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How to Prepare a Grill

How to Prepare a Grill
How to Prepare a Grill
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn How to Prepare a Grill. Whether you're grilling out for a summertime barbecue or just love the taste of grilled recipes, this how-to video will show you the steps involved in getting your charcoal grill lit and ready for grilling. Learn how to use a charcoal grill with these must-have grilling tips for outdoor cooking made easy!


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How to Prepare a Grill


  1. Take off the top grate on the grill. 

  2. Place ash receiver on the bottom grate of the grill. 

  3. Place crumbled paper doused in oil in the bottom of your ash receiver.

  4. Flip your ash receiver around so the paper is facing the bottom of the grill, and place charcoal in the top of the ash receiver. 

  5. Light the paper using a lighter. 

  6. Allow coals to get white hot and then grab the handle of your ash receiver and dump that in the grill. Then, place the top grate back on top of the grill.

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Boy have I needed this tutorial in the past. I am so glad to find it. I am a woman living on my own. We 'braai' (barbecue) here often in South Africa. I used to have a man around to cook on the grill and now I don't. I miss those times so I decided to try it on my own but it is something you need to know how to do. I'm glad for this tutorial and the first thing I am going to make is steak!

I've always been intimidated to try and grill. Perhaps I'll give it a try before summer ends.

I am such a visual learner and this was crazy helpful. Thanks!


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