Personal note: while preparing the octopus for the grill,
I remember thinking I should have run wooden skewers in the tenticals prior to the boil, thinking this would help with more even heating on the grill.
I believe next time though, I will cut the tenticals from the body and grill individually. Being curled they won't easily fall thru the grate. And Ithink that the meat that is the head would be better removed from the body and butterflied, allowing both sides of the meat to be kissed by the flames.
It was the stips of meat I cut from the head that those people who said "they would never" ended up trying.
Mainly because it did not have those disgusting suction cup things.