The Girls’ Guide to Memorial Day Grilling


charcoal grill

Getting the Party Started
Use these steps to start your fire.


  1. Open air vents.
  2. Add about 40 charcoal briquettes at bottom.
  3. Add crumbled newspaper under the pile of briquettes.
  4. Light with long match.
  5. When the briquettes are covered in ash (about 30 minutes) place them in a row.


  1. Open the lid. Check that all burner control knobs are turned off and that your LP tank is not empty.
  2. Turn the LP Gas tank on.
  3. Light the grill according to the instructions provided when purchased.
  4. Close the lid and preheat all burners on high until the thermometer reaches the maximum heat.