Grilling Tips For Your Next BBQ

The weather is nice. The temperatures are warm. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors and, especially, your grill. Before you fire up your grill, take a look at these grilling safety tips to keep everyone healthy and whole, plus check out some tips so your next cookout is a success.

Grilling Safety

  1. Check hoses for cracks and replace as necessary.
  2. Look for blockages in the tubes that connect to the burners. You can clean these out with a wire or pipe cleaner.
  3. Adjust hoses away from where grease drips or any other hot areas.
  4. Store your propane outside, away from your house.
  5. If you’re using charcoal, use the lighter fluid designed for charcoal.
  6. Make sure the valves are turned off on your propane when you’re done.
  7. Keep your grill on a level surface while you’re using it.
  8. Grill away from your house, garage, or landscaping.
  9. Don’t move your grill once it’s lit.
  10. Keep kids and pets away. Make the area around your grill a no-running, no-playing zone.
  11. Have a fire extinguisher close by at all times.
  12. Don’t cover or store your grill until it cools off completely.

Grilling Tips

  1. Grill dark meat with the skin off and bone in for a more flavorful, juicier, and healthier serving of chicken.
  2. Cook chicken over indirect heat.
  3. Don’t forget you can grill your vegetables, even avocado.
  4. Cut vegetables into large pieces if applying directly to the grill. You can also use a foil packet to cook vegetables on the grill.
  5. Let steak rest for several minutes before serving to let the juices redistribute through the meat.
  6. Add salt to your steak just before you put it on the grill. Adding it after you take it out of the marinade will allow some of it to slide off because the meat is still wet.
  7. Grill meat and veggies on skewers to make them easier to handle on the grill.
  8. Pork tenderloin is great for grilling. Cut into medallions when you serve it.
  9. Grill salmon on cedar planks to enhance the flavor.
  10. Grill your hamburgers over high heat until they’re medium. This will keep them from drying out.

There you have it. Twenty-one tips to help you have more fun and better food when you pull out the grill this summer!