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Simple Steps to Savory Wood Grilling

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IMMERSE: Soak the wood chips for 30 minutes and drain before using. Allow about 1 cup of chips for every 10 minutes of anticipated cooking time. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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SPARK: Put newspaper in the bottom section of a chimney and coals on top. Light the paper and in 20 minutes the coals will be ready for cooking. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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SPREAD: Lift the chimney and distribute the coals. For steaks, chops and roasts, pile them against one side of the grill; for quick- cooking, spread evenly. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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MIX IN: When the coals are glowing and covered in white ash, add the chips. When the chips flare up and smoke, you’re ready to cook. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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