How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen
Whether you’re lounging around the pool or telling stories around the fire pit, you love entertaining outdoors. So why wait to design and build the outdoor kitchen you’ve been dreaming about? There’s no time like the present. And these tips will help you down the path to success..
How to Use a Smoker Grill
Once you get your hands on a smoker grill, you'll probably be impressed by how much better suited it is to making barbecue, especially compared to a kettle grill. A smoker grill is designed to smoke meat in a long, horizontal chamber, placed alongside the heat source rather than directly above it—this makes adjusting the heat and replenishing the fuel much easier, because you don't need to move the food out of the way to add coals or wood to the heat source..
Why Gas Fireplaces Need An Annual Inspection
While it is true that gas fireplaces are both efficient and low maintenance, it's a known fact that ANY appliance can become a nuisance if neglected. That is why East Coast Energy Products encourages all of its Monmouth County customers to consider an annual inspection of their gas fireplace..
How to Select and Store Firewood
Creating the perfect fire in Monmouth County requires a closer look at the wood you are burning. Quality, well seasoned firewood will help your wood stove or fireplace burn cleaner and more efficiently, while green or wet wood can cause smoking problems, odor problems, rapid creosote buildup and possibly even dangerous chimney fires..
How Grill in the Winter
Wait! Don’t Put that Grill Away Yet... Since we believe grilling is a year-round sport, here are a few tips to recreate the smell and sounds of summer long before it heats up....
How To Prepare And Store Your Bbq Grill For The Winter
It is a sad day when you finally break down and decide to get your grill ready for the winter. I recommend taking the following steps to properly prepare (or winterize) your grill for the winter to ensure a smooth transition to delicious BBQ when it starts to warm up in the spring..
Frequently Used Fireplaces In Monmouth County Must Keep A Clean Chimney
Fortunately, there are some DIY maintenance for your fireplace, but you must first have the chimney flue professionally cleaned by a chimney sweep. Your cleaning includes a complete inspection, but it's well worth the money. East Coast Energy Products reminds its customers the best way to avoid having your home burn to the ground..
Getting Your Fireplace Ready For Winter Use In Monmouth County
Whether you have a wood-burning or gas fireplace, it is important to properly prepare it for the fall and winter seasons to ensure both the fireplace's functionality and your safety. Accidents involving fireplaces can be a major cause of home fires, but most of these fires can be prevented..
Have The Fireplace Of Your Dreams By The Time The Chill Kicks In
It's likely you are going to want your fireplace in time for the cold months, and during the upcoming holiday season. East Coast Energy Products, LLC. provides you with a variety of ideas from modern to Mediterranean -- and everything in between -- to help guide you so your fireplace is a perfect match (no pun intended)..
5 Easy Ways to Maintain a Low Electric Bill This Summer
Summer has arrived and as the temperatures begin to soar, many consumers can expect their electric bill to do the same. As the hot weather sets in, air conditioners will be working on full blast effectively sending a reasonable electric bill through the ceiling. There are some easy and affordable ways to reduce your summer energy bill without having to shell out big bucks on home upgrades. East Coast Energy Products wants you to use these tips to help reduce your electric bill!.
Electric Grill vs. Gas Grill
Both electric and gas grills have their pros and cons. Believe it or not, electric grills have come a long way in the past five or ten years. If you absolutely cannot use a gas or charcoal grill to satisfy your grilling desires, then a modern electric grill can be expected to do a pretty decent job of grilling up a meal for you and yours..
3 Ways to Create a Strong Burning Charcoal Fire Without Lighter Fluid
The taste of lighter fluid can ruin your barbecue, and it imparts chemicals on your meat and grill that may not be safe to ingest in large quantities. Luckily, there is a variety of other ways to get your grill going, and keep it going, that require little more than some newspaper and a chimney starter if you have one..
With the Arrival of Warm Weather in Monmouth, Ocean Counties,
it's Time to Fire Up Your Outdoor Grill!
Nothing sours a backyard party faster than a grill that won't light, smokes too much, or cooks unevenly. So what should you do to get that grill ready for all those barbecues? Put on your apron, follow this advice and enjoy problem-free grilling every time!.
Getting Your Grill Ready
Warmer weather makes getting outdoors after a long hard winter a welcome change. How can you make sure your gas or charcoal grill is ready to fire up?.
Ready Your Grill
It doesn’t feel like it now with all the weather we have been having, but spring is coming. And with the warmer weather getting outdoors after a long hard winter is a welcome change. Make sure your grill is ready to fire up with these steps..
As you sit by the fireplace enjoying the glow on these cold winter nights, are you content knowing you’re using a renewable fuel to warm your home? Depending on the type of fireplace you have, it may actually waste more energy than it creates throughout the season..
Vent Free Heating
Whether you’re interested in a simple space heater for a room addition or basement workshop, or a luxurious fireplace for the corner of your formal dining room, there’s a vent-free gas product to meet your needs..
Energy-Efficient Fireplace Options
Energy-efficient fireplaces, both wood-burning and gas, let you enjoy the glow of a fire without letting your home heating energy go up in smoke. A traditional wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and romantic ambiance to a home’s interior. But most are energy hogs, converting only 15% of wood’s energy into useful heat..
Guide to Food Smoking
So you’ve just joined Bradley Smoker family. Congratulations! Now that you have your smoker assembled and in the backyard, let’s smoke! But how to start? Here are some helpful tips on how to get started smoking:.
Grilling for Real Wood Flavor
When we think smoke flavor, we immediately think of the BBQ classics ribs, brisket and pork shoulder cooked over low temperatures. But you can easily add smoke flavor to just about anything you grill, even if you only are planning for a quick cook. Burgers, fish, vegetables, even chicken breasts benefit from a good dose of smoke..
Outdoor Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Fire Bowls
Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and fire bowls are hot this summer! According to Portland, Oregon-based Architect Risa Boyer Leritz, an outdoor fireplace or fire bowl is one of the top five ways to add style to your outdoor room. And whatever your style, from traditional to modern, there are beautiful and affordable options available..
Using Your Charcoal Grill to Get Perfect Results
Traditional BBQ is smoking. The real deal is meat that is cooked at low temperatures, over live coals, with hardwood added to create that delicious smoky taste. Whether you own a dedicated smoker or a standard kettle grill, it’s a technique anyone can master..
Top Barbecue Tips
Let’s face it – most of us are terrible barbecuers. If we’re not cremating sausages, we’re probably poisoning our friends. Cooking well over fire takes some skill, but mastering those techniques will give you a special seat of honor among your friends..
The Secrets of the Big Green Egg
The Big Green Egg is the brand name of a 'kamado-style' ceramic charcoal cooker. It is commonly referred to as a 'kamado barbecue' because of the origins of the basic design that lie in southern Japan.
Today gas-burning hearth products are the most popular hearth category. Thanks to significant product innovations almost 70% of all hearth products now burn gas. Gas appliances, including fireplaces, log inserts and stoves have convenient optional features that allow you to have a beautiful fire at the touch of a switch, thermostat or even a remote control..
How The Big Green Egg Became A Phenomenon
The outdoor grill barely quivers, without billowing any eye-watering smoke signals, and it provides the only dash of deep color on this otherwise monochrome gray deck. To someone who hasn’t watched a cooking show or attended an upper-middle-class dinner party during the past decade, it would look distinctly foreign—either prehistoric or futuristic..