Incinerated (or raw) meat, lighter fluid-spiked food, and falling-apart fish can really put a damper on a summer barbecue. Our tips will help get things in order.
You grill with dry wooden skewers
THE RESULT: The skewers blacken and burn.
THE FIX: The kebabs may be perfectly cooked masterpieces, but the presentation is less than stellar when the skewers are blackened, sooty sticks. This is an easy fix: Soak the skewers in water for about 30 minutes before assembling the kebabs for beautiful results. You can also freeze the skewers in a bag after soaking them so they’re ready to go when you are.