12 Grilling Mistakes To Avoid

12 Grilling Mistakes To Avoid

MISTAKE #6: YOU KEEP FUTZING WITH THAT LID

The Thinking: Is it done yet?… Nope. Is it done yet?… Nope. Is it done yet?… Nope. Is it done yet?… You know what I’m talking about. That unbreakable, irresistible urge you get to keep checking on that big ol’ pork chop.  If you’re lookin’ – you ain’t cookin’!

The Reality: Repeatedly lifting the lid with a gas grill will cause it to lose heat, making your food sear and cook more slowly. Repeatedly lifting with a coal grill will do the opposite, allowing in oxygen that causes the coals to bun hotter than you’d like them to, resulting in burnt meat.

The Fix: Be patient! It’s not a crime to flip your burgers or steaks multiple times as they cook, but just bear in mind that every time you open and close that lid, you’re adding inconsistencies to your cooking temperature. Remember this basic rule of thumb: If you’re cooking on a gas grill, opening the lid will make it cooler. If you’re cooking on a charcoal grill, opening the lid will make it hotter.

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