General Outdoor Cooking How Tos

A collection of guides and 'how-tos' that aren't specifically BBQ or grilling. Think: Knife sharpening, how to store charcoal, how to clean your grills etc.

The posts below cover some of the practical sides of outdoor cooking, things we all need to be good at, but that aren’t specific to only BBQ or grilling.

We cover things such as using thermometers effectively and correctly, keeping your knives sharp, cleaning your grills, smokers, and grates, charcoal storage, and many more necessary practical skills.

Each article is a mini-tutorial, covering a particular skill from start to end, step-by-step, so you can follow along to achieve a practical skill.

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Stainless steel grill grates being cleaned with a wire brush

How to Clean Stainless Steel Grill Grates

Despite what some people say, that horrible baked-on grease and old food on your grates is NOT extra flavor. It’s dirty, acrid tasting junk. Get it cleaned off!