The Evolution of Barbecue Grills In Tampa Florida

A tradition long loved by the American people, Barbecue, and the grills used to make it have a long history in Tampa, Florida. Originating in the Caribbean and Florida with the Arawak and Timucua people, The method of slow cooking meat on a wooden slab used by the natives spread like wildfire. The practice was adopted by the Spanish settlers and spread with them throughout the new world. While the method remains considerably the same, the BBQ grills used to create these delicious masterpieces have changed dramatically over the years.

The Early Years

Beef steak on grill - Tampa grillThe earliest known form of BBQ Grill used was simply a frame of sticks lifting the meat somewhere around three feet above the fire. Requiring exceptionally long cooking times, the meats were often cooked overnight. These stick frames gradually evolved into what became known as “pit smoking,” where large holes were dug in the ground, a fire built in the hole, with a latticework of sticks supporting the meat.

Cooking in this manner was popularized because of its ability to tenderize the meats and add a distinct flavor. As time passed and technology developed, so did the method of cooking. A divergence began to emerge between Barbecue grills and Barbecue smokers.

The smokers followed the more traditional pit cooking method while adopting a Horno style cooking apparatus. As the pace of life sped up, the smoking method of Barbecue began to decrease in popularity due to its large time requirement and gave way to the rise of the BBQ Grill.

The Industrial Revolution

The search for more efficient uses of time and materials led to all kinds of innovative changes as the 1800s came to a close. The rise of the automobile and the assembly line led to an overabundance of waste. Henry Ford, in an attempt to find a use for wood scraps from his Model T assembly lines, stumbled across what we now call charcoal. Invented in 1897 by Ellsworth B. A. Zwoyer, Henry Ford began producing and selling Briquettes from the scrap wood in his factory (Pop Mech).

The Briquette gave rise to an early form of BBQ Grill, the Open Brazier Grill. Initially used for heat, the open brazier barbeque grill pivoted smoothly to the backyard Barbeque scene. The use of more direct heat, and the ease with which the briquettes burned reduced the time it took to barbeque drastically. But the quality of meat once cooked was also, unfortunately, decreased as well. The open brazier grill often burnt the meat and dried it. Making it tough and tasteless at times. Despite its popularity, a more effective replacement was much needed. 

Modern Era

hamburgers on modern grill - Tampa grillThe modern Era of Barbecue Grills in Tampa, Florida, began with the conception of the Weber Grill. In 1952 George Stephen invented the Kettle grill, not far off from a Brazier, but with a lid, and added vents to feed the fire properly. The Weber Grill changed the way the Barbeque Grill performed. The cover trapped in moisture and smoke, bringing out the classic barbecue flavor once more, with the speed of the brazier cooking. 

With the perfect combination of speed, ease, and tender flavor, The Weber Grill forged the way for the BBQ Grills of the future. Before long, the Charcoal Briquette gave way to bottled propane, Which had forged the way for the highest quality barbecue grills of the day. 

The Propane grill has been the grill of choice for many years for its ease of use and clean-up. The flavor of the meat is terrific upon removal from the grill, and it reduces the time needed to grill once more through the reduction of start-up and clean up times. While still the most popular option of the day by far, propane is slowly giving way to the rise of natural gas grills with their added versatility.

Today the leading Barbecue grills in Tampa Florida are found at Paradise Grills. They combine centuries of experience in Barbecue to create a premium Barbecue experience. All their grills are set up to work on natural gas or propane. Yet come with removable ceramic briquettes for achieving more indirect heating. With smoking, rotisserie, and griddle options, you don’t need to sacrifice flavor for speed anymore.

