Memorial Day Barbecue Tips and Tricks

With Memorial Weekend right around the corner we thought sharing an inspirational story and some tried and true Memorial Day Barbecue Tips and Tricks would be fitting for this weekend. We hope you enjoy the article and welcome your feedback.

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Even if your party is a casual backyard barbecue with friends and family you still want to make sure that you put time and effort into planning it. This will ensure that it goes smoothly for both you and your guests. Allowing everyone to enjoy each others company and the beautiful weather.

 

Your DIY BBQ outdoor kitchen is the best place to start when planning how you will prepare and serve your feast.

~Serve vegetables instead of chips. Grill vegetables on the grill, whip up an easy sauce that looks like you spent hours preparing and serve as appetizers.

~Keep your flame low, plan ahead and you can cook your food at a lower temperature which reduces the likelihood of burning or char marks.

~Serve fruit as a dessert instead of a rich cake or heavy sugar laden dessert. Your guests will have filled up on your grilled vegetables and other sides. Fruit is a perfect light pairing, especially for warm days.

~All food has to be at least 140 degrees, and smoked food should be between 180 and 220. In addition to keeping watch on meat temperatures, keep your work area and tools clean.

Now that you have mastered the art of the perfect backyard barbecue, don’t forget to take some time to honor the brave men and women in uniform, past and present. Memorial Day parades and ceremonies are held in most towns and cities. Look for your local one and support the men and women who have served our country.

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“Freedom lies in being bold.” -Robert Frost

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” -George Washington

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Make perfect pizzas right in your own backyard with one of our pizza oven kits.

With summer right around the corner now is the perfect time to get started on that outdoor pizza oven you have been dreaming of. You can add it to your existing barbeque area very easily or build a freestanding one, either option you decide on DIY BBQ can help you design and build the perfect outdoor pizza oven to suit your needs. We have many options available with easy to build kits. With step-by-step instructions that will walk you through every step and directions on how to season your oven before the first use, you will be enjoying your backyard summers before you know it.

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These ovens are capable of not only producing amazing pizzas but also roasting chicken or your meat of choice, simmering beans and stews and baking desserts.

With our perfectly sealed ovens and heat distribution

your pizzas take just 4 minutes on average to cook.

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We have a regular size kit that is 23”W x 17”H x 32”L

or a larger kit that is 27” W x 19”H x 41”L

Check our Facebook page for outdoor pizza oven recipes in the next several weeks. We are excited to give you some ideas on how to entertain your family and friends this summer by using your newly built pizza oven!

 

You Will Love An Outdoor Sink For Your BBQ Island

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If you have many barbecues outdoors, there may be one thing that you have been missing.  An outdoor sink can allow you to do many things that you have been running inside to do.  Many people do not understand how much they appreciate running water in their space until they are without it.  If your bbq island does not currently have this feature, this is something that you may want to consider adding, and this is something you will appreciate very much.

If you have been preparing all of your food for your barbeuce indoors to have access to running water, you can change all of this.  Adding a sink to your grill can allow you to do everything you need for your barbecue outside. You will not have to dirty up your kitchen, and you can keep the traffic in your home to a bare minimum when you have an outdoor space to prepare and cook all of your food.  This can change the dynamics of your next barbecue.  You will find that your friends and family will be very impressed with an outdoor sink, and this can provide them with a place to use also.

When you have a sink next to your grilling station, you can wash your hands when you need to.  Handling meats and other raw foods can create a situation where you need to wash your hands often.  A sink will provide access to keep your hands clean and food safe.

You can also use an outdoor sink to quicky wash dishes that you may need to use again later.  Many people find that a great deal of dishes can be used to just prepare food.  Quickly washing dishes when you are done using items can cut down on the clutter, and you will stay more organized.  It can be hard to work in a space that is cluttered with dirty dishes, and utensils and your outdoor sink can solve all of these problems.

Outdoor water can also provide a drink station outdoors.  You will be able to get water and ice from your bbq island.  There are ice bins you can have included in the design of your bbq island.  You can use these bins anytime you have a party in your backyard.  You can choose ice bins that are large enough to hold drinks for an entire evening of fun using your outdoor sink.

Summary: If you have many barbecues outdoors, there may be one thing that you have been missing.  An outdoor sink can allow you to do many things that you have been running inside to do.  Many people do not understand how much they appreciate running water in their space until they are without it.  If your bbq island does not currently have this feature, this is something that you may want to consider adding, and this is something you will appreciate very much.

