There seems to be an explosion in the popularity of pellet grills in recent years. So, what's behind the pellet grill craze gripping the nation? As you consider your next grill purchase, here's a look at why pellet grills are becoming so widespread.
Convenience Is King
One major reason pellet grills are surging in popularity is their unmatched convenience. Unlike traditional charcoal or gas grills, a pellet grill...more
You’ve purchased your BBQ grill from Brooksies Propane, your favorite BBQ store, and you've got all the cooking ingredients and gear you need to start cooking! But before you gear up your grill, it's important to follow a few steps to get the best results. Here are some tips that can help you get the best possible BBQ.
1. Get the Right BBQ Grill
When it comes to cooking...more
There's nothing better than cooking out on your very own grill. If you're in the market to purchase a grill, you need to take some time to consider the most popular types of grills to choose from. Let's look at three of the most popular types: charcoal, gas, and the pellet grill to help you make your choice.
The charcoal grill is a classic favorite. These types of grills are often very affordable...more
Propane is a versatile gas used for cooking in the backyard, heating homes, and so much more. However, when propane is not handled correctly, it can be dangerous and explosive. Use these tips and tricks to ensure you and your family are safe.
Reading the instruction manual is essential before using any item powered by this...more
Now that summer is here, it's time to fire up the grill and invite friends and family over. According to BBQ Revolt, seven out of 10 American adults have a grill at home. That means loads of barbecue celebrations with tons of food being passed around this summer. While the standard fare of ribs is delicious, there are other types of foods you can cook over an open flame or smoke as well. Check it...more
Summer is the perfect time to start cooking outdoors! According to BBQ Revolt, the most popular barbeque holidays are Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, but you can serve BBQ any time. If you plan to stock up on BBQ supplies, remember these tips for the BBQ season.
Give Your Grill a Good Cleaning
The grates of a grill can get pretty dirty,...more
According to the National Day Calendar, May 16 is National Barbecue Day! While this day is a great excuse to break out the grill, a good barbeque is something that does not need its own day. People use these smoky, grilling machines year-round to not only create delicious food but to bring families together. BBQ stores can help you to find the perfect barbecue for you. Here are some of the reasons why...more
What's summertime without non-stop gatherings around the grill? Especially when the holidays approach, it's time for the BBQ wars. When it comes to barbecuing popularity, the holidays rank as follows: Independence Day (76%), Labor Day (62%), and Memorial Day (62%). When you make BBQ for the holidays or any summer gathering, you want your meat to be as tasty and flavorful as possible. In addition to the delicious smoky flavor from the grill,...more
BBQ grills are a great way to add flavor and fun to outdoor gatherings. Whether you're hosting a family reunion or an intimate dinner with friends, having the right grill can make all the difference. But what are the qualities you should look for in a quality grill? Here are some qualities to consider.
1. Looks Great Outdoors
In 2016, billion grill and barbecue sales in the United States amounted to about $1.47 billion. Therefore,...more
If you are in the mood to have a delicious barbeque but are looking for a worthy occasion to have one, you have lots of options to choose from. After reviewing the top eight occasions to have a delicious barbeque below, you will be ready to get out your grill and start cooking the ultimate meal for your guests!
Parties are one of the most popular occasions to...more
In July 2022, Statista released a survey about how often people in the U.S. barbecue during the summer. According to the survey, 17% of people barbecue several times each week in the summer. The rich taste and scent of barbecue are welcoming to many people, but there's a caveat.
Barbecued meat and poultry are just not complete without a layer of barbecue sauce. Choosing a sauce can be difficult; there's no one style that stands out...more
It is never too soon to start thinking about what grill supplies you will need for the summer. Whether it is fall, winter, or spring, it's always the perfect time to think about what grill supplies you will need. Here are some supplies that should be on your list.
