Using Charcoal Grill in the Proper Way

Using Charcoal Grill in the Proper Way

When you plan to go out for an outing or gathering with your friends or family, a grill is a very basic thing. A barbecue grill is considered a basic amenity for cooking while you are on a camping. But you have to learn some things before you set out for camping with your barbecue grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, you must know clearly how to use it. If you do not know it, don’t worry, this article is all about it.

On your first use, you might mess up with the charcoal and you will need the guidance of someday to use it. You can do it all on your own if you follow the steps mentioned below. So let us begin.

First Steps of Use

The very first thing you should do is to prepare your kettle for preheating. You have to check that the dampers which are present at the bottom of the kettle and those which are present in the lid of the kettle are open totally before doing this. Then remove the top cooking grate and hung off the handle of the kettle. The next step is to fill the chimney starter. Fill it halfway using the charcoal. Now, take the bottom grate or the charcoal grate and then place the 2 light cubes of charcoal right beneath the chimney starter to ultimately light it up. You have to wait until the cubes of charcoal have turned into complete ash. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes.

If you have followed all these instructions, it is now time to preheat your kettle. Dump the ash of the charcoal on the grate of charcoal. You can use a grill mitt to dump out the ash evenly. Put all of the lit charcoal in a particular zoned out place of the grill to set up the grill in a great and well-prepared way. This will give you a safe zone or merely a dedicated place where you can perform some indirect grilling on the BBQ.

Your charcoal grate is now all set to use. If you have put the cooking grate on the grill of charcoal grate on the BBQ, cover the top of kettle using the lid. Make sure that the lid vent of the kettle is totally open. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes to ensure that the kettle is properly preheated. You can prepare all the other things that you might need to proceed on with while the kettle is preheating. You can prepare your steaks side by side. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and put them out in order to bring its temperature down to the room temperature to prepare the steaks for barbecuing. You can sprinkle olive oil on the steaks to prepare it for cooking when their temperature matches with that of the room. Now add seasoning to the steak to add to the flavour. You can season it with all those things that you like be it salt, pepper or garlic or all of them together.

Get the Grill Ready

After your grill is ready and preheated, and your steaks are ready for barbecuing, you can start grilling. Use the hook on the kettle’s lid to hang off the bowl. Now, put the already prepared steaks on the cooking grate. After placing the steaks rightly, shut the lid of the kettle and wait for about 3 to 4 minutes and remove the lid and and hang it from the bowl. Use the tongs and other instruments for this. Now, flip the sides of the steaks again in the region where you placed charcoal on the grill.Then cover the lid of the kettle and let it cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Now you can open the lid and check if the steaks are all ready to be consumed.

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