If you’re anything like us, you’re planning to fire up the grill all summer long. Before your next barbecue, read our grilling tips to make your food taste better than ever:
Use aluminum foil to get great grill marks
There’s nothing more satisfying than meat or veggies with crisp, flavorful grill marks. You need really hot grill bars to get those striking grill marks, and aluminum foil can help. Place a sheet of foil over your grill for 10 minutes or so to concentrate the heat and prevent it from escaping.
Keep flames in check
Flames are a grill cook’s worst enemy. Not only do they make your meat taste “off” and char the outside of food before it’s completely done, but they also cause carcinogenic hydrocarbons to form and collect on the surface of your food. Keep flames under control by trimming excess fat, choosing lean cuts of meat and removing the skin from poultry. Also, keep a spray bottle of water next to your grill to douse any flareups.
Pair with a great beer
You probably already know that delicious beers from Triangle Distributing Company, like Bud Light, Stella Artois or Rolling Rock, are the ideal pairing for grilled dishes. But did you know that beer is also a versatile grilling aid? Substitute it for citrus or wine in sauces, rubs and marinades for a unique flavor. You can also use it as a soaking medium for wood chips that will smoke and smolder, rather than burn. You can even add a subtle beer flavor to your dish by using it as a humidifying agent for your smoker!