CHOOSING A BBQ / JERK-PAN
There are many different types of BBQ / Jerk-Pans on the market, there’s no hard and fast rules but if you choose one of our BBQs / Jerk-Pans we are sure you’ll be happy with your choice. Whichever one you choose, keep safety in mind. Make sure your BBQ / Jerk-Pan is sturdy, as BBQ / Jerk-Pans become deceptively hot and many cheaper models become extremely unstable.
SITING A BBQ / JERK-PAN
Site your Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan well away from fences and trees. Ensure the site is level and not situated in a position where your Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan can be knocked over.
CONSIDER YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Site your Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan away from neighbour’s homes; do not disturb them with smoke or noise. You can always invite them!
Always use the correct materials and fuels for lighting the Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan and observe the manufacturer’s instructions (avoid using barbecue lighter fluid in your Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan. Look for childproof caps when buying lighter fuel and always replace the cap after use. Never pour lighter fuel onto hot coals even if they appear to have gone out. Keep combustible materials and matches away from the Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan.
FOOD PREPARATION AND COOKING
Keep all utensils and plates for cooked foods separate from those used for uncooked food. All frozen food must be completely defrosted before cooking on a barbecue. Meat and other high risk foods should be kept in a refrigerator until needed.
Only kettle-style or barrel barbecues such as the Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pans using charcoal are suitable for thoroughly cooking joints of meat and whole chickens or chicken portions. Other types will not cook the meat thoroughly. Use a meat thermometer to check that the meat is cooked properly.
Food should NOT be left in the sunshine. To prevent contamination by insect pests, all food should be placed in sealed containers and be kept off the ground.
REMEMBER THESE SAFETY POINTS
To minimise accidents, ensure children are under constant supervision and never leave the Dougi BBQ / Jerk-Pan unattended. Glassware is breakable and can be dangerous. Use plastic or disposable beakers and plates. Ensure suitable fire fighting equipment is close at hand, e.g. garden hose / fire bucket of sand. Dispose of refuse in a covered bin so as not to attract insects and vermin. Never put hot ashes directly into a plastic dustbin. Wait until they have cooled down or use a galvanised dustbin.