Blog - Kick Ash Basket, 2020/4
Grilling Safety: How to Safely Dispose of Coals and Grilling Byproduct

Grilling Safety: How to Safely Dispose of Coals and Grilling Byproduct

It’s important that you dispose of the coals and grilling byproduct for a whole host of reasons. If you don’t clean things properly, the buildup will make food dangerous to cook. While fire can burn off many kinds of germs, there are still contaminants that can get on your grill over time that simply aren’t good for you. Grilling with fire and smoke is a great way to get close to your food! Don’t let contaminants ruin that bond.

Having a great ash can practically guarantee that you can shake that ash out of your grill space safely, but we’re here to help you explore more tips and tricks for cleaning your grill!

When’s the last time you gave your charcoal grill a deep clean? Download our 6 step checklist from the experts at Kick Ash Basket to learn exactly how to (and why you really should) clean your grill like a pro. Clean grills are Kick Ash!
Wine/Drink and Meat Pairings

Wine/Drink and Meat Pairings

Take three bites of any well-cooked meat, and you’re going to want one thing: a drink. Knowing how to pair meat with certain beverages, like wine, is going to be critical to your entire dining experience. I mean, think about it, does washing down a tasty steak with a glass of water sound ideal?

Though usually more a practice of fine dining, pairing food and drinks is also an essential part of backyard barbecues. If you’ve got a bigger crowd, you’ll need to think outside the box to create these pairings; but with a little bit of creativity and an understanding of the basic principles of pairing, you’ll easily be able to create fantastic food and beverage combinations on the spot.

When’s the last time you gave your charcoal grill a deep clean? Download our 6 step checklist from the experts at Kick Ash Basket to learn exactly how to (and why you really should) clean your grill like a pro. Clean grills are Kick Ash!
How to Cook Different Beef the Right Way

How to Cook Different Beef the Right Way

When cooking meat like chicken, you really need to have the temperature all the way up and make sure that your food cooks all the way through. When cooking meat like beef, on the other hand, you’re going to spend more time judging how the meat is cooking through and less time on raw temperature numbers.

Before you really get started though, you may want to check out our article on different cuts of beef, which can help you navigate the differences in flavor from one cut to the next. Ready? Alright, let’s cover cooking different cuts of beef!

When’s the last time you gave your charcoal grill a deep clean? Download our 6 step checklist from the experts at Kick Ash Basket to learn exactly how to (and why you really should) clean your grill like a pro. Clean grills are Kick Ash!
A Guide to Cooking Meat: Different Proteins on a Charcoal Grill

A Guide to Cooking Meat: Different Proteins on a Charcoal Grill

Cooking meat can be intimidating, especially if it is on a new grill or is just a new cut of meat you’ve not yet prepared. So long as you know the general times and temperatures that you need to get to though, grilling just about anything becomes a whole lot easier.

When’s the last time you gave your charcoal grill a deep clean? Download our 6 step checklist from the experts at Kick Ash Basket to learn exactly how to (and why you really should) clean your grill like a pro. Clean grills are Kick Ash!
Which Charcoal Grill is Best for You?

Which Charcoal Grill is Best for You?


The perfect way to end a weekend day is with some freshly grilled veggies and meats. It’s easy to set up, easy to clean up, and you don’t have to do a lot to get those foods packed with flavor. The right charcoal grill will be essential to getting you a grilling setup that you use often, instead of one that lies unused.


Once you’ve identified the charcoal grill that you’re looking for, make sure to check out our kick ash grill shop, which has all the gear you’ll need to bring your grill game together.

When’s the last time you gave your charcoal grill a deep clean? Download our 6 step checklist from the experts at Kick Ash Basket to learn exactly how to (and why you really should) clean your grill like a pro. Clean grills are Kick Ash!

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