- Cut veggies into large sizes. This makes it easier to work with them and not have them fall through the grate.
- Put small items onto skewers. Items like shrimp just won't work on the grill without a skewer.
- If you're making chicken or other meats low in fat, brush the grilling surface with some oil first.
- Make bigger fires. Charcoal is surprisingly difficult to light without lighter fluid. Do it right the first time and make a big-ass fire. Put some newspaper under the coals.
- Enjoy yourself!