cleaning equipment may go a long way, you still have other grill cleaning options.

For instance, you can burn it, soak it, or even use a vacuum to clean your grill. Of course, you also have the option of scrubbing everything, washing the parts of your grill, or wiping any portion that proves to be difficult to wash.

  • Use heat. To ensure that your grill is free from bacteria, fire it up and let it come to full temperature. Run the fire for about half an hour because, during this time frame, any stuck-on food or grease will eventually come off. After this, use a wire brush dipped in warm and soapy water to scrub off the grates.
  • Soak it up. You can also remove all the grates and soak them up into a bucket of warm and soapy water for half an hour. Just make sure to remove anything that you can easily take off first such as knobs or grease trays. It is much easier to clean your grill once it is stripped down.
  • Try a vacuum. Finally, you can also clean your grill using a vacuum but first, you need to take out the grill bars and flavors. This will expose the inside of the firebox, which can be cleaned using either a wet or dry vacuum.

You Prepare Meticulously

When you tend to ensure that the coals and heat are ready in time for your family to have a meal together, then you sure are becoming a barbecue dad. Aside from this, if you see yourself taking the extra time to marinate the meat overnight or you time all the food perfectly, then for sure you are beginning to be a legit barbecue dad. Or course you do know all the “barbecue rules” too!

To sum it up, you know you are definitely becoming a barbecue dad when you try to find a reason to cook any food possible on the grill, or even relate any question that your kid may have to barbecue.

But on a more serious note, you can tell that you love cooking on the grill when you start getting the right equipment for it and meticulously prepare before cooking. Of course, when you know all the barbecue do’s and don’ts, then you know that you are on your way to becoming a legit barbecue dad.