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Thanksgiving Dinner – Traditional Grilling Recipes for Your Charcoal Grill

Thanksgiving Dinner – Traditional Grilling Recipes for Your Charcoal Grill

Let’s do Thanksgiving on the grill this year! Charcoal grilling adds a rich, deep flavor to the traditional Thanksgiving menu. Plus, grilling makes prep a lot faster and easier, so you can focus on other aspects of Thanksgiving that are important to you— like family, gratitude, and the big game.
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The Best Portable Grills and Accessories to Take Camping

The Best Portable Grills and Accessories to Take Camping

There’s nothing quite like the taste of smoky, grilled food in the fresh air of the great outdoors. Camping food doesn’t have to just be granola, hot dogs, and s’mores. With the right portable camping grill and accessories, you can enjoy deliciously grilled meat, veggies, and even desserts no matter where in the world you set up your tent. Plus, with the healthy benefits of grilling, you and your camping crew can stay nourished while getting close to nature. 


In this guide, we’ll give you our top picks for portable camping grills including charcoal, pellet, gas, and over-fire options, as well as some other essential accessories to make your grilling experience easy and fun while camping. 

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There’s Nothing Scarier Than… An Uneven Steak

There’s Nothing Scarier Than… An Uneven Steak


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How to Grill on a Windy Day

How to Grill on a Windy Day



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Grilled Meat and Vegetables: Better Together

Grilled Meat and Vegetables: Better Together

So you’re off to a good start getting the grill ready using our Kick Ash Basket and Can. You’ve got all your grilling essentials ready to go, and now it is time for you to plan a barbecue! You know how to grill steaks and chicken, but you’re stuck figuring out what vegetables to throw in with it. Meat is usually the star of the show, but for once we would like to focus in on the supporting role that deserves just as much attention: the vegetables. After all, they are just better together. Let’s start off with some basic principles for grilling these under-appreciated side dishes.
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Everything You Need To Know About EGGtoberfest 2020

Everything You Need To Know About EGGtoberfest 2020

Calling all EGGheads! EGGtoberfest 2020 is still on. This EGG-citing event has been the biggest, greenest Big Green Egg EGG-stravaganza for the past twenty-two years, and this year is no different. Well, things did get a little scrambled by COVID-19; instead of celebrating together, this year’s festival is going to take place in backyards across the country. You might be wondering: what about the brotherhood of the Big Green Egg? Eggheads everywhere can share their festivities, learn new recipes, and connect with other eggies through the power of the live streaming.


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How to Prepare Homemade BBQ Sauce

How to Prepare Homemade BBQ Sauce

Nothing says comfort food more than firing up the grill for a good barbecue. You’ve just gotten your baby-back ribs fresh off the grill while using our BBQ grill charcoal basket. You’ve got the potato salad, coleslaw, and pulled pork sandwiches, but there is one staple you are missing: BBQ sauce. You can’t have a barbecue without the staple BBQ sauce! Sure, you could buy the sauce that squirts out of a plastic container that you get from the grocery store. Or, you could go the extra mile and make it yourself. This is an easy recipe; it only takes about 15 minutes, and we promise is worth every last second of it. This sauce can be used for marinades, flavoring, basting, condiment, and to top meat as it cooks on your barbecue grill. Not only will you impress your guests, but you will also be amazed by just how much more flavorful and satisfying it is when you taste your very own homemade BBQ sauce.
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Fresh vs. Frozen Meat for Your Grilling Session

Fresh vs. Frozen Meat for Your Grilling Session

In the age of convenience, frozen foods are almost necessary. Now you can come home late from a busy day at the office and grill up a frozen steak in less than 45 minutes. No planning required, and a happy belly. Some of the frozen foods are better than “fresh” meat! For example, some fish can sit at meat markets for up to three weeks. But frozen fish come straight from the ocean into the blast freezer, and still have outstanding flavor! So let’s compare fresh and frozen meat, and see which is right for your dinner table. 
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Best Ways to Grill Pork Medallions

Best Ways to Grill Pork Medallions

Pork might not be one of the sexiest meats out there when compared to something like a grilled steak, but if it’s cooked properly it can be just as delicious, if not even better. Like all great meats, pork has been a staple in people’s diets, just like beef and chicken, for as long as we can remember. So if you’re looking to spice up your pork game, it’s time for us to introduce you to mouth-watering grilled pork tenderloin medallions. We’ll show you how to cook them properly, grill them up, and savor them as the dish they were always meant to be.

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How to Host a Football Tailgate at Home This Fall

How to Host a Football Tailgate at Home This Fall

Tailgating is going to look and feel a little different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean the party’s over. There are plenty of reasons to host your football tailgate at home this season, whether you’re looking to stay safe and healthy away from crowds or keep your budget low and the fun high. Whatever your reasons, we’re going to give you some tips to make your at-home tailgate equally as fun — if not even more fun — than going to campus or to the stadium.  
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The World of Grilla Grills: Explore the Jungle

The World of Grilla Grills: Explore the Jungle

Grilla Grills is the brand of grills made to help you explore the jungle of cookin’. Founded by two fishing buddies one day while grilling over a wood pellet grill, Grilla has become a well-known name in the grilling world. In 2010, they started with their pellet grills, which was a type of grill not previously well-known in the market. They made the pellet “cool” and approachable, bringing that rich smokiness into their clients’ lives. Since then, they’ve also designed a charcoal kamado for a faster and higher-temperature cook, adding rich flavor to even grill-baked items. 
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Best Foods to Grill When You Are On a Budget

Best Foods to Grill When You Are On a Budget

Do you have a special occasion coming around that you want to celebrate? Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, or graduation, for many families, celebrations usually mean barbecues. So, you timidly peek at the bank account, but turn away frowning. It seems the get-together is not in the cards this year. But don’t lose hope! You don’t need an over-the-top barbecue to make your guests happy. We will show you how you can make your BBQ a success without breaking the bank.
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BBQ and Beer Pairings

BBQ and Beer Pairings

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Kick Ash Chicken

Kick Ash Chicken

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How Does Grilling Work?

