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Do You Have The Grill Skills?

Grilling and enjoying the BBQ can become part of your family dynamic. But, for some people, the grill or BBQ is an alien place to be and it can actually be very scary to cook up food outside without the usual comforts of an oven and timer. However, that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t improve upon the skills you have and start to enjoy the BBQ and summer season a little more. With that in mind, here are some tips on how you can be grilling like a pro in no time at all. Wait until you find out what you have been missing.



Just give it a try


One of the first things you should just do is give it a try. Experience is one of the only ways you learn your trade in anything, and grilling and cooking food this way is just another example of that. All grills are different, and whether you use something you have sat there for years, or you treat yourself to something new where you make a purchase from a Weber Specialist Dealer, you will only learn about your equipment, timings, and heat by trying it out and seeing what happens.

Get the right equipment


That being said, if you are serious about learning this cooking process, then it may be worth you looking into the equipment you have and investing in something decent. You can buy BBQs and grills, or you could even consider putting one together yourself with resources and online tutorials and videos. Some people have successfully done this and created features in their gardens. One of my musts is a grill thermometer.

Don’t put pressure on yourself


Now that there has been warmer weather, you will see this is the perfect time to switch the grill on, but what this does is provide you with an opportunity to spend time with the family, enjoying a good meal in the process. So a big tip is to not add too much pressure on yourself. Start with something simple, and check out many recipes online for ideas for rubs and options to consider. Grilling and smoking to perfection require patience, and it isn’t something you will master on your first session.

Don’t be afraid of a little research beforehand


Cooking meat on a grill is no easy thing to, and with the need to ensure that the meat you cook is thoroughly cooked all the way through, it might be an ideal time to do a little research on cooking times. This ensures that you have an indication of how long certain things will take. While a barbecue may not be an option through the winter, you can still practice your grilling skills indoors, giving you time to perfect your marinade, work on your “secret rub” recipe and even create some exciting options for your next grilling rendezvous.

Let’s hope these tips help you conquer your fear of the grill and ignite that passion to just give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. My husband is the grillmaster around our home. We have had a Weber for years and they are the best.

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  2. I do not have grill skills. I'm trying! My husband normally does the grilling, but I'd like to learn as well.

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  3. I know how to BBQ! I don't do it too often, but I can do it no problem! I prefer my air-fryer honestly, LOL! Easier clean up and crispier food!

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  4. These are really helpful tips. I don't consider myself a grill master. I however, I've really enjoyed grilling this summer and I've gotten better at it.

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  5. I love cooking on the grill and trying new recipes. I read all the tips and tricks I can find!

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  6. My husband does all of the grilling for us. I'm not going encroach because that's the only time I can get a meal out of him lol! (Rena)

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  7. I most definitely do not have grill skills haha! I am not really allowed near one as I'm so much of a disaster area! But I totally do love a good grilled meal.

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  8. My husband is the master griller at our house. He definitely has the skills to whip up something tasty.

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  9. We love our grill! We use it all summer long because I just don't want to turn the oven on. I really like a lot of the tips you have here I do some of them but there are others that I can definitely do better.

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  10. My husband is the griller in our family. He's all about BBQing meat, chicken and fish. He has a lot of confidence when he grills with the right equipment! I grill too, but inside on the stovetop.

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  11. I like these tips! I admit that I usually let my husband handle the grilling, he does most of the cooking in our house and really enjoys it. But I like the idea of knowing that I can grill.

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  12. Grilling might sound easy to do for some people. It is honestly not too complicated but you need to know it's do's and do not's. A pretty good skill set to acquire

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  13. I love grilling but not too much of a fan of all the smoke and shirt smells. I often get fascinated whenever is super good in it. You're right, doing a good research will help.

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  14. I usually let my husband man the grill but I should totally give it a try! You share some great tips here!!

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  15. I am confident in saying that I do not have the grill skills. Ha. I either make my oldest child cook on the grill or someone else. It's not something I have mastered, and quite honestly, I will probably continue to let that be someone else's job, but going to share this with my oldest kiddo!

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  16. I'm not to great with the grill. My husband is usually the one to grill the food. I'm learning though and hopefully I'll actually get it down someday.

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  17. My husband is the grill master in our house, but I'm definitely working on my skills. Living in Southern California, we have the opportunity to grill almost year round. It's a great way to prep meals and enjoy the sunshine.

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  18. Personally, I don't know the first thing about starting the grill --- or setting it up for that matter. Always curious how to get it going.

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