What Temperature is a Medium Grill?

You’ve cleaned up your grill and are ready to go. Your meat is ready; it has been cleaned, cut, and marinated to perfection. But here’s the catch: your recipe specifies medium heat on the grill. What’s that? On a grill, what is medium heat? Grill newcomers aren’t always aware of how temperatures translate to heat levels, making recipes and grilling instructions quite perplexing.

If you’ve ever burned a couple of steaks or had a half-cooked chicken come out of the grill, you’ll need to understand what different heat levels mean.