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This page honors the month of September. Enjoy reading as our directory gives you a varieties of articles just for celebrating September and the many holidays observed in September; such as Labor Day. May your whole month be filled with joyous occasions and happy memories.
The All American Barbecue & Grill - 
A True Labor Day Tradition  by Hudson M Eagar

No matter what your plans are for the long Labor Day weekend chances are that those plans will involve a backyard barbecue at some point. This unique method of cooking food is as much a Labor Day tradition as the parades and memorials paying tribute to the plight of the worker. In fact barbecues have become such a big part of Labor Day that many revellers would not dream of going through the entire weekend without throwing a steak or burger on the grill.
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The One True Barbecue

But all barbecues are not the same, and there are fierce arguments about just what constitutes the one true technique for grilling the perfect steak or best rack of baby back ribs. Some purists insist that only charcoal grills provide a true flavor of barbecue, while others prefer the convenience of a gas grill or the authentic taste of an old fashioned wood stove.

And for wood stove aficionados the choice of wood can be another bone of contention. While many barbecue chefs agree that real wood provides the best flavor and the truest barbecue experience, there is no consensus as to the type of wood that works best on the grill.

That is because different types of wood burn at different temperatures and that difference in temperature can affect how well the meat is cooked and how good the final product tastes. Many purists prefer to grill their steaks and ribs over pure hickory wood, sometimes adding a bit of maple, pecan, cherry or apple for flavor. Mesquite is always a popular choice for barbecue enthusiasts as well, especially for Labor Day picnics and backyard barbecues.

No matter what kind of wood is used, the key to a great barbecue is keeping the heat consistent throughout the entire grilling process. Many experienced barbecue chefs will get the grill at an extremely hot temperature - in excess of 550 degrees Fahrenheit - before putting the steaks, ribs, burgers or dogs on the grill. This high heat provides an immediate charring and helps to seal in the natural juices of the meat. This high heat also helps to seal in the flavors of the wood and helps to provide a superior taste. After this initial phase the heat can be turned down a bit but it is important to keep the heat consistent throughout the rest of the cooking process.

Cooking times will vary according to the type of meat and the tastes of the guests, but it is important to cook all grilled meats enough to kill any bacteria. Steaks can be safely cooked medium or medium rare, since bacteria tend to gather on the surface rather than the interior of the meat. Ground meats like hamburger should be cooked longer so that the interior is hot enough to kill any remaining bacteria. For this reason a quality meat thermometer should be part of any barbecue chef's grilling kit.

Char grilling on Labor Day

While wood is closely associated with barbecues and 
grilling, charcoal has its enthusiasts as well. Charcoal 
grills are always popular, and they have many distinct 
advantages Among those advantages are ease of use, 
lower cost and the fact that many national and state 
parks have built in charcoal pits that guests can use. 
That makes it easy for families enjoying the long Labor 
Day weekend to grab a bag of charcoal briquettes and 
some lighter fluid and head into the wilderness for some 
holiday fun.

Charcoal grills can provide an excellent taste not only for 
burgers and hot dogs but for serious meals like thick juicy 
steaks and baby back ribs, It can take awhile for charcoal 
grills to heat up, but once they do they can provide 
excellent heat and a great grilling experience. Cooking times are generally longer than with gas and wood grills, and it can be harder to regulate temperature, so it is important for chefs to watch their grills carefully.

Now you're Cooking With Gas

And then of course there are gas grills. Even though many barbecue purists look down their noses at gas grills, there is no doubt that these easy to use appliances are convenient and reliable. Unlike wood and charcoal, gas grills require little in the way of prep time - all cooks need to do is turn on the gas, turn on the burners and let the grill heat up. Most gas grills even include a built in temperature gauge cooks can use to make sure the cooking temperature stays consistent throughout the entire grilling process.

While serious barbecue enthusiasts may never be happy with the idea of cooking with gas, many Labor Day revellers would be lost without a good old gas grill in the backyard. But no matter what kind of equipment is used, the backyard barbecue is an integral part of the uniquely American Labor Day holiday. So why not gather up those thick juicy steaks, tender ribs, burgers, dogs and perhaps even some sweet corn and veggies? You (and your family) will be glad you did.

Chances are your Labor Day plans include a backyard barbecue. Chef Hudson Eagar's articles provide a look at this unique method of cooking food. If you love this post, check out more of his interesting Gas Grill Reviews.

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