10 Tips & Tricks for Perfect Grilling

Blossom Lady
May 29, 2022 08:22 AM
10 Tips & Tricks for Perfect Grilling

These grilling tips and tricks are great for newbies and seasoned grillers alike.

1. Gas Or Charcoal

It’s a preference mainly. Gas burns cleaner. Charcoal gives off more carbon monoxide and other pollutants, but gives a more classic barbecue flavor.

2. Just Add Water

Grilling with fatty meats can lead to flare-ups. Keep a small spray bottle of water nearby to tame the flames.

3. Direct And Indirect Heat

When grilling a food that takes less than 20 minutes to cook, direct heat is best. If a food takes more than 20 minutes, use indirect heat.

4. Best Bamboo

For a timesaver, soak a bunch of bamboo skewers for an hour and then freeze them in a zipper plastic bag. When needed, pull them out of the freezer to use pre-soaked. The water will help prevent the skewers from burning on the grill.

5. Charcoal Conditions

Light charcoal 30 minutes before needed for cooking. Make sure the flame has gone down and charcoal is ashy-gray before placing meat on the grill.

6. No Wires

Clean your grill with a crumpled-up piece of aluminum foil. Wire bristles can come off brushes and get into foods.

7. Safe Start

Always light your gas grill with the lid up. Lighting it closed may cause gas to build up inside.

8. Stop The Fire

Consider using ceramic briquettes. They do not catch on fire like lava briquettes do.

9. Lighter Fluid Only

When lighting a charcoal grill, never use gasoline or kerosene. To ensure maximum safety, use only charcoal lighter fluid.

10. Preheat Properly

Just like an oven, you should preheat your grill to get a good sear. Get the heat going about 10-15 minutes before placing food on the grill.

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