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Smoking – Your Next Grilling Adventure

OK, you’ve tackled charcoal and gas grilling. You’ve even ventured into pellet grilling. All of these cooking methods have been met with universal acclaim and adoration from your friends and family. Now it’s time to try the most challenging method of all: smoking. In honor of National BBQ Month, let us help you with the basic information you’ll need to get started smoking!

Offset Smoker  Vertical Smoker

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Cooking with Wood Pellets – What’s All the Fuss?

If you’re an outdoor cooking enthusiast, chances are you’ve already heard of using wood pellets. If you’re undecided or curious about whether this style of cooking works for you, read below for more information.

Wood Pellets – the Basics

To begin, cooking with wood pellets is best called convection smoking, since the food cooks using indirect heat.

If you are interested in smoked brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, turkey, or whole chickens, wood pellet grills may be just the thing for you.

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DIY Grill Cleaning

Watching the snow fall this past weekend I could not help but image days of sunshine, green grass, and outdoor activities. Thank goodness Spring is just around the corner and it is almost time to pull out the grill!! My husband and I truly enjoy cooking on the grill; there are so many healthy and tasty things you can cook on it. However, grills go unused and forgotten over the cold winter months and begin to collect a whole lot of grime. I found a really inexpensive and easy way to take your grill from grimy to glowing for the Spring and Summer.

 

What you will need:

 –Heavy duty garbage bags

-Household Ammonia

-Rubber Bands

-Sponge

1 Cup Measuring Cup

-Rubber Gloves

Safety Glasses

What to do:

 -Safety first!! Go ahead and grab those gloves and safety glasses, don’t worry you will still look amazing! You will want to grab 2 heavy duty garbage bags and open those to double them up to be sure there will not be any leaking.

-Go ahead and put your grill grates into the doubled up garbage bag. Measure out your 1 cup of ammonia and carefully add this to the garbage bag.

-Now you will want to tie up the garbage bag really tightly with the rubber band. Be sure this is really secure because the fumes are what actually clean the grates not the liquid itself.

-Because ammonia is a toxic substance you will want to be sure to close the bag tightly so nothing leaks out. Also, it may not be a terrible idea to put it on a try or mat. This substance is harmful to animals, grass, and plants.

-Place your bag where it will catch some sun and leave it there overnight.

-The next day you will want to be sure to grab those gloves and glasses for safety and remove the grate from the garbage bags. I would recommend turning your face away as you open it as the fumes will be strong and can burn your eyes.

-At this time your grime should wipe right off with your sponge. You will want to be sure to rinse the grate very thoroughly to get off any remaining ammonia.

-Now you will want to properly dispose of the ammonia still in the garbage bags. The poison control center recommends disposing of the ammonia down a sink where there is good ventilation. The best place would be in a garage sink however not everyone will have this and you will want to do this in a sink where there is a window nearby and have the window open for about 10-15 minutes. If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach out directly to your poison control center.

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I hope you have found this helpful and enjoy cooking on your grill this Spring!!

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