Charcoal Grill Anything With This Visual Guide [Infographic]

Charcoal Grill Anything With This Visual Guide [Infographic]

When it comes to grilling over charcoal, timing is everything, and it can be difficult to know exactly when to start cooking that juicy steak or ear of corn. To help solve this dilemma, the good people at Bon Appetit mapped out a grilling timeline, and put it on a handy infographic.

Illustration by Hisashi Okawa.

This wheel of charcoal wisdom walks your through the entire life cycle of your briquettes — from lighting to re-lighting — and provides guidelines for exactly which foods should be thrown on the grill when. Click the link below to read about how to ignite and arrange your charcoal.

(And yeah, we get that this is a stupidly impracticable layout for viewing on a PC screen: the idea is to print it out and keep it near your BBQ. If that’s too much effort, try locking the auto-rotate feature on your phone or tablet!)

Charcoal Grill Anything With This Visual Guide [Infographic]

An Illustrated Guide to Charcoal Grilling [Via Bon Appetit]


  • It sorta works but not really. Someone’s going to have to explain to me how putting a eggplant on 40 minutes after my t-bone is going to work.

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