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Your First Spring Backyard BBQ (Grilling Essentials)

Your First Spring Backyard BBQ (Grilling Essentials)

With the warmer weather, we can finally leave our hibernation dens and bask in the sun and spring flowers. This makes the perfect environment for a nice backyard BBQ with friends and family (keeping safe from Covid of course)! As fresh spring greens enter our groceries, so do those grilling appliances. So grab a beer and your sunglasses and get grilling in some perfect weather😎

1. BBQ Tool Set


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The necessity of all necessities, this BBQ Grill Tool Set, has absolutely every tool you need to grill anywhere and at any time. Including 23 pieces, ranging from a meat thermometer to multiple grill heads, this bbq tool set is surprisingly compact, lightweight, and easy to carry.  All tools are made of stainless steel and can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit without burning. It’s incredibly affordable at $33.29 on Amazon, so go ahead and order this set and live out your grilling dreams! 

2. Drink Dispenser + Cooler


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You can’t leave out the classic beverage dispenser when talking about a backyard BBQ! This 1 Gallon Glass Beverage Dispenser is made of durable glass and also features an ice cylinder that goes directly into the dispenser to keep the drink cooled and refreshing all day. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a storage bucket to hold your ice-cold drinks, then check out this classic, inexpensive stainless steel tub. If you’re looking for an actual cooler that’s fully insulated and portable, then check out this Igloo Camping Cooler!

3. Himalayan Salt Block + Wood Planks


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It’s no secret that grilling is all about that wonderful, smoky taste we all know and love. Many grilling aficionados swear by wood planks, which are placed on top of the grill to give your meats and other foods that natural smoky, fragrant flavor. We recommend this all-natural Cedar BBQ Plank that comes in a pack of 6! Another popular option that has taken the grilling community by storm are these Himalayan Salt Blocks. Not only do these blocks give a nice, aesthetic presentation, but they also naturally salt your food. Don’t worry about oversalting your food, though. These blocks are made from 100% Himlayan salt, which is milder in flavor. We definitely recommend you check this one out! 

4. Hammock + Bug Repellent 


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Okay, maybe a hammock isn’t necessarily a grilling essential, but it certainly comes in handy during your breaks! Just imagine lying on the hammock, a light breeze tickling your face and the sun warming your body perfectly. You’ve got an ice cold drink in your hand. Ahhhh, doesn’t it sound wonderful? For a more affordable option, check out this simple Kootek camping hammock. If we’ve really got you craving a nice hammock, then also consider the more aesthetic Lazy Daze hammock or the rope hammock, which both include a spreader bar (so there’s no need to hook them to trees)! Last but not least, we absolutely 100% recommend this 2-pack OFF! Bug Spray that you’ll need regardless of your role for the backyard BBQ. 

5. KPOP Sauce Condiments

Condiments are an absolute must for a backyard bbq! Wow your friends and family with our KPOP Foods Sauce Bundle. This bundle comes in 4 different sets with all our fan-favorite sauces, so make sure to check them out and buy your favorite one! This versatile set can also be used as a part of your marinade when soaking your meats and other ingredients. If this is your first time buying a set, we recommend the K-Town set, which includes our Honey Glaze, Kimchi Mayo, and XXX Chili Sauce. That’s not all! Decorate your grill and appliances with our sticker pack and pull your hair back with our bandana, which are all included in this bundle. Don’t miss out and buy our sauces here!!!

6. Grilling Cookbooks 


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For grilling beginners and aficionados alike, check this bestseller grilling cookbook out! With over 8,000 reviews on Amazon, it’s a wonderful book if you’re looking to smoke your meats and ingredients to perfection. Other popular grilling cookbook options include Rodney Scott's World of BBQ, Rinella's The MeatEater, and Goldwyn's Meathead. For those who don’t yet own grills or simply like to stay inside, check out this indoor grilling cookbook. For an Asian twist to BBQ, check out the Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill book. Finally, for vegetarians and vegans alike, the Charred cookbook offers a complete guide to vegetarian grilling and barbecuing!

7. Lighting


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Nothing says ambience like nice outdoor lighting. Rather than buying new lights for your backyard BBQ, consider repurposing your holiday lights or taking out your mason jars and putting firefly lights in them. If you haven’t got either, then buy these inexpensive, battery-powered, waterproof fairy lights or these globe-shaped fairy lights.  Another popular backyard BBQ staple are outdoor tiki torches!

8. Compost and Recycle!


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We all know from personal experience that any food-related outdoor activity usually creates a loooot of waste. For that reason, consider investing in compostable plates or cutlery to make sure you’re keeping our Earth clean. Another tip we have for you is to set up separate trash bags ahead of time for your recyclables, compost, and other trash. This will save the hassle of sorting it out later! 

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