How to Properly Clean a Charcoal Grill

How to Properly Clean a Charcoal Grill

Things to Remember

Cook Properly

One of the best ways to ensure that you can clean your charcoal grill without too many problems is to make sure that everything cooks properly. If you burn the meat or use the wrong kind of sauces and spices, you can easily get things stuck to the grill which discolors the grill and is really tough to get off. Avoiding burning and improper cooking sets you up for a successful cleaning session and a lot less scrubbing! Not sure where to start? Check out these 7 tips for cooking success.
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12 Things You Never Thought to Grill

12 Things You Never Thought to Grill

Grilling is just the application of heat and flame to food. There are certain “grilling foods” that are well known for the kind of bold flavors and savory spices that they pair well with. But for the expert grillers who are ready to apply heat and flame to more than just meat and bell peppers, there are lots of other avenues of grilling to be explored. 
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Backyard Barbecue Essentials

Backyard Barbecue Essentials

A BBQ is about way more than the sum of the parts. Yes, firing up some great meat and assorted veggies on the BBQ is a great start, but it’s not enough to throw an awesome backyard barbecue party. 


While this is a little bit reductive, there are basically two kinds of backyard parties that you can throw for a BBQ. First, you can grill up a bunch of food and dish out to people one at a time as the meat is ready. Picture a party where everyone is wandering around the backyard, holding a red solo cup, or whatever they are snacking on. Second, picture a scenario where all the food comes out at once to a dozen hungry people all arranged at a dining table. The essentials for an outdoor dining experience and a “wander and grill” scenario are pretty different (and of course neither is the grill and tailgate!).


We’ll take a look at both scenarios so you can plan the perfect BBQ day:


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Best Ways to Prepare Different Types of Chicken on the Grill

Best Ways to Prepare Different Types of Chicken on the Grill

Chicken has a thin line between perfectly cooked, tender goodness, and so dry that you wouldn’t want to eat it even if you douse it with a ton of barbecue sauce.


Realizing that you don’t like grilled chicken even when it is perfectly cooked? That’s no problem, check out our amazing beef brisket right here!

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Guide to Cuts of Beef

Guide to Cuts of Beef

There are lots of different cuts of beef, and you may only know how to grill the few different cuts of beef that you’ve actually attempted before. Well, then it’s time to branch out in the meat aisle at the store. This post is meant to give you all the confidence you need to surprise your friends and yourself by bringing home a different kind of cut of beef.


Not sure where to start? Don’t even have a go-to cut of beef already? That’s okay! Check out our 7 tips for cooking like a pro

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Grilling in the Winter: Top Tips for Keeping Your Grilling Going All Year

Grilling in the Winter: Top Tips for Keeping Your Grilling Going All Year

Winter grilling sounds really intimidating. After all, most of your images of grilling probably involve a camera panning to a steaming grill around some people splashing around in a pool. And when snow dusts the ground or when it gets chilly out, you don’t want to get into the pool. So why would you want to grill? Swimming equals grilling, right?

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7 Tips for Cooking Success

Sometimes there are items out in the marketplace that receives so much hype and can't deliver on the word-of-mouth that's pushed them forward.

Then there are times, such as the Big Green Egg Grill, where the hype doesn't do it enough justice!

Seriously, what's better than having any savory meat that you purchase grilled and smoked to perfection? Nothing!

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The History of the Kamado Grill

Americans have been cooking food over an open flame since before the Pilgrims arrived. But grilling, believe it or not, has an even older story.

It began over 500,000 years ago after the domestication of fire. Grilling as we know it, however, began to gain popularity more in the 1940s and 50s with backyard and camping barbecues.

This is where the big green egg and hamburger story begins. It starts with an idea in China that made cooking rice efficient and then transformed into what we now know as the Kamado grill.
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Kick Ash Tailgating

It’s time to kick off your tailgate party and you’ve got everything you need for the ultimate tailgating experience: a portable charcoal grill, ingredients for your famous kabobs, a well-stocked cooler, spirit wear, collapsible chairs, some tunes, and a fun group of friends. But have you figured out the easiest way to empty the hot used charcoal out of your grill before the big game starts? What about cooling the charcoal and the grill before you head home?


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My Favorite EggFest

My Favorite EggFest

I love going to Egg Fests. When Kick Ash Basket gets the opportunity to partake in such an event, I’m sure to tag along. These events are always so much fun and I enjoy helping with the family business as well as eating delicious food.  The best Eggfest I have attended has to be the Georgia Mountain EggFest, which I have gone to for the past three years. One truly must experience these events firsthand to fully understand.
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Kick Ash Beef Brisket

Kick Ash Beef Brisket

Hey Kick Ash Basket Fans, Check out this Kick Ash Process for smoking a Killer Beef Brisket on the Big Green Egg or similar.  I got this recipe from my great friend Ryan Lane at Lanes BBQ https://lanesbbq.com/ and adapted it with some other fun that I've learned from grill masters over the years. 
Enjoy and Make it a Kick Ash Day!
Chad
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Kick Ash Connections

Hey Kick Ash Basket Fans, 
Check out this story from our Friend Rob Lewis who lives on Beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State.  We met years ago, shortly after we launched our initial Kick Ash Basket for the Large Big Green Egg.  Huge Thanks to Rob for his help with some site content and for sharing this Blog Post.
Enjoy and Have a Kick Ash Day! Chad
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Kicking Off A New Thing

Hey Kick Ash Basket Fans and those who just don't realize their fan-ship yet! ??

This is the start of what we hope to be a weekly blog about Kick Ash happenings going on in our smokin' hot world. Who knows what we'll get into here with the intention to make it fun, educational, interesting, inspiring, value adding, and maybe some Kick Ash puns here and there too.
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Kicking Ash and Making Flames

We have a wide assortment of grill-specific baskets (our signature product line), along with accessories, apparel and rubs-everything you need for your next grilling event. Our Kick Ash Basket® line encompasses 12 major grill brands.

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