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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…

 

Rustic Pack

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
N
ow: $180

 

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

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Smoking the Right Flavour

I’m a big fan of using wood while barbecuing. Wood chips and grilling planks are great for BBQs because while they have their own individual flavours, you still get that beautiful smokey taste (which is kind of the point of smoking anything IMO).

Napoleon recently brought in their full range of wood chips and grilling planks into Singapore, and here’s our take on the flavour pairings:

Hickory
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Aptly nicknamed the “King of Smoking Woods”, Hickory wood chips are the most commonly used wood for smoking. With its sweet to strong, heavy bacon taste, this wood chips flavour goes perfectly with all meats – pork in particular. The bold flavour that it produces is often linked to Southern BBQ.

This flavour does tend to get bitter, so I recommend soaking it for longer than the other woods; 1 – 2 hours should suffice. Soak it in beer, bourbon, and even Coke.

Mesquite
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The bold, sweet and earthy flavour of mesquite is in line with the tastes of the southwest. This wood comes from the south of USA and Mexico, and its flavour is a little lighter than hickory. Pair this wood with meats like beef, pork, duck or lamb.

Whiskey Barrel Oak
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Made from recycled whiskey barrels, the whiskey barrel wood chips have a hint of aged whiskey when smoking. While it is bold, it is also not too strong at the same time. It is perfect for meats like beef and lamb. Soak these wood chips in juices like grape or orange, or even merlot and sauvignon.

Apple
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Apple wood chips have the strongest flavour out of all the fruit wood chips. It has a mild fruity flavour that’s a little bit sweet. While very versatile with pairings, it is best used with seafood (especially fatty fish like salmon) and pork. You can also use it to smoke fruits and vegetables too. Soak them for a minimum of 30 minutes in water, wine, or even juice. Great to serve with a side of apple chutney.
Cherry
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Said to be the best wood for smoking, the mild and fruity flavour of the cherry wood chips are best for smoking most meats like beef, venison, pork and poultry. It also pairs well with fruits and vegetables. It is also one of the best woods for mixing with other woods.

The flavour is a little sour and acidic, and sometimes can even be bitter. But overall light and fruity, and works well when soaked in cider, apple or pineapple juice, or wine.


Maple
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Made from the sugar maple tree, this unique flavour is a little sweet and great for mixing with other wood flavours, in particular, hickory and apple. It is great for smoking a pork roast, ham and bacon, and cheese and vegetables because of its light and balanced flavour.

Smoker Pipe
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After soaking your wood chips, remove them from the liquid and insert them in the Napoleon smoker pipe. Place pipe directly on the sear plates of your gas grill. When the wood chips start to smoke, place the food on the grill and shut the hood. Then keep the hood closed to keep the smoke inside, this helps give the food the best smokey flavour.

Cedar & Maple Grilling Planks

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Napoleon Grilling Planks come in two flavours – cedar and maple. They are sold as individual pieces, so at $12.50, instead of in pairs like other brands (such as Axtschlag). They are also thicker, so they tend to last longer. These planks are great with salmon and chicken wings. I allow the edges to catch fire a little before shifting them to the side of the grill that hasn’t been lit. It’ll start to smoke, and I’ll close the hood and keep it smoking for about 15- 20 minutes.

All wood chips, smoker pipes and grilling planks are available from $12.50. Purchase them from Liberty Patio or from Napoleon Dealers (do call them before you go down to check if they have stock):

Decofix
Level 1
10 Jln Serene, 258748
tel: 6875 1657

Big Box
Level 3 (at the Outdoor Furniture/BBQ section)
1 Venture Ave, 608521
6801 6688

 

 

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