Labor Day Weekend

familyfun2-07The weekend is upon us make sure to spend some quality time with friends and family. Shut off all electronics and enjoy each other’s company – all while in your Cal Spas hot tub. Labor Day Weekend is known as the unofficial send off to Summer, before the kids go back to school and routines go back to normal.

Enjoy one last backyard gathering – fire up your Cal Flame BBQ, heat up the Cal Spas hot tub, and relax…

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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.

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.

New Infinity Outdoor Kitchen

iStock_000025324356_FullCal Flame BBQ, the industry leader in innovative hearth and barbecue products, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Infinity BQ834 Outdoor Kitchen Island. The BQ834 was designed as three (3) individual sections that allow consumers to personalize and design their Outdoor Kitchen to fit their needs and yard capacity.

U shape    The individual sectionals can be placed in a variety of ways to provide ample counter space, a cohesive look and an overall personalized grilling experience. “We want to continue a long‐standing tradition at Cal Flame of providing the most value on each investment made on our products,” said Casey Loyd, President of Cal Flame. “Each Cal Flame customer has a unique need to be met. The new Infinity Outdoor Kitchen gives consumers the ability to arrange their island to what is more convenient for them allowing for a better overall experience.”Right straight
The Infinity BQ834 Outdoor Kitchen configuration is simply altered by maneuvering the sectional units to a shape that best fits each consumer’s backyard space. Each sectional comes complete with a single piece granite countertop which can be placed together for a larger counter space, or can standalone as separate units.BBQ Angle Open
With one (1) 27” storage door, two (2) 18” storage doors and two (2) built‐in shelves, the BQ834 includes all the storage capabilities any outdoor grilling connoisseur will ever need. The Infinity BQ834 is available in 8‐foot or 9‐foot in length, and gives consumers an infinite number of ways to arrange their Outdoor Kitchen.

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

Orange County Fair

OC-fairIf you are looking for a barbecue grill or island, and if you are in the Southern California area, stop by the Orange County Fair and visit our stand to save big on Cal Flame products! We have tons of products on display, including full-sized outdoor kitchens and barbecue islands, and stand-alone grills.

Summer is not over yet! Stop by the OC Fair and shop Cal Flame!waterfront hotel restaurant outdoors phuket thailand

Make sure to visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com for more information and to find a dealer near you!

Kamado Smoker Grilling

There isn’t much difference in cooking with a Kamado than with a traditional grill, however it is something you must accustom to before feeling comfortable. Kamados are capable of holding low temperatures for extended periods of time, which is excellent for slow cooking, which might cause a learning curve. Kamado smoker grills also provide the flexibility to achieve a variety of cooking styles, it’s up to the grill master to choose 1742236_444266102392466_324367846_n

Kamados naturally produce a natural convection effect, perfect for grilling and even baking, although it may take a little longer to enjoy your barbecue food, the end result will be well worth the wait. With that being said, here is my favorite brisket recipe you could use to your advantage on your kamado thanks to www.bbqguys.com.

SMOKED BRISKET

INGREDIENTS

    • 5-7 lb. beef brisket
    • 3-4 cups wood chunks or chips
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 T. dried rosemary
    • 2 T. garlic powder
    • 2 T. turbinado sugar
    • 2 T. paprika
    • 2 T. cayenne pepper
    • 1 T. dried oregano
    • 1 T. dried thyme
    • 2 T. kosher salt
    • 2 T. fresh cracked black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. After trimming the fat layer down on the brisket to about 1/4 inch and removing any large membranes or “silverskin”, rub generously with olive oil and rub in your spice blend with the backs of your hands (this is more fun than it sounds).
  2. Next double wrap your brisket tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but preferably over night.
  3. While waiting, soak your wood chips and set up your grill or smoker for indirect cooking.
  4. When ready, remove brisket from refrigerator and place straight on a 225°F degree grill, fat side down.
  5. If spraying your brisket, blend the apple cider and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz every 2-3 hours.
  6. Your brisket will take between 1 1/4 – 2 hours per pound, depending on many different factors. With that said, insert an internal temperature probe into the thickest section of meat on your brisket at around 1 1/4 hours per pound of actual cooking time and begin to monitor.
  7. When your brisket reaches an internal temperature of 180°F, remove and double wrap with heavy duty aluminum foil; followed by wrapping tightly with a clean towel or newspaper.
  8. Now place the whole package inside of a cooler. When the internal temperature reaches 190°F, you are ready to un-wrap one of the best tasting cuts of beef you have ever had.

