If you just got a new BBQ grill in honor of National BBQ Month you may be asking yourself â€œhow can I gauge the temperature of my BBQ grill?â€ One way to do this is with the grill thermometer you got at last yearâ€™s end-of-the-season sale at Williams Sonoma that still happens to be in the box. The other way, just in case you canâ€™t find the grill thermometer, is the hand count method. Hold your hand carefully right above the grill and count â€œOne, BBQ Junkie. Two, BBQ Junkieâ€¦â€ and so on. The higher you count before you pull your hand away, the lower the grill temperature.
2 seconds = high grill temperature
3 seconds = medium-high grill temperature
4 seconds = medium grill temperature
5 seconds = medium-low grill temperature
6 seconds = low grill temperature