Grilling is a fun year-round activity whether you have a gas grill or a charcoal grill. Learning charcoal grilling for beginners is easy. Just follow these simple tips from grilling professionals.
Control the Heat
The key to controlling the heat on a gas grill is to adjust the airflow. Charcoal grills have helpful vents located on the bottom of the grill. All you need to do is open the vents. This creates more airflow. The grill becomes hotter, which is ideal for most grilling meats. Simply cool the fire by partially closing the vents. What are some more charcoal grilling for beginners tips? Read more.
A Strong Fire
How do you keep a strong fire going on a charcoal grill? Move the cooking grate and open the vents of the grill. Be sure to clean out ash, which has a tendency to smother weak fires. Let as much air as possible to get to your charcoal. This will start a strong fire with an even burn. It may take as long as twenty to thirty minutes before the coals light. They are ready to use when the briquettes turn an ash-gray color.
Oxygen feeds the flame. To safely extinguish your charcoal grill flame, simply remove the oxygen by closing the lid of the grill, as well as vents. Be sure to protect your hands and face while using the grill. Never move a hot grill inside a garage or home. Typically, you should wait at least two days before moving it back inside. And always have a fire extinguisher handy.
Cooking a steak
Cooking a steak on a charcoal grill is pretty simple. About fifteen minutes before grilling, take the steaks out of the fridge. Let them sit covered. Brush the steaks with oil and seasoning. Place your steaks directly on the charcoal grill. Cook them to your satisfaction, typically when they are slightly charred after five minutes. Typically, high heat works best for steak grilling. This ensures a tasty steak with a nice sear.
Cooking on a charcoal grill is easy. Just follow these simple steps to enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and family.