How to Grill 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Grilling

Welcome to How to Grill 101! 

This guide contains numerous articles on grilling — one of the world’s purest pastimes. Whether you’re a beginner or already know what you’re doing, there’s always something new to learn.

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Grilling Basics

Grilling vs BBQ – Heat, Time, Smoke & Meat

How Much Meat per Person? – Practical Planning for Any Event

The Science

Maillard Reaction: What You Need Know About It

Cooking Fuels

Lump Charcoal vs Briquettes – Which One Is Better & Why?

Grilling Techniques & How-Tos

Reverse Sear: Is It the Best Way to Steak Valhalla?

What Is Searing Meat? Why Master It? & How To Do It Properly

Resting Meat: Is It Necessary or Not?

Two Zone Grilling – Your Surefire Way to Grilling Valhalla

Afterburner Method – Searing Steaks on the Back of an F-16

How To Use a Charcoal Chimney Starter – A Detailed Tutorial

How To Start a Charcoal Grill – A Complete, Step-by-Step Guide

How To Dry Age Beef at Home: What, Why & How To Do It Safely

Useful Tips & Tricks

Should You Pierce Steak Before Marinating? Why & Why Not?

Grill Maintenance

How To Clean Stainless Steel Grill Grates – Making Them New Again

How To Clean Cast Iron Grill Grates – Seasoning Is Rust Prevention

Stainless Steel Grill Grates vs Cast Iron – Which One To Buy?

Buying the Right Grill

Best BBQ Smoker & Grill Reviews, Ratings, and Buying Guides

Best BBQ Grilling Tools & Accessories Reviews, Ratings, and Buying Guides

The Next Step

Did you know that barbecuing is different from grilling? Learn more about it in our How to BBQ 101: A Beginner’s Guide to BBQ.

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