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Celebrating the Release of Project Fire!

Celebrating the Release of Project Fire! Steven Raichlen is a grilling mastermind—he is referred to as America’s “Master Griller” by Esquire magazine, is the author of 30+ barbecue books, and hosts the popular PBS TV shows Project Smoke, Primal Grill, and Barbecue University. He’s also the founder of Barbecue University, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary workshops. We’re so proud of the fact that Steven Raichlen is a fan of Memphis Wood Fire Grills. And we’re big fans of Steven—so it’s no surprise that we’re excited about his latest and greatest book, Project Fire. Following the success of Steven’s New York Times bestselling Project Smoke, his new book focuses on the most essential of all cooking methods: live-fire cooking. Drawing on a combination of...

Roasted Corn is Better Than Boiled… And We’ve Got the Science to Prove It

Roasted Corn
Like any meat maven, the first couple weeks of warm weather have you outside making dinner on your Memphis grill every evening. Before long, spring will turn to summer, and soon we will be up to our ears in fresh sweet corn. While everyone can agree that the best way to eat corn is slathered in butter and salt, some might have differing opinions on how to best make it. Here at Memphis Wood Fire Grills, we believe sweet corn is best hot off the grill, and we’ve got the science to prove it. Roasted is Better than Boiled: The Evidence Have you noticed that the corn made on a grill is more flavorful than corn that is boiled? We noticed too, and set out...

The Great Rib Debate

tamarind spare ribs
How do you eat your ribs? It’s the question that has divided cookouts and family reunions for decades. When it comes to ribs, the most common argument that arises is whether to eat them sauced or unsauced. But when it comes to an ideal rib, there are more factors to take into account. While we argue that all ribs will turn out delicious if cooked on a Memphis, consider all your options the next time you make ribs. Pork ribs are the most popular type of ribs because of their higher fat content, which makes for a more flavorful, juicier rib. When selecting a cut at your butcher, you’ll be faced with choosing between spare rib or baby back. Here’s what you need to know...

The Science of Wood Pellets

100% Wood Pellets
The Science of Wood Pellets All Memphis Woodfire Grills are fueled by wood pellets. In addition to its high-quality manufacturing and versatility, the Memphis is the best-performing pellet grill on the market. But much goes into making the fuel source that makes the Memphis so powerful, though it’s well worth it. Wood pellets are made from highly-concentrated wood fiber that’s been dried and compressed with heat, thus making it an energy efficient fuel source. Wood Pellet Production Logs, branches, and excess timber are run through a wood chipper, and then the wood is ground into wood fiber. The wood fiber is run through a machine with a magnet to ensure there are no metal objects commingling with the wood fiber. In order to get the...

Invest Your Tax Refund in the Ultimate Grilling Lifestyle

Memphis Grills Tax Refund
Invest Your Tax Refund in the Ultimate Grilling Lifestyle The spring season brings many exciting events, including warmer weather, baseball, grilling season, and for those of us lucky enough, a nice tax refund check. If you are expecting a tax refund, you’ve probably thought hard about what to do with that money. You could put it in the bank for a rainy day or put it to work for you through an investment. While these strategies offer potential for the future, there is another option that offers benefits for the future AND today—investing your tax refund into a new wood pellet grill. Don’t Burn Your Tax Refund, Burn Wood Pellets with a New Memphis Grill If you have a dream of creating a built-in grilling...

Memphis Three Course Dinner for Two

Memphis Grill Steaks
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to decide whether to take your honey to an over-crowded, over-priced restaurant or cook a three course dinner on your Memphis without breaking a sweat. Still deciding? We’ll wait… If you live in the Northern states, you may think that grilling outside is only for the summer months. Fear not - Memphis Woodfire Grills can cook in any weather. Check out our blog on winter grilling to get you started. We’ve put together a menu that incorporates the traditional flavors of Valentine’s Day, with a signature Memphis flair sure to impress your dining companion: Roasted Cauliflower Soup Filet Mignon Grilled Thai Prawns Grilled Cedar Plank Asparagus Grilled Bananas “Foster” Prep The key to a relaxing dinner is...

