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Grilling Mistakes Everybody Makes (And How To Avoid Them)

Gourmandize Logo Gourmandize | Slide 1 of 12: A good fire is a mesmerizing thing, but even as our primal urge to cook meat on a hot fire is being satisfied, an out-of-control fire can invoke panic. The good news that is unless you added a large amount of petrol to your barbecue, the odd leaping flames are probably nothing to worry about. The trick is knowing what is a "good flame" and a "bad flame." Black, acrid smoke coming from burnt BBQ sauce that's been on the grill for too long is bad. Flames leaping up in response to fat dripping from a nice big hunk of meat or fish? That's good. Harness the power of the flame for truly delicious barbecued meat.

Being Afraid Of The Flame

A good fire is a mesmerizing thing, but even as our primal urge to cook meat on a hot fire is being satisfied, an out-of-control fire can invoke panic. The good news that is unless you added a large amount of petrol to your barbecue, the odd leaping flames are probably nothing to worry about. The trick is knowing what is a "good flame" and a "bad flame." Black, acrid smoke coming from burnt BBQ sauce that's been on the grill for too long is bad. Flames leaping up in response to fat dripping from a nice big hunk of meat or fish? That's good. Harness the power of the flame for truly delicious barbecued meat.

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