A dry heat cooking method using direct heat, most often from open flames or charcoal embers.

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What kind of beer for beer brats?

I have a package of bratwurst that I am going to cook within the next few days. The only two beers I have in the fridge are a stout and a lager. I'm sure I could use the lager and it would turn out ...
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Can I still cook on my propane grill with rust?

I busted out my propane grill which I haven't used in over a year and noticed as I was cleaning it that there was a bit of rust on the grill. I tried to get it off but it doesn't seem to want to. Is ...
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difference between pan-cooking with and without oil

So lately I've been pan-cooking single chicken thigh fillets as a snack of sorts. Heat the non-stick pan, and toss a chicken fillet in there, turn around a few times while making cuts to make them ...
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Mustard-fried burger patty

One of the signature items of the California-based burger chain In-n-Out Burger is the "Animal Style" burger from their secret menu, which features a mustard-fried burger patty. It has a slightly ...
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How can I smoke a large chicken on an outdoor grill and still keep the skin edible?

I smoked a large chicken in an off-set barbecue pit using burning wood only (no charcoal). The meat turned out great, but the skin was saturated with smoke, bitter, and inedible. I would love to be ...
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How do you prepare and grill blackened salmon?

I've never grilled blackened salmon before, but is there anything more involved than simply sprinkling blackened seasoning on both sides and grilling it for 5-7 minutes on each side?
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Small charcoal grill - raise fire grill?

Here's a typical small-cheap charcoal grill ... These are only about 20 dollars (the "Weber" branded items are popular). Regarding the lower wire grate that holds the coals. Is there a way to set ...
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How do I best grill an artichoke? [closed]

I have always boiled artichokes. Lately I've heard people talking about how good grilled artichokes are. There's some variation in recipes: some say to boil, some say to steam; some say to cut in half ...
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Can I use the grill tray in my oven for grilling?

My oven came with 2 baking trays, and a small tray which looks like a grill (i.e, its got rows of vertical metal strips the same way as a grill does). Can I use this tray for grilling or broiling, and ...
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Smoking pig butt: how to resume?

I set out this morning to cook a pig butt. Found out that I was going too a birthday party at such a time that the butt would smoke for six hours and then I would need to pull it. The shoulder was a ...
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Getting the lighter fluid taste out of burgers, after the fact

My burgers came off the grill tasting and smelling like lighter fluid. Are there any ways to reduce or remove the taste and smell from the leftovers? In the future I'm using one of those charcoal ...
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What is the history of souvlaki and is there any benefit in cooking meat on a skewer?

I'm wondering about the origin of souvlaki. Was it only something of a convenience (easy to cook lots of pieces together)? Or does this way of grilling lead to better results, as opposed to just ...
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What's the difference when smoking in a spherical grill and in a smoker?

When smoking in a spherical grill like the Weber One-Touch, will the result be different then when a real smoker is used? What is the difference?
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Using charcoal in kettle grill

I learned that in kettle grill the coal should be placed on one side of the grill and meat on the other side. What is the advantage of this method against grilling on direct fire? Adding a water ...
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Preparation Techniques for Tilapia Filets

In my freezer, I have two thin tilapia filets that need to be eaten. I realize that I can: wrap them in foil with seasoning and cook bake or broil them with butter, wine, lemon juice, and/or other ...
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How do I adapt to grilling without a lid?

If a recipe explicitly asks to grill with the lid on (for example this jerk chicken), but I'll be grilling on a grill without a lid on one of those ubiquitous rectangular park grills, how should I ...
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indoor grilling

I own a great grill pan but the only successful thing I grill on it is thinly pounded chicken cutlets. Does anyone know if I can grill a steak (skirt steak)? What general technique can I use on my ...
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How to get stable and long lasting high temperatures in charcoal grill?

I have Weber one touch spherical grill (18.5") and trying to cook steaks with direct heat. I place steaks when grill thermometer shows 450-500F, but after 2 or 3 minutes temperature starts dropping ...
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Are there dangers to using solid fuel on a propane grill?

In another question, a user proposed burning briquettes on a propane grill in order to get charcoal flavor on the meat. I don't grill myself, so I don't know enough to judge whether this is a great ...
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How to grill portabello mushrooms properly

Recently my girlfriend and I tried grilling (over an open flame, like BBQ) some portabello mushrooms for burgers. We failed miserably :( The mushrooms were soggy and raw at first. After grilling them ...
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Stainless vs Enameled Porcelain Grates?

I need to replace the grill grates on my Weber Genesis grill, and I see that I can get either enameled porcelain (like I already have) or upgrade to stainless steel. A few concerns spring to mind ...
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Advantages to “burning off” grill

My father insists on "burning off" the grill by letting it run on high after each use. Is there any advantage to doing so?
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What is the difference between grills when frying a burger?

I'm new to cooking and I saw that there is several ways to fry/cook a burger. Saw it with a stone grill, pan, iron griddle; Would like to hear other types also. But what is the difference in the ...
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How can I control the heat when cooking on a campfire?

In a few weeks a group of us will be camping and rafting. My wife and I have been assigned dinner responsibility. I've done the hamburger/hot-dog thing on campfires, but I was looking for something ...
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Achieve crosshatch on grilled pork chop?

I know that putting a crosshatch on a pork chop won't increase its flavor but I like the presentation. Generally, I either rotate my chops too early or too late, resulting in torn meat or no ...
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Is there anything gained by butterfly cutting a hot dog for grilling?

