Broilmaster Gas Grills

The new Broilmaster gas grills offer more cooking configurations than your kitchen stove – including searing, grilling, broiling, smoking, slow roasting, indirect cooking, and baking.

Broilmaster Premium Gas Grills are The Hearth and Grill Shop’s “Go To” grill for durability and impressive performance.  All Broilmaster Gas Grills feature a heavy cast aluminum housing for heat distribution and retention, which carries a Broilmaster Lifetime warranty.  The Stainless Steel H-burners in the economy H series have a 10-year warranty and the Stainless Steel Bowtie burners in the P3X and P4X series feature a Lifetime warranty.

With its twin burner controls, Broilmaster offers the ultimate in temperature management.  Many of the Broilmaster grills at The Hearth and Grill Shop utilize adjustable, multi-level Stainless Steel cooking grids for durability and versatility in cooking.

With the Broilmaster Gas Grill you have the ability to build your own grill with post mount, patio mount or cart mount options.  Any of these mounting options may be upgraded to Stainless Steel, which carries a Lifetime warranty.  Other options include side burners, fixed or drop down side and drop down front shelves.  Most models can be equipped with either a rock grate and briquettes or “Flare Busters”.

Broilmaster’s exclusive Smoker Shutter system – available for the P3X and standard on the P3SX – acts like a set of stainless steel blinds positioned between the burner and your food.  Open the shutters for conventional grilling and searing over high heat.  Close the shutter for indirect grilling, smoking, and baking.

Available in natural gas or propane gas models, not only is the Broilmaster grill “The Most Durable Grill Known To Man” it is also one of the most versatile.

Charcoal Grilled Chicken Under a Salt Rox Blox With Rosemary & Lemon

Take an everyday staple like salt and accentuate the flavor and eye appeal of your food by cooking and serving on a Salt Rox Blox.  Salt Rox Blox are carved from 500 million year old Pink Himalayan Salt from the Himalayan mountains.

For a Perfectly grilled whole chicken with crisp skin and moist white and dark meat finished at the same time – try this simple technique.  The chicken should marinate at least 6 hours, but over night is preferable for maximum flavor.  The heat and weight from the Salt Rox Blox ensures the chicken will be perfectly seasoned, cook evenly, and the skin will crisp to grilling Nirvana.

For the Chicken:

1 (4 to 5 – pound) Chicken

With the chicken breast side down on a cutting board, using a chef’s knife or a pair of kitchen shears, cut the chicken on either side of the backbone from the neck to the tail.  Repeat on the opposite side and completely remove the backbone from the carcass.

Turn the chicken breast side up on the cutting board and with the heel of your hand press down in the center of the bird to crack the sternum.  Press down hard enough to flatten the chicken into two equal attached halves.  Place in a shallow dish for marinating.

For the Seasoning/Marinade:

2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
1 lemon, zest and juice, + a little juice to drizzle at the end
2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin olive oil + some to drizzle at the end
1 teaspoon fresh black pepper

In a mixing bowl combine the garlic, rosemary, chili flakes, black pepper, and lemon juice & zest.  Then whisk in the oil.

For the Salt Rox Blox:

1 each  8” x 12” Salt Rox Blox
1 Tablespoon, Safflower oil

Preheat a Big Green Egg, Weber Kettle, or other charcoal grill to medium heat, building the fire on one side of the grill.  Place the cooking grids on the grill and place the Salt Rox Blox inside directly over the fire to preheat for 30 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing some of the excess olive oil to drain off.  Brush the side of the Salt Rox Blox that will be placed on the chicken with the oil.  Place the chicken skin side down on the opposite side of the hottest coals.  A good trick is to have the drumsticks the closest to the direct heat, as they will take a little longer to cook.  Place the hot Salt Rock Blox on top of the chicken and cook skin side down until the skin becomes crispy and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Set the Salt Rox to the side and turn the chicken over to finish cooking another 15 to 20 minutes.  The chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  Remove the chicken to the warm Salt Rox and cover with aluminum foil.  Allow the chicken to rest 5 to 10 minutes before carving to allow all of the juices to be reabsorbed.

