Kingsford. You know the name. It’s synonymous with grilling, with outdoor cooking, with family and friend time…you know, fun. Yes, I know, for some people the perceived convenience of gas sometimes trumps what is truly a better way to grill…using charcoal. I, too, fell into this perilous trap my friends. I, too, went gassy in the hopes of a “quicker and easier” time. Well, I have learned the folly in my ways and I got off my gas with Kingsford Charcoal Grills as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars’ #GetOffYourGas campaign.
First, let me give you a little bit of history on charcoal from Kingsford.com. I you’ll be surprised like I was:
“And has been since the 1920s, when Henry Ford learned of a process for turning wood scraps from the production of Model T’s into charcoal briquets. He built a charcoal plant, and the rest is history.
The Kingsford Company was formed when E.G. Kingsford, a relative of Ford’s, brokered the site selection for Ford’s new charcoal manufacturing plant. The company, originally called Ford Charcoal, was renamed Kingsford® Charcoal in his honor.”
So, yes, the background is pretty cool. But why charcoal? There are a few big reasons for me. First, that taste. It’s just a delicious, smokey flavor that you just can’t get with gas. Then, it’s the ritual of it all. Pouring that charcoal, lighting it up, watching the briquets fire up and get hotter and more orange. Seeing the smoke take over your grilling area. It’s pretty awesome. Very primal, very satisfying. It’s just a great experience and your food is always superior. It just feels right.
Check out the grilling awesomeness that ensued…
I know, I know…I only grilled two hot dogs. I couldn’t wait. Vera was at a conference, kids were in school. baby was napping. I wanted to grill. With Charcoal. So I just made myself something small, not the typical sausage, steak, chicken, corn, etc. dinner I’m used to…but it did the job. The flame was burning super hot, charring the franks perfectly in minutes. Awesome taste and great smoke wafting throughout the yard.I’m going to check out that Fire and Smoke book next around, get a little fancy. Ahhh…like old times.
Flame. Meat. Grill. Any questions?
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I think you can get at this point, for me, charcoal grilling is preferred to gas grilling. I think that’s been laid out pretty well. And if you are going to grill with charcoal, you should just make it a Kingsford charcoal grill, no? It’s a great kettle, with all the little niceties like a warming tray and ash catch, plus plenty of space for your tools, spices, sauces, etc. It’s a really well thought out grill, better than I’ve ever had.
Listen, if you don’t want to take my word for it…how about you take Adam Corolla’s word for it? Enough said, really.