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Better Baking With Memphis Wood Fire Grills

Versatility can be a good thing. But it can also mask a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. At Memphis Wood Fire Grills, our products are built to be versatile, yes, but also to be a top-of-the-line solution for all your cooking needs. Our grills can deliver the best results, whether you are smoking, searing, grilling, roasting or baking. You read that right: Baking. While many of our customers expect their Memphis grills to be world-class grills and smokers, they are often surprised by the results they get when they bake. Our Memphis grills outperform most kitchen ovens. The reason for that? Superior engineering. Choosing a Range or an Oven Walking into the average kitchen, you typically see either an electric or gas range. The problem with...

Memphis Thanksgiving: Preparing the Perfect Turkey

Grilled Turkey
The single most popular day to fire up your Memphis Wood Fire Grill and get cooking is coming right up. It’s Thanksgiving. Given that it’s the holiday arguably more associated with food than any other, it makes sense that people turn to their Memphis Grills to deliver memorable flavor. While there’s plenty of debate about what is the star of the Thanksgiving table, there is no doubt that a poorly prepared turkey is bound to put a damper on festivities. With that in mind, here are few tips about how to turn that bird into something special. Options for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey Memphis Grills are not your ordinary outdoor cooking solution. Our Wood Fire Grills are designed to make year-round grilling and smoking a...

Thanksgiving: Our Busiest Grilling Day of the Year!

Wood Fire Flavor (and Additional Oven Space) for Thanksgiving While most assume that the most popular grilling days are during peak grilling season: the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, that isn’t actually the case for us here at Memphis Wood Fire Grills! In fact, we’ve found that the biggest grilling day for our grill owners is Thanksgiving Day. According to our research, more Memphis owners fire up their grills on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. Surprised? We were too—until we thought about all the benefits to having a convection cooker in your outdoor kitchen on the biggest cooking day of the year. With the capability to smoke turkey, bake or roast casseroles and side dishes, and bake dessert,...

Just Keep Grilling: The Memphis Grill Knows Every Season

Memphis Winter Grilling
There is no doubt that Spring and Summer are considered the peak grilling seasons by many. The Fourth of July, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are four of the five most popular barbecuing days of the year (Labor Day is the fifth). Still, more and more people are coming to realize that grilled or smoked foods taste just as good in December as they do in June. Memphis Wood Fire Grills make it easier than ever to make the traditional barbecuing season last year-round. Engineered for Four-Season Use There are several reasons why people are reluctant to grill when it gets chilly outside. The thought of struggling to maintain the right cooking temperature while shivering over your grill might be as appealing as...

Choosing the Perfect Wood Pellet for Every Dish

Wood Pellets For Memphis
The versatility of a Memphis Wood Fire Grill is a feature unmatched by other outdoor cooking solutions. That versatility is part of what inspired us to work so hard to make cooking with a Memphis simple. Options are wonderful, but they can be overwhelming if they aren’t presented properly. One of the choices that wood pellet cooking presents is which kind of pellet to use for each application. This is a guide to help inform your choice of wood pellet, depending on what you are preparing tonight. Your Wood Pellet Options Wood pellets offered by Memphis come in the following varieties: Apple provides a sweet, fruity flavor Cherry produces a slightly heartier fruity flavor Hickory gives food a strong, smoky flavor. Probably the most common...

Fall Fare & Grilling: What Fall Has in Store

Grilling In The Fall On A Memphis
Fall Fare & Grilling: What Fall Has in Store While it’s true that you can get almost any fruit or vegetable year-round, thanks to advancements in shipping and storage, it is also true that in-season, local produce has no equal from a flavor standpoint. You can buy a peach in February. That doesn’t mean you’re going to love it. Now that autumn is upon us, what are the dishes most likely to make us smile (and forget the coming of winter)? Produce To Look For There are many fruits and vegetables that reach their peak of flavor in the fall. These include: Apples Beans Beets Bell peppers Cabbage Carrots Cucumbers Eggplant Potatoes Pumpkin Squash Sweet corn Sweet potatoes There are countless ways that your Memphis...

