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Why Gas Fireplaces need an Annual Inspection

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Gas Fireplaces Need Loving Too Gas fireplaces need an annual inspection, in order to keep up to snuff. This is a very important practice, which many overlook; myself included. Because gas fireplaces burn clean and are very easy to take care of, some assume that this means it doesn’t need cleaning. While it is true that […]

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Smokey Baby Back Ribs

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Smoky, sticky, falling-off-the-bone ribs are easier than you think. INGREDIENTS 2 racks baby back pork ribs (about 2 1/2 pounds total) 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning 3 tablespoons smoked or sweet paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard Chipotle Sauce DIRECTIONS Prep […]

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It’s “So Thick” Burger

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To make juicy, flavorful burgers, start with ground beef chuck and use a light touch when forming the patties. When the burgers are grilled on one side, top each one with sliced cheddar or Monterey Jack so the cheese is melted when the burger is ready to serve. INGREDIENTS Safflower oil, for grill 1 1/2 […]

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The Spectacular Science of Stacking Firewood

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Say that 10 times fast! I know this is a long post…I’ve tried to cut it down as much as possible – ha! pun totally intended. An underrated and often under practiced “art form”, stacking firewood is an age old technique used to season and prepare wood to use in the fall and winter months. […]

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Butch’s Perfect Steak

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For juicy meat and a great crust, choose a thicker cut such as rib eye. Because this type of steak takes longer to cook, it will have time to develop a nice sear. INGREDIENTS 1 porterhouse, flank, or rib-eye steak, 1 3/4 pounds and 1 1/2 inch thick Coarse salt and ground pepper DIRECTIONS Heat […]

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Grilling Safety Tips

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Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines: General grilling tips Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should […]

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What’s Up With The Reverse Sear?

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The reverse sear is used to cook a thick steak – at least 1¼” to 1½” or more. The idea is that, without actually searing it, you cook the steak close to the final desired temperature. As a last step, you crank up the heat to caramelize and crust the meat. The technique is best […]

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BBQing with Kids

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Favorite Fruits & Veggies On The Grill When warm summer weather hits, it’s fun to fire up the grill every night. But while your kids may be happy with a steady diet of hamburgers and hot dogs, you know you need to sneak more fruits and vegetables into their diet. Fortunately, just about anything you […]

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Best BBQ Music

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Warm summer afternoons are meant for sharing cool drinks and delicious food with family and friends. Yet celebrations aren’t quite complete without the perfect playlist. You’d never make the same hamburger every time you fire up the grill, so why settle for the same music? We’ve combined three of our favorite recipes with the perfect […]

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How do I Clean the Drip Pan?

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“How do I clean the drip pan? Cleaning the drip pan on your grill is something that should be done often. This is not only a safety precaution, but will help keep your Napoleon in working order for long years to come. Slide the drip pan out for easy cleaning. It should be cleaned frequently […]

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