Monday, December 16, 2013

Grillmaster - Tips For Cooking The Food

Tips For Cooking The Food
Tips For Cooking The Food
Whether you are using a charcoal
grill or a gas grill, there are certain
tips you need to know that will
make you a better grill master.
Below we have provided you with
these tips. Follow them and you will
be forever known by your family
and friends as the"grillmaster"
The addition of wood chips and chunks to your coals can add awesome
flavor to your food. You should soak mesquite, alder, hickory and
pecan chips for one hour before scattering over the hot coals.
Soak wood skewers in water for an hour before use. They are best
used for foods that can be cooked quickly, like vegetables and fruits.
Use flat metal skewers when cooking meat kabobs. Round skewers will
let the food turn and will not provide even cooking.
You should follow the recipes cooking times carefully, and make sure
you cover the grill if the recipe calls for it.
When using sauces containing sugar and fat, apply them only during
the last 10 minutes of cooking, unless the recipe instructions are
different, or you will cause flareups and the food may burn.
Weather can affect grilling times and so can the length of time the food
is being cooked. Here are some rules for maintaining cooking
• To lower the cooking temperature, you can raise the cooking
grate, spread the coals farther apart, or adjust the vents on
the grills pan to halfway closed.
• If you need to raise the temperature,you can lower the
cooking grate, tap ash from the coals, move the coals closer
together, or adjust the vents so that they are opened further.
You can also add more charcoal to the outer edges of the hot
• When the weather is cold, you will need to use more
briquettes to achieve an ideal cooking temperature. Grilling
will also take longer. Wind will tend to make the fire hotter and
on a humid day, the coals will burn slower.
• The thickness and the temperature of the food when it is
placed on the grill will affect it's cooking time. The colder and
thicker the food, the longer it will take to cook.
• The closer the cooking grate is to the coals, the quicker the
food will cook.
• Fires using hardwood will burn hotter than charcoal briquettes.
• Using a thermometer is the most reliable way to test when
your food is done.
• Always follow the recipes instructions for testing doneness.
• Moving the food around on the grill will give you the most
even cooking results, but don't turn the food to often or use a
fork to move the food. Using a fork will release juices that you
want in the food. Use a set of tongs or a spatula to move the

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