Leave a Reply

Paradise Grills pop up modal

0:07
America’s largest outdoor kitchen
0:08
manufacturer we provide the highest
0:10
quality in outdoor kitchens and
0:12
entertainment today we’re going to take
0:13
a look at our GSL 32 professional grill
0:15
our newly redesigned GSL 32 professional
0:18
grill is the embodiment of luxury and
0:20
strength the GSL 32 is a commercial
0:23
great grill that is crafted from 304
0:25
stainless steel it weighs 140 pounds and
0:28
is finished with a sleek polished edge
0:30
many other grills on the market are made
0:32
of low-grade stainless steel and in turn
0:35
are vulnerable to staining and
0:36
discoloration after just a short period
0:38
of time take good care of your GSL 32
0:41
professional grill and the 304 stainless
0:43
steel heavy duty construction will not
0:46
only outlast the competition it will
0:48
remain looking pristine the GSL 32
0:51
Professional grow is a leader in both
0:53
performance and aesthetics let’s take a
0:56
look under the hood and first look at
0:57
its cooking power and performance
0:58
features the GSL 32 Professional
1:01
consists of four heavy-duty cast
1:03
stainless steel burners each burner
1:05
produces an output of 15,000 BTUs giving
1:09
you 60,000 BTUs in total the close
1:12
proximity of these heavy-duty burners
1:14
ensure maximum heat coverage versus
1:17
traditional H and u-shaped burners above
1:20
the cast stainless steel burners rest
1:22
are strategically placed ceramic
1:24
briquette system each 304 stainless
1:26
steel trade consists of 16 individual
1:28
ceramic briquettes spaced evenly over
1:31
the burners traditional grills only
1:33
provide heat shields or tamers designed
1:36
to simply cover each burner and trap the
1:38
heat in isolated areas
1:40
unfortunately that technique results in
1:42
hot and cold spots throughout the
1:44
grilling surface as well as causing
1:45
flare-up from the heat shield surface
1:47
the Paradise grills briquette system is
1:50
designed for evenly spaced ceramic
1:52
briquettes to retain heat and create
1:54
consistently even cooking surface this
1:57
in turn means that your food is cooked
1:59
evenly throughout without risk of hot
2:01
and cold spots burning and flare-up the
2:04
ceramic briquettes also collect the
2:06
recycled juices from your meat which
2:08
adds to the overall flavor for cleaning
2:10
simply turn over the briquette racks in
2:12
the direct heat from
2:13
burners will take care of the rest
2:15
resting above the burner and briquette
2:17
systems lies our pride and joy the
2:19
Paradise grills exclusive heavy-duty hex
2:22
grates this sleek design consists of 217
2:25
pounds solid 304 stainless steel
2:27
hexagonal grates with extra-large one
2:30
half inch diameter hexagonal
2:31
stainless-steel rods to provide more
2:33
heat retention than most grills on the
2:35
market the flat surface of the hexagonal
2:38
rods provides more food to surface
2:40
contact the solid stainless steel
2:42
construction makes them durable and easy
2:45
to clean
2:45
once you feel these grates in your own
2:47
hands you know that you’re cooking on
2:49
the best there’s a removable warming
2:51
rack that rests inside the interior this
2:54
option allows you to move some of your
2:56
finished meats and vegetables to the
2:58
elevated rack to ensure that your food
3:00
remains warm remove the rack entirely to
3:03
make space for larger items in addition
3:05
to the four heavy-duty surface burners
3:07
the GSL 32 Professional also provides an
3:10
infrared back burner the back burner
3:13
boasts 15,000 BTUs giving the GSL a
3:17
total of 75 thousand BTUs the infrared
3:21
back burner is located in proximity to
3:23
the onboard stainless-steel geared
3:25
rotisserie grilling enthusiasts boast
3:28
about the infrared technology engineered
3:31
to cook more food in a shorter amount of
3:33
time
3:33
all while preventing flare-ups infrared
3:36
cooking is also energy efficient using
3:38
less fuel to use simply remove the
3:41
warming rack install the rotisserie rod
3:43
and you’re ready to go the GSL 32
3:47
professionals rotisserie system can
3:48
handle up to 25 pounds of meat including
3:51
chicken and even a whole turkey for that
3:54
special time of year below the face of
3:56
the grill you’ll find a classic drip
3:58
tray that will collect all the drippings
4:00
and small bits of food and grease simply
4:02
pull the tray out empty it and wipe
4:04
clean the GSL 32 professional gross
4:07
cooking power is impressive but so is
4:09