Carve the chicken into serving pieces and drizzle with a little more lemon juice and olive oil.  Serve right on the Salt Rox Blox.

The Hearth and Grill Shop is your Outdoor Grill Super store for Charcoal Grills and both Natural and Propane Gas Grills.  Come by this Saturday to see The Best Chicken Under a Salt Rox Blox in action as we cook on a Big Green Egg.

Enjoy!
The Hearth and Grill Shop

Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show 2012

Are you considering a New Fireplace, Gas Logs or Outdoor Grill for your deck, patio or Outdoor Kitchen with all the amenities?  Come visit The Hearth & Grill Shop’s exhibit booth at The Home Decorating and Remodeling Show to get started.

This is the 29th Annual Home Decorating and Remodeling Show and The Hearth & Grill Shop has been a participant for every one of them!  This years show will once again be held at the Nashville Convention Center.  The dates are September 7th, 8th, and 9th.  For more Home Decorating & Remodeling Show information please follow this link: www.nashvillehomeshow.com

The Hearth & Grill Shop will have our most experienced Fireplace and Grill Technical Staff to answer all your questions.  We will feature live burn displays for you to see all of our products in action.  The Hearth & Grill Shop works with Residential Home Owners, Interior Designers and Home Building Contractors in selecting the highest quality solutions for all your outdoor grill enjoyment or any of your Fireplace needs.  Come out and see us the weekend of September 7th thru 9th at the Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show.  The Hearth and Grill Shop is Nashville’s Fireplace and Grill Superstore serving Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Middle Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama for almost 40 years.

Click here to download a discount coupon:  http://www.nashvillehomeshow.com/coupon.html

Get The Stainless Steel Gas Grill of Your Dreams!

The time for a Fire Magic Stainless Steel Gas Grill has come; summer is here and Fire Magic wants you to make owning the stainless steel grill of your dreams a reality. The Fire Magic Echelon Diamond portable gas grills and Fire Magic Echelon Diamond built-in island gas grills are some of the finest made along with the Fire Magic Aurora portable gas grills or Aurora post mount gas grills. Fire Magic is the ultimate outdoor barbecue grill- in the game since 1937, Fire Magic makes premium all commercial grade stainless steel gas grills in Southern California, American made.

Echelon Diamond E790i Built-In Gas Grill with Magic View Window

It doesn’t get any finer than the Fire Magic Echelon Diamond Series Gas Grill- family friends and, at the lively center of your outdoor living environment, the world’s finest island grill. The Echelon Diamond Gas Grill Collection features sublime craftsmanship and superior technology that make these grills the gold standard for outdoor cooking. Experience grilling performance at its zenith with the Echelon Diamond Gas Grill Collection from Fire Magic by R. H. Peterson.

Aurora A430s Stand Alone Grill with Rotisserie

The Fire Magic Aurora Gas Grill Collection holds the high quality, durability and outdoor cooking versatility you have come to expect from Fire Magic Outdoor Grills- cook all of your meals on a Fire Magic Aurora Grill! Fire Magic is the Premium gas grill selected by grill aficionados around the world. Thanks to its heavy duty construction and Fire Magic’s 75 year knowledge of constructing outdoor products built to last, you can be sure that you’ve made the right choice when selecting a Fire Magic Gas Grill. Get The Gas Grill of Your Dreams!

All Fire Magic Echelon Diamond & Aurora Gas Grills feature the best engineering of any gas grill available including a 12″ deep firebox to provide the most complete convection cooking available, cast stainless steel “E” burners for consistent, even heat distribution, push-to-light ignition system, spring-assisted lid for feather-lite lifting, the highest BTU ratings per square inch available, sleek styling with seamless control panel, built-in thermometer with integrated meat probe, recessed backburner, built-in storage rack for rotisserie spit rod, removable warming rack, stainless steel flavor grids and easy to use drip collection system. Fire Magic is sure to please for a lifetime and is backed by the best warranty in the industry!

Get a Fire Magic gas grill today and transform your backyard into a gourmet restaurant to the envy of all your neighbors.