Thanksgiving Planning Menu and Schedule

Turkey Two Ways - Grilled and Slow Cooked
Planning Thanksgiving dinner is often just as important as the actual cooking. You can use our handy Menu and Schedule to make sure you stay on track. We have Turkey, Sides, and Pies for dessert. Our schedule is based on eating at 3:00 pm with a 20lb defrosted or fresh Turkey, unstuffed. Think of this as a recipe for the day, you can substitute and move things around as you like! If you are brining your Turkey you will want to start it 12-24 hours before, either the morning or evening before you start your turkey. Be sure to keep it refrigerated. Make your pies the night before with our Thanksgiving Trifecta Pies. 9:00 am Prep Turkey – Recipe 9:15 am Pre-Heat your Memphis Grill...

Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You've planned your Turkey, the star of the show. You know what your grand finale will be with, Three Classic Pie. But Thanksgiving is a day when you eat more than you thought possible and you can't do that without your side dishes. You can make all your sides together on your Memphis Grill with these great recipes. Green Bean Casserole Green Bean Casserole is a classic comfort food. Perfect for colder weather it is the perfect side for any fall or winter treat. This is our easy classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe. Candied Yams Need another side to impress your friends and family, but don't have extra prep time? Make our quick and easy yams. Let the grill...

Thanksgiving Trifecta – Three Pies on the Memphis Grill

Pie is the grand finale of any Thanksgiving meal. Making three pies can seem like a lot but with our three classic recipes, you can bake them on the grill at the same time. Impress your guests without breaking a sweat. Apple Crumble Pie Make an apple pie that stands out from the rest. Baked on a wood fire grill with convection cooking you will have a better pie. Pumpkin Pie Class pumpkin pie is a staple at holiday get togethers. When you make our classic recipe on the Memphis Grill your family will wonder how you made it even better. Pecan Pie This classic pie is always a hit. Make it perfect by baking it on a Memphis Wood Fire Grill. Bulk Crust Recipe...

Thanksgiving Turkey

The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Made Only On the Memphis Wood Fire Grill!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you are hosting this year then you are probably already planning your menu. We are here to help! Let's start with the most important thing on your list. The centerpiece of the meal, your Turkey. Cooking the turkey on your Memphis Grill is one of the best ways to make your meal perfect. The dual fan convection and wood fire cooking will make your turkey's skin crispy and keep it moist. Plus cooking your bird on the grill will free up your oven space. Now all you have to do is pick which of the six turkey recipes below you want to make. To Brine or Not Brine How to prepare your Turkey - To Brine or...

Free Fall Grilling Kit

Buy yourself an early present with a new Memphis Wood Fire Grill and get a Free Fall Grilling Kit. Buy any Memphis Pro or Elite Grill (Built-In or Cart models) at a participating retailer between October 23rd, 2017 and November 30th, 2017. Then simply fill out this form and email or mail it back to us with a copy or photo of your receipt. Getting free stuff has never been easier! Terms & Conditions: To be eligible for the giveaway, a new Memphis Pro, Memphis Pro Built-In, Memphis Elite, or Memphis Elite Built-In must be purchased from a participating Memphis retailer between 10/23/2017 and 11/30/2017. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Offer is valid for purchase and delivery in the U.S. and Canada and cannot be combined with any...

Elizabeth Karmel: Direct and Indirect Grilling

Memphis Elite with both direct and indirect flame inserts.
The key to great grilling is indirect heat. I always tell people that once they understand the difference between direct and indirect heat and when to use it, that they will embrace indirect heat.  In fact, I use indirect heat at least 80% of the time that I use my grill.  That is why I love the Memphis Wood Fire Grill.  Unless you use the direct flame insert, the grill is already configured for indirect heat. "That is why I love the Memphis Wood Fire Grill." Below is a quick and easy definition of the two major different grilling methods: DIRECT GRILLING means that you put the food directly over the heat source—similar to broiling in your oven. INDIRECT GRILLING means that the heat is...
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