hhgregg + Broil King’s #GrillMaster Twitter Chat: Grilling Tips, Tricks & Recipes
25 Jun, 2014
Being a grill master is no easy feat. We’re here to help with grilling tips, tricks and recipes that you can try right away. Check out these ideas from our recent #GrillMaster Twitter Chat with our Twitter followers and friends at Broil King to make your grilling experience fun, safe and tasty.
General Grilling Tips
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): [To avoid burning,] avoid any sugary sauces until the last 5 – 10 minutes of cooking, and grill at a lower temperature.
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): If you put meat on the grill and it doesn’t sizzle, it’s not hot enough. Pre-heat! (Tweet this)
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Don’t crowd the grill – you need space for the heat to surround food on the grill, not just from one side.
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Don’t try something for the first time if you’re entertaining – KNOW that you can do it first!
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Oil your cooking grates – if they’re cast iron, it protects them. Cast iron or stainless, it keeps food from sticking. (Tweet this)
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Prep as much as you can before hand – be ready to grill.
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): There are so many to choose from, but a good set of tongs is the best place to start [with accessories].
- Carey (@Carey1972): To keep food from sticking, spray your grates. Spray them away from the fire.
- Mike (@mjd0913): Be very patient when grilling, don’t use too high a temperature setting.
Cooking a Beef Brisket
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): When cooking a beef brisket, time is key. Cook low (250°F or less) to an internal temp of 190°F or more. Most difficult “BBQ” meat.
- Janice (@janice_jari): Cooking brisket on medium high on hickory wood plank, to die for.
- Joseph (@JMUJoe1987): Cook your brisket low and slow for about 7-8 hours. (Tweet this)
- Taylor (@OliveTulips): Wrap in foil and slow cook for a few hours.
Cooking the Perfect Burger
- Janice (@janice_jari): Acing an indent in the middle of your burger patty you avoid shrinkage & holds toppings in place.
- Joseph (@JMUJoe1987): Don’t use a spatula to press all of the moisture/juice out of your burgers when you’re cooking them. (Tweet this)
- Ricky (@NDSioux21): When making burgers press your thumb in the patty before grilling keeps away the shrinkage.
Delicious Marinade Recipes
- @VLovesFree: Salt Pepper Garlic so simple! If I’m really fancy add some BBQ sauce and beer.
- Carey (@Carey1972): Various flavors of peppers is what I like. Course ground, freshly ground, garlic pepper.
- Daniela (@danitapia88): My mom and dad have always marinated fajitas with soy sauce and pineapple. It tastes good and I love the flavor.
- James (@JamesNKennedy): I love to use a vacuum bagger to quickly infuse a marinade also! (Tweet this)
- Riya (@jia_biswas): Mine is a long list consists of garlic, ginger, paprika, coriander, cumin, yogurt, lime, salt.
- Stephanie (@Bodinesteph): I love a bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, and pineapple marinade!
- Stephanie (@MOMiSHStyle): Apricot jelly, honey BBQ sauce and fresh ginger, mix it together and put in the fridge!
- Taylor (@OliveTulips): A beer and some orange zest will give a steak quite a delicious kick! (Tweet this)
- Taylor (@OliveTulips): Soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, dried basil, parsley flakes & Worcestershire sauce.
Grill Safety Tips
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Make sure you get a long pair [of tongs] to protect yourself from the heat. Kitchen tongs are a no-no.
- James (@JamesNKennedy): Have plenty of light if grilling after dark!
- @sjaijcarroll: Wear an apron for splatters and sparks.
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): Steaks should rest approx. 5 minutes – larger cuts like roasts, up to 30 minutes.
- @sjaijcarroll: Don’t cut your meat to see if it’s done. It’ll lose its juices.
- Broil King (@broilkingbbq): For “doneness,” always have a good meat thermometer – internal temperature is the gold standard for Rare / Med / Well. (Tweet this)
Even More Grilling Resources
Find even more grilling inspiration at our Broil King Guest Pinterest Board!
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