How to Buy a Stainless Steel Gas Grill

Be it a Cart model, free standing, stainless steel grill or a Built-In grill for an Outdoor Kitchen, choosing the correct Stainless Steel Grill can be daunting with the number of manufacturers, grades of stainless steel, and possibilities available. We at The Hearth and Grill Shop have answered thousands of questions about Stainless Steel Grills and have sold hundreds of Stainless Steel Grills. With that experience we have come up with some tips and thoughts to consider when purchasing a stainless steel grill.

Stainless Steel Portable Grill by Firemagic

Stainless Steel Natural Gas Grill by American Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Stainless Steel Built In Grill by Firemagic

High Quality 304 Stainless Steel Grill

All that is shiny, is not necessarily, the best in a Stainless Steel Grill on the market today and if the price looks to good to be true? – There may need to be an investigation into the grade of stainless steel used. A good quality stainless steel grill and components are a must for dependability and performance. Just because a gas grill is stainless steel, does not mean that it will last or keep from rusting. 430, 430 rolled stainless steel and higher grades are in the market at lower costs; however, if your decision for stainless steel is based on durability, settle for nothing higher in grade than 304 stainless. Manufacturers, such as, FireMagic and American Outdoor Grill use both mirrored and brushed 304 Stainless Steel throughout their grills, resulting in excellent performance, durability and long warranties. FireMagic and American Outdoor Grill are available in natural or propane gas and are field convertible.

Small to Large Stainless Natural Gas Grill

Most manufacturers that produce quality 304 stainless steel grills, readily offer the grade of stainless steel being used, but if the grade of stainless steel is not evident on the grill you are interested in, try the “magnet test”. Take a simple refrigerator magnet and see if it will stick to the grill in question. If it is stainless steel and the magnet sticks, it is NOT a grade of stainless you will want to purchase for the long run. 304-grade stainless steel has a significant amount of chromium and nickel in it and will not rust. Because of the blend of metals and less steel, a simple magnet will NOT stick, but that is exactly the material you are looking for. 304-grade stainless steel is not an inexpensive material, however, you get what you pay for. Keep in mind that the cost of the grill is significant, but the cost of replacing a lower quality stainless steel unit in a few short years with a new one, will most likely be much more. If you purchase an inferior quality grill for an outdoor kitchen and have to replace it in a few years, because it has rusted out, most likely the next grill you choose will not fit back into the original opening. Which means you will not only have to pay for a new grill, but you will also have to spend money to retrofit your island.

Manufacturers place warranties on products based on how long they think that product will last or they will create a warranty on a higher end product that they are willing to consume, to sell the product. Grills are great example of this. Less expensive grills found at the box stores will feature warranties that cover materials for 2 or 3 years and that is about how long that grill will last. A lifetime warranty on a grill does not mean that it will last forever. It really means that the manufacturer feels comfortable enough with the quality of the parts that they will not have to be replaced consistently. To some degree, warranty replacement parts have already been factored into the original sale price of the unit. Lifetime warranties on the housing of the grill, the burners, and cooking grids are the best place to start.

Stainless Steel Gas Grill Storage Cabinet

High Quality Stainless Steel Cooking Grids

High Quality Stainless Steel Accessories for Built In Outdoor Grills available from the Hearth and Grill Shop

This one may have not come to mind, but we hear it consistently. A customer builds an outdoor kitchen ten years ago and it has served them well, now they would like to upgrade to a newer grill with more features. They pick out a new grill, but now have to modify their grill island, at great cost, to fit the new grill. FireMagic built-in stainless steel grills have been manufactured for over 70 years. With that experience they understand that even if you change model numbers and features over the years, do not change the cut out dimensions for the components. A FireMagic E660I will fit in the opening that was required for a FireMagic Regal II from 15 years ago. If you purchase a FireMagic Stainless Steel Grill today and one 10 years from now you should not have to modify your island unless you choose a larger or smaller grill.

Have your grill and components professionally installed by the company you buy them from or a certified gas technician. There may be the need for an electrician and potentially a plumber depending on the components. If you are considering an island under a covered area there may also be the need to incorporate a Stainless Steel Ventilation Hood. Again, the quality of the material will determine its durability and performance. Built-in grills and components will require over size gas lines for installation with gas shut-offs. Existing gas lines may not be adequate for the additional gas required by components. After installation, have your grill routinely serviced by a certified technician. The warranty on the grill may also improve by having the grill professionally installed and you can be sure that your investment will be working at maximum performance and efficiency. Having the grill routinely serviced will keep that grill performing at peak levels and increase its longevity. The Hearth and Grill Shop not only sales the best grills on the market today, but we also install and service them as well.

