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Tis’ The Season!

Tis’ the season to be giving, and if you’re racking your brains trying to think of what to get your friends this holiday, why not consider a bbq accessory gift pack specially-curated for different kinds of BBQ lovers by Liberty Patio!

Check these out:
For the BBQ Noob…

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BBQ Starter Holiday Gift Set

Get this awesome all-round grilling starter kit from Napoleon for a friend who’s just starting out with their new BBQ grill and not really sure where they’re going with it. It has everything from the basics like the tongs, spatula and cleaning brush, to a basic wood smoker kit for him or her to try out different flavours of wood chips, and of course, a digital thermometer, a marinade injector, maple grilling plank and a burger press kit! They’ll have so much fun exploring different recipes with this starter kit!
Usual price: $192.20
Now: $170


For the charcoal bbq grill lover…

Charcoal Starter Pack

Napoleon Charcoal Griller Holiday Gift Set

 

For a friend who’s just starting out or thinking about going pro with their charcoal grill, this Charcoal BBQ Holiday Gift Set from Napoleon is the perfect gift! There’s a fun spatutong – tongs combined with a spatula, heat resistant gloves for handling those burning coals, a heavy-duty stainless steel brush (we all know how much cleaning you have to do with a charcoal grill!), and to make life a whole lot easier, the charcoal starter (for easy lighting-up of those charcoal briquettes!).
Worth: $179.80
Now: $160 


For the heavy (wood) smoker…

Wood Smoking Starter Kit

Napoleon Wood Smoker Holiday Gift Set

If you have a friend who loves that smokey flavor that BBQ have to offer, they will definitely love this wood smoker set from Napoleon! You’ve got 2 different woodchip flavours – Cherry and Maple, and 2 different grilling plank flavours – Cedar and Maple (perfect for chicken and fish, in my opinion!). Let’s not forget the smoker pipe for all those wood chips, and the basting brush to keep your meats nice and moist during the smoking process!
Worth: $104
Now: $90


For the Host/Hostess…
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Tramontina Starter Pack

Tramontina Rustic Cutlery Holiday Gift Set

Hosting an A-list BBQ party? Get this cool wooden-finished Tramontina cutlery and serving gift set! It’s such a wonderful addition to any bbq with its outdoor, rustic look! But don’t be fooled by the wooden finish on these cutlery sets by Brazilian-brand, Tramontina, these handles are made from quality polywood, so you don’t have to worry about them rotting away over time! This pack comes with a cutting and serving board, a 2 piece carving knife and fork set, and 2 sets of forks with jumbo knives (perfect for serving 4!) – all in a deep, rich brown! Let’s not forget the knife sharpener – treat those knives well, and you’ll get beautiful cuts of meat!
Worth: $185
Now: $120


For the outdoorsy hipster…

 

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Rustic Dream BBQ Holiday Gift Set

 

This is the ultimate rustic dream BBQ gift set that all your outdoorsy hipster friends would love! It is made up of boutique German brand, Axtschlag (whose quirky packaging I love!), and one of the biggest cutlery brands from Brazil, Tramontina. In this pack, you’ll find a 12 piece Tramontina knife and fork set with polywood handles, and a 2 piece carving knife and fork set, all in a beautiful dark natural brown look. There’s also a Tramontina cutting and serving board, and a lovely array of Tramontina wood smoking products – wine woodchips, strong beer woodchips, a smoker cup, and a cedar wood plank set (3 pieces).
Worth: $242
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ow: $180

 

Visit Liberty Patio to get these awesome BBQ holiday gift packs for your loved ones!

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THE BBQ SALE IS BACK!

