Grill How To’s & Guides

Our BBQ grilling hub has everything you need to know about barbecue grilling. From mouth-watering BBQ recipes, to grill how-to guides, as well as reviews of the latest and best grilling equipment.

Our in-depth how-to guides show you every technique you need to know to master cooking on the grill, and our detailed guides to equipment will show you every bit of gear you need to turn from pit amateur to griller pro!

how to use charcoal grill vents BBQ Tip: How to Use Charcoal Grill Vents - Controlling grill temperature doesn't need to be difficult. Here's how to use your charcoal grill's vents in 3 easy steps. ...
Store-Bought DIY BBQ Kits How to Make Your Own DIY Charcoal Grill - For DIY fans who love the beautiful pursuit of outdoor grilling, making your own charcoal grill could be the ideal… ...
how to build a bbq island with steel studs How to Build a BBQ Island with Steel Studs - Full walkthrough, step-by-step guide, and recommended tools for building your own BBQ island steel studs. ...
how to tell when ribs are done How to Tell When Ribs Are Done (7 Easy Ways) - Want to know the secret to perfectly cooked BBQ ribs? Here’s our guide walking through everything you need to know,… ...
grilled pork on yakitori grill How to Make Your Own DIY Yakitori Grill [Full Walkthrough & Guide] - Want to bring the fun of Japanese Yakitori grilling to your home with your own DIY Yakitori Grill project? Here's… ...
how to clean blackstone griddle BBQ Tip: How to Clean a Blackstone Griddle (The Easy Way) - Blackstone's range of outdoor griddles are perfect for outdoor grilling, but just like with any kind of cooking station, frequent… ...
How to cook ribs on a charcoal grill How to Cook Ribs on a Charcoal Grill [10 Easy Steps & Recipe] - Any good BBQ chef knows his way around a good rack of ribs, but some fall short by thinking they… ...
chicken cooking on bbq gas grill How to Grill Chicken on a Gas Grill (7 Easy Steps) - Cooking boneless chicken breasts is seen as one of the easiest bbq skills to master. But slow down there, my… ...
how to defrost chicken preview 3 How to Defrost Chicken Fast (4 Quick Ways) - In a rush to get going in the kitchen? Frozen meat can be a difficult obstacle to get around, but… ...
cleaning large black cast iron grills How to Clean a Cast Iron Grill (9 Easy Steps) - Having problems getting stubborn cooked on food off your grill? Here are nine simple steps for you to help you… ...
keto bbq sauce store bought 7 Best Store Bought Keto BBQ Sauces (Low-Carb & Sugar-Free) - I have a confession: I put barbecue sauce on everything. I even add it to tuna mayo (sorry). So it… ...
Traeger Grills Pro Series 34 How do I Get More Smoke from My Traeger? - Pellet smokers and grills offer one of the best ways to get authentic smokey barbecue at the same convenience as… ...
DIY Portable Outdoor Kitchen 8 Best DIY BBQ Island Ideas (Cinder Blocks, Wood, Cement & More) - Starting your own DIY BBQ island project is one of the best ways to make sure that your barbecue setup… ...
are wood pellets toxic Are Wood Pellets Toxic? [BBQ Burning Questions] - A common concern with all types of barbecue is if the fuel we’re using is toxic. With charcoal grilling it’s… ...
picanha meat on grill What is Picanha? | Everything You Need to Know About Brazil’s Best Meat - Today I’m breaking down one of South America’s best kept secrets: Pincanha steak. The meat is always one of the… ...
how to reheat ribs How to Reheat Ribs (5 Easy Ways) - Ribs, ribs, glorious ribs. One of our all-time favorite BBQ staples. Fresh off the grill they're incredible, however trying to… ...
how to clean kamado grill How to Clean a Kamado Grill [7 Easy Steps] - All BBQ grills need regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure they function properly, and your kamado grill is no different.… ...
can you use parchment paper on grill Can You Use Parchment Paper on the Grill? [Burning Questions] - If you’re tired of things like potato sticking to the inside of aluminum foil then you might be looking around… ...
why are drop in grills so expensive 1 Why Are Drop-In Grills So Expensive? [Burning Questions] - Building an outdoor kitchen is a dream many of us have, and integral to that is a drop-in grill that… ...
