1. To keep food from sticking to the grid and make it easy to turn, rub the grid with vegetable oil before cooking.
2. Always use tongs or a spatula when handling meat.
Piercing meat with a fork allows delicious juices to escape and makes meat less moist.
3. When making kabobs, if you use wooden or bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water 20 minutes before using.
4. The secret to evenly cooked vegetable and meat kabobs is to parboil solid or starchy vegetables before they are threded onto skewers for grilling.
5. Foods wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill should be turned often to prevent burning and assure even cooking.
6. When barbecuing food for more than 45 minutes, add 10 to 12 briquets around the outer edge of the fire as cooking starts. When these briquets are ready, add them to the center of the fire as need to maintain constant temperature.
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