If you can’t tell by his name, Meathead Goldwyn is into all things pork. He’s the editor of the barbecue fever-dream website AmazingRibs.com, the author of The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, and a bona fide barbecue judge for multiple food contests around the world. That’s why he’s our go-to guy on how to grill pork.
Meathead’s a strong advocate of two-zone cooking, which means he likes to set up the grill with a hot zone and a cold zone. This can be achieved by piling coals up higher on one side for a charcoal grill, or leaving the burner off on one side for a gas grill. This gives you a ton of temperature control. Also crucial? A good digital thermometer.