Kick Ash Food & Drink
Kick Ash ‘Crew & A’: Interview with Kick Ash Crew Facebook Group Member

Kick Ash ‘Crew & A’: Interview with Kick Ash Crew Facebook Group Member

We started the Kick Ash Crew with a simple mission: to unite grillers from all over the world in a shared passion. While we love providing our Kick Ash Crew members with tasty recipes, exclusive deals, and expert insight on grilling, our main goal remains bringing together a community of passionate grillers from all over the world.
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Gearing Up for Football Season: A Guide to The Best Tailgate Recipes from Schools and Stadiums Around the Country

Gearing Up for Football Season: A Guide to The Best Tailgate Recipes from Schools and Stadiums Around the Country

There’s more to the Big Game than just watching the quarterback score the winning touchdown. In fact, some might have even missed the touchdown dance because they were so immersed in the incredible stadium food served across America’s NFL and NCAA stadiums.
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Labor Day Grilling Recipes to Make At Home or On-The-Go

Labor Day Grilling Recipes to Make At Home or On-The-Go

Summer is almost over, and the hectic holidays are just around the corner. What better way to close out the warmer months than by hosting your own Labor Day backyard barbecue?
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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Tailgate Grilling on Your Portable Grill

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Tailgate Grilling on Your Portable Grill

Everybody loves a good tailgate party; it’s a favorite American pastime. If your hobbies include sports, grills and good cuts of meat, this guide is for you. We’re going to look at the top 9 mistakes you may be making when you tailgate with a portable grill. Whether you’re hanging out before the big game or just hanging out in your backyard, check out our tips for avoiding common tailgate grilling mistakes.
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The Ultimate Kick Ash Roadtrip: Best BBQ Around the Country

The Ultimate Kick Ash Roadtrip: Best BBQ Around the Country

Are you ready to travel? We are. For barbecue, that is. We’ve visited some of the best barbecue joints in the country and we want to share our Best BBQ List with you. From hole-in-the-wall barbecue shacks to upscale New York City restaurants, here are the restaurants you should visit on your Kick Ash Barbecue Road Trip.


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BBQ Across America- A Guide to Grilling Styles by Region

BBQ Across America- A Guide to Grilling Styles by Region

From the vinegar-splashed whole-hog pig pickin’ in North Carolina to the finger-licking, sticking sweet sauce of Memphis, there’s no doubt about it: America is the home of barbecue. We may not all agree about the best sauce, the best rub, or even the best meat, but one thing is for certain: barbecue is at the heart of the nation.
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BBQ Bucket List: Top 4 Techniques to Try in Summer 2021

BBQ Bucket List: Top 4 Techniques to Try in Summer 2021

Summer is the ideal time for exploring new BBQing techniques and mastering next-level grilling skills. Whether you just bought your first charcoal grill this May or have been a grill master for years, trying new techniques teaches you how to BBQ right.
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Top 3 Ways to Celebrate National Grilling Month

Top 3 Ways to Celebrate National Grilling Month

It makes sense that July is National Grilling Month. In most regions, the summer is in full swing by July and everyone’s ready to get outside and soak up the sun while it lasts and barbecuing gives you the perfect opportunity. 

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How to Find Your Kick Ash Grilling Crew

How to Find Your Kick Ash Grilling Crew

Are you brand new to barbecue? A skillful searer? Do you just love to grill, and think a backyard barbecue is the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Well, we have a treat for you!
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July Is National Grilling Month: How Grilling Practices and Culture Have Evolved Since Its Founding

July Is National Grilling Month: How Grilling Practices and Culture Have Evolved Since Its Founding

When do you do most of your outdoor cooking? If you’re like most Americans, you know that summer is the ideal season for barbecues, picnics, and outdoor family gatherings. Given all this, it makes sense that July is a very special month for grillers: it’s National Grilling Month in the United States!
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How to Cook Asparagus on the Grill

How to Cook Asparagus on the Grill

Learning how to cook asparagus on the grill is essential for your spring and summer menus. Asparagus is at its peak season from February through June, meaning it will be fresh and abundant for spring and early summer barbecues. With only a few months to enjoy this unique and delicious vegetable, you’ll want to make sure to take full advantage of it.
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The 5 Easiest Grilled Fourth of July Desserts

The 5 Easiest Grilled Fourth of July Desserts

Grilled desserts are a terrific way to add a special, summer-specific touch to a Fourth of July barbecue. Most of us already have our grills fired up for Christmas Day, much-anticipated Thanksgiving Dinners, and Fourth of July barbecues of course, so it only makes sense to throw your holiday desserts on there, too!
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How to Cook Lobster Tails on the Grill

How to Cook Lobster Tails on the Grill

If you’re a fan of seafood, you know how rich and savory a lobster tail tastes covered in herbs and melted butter. You also know that proper preparation at restaurants can be hit or miss, and also that lobster can be extremely pricey. If you know how to cook lobster tails on the grill, you can save money and ensure that they’re cooked and seasoned to absolute perfection.
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How to Cook Corn on the Grill

How to Cook Corn on the Grill

Grilled corn on the cob is an excellent addition to any summertime meal. Grilling corn on the cob isn’t hard, but there are different methods you should consider. 