Harissa Chicken Grilled over Hardwood on the Big Green Egg Recipe

Harissa, a staple in North African cuisine, is a fiery, yet delicious chile sauce popular throughout Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia. It can be served as a condiment or a dip for a warm crusty bread.  Harissa can made from fresh or dried chiles and spices.   In this case it is a dry mix infused into a mixture of garlic, olive oil, and yogurt. Harissa is perfect for Tagines & Couscous to give the dish it’s prominent pungent chile taste.

Harrissa with Fresh Chillies

For the Chicken:

1 (4 to 5 – pound) Chicken

With the chicken breast side down on a cutting board, using a chef’s knife or a pair of kitchen shears, cut the chicken alongside the backbone from the neck to the tail.  Repeat on the other side of the backbone and completely remove the backbone from the carcass.

Turn the chicken breast side up on the cutting board and with the heel of your hand press down in the center of the bird to crack the sternum.  Press down hard enough to flatten the chicken into two equal attached halves.  Place in a shallow non-reactive dish for marinating.

 Harissa Chicken Grilled over Hardwood 

For the Seasoning/Marinade:

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2  Tablespoons of Harissa, either from fresh chiles or a prepared powder, such as, the one from See, Smell, Taste spice company.    www.seesmelltaste.com

1  Tablespoon of olive oil

1 Cup of plain yogurt

Salt to taste

In a mixing bowl combine the garlic, Harissa, olive oil, and yogurt together.   Liberally rub the mixture over both sides of the chicken, as well as, under the skin.  Cover and refrigerate over night.

Preheat a Big Green Egg, Weber Kettle, or other charcoal grill over medium heat to 325 degrees, building the fire on one side of the grill.  Place the cooking grids on the grill to preheat.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing some of the excess to drain off, and season both sides with salt.  Place the chicken skin side down on the opposite side of the hottest coals.  A good trick is to have the drumsticks the closest to the direct heat, as they will take a little longer to cook.  Cook with the skin side down until the skin becomes crispy and browned, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Turn the chicken over to finish cooking another 20 to 30 minutes.  The chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  Remove the chicken to a warm platter and cover with aluminum foil.  Allow the chicken to rest 5 to 10 minutes before carving to allow all of the juices to be reabsorbed.

Carve the chicken into serving pieces and drizzle with a little olive oil and enjoy.

The Hearth and Grill Shop is your Super store for Charcoal Grills and both Natural Gas and Propane Gas Grills.  Come by this Saturday to see The Best Chicken recipe in action as we cook on a Big Green Egg.

Katie Buys Her First Big Green Egg!

Big Green Egg

Large Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg

Large Big Green Egg with Handler

Katie came into The Hearth & Grill Shop looking for a grill to replace a “Box Store” brand grill that was falling apart. She had seen a Big Green Egg at friends house and said that she loved the flavor of what had been prepared on it.

Stephen, one of our sales representatives, showed her the five sizes of Eggs, starting with the Mini, then the small, through the Xlarge. He suggested the Large Big Green Egg for several reasons. First, the large is our best selling Egg, therefore more Eggcessories and replacement parts are available. Second, the Large is big enough to smoke 2 to 3 pork roast or a brisket. However, not so large that you would not want to fire it up for a couple of steaks or chicken breast. Also, the large Big Green Egg has great flexibility between low, slow cooking temperatures and high, searing heat for steaks.

Steven showed Katie a Big Green Egg Nest Stand and different Cypress table options. She choose the nest, because of it’s small foot print on her patio and its mobility. She added a Handler to the nest to increase it’s maneuverability.

Katie Eggcessorized her Large Egg with a Hearth & Grill “Starter Kit” which consist of a 20# bag of Big Green Egg Charcoal, an ash tool, grill grippers, starter squares, and a bag of Apple wood chips.

Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg Cook Book

Big Green Egg

Grill Wok

Big Green Egg

Alder Wood Planks

Big Green Egg

Grill Tool Set

Big Green Egg

Rub and Wooden Skewers

She also purchased a Big Green Egg vinyl cover, a baking stone for pizzas, Alder wood planks for Salmon, a grilling wok for vegetables, a Plate Setter for indirect cooking and Big Green Egg Cookbook.

Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg Cover

One thing Katie was not aware of was the Eggcellent warranty on Big Green Egg. All of the Big Green Egg’s have a lifetime warranty on the ceramic parts, including the base, dome, firebox and fire ring.

We assembled and delivered her Egg the following day, free of charge in the Nashville area. We followed that up with a phone call a few weeks later to guarantee satisfaction and she could not have been happier.

Big Green Egg

Eggcessories for your Big Green Egg

The Hearth and Grill Shop is Tennessee’s largest Big Green Egg Dealer. As one of Big Green Eggs first and longest reseller we carry one of the largest inventories with more Eggcessories and replacement parts you will find anywhere in the United States!

For more information about Big Green Egg you can click here, call The Hearth and Grill Shop at
1-800-826-5803 or email us at info@hearthandgrill.com

 

Vented Gas Logs, Features of Vented Gas Logs and Gas Log Sets

 

Real Fyre vented Gas Logs by Peterson have been warming homes, providing comfort, convenience and enjoyment for over 60 years.  The Hearth and Grill Shop has been carrying Real Fyre gas logs for the past 38 of those years.

Vented Gas Logs will provide a large, realistic looking gas log flame that is as close in appearance to a real wood fire without actually burning wood.  Obviously, one of the biggest advantages of Vented Gas Logs over wood burning is that Vented gas logs do not have to be carried in or ashes scooped and carried out.  Cutting, stacking, and seasoning wood is also eliminated.  Air pollutants are reduced and forest resources are preserved, making vented gas logs Eco-Friendly.  The ease in lighting and the appearance of Vented Gas Logs make them a wonderful alternative to burning wood.

Vented Gas Logs must be operated in either a masonry or prefabricated wood burning fireplace.  They must be used with the damper fully opened, just as if a wood fire was being burned.

There are several different types of controls for Vented Gas Logs.  The easiest is a manual gas floor valve on the outside of the fireplace and with a match or wand lighter the fire is lit manually.  This manual ignition may be prohibited in some areas (varies from county to county) and local codes may dictate that a safety pilot be required for Vented Gas Logs.  A safety pilot system on Vented gas logs may also be a good idea for families that have young children.  If the safety pilot is blown out or goes out for whatever reason there will not be any raw gas in the house.  There are also gas log remote controls for Vented gas that make lighting easy and safe.  Variable remote controls, which not only turn the unit on and off, but also move the flame up and down, are the most popular.  There are also, electronic pilot ignition units that do not have a standing pilot, but light only when the unit is turned on.

The dimensions of the fireplace and the type of controls will determine what size Vented gas logs would be best for any fireplace.  There are NO standard masonry fireplaces.  Every bricklayer or mason can make a fireplace any size they want.  The most important dimensions to measure are:  Across the back wall of the fireplace, across the front of the fireplace, the depth of the fire place and finally the height.  These dimensions with the controls and gas line factored in will ensure the perfect size logs for a fireplace.

The positive features of Vented Gas Logs are:

  • The most realistic looking flame pattern to imitate a real wood fire
  • The flame dances and engulfs logs like a real wood fire
  • The flame is more substantial and has the best ambiance
  • The ease of use over wood fires

The negative is that Vented gas logs burn a substantial amount of gas and they have to be operated with the fireplace damper fully open on the fireplace just like a real wood fire.  With the damper open, heat will be going up  the chimney, so Vented gas Logs are not an efficient heat source.  This may not be a negative, however.  Installing Vented Gas Logs in a fireplace where appearance and ambiance are more important than heat, such a formal den or dining room may be ideal for entertaining family and friends.

Real Fyre vented gas logs are available in more than 40 authentic styles and are handcrafted and hand painted to create the most realistic Vented log sets available.  Shop at The Hearth and Grill Shop to see the largest selection of Real Fyre Vented Gas Logs in the Southeast United States.

