Grilling with Wood Chips

Place the soaked wood chips on a large piece of heavy-duty foil.

Bring up two edges over the center of chips and fold down twice.

Fold the side edges over twice.

Poke holes in…

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How Hot Are Your Coals?

How can I judge how hot the coals in my charcoal grill are?

Cautiously hold your hand 4 inches over the coals. Start counting the number of seconds you can hold your hand in place before the…

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How Much Charcoal Do I Need?

How do I know how much charcoal to use?

It's easy to determine the number of briquettes you need…simply spread them in a single layer just a bit beyond where the food is to be cooked.…

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Marinades and Food Safety

What is the proper way to use a marinade that has come in contact with uncooked meat?

To avoid food safety problems, marinades used for raw meats should not be reused for…

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Marinate Meats in the Freezer

When unpacking groceries, I repackage any meat and poultry I’ve purchased for grilling into freezer bags, then add my favorite marinade to each bag before popping them into the freezer. Later,…

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The Best Grilled Burgers

To keep grilled burgers from drying out, be careful not to overhandle the meat before cooking. If you add seasonings to the ground beef, gently mix them in with two forks just until combined. Then…

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Tips for Grilling Steaks

Trim steaks to avoid flare-ups, leaving a thin layer of fat if desired to help maintain juiciness. Pat dry with paper towels before grilling—a dry steak will brown better than a moist…

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