BBQ Grilling Essentials

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A successful cookout requires the right equipment for grilling novices and barbecue experts alike! Boost your barbecue game with these helpful tips.

The right grill

Start by finding a grill that suits your needs. While gas grills burn cleaner, some prefer the flavor of a charcoal grill.

Chimney starter

If you are using a charcoal grill, a chimney fire starter can help heat your coals to the right temperature quickly without having to use lighter fluid.

Prep for success

Proper maintenance is not only best for the longevity of your grill, but it can also affect how your food tastes. After preheating your grill, use a long-handled wire grill brush to clean the rack. Using tongs, wipe a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil over the rack to reduce sticking and remove residue from cleaning (do not use cooking spray).

Temperatures and cook times

Cook times vary depending on what you’re cooking and how rare you like your meat. A meat thermometer ensures the food is safe to eat. Cook poultry to a minimum of 165˚F, and pork chops and steak are safe at a minimum of 145˚F.

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