Tips and Guide - Backyard Boss

How to Light a Charcoal BBQ Grill Fast and Easy

Hand holding a burning matchstick over charcoal briquettes on a grill grate.

If you’re a novice to BBQ grilling, you might have some questions about how to set up and light your charcoal grill. Even experienced barbecue masters have problems lighting a charcoal grill at times because doing so is part technical know-how and part art and experience. Charcoal grills are the preferred type of grill for …

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Are Radiant Heat Grills Any Good?

A Philips infrared grill standing on a kitchen table with grilled BBQ sides next to it.

Infrared barbecue grills cook with radiant heat rather than convection or conduction energy. They have been called the microwave of outdoor cooking, and have been credited with breathing new life into today’s barbecue market. Their popularity has grown quickly since 2000, when the Infrared Burner’s patent expired, allowing any manufacturer interested in adding an infrared …

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Stainless Steel Skewers Offer More Flexible Grilling

Grilled meat and vegetables pierced on a metal skewers.

Your BBQ, grilling, and outdoor cooking missions will eventually bring you to one of life’s simple joys: meat on a stick. While the traditional wooden or bamboo skewers offer a chance to eat right off the stick, which is always a treat, they also require soaking for at least 30 minutes in advance and can …

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Best Outdoor Furniture Covers in 2021

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If you’ve invested anything at all into your outdoor living area, you’ll want to keep it safe. Fortunately, outdoor patio covers are built to protect against weather damage, especially if you’ve run out of outdoor furniture storage ideas and options for the fall-winter seasons. A cover will keep your furniture clean and well-maintained regardless of …

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12 Stew Recipes You Have to Try This Fall & Winter

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Fall and winter weather calls for comfort. Whether it’s the extra blankets on your bed, the warm clothes you bundle up in, or the comfort food that comes out of your kitchen. What’s more comforting than a hearty stew? When I was young, seeing my mom’s ancient crockpot on the kitchen counter was always a …

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