Fan favorites: Top Memphis Game Day Recipes

Football season has arrived, and Sundays are now reserved for tailgating and game-watching. Regardless of where you are or what team you’re rooting for, good Football Sundays across the nation all have one thing in common: downright delicious food.Don’t settle for hotdogs and chips: make your house football game-day headquarters using your Memphis grill. These game day recipes are sure to score with your friends and family all season long: Honey Ginger Hot Wings Wings are the ultimate Game Day food; They’re easy to make, portable, and tasty. Ditch the standby buffalo wings and discover the perfect balance of sweet and spicy with these Honey Ginger Hot Wings. Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Spicy jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon—What’s not to love?! Add...

Comparing Wood Fire Grilling and Gas Grilling

Advantage Controller Finger
Wood Fire Grilling vs Gas Grilling: What You Need to Know For many years, consumers were largely limited to the choice of charcoal vs. gas when it came to barbecuing options. New technology has introduced a third option that deserves consideration from people looking to get the best results: pellet grills. Let’s dive into a comparison of pellet grills and gas burning grills to help you decide which option is best for you. The Breakdown: Comparing Wood Fire Grilling & Gas Grilling If you are in the market for a grill, you have several things to consider in making the right choice. What foods will you be cooking? How often will you use the grill? Will you be grilling for one, or providing food for...

Wood vs. Charcoal Grilling: A Comparison

Wood Pellets Dropping
Wood vs Charcoal Grilling: How to Meet Your Outdoor Cooking Needs When it comes to barbecuing, people tend to have strong opinions about the best way to do things. Outdoor cooking comes with unique opportunities, as well as some challenges, in cooking to perfection. The most basic and most heavily debated question revolves around the fuel chosen to bring the heat: wood, charcoal or gas. Which Grill Is Better? You Have a Choice to Make. These decisions are easier to make in a head-to-head comparison, so, for now, we will look at wood pellets versus charcoal. Unsurprisingly, we at Memphis Wood Fire Grills prefer, well, wood. That’s not to say it isn’t worth comparing the relative merits of other methods of cooking. Depending on your...

How To Use Your Direct Flame Insert

The Memphis Wood Fire Grill’s ability to reach high searing temperatures up to 600-700°F sets the grill apart from other pellet grills in its class. In fact, our grills are particularly popular with chefs (including celebrity chefs Steven Raichlen, Cake Boss™ Buddy Valastro, and Andrew Zimmern) for the capability to sear over a direct flame at high heat. There’s a reason Steven Raichlen has dubbed the Memphis “The Tesla of Pellet Grills”—Our grills were designed and engineered with versatility in mind, allowing users to smoke at temperatures as low as 180°F, bake and roast from 300°F, and sear on high heat both using indirect heat or using direct heat over an open flame. Searing: Indirect Heat or Direct Heat? Searing using indirect heat and searing...

How to Know When Meat Is Done on the Grill

Food Temps
Even experienced grillers may have trouble identifying when an unfamiliar cut or shape of meat is finished. Knowing when your food has reached the perfect level of doneness can feel more like an art than a science. But with the right tools and the right knowledge, you can eliminate the guesswork and cook every dish to perfection. What Is the Perfect Temperature? There are two elements to finding the optimum cook time for your food. The first is the safe minimum temperature your food must reach to prevent foodborne illnesses. The second is the best temperature to maximize the flavor and texture of your meal. The safe minimum temperature is established by the United States Department of Agriculture. The best temperature is up to your...

Pairing Wine With Your Latest Memphis Grill Creations

Pairing Wine With Memphis Creations
One of the greatest joys of owning a Memphis Wood Fire Grill is the ability to produce new and better dishes than ever before. We call our grills the backyard chef’s secret weapon. The recipes you can create with your Memphis (grill, smoker, searer and convection oven) are almost limitless. That variety can lead to a new challenge—finding the perfect wine to pair with your dishes. The Basics The most basic advice you hear about pairing wine with food is as follows: Red meat = Red wine Fish and chicken = White wine The reason for this basic rule is that fattier meats pair better with wines that have structure (meaning reds with higher tannin levels). Less fatty meats go with wines that have higher...
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