It’s getting hot and it’s time for us to throw our barbecue parties–whether it’s at the beach or at your favorite hiking spot (or even just in your backyard!). Here in the bay, we’re having a horrid heatwave, but that only means that we get to head to the beach and grill our favorite T-bone steak and rib-eyes!

If you’re new to bbq in the same way I am, here’s some tricks I’ve learned!

5. Two-Zone Fire

I’m sure you’ve heard of double-searing, or the process of slowly cooking your steak before searing it for the crispy effect on the outside and a gooey, butter-like interior. If you’re out barbecuing with friends and family, it can be hard to use this method without separating your grill into two zones: your hot zone and your cool zone.

4. Preheating the Grill

Rule numero uno for all those barbecuing (asking old grandpa or paper–I’m sure you’ve seen them do this before!): preheating the grill for at least 10 minutes. That means you can set your charcoal on fire with your lighting fluid and simply let the grill heat up under those beating summer rays.

3. Marinate for 24 Hours

The key to a flavorful, delicious barbecue is a 24 hour marinade. Ever wonder how the flavor and the juice and gravy gets to the middle of your buttery steak, then I’ll let you know the secret: a 24 hour process. Coat your steak or meat in juices, sauces, and seasoning and leave it in the fridge. Make sure to let it arrive at room temperature hours before your barbecue.

2. Grilling Fruits on the Side

Summer is fruit season! Use your hot griddle to sauté and grill some peaches, tomatos, onions, strawberries, and bananas. Fried bananas and grilled peaches are my personal favorites.

1. Using Flavorful Wood Chips

Last, but certainly not least, use some flavored wood chips. My personal preference is apple flavored, but it’s up to your discretion. This is the most difficult tip to execute and it requires extra materials. From my understanding, you’re to wet your flavored chips, wrap them in foil, and grill them alongside your meat. This gives you the perfect roasted flavor without the 36 hours process.


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