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with Brendan McDermott
Online Class

25 Essential Grilling Techniques

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Get ready to learn 25 essential grilling techniques for your best meals yet! Join professional chef, cooking instructor and Craftsy favorite Brendan McDermott in this exciting mini-class as he shares his tried-and-true grilling tips and tricks and recipes that are sure to please. Start by exploring the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. Then, get Brendan's take on what fuel is best for your grill and find out how to start your fire in a flash! Next, Brendan walks you through several ways to cook chicken on the grill, including under foil-wrapped bricks for amazingly juicy results. Moving on, find out how to grill the best burgers and sausages around and how to cook steak so that it's juicy and tender every single time. Brendan even shares his tips for grilling fish and vegetables to perfection. Finally, whip up a delicious grilled peach dessert that's sure to become a family favorite.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h13m

Included in this Class

1. Grills & Fuels

1. Grills & Fuels

Meet your instructor and grill master, Brendan McDermott! In this lesson, you'll begin with an overview of the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. You'll also learn about the different types of fuel you can use in your charcoal grill. Plus, find out Brendan's favorite fuel combinations.

2. Starting the Fire

2. Starting the Fire

Discover the best ways to build a fire on your charcoal grill, including how to use a chimney starter. Then Brendan will review how to configure your coals for different types of cooking. You'll also cover what grill temperature is ideal for a variety of proteins, including whole chickens and thinner cuts of meat.

3. Chicken

3. Chicken

First on the grill: Chicken! You'll learn how to cook with foil-wrapped bricks and the secret behind grilling a spatchcocked whole chicken. Then, Brendan will teach you how to test for doneness without slicing or puncturing your bird. Finally, you'll master a crispy-skinned chicken!