July 4th weekend is coming up, and for many of us, that means firing up the grill. And since you’ve got a smartphone handy, why not use it to up your grill game? Here are five apps that will make you the emperor of grilling.
The Pit Pal
If you just need an overview of BBQ, whether you’re about to start a long smoking, haven’t fired up propane in a while, or just want to up your game, The Pit Pal is a nice, well-rounded and informative app that will guide rookie grillers and experienced fire users alike through the ins and outs of cooking food on a hot grill. If you’re particularly data obsessed, or want to take this whole grilling thing further, it’s got features that will let you enter data and build a database of your grills, so you can note what works, and what doesn’t.
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We’ve spoken about GrillTime before, but as its one of the most useful cooking apps out there, it’s worth a second mention. As you might guess, it is an app that gives you the perfect amount of time to grill everything from chicken to vegetables. Just punch in the necessary information, set the timer, and it’ll tell you when to flip, how long to grill, and will give you multiple timers so you won’t have to juggle them. It’ll even work with your Apple Watch, should you have one on your wrist.
Webbers’ On The Grill
Grilled Pineapple, Avocado and Cucumber Salad – perfect for BBQ parties. 🍍🔥 Recipe: cut the pineapple in half and place one half of the pineapple (cut side down) on the preheated grill for 10-15 mins until grill marks are shown. Take it off the grill and let it down. Carefully use a utility knife to cut out the flesh and dice it. Then mix it together with 1 Persian cucumber (diced), 1/2 avocado (diced), 1/4 small purple onion (diced), 1 small chili pepper (diced), 1tbsp toasted chopped almond, a squeeze of lime juice, some mint and cilantro leaves, salt and pepper. Spoon the salad into the pineapple shell and serve. Voila! 😋✌️ @traegergrills @jacobsensaltco #bbq #grilling #howisummer
Webber offers two apps; one, for iOS, is free, while Android fans will be paying $5. But, especially if you’re new to charcoal grilling or just want to boost your grilling game, both are excellent apps from the charcoal experts with recipes, ideas, timers, and tips to ensure your food is perfect off the grate, every single time.