The Definitive Guide To Grilling The Perfect Steak

The Definitive Guide To Grilling The Perfect Steak

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Get The Cow’s Consent

Get The Cow’s Consent

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Your steak always tastes better when you’ve got a sworn statement from the animal authorizing the consumption of 12 ounces of its flesh.

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Remove Rat’s Nests From Grill

Remove Rat’s Nests From Grill

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Some people like the flavor, but ultimately it’s easier to grill without them.

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Oil Up

Oil Up

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Slather your grill, meat, and abdomen in your preferred oil of choice for a slippery, shiny grilling experience.

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Kill The Cow First

Kill The Cow First

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Grilling a still-living cow actually causes the cow to become agitated, which spoils the quality of the meat. You can save time by killing the cow while the grill heats up.

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Break In The Meat By Leaving It Under Your Mattress Overnight

Break In The Meat By Leaving It Under Your Mattress Overnight

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Giving it 24 hours under a mattress helps break in the meat and ensures it won’t be too tough.

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Salt Your Nostrils

Salt Your Nostrils

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Taste is actually 75% scent, which is why packing your nostrils with rock salt will help enhance the tasting experience. Don’t skimp now—fill them both up!

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Bring The Meat To Room Temperature

Bring The Meat To Room Temperature

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Warm cold steak in the microwave for at least 15-20 minutes.

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Trim Off Any Excess Steak Hair

Trim Off Any Excess Steak Hair

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The last think you want when eating a steak is getting some steak hair stuck in your teeth.

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Treat Steak To A Luxury Three-Hour Massage

Treat Steak To A Luxury Three-Hour Massage

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In order to ensure the meat is tender, drop your steak off at a Swedish massage parlor for a day of acupuncture, hot rocks, and shiatsu.

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Change The Air Filter

Change The Air Filter

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If the steak won’t grill at first, it could be an air filter issue. Switch out the steak’s air filter for a fresh one and you should be good to go.

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Season

Season

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A little squirt of lighter fluid goes a long way to give the meat that authentic grilled flavor.

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Flip Every 10 Seconds

Flip Every 10 Seconds

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Grilling a steak can get boring quick, so inject some excitement by constantly flipping the steak over every 10 seconds.

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Thermometer

Thermometer

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Necessary tool to determine whether the steak is feeling ill.

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Make Sure Your Prosthetic Hands Are Screwed On Tight

Make Sure Your Prosthetic Hands Are Screwed On Tight

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Nothing ruins a steak like the taste of charred prosthetics.

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Boil A Hotdog

Boil A Hotdog

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Doesn’t hurt to have your plan B waiting in the wings.

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Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement

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While grilling, spend time giving your steak reassuring words of encouragement so it has the confidence to cook properly.

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Sear Marks

Sear Marks

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Pick the appropriate brush size when painting on the perfect grill marks.

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Try Not To Think About Cows’ Complex Social Relationships

Try Not To Think About Cows’ Complex Social Relationships

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Or their dark, beautiful, inquiring eyes.

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Hear That Sizzle?

Hear That Sizzle?

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A single sizzling sound means your steak has been overcooked and is now inedible. Do not even feed it to a dog.

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FLIP THE STEAK RIGHT NOW

FLIP THE STEAK RIGHT NOW

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HOLY SHIT WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? IF YOU LEAVE IT ON EVEN A SECOND MORE IT’S GOING TO CHAR BEYOND PERFECTION. YOU ONLY HAVE MOMENTS TO GET THIS RIGHT AND THEY’RE PASSING YOU BY! JESUS, HURRY!

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Make Peace With The Fact That You Have Killed The Goddess Prithvi

Make Peace With The Fact That You Have Killed The Goddess Prithvi

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Enjoy your steak now, for your retribution will be severe, if not in this life then in the next.

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Finish With J. Kenji López-Alt

Finish With J. Kenji López-Alt

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The Food Lab author is the perfect compliment to any huge, juicy steak.

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