cleaning grill grates

Cleaning Grill Grates: Dos And Don’ts

The state of your grill grates has a direct impact on the taste and appearance of your food as well as the ease of grilling. Dirty grill grates can lead to flare-ups, or they might leave pieces of carbon on your food.

Cleaning your grill grates is essential, but not every cleaning method is effective. If you go about it in the wrong way, you could actually wind up damaging them. Consider the following dos and don’ts of cleaning grill grates.

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lump charcoal vs briquettes

Lump Charcoal Vs. Briquettes: BBQ Showdown

The virtues of lump charcoal versus those of briquettes constitute what is perhaps the second greatest division among barbecue aficionados. The only more passionately debated topic is the question of charcoal vs. gas. If you are new to charcoal grilling, this will likely be the first decision that you will have to make. What are the differences between these two types of fuel? How do they stack up with regard to burn time and flavor? These and other questions will be answered below.

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types of charcoal

Know Your BBQ Fuel: Three Types Of Charcoal

Charcoal is one of the earliest technological achievements in human history. Making it involves burning wood to eliminate everything but pure carbon. Carbon burns hotter and more cleanly than wood, which makes charcoal arguably the best fuel for grilling food. There are different types of charcoal, each with its own pros and cons. Let’s take a look of three of the most popular options. 

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charcoal vs gas grill

Charcoal Vs. Gas Grill: BBQ Showdown

When it comes to American food culture, there are few topics that are debated more passionately than the type of fuel you use in your grill. Choosing one over the other puts on one side of a great divide and guarantees that someone, somewhere will disapprove of you and your food. How great is the difference between gas and charcoal, really? What are the benefits of each? We will answer these and other questions below in another BBQ Showdown.

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