Use The Valleys As A Flavor System

It never ceases to amaze us how ingenious GrillGrate owners can be. Years ago Meathead from AmazingRibs.com clued us into sprinkling a few wood pellets down in valleys during the cook. The wood pellets slowly smolder adding a nice kiss of smoke. Then one day while cooking brats and drinking beer we had the inspiration to pour some beer over the brats. The result was a super juicy brat with crisp skin that tasted like it was cooked in a beer bath rather than grilled. Chefs discovered they could add flavor to their grilled foods by sprinkling spices and herbs into the valleys. Our good friend and president of the Steak Cookoff Association, Brett Gallaway, had a stroke of genius while grilling on his GrillGrates. He decided to pour some Crown Royal over his Philly steak fixins' being cooked on the flat side of his GrillGrates. Although we have not tried it yet we've heard the results were amazing!
beer brat grillgrate flavor

Use The Valleys As A Flavor System

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Last updated Feb 17, 2020

beer brat grillgrate flavor

Ingredients

Beer

Apple Juice or Cider

Aromatic Spices

Fresh Herbs

Marinades

Wood Pellets

Bourbon or Whiskey

Any other flavor you can dream up- go for it! Let us know how it turns out.

Directions

1For liquids you are going to want to wait until your food is almost finished being grilled. Simply pour the liquid into the valleys at the last minute and let the steam bath of flavor begin! Use some prudence with liquor- don't forget that it is quite flammable.

2For spices, herbs and wood pellets you can sprinkle them into the valleys at the beginning of the cook, mid cook or right at the end. It all depends on what flavor profile you are going for.

3***Remember, whatever you put down in the valleys is going to leave some debris/residue***

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