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BBQ Is The Pits: Reasons Why We Love BBQ Pits

by Kim Saragusa |

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If you're looking at purchasing a new BBQ pit or grill for the upcoming grilling season, you're not alone. In 2016, 46% of Americans polled by Hearth, Patio and BBQ Association were looking to purchase a new grill or smoker in the next 12 months. This isn't really a surprise to us since grilling is one of the great American past-times. From New Jersey to California to Alabama, every part of the United States has their own version of the "best" BBQ and the "best" way of doing it.

We're not here to debate who has the most scrumptious BBQ, but we will throw our hat into the ring for one of the best ways to do it. Here are 3 reasons we think BBQ pits are the bee's knees when it comes to grilling meat to perfection.

1. They're versatile

You can find a BBQ pit to do just about anything you need it to do, from grilling chicken to smoking some mouth-watering brisket, to making pizzas and roasting veggies, you'll find that a BBQ pit allows you the versatility to cook and cater for large groups of tastes and ages.

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2. They encourage family time

Proper BBQ means time. The low and slow method of grilling meat until it's melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone goodness means that you will have to keep it going for hours over a steady bed of coals. This means that you will be forced to have some downtime where you can catch up with friends and family, put work aside, and just sit back and watch the clouds pass.

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3. They're hardy

While you can certainly get a smoker or BBQ with loads of bells and whistles, a traditional BBQ pit is a rugged affair. Made of steel and using charcoal or wood as a cooking method, these devices have very little that can go wrong on them and are made to survive the test of time. With a little cleaning and care, you can expect to enjoy your BBQ pit for years to come.

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