 

BBQ Islands And Accessories For Outdoor Summer Fun

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When you begin to explore bbq islands and accessories you will find that there are many choices that are offered. This can give you a wonderful place to do all of your grilling each year. You should take some time to explore all of the options that we offer. This can ensure that you find something that is perfect for your needs.

You can customize your bbq island to ensure that you get all of the accessories that you will use the most. This can ensure that you get the most out of your grilling experience each time you have friends and family over for a barbecue this summer.

It is very common to not know what to expect when you are purchasing your outdoor island. Our site can show you exactly what an island can look like, and you will also have dimensions so you can find the perfect spot for your island. There are even corner units that are designed to take up as little space as possible for even the smallest backyard area.

You can start looking for the accessories that you want to make sure are included in your unit. This may be a fridge so you can keep things cool. Ice bins can also be included in your island to give you a place to store cool drinks. Ice bins can provide a great enhancement for your next outdoor party. You will be able to keep many drinks cold at the same time.

Adding a burner is an accessory that many people find that they use. A burner can give you added cooking space, and this can be a great place to cook things that you may not be able to cook on the grill. You will be able to cook in a pan on this burner giving yo more options for using your outdoor bbq island.

Another great option that you will want to consider for your bbq island is storage. You will need a place to keep all of your grilling accessories and other items that you need for grilling. You can find a host of storage options that will allow you to keep an organized workspace.

There are some great bbq islands and accessories that can enhance your grilling island. This can allow you to get a great deal of use from this island, and you can make sure that you have everything you could need for all of your outdoor parties.

Summary:When you begin to explore bbq islands and accessories you will find that there are many choices that are offered. This can give you a wonderful place to do all of your grilling each year. You should take some time to explore all of the options that we offer.

Outdoor Kitchens For Your Summer

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When you are creating your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. This will be a space you will use often, and you want to make sure that you have all of the right accessories that will help you to make your next outdoor party a success. Many people associate summer time and barbecuing outdoors. There are some great things you can do to impress all of your guests with your new outdoor kitchen.

You will want to think about the accessories that you will use the most. One of the things you may appreciate most with your outdoor kitchen is running water. All of our kits are made to add running water easily after they are constructed. You will love the idea of washing your hands outside after handling meats. You will not have to go indoors to wash your hands, and you can use this running water for other things also.

You will also want to explore adding refrigeration to your outdoor island. This will allow you to keep foods, and other items cold without using the refrigerator indoors. You will find many purposes for your outdoor refrigeration unit that will help you to make the most out of your next barbecue. This can even be an area where you keep condiments that you will need for your barbecue.

If you are entertaining guests outdoors often, you may even consider an island kit that has ice bins. This can give you a place to make drinks outdoors, and you can also store drinks in these bins. Ice outdoors can be used for any type of drink you choose and this can be a great option for an adult party also.

You should take some time to explore all of the different options that you have when it comes to designing an outdoor bbq island. You will find that the grill you choose can have some great accessories, and the kit also. You can choose a kit large enough that can allow you to add the accessories you want in the future.

When you are designing your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. There are some features that may be must haves for your outdoor space. You want to make sure that you have all of the right features that can enhance every barbecue you have all summer.

Summary: When you are creating your outdoor kitchen there are some things you will want to keep in mind. This will be a space you will use often, and you want to make sure that you have all of the right accessories that will help you to make your next outdoor party a success.

A BBQ Island Frame Kit From DIY BBQ Has Many Advantages

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Our BBQ island frame kit is a leader in the industry due to durability and the ease of adding on to your backyard kitchen island. There are some considerations that you must take when you are thinking of adding a BBQ island to your backyard. Some simple considerations can make it possible for you to add the island that you have planned.

Your first consideration will be the shape of your BBQ island. An “L” shaped island can be placed in a corner location in the yard. This can be a great way to really utilize space, and your island will look like it is made for this location. You may want to really look at your backyard, and take some measurements in order to get the right dimensions for your space.

When you place your order, you will be sent free cutouts so you can begin to really imagine how your grill will look in this location. This can allow you to get a good idea of how your island will look and this can be very exciting while you are waiting on your actual kit to arrive.

If there are any upgrades you want for your island, you should consider this ahead of time. When you place your order you will be able to make sure that you are ordering all of the special features that you want for your grill and everything can arrive at the same time. You can have everything you need for your BBQ Island frame kit when it arrives at your home.

