It's that time of year again. The days last longer, the sun shines brighter and yes, the steaks taste juicier.

In this month's mag, we present everything a man needs to throw a charcoal-fired summer shindig for the ages.

Here are 5 to get you started:

 

01 The knowledge to make you a steak Jedi master.

Everyone thinks they understand steak. But do you know your rib-eye from your rump? We talk to the boss of steak restaurant Hawksmoor.



 

02 A trio of cans and some very understanding chickens.

CLICK HERE for the recipe for DJ BBQ's Coke Can Chicken.

 

03 Music that girls actually like

We asked Maarten Hoogstraten from chart-topping dance act Bingo Players how to put together a girl-friendly barbecue playlist.

 

04 At least three ways of opening a beer bottle (none of which involve a bottle opener)

 

 

05 Beer pong (with good beer)

Mark Roberts, chief booze-brain at Beer Hawk, tells us the three best bottles of liquid sunshine to have at our next barbecue.



Read the whole damn, delicious thing in this month's mag.