For your summertime grilling season, here are some amazing tips to get your BBQ going in the right direction!
1. Gas vs. Charcoal?
The age-old debate over which grilling method is “better” involves multiple variables, from flavor to cost to convenience.
2. Get It Hot!
Preheat your grill 15 to 25 minutes before you start cooking to make sure it reaches the right temperature (and to kill any bacteria). Your grill should be 400-450°F for high, 350-400°F for medium-high, 300-350°F for medium and 250-300°F for low heat.
If you do choose charcoal grilling, we recommend additive-free lump charcoal, which is just charred wood.
4. Brush It Off
It’s easier to remove debris when the grill is hot, so after preheating, use a long-handled wire grill brush on your grill rack to clean off charred debris from prior meals.
5. Oil It Up
Even on a clean grill, lean foods may stick when placed directly on the rack. Reduce sticking by oiling your hot grill rack with a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel.
6. Safety First
Food safety is a top priority, so keep these simple rules from the USDA in mind: avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards, utensils and platters for raw and cooked foods; refrigerate foods while marinating; and never baste with the marinating liquid.
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