I gotta get some of those! Thats a nice load of mushrooms. I always think of you and your son when I’m walking the dogs in the woods and i see fungus.
The cleaner I can keep my grill, the less charred meat gets. The mess in the bottom of the grill can cause flare ups and char up meat or just get the grill to hot and burn stuff. Dirty grates transfer charred gunk to nice meat.
For a couple years I over cooked stuff like pork and chicken on the grill. I guess I was a puss, worried about getting a tape work. Stuff can char up when you over cook it. I got a cheap meat thermometer and after a few uses learned I was overcooking. Now that I don’t grill so hot or long stuff chars less.
Also I try to avoid thick sugary sauces or marinades that can burn into a charred mess.