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How to fight barbecue flare-ups

Blueberry Barbecue Finishing Glaze</br>Photography by Jeff Coulson Author: Canadian Living Credits: Blueberry Barbecue Finishing Glaze</br>Photography by Jeff Coulson

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How to fight barbecue flare-ups

Here are our foolproof ways to prevent embarassing barbecue flare-ups at your next grilled dinner.

Keep your grill clean. Scrub with wire brush to remove large food particles. Turn heat to high after each use until grease and residue burn off. Or preheat your grill to clean it before your next meal.

Trim excess fat and skin from meats. This will limit the amount of fat dripping onto hot coals.

Don't glaze too soon. Because barbecue sauces and sweet glazes burn easily, brush them on only during last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.

Soak wooden skewers. Immerse them in water for 30 minutes to prevent kindling effect.

Wrap any narrow exposed bones on chops or roasts in foil to prevent charring and igniting.

Douse flames with baking soda. Baking soda is more effective against grease than a squirt of water.

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