A friend of mine butterfly cuts (in half lengthwise without separating) his hebrew national hot dogs before grilling them. I don't notice a difference in flavor and didn't perceive a decrease in ...
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Are these grates okay to cook on?

I'm having trouble with some enamel-coated cast iron grill grates. I've only had this grill for a few years, I don't live on the beach (salt), we don't get much rain, and I store it outside but keep ...
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How should chuck roast be grilled to maximize tenderness?

Forgive me if this question has been asked before, I did a search and did not find it. I have cut up a chuck roast into steak slices (relatively thin, maybe half an inch), tenderized it and marinated ...
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Is charcoal or the smoker at fault for low temperature smoking?

I recently received a charcoal smoker for my cake day. I attempted to smoke pork ribs, here are the steps I followed. Cured the smoker with 2 Lbs of charcoal. (6 hours) Cleaned the smoker. ...
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How hot do charcoal grills get?

As a college student, I am working with limited cooking equipment. There are several outdoor charcoal grills however, which students sometimes have cookouts on. How hot do can these grills get? I have ...
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How can I tell when chicken thighs are sufficiently cooked to eat?

Last night I was grilling chicken thighs on a barbecue and I was told that if there was any pink inside them, they are not safe to eat. My question is twofold: (a) Is this true? (b) Is there a way ...
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What is the charcoal snake method and how does it work?

I've read in places about using something called the charcoal snake method for slow smoking in a kettle bbq. What is it and how does it even work? Here's an example picture.
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Ribs burned to a crisp following directions. What does “medium high” mean?

I'm learning about grilling by making mistakes. The instructions on some pre-seasoned "St. Louis Ribs" say the following: Remove ribs from package. Preheat grill to medium high. Place ribs on ...
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Grate positioning for charcoal grill?

When cooking on a charcoal grill, does it matter how far the grate is positioned above the charcoal? If so, how high should it be?
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Tips for grilling duck legs?

I recently attempted to grill duck legs on my propane Webber. I was afraid of flare-ups due to the high fat content in the duck meat so I grilled with somewhat low and indirect heat. It took a long ...
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Do different wood types work better for grilling different meats/fishes?

If I'm using my gas grill (adding charcoal and wood) and wanted to try to get different flavors out of different wood types, is there a guideline for which woods work better for fish/meat - Hickory is ...
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Will storing salted steak overnight ruin the meat?

I've salted the steaks, but I can't get the grill going. If I store them in the fridge and cook them tomorrow, will the fact they are salted already ruin the meat?
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Is it better to fry or grill a steak?

Whenever I cook steak at home I usually grill it, but is this as good as frying? I have usually grilled so it is not cooking in the juices and I thought might be healthier, but have been told that ...
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How to grill potatoes?

I'm having a barbecue and I'm cooking steaks and asparagus. I still have some uncooked potatoes left in the pantry. Is it possible to grill a potato?
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Smoking Boston Butt and Smoker Went out - Food Safety

I borrowed a buddies pellet smoker to test it out. I got it going bright this morning. Got it up to about 225 and loaded it up a 6.5 pound Boston Butt. It never really stayed at 225, but hovered ...
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How do I cook food in this square stone oven?

I've recently become the owner of this outdoor stone oven. However, I am at loss how to cook in it. It continues up into a rather large chimney. The bottom has two furrows about a thumbs length ...
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Do metal skewers make a considerable different cooking time than wooden?

When making kebabs I usually use the metal re-usable skewers. However do they differ at all than their wooden counterparts? Dishes are fun to do but only if the meal is good.
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Is it safe to use a cast iron skillet over a chimney starter?

I want to pan-fry a burger tonight, but I don't want the smoke or smell in the house (we don't have a range hood, just an anemic exhaust fan that dates from the Truman administration). I considered ...
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Can I boil bratwurst in beer to cook them?

I bought Red Hook Bratwurts today, and I'm making them tomorrow. Does anyone know if I could boil them in beer since it already was pre made with beer (Red Hook), or would it not be a good idea? ...
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Do burgers cook better when close or far apart?

I was in a debate with a friend in regards to cooking burgers if they should be close together or far apart on a grill. I searched the site but did not find anything that would answer my question so ...
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Toaster oven features - convection/rotisserie

I need some help in buying a toaster oven: My needs are primarily to roast/grill vegetables, occasional baking (bread, brownies, muffins). I am vegetarian and this is for a 2 person home. I'd like it ...
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Cooling off a kettle-style grill

I'm trying to slow-cook using indirect heat on my kettle-style grill, and having some temperature issues. Most of my experience with my grill follows one of two patterns: First cook the food item ...
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How to control temperature of a charcoal bbq

If my charcoal bbq is too hot and the chicken is turning stiff on the surface, can I close the top vents to cool down the barbecue? What is the best way of cooling I down? Once cooled, what is the ...
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Cooking times and temperatures for whole fish on the grill?

I recently cooked some whole 7lbs salmon on the grill, wrapped in fig leaves, and left them on a bit too long; they were a little dried out. So, based on the idea that I'm cooking "thick" whole fish ...
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Why does my kamado ceramic grill fall out of it's stand when I open it?

I just got a Large Big Green Egg with a nest. When I was at the store, they asked if I wanted one already put together, so I said yes. They gave me a nest that had a medium sitting in it. Now, when ...