Cal Flame’s Friday Motivation

It’a the last Friday of August 2016, and it’s the last weekend before we’re officially in back-to-school mode. It’s time for one last final summer send off before returning to our normal day-to-day routine, and there is no better way to do so than with a one last summer cookout. 36a3689a92de35e4b08f4571397d39ea

For some Friday Motivation, look forward to having a cookout this weekend to celebrate the final days of summer. One last hoorah if you will, but of course you will still catch us grilling up a storm in the middle of a storm so no promises this is our last BBQ of the year. *wink*17_Family Cal Flame_Lg

Find more Cal Flame BBQ products such as state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens, fire places and fire pits to create a comfortable outdoor ambiance, as well as BBQ hardware and parts at www.calflamebbq.com.

End Of Summer Photo Contest – COMING SOON!

Summer is unfortunately coming to a close. Relive all your backyard memories with Cal Spas and Cal Flame by entering the #EndOfSummerPhotoContest! We’re looking for loyal Cal Spas and Cal Flame customers to share pictures with their products!

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If you own a Cal Spas, ENTER TO WIN a Cal Flame BBQ Island.

If you own a Cal Flame grill, ENTER TO WIN a Cal Spas hot tub!

The most creative entries during the #EndofSummerPhotoContest will win a Cal Flame BBQ Island or Cal Spas Hot Tub.

Prizes: One (1) Prize winner of Cal Spas EC-735L hot tub, estimated retail value: $6,999

One (1) Prize winner of Cal Flame BBQ LBK-402, estimated retail value: $3,999

Models are subject to availability and cannot be redeemed for cash, credit or exchanged for another product.

What to Enter: Submit images of YOU enjoying your Cal Spas hot tub or Cal Flame BBQ Island. Send a group picture, a selfie or even a silly face picture of you and your Cal Spas/Cal Flame unit. Creativity is key! (Product must be visible in photo submission).

If Cal Spas/Cal Flame product is not clearly visible or if content is not appropriate and contains nudity, vulgarity, or obscene content, submissions may be disqualified.

How to EnterLIKE Cal Spas and Cal Flame OFFICIAL FACEBOOK Pages, and submit an entry form with attached image on Cal Spas OFFICIAL Facebook Page. Share photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #EndOfSummerPhotoContest. Submit multiple pictures to increase your odds of winning. One submission per day, submitting the same image may disqualify your entries.

Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must currently own a Cal Spas hot tub or Cal Flame grill. Entrant must be a resident of the contiguous United States. Winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality of image. Winner responsible for delivery, installation and taxes.

ENTER TO WIN – LINK COMING SOON!

Grilling Must-Knows

Grilling is an art form, it’s a skill that is learned and acquired through practice. If you own a Cal Flame BBQ grill, then you will most likely know the following grilling must-knows to survive the summer season. If you are a new to the grilling world, then follow us this way to simple tips & tricks to get the most out of your grill:

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1. Set up 2 grill zones — one for direct heat, and the other for indirect heat. Use the direct heat to sear meats and veggies, and move them to the cool side to allow the food to finish grilling without overcooking.

2. Leave the lid off for ingredients that cook quickly like shrimp and vegetables and put the lid on for longer-grilling items like poultry and steak.

3. Season burger meat liberally with salt, pepper and canola oil. Allow cheeses to melt completely by closing the lid for a delicious melted cheesy goodness.

4. If you don’t have time to marinate your meats, a dry rub is a quick way to add flavor to grilling. Keep a well stocked spice rack for the kitchen and the grill! Double points!

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5. Keep vegetables whole or in larger sections so they’re easier to manage on the grill and keeps them from falling through the grates. For smaller items, use water-soaked wooden skewers it makes transferring and flipping easier and quicker.

6. Do not open and touch the food too much. Let the grill do it’s job and let is stand a bit before flipping. If you check on the food and it’s sticking a little, it’s not done cooking. Turn the food only once and let the fire be your guide.Premium 4 Burner Grill

If you are a master chef, visit our website to become the lucky owner of a Cal Flame BBQ. Cal Flame offers a variety of patio and hearth products ranging from grills, islands and accessories to make the most of your back yard, this summer and beyond!

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Cal Flame Introduces a One-of-a-Kind BBQ Island

Cal Flame BBQ does it again! The renowned hearth and barbecue manufacturer has introduced a modest-sized outdoor kitchen with the same amenities as a larger unit, setting a new standard within the industry. The LBK-402 BBQ Island, which requires a small footprint of 6-feet for installation, can accommodate 3 adults comfortably on the unique side table.lbk-402-env-med

“Outdoor entertaining is a growing trend within our industry and we want to make sure that nobody is left behind. Our goal at Cal Flame is to offer an outdoor kitchen unit complete with all the bells and whistles for any size yard,” said Casey Loyd, President of Cal Flame. “The Cal Flame LBK-402 outdoor kitchen is going to raise the bar in barbecue manufacturing when it comes to smaller-sized BBQ Islands.”

