So there I was the other day, headed out to the backyard laden down with a load of grilling implements, food, and beer when I said to myself: "Joe, this grill kit rocks! You should share it with the world!" So here I am doing that right now... sort of. I decided to expand it a little with a couple of other tips to help make your grilling at least as good as mine (which isn't too bad, in my humble estimation)! So here we go, with a burger as our test subject.
First, you have to start a fire, which we covered here. It takes around 15 minutes for your chimney of charcoal to be ready (if you're using gas, I presume it takes as long, but you're pretty much on your own with that since I have no clue -- the kit below is something you may still find cool though).
Before grilling, you need to give the grill grate a few minutes to heat up. I usually dump the coals, put the grate on, head inside and do some stuff, come back out and rotate the grate by 90 degrees (gloves on, duh), go back in and do some more stuff, then come out and scrape the grate with a grill brush. THEN it's ready to be oiled.
Francis Mallmann and the Seven Fires!); here it is done before.
Happy grilling, people!