A Brand New Grill
Your grill supply list is not complete if you are working with an old beat-up grill. At the top of the list...more
When the weather's nice, you'll find many people barbecuing on grills. Americans sure love barbecued beef and pork, but did you know that chicken seems to be the hands-down favorite meat? In fact, according to Statista, 81% of those surveyed in 2017 responded that they usually barbecue chicken. Nothing is more important to a great barbecue than finding the right BBQ hot sauce. If you like a little heat on your barbecued meat, here are five...more
Seasonings can enhance your meat's excellent, natural flavor. Nothing compares to flavorful barbecued meat. In fact, 17% of survey participants admitted they typically barbecue several times a week during the summer, according to Statista.
There are a wide variety of seasonings to choose from. Even though there are some fantastic premade seasonings at the store, to really have some fun and get creative with your outdoor cooking, why not...more
Charcoal grills are popular as they give the smokey flavor and aroma that other types of barbeque grills cannot always produce. For cooking different types of food in various ways, a pellet grill seems the better option.more
When you shop at your local barbecue store for supplies, what are the essentials that you should buy? You may have a grill or smoker and will be looking for products that go with it. Make sure you have all the supplies you need to make your barbecue successful by picking up these essentials.more
In the U.S., 63% of grill owners use their grill all year round. With so many brands on the market, choosing the ideal BBQ grill can be overwhelming. You want to invest in equipment that not only gets the job done but is also convenient. This is in terms of cost, fuel type, material, size, mobility, and maintenance. Read on to learn more about the things you should know before making that purchase.
Besides setting aside...more
Of all the things you need more of in your life, you might not think to include bbq grills or bbq supplies. This could be because you've never experienced the wonders of pellet grills or don't know how easy it is to get propane refills at pretty much any store. But once you've stepped inside a bbq store for the first time, it will quickly become apparent why more bbq in your life can lead to increased happiness.
Friendly employees and...more
Whether you're a novice or a master, there's nothing quite like grilling your own food on a nice day. There are certainly lots of people that also agree with you nowadays, as evidence by the wide variety of barbecue supplies that are on the market at any given time.
But when you're grilling, what is the best option? Is it charcoal, firewood, or pellet grills? While all of these have their unique time and place, we'd like to submit that...more
With a wide variety of BBQ grills, supplies, and spices to choose from, you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for.more
In this brief article, we're going to focus on the benefits of using propane grills. Not simply because propane refills are quick and convenient to do almost anywhere, but because propane has unique qualities that are attractive to many grill aficionados.more
BBQ can bring everyone together! Learn how to cater all the occasions in your life with the best BBQ you can make.more
Humans have enjoyed grilled food for millennia, and the tradition is still popular today. Weekend barbeque parties are common in American homes, with seven in every ten adults owning a BBQ grill. A recent survey shows that 51% of respondents prefer to have a barbeque on their birthdays.
Most people may focus on the centerpiece meat and vegetables, forgetting other ways to bring out the zing in the grilled foods....more
According to 2017 survey results, over 49 percent of U.S. consumers barbecue at birthday parties and 24 percent grill during camping trips. You might also be among the many others who love to enjoy barbecue and grilling over the weekend as you hang out with friends and family in your backyard. Whether you are preparing meats such as pork chops, steaks, hotdogs, hamburgers, or vegetables and fruits, having a reliable bbq store like Brooksies...more
here are several options available when it comes to grilling nowadays. Pellet grills are one of the popular ways of grilling. They are easy to operate with a combination of easy set and go features. Pellet grills are quicker to heat compared to traditional charcoal grills.more
America is practically a grilling nation where grilled meat is among the essential delicacies. Apart from the fast-cooking trait of grills, there is an added flavor, especially when firewood is part of the mix. A recent consumer survey has shown that 51% of the respondents believe that birthday parties and barbecues are inseparable.
The demand for this delicacy has seen an upsurge in BBQ stores. Interestingly, the secret behind that...more
For America’s self-proclaimed grill masters, the summer is the most exciting time of the year. This is the chance you get to roll out your pellet grill, grill up some juicy rib eyes and entertain your neighbors.more
Does the thought of grilling outdoors evoke positive memories of breezy summer days, delicious food, and fun with family?