The LBK-402 BBQ Island comes standard with a 4-burner stainless steel Cal Flame grill, a 27-inch access door for storage under the grill, and an outdoor electrical outlet. Each customer can further customize their BBQ island with their choice of colored tile and stucco, or upgrade to natural stone tile and cultured stone panels.

Additionally, under counter LED lighting and an iPod stereo system can also be added to convert the LBK-402 BBQ Island into a complete outdoor entertainment center. Consumers and their guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of any yard that has a Cal Flame LBK-402 BBQ Island installed.

“It’s the perfect time to get the LBK-402 BBQ Island for consumers that want to grill like a professional chefs at their summer cookouts,” said Loyd.

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Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the LBK-402 outdoor kitchen including pricing, availability and customization.

Additional information about the Cal Flame LBK-402 Outdoor Kitchen can be found here.

BBQ Season is Here

Complete your backyard home resort lifestyle with high-end outdoor grills and hardware, custom barbecue islands, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits through Cal Flame BBQ.Cal-Flame-BBQ-backyard-enviroment

Just in time for BBQ Season, shop from a diligent line of hearth and barbecue products.

Cal Flame offers an extensive line of drop-in grill features for every BBQ enthusiast and grilling preference. With 25% more grilling capacity than other grill manufacturers and independent knobs with a patented design, Cal Flame is certain to be a show stopper!pavilion-pv7000-env-med

Customers can customize any 4-foot to 10-foot Barbecue Island with a gourmet grill and accessories of their choice. Complete the look of any island with a choice of natural stone tile countertops, and stucco or cultured stone base finishes – available in an array of elegant base designs.

In addition, Cal Flame outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the perfect way to extend the outdoor season and seek warmth in the great outdoors. Instantly add a warm glow to any outdoor home resort, creating a calm, inviting ambiance. Designed with the finest material and craftsmanship, Cal Flame outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are built to withstand all outdoor elements for years of enjoyment.lbk-830-rl-env-med

Ready to be the envy of all your neighbors? Visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com to learn why we are a leading barbecue and hearth manufacturer in the industry. Our products are Made in the USA and delivered to your door to allow you to create a home resort suited to your needs.

Shop today: www.CalFlameBBQ.com

   

Earth Day with Cal Flame

COOK YOUR WAY TO EARTH DAY

Cook a little greener! Instead of using your oven or microwave to prepare meals, use your Cal Flame grill to cook delicious and nutritious meals your entire family will love.

The perfect outdoor kitchen for any backyard, the Cal Flame LBK-402 BBQ Island has a unique side table that can comfortably seat up to 3 people for a small gathering. The unit is standard with a P4 4-burner grill, access door, and outdoor electrical. Durable Ameristone Stucco and your choice of elegant natural rock or stone are available in assorted colors and textures to match your exterior Home Resort design. Countertop options include granite or tile made out of porcelain or natural stone, and can be customized with single or two-tone colors to complement your style.

Expand your BBQ island capabilities with optional packages available. Turn your Cal Flame LBK-402 into the center of attention with an LES iPod Station Stereo System and speakers. Enjoy nighttime grilling with added under counter LED lighting. Make your backyard a complete Home Resort destination.LBK402 Environment

Did you know: You can eat meat and still be eco-friendly!  Grass-fed usually means that cows that are pasture-fed – a more environmentally friendly method of ranching!  These animals enjoy open pasture and the natural ecosystem they have always known, rather than the often criticized conventional methods that have become the norm. 

Grass-fed beef has many health benefits it contains one of the richest sources of cancer-fighting fatty acids like CLA and is lower in fat than its conventional counterparts.

Enjoy Earth Day and beyond, come home to a Cal Flame outdoor kitchen this summer to bring the family closer together to create new memories. Please visit the Cal Flame Website for purchasing information, product images and videos.

St. Patrick’s Day Cook Out!

We’re seeing green! How are you spending St. Patrick’s Day this year? Don’t head out to your local Irish bar, this year enjoy a barbecue cook out on your Cal Flame outdoor kitchen without the crowds! It’s easy and simple:

First off, the beer! A Cal Flame Kegorator neatly stores a full-sized keg inside your island. Best of all, the insulated kegorator keeps the keg nice and cool, all you have to do is pour. Want something a little more festive? Make sure to add a few drops of green food coloring to your pint glass before pouring.

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What’s on the menu? Prepare some traditional Irish food for the big cook out.

Corned Beef Hash: Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). Arrange the celery, carrot, onion, and garlic in a 9-by-13-inch heavy-duty foil pan. Place the corned beef on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the contents of the spice packet over the corned beef and rub into the surface of the meat.

Shamrock Salad: Remove woody ends from asparagus and cut into equal lengths. Cook peas and asparagus in boiling salted water for around 2 minutes or until just tender but still crisp. Drain, pat dry and place into a bowl with rocket, spinach and celery. Combine a olive oil and vinegar dressing, add salt and pepper to taste and mix well through. Pour over salad, and toss.

