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Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA New England is heading to the Super Bowl...AGAIN! That means you need an excellent tailgating recipe, whether you are going to the big game or watching from the comfort (and warmth) of home.

Calling all pork lovers. These ribs are mind-blowingly delicious. Give these baby backs and spicy rubdown, some BBQ treatment, and glaze 'em with a homemade sweet & savory pineapple bacon glaze.


  • SALT

Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs and apply the salt, pepper and rub to that side. Flip the ribs over and season the meat side.

When ready to cook, start the pellet grill on smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

While the grill heats up, cook the bacon in a frying pan. As the bacon is cooking, pour the pineapple juice, garlic and honey into an oven safe pot.

Remove the bacon from the grease and let the pan and bacon fat cool down. After the pan has cooled for a while, pour the bacon grease in with the pineapple juice, garlic and honey and stir to combine.

Place the ribs and the pot on the grill and close the lid. After an hour, the slurry will have reduced down a bit and can be applied to the ribs. Slather the ribs with the reduction every 15 minutes.

When the bones peek out about a quarter to a third of an inch, the ribs are done which is about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

For fall off the bone ribs, go another 30-45 minutes, continuing to glaze every 15 minutes.

The sweet and savory of the reduction will temper the heat of the spicy rub forming an outstanding and complex blend of flavors. Enjoy!

HearthStone Wood Burning Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAHeating with Soapstone

HearthStone wood burning stoves are built using soapstone. Soapstone is a natural material which can absorb the high heat of a fire, then radiate a gentle heat into the room. This means your home stays at a comfortable temperature, in the Comfort Zone.

The heat from soapstone is gentle, even and comfortable. You can sit close to a soapstone stove without getting the uncomfortable blast of heat you would feel from steel.

Once heated, soapstone stays warm for hours, making it the ideal material for overnight heating or for other long stretches of time when you can’t tend the fire. And, it makes re-starting your stove quick and easy.

Heating with Cast Iron and Soapstone

The cast iron wood burning stoves are lined with soapstone on the inside of the firebox.

You can enjoy the style of an all cast iron stove, and also benefit from the powers of soapstone. Our cast iron stoves provide heat soon after lighting, and also say warm longer than other cast iron stoves thanks to the soapstone lining.

Right now at The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA you can get $300 off any Hearthstone Wood Burning Stove. Contact us for more information.

Gas Fireplace Inserts are a Safe and Stylish Source of Heat

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 19, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAGas fireplace inserts are a perfect way to heat your home in the winter. In fact, there are many reasons for the efficiency of gas inserts for heat. Below are just a few.

Durable. Gas fireplace inserts are made using durable steel or cast iron construction with an oven-baked finish. This means they are not easily scratched or damaged.

Reliable. Gas inserts for fireplaces go through stringent safety tests. Which means they adhere to all standards and are safe to use. Gas inserts are also equipped with safety valves that regulate the flow of gas.

Easy. They are easy to start and operate. With gas fireplace inserts, homeowners are able to get the heat that they desire immediately. Inserts also have controls mounted on them so homeowners can regulate the heat and adjust the flames if they desire. Often, they can be regulated with a thermostat for even heating.

Cost-efficient. Gas inserts are considered a more practical heat source than the traditional open fireplace. They do not require extensive installation or maintenance. They also force heated air out into the living space rather than up the chimney like traditional open fireplaces.

Attractive. Gas insert designs are very intricate and attractive, making them a stand-out component in any home. They are also available in various styles and colors, traditional or contemporary, allowing homeowners to choose the style and size to complement their home interiors.

Gas stove inserts are perfect for homeowners who are in search of a stylish, effective, and safe heat source for their homes. To find out more about gas stove, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.

Gas Fireplace Inserts: Attractive, Efficient, Easy

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAA gas fireplace insert is an easy, convenient way to heat your home and to make a traditional open fireplace more attractive. They consist of a firebox that is surrounded by steel or cast iron decorative trim with an insulated glass window for viewing. Because the box is sealed, the heat is prevented from going up the chimney as with open fireplace. In fact, with inserts for fireplaces the heat is forced back into your home instead, and most gas inserts have a blower to help move heated air. Fireplace inserts, both wood and gas, are placed directly into your existing open fireplace.

Energy efficiency and ease of use are the two biggest benefits of adding a gas insert to your home. Gas Fireplace Inserts average 75% - 80% efficiency and use less gas than gas fireplace logs. They can also be thermostat controlled for even heating.

Right now, at West Sport in Sudbury, you will get your chimney venting system free with the purchase of any gas or wood fireplace inserts. That’s a savings of up to $800.

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

Gas Fireplace Inserts For Beauty When Heating Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAIf you heat your home with oil or propane, this may be a tough winter, it's cold out! With temperatures well below average, and the "bomb-cyclone" upon us, you most likely have your heat turned up higher than normal. If you have natural gas in your home, you can heat your home more efficiently without replacing your oil furnace and tank.

Adding a gas fireplace insert to your home supplements your home heating and gives you oil heat a break. A new gas fireplace insert cost far less than a new furnace, and it can dramatically decrease your heating bills.

Everyone loves to enjoy sitting in front of a roaring fire. And nothing compares to the efficiency of a gas fireplace. They are also a cleaner burning option than wood and very easy to use. You may have an open wood burning fireplace, so how do you turn it to gas? A plumber runs a gas line to your open hearth, and a gas fireplace insert is easily installed. A gas fireplace insert slides directly in your present fireplace and is connected to the gas line.

Energy savings is the biggest reason that more and more customers are looking at gas fireplace inserts. A gas fireplace insert fits snugly inside your existing fireplace. There are plenty of ready- made fireplace inserts that fit into existing open hearths. After they are installed, the change to the look and feel of your home is dramatic. Gas fireplaces light with the push of a button. There is nothing like coming home and turning on the fire to help you relax and get warm.

For more information on heating your home with a gas insert, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.