This weekend many of us will be getting back to our caveman roots and cooking with fire. Some of us will douse some charcoal with lighter fluid. Some of us will simply press and button and through the magic of propane our grilling will begin.

Many people love to cook steak on their outdoor grills. The problem is that a lot of people don't quite grasp what's necessary to cook a good steak. The solution to that perfect steak problem is literally at your finger tips.

Before we get to the touchy feely part of this story let's get your steak ready for the pit. Something you always want to do before grilling meat is dry it off as best you can. Dab the excess moisture off the meat with a paper towel. You can use a fancy marinade or rub if you want to but a good piece of meat only requires a little salt and pepper.

Make sure your grill grates are clean and properly seasoned and double check that fire. It should be extremely hot. We want that steak to sear when it hits the grill. Most grill masters suggest a rib-eye for maximum flavor at a good price.

Now let's get back to your fingers and your face and we'll tell you how they figure in to a fine steak.

If you want your steak to be rare. Then when  you touch the meat it should feel like the soft part of your cheek.

If you want your steak to be medium it should feel like the top of your chin.

If you want your steak cooked medium well then compare the feel of the meat to the feel of your forehead.

If you want your steak well done then please excuse yourself from the cookout and never come back again. You don't deserve to eat steak.