Deciding On A Backyard Barbeque Pit

There are many different styles, types and sizes of barbeque pits. They all have their own place. For instance, you wouldn't use a beach barbeque pit in your backyard and vice versa. But if you just plan on cooking in your backyard, which backyard barbeque pit should you choose? Should you choose a gas pit or a charcoal pit? Should you get a huge pit or a small one? Should you get one that has all the bells and whistles or should you just get a simple grill? It all depends on you and your needs. One thing's for sure, your backyard barbeque pit, when you do choose the correct one, will get lots of use.

Gas Vs. Charcoal

You'll first want to decide what you want to cook with. Do you want to be able to turn on the gas and automatically light your grill or do you want to have to have to fill your grill with charcoal and then light that? There are pros and cons to each type. Some will say that gas is more expensive and you have to keep filling up the gas tank. While this may be true, you also need to keep buying charcoal when you have a charcoal pit. Gas may be more convenient but some prefer the taste that's provided with a charcoal type backyard barbeque pit. It's all up to you. Each one will cook the meat correctly as long as you use the backyard barbeque pit correctly.


The size of your backyard barbeque pit depends on how many people you plan to cook for. If you have a large family, you'll probably want to go with a larger sized pit. If you constantly entertain people at your house, you also might want a larger one. If you only cook for one or two people, however, then a larger size pit will probably be overkill.

Bells and Whistles

There are some backyard barbeque pits that tell you the temperature of the inside of the grill, some have all the tools included, and some look very fancy with everything you could ever want. Some are very simple, on the other hand. It all comes down to what you can afford and how often you plan on using your pit. If you like to grill a lot and you're always have backyard barbeque pit parties, then go for the big one with all the bells and whistles. Not only will it provide you with the tools you need to have a great party, but it will also be a heck of a conversation piece as every oohs and aahs over your new grill.

When you find that grill that fits your needs, you'll oftentimes find that you can't wait to grill every chance you get. So think hard about what kind of backyard barbeque grill you want because you'll be grilling with it for a long time.