Some people find grilling a great steak to be a challenging task. Well at MHTG we want to make sure you’ve seen your last days of screwing up a steak. Before we get into some grilling tips to help you make the best steak you’ve ever had, I want you to remember that all of this is accomplished much easier while drinking beer. So crack open you’re favorite brew, and let’s get started.

Preparing the Meat (I’m talking about the steak)

You’re steak absolutely has to be completely thawed. Trying to grill a steak that is frozen or partially thawed is a recipe for disaster. Rub whatever spices you prefer into your meat on both sides (again, I’m talking about the steak).

Preparing the Grill

Just like you do with your significant other, you have to preheat the grill before you give it any meat. You want to heat your grill on a medium-high temperature. Once it is good and hot, brush the surface with a little bit of vegetable oil.

Grilling Your Steak

Alright, your steak is ready, the grill is heated and prepared, and now it’s time to slap that bad boy on there. Ever wonder how restaurants get that diamond shaped grill mark on your steak? Well, it’s real easy. Place your steak on the grill at a 45 degree angle. Do not cover the grill. After about 2 minutes, gently lift one corner of the steak and look for the grill marks. If you see them, turn your steak to the opposite 45 degree angle. Do not flip it at this time.

Do not flip the steak until you start to see blood pooling on the top of your steak. When you see this, it is time to flip it. Lay it down at a 45 degree angle once again. Follow the same steps above to get the diamond shaped grill marks on this side of the steak too.

Alright, So When is the Damn Thing Done?

This is where most people go wrong with their steaks. The easiest way to F up a really good steak is to overcook it. You must watch the steak closely to really be able to tell how done it is.

A medium rare steak is when the blood just begins to pool on the top of the steak.

For a medium steak look for lots of blood pooling on top of the steak. The blood should still be red.

On a well down steak, the blood will be grey. It will stop coming out of the meat.

There is no visible way to tell when a rare steak is done. Someone who enjoys a rare steak is usually perfectly content with a medium rare steak cooked as mentioned above.

It’s Time to Eat

When you take your steak off the grill try not to allow any of the juices to run off the top. You should allow the steak to sit for about 5 minutes after removing it from the grill before serving.

That’s all there is to grilling the perfect steak. Now you have no excuse for screwing up the next one.

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Here are some helpful tips to keep those monkeys from dancing around in your head the morning after a night out with the guys.

All those shots of Jager chased with beer that seemed like such a great freaking idea a few hours ago are now dehydrating your system. You have to rehydrate yourself. Down an 8-ounce glass of water for every drink you drank just before going to bead. Don’t skimp out on any. You’ll thank yourself in the morning.

Next, you need to fill your body with some carbohydrates. Cooking up a big bowl of pasta at 2:30 in the morning while stumbling around your kitchen drunk off your ass seems a little out of the question, so just go with some bread.

Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Well, don’t call me, but take the aspirin. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen will work too. Take these with another glass of water.

There you have it. Some quick and easy tips to keep from feeling like you took a beating from Chuck Liddell the night before.

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If you’ve gone ahead and paid for swanky booze, you should at the very least know how to properly open it. Before you even think about opening the bottle make certain it’s been in an ice bucket long enough to chill properly. Warm champagne tastes like shit and is more likely to foam and spill when you open the bottle.

First, take a nice white cloth and dry off the bottle. This will allow you to get a better grip on the bottle. Remove the foil from the top of the bottle after which you’ll want to loosen and remove the wire cage surrounding the cork. Drape the cloth over the top of the bottle. This looks professional, but the real reason is to keep the cork from flying into her eyeball. She doesn’t need to know that though. With the cage removed, the pressure inside the bottle can sometimes force the cork out on its own and send it racing across the room at speeds of up to 180 mph. With that in mind, it’s probably best to keep your thumb over the cork throughout this process.

Next hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle, with the towel now draped over the neck of the bottle and concealing it from view. Hold the neck with one hand, keeping your thumb over the cork. With your other hand, grip and very gently twist the bottle. Keep turning gently until you hear a ‘pop’. Whip off the cloth and prepare to pour. Paper cups, chipped mugs, and beer steins are unsuitable receptacles and will undermine everything you’ve done so far to impress the lady. If this woman means anything to you (or at the very least you think she would be a really good screw) invest in two tasteful champagne flutes.

Unlike foaming ale, champagne doesn’t require a frothy head to be good. It only requires a few classy bubbles. You’ll want to angle the flute and pour in just a little champagne, less than half an inch should do. Give it a few seconds for the bubbles to disappear, then pour again until two-thirds of the glass is full. No matter how sissy it looks, you’ll want to hold the glass by the stem to keep from warming the champagne. Chill the bottle in between pouring.

After the bottle is done, Man up and grab a beer.

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You’ve deemed the moment is right. It’s time. It’s time to move to second base. You’ve earned it after all. That dinner at Subway wasn’t cheap. Neither was that $8 box of chocolates you bought for her. It’s time for some reciprication on her part. Show her you’re a pro. You know what you’re doing. You’ve been here before. Unhooking a bra using only your one hand is a skill that every man should have. If you haven’t figured it out yet, here’s how it’s done.

The key is to release the tension in the strap, and the hooks will come free easily. After sliding your arm around her back, casually place your thumb and fore-finger on outer side of the bra strap on either side of the locked hooks. Your other three fingers should slide under the strap.

Now using your fingers under the strap, pull it slightly away from her back. This will isolate the tension in the strap. Gently squeeze your thumb and forefinger together and the hooks will release.

If you encounter one of those bear trap of a bras with 3 or 4 hooks on the back, you may need to repeat this process more than once to accomplish your goal. With a little patience though, you will soon have her mounds of joy unleashed for your pleasure.

If you need tips on what to do next, well, ask a friend. Or send your girlfriend to My How To Guide headquarters, and we’ll create a step by step video that we’ll send along back with her for you to review anytime you have questions.

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