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



5 Factors to Think About Before Building a BBQ

Creating a homemade barbecue can be a fun DIY project, but it’s definitely not something that can be done overnight. There are a few factors to consider before embarking on this venture.

When building your own barbecue, the first thing to do is finding a spot in your house risk-free from fire that can accommodate your new addition for many years. Remember a barbecue is more than just a cooking device, it’s a recreational space. Plan on the area needed for other equipment and accessories, like storage, sink, fridge, table, among others. Also take into consideration the weather in your area. You’ll want your barbecue to last, so a good enclosure that can resist humidity, extreme temperatures, rain, snow and other elements particular to your location is a must. A BBQ must be a distraction, not another thing to worry about; design one that’s easy to maintain, clean and repair. Finally, when you’ve made a decision on all these factors, it’s time to think about how your beautiful new addition to your home will look like. We recommend choosing a design that gracefully complements its surroundings.

Now that you’re done with the planning, go shopping for equipment, grab a six-pack, and happy building!