If you’ve been grilling corn on the cob for years, check out some new flavor suggestions that will add a little zing to your grilled corn.


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Cooking Salmon on the Grill: How and Why You Should Do It

Cooking Salmon on the Grill: How and Why You Should Do It

When most people think of grilling, the first things that come to mind are steaks, burgers, maybe even hot dogs, but they are intimidated by the idea of cooking salmon on the grill or other seafood. 


Fish is an excellent meal to cook on the grill, and salmon is one of the most popular options, especially for beginners. Grilling is just one of many delicious ways to enjoy salmon, but it’s our most favorite way, for obvious reasons.
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9 Classic Memorial Day Weekend Grilling Recipes

9 Classic Memorial Day Weekend Grilling Recipes

Nothing says Memorial Day Weekend like the overpowering smell of the fired-up BBQ. Memorial Day is a national holiday created to celebrate the men and women serving in the US Military, but also marks the unofficial start of summer to most people across the country.
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How to Grill Ribs on Charcoal?

How to Grill Ribs on Charcoal?

The secret to the best baby back ribs is the slow cooking. We often use the words “grilling” and “BBQ” interchangeably, but the truth is, there is a slight difference. It is a difference that will make or break your rack of ribs.
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What is Korean BBQ?

What is Korean BBQ?

Korean barbeque (KBBQ) has infiltrated the North American foodie scene, and it’s easy to see why. From restaurants to at-home, everyone is falling in love with the tender meats and sweet and spicy flavors that permeate the Korean BBQ table.


In this article, we’ll go through what Korean BBQ is, why we love it, and some popular (and easy) KBBQ recipes you can whip up at home. 


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Top 5 Brunch and Breakfast Grilling Recipes

Top 5 Brunch and Breakfast Grilling Recipes

Are you looking for better brunch food ideas for Sunday morning? Have you considered a BBQ breakfast? Grilling doesn’t have to stay in the confines of Friday or Saturday night. With the right recipes, you can enjoy a Sunday BBQ brunch that will have your family lining up for seconds. 


Here is a look at 5 of our favorite breakfast on the grill recipes!


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The MVPs of Backyard Grilling

The MVPs of Backyard Grilling

Family BBQs, neighborhood cookouts, and potlucks could all learn a little something from some backyard grilling MVPs.


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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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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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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

Some things just go together, like peas and carrots. You also have your Kick Ash Can and Kick Ash Basket, for example. Then, there is beer and BBQ. Nothing sounds like a better time than enjoying the two of these together! With so many kinds of beers out there, though, it might be hard to find the exact one that will go best with your meal. Let us be your guide!

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Kick Ash Chicken

Kick Ash Chicken

One of the first things you learn as you attempt to up your grill game is to cook to temperature and not time. Steak should be cooked to 120 degrees and then seared, whereas brisket and pork shoulder should be cooked to 205 degrees and chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees.

The classic misunderstanding of time over temperature can lead to some embarrassing situations when cooking for a group. Your wife asks you when dinner will be ready and you respond with 10 more degrees. With steak and now pork, you can safely pull meat early and not risk your health, but never chicken. It must always be cooked to 165 degrees... or does it?

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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.

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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

A perfectly grilled salmon has a hearty seafood taste that still pairs well with any number of sauces and light crusts or dressings. It’s also notoriously fickle to cook. You’ll need to heat it up enough to melt down the tougher parts, but not enough to turn it to a chalky powder.

In this post, we’re going to look at the wonderful art of grilling salmon. You’ll get advice on how long to cook it, what you should pair it with, and expert salmon tips that will take your plate to the next level.

Alright! Grab a kick ash basket and ash can from our shop by grill section, and let’s fire up some hearty seafood.

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Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe Grill

Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe Grill

A kamado is just the name of a ceramic grill. The BGE, or Big Green Egg, is the older and bigger name in kamado grills. The Kamado Joe started more recently and has been up and coming as the challenger.

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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.

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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!

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Best Side Dishes to Serve at a Barbecue

Best Side Dishes to Serve at a Barbecue

The right side dish for bbq makes all the difference for people already salivating over the main dish. If you’ve got some great side dishes for the grill, then you don’t have to worry about making so much steak that it breaks your budget. Also, if you’re grill tailgating, these dishes serve as great apps.

This post is dedicated to the best side dishes; the side dish for bbq that'll make everyone remember the main dish just a little bit more. Side dishes don’t have to just be things that you toss away to fill plates. Pick side dishes that make the meal.

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Most Underrated Seasonings of All Time

Most Underrated Seasonings of All Time

Seasonings can get boring. If you’ve tossed the same combination of thyme or onion powder based seasonings over the top of your meat, then you might be ready for something completely different. Luckily, with a little bit of know-how, you can get a ton of different seasonings into your barbecue rotation. In this post we’ll check out a variety of underrated seasonings and give some advice on how you can work them into your grill game.

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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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