Grilling 101: Barbecue Basics for Rookies (Infographic)


Calling all aspiring grilling gurus! Whether you’re hoping to throw a few burgers on the grill for a family dinner, or if you’re planning an outdoor feast, we’ve got the know-how you need to learn how to barbecue. Once you’ve brushed up on these Grilling 101 Barbecue Basics for Rookies, all you need to do is invite the party! Happy Grilling!


How to Barbecue

Fire up the grill! Don’t let the flames intimidate you. Grilling is simple, fun, and tasty! Follow these tips, and you’ll be a grill master in no time!

Know Your Grills


  • Requires charcoal
  • Very high heat possible
  • Needs 20 mins to pre-heat
  • Great smoky flavor
  • Consistent temperature difficult to maintain
  • Ashes must be cleaned out after each use
  • Uses real fire


  • Can be used indoors
  • Great for small areas
  • Heats up quickly
  • No flames used
  • No smoky flavor
  • Consistent heat


  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • Needs 10 mins to pre-heat
  • Easier to reach consistent temperature than charcoal
  • Uses real fire
  • Smoky flavor can be enhanced with wood chip boxes

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