is a website dedicated to those who want to learn how to grill. If you are like me, you think everything tastes better when cooked on a grill. Learn some easy to follow techniques, that will make you feel like a grill master. With pages like How to Grill Steak, How to Grill Chicken, and How to Grill Pork, you will become comfortable and proficient grilling many different foods. Throughout these pages, I will also talk about ways to use smoke when grilling, and how to grill vegetables. You will be amazed at the variety of foods you can cook on a grill.
Cooking on the grill is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy the whole process. From starting the charcoal and preping the food, to the actual grilling. For me, cooking on the grill is a social event. I like to invite a few friends over, fire up the grill, drink a few beers, and eat some great food. I am not a trained chef, but over the years have become quite the expert on a grill. Through experimentation, I have perfected techniques that allow me to grill just about any type of food. Adapt these techniques to your tastes and you will create great grilled dishes of your own.
Howto-Grill.com is my way of sharing the my grilling knowledge. I will feature the grills I like to use, my favorite grilling tools, marinades, seasonings, and recipes. I hope you enjoy this site, and I hope it helps you become better on the grill. So, crack a beer and lets get to it.
Grills and Smokers:
The first item we must discuss is a grill. I only use charcoal grills, so sorry for those who want to cook with gas. I love the taste of food cooked over charcoal. I own two big grills, and one small, portable grill. I have a Weber One Touch Silver 22.5 grill and a larger Barrel grill. Which grill I use depends on what, and how much, I am cooking. General grilling is done on the Weber, while smoking and longer cooking is done on the big barrel. Both of my grills are pictured below. As you can see, I have had the big grill for a long time.
If I could own only one grill, I would be the Weber Kettel. It is the best charcoal grill, and most versitile charcoal grill, you can buy. The ceramic coating holds heat to allow for longer cooking times, and the size allows you to cook a little bit of food, or a lot of food. The Weber One Touch comes in different sizes of silver and gold editions, with prices ranging from $49.95 to over $300. Determine which size suits your cooking needs and space limitations. The 22.5 inch grill is a great universal size. Notice the storeage cabinets in the background? It is nice to have your tools close at hand.
The Weber One Touch is available in many stores and online retailers. Click the links below for more specific information on Weber One Touch Silver and Gold Grills. If you are interested in a barrel/smoker grill, look at my Amazon Store.
Weber 741001 Silver One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Weber 751001 Gold One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch
Weber 441001 Silver One-Touch 18-1/2-Inch Weber 451001 Gold One-Touch 18-1/2-Inch
If you want to buy your Grill from Walmart, click the banner below. They sell every Weber One Touch grill online and offer a great selection of barrel grills.
How To Use A Charcoal Chimney:
I do not use charcoal starter fluid, I use a charcoal chimney starter. There are several reasons to use a charcoal chimney; you don't get the starter fluid flavor on your food, you don't have to store dangerous fluid, and I think the chimney makes your charcoal burn better, and they are very easy to use. All you have to do is put a couple of loosely crumpled sheet of newspaper under the bottom, and light the paper. (Every now and again I have to add one more sheet of paper.) Then just be patient and let the charcoal burn. Wait until the top briquets are turning white before you dump your charcoal into the grill. Look at the progression of pictures below for a visual. Notice it starts with a lot of smoke, them flames, then white briquets, and finally all briquets are burning and glowing. You will love a charcoal chimney once you give it a try. Look below in my Amazon store
for my suggestions.
Grilling Tools and Supplies:
Good tools and supplies makes your grilling experience more enjoyable and successful. I have my main tools pictured below. They consist of; Kingsford charcoal, two charcoal chimneys, hickory and apple wood chips and chunks, grill brushes, tongs, spatula, grill mitt, and two Tupperware Season-Serve Marinating Containers. If you don't have a Tupperware Season-Serve Marinating Container, get one. They are the best marinating container you can own. You can find all of these products in My Amazon Store
or click the images and links below
Tupperware Season Serve Charcoal Companion Mitt
Weber Stainless-Steel 3-Piece Barbeque Tool Set