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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Charcoal Grill

Backyard grilling is a great way to get friends and family together to take advantage of the excellent weather this time of year. For your next barbecue, use these tips to get more out of your charcoal grill in San Jose this season. charcoal - grill

Get a fresh start.

Sometimes, the key to getting neater grill marks and having a tastier grilling experience is as simple as cleaning up the grate before you begin. Invest in a set of new grill supplies if needed, and start scrubbing your hot grate clean with a long-handled wire brush before each use.

Oil up the grate.

If you don’t normally grease your grilling grate, then you’ve probably experienced the frustrating situation of veggies and cuts sticking to the metal. To prevent this from happening, dip a wad of paper towels into some vegetable or canola oil, and use this to grease the grilling surface.

Enhance the smoky taste.

The flavor that comes with using a charcoal grill is one of the best benefits that comes from this grilling method. You can further enhance the smoky taste you get from charcoal grilling by cooking over hardwood logs or wood pellets. Mesquite options will add a tanginess, while apple wood will grant your food a sweeter flavor. For a taste that brings bacon to mind, try grilling with hickory.

Up the flavor factor.

If you normally rely on condiments to give your grilled foods move flavor and excitement, then it’s time to try adding taste to your meat before it hits the grill. Glazes are a fast and easy way to add more flavor to your cutlets, fillets, and wings. Rubs are another excellent method for spicing up your steaks and bone-in chicken pieces, and should be applied an hour or so before you fire up your charcoal grill.

Contain your tofu and produce.

If you love grilling up pineapple, veggies, and tofu, then it’s time to invest in a grilling basket. These highly useful tools are an excellent way to keep these foods from falling through the grill grate while not losing any of the rich, smoky flavor.