For more information about Cal Flame BBQ products and services, please visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com

Kamado Smoker Grill

By popular demand, Cal Flame BBQ, leading barbecue and hearth manufacturer, announces the launch of Kamado Smoker Grill as part of a new line products being offered in 2015.10948837_417414951749894_233735330_n

“The launch of the Kamado Smoker Grill is a new direction for the Cal Flame brand. Kamado grills bring on traditional cooking styles that I am sure expert barbecue enthusiasts will enjoy experimenting with,” said Casey Loyd, President of Cal Flame. “Our loyal customers will be impressed by the Kamado’s flexibility to achieve different cooking techniques. I am sure the Kamado is going to be a great success!”

Made from heavy ceramic material, the Kamado Smoker Grill allows for excellent heat retention and features a fireproof fabric seal to maintain heat within the vessel. Desired temperature can be achieved and maintained by precise control of airflow via the top and bottom vents. The Cal Flame Kamado Smoker can be used to grill, smoke and even bake your favorite dishes year-round. 1742236_444266102392466_324367846_n

Ceramic grills have been used by civilizations for over 4,000 years. This traditional form of cooking allows meats to remain moist and juicy, the shape of the dome kamado allows for different forms of cooking styles to be achieved through the airflow vents located on the unit.

The interior layer retains the heat inside the Kamado. Heat is absorbed and refracted within the firebox located on the bottom of the smoker. Perfect for slow and cool smoking, it doesn’t require constant fire tending, unlike traditional smokers. The Kamado cooks food thoroughly without drying it out, leaving it moist with full, smoky flavor.Kamado Grill Enviroment

The Cal Flame Kamado Smoker is now available to the Cal Flame dealer network and will be a stunning addition to any dealer showroom.  Consumers are encouraged to visit a local Cal Flame BBQ dealer for purchase information. For additional information about Cal Flame products visit, www.calflamebbq.com.

Fourth of July Cookout

Okay everyone, this is it: the biggest barbecue day of the YEAR! While some of us might be preoccupied wondering what the headliner on their plate will be at this year’s Fourth of July Cookout, and others have made up their mind after wrapping up last year’s feast. But this isn’t about the main dish, oh no ladies and gentleman, contrary to popular belief the delicacies are only a portion of what makes a cookout a real EVENT. It’s really all about coming together on a warm evening to celebrate with friends, family and food. Here are some Independence Day-inspired activities you could share with family at this year’s Fourth of July Cookout!4th of julyFourth of July is, for the most part, a warm day/evening, cool off with some water activities that the entire family can join in on. Water balloons are a fun, and cost-effective way to cool down while waiting for the food to be ready. Hot Potato is an all time favorite.

For dessert, host a watermelon eating contest. Whoever wins gets first-pick on fireworks or an extra sparkler. How about having a ring-toss game with glowsticks? Stake down some sticks upright and toss glowstick necklaces, and see how many you can make in.

When your Fourth of July get together begins to wind down, get in a last sugar rush with some tabletop s’mores. Place a foil cover inside small terracotta pots, drop-in some charcoal and let the sparks keep flying.Al-La-Cart-Deluxe-medium

Of course, these are only a few of the many activities that can supplement your enjoyment this Fourth of July. For the ultimate Fourth of July Cookout experience, why not get a Cal Flame BBQ Outdoor Kitchen? The ultimate customizable BBQ Island that will cater to each one of your needs Make sure to visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com to shop through our extensive BBQ Island selection.