Well, it should!
Grilling has become a beloved American pastime. It’s grown so popular throughout the years that an estimated 1.4 billion bbq grills were sold in 2016 alone. One of the reasons bbq grills are so popular? They are a versatile tool and can create foods anyone is bound to love.
You might find...more
What you will need
- Baking Sheets
- Cooling Rack
- Water Pan (at least 6 cups of water)
- Cooking Spray
- Favorite Cookie Dough or Recipe
Preheat the grill to 325-350; leave your middle burner off.
Place the water pan in the back corner of the grill. The water pan will add moisture to the grill to give you a soft chewy cookie. Line the baking sheets with...more
Spectrum of Woods Mild to Strong
Whether you just bought a new Weber Smokey Mountain, or you’re a seasoned vet; smoking meats is an art form and has many variables.
When I cook with charcoal and smoking woods I always keep a notebook to record the meat, wood, charcoal, temperature, cook time, and...more
There’s an old Smokey Mountain tradition: when you build something, you build it to last. Now there’s a smoke cooker worthy of that timeless tradition. You’ll love what it does to fish, meat and game…season after season, year after year.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Owner’s Manual, 1981
Barbecue has been enjoyed for many years but was mainly enjoyed at your favorite local BBQ restaurant. Weber designed a...more
Charcoal may be intimidating but all you need is a minion method to get it working for you.
The minion method is designed for cooking sessions lasting from 6-18 hours and is perfect for overnight cooking. Once setup you won’t need to add any more briquettes, which gives you a more consistent burn and less chance of the cooker running hotter than desired.
The concept is easy to understand and execute:...more
Pork Butt/Boston Butt
The Boston Butt is one of my favorite meats to BBQ. The versatile of the meat after its done leaves me with weeks of; pork sandwiches, pork nachos, pork tacos, pork/mac and cheese, and pork and beans, if I kept going I would feel like Bubba from Forest Gump.
Where on the pig is the BUTT?
Answer: it’s the pig’s shoulder. During 1700s in New England...more
Flame Boss 100 and 200 Wifi
Let’s just read what is on the back of the package. “Flame Boss 200 controls the smoker temperature, but you are in charge from your smart phone, tablet or computer. You can control your smoker and monitor the internal meat temperature from anywhere.”
“We say about Flame Boss 100 to plug it in, set it and forget it. You will not want to forget it with Flame Boss 200. Your...more
One of the greatest things about making burgers is there’s typically a party, celebration, or just a beautiful day. I love the burger because of the different combinations of condiments to put on top from just traditional lettuce, tomato, onion, to the more extreme king crab, quail egg, and/or truffle oil. We will be focusing on how to create the best tasting, juiciest, perfect charred burger because the toppings are up to...more
Baby back ribs are like the chicken wings of pork, it’s hard to have just a few. With all the different rubs, sauces and techniques out there I created a smoked baby back rib that will stand up with competition judging. I wanted to keep it simple so I picked a few guidelines I wanted to meet. My key points are to have a nice smoke ring, easy to bite into but with a slight pull of the meat, and no heavy sauce.
Question: What is better than pork?
Answer: Pork on Pork!!!
I love a good pork loin but so many times it tends to dry out and I end up smothering it with gravy. I have found a great solution to a dried out loin and created the “Mac Daddy Pork Loin.” We will be injecting the loin, rubbing the loin, and wrapping the loin.
Get Fired Up about Wood Smoke Flavor at Brooksies!
The A-Maze-N smoker tube or tray that can be used in many applications with food. Simple placing you’re A-Maze-N on the grill can give your food a unique smoking flavor which can’t be achieved through artificial liquid smokes. I have even experimented with cold smoking since the heat source is only the embers burning.
Let’s first talk about the two styles there is...more