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HOW TO LIGHT A CHARCOAL GRILL WITHOUT LIGHTER FLUID

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I remember when I got my first charcoal grill for Father’s Day some years ago. I went out a bought a few sirloin steaks and was excited to throw them on the grill. I poured about half a bottle of lighter fluid on a pile of coals and lit them up. When the coals began to ash over I threw the steaks on and began grilling. Those of you that are avid charcoal grillers are snickering right about now, because you know what is coming. Because the coals weren’t fully ready, the meat didn’t cook properly. The steaks basically steamed […]

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SMOKER

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When you’re buying a smoker the first thing you need to know is that a smoker is most defiantly not a grill. The process is totally different. The low and slow cooking is what sets it a part from the two approaches. The best smokers are able to maintain a median temperature between 180 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the optimum temp for most foods that are smoked. This is a process that insists upon patients and good design but beyond it’s slow process, many people don’t know what to look for in a smoker. Here are some basics […]