A father and son grilling meat over a open grill

To Close or Not to Close: When to Grill with The Lid Open vs. Closed Lid

As grilling enthusiasts, we believe that grilling is more than just a cooking technique. Involving a delicate balance of heat, timing, and method, one of the fundamental decisions a grill master f...
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Can You Burn Wet Wood in a Fire Pit?

Picture this: a chilly evening in the great outdoors, surrounded by friends and family all gathered around a crackling fire pit. The warmth of the flames, the smell of burning wood, and the cozy a...
Beef kabobs grilling on bbq with tomato

Why Is My Charcoal Grill Not Getting Hot Enough?

A charcoal grill is a beloved tool for outdoor cooking, offering that unmistakable smoky flavor and an authentic grilling experience we know and love. Yet whether you're cooking hot dogs, steaks, ...
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Which to Use: Charcoal Briquettes vs. Lump Charcoal

Charcoal is the heart and soul of many grilling adventures. That's why the choice between lump charcoal and charcoal briquettes often sparks lively debates among grill enthusiasts. Both have their...
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How to Build a Fire in Winter

While the winter landscape presents a picturesque setting for gathering around a roaring fire pit, it can also make it more difficult to get your fire started - and keep the campfire burning! Inde...
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Camping in the Rain: What you Need to Know

The car is packed, the food is prepared...but uh oh, are those rain clouds? While wet weather can throw a curveball on your camping trip, it doesn't have to stop you from going or having a good ti...
BBQ grill covered in snow and icicles

When Is It Too Cold to Grill Outside?

As grilling fanatics, we love the sizzle of thick steaks, the aroma of barbecued veggies, and the camaraderie around the grill. For us, the allure of grilling extends beyond warm, sun-soaked days;...
Wood stove burning a fire

How to Keep a Wood Stove Burning All Night

Struggling with fires that fizzle out too soon? Longing for that cozy, all-night wood stove warmth? If so, you probably want to know how to keep a wood stove burning all night. Wood-burning stoves...
Lit charcoal grill

How to Put Out a Charcoal Grill Quickly

Charcoal grilling sessions can be immensely enjoyable, offering that distinctive smoky flavor to your favorite dishes. Once you've learned how to use a charcoal grill, the next step is critical: s...