- Grilling with charcoal is a time-honored tradition dating back centuries and for good reason. The delicious smoky flavor and aroma of solid fuel like charcoal BBQ grills are tough to beat. As fat and other liquids are rendered out of your food and fall on the hot coals underneath, they vaporize and infuse your food with an incredibly rich taste alongside the natural smoke released by the charcoal itself.
- mainstay in your grilling arsenal, whether you're looking to replace or supplement a more traditional grill.
- This is the perfect year to update your outdoor grilling setup. Whether you're tired of inferior big box store products or you just want to try something new, we're sure to have a grill to meet your needs. We've put together this list to highlight some of our best gas grills for the year.
- Has your home reached its full potential? One space that always used to be overlooked was the outdoor kitchen, but no longer. Interest in outdoor kitchens has exploded and is continuing to grow. With that in mind, here are some of the trends we’re seeing.
- If you're here reading the Kick Ass Grills blog, it's a safe bet you're a fan of flavor, and the rich taste of smoke that you find in traditional barbecue cooking is one of the best out there.
- Tired of the same old meals all the time? Looking for an easy way to enhance your grilling game? Do you recognize quality products when you see them?
- Gas grills are not traditionally thought of as capable of smoking foods. However, these versatile products perform capably when putting up to the task of smoking ribs, briskets, or most anything else thrown their way.
- The first place to begin when thinking about cooking with charcoal is considering how much different it is as a fuel than gas. Charcoal/wood is the O.G. (original grill) fuel type but over the years gas has surpassed charcoal in worldwide popularity - especially in America where two out of three people own a gas grill according to the Hearth, Patio, & BBQ Association. This doesn't mean that gas grills are superior. Both gas and charcoal grills have their pros and cons: gas grills typically offer convenience - they get hot quickly without having to mess with starting a fire, whereas charcoal grills offer distinct & deep flavors gas cannot create. It's estimated about 1 in 5 Americans own both a charcoal and gas grill, so many folks seem to value having both options when it comes to grilling. Either way, let's look at why, as a fuel, charcoal is so much different than gas.
- It's turkey time again, and this year why not smoke your turkey? Smoking a turkey is not as difficult as it appears, in fact - in many ways, it's much simpler to smoke your turkey than the traditional oven roasted bird.
- Cooking outdoors is a timeless American tradition, a throwback to the iconoclastic 1950's era backyard barbecues where friends, family, and neighbors would gather to enjoy each other's company and some really good food - there's nothing quite like the taste of a steak, hot dog, or anything fresh off the grill, it's ineffable.