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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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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 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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The 4 Best Ways to Start a Charcoal Grill

The 4 Best Ways to Start a Charcoal Grill

Lighting a charcoal grill takes a little getting used to, but the work is definitely worth it. Once you’ve got it down, you open up a whole world of flavor and dinnertime delights. Charcoal gives that delectable smoky taste we think of when we hear “grilling,” so we’ll take a little extra effort to learn how to light a charcoal grill if it means we’ll get that scrumptious, mouthwatering result. Plus, you can show off your skills to all your friends and family.


In this article, we’ll go through the best ways to light charcoal so you can get to grilling in no time.


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What You Should Know About Smoking on the Grill

What You Should Know About Smoking on the Grill

There are two thoughts that often come to mind when you think of smoked meat: that irresistibly rich and mouth-wateringly delicious flavor… and “wow, that sounds like a lot of work.” But smoking meat isn’t as hard as it seems. You can get that scrumptious taste for your meats right at home without the hassle. In this article, we’ll go through everything you need to know about smoking, the best smoker grills, and how you can get started smoking your own meat at home.
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How to Set Up Your Grill Master Hub on Pinterest

How to Set Up Your Grill Master Hub on Pinterest

As you are continually working on perfecting your grill skills, your pride and enthusiasm for the hobby should grow. Your friends and family praise you for those perfectly flavored ribs with just the right amount of sauce. Monday morning, they brag to their co-workers and classmates about the mouthwatering steak you grilled for them over the weekend.
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How to Make a Kick Ash Gift Basket Using Kick Ash Basket

How to Make a Kick Ash Gift Basket Using Kick Ash Basket

One of the coolest gifts you can give a grill master this holiday season is a basket full of grill goodies. Giving a grilling gift basket is a simple, yet sophisticated, present that every griller on your list will love. Not only do grill baskets look gorgeous tied in a neat bow under the tree, but they’re also practical gifts that add heat, spice, and passion to holiday gifting.

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Grilling Gifts Guide For the Grill Master in Your Life
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Everything You Need To Know About EGGtoberfest 2020
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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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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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Healthy Benefits of Grilling

Healthy Benefits of Grilling

Grilling doesn’t just have to be massive amounts of meat and cheese tossed between two pieces of bread. Even if you don’t go for vegan and vegetarian options, there are plenty of ways to cook up chicken and red meat in healthy ways. Because you avoid cooking with oils and butters, grilling can even be one of the healthiest ways to make meat. When it’s just you and a fire, healthy grilling can make for a healthy lifestyle.

In this post, we’re going to look at some grilling ideas that make your meals a bit healthier. We’re going to look at some healthy grill recipes, and some ways you can make your favorite meats a bit healthier.

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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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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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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!

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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.

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Top Gifts for the Griller in Your Life

Top Gifts for the Griller in Your Life

Don’t reinvent the gift. If a birthday, holiday, or Father’s Day is coming up, grab them something that you know that they’ll use. If you’ve got a griller in your life, then we’ve got a list of gifts for grillers that are sure to be winners.

Finding gifts for grillers can be difficult. After all, you aren’t sure what they’re going to want to use. So we’ve done our best to give you some options on this list so that you’re sure to find something that is perfect.

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Kick Ash Tailgating

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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The History of the Kamado Grill

The History of the Kamado Grill

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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 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

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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