How To: Grill with wood for a tastier meal

Grill with wood for a tastier meal

BBQ season is just around the corner, so why not mix it up a bit this year? Instead of cooking on the same old boring grill, try out the steps in this tutorial. This video will show you how to cook using wood and add a unique, smokey taste to your meat.
You Will Need
• A wood-burning grill
• Hickory or oak chunks and chips
• A wire brush
• Paper towels
• Vegetable oil
• Kindling
• Charcoal
• Seasoned hickory or oak
• Meat
• Tongs
• An instant-read thermometer
• A platter
• Lemon juice (optional)
• Wine (optional)
• Whisky (optional)

Step 1: Clean and oil
Use a wire brush to clean the grates before and after grilling. Wipe the grates with paper towels dipped in a little vegetable oil to prevent the food from sticking.

Step 2: Start the fire
Start the fire with a base of kindling or charcoal. Place the logs on top and allow the wood to reduce to a bed of hot embers.

Step 3: Add wood chips for flavor
Add hardwood chips that have been soaked in water for 24 hours to achieve a greater amount of smoky flavor.
Wood chips can also be soaked in lemon juice, wine, or whisky.

Step 4: Place food on grill
Place the meat on the grill. Don't overcrowd the grill in case you need to move the food around because of flare-ups.

Step 5: Use tongs
Use tongs to pick up your food. Poking meat with a fork will release the juices.

Step 6: Use thermometer
Use an instant-read thermometer to get a temperature reading. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to get an accurate reading.

Step 7: Let meat rest
Let meat rest for 10 minutes after grilling, which will allow the juice to flow back through the meat.

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