Archive for August, 2012

August 2012 BBQ Events

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

 

To experience some of the best BBQ in the world, sometimes all you have to do is wait for the BBQ competitions to arrive at your back door! This is new for us, so we will like to start off by informing our local Kansas fans of the latest BBQ events going on within the month of August (and every month). If you believe we should do this for your state, simply suggest it and we will!

August 17 – 18: Flint Hills Beef Fest BBQ (Competitors Series) | Emporia, KS

August 24 – 25:  East Central State BBQ Cook-Off | Paola, KS

August 24 – 25: Smokin’ on Oak | Bonner Springs, KS

August 24 – 25: When Pigs Fly BBQ & Fly In | McPherson, KS

If you plan on going to any of those events, if you take some photos and send them to us then we will post them on our next update of BBQ Events in September!

 

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Time For BBQ + Football!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Coming off of a somewhat rocky 2011-2012 season with the New Orleans Saints “Bounty Fund” stirring up debates across the NFL world, we wonder how different/stricter (if noticeable) will the NFL be this year.

 

The National Football League began its 2012-2013 Football Season on yesterday with the first preseason game between a highly favored early favorite Arizona Cardinals versus the 2010 Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints.

 

This summer has posed it’s on problem with the record heat weather creating difficult situations for people to genuinely enjoy Barbecuing outside. However, as the Fall season approaches the weather will begin to sit at comfortable double digit numbers.

 

We want to know how do you celebrate the NFL season through Barbecuing. Do you tailgate at the football games? Host parties at your home with family and friends? Share with us your point of view and if you have photos, we will begin posting your photos every Sunday as a weekly feature for everyone to view.

 

Maybe there will be a prize for the best photos taken including Heffys products! Who knows, participation is the key to unlocking what could be a great football season with Heffys!

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Inside Grilling Tips!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Inside Grilling Tips (Heffys Blog Post) *Photos are coming today 8/1/2012

 

Most of the united states have felt the record heat blazes this summer which could be affecting the amount of time people spend outside grilling. Do not let that stop you from grilling! Hopefully the weather cools down before the 2012-2013 Football season starts!

 

We would like to throw two pieces of charcoal at once and give share with you tips for grilling inside for the remainder of this summer going into the fall and winter.

 

1. Use an electric grill.

The 2nd most important investment in this blog post is your electric grill. It here are a variety of grills you can buy and here are the top 3 that we suggest.

Electric Sanyo Grill: I (Kenon Thompson) have this electric grill (pictured above) for 2 years and I think it is amazing! As a recent college graduate, with a 13×10 size, this can easily be used in any dorm room, apartment kitchen or bigger home style kitchens (can use multiple of these grills if needed).

Calphalon Grill: While this one is a little more expensive than the grill above, the product is worth the price! With a removable plate, enjoying perfectly grilled food on this is as easy as it gets for inside grilling!

Oh and my birthday is coming up pretty soon so if anyone would like to purchase this for me I will forever thank you haha! Okay back to the tips. :)

 

2. Choose a safe spot in your kitchen.

Next to the sinks is not the best place to put your electric grill. If you have a kitchen island it is best to make that space your grilling station.

 

3. Your BBQ sauce is the second most important ingredient you have!

It is true! You can still use the same spices that you use with inside grills, however, if your electric grill does not support having a smoker box (a tool box that holds wood chips) then how will you get that “smoky” taste?

Want an example?

 

Our sweet mesquite sauce is it! Maybe instead of basting your proteins/vegetables in our sauce, you marinate them in the sweet mesquite sauce to bring out the flavor and aroma of smoked wood cooking.

 

And the last tip…

 

4. Love your grill(s) and have fun!
The number one investment is love. Love your grill, treat it well and you two will be together for a very long time! The number one ingredient is having fun! There is always a time and place to have fun, which is in the kitchen!

Nothing changes the grilling experience you can have by moving your grill inside. Continue cooking the same food as you have before!

 

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