Grilling with wood will add flavor to your food. Use this guide to learn some grilling tips.
You will need
- A wood-burning grill
- Hickory or oak chunks and chips
- A wire brush
- Paper towels
- Vegetable oil
- Seasoned hickory or oak
- An instant-read thermometer
- A platter
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Wine (optional)
- Whisky (optional)
Step 1 Clean and oil Use a wire brush to clean the grates before and after grilling. Wipe the grates with paper towels dipped in a little vegetable oil to prevent the food from sticking.
Step 2 Start the fire Start the fire with a base of kindling or charcoal. Place the logs on top and allow the wood to reduce to a bed of hot embers.
Step 3 Add wood chips for flavor Add hardwood chips that have been soaked in water for 24 hours to achieve a greater amount of smoky flavor.
Wood chips can also be soaked in lemon juice, wine, or whisky.
Step 4 Place food on grill Place the meat on the grill. Don’t overcrowd the grill in case you need to move the food around because of flare-ups.
Step 5 Use tongs Use tongs to pick up your food. Poking meat with a fork will release the juices.
Step 6 Use thermometer Use an instant-read thermometer to get a temperature reading. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to get an accurate reading.
Step 7 Let meat rest Let meat rest for 10 minutes after grilling, which will allow the juice to flow back through the meat.
Did You Know:
Every year, around 30 people in the U.S. are injured from gas grill fires and explosions.