There is nothing that says you take your grilling seriously quite like a barbeque pit. If you want to feed a small army with a heaping helping of barbeque then a barbeque pit is for you. Anyone can use one, from your grill crazy neighbor down the street to people who cook barbeque for a living. You can get one in any shape, size or price range; it just depends on your needs. There is nothing you can't barbeque on them, except for perhaps a whole cow, but there is probably one out there that can handle that as well.
Not everyone understands what a barbeque pit is. A charcoal filled pit slow cooking a pig all day is what most people envision. Now while that is still a barbequing method that works today, the modern barbeque pit, as most people from barbeque happy parts of the country know, is a modern marvel of grilling magic. In the hands of a skilled griller a barbeque pit will produce mouth watering meals time after time.
The barbeque pits on the market today are built well and can take thousand degree temperatures with ease. You can keep your barbeque pit in tip top shape for many years if you follow these few tips. Before you fire up your barbeque pit for the first time it is a good idea to coat the inside with cooking oil. If you look you can find oil made just for barbeque pits. Once you have a nice coat of oil on the inside of your pit make a small fire in its center and let it heat the pit and the oil until it has burnt out. After about two hours your barbeque pit will be properly seasoned and you can start barbequing.
Andrew Bicknell is a barbeque aficionado with a website about barbequing. For more tips and trick about barbeque pits visit his web site Backyard Barbeque .