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Grilling Vegetables: Spread the bed of coals.
Photo: John Autry

Spread the bed of coals.

Arrange coals in a pattern suited to what you’re cooking. For veggies that take longer than 20 minutes to cook (like dense potatoes), pile coals to one side of the grill for indirect heat. For quicker-cooking ingredients, pile coals in the center of the grill.

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