By Montana Grant

Posted: June 6, 2021

Every griller has their own special spin on their grills. Whether you are a smoker, propane, wood fired, charcoal or oven grill, you take pride in what you prepare. Killer Grilling is a great way to share love with family and friends.

Here are a few Grillin Tips to try!

Place a bowl of water or beer on the grate to add moisture to your food.

                If you plan to use a nonsmoker grill to smoke, make a small foil boat that you can place wood chips or pellets into. Keep the grill on a low temp to allow the wood to smoke but not flame. You can also add some soaked sage, or other spices to the mix.

When baking a Pizza on a grill, you need to elevate the pie so that the toppings will melt. The top of the stove is hottest so place a cast iron pan, upside down on the grate. An inverted Dutch Oven also works well. Now use a pizza stone to support the pie. Elevate the pie enough to meet the heat but not touch the stone lid. A peel is a useful tool to remove the pie when done. It takes less time once the pie is in the hot zone.  Bake the crust first, before adding the toppings. A Boboli Crust is a great option if you don’t want to make a crust from scratch. Spray it with olive oil before you put it on the grate. Allow it to get nearly cooked, then use the peel to place it on the stone. Boboli crusts also come in small, individual sizes. Folks can make their own custom pies.

When making shish kabobs use metal or wooden skewers. Soak wooden skewers in water before using them to prevent burning. Place a thick piece of seasoned onion at each end to slightly elevate the skewer and keep the kabob ingredients moist. This will add flavor and create a tasty side dish as well.

When smoking or slow cooking ribs or meat, use a sprayer to keep things moist. Mix half and half of apple juice and apple cider vinegar. Shake and spray throughout the slow cooking.

If cooking chicken for a large gathering, consider using thighs. They have less bones and sinews. The meat is light and dark and more flavorful. Marinate overnight, in a glass dish or zip bag, before grilling. Finish with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve.

Grill your best!

Montana Grant