12 Essential Grilling Tips

9. Get More Charcoal Than You Think You’ll Need

Same goes for charcoal: it’s always better to have more than you think you’ll need, because grilling on a not-hot-enough grill is just sad.

8. Let Your Charcoal Get Hot

Just as you would let the oil in your skillet get hot so your food begins to cook immediately when you put it in the pan, give your charcoal enough time to actually get hot, that way your meat or veggies actually start cooking when you put them on the grill.

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7. Don’t Cook With A Flare-Up

While it might look cool, cooking something over flaming charcoals doesn’t taste cool, it just tastes burnt and charred. Give your charcoal time to heat up, then cool down to a healthy glow before getting started.

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