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Different Ways To Improve Your Grilling Experience

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Looking to refine your grill skills? Get the most out of your grill and your meals by considering these different ways to improve your grilling experience.

The weather may be cooling off, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop grilling! As one of the best ways to cook and prepare meals, many grill enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve their process and produce even tastier meals. Here are a few different ways to improve your grilling experience.

Preheating and Preparation

Before you even put your food on the grill, you should take the chill off and get your grill preheated. Typically, you’ll want to let your grill heat up for at least half an hour, as putting food on the grill while it’s still heating up is a good way to burn the outside before the inside has a chance to cook. Heating up your grill’s grate will also make it easier to remove any leftover charred pieces from your last meal.

Once the grill has become hot and ready, you should consider oiling your grates. Using a pair of tongs, dip a paper towel into the oil and gently coat the grates. This prevents your food from sticking to the grill and guarantees a much more pleasant experience overall – just like when spraying a pan with non-stick spray.

Replace Charcoal With Cooking Wood

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with charcoal, you should strongly consider replacing it with genuine firewood. Firewood not only provides multiple benefits for a tastier meal, but it also allows you to smoke your meat for a more aromatic and flavorful meal. It’s just an overall higher quality fuel for your grill that will always help make more delicious meals and improve your meat.

Avoid Flipping or Pressing the Meat

While it may be tempting to fiddle and mess with the grill while you’re just standing there, it’s absolutely imperative that you resist. Ideally, you want to move the meat as little as possible while it’s cooking, flipping it only when necessary. While it’s satisfying to press down on the meat and watch the flames flare, that flareup is from the juices and fats of the meat burning up. These juices and fats are what provide the flavor, so without them, your food won’t taste nearly as good as it could.

Let Your Meat Rest

The final way to improve your grilling experience is by allowing the meat to rest after it’s finished cooking on the grill. While it may be tempting to cut right into it, allowing the meat to rest will allow the fibers to relax and the juices to even distribute themselves. Otherwise, you’ll lose all those juices on your plate the moment you cut into the meat!

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