its design here’s a look at its design
4:11
in some of its additional features the
4:13
paradise GSL 32 Professional is a marvel
4:16
of modern grilling it’s constructed of
4:19
16-gauge 304 stainless steel and has a
4:22
large dual insulated hood
4:25
the luxurious design features polished
4:27
edges with a full-width stainless steel
4:29
handle on the interior of the grill
4:31
you’ll find two oversized halogen lights
4:34
that make sure you can see what you’re
4:36
cooking the interior lights are
4:38
connected to the dual stainless steel
4:40
LED light switches on the face of the
4:42
grill these switches also activate the
4:45
bright blue LED front panel lighting the
4:48
GSL 32 lights will help you see what
4:51
you’re cooking and give you a stellar
4:52
ambiance for your outdoor cooking area
4:55
inside the dual layered hood you’ll find
4:58
the three-in-one smart temperature gauge
5:00
this is connected to a visual gauge
5:02
located on the top of the hood in a
5:05
sleek black design the gauge has three
5:07
descriptive sections to help you
5:09
determine your cooking temperature you
5:11
can see the actual temperature 0 to 800
5:14
degrees a color zone will help you
5:16
determine your heat level and lastly a
5:19
smoke grill or sear guide to help you
5:21
accomplish your cooking goals when you
5:24
turn on your paradise grills GSL 32
5:27
Professional you will turn on the 304
5:29
stainless steel duro knob with Flex
5:31
flame individual igniter system you’ll
5:34
feel the power and strength of the
5:36
polished steel knobs and the control of
5:38
turning on each burner the GSL 32 gives
5:41
you what you want and what you need it
5:43
is the pinnacle of design and
5:46
performance even with all that power it
5:48
still has some exclusive upgrades that
5:50
can easily be added let me show you a
5:53
few more things that your GSL 32
5:55
Professional can do the GSL 32 has three
5:59
optional add-ons that you can use to
6:00
transform it into an even more powerful
6:02
grilling system try the paradise grills
6:05
exclusive charcoal wood smoker box this
6:08
is a food smoking system that takes the
6:10
guess work out of smoking it has a
6:12
temperature range of 160 to 350 degrees
6:15
Fahrenheit the smoker box can
6:17
accommodate wood chips or charcoal to
6:19
give your meat that naturally smoky
6:21
flavor
6:22
simply remove the grill grate and
6:24
briquette rack and then place the fitted
6:26
smoker box directly into the grill on
6:28
top of the cast stainless steel burner
6:30
add flavored woodchips for indirect
6:33
smoking of your favorite fish chicken or
6:35
pork fill with charcoal to have that
6:37
traditional taste of the tailgate
6:38
experience take your grilling station to
6:41
the next level with a paradise grills
6:43
exclusive infrared sear station similar
6:46
to the infrared back burner this sear
6:48
station technology was designed to cook
6:50
hot and fast searing heat provided by
6:53
the burner will allow you to achieve a
6:55
perfect sear on steaks and chops simply
6:58
remove a grill grate briquette rack and
7:00
burner and then place a searing station
7:02
directly in place of the burner grilling
7:05
enthusiasts also love this powerful yet
7:07
energy-efficient infrared station to
7:09
provide that five-star restaurant
7:11
quality sear convert your commercial
7:14
great grill into a commercial griddle
7:16
with our exclusive heavy duty
7:18
professional-grade fitted griddle plate
7:19
insert measuring 14 inches in width by
7:23
18 inches in depth this fitted griddle
7:25
insert provides 252 square inches of
7:28
cooking surface it’s equipped with
7:30
built-in handles on each side to grip
7:32
for more natural placement and removal
7:34
and also includes an integrated grease
7:36
trough promoting a clean cooking surface
7:39
constructed with premium 304 solid
7:42
stainless steel the paradise grills
7:44
exclusive griddle plate insert
7:45
distributes heat evenly and is easy to
7:47
clean enjoy breakfast on the grill with
7:50
eggs bacon sausage hash browns pancakes
7:53
and more like steak and eggs while
7:56
cooking on the griddle on one side of
7:57
the grill use the other half for the
8:00
open flame direct grilling breakfast
8:02
outside has never been more fun Wow
8:05
all those impressive features in just
8:07
one professional grill from paradise
8:09
grills stop by one of our many showrooms
8:11
or visit us online at Paradise grills
8:13
calm thanks for watching until next time
8:15
live the good life grill in paradise
8:19
[Music]
8:20
you