Tailgating Grill Tips
- First, get a good tailgate grill. A Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grill is only about $30 and lasts for years. A small gas grill is not real expensive either. The better made grills are just flat easier to use.
- If you’re looking for really easy and low maintenance grilling, then go with gas or with the new ethanol Flame Disks that just light up similar to candles and provide flames for around 45 minutes.
- For those who are “all about flavor,” then charcoal grilling is the ticket. Invest in a chimney starter to get the coals going rather than using the match light charcoal or soaking the regular ones in lighter fluid. These fuels give grilled foods an “off” taste.
- Remember to take tongs and grill gloves. You’ll also need something to put the grilled food in and not the same container (unless you can wash it) that held the raw meats.
- Hand sanitizer and baby wipes really come in handy and keep your tailgate party sanitary.
- Have a good cooler http://www.mygofer.com/shc/s/search_10175_27151?keyword=cooler&vName= and ice for keeping foods cold on the way and for leftovers. Remember to have zip lock bags for the leftovers too, or plastic containers work fine as well.
- Make sure the coals are out before leaving the grill to go to the game and also before packing up to head home. Nothing ruins a good time more than catching the car on fire on the drive home.