Hunting for a new BBQ but not willing to dish out loads of cash? Consider going for a BBQ warehouse sale! Never been to one before? Here’s what you can expect:

  1. BBQ Display Units with Slashed Prices
    If you’ve been eying some current season BBQs in the stores, but are on a tight budget, why not get a display unit? Yes, display units come with some scratches and imperfections, but none of them have ever been used before AND they still retain their original warranty. In fact, most of the time, BBQs start to look old after the first time you use them, so it might just be worth it to trade some scratches for saving a few hundred bucks.
  2. Last Piece and Past Season BBQ Models Going for Low $$$
    Look out for past season models at warehouse sales because honestly, the BBQ industry isn’t like really like fashion where people buy what’s trending Grill functions and designs don’t really stray too far from season to season, so getting an past season model is just as good as a new model featured in the stores right now.
  3. Tons of Grill Accessories to Choose From!
    Besides the BBQ grills, accessories also go on sale, and if you’ve been following BBQ Lovers, you’ll know that there are lots of fun accessories you can get to complement your grilling sessions! From Napoleon to Liberty to Tramontina to Axtschlag, you could pick up some pretty awesome grilling “toys” from this sale!

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    From grilling tools and cleaning products, wood smoking accessories to cutlery, you’ll be able to find it at this awesome BBQ sale!

So what are you waiting for? The sale starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday! Go early for a wider selection of grills, before the best deals get nabbed up! Details below:

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Beer, Can?

The weekend was quite exciting for me as I finally made time to do something I’ve always wanted to try – ROASTING A BEER CAN CHICKEN ($24)!

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I started out by making a marinade with Soy Sauce, Minced Garlic and Melted Butter. Just mix it all together (blend it in a blender is best because the mince garlic can be a bit chunky for the marinade injector)! Once that’s done, I had to set up the beer can chicken roaster.

The Napoleon Beer Can Chicken Roaster comes in 2 parts – the pan on the bottom and the metal legs that holds the chicken up. Insert the ends of the metal legs into the holes of the pan such that the legs are standing up. Then, grab a can of beer (or soda) and empty out half the can. Squeeze this can into the middle of the pan and beneath the metal legs. After which, you can place the butt of the chicken over the standing legs and can. If you like, you can even put half an onion inside the chicken before you do this for some extra flavor.

I used the Napoleon basting brush ($14) to cover all of the chicken (don’t forget to get into all the nooks and crannies) with the marinade. After which, I inserted the marinade injector ($19.90) into a few different meaty areas of the Chicken.

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Leave the chicken to soak up the marinade for a bit and use this time to light up the grill. I put the grill (Napoleon Lex485RSIB) at medium heat on 2 of the burners and I used my Napoleon Heat Resistant Gloves ($75) to place the chicken and roaster between them. It’s such good protection that I wasn’t afraid to get anywhere near the fire!

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I closed the hood and left it there for about 25-30 minutes, opening it up every 7 minutes to check on the chicken and to baste it with the marinade so it keeps moist and tasty. I also used a smoker cup ($45) with beer flavoured wood chips ($20) from Axtschlag to give it a smoky flavor.

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When the chicken was done, I took it off the grill and used the Napoleon Digital Thermometer ($29.90) to make sure (it’s done when the internal temperature is at 165 Degrees Fahrenheit or 75 Degress Celcius). It was so tender and juicy because of the marinade that had been injected into it, and the skin was crispy all over because it was exposed to the flames all around. Overall, it was a very delicious chicken and I would do it again!

To purchase any of these products, check out libertypatio.com or visit Butcher’s Dog (Great World City), Zac Butchery (Chun Tin or Figaro St) or Decofix (Serene Centre).

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Straight Off The Rotisserie

Previously, I discussed grilling picanha (Brazilian beef rump cap) directly on the grill. Over the weekend, I decided to do something a bit more special and use the rotisserie to see how different the meat would turn out.

Here I have half a slab of picanha (they are normally no more than 1.5kg, so this is about 700gms). The pinkish epidermis of the meat can get quite tough, so I suggest removing it before sticking the rotisserie spike in.

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As with all churrasco, get ready some coarse salt. I’m using a coarse salt herb blend here. Roll the meat up and stick the rotisserie spike through. I’m using the rotisserie spikes here because my rotisserie spike is a bit thin, so the meat needs a little help staying in place. Ideally, you don’t want to have to poke more holes in the meat or squeeze it in any way to avoid the juices flowing out.