Summary: Our BBQ island frame kit is a leader in the industry due to durability and the ease of adding on to your backyard kitchen island.

DIY BBQ Exclusive! Buy a Package Deal and get an BBQ Island for $49.99

We are running a new promotion for the beginning of the year. We would like to give you a chance to have your outdoor kitchen ready for summer fun. The best part you ask….. We are selling BBQ Island frame kits as an addition to our package deals. Take a look here to see what package fits your needs. Each deal will have a 6ft or 8ft straight BBQ Island Frame for $49.99. Some of the bigger packages will have a ‘L’ BBQ Island frame for $49.99

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Get this Island Frame for $49.99

The Island above is an example of a finished frame kit. This configuration is a 6 foot Island with a 4 Burner grill, side burner, refrigerator, and door. We have package deals from Alturi, SummerSet, Cal Flame, Fire Magic, and Sunstone to out fit an island like this.

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Get this frame kit for $49.99

The above BBQ Island is outfitted with Fire Magic products. This package has Fire Magic drop-in BBQ Grill, Side Burner, Warming Drawer and a access door. Enjoy the top of the line equipment made by Fire Magic in your BBQ Island Frame kit.

The Best part of buying from us is Saving thousands of dollars. Our package deals are at the lowest price on the internet. Find the equipment cheaper anywhere else? We will beat their price Guaranteed! Not only do you save on equipment with us, but you get an island kit for $49.99. Where else is that possible?

Fire Magic is now available on DIYBBQ.com

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We are very excited to announce that we are now offering Fire Magic grills and accessories on our site. Fire Magic grills are the Top of the Line grill and there is nothing that can compare to this premium brand. Fire Magic is manufactured by R.H. Peterson that also manufactures AOG American Outdoor Grills that will be appearing on our site shortly as well.

Fire Magic offer a wide range of grills from built in bbq grills to cart style grills and even table top electric grills. This gives versatility to the product line.

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If you are building a full outdoor kitchen in your backyard or need a BBQ Grill Cart due to limited space you can find everything to fill your needs here at diybbq.com.Every component that is offered has been designed to not only be functional but also to be sleek and eye catching. Add some ‘pop’ to your BBQ Island.

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Years ago, homeowners who wanted to build an outdoor kitchen thought little of taking out a home equity loan or putting their purchase on plastic. But now that most people have had to tighten their budgets a bit, one would think that people would have just cut back on all the luxuries–since top-of-the-line outdoor kitchens can cost upwards of $30,000. Actually, that hasn’t been the case at all. Record numbers of homeowners are building outdoor kitchens, both for their own personal enjoyment and to increase their home’s value. However, buyers are being creative by going the DIY route when it comes to installing the components.

Buyers don’t need a degree in engineering to design and build their own kitchen. Anyone who can read an instruction manual and operate basic hand tools can do the work, and save 50 to 80 percent off of the retail price of having professionals create and install it. The main problems that many people used to run into were building the steel frame and applying the stucco finish.

For some people, the idea of having to tackle these problems by themselves made them procrastinate for years. Fortunately the team at DIY BBQ offers solutions to these problems so that the project can truly be a DIY one. Frame kits directly from DIY BBQ at affordable prices. Once the kits arrive, the homeowners simply need to follow the easy-to-read directions in the assembly manual as they put together create an outdoor cooking area that will be used frequently.

By using a do-it-yourself kit, people can save thousands of dollars off of retail and contractor prices, and makes an outdoor kitchen affordable for more people than ever before. The steel frames that DIY BBQ sells are designed by professional builders and made of high-quality steel framing, so homeowners can be sure that they are getting a product that is properly constructed. They use ViperStuds which have a design and performance that is superior to that of conventional flat studs. The steel frame also makes it easy for homeowners to make small adjustments or install pluming for their outdoor sink.

Homeowners can easily design their own backyard kitchen in four steps. First, the size and shape of the kitchen must be determined along with the dimensions of the island. Second, ‘L’ islands require a bend, so the decision of using a 90-degree angle or 45-degree one must be made. Next, appliance cut outs are required so that the owners existing appliances fit inside the frame. Finally–upgrades such as footrests, a split bar counter or a back splash–can be chosen.

DIY BBQ offers a complete line of outdoor kitchen items and accessories including BBQ Islands, frame kits and appliances.