The Difference Between BBQ and Grilling

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Do you know that BBQ and Grilling are different? This article will show you the differences of them.


What Is Barbecuing?

Barbecuing is the process of cooking meat slowly and evenly on a grill or in a smoker. The meat — usually big, bone-in cuts like ribs, pork shoulder, pork butt, or brisket — is cooked for at least a few hours, if not all day, over indirect heat (away from the flame) until very tender and falling off the bone.


What Is Grilling?

Grilling is what you’re probably doing on your grill more often: rapidly cooking food over direct heat at high temperatures. Grilling, in contrast to barbecuing, is hot and easy, giving food a quick sear. You’re grilling whether you’re cooking seafood, beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, pork chops, or boneless chicken breasts. Grilling vegetables and fruits is also common. Grilling at home is most often performed on a gas or charcoal grill.

The Characteristics of Barbecue

Cooking time – Long, low and slow. From four to twenty-four hours
Cooking temperature – Low temperatures, about 225°F (107°C)
Cuts of Meat – Large, tough, fatty meats full of connective tissues such as ribs, shoulder, butts, and brisket
Smoke – The key ingredient is smoke from aromatic wood like hickory or mesquite

The Characteristics of Grilling

Cooking time – Short, hot and fast. Five to fifteen minutes
Cooking temperature – High termperatures, 500°F (260°C) or greater
Cuts of Meat – Thin or ground cuts such as steak, burgers or chicken breast
No Smoke – The meat is not on the grill long enough for smoke to impart much flavor.

Hopefully, you now understand the differences between BBQ and grilling, as well as why you need to know both methods if you want to cook some cut of meat.

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