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Here’s a short video of how I salted the meat while on the rotisserie. I like it really salty, but it’s not for everyone, so just put a light coat of salt if you’re not too sure. You can just do it while it’s rotating. After salting it, close the hood to keep the heat in – we’re doing this at medium to high heat – around 350 degrees celsius. Check on it every now and again to make sure it doesn’t over cook.

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The flames get pretty big as the salt falls from the meat into the fire below while rotating.

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I remove the picanha a few times during the grilling process to slice off the meat on the outside, the way they would do it at a Brazilian BBQ place. What you’ll find is that you can keep having that beef “bark” on the outside every time you put the meat back on the rotisserie to cook, while the inside remains tender and juicy.

You can get a rotisserie for your BBQ from Liberty Patio.

 

 

 

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HICKORY & CEDAR: A BOLD BLEND

 

I’ve been grilling every single day now – it’s not just the BBQ parties I’ve been throwing – I mean, I’ve been coming home and turning the grill on like it’s instinctive or embedded in my brain to do it. I like to call it the “December Feels” – where you just gotta party like a boss, every day until New Year’s.

Anyway, I know it’s already the 29th, but let’s backtrack a little to Christmas. I had a special request from my dad to smoke an entire chicken on the grill. I’ve never done a whole chicken before, but…

Challenge Accepted!

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I call this dish – The Bold Blend
In one of my earlier posts, I discussed the different types of smoking wood. Hickory is usually used for red meats, and Cedar usually for fish – but I decided to put them together to see what I could get.

Since Hickory is the stronger flavour, I used the Hickory in a smoker cup, and placed it away from the chicken, and placed the chicken between the 2 XL cedar planks, so the smoke from the planks would be more concentrated around the meat.

While smoking, the wood gave off such a strong scent. My cousins who had just walked into the garden commented that it smelled like Canada. I have to agree.

The outcome of this process gives you a distinct smokey flavour on the epidermis of the chicken, while the inside is absolutely tender and juicy. I only smoked this for about 50 minutes, but I reckon if you smoked it a bit longer than that with just a smoker cup, and basted it every hour, you could get a more thorough flavor throughout the chicken.

Here are the Ingredients you’ll need:

  1. 1 whole chicken (cleaned out inside)
  2. Butt Rub (I use Bad Byron’s, but you can find similar seasoning from the Butcher’s Dog. The base ingredients of this rub is onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and chipotle)
  3. Coarse Sea Salt

Here are the smoking accessories you’ll need:

  1. 1 cup of Hickory Wood Chips (I used a full Axtschlag Smoker Cup)
  2. 1 Smoker Box (Or smoker cup / smoker tube)
  3. 2 x XL Axtschlag Western Red Cedar Grilling Planks

First things first. Soak the wood chips in water for an hour and place them in the smoker cup. I also soaked the 2 grilling planks for the same amount of time.

I used the latest smoker cup from German brand, Axtschlag. It’s wonderfully solid – 304 stainless steel and is made in Germany. Definitely NOT a buy and throw away kind of item.

After the wood has soaked, prop the chicken in between the 2 grilling planks and start rubbing the chicken all around with coarse sea salt and butt rub. Use enough to cover the whole chicken and leaving some on the grilling planks too.

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Place the smoker cup between the grill and the sear plate, on the far end of the fire box, and just above a burner. Place the grilling planks at first, closer to the middle of the cooking surface. Switch the burners on the side of the smoker cup on, as well as the middle burner (this is based on a 3 burner BBQ – here, I am using a Napoleon LEX485).

Once burners are on (medium to high heat), close the hood and allow the wood to start smoking. Turn the fire down to low-medium, and If the grilling planks catch fire and the fire is really big, shift them to the other side of the grill without the fire.

close the hood and wait for about 45 mins – 1 hour, checking on the meat once in a while, flipping it over at about 30 mins into the smoking process – cook until golden brown.

Enjoy!

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