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Pellet Grills: Flavor of Charcoal, The Ease of Gas

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyMost people have heard about the delicious taste that grilling over charcoal offers. But many people are hesitant to use charcoal grills for their everyday grilling needs. They like the ease of a gas grill, but they want that next level of flavor. Now you can have both with Green Mountain Pellet Grills.

Grill over hard wood and achieve grill flavors you have never experienced with gas grilling. But forget about trying to light charcoal. Pellet grills are easy to use. With the push of a button you can light your pellet grill and get cooking in no time. Green Mountain grills have a temperature range that allows you to grill, bake, roast, or smoke right in your backyard. Grilling on hardwood gives you a flavor to your food that will be the talk of your neighborhood or family get-together.

If you want to see how easy this pellet grill is to use, come in for a visit. For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Gas Fire Pits That are a Patio Table, Hibachi Grill, and Fire Pit, All In 1

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Firetainment brand is creating consumer interest as a unique product for the outdoor living space with its exclusive fire pit cooking features.

What makes the Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit table unique is that it's three outdoor pieces combined: a patio table, that converts into a fire pit table, which also converts into a fire pit table cooking station.

With more versatility and convenience than a traditional wood burning fire pit, Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit tables are full size and functional as a regular dining table, but also offer a universal cook mount with a complete cooking package to prepare meals at home in the center of the table.

According to Firetainment's Chief Executive Officer, Shawn Clark, "The idea behind the Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit table is that it combines 3 key outdoor living items used on everyone's patio, all into one entertainment piece: a patio table + a fire table feature + a fire pit table cooking station. Thus providing the ultimate entertainment experience in a third of the space. Our tables have a function for every time of the year, fire pit tables aren't just for chilly nights anymore!"

Firetainment promises a high quality and durable product that's hand-crafted right here in the USA!

For more information on 'All-Season' Fire Pit Tables contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury TODAY!!

It's not just entertaining, it's Firetaining!

Watch the video above to see how amazing this gas fire pit really is.

Are Pellet Grills Better?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyIt's barbecue season, and there's a grill that manufacturers and chefs say makes meat healthier and taste better. They say that wood pellet grills use an indirect cooking method, which reduces the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.

Wood-pellet grills, pioneered more than two decades ago are growing in popularity. Pellets are made of only wood and come in flavors such as applewood, mesquite and hickory; they cost $1 a pound, which lasts an hour.

As for the flavor, experts have spoken: Pellet grills are gaining prestige among professional grillers. Two of the top five teams in the Kansas City Barbecue Society competitions exclusively used pellet grills.

In two tests, competition grillers took turns grilling foods on a pellet grill and on a charcoal grill. The pellet grill won the chicken-breast competition in part due to the subtle applewood flavoring it imparted. The charcoal grill easily won the burger and steak tests as tasters preferred the black grill marks it left and the more intense flavor imparted by the direct flame. The Traeger left faint grill marks.

The pellet grill won with the chicken 8-1, with four tasters saying they liked them equally. The pellet-cooked breasts were more moist than the charcoal-grilled ones, with a very slight taste of applewood smoke.

For the Pork baby back ribs, because of the time involved, there was no comparison made with the charcoal. The ribs were smoked for three hours on the pellet grill and finished by grilling at 225 degrees for 2½ more hours. They came out succulent and tender according to all tasters.

For more information on pellet grills, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

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EPA Says Burning Wood is Carbon Neutral

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared last week that burning wood is carbon neutral.

The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative policy shift that will treat all burning of biomass as carbon-neutral, according to an EPA statement.

"[This] announcement grants America’s foresters much-needed certainty and clarity with respect to the carbon neutrality of forest biomass,” Pruitt said in a statement. “Managed forests improve air and water quality, while creating valuable jobs and thousands of products that improve our daily lives. This is environmental stewardship in action.”

Members of Congress have made similar legislative pushes to recognize wood burning as carbon neutral. In 2016, a group of Senators tried to pass the policy change through larger bipartisan energy bill. More recently, a provision included in the fiscal 2018 federal spending bill unveiled in March urged the heads of the EPA and Energy Department to “reflect the carbon-neutrality of forest bioenergy and recognize biomass as a renewable energy source.”

Donna Harman, president of the American Forest and Paper Association, said the policy decision reflects "long-standing scientific principles and Congressional direction."

“We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, eager to strengthen the economy and boost U.S. job creation with the support of public policy that levels the playing field with competitors around the globe," Harman said in a statement. "This new EPA policy is an important milestone in implementing the Congressional directive to produce clear and simple policies and acknowledges the scientific record on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass."

The debate over the emissions for burning wood took center stage during the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan discussions, as they considered how to treat wood-burning power plants.

Scientists have long thought that burning biomass, including wood, does emit carbon dioxide pollution and that labeling it carbon neutral is not only inaccurate but could have long-standing negative effects on regulations meant to thwart climate change. But foreign countries have more recently looked toward wood-burning as alternative energy sources that could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on wood burning stoves, fireplace inserts or outdoor fire pits, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

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Gas Grills with the Best Bang for Your Buck

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Blaze Gas Grills, Where grilling starts and flavor begins.

Our new line of Blaze Gas Grills offers a combination of solid engineering, quality stainless steel construction and commercial-grade cast stainless steel burners to help ensure your new gas grill will last for years and provide maximum performance.

The Blaze 32” 4-Burner with Rear Burner on Cart looks great, cooks great and competes well with other premium priced gas grills. The basic model is beautifully made in high grade 304 stainless steel. Watch the video below for more information on Blaze Gas Grills.

Want to learn more? Contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury and right now you can get up to $200 off a new Blaze Grill.


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