10 brilliant hacks for your Memorial Day cookout

May 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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Memorial Day is right around the corner, and we already know you've got your spare bag of charcoal at the ready. For most of us, this warm, springtime holiday marks the start of grilling season — and gives the perfect excuse to keep the grill fired up all summer long.

Just in time for the big day, we've gathering all our fave backyard barbecue tips to make things a whole lot easier:

1. Cooler corn

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Personally, our coolers will be full of beer, but if you've got an extra one lying around, use it to cook massive amounts of corn, and keep your grill space free for the important stuff — the meat.

More: 16 amazing grilled corn recipes that will make you plan a barbecue ASAP

2. Meat packages

Meat packages
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Skewers are so last season. Make individual grill packages by wrapping meat around sliced veggies. Genius.

3. Custom stuffed sausage

cheese-stuffed sausage
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Make your own stuffed sausages by slicing a pocket into the link and filling it to the brim with cheese and other tasty tidbits.

Next up: Peel potatoes as fast as humanly possible

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