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The DOs and DON'Ts of having a barbecue

Planning on having a barbecue tonight? Make sure you read this first.


But not all of us are naturally adept when it comes to manning the grill. For those that need a helping hand, here’s our guide to doing a barbecue RIGHT.

DO figure out how to get the barbecue started

Try as you might, you just can’t get it lit. Suddenly your childhood memories of Dad going mad lighting the coals makes a lot more sense.

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DON’T forget the ketchup

A fate worse than death. Imagine – delicious burgers, but with mustard your only condiment option. It doesn’t bear THINKING about.

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DO improvise

Work with what you got. (But please don’t steal a shopping trolley.)

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DO make enough food

Or, in other words, DO make a whole load more than you think. Who knows? Friends might call around.

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DON’T burn it

There’s a fine line between tastily charred and completely incinerated. Walk that line.

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DO get creative

If you open your mind, you can achieve anything. Even meat turtles.

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DON’T forget to toast the buns

Please, PLEASE don’t forget.

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Not toasting the buns might be bad – but not as bad as getting the wrong ones. Bundys hotdog and burger buns are the only choice for the proper Irish barbecue. And take it from us, buying the right buns is a total must-DO for any barbecue worth its salt.

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