5 Tips for grilling over charcoal like a pro

5 Tips for grilling over charcoal like a pro

Most people would agree that grilled food tastes better than gas grilled food. Yes, gas grilling is faster and more convenient, but when it's the weekend and you have all the time you want, charcoal is definitely the way to go. That said, grilling over charcoal can take some getting used to and a little trial and error. Here are five tips for grilling like a pro.

Use a chimney starter to light the coals

The most important part of heating is the coal itself and the longest part of the heating system is preparing the coal. You may be tempted to use lighter fluid, but keep in mind that any lighter fluid you use will end up flavoring your food, which no one wants. Instead, use a chimney starter to the light coals. It's easy: just fill in the bottom of the beginning with a newspaper, then fill the rest with dirt. Then turn the paper from the ground up to let science do the rest. Depending on the type of charcoal you are using, be sure to allow 15 to 20 minutes for your charcoal to dry thoroughly before pouring it under your stove. Charcoal barbecues are the best, according to our tests
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5 Tips for grilling over charcoal like a pro

 Pour coals into your fire only when they are ready

 Resist the urge to rush this step. It is important to wait until the coals are completely gray before pouring them out of the chimney and into the cooking area. Your patience will eventually pay. If you don't wait and add a charcoal to grill while some of it is still black, you will have a big deal on the temperature. Black charcoal will continue to heat up and the way you distribute your charcoal on the grill will no longer depend on the temperature. Let your chimney do its job so those coals are gray before you do something stupid.


 Create temperature zones in your grill
With gas grills, you can adjust the temperature in any direction with just the turn of a dial. To do this with charcoal, you distribute at least 75% of the coals in one part, creating two different temperature zones. This allows you to cook different foods at different speeds and gives you more options for letting your food rest at a low temperature while you get everything else ready before eating.

Preheat the grill before you start cooking

Just like your oven, you must preheat your oven before you put any food on the grates (also, make sure the racks are clean before you put anything on them). Once your coals are distributed in your grill, remove the lid and let it sit for five to 10 minutes before adding food to the coals. You want to hear a little sizzle when the protein, fruit or vegetables hit the grates.

Use your grill's air conditioner to adjust the temperature
You can control the temperature of your grill using only the upper and lower grill vents. Located in the lid itself and at the bottom of the base, the air vents control the air through the grill, and the more they open, the hotter it will be. If you don't have time and your friends and family are patient, turn on the lights by opening the vents. Just make sure you keep an eye on the food so it doesn't burn. While people complain when they are hungry, they complain more when the food they are served is inedible.  (If you're using a small charcoal grill, it may or may not have grill vents, just the top.).


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