Food Failures: Avoiding Grilling and Barbecue Pitfalls

20:39 minutes

Are marinades a myth? How does the elusive “smoke ring” form? And can the debate over gas versus charcoal be settled at last? In this episode of our “Food Failures” series, barbecue and grilling expert Meathead Goldwyn looks at the science behind the grill and offers tips for controlling smoke, temperature, and moisture.

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Craig Goldwyn

Craig Goldwyn runs AmazingRibs.com in Chicago, Illinois.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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