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Wild Salmon from grill is too dry

The answer to "how do I grill plain wild salmon without it being dry" is both simple and hard: don't overcook it. Wild salmon fillets are thinner, with less fat, than farmed salmon. As such,...
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Wild Salmon from grill is too dry

Cedar planks. https://www.thespruceeats.com/cedar-plank-salmon-4140628 So easy, so delicious and it works great. Get cedar planks. You can pay big bucks for cedar planks intended for this use. Or ...
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Bottom of my charcoal grill keeps falling out

Push & twist, very similar mechanism to a bayonet-fitting light bulb. Three hooks go over three pins, then you turn it to lock. I cannot tell from the photos whether the pins are in situ. ...
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Potato with core temperature of 100C but no carbonisation

There are many issues with your assumptions, settings, and procedures. I'll point a couple out: 100C is a very low oven temperature...not a problem, but it will lengthen the cooking time. Ovens are ...
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How to know if chicken is cooked on charcoal bbq without temperature monitor

If you want to cook it perfectly, get an accurate thermometer. Other than that, slicing into it allows you to peer inside, but that is not terribly accurate, nor is it desirable in some cases. However,...
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Grilling on an iron fire pit

This can easily work as a grill. A cover is not necessary. You simply need a grate that fits over the surface. I would go for a grate that fits over the rim, you don't want to worry about shifting ...
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Reheating a charcoal grill

I suspect what's happening is that you've depleted your fuel, charcoal's just wood at the end of the day, and after an hour or so it will have a lot less to give. If you want a hotter flame you can: ...
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Grilling on an iron fire pit

If you can find a mesh cover large enough to go over the top that's certainly an option, you need to work out a way to keep it in place, you don't want it sliding around on you. Meat will stick, ...
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rusty charcoal chimney starter, safe to use?

Yes, it's perfectly safe to use basically until it falls apart. It gets very hot in use, which prevents any sort of rust-proof coating from sticking, but the rust is harmless. You could try oiling it ...
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Do foil packets on a charcoal grill get any flavor from the smoke?

No, not really exposure is sort of the key in any method of light, and/or heavy, and/or cold, and/or hot, and/or direct, and/or indirect smoking or smoking in general. This holds true for charcoal ...
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How to know if chicken is cooked on charcoal bbq without temperature monitor

In a general way "doneness" of meat is mapped pretty closely to the transition from floppy-squishy raw state meat into firmer cooked meat. The trick, then (with chicken, where underdone to ...
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Is wood a good alternative to charcoal for bbq fuel?

I use wood all the time (including birch). Size and type will depend on what I am trying to do. For a slow smoke I will use a slow burning hardwood for coals and add small pieces of fruitwood or ...
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Heating charcoal on induction stove

Induction cooktops generate heat on iron or steel elements. There's no fire involved. You want to lit a piece of charcoal on fire. That requires a flame. Induction doesn't generate flames, just heat, ...
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Adding fuel to a grill during long cooking

First, it shouldn't take "hours"; make certain not to over cook your chicken. You should spatchcock your chicken so that it cooks more evenly. Using a chimney to prepare briquettes is a good ...
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Charcoal grills

Make sure you clean it after each use to remove any tar residues, and store the grid in a dry place. The tar and ashes can contain chemicals that attack the iron, and any moisture is only going to ...
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Adding fuel to a grill during long cooking

If your barbecue has a lid and you can control the airflow then you do not need to add fuel when you are cooking a chicken as if you close the valves you will reduce the oxygen going to your coals and ...
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Bottom of my charcoal grill keeps falling out

Given this photo I found, it seems that the rod in your second photo is necessary. Unfortunately, I can't find alternate perspectives or an instruction manual. It would certainly not glue in, but it ...
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Do smokeless grills have an advantage over gas grills?

Flavors don't develop by dripping onto the heat source Flavor can enter a meat from smoke, but you want the flavor of hardwoods like hickory or apple. You do not want the flavor of burnt grease; I ...
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Cleaning 'cement' from grill

If it is just steel then a stiff brush ought to do it, or steel wool. I'd be tempted to hose it down a few times, the water ought to loosen the ash before sponging it off. If there are coatings on it ...
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Charcoal grill not getting hot enough

It really sounds as if you're just getting the tail-end of the fuel left in the charcoal.. that you've let it burn too far in the chimney .. 40 minutes does sound like a long time .. the right time to ...
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Can you put charcoal or soaked woodchips in a pan on top of the grate of a gas BBQ in combination with the gas to create smokey flavors?

You can, but it's not very effective. I have a steel wood chip box for my gas grill. I've tried using it a couple of times with soaked wood chips, and it simply doesn't produce enough smoke to really ...
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Can you put charcoal or soaked woodchips in a pan on top of the grate of a gas BBQ in combination with the gas to create smokey flavors?

The charcoal flavor comes from phenols that leave the charcoal and deposit on the food as its burning. You can certainly do this without the food being directly over the charcoals - smoking food in an ...
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How to know if chicken is cooked on charcoal bbq without temperature monitor

Cutting open chicken to see if it is done and no longer pink in the middle is not a dependable way to tell if it's fully cooked or not, because sometimes chicken actually turns red or pink as it is ...
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Potato with core temperature of 100C but no carbonisation

The potato (a wet thing) was in a pot (contains steam, if covered. Unclear if you covered the pot or not, but the fact that you mention a pot implies a cover, as opposed to a baking tray/pan/sheet.) ...
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Heating charcoal on induction stove

You cannot do this using an induction stove; use any source of flame instead In a comment you confirmed you were aiming to reproduce a technique in this YouTube video, in which a piece of burning ...
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Charcoal grills

What are you cooking with? Just charcoal, or do you add hardwood? Do you have a picture of it? I'm trying to visualize if you are talking about the bottom of your grill or if you are talking about the ...
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