 

Oversize Vent Free Gas Logs

 

The Hearth and Grill keeps a large inventory of oversize and extra wide Vent Free Gas Logs in our inventory ready to ship.  Today’s Fireplaces are being built larger and larger.  Both Vented and Vent Free Fireplaces have become more of the center piece in the great room of new homes.  However, more and more people are interested in Vent Free Gas Logs due to the low cost energy savings that come from Vent Free Gas Logs compared to Vented Gas Logs.  This poses a conundrum.  Manufacturers are by law not allowed to produce any Vent Free product over 40,000 BTU’s per hour.  Therefore when you make a large set of Vent Free Gas Logs the flame looks small because it has to be so spread out.

Vantage Hearth products has combated this dilemma by creating the Magniflame series, which boast a triple burner to achieve the look of a real wood fire.  The burner on the Magniflame is also cantilevered to produce tall flames that will not be dwarfed by its massive 19″ high refractory cement logs.

Indoor Vent Free models feature two burners of bright yellow flames, plus the lower burner for the glowing ember bed.  Outdoor models feature two burners of bright yellow flames stainless steel chassis and grate.  The Magniflame series are available in 24″, 36″ and 48″ gas log sizes.

The Hearth and Grill Shop after 38 years in business continues to provide the newest and highest quality products in the hearth and fireplace business.

 

Oversize Vent Free Gas Logs for the Fireplace

The Hearth and Grill Shop offers Oversize Vent Free Gas Logs

The Difference Between Vented and Vent Free Gas Logs

Vented Gas Logs

Vented Gas Logs by Real Fyre

Vent Free Gas Logs

Vent Free Gas Logs

One of the most frequently asked questions at The Hearth & Grill Shop is, “What is the difference between Vented and Vent Free gas logs?”  The answers to that question are outlined below.

  1. Vented and Vent Free gas logs are as different in operation as night and day.  They are not interchangeable and an old set of Vented logs cannot be turned into Vent Free.  Vented logs operate more closely to a real wood fire, than do Vent Free.   Vented gas logs must be operated with the damper fully open on a wood-burning fireplace, either masonry with a flu and chimney or a prefabricated firebox with vent pipe.
  2. Vented gas logs, such as Real Fyre logs by Peterson, are typically installed for their realistic appearance, providing the flame and coals that most closely resemble a wood fire.  Vented gas logs will produce heat, however, Vented gas logs use more gas than do the vent free and have to be vented with significant portion of the heat going up chimney, therefore they are NOT an efficient heat source.
  3. Vent Free gas logs, such as Empire Comfort Systems, Peterson, and Vantage Hearth, are designed and manufactured to be operated in a wood burning fireplace, in good working order, with the damper closed or in a manufactured Vent Free firebox.  With the damper closed all of the heat being produced by the Vent Free logs stays in the room.
  4. Vent Free logs, also burn less gas than do the Vented gas logs.  Typically, half to two-thirds of gas is used with Vent Free, compared to the Vented logs.  The combination of consuming less gas and being operated in an environment where all the heat stays in the room make the Vent Free logs extremely efficient.
  5. It is important that a set of Vent Free gas logs be set up according to the manufacturers directions.  With the logs arranged properly and the burner combusting all of the gas that comes into the vent free logs are close to 100% efficient.  However, they do not have quite as realistic appearance, compared to the Vented gas logs.
  6. Vent Free gas logs are designed to be a supplemental source of heat and there are codes governing where vent free products can be used and how many BTU’s they can burn within the home.
  7. Vent Free gas logs can be used in an existing Masonry or Prefabricated wood-burning fireplace with the damper closed.  With the damper closed all the heat will travel to the top of the firebox and then out of the front of the fireplace.  There are strict clearances involved with combustible materials above and around the fireplace opening.  If there is a combustible (Wood) mantle or mantle shelf above the opening of the fireplace a deflective Hood may be necessary help alleviate clearance issues when using Vent Free gas logs.

Hopefully, this helped to clear up questions about the difference between Vented and Vent Free gas logs.  Come by The Hearth and Grill Shop to do your own comparison with live burn examples of both Vented and Vent Free gas logs available year round.