pork chop seasoning rub recipe 7 Best Store Bought Rib Rubs (BBQ Grilling & Smoking) - The secret to any good grilled or smoked meat is preparation, and a big part of this is using a… ...
big green egg smoking What is a Kamado Grill? Everything You Need to Know - Kamado grills might be a little unusual in appearance, but they offer so much in cooking returns. Here's everything you… ...
how to use kamado grill How to Use a Kamado Grill (4 Easy Steps) - Kamado grills and Big Green Eggs are a truly unique range of grills, and offer a very different cooking experience… ...
best lighter fluid substitutes 4 Best Lighter Fluid Substitutes to Get Your Coals Raging - Lighting a charcoal grill can be tough work, and can be made all the harder if you don't have any… ...
How to Keep Chicken from Sticking to the Grill 2 How to Keep Chicken from Sticking to the Grill (4 Easy Ways) - There are few things that get under a grill master’s skin more than when chicken sticks to the grill. After… ...
Best Store-Bought BBQ Brisket Rubs 5 Best Store-Bought BBQ Brisket Rubs - Is there a BBQ meat quite like brisket? For me it’s the iconic smoked barbecue food. Sure, ribs and Boston… ...
how to put out charcoal grill How to Put Out a Charcoal Grill (BBQ Tip) - Cleaning up coals after grilling can be messy and even dangerous. Learn how to put out a charcoal grill with… ...
how to clean cast iron grill grates Stainless Steel Grill Grates vs. Cast Iron | Everything You Need to Know - Photo: David Reber Another day, another debate: this time we're pitting cast iron grill grates against stainless steel varieties. Since… ...
how to tune up gas grill BBQ Tip: How to Tune Up Your Gas Grill - Very few things are as annoying as a gas grill that goes bust mid-season. It can completely derail BBQ season… ...
removing membrane silverskin from back of ribs How to Remove the Membrane from Ribs (3 Easy Steps) - Today we're talking about meat prep as I show you on the key steps to preparing your barbecue ribs for… ...
How to Clean a Flat Top Grill How to Clean a Flat Top Grill - Flat top grills and planchas are really unique pieces of cooking hardware. A lot of people might recognise them as… ...
wood pellets in smoker BBQ Tip: How to Use Wood Pellets in a Charcoal Grill - Want to use the beautiful aromas and flavors from your pellets in your grilling? It turns out it's not as… ...
chimney starter on charcoal grill BBQ Tip: How to Use a Charcoal Chimney - If you're looking for the best way to light a charcoal grill then you've come to the right place. Here's… ...
thermpro thermometer next to grill How to Use an Instant Read Thermometer (BBQ, Grilling & Smoking) - Photo: Aindreas Lynch Got your brand new grill thermometer but not sure how to use it? Luckily, with good care… ...
how to install grill thermometer BBQ Tip: How to Install a Grill Thermometer (Gas, Charcoal & Kettle) - Need to start using a thermometer for better grilling? Learn how to install a grill thermometer for your gas or… ...
convert propane grill to natural gas BBQ Tip: How to Convert Your Propane Grill to Natural Gas - Photo: [CC BY 2.5], via Brian Chu Not sure where to begin with converting your propane grill to natural gas?… ...
how to keep charcoal grill hot BBQ Tip: How to Keep Your Charcoal Grill Hot (7 Easy Steps) - Keeping the temperature of your charcoal grill consistent is one of the hardest skills when it comes to barbecue, but… ...
how to use a charcoal grill How to Use a Charcoal Grill: 4 Easy Steps - You've bought your grill. You've chosen your recipe. But what now? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the… ...
how to thicken bbq sauce How to Thicken BBQ Sauce (7 Easy Ways) - Find your sauce a little bit on the thin side? Here are seven easy and effective ways to thicken BBQ… ...
flank steak skirt steak differences Flank Steak vs Skirt Steak: Which One is Best? (3 Big Differences) - Both are tough, beefy strips of meat that are great straight off the grill. Also, both are criminally overlooked by… ...
indirect heat charcoal grill Grilling Tip: How to use Indirect Heat on a Charcoal Grill - One of the most fundamental skills a BBQ enthusiast is indirect cooking. See, simply cooking your food directly over heat… ...
how to light a charcoal grill How to Light a Charcoal Grill (3 Easy Ways) - Many people are put off buying a charcoal grill because they believe that lighting them is difficult or sometimes even… ...