How Does Grilling Work?

We talk a lot about the fine art and details of grilling here at Kick Ash Basket®. But we thought in this post we would step back and ask a basic question: what is grilling? We’ll take a look at the history of grilling, different types of grilling, and why we love it so much.


If you’ve already got your grill, check out our selection of grill accessories sorted by grill type. It’s the easiest way to find Kick Ash Baskets® and cans which make cleanup and prep way, way easier.

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Perfect Storage for Your Grill And Accessories

Perfect Storage for Your Grill And Accessories

A good builder never blames their tools. Likewise, a great griller never blames the tools that they’ve got—at least while you’re grilling. Afterwards, definitely invest in new tools. Grilling tools storage and maintenance is essential to the art of grilling. In this post, we’re going to talk tools.


Let’s talk about grilling tools storage, maintenance, and use. Plus—what tools should you purchase in the first place?

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About Natural Rockwood Charcoal: What You Need to Know

About Natural Rockwood Charcoal: What You Need to Know

Your source of fuel is just as important to the grilling process as your choice of meat and spices. It will affect the flavor and help you maintain an ideal environment to cook your food perfectly. There are tons of choices out there for grill fuel; so, where should you start?


In this post, we’ll cover the differences in charcoal and briquettes that you can expect to encounter when grilling. Then we’ll look at whether or not natural Rockwood charcoal is the right fit for your grill.


No matter what kind of charcoal you ultimately decide to grill with, you’ll need a quality Kick Ash Basket to maintain a great bed of coals. Kick Ash Baskets make it really easy to shake off the ash from previous grilling sections without losing the coal that still has some burning left to do. Using these game-changing baskets allows you to maximize your natural Rockwood charcoal while also making it easy to switch out coals between grilling sessions.

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Various Types Of Cheese To Cook On A Grill

Various Types Of Cheese To Cook On A Grill


Cheese. The tasty, creamy, melty companion to all of your delicious grilled meats. To grill cheese on the grill is to pull all the ooey-gooey magic out of it and get the flavors to mix with everything else. Whether on burgers, bread, steaks, Philly cheesesteaks, or veggies—grill cheese and you’ll take the other ingredients to new heights.


In this post, we’re going to look at some tips for working more creamy goodness into your grilling recipes. And we’ll finish by talking about a very grownup version of a childhood classic, the grilled cheese.


If you’re making grilled cheese on the grill, a kick ash basket will help you maintain good coals with minimal cleaning. Check out our entire selection, or shop by grill if that makes it easier to find the basket that perfectly fits. The kick ash basket minimizes ash and maximizes the use time of your coals.

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Healthy Benefits of Grilling

Healthy Benefits of Grilling


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What You Should Know When Grilling Pork

What You Should Know When Grilling Pork

The humble pork chop or pork steak can become a robust, fall-apart-on-the-fork piece of meat when it is grilled to perfection and not a minute longer. Grilling pork can be difficult. It’s not meat that people often reach for when they fire up the grill, and it certainly can get chewy and gross if you don’t cook it right.


In this post, we’re going to redeem the humble pork chop from its position as lesser meat, elevating it to a tasty status that it deserves. Grab from our kick ash selection of grill accessories, and let’s take the best tools to underappreciated meat.

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Best Time for Grilling Salmon

Best Time for Grilling Salmon


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How to Fix Overcooked Meat

How to Fix Overcooked Meat

Once you’ve cooked meat too far, there are some things that you can do to bring back overcooked meat from inedibility. While it may never be the same as steak that you’ve pulled off right on time, there are things you can do to recover overcooked meat.


In this post, we’re going to look at some ways to recover overcooked meat. While if you overcook a single burger, you can easily pop a new one on--if you’re throwing a backyard barbecue party then you might need to rescue the overcooked steaks! We’ve got you covered.

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Vision vs Big Green Egg Grill

Vision vs Big Green Egg Grill

Big Green Eggs and Vision Grills are both excellent choices for your charcoal grill needs. But if you’re making the purchase of a new grill, then you’ll want to get down into the nitty-gritty of grilling specs!


In this article, let’s compare the Big Green Egg and the Vision Grill. And if you need accessories for both the Big Green Egg or the Vision Grill, Kick Ash Basket has you covered too!

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Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe Grill

Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe Grill


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How to Evenly Cook Your Meat on a Charcoal Grill

How to Evenly Cook Your Meat on a Charcoal Grill

Learning how to cook meat evenly on a charcoal grill will help you get bold, awesome flavors while cooking food thoroughly. The good news is that a charcoal grill allows you to cook meat really evenly, really easily!


In this post, let’s take a look at how to cook meat evenly on a charcoal grill. Grilling is a lot easier when you’ve got the right baskets and accessories, so check out our selection as well.

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