Tips & Advice

Add Some Flavor to Your Cookout: Try Grilling With Wood Chips

Otis : July 21, 2014 5:44 am : Tips & Advice

Wood Chips

Ready to add some more flavor to your cookout?

Let’s take the backyard barbecue to the next level.  Get ready to try grilling with wood chips!  Charcoal infused grill food is outstanding – and when you add some wood chips to the mix, it just enhances the flavor of the entire menu.  Like many things in life (and cooking), there’s more than one way to skin a cat.  With that being said, take a look at a great method for grilling with wood. more »

Leave a response »

There’s Nothing Like A Holiday Cookout

Otis : July 4, 2014 8:08 pm : Tips & Advice

4th of July Celebration Image

What more is there to say?

Today is the 4th of July.  Happy 4th of July everybody!  As all Americans know, today is the day that we celebrate the birth of our wonderful and indispensable nation.  People everywhere will be enjoying hometown fireworks displays, baseball games, and holiday cookouts (of course!).  As a matter-of-fact, I don’t think I know of anyone that’s not doing one of those things.  But the point of this post is to show ya how I’m setting up my 4th of July barbecue. more »

Leave a response »

Improve Your Grilling With These 5 Points

Otis : June 23, 2014 5:12 pm : Tips & Advice

A charcoal grill flaring up

The fire’s not quite ready

That outdoor cooking sure is fun, isn’t it?  The rich, smoky aroma of the charcoal as it gets fired up is the highlight of my day.  And I usually have already put together my plan for the grilling session, so there are no worries.  But every now and then….well, let’s just say that there are times when I’ve lost focus.  And I figured that a few pointers on how to improve your grilling would be the perfect topic for this post.

more »

Leave a response »

How to get those sexy ‘Grill Marks’ on your food

Otis : June 7, 2014 1:27 am : Tips & Advice

Chicken on the grill with grill marks

Just seeing them makes your inner voice say “Yes!”

Grill marks are sexy.  Yeah, I said it.  Believe me, there’s no feeling like turning that meat (or veggie) for the first time on the grill and seeing some deep and well defined marks on your food.  It communicates that  you know what you’re doing and that the food is gonna be fantastic!  While it ain’t as easy as it looks, you can still get perfect grill marks on your food every time.  And we’re going to discuss exactly how you can get it done. more »

Leave a response »

The TV Said it Best: #GetOffYourGas!

Otis : June 2, 2014 8:57 pm : Tips & Advice

I just had to share this one, because I love it!  For those of you that haven’t seen it, Kingsford Charcoal has made a pretty clever commercial to kick off the beginning of cookout season.  You can check it out right here…
more »

Leave a response »

BBQ Grilling vs Smoking: What’s The Difference?

Otis : December 3, 2013 4:42 am : Tips & Advice

BBQ Grilling vs Smoking

Mouth watering good, isn’t it?

Outdoor cooking can be a world by itself. When most people think of barbeque, the image of the family cookout during the summer months is what usually comes to mind. And what we mainly discuss here at falls right along those lines. Our aim is to help you cook some delicious food in your backyard. But we also want to school you on some of the finer points of outdoor cooking. That’s why this post is going to deal with the subject of bbq grilling vs smoking. Well shoot, what’s the difference? Let’s take a look at each one. more »

Leave a response »

10 Grilling Tips for A Great Cookout Everytime

Otis : November 19, 2013 5:08 am : Tips & Advice

Sausages on the grill

With these tips you can focus on what’s important: the food!

Hey folks, Otis here. As some of you may know by now, any day that I have the opportunity to fire up the grill is a great day. Truthfully, there isn’t too much outside of close family and friends that warms my heart like cooking out in the backyard. And you know what? That’s exactly why this site was born. My goal is to share to joy of grilling with folks that haven’t started cooking their dinners on a charcoal grill yet. To that end, this post is going to go over 10 grilling tips that will lead to a successful, fun, and safe cookout every single time. more »


Grill Safety: Dealing With Grill Flare Ups

Otis : November 16, 2013 7:04 am : Tips & Advice

A Serious Grill Flare Up

If your grill flares up like this, call for help!

 Cooking out is a fun & lively activity, but it’s important to remember that safety should always be the first priority. While grill flare ups are a part of cooking, please keep in mind that they could be deadly if you get careless. Take a look at this video to see what I mean: more »

Leave a response »

One thought on “Tips & Advice

  1. Rachael says:

    I love your blog. It’s full of such beautiful, mouth-watering photographs that inspire me to learn more about how to run the grill. Thanks for sharing all your helpful tips and inspiration!

Leave a Reply