Keep your fresh veggies inside your optional refrigerator for a crisp and fresh tasting side salad.16902_650880725023798_7382688532155587238_n

Don’t have a Cal Flame Outdoor Kitchen yet? Make sure to visit the newly renovated www.CalFlameBBQ.com to find a certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer near you! Maximize your outdoor living space with BBQ Islands, outdoor fireplaces and firepits, or simply remodel with outdoor accessories from Cal Flame to give your backyard or patio a whole new look and feel.

Grill a Little Greener

In recent years, more and more people are becoming aware of the Eco-Friendly Movement. When it comes to grilling, we can choose to grill a little greener to reduce and limit the permanent damage being done to Mother Earth. Between choosing products that reduce the use of natural resources, to being a little smarter when cleaning our grills, it’s really up to us to make a difference.

Though there doesn’t seem to be an obvious eco-friendly choice when it comes to what fuels your grill, there are still a few things you can do to lessen the environmental impact of your weekend barbecue.17_Family Cal Flame_Lg

Follow these simple tips from ChowHound.com on how to grill and be environmentally friendly.

Use Nontoxic Cleaners
It’s best to clean your grill with a heavy-duty grill brush and some elbow grease, but if you’re going to use a spray-on cleaner, go for one that’s nontoxic.

Buy Sustainable Charcoal
If you’re buying lump charcoal, look for brands like Wicked Good, Nature’s Own Chunk Charwood, and the Original Charcoal Company, which are made from sustainably harvested wood. Lazzari also produces a 100 percent mesquite lump charcoal made from prunings, dead and fallen wood, and selectively harvested wood.

If you opt for briquettes, avoid instant-light varieties—they’re soaked in petroleum products—and conventional briquettes that use fillers like coal dust and petroleum binders.

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What’s on top of your grate is just as important as what’s underneath it. Try to use seasonal, local, and organic produce and meats.

Put Down the Lighter Fluid!
There’s no need to use toxic lighter fluid to ignite charcoal when you can use a chimney starter. They’re simple: Stuff some old newspaper in the bottom, fill the top with charcoal, and light the paper. At around $10 to $15, they’re also cheap. Plus, your food won’t have any off flavors from unburned lighter fluid residue.  You can also make one out of an old coffee can by removing both ends, using a church key bottle opener to cut holes around the bottom rim, placing the chimney on top of your grill, and proceeding with the newspaper, charcoal, and ignition.Food-on-grill-1024x807

For more information about Cal Flame, please visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com.

Grilling in the Springtime

Spring… the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the grill is heating. Springtime is around the corner which means there will soon be an abundance of produce available to take your grilling to the next level. Next time you are in the grocery store make sure to grab some fresh spring fruits and vegetables to add another dimension of flavor to your plate.avo4

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocadoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Vidalia onions
  • Zucchini

Vegetables cook quickly and delicious with just the right hint of smoke from the grill. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and just the right amount of oil to keep them drying and sticking to the grill.

A helpful hint to remember is that although vegetables cook fairly quickly, they all vary in cooking times. Some take about a minute or two while denser vegetables, like potatoes, will take longer.

An easy way to cook a variety of vegetables is by putting them on a skewer. This will also prevent smaller vegetables from falling through. If you chop larger vegetables up, take into consideration cooking time. Relatively larger pieces will take longer than smaller pieces.Premium 4 Burner Grill

If you don’t have a diligent grill to use this springtime, don’t fret! Cal Flame BBQ has got you covered! We offer an array of drop-in grills, barbecue islands and accessories to complete you dream outdoor kitchen.

Contact us today at www.CalFlameBBQ.com to make this year a year full of memories that will last a lifetime!

Grilling in Winter

El Nino has complicated things a little bit for us barbecue lovers. Heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and a little wind can be troubling when trying to enjoy a barbecue cookout that is OUTSIDE. But, there are some things you can do to try to enjoy some grilling in winter. IMG_1545

The Globe and Mail have written up a little guide of things you can do to make your outdoor party a little more enjoyable this winter, amidst all of the craziness El Nino has brought us:

Here are some dos and don’ts for how to get started with hosting your own outdoor party this winter:

Do keep it simple.

For winter cooking outdoors, Rose suggests meals that lend themselves to slow cooking, like barbecue. “The longer, the slower, the better,” he says. Whether you’re using your grill, an outdoor oven or an open fire, he suggests dishes like roasted pork butt or brisket and adding wood chips to enhance flavour. “If you start early in the morning, then there’s little work to do when guests arrive,” Rose says. Add simple vegetable sides like roasted potatoes, mushrooms and cauliflower – ideally also cooked over the fire – and you’ve got an impressive and satisfying meal.

Don’t complicate beverages.

Dark spirits are made for winter drinking by the fire, both inside and out. Just one bottle of highquality whisky and a few glasses are all you need. It’s warmth in a bottle – and it’s also one of the easiest ways to serve drinks. Ron Swanson would approve.

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For more information about Cal Flame, please visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com.