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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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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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Toss the Grill Brush—Juniper BBQ Scrapers Whittle Away Worry

Toss the Grill Brush—Juniper BBQ Scrapers Whittle Away Worry

Stop what you’re doing and put down that wire grill brush. There’s a new and improved way to remove burnt-on food from your grill, and it’s the Juniper BBQ Scraper


Cleaning brushes with metal bristles are a thing of the past. The Juniper BBQ Scraper gets your grill clean without you having to worry about metal barbs and bristles breaking off into your grill, contaminating your food.


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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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How You Can Prepare World-Renowned Steak Recipes on Your Grill at Home

How You Can Prepare World-Renowned Steak Recipes on Your Grill at Home

There’s nothing better than a perfectly cooked cut of beef from a world-renowned steak house. It doesn’t just make your mouth water…it makes your heart flutter and your taste buds sing. But we’ve got some shocking news for you: you can make steak that scrumptious at home. It’s not easy and it will require some practice, but with a little TLC and experimentation, you’ll be an ace steak chef in no time.
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How to Reverse Sear a Steak Over Charcoal

How to Reverse Sear a Steak Over Charcoal

Guest Post By: BBQ and Bottles

Hey Kick Ash Basket fans! We’re excited about the following article, brought to you by our friends and partners at BBQ and Bottles. In this guide, they’ll walk you through the steps of a perfect “reverse sear” on a charcoal grill. They’ve even included pictures for you from a sample cook they did so that you can follow along at home. (The pictures are making us ravenous for a perfectly-cooked steak.)

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8 Essential Grilling Rules to Follow for Winter 2021

8 Essential Grilling Rules to Follow for Winter 2021

Winter 2021 is bringing a lot of challenges with it, especially as stay-at-home guidelines are coming back in effect. Grilling is one of our favorite ways to indulge in healthy, delicious food while having a lot of fun— and keeping us sane! If you love grilling as much as we do, you don’t have to give it up just because temperatures start to drop. If you follow a few easy grilling rules, you can continue cooking up scrumptious meats and veggies all winter long.

In this article, we’ll give you tips about how to stay safe while grilling in low temperatures, how to cook on a charcoal grill in the winter, and how to whip up scrumptious food with ease, safety, and lot’s of flavor.

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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

Summer always gets all the praise as grilling season, but the autumn BBQ holds a special place in our hearts here at Kick Ash Basket. The air is chilly, the grill is warm, and the fall flavors make us want to scream (with joy). What’s more, we love the tradition of the Halloween BBQ: gathering everyone in their favorite costumes to enjoy some spooky foods on the grill. If you’re looking for a new way to party this October 31st, you have to check out these Halloween dinner ideas that you can cook up on the grill (costumes required!). An outdoor grill party is especially “in” during the COVID-19 Halloween season, so everyone can stay safe outside while socially-distanced.

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How to Grill on a Windy Day

How to Grill on a Windy Day

Do you have a family BBQ planned, and fear that the day-of you’ll look out the window to grey skies and gusts of wind? Are you worried that your plans will be ruined when a gust of wind strikes out your flame? Grilling enthusiasts can conquer the elements on most days with just a few tricks. Although risky weather conditions are not optimal for grilling, windy conditions do not have to deter you from tossing some juicy meats on the grill for some serious cooking.

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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

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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.

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How to Properly Clean a Charcoal Grill

How to Properly Clean a Charcoal Grill

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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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?

Wrong. With the right gear and the right plan, you can grill all year. It will take a bit longer and a bit more patience, but there’s nothing like a successful grilling experience in the snow. Check out our essential winter grilling gear and tips to extend your grilling season far beyond your swimming season.

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7 Tips for Cooking Success

7 Tips for Cooking Success

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

Then there are times, such as with 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!

The Big Green Egg charcoal grill will revolutionize the way you grill and have your family and friends begging for a cookout every Sunday for the big game.

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