Place ice cube on top of patty to bring your grilled burgers to the next level

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Who doesn't love an amazing grilled burger? Many of us try to achieve the perfect blend of taste and tenderness, but sometimes it's not so easy. You may be surprised to learn that if you alter your cooking strategy just a little, you'll end up with the result you've always wanted!
Fortunately, top grillers are more than happy to share some of their secrets. Here, we discuss some of the top tips for how you can become a talented griller, too. These methods have been proven to work time and again. If you want to transform your next grilled burger into a meal nobody will forget, check out some of these simple tips.
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1. Pre-grill
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If you are having a get-together, it's best to grill before people arrive. This way, you can avoid undercooking because you feel pressured to serve everybody. Try grilling the burgers four hours prior to anybody's arrival. However, you should cook the meat until almost done so that you can throw it back on the grill for a quick heat-up as guests arrive.
2. Divide temperatures on the grill
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The biggest mistake many grillers make is overcooking the meat. You can avoid this problem by keeping the grill hot on one side and cool on the other. You can achieve this by gathering the coals on one side. Place the meat that is done cooking on the cooler side so that it stays warm without overcooking.
3. Brine fish
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If you have a problem with fish falling apart on the grill, here's an easy solution. Simply soak the fish in water and salt for about 10 minutes prior to cooking. It will hold up perfectly.
4. Apple juice
If you want to improve the taste and tenderness, opt for apple juice instead of BBQ sauce. This method works best if you place the apple juice in a spray bottle and periodically douse the meat as it cooks.
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5. Put ice cube on patty
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Believe it or not, ice works really well for keeping meat moist on the grill. Simply place an ice cube in the middle of the patty as it cooks for a tasty, juicy result. If you prefer, you can also use a bit of butter instead.
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