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Roast Your Thanksgiving Turkey Perfectly with Big Green Egg Grill

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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We recently wrote about a great way to smoke your Thanksgiving turkey, but how about using your Big Green Egg to slow roast your turkey this year? What happens when your 12-pound turkey competes for oven space along with all the other planned Holiday foods? This problem is easily solved. Take it outside, fire up your Big Green Egg grill, and roast away.

Clean the turkey thoroughly. Run a good amount of poultry seasoning to the bird. Set the EGG up for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 325°F/163°C. Use a handful of pecan chips for a light, smoky flavor and to provide a deep brown color to the turkey.

Spread the seasoning generously over the outside of the bird. Load the bird onto a Vertical Poultry Roaster or Rib and Roasting Rack, then place into a drip pan. Add the onion and celery to the drip pan. Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine, or water.

Cook for 12 minutes per pound until the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F/74°C throughout the product. Reserve the drippings from the drip pan to make gravy. The Big Green Egg Grill will deliver the perfect roasted turkey. Try to be humble about your product. No one like a show off!

Contact The Fireplace Showcase to learn more about the amazing features of Big Green Grill.

Source: https://biggreenegg.com/recipes/the-perfect-roasted-turkey/

Mountain Man’s Special Turkey Recipe

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

We’re not just providers of Green Mountain Grills to the fine people of Seekonk, we’re Green Mountain grill users as well. And we just happen to know how to use them and where to find the resources to learn new and exciting new ways to use them. We going to go out on a limb and guess that you are actively thinking of ways to smoke or grill your Thanksgiving turkey next week. We’ll look no more! Here’s how we’re going to do it courtesy of the great people at Green Mountain themselves.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-Whole Turkey
  • 5-Gallon Pale for Brining
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Fresh Garlic
  • GMG Poultry Rub
  • Kosher Salt

Turkey takes a bit of time, so I see no reason to cook a small one. You can always freeze the leftovers – they will stay moist for several weeks if you use a vacuum-sealer!

Preparation

  1. Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. This will take anywhere from 2-5 days depending on the size of the bird. You can also thaw it in cold water in 8-12 hours.
  2. Remove the neck and the giblets from the bird’s cavities.
  3. If you don’t own a pan large enough for the turkey, just go to a box store and buy a 5-gallon plastic pail. Put the turkey in the pan or pail and then add enough water to completely cover it.
  4. Remove the turkey.
  5. Add enough kosher salt to the water until a raw egg seems buoyant. Stir. Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar or molasses and 5 tablespoons of GMG Poultry Rub.
  6. Use a garlic press or mash several cloves of garlic with the side of a butcher’s knife and add to the brine. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Brine the turkey overnight. Make sure no part of the turkey is out of the water.
  8. Remove the turkey and pat dry with paper towels.
  9. Push a wooden spoon underneath the skin all the way around the bird, top and bottom, to break the skin away from the flesh. The goal is to make enough room to get your hand between the skin and the flesh.
  10. Rub reasonable amounts of GMG Poultry Rub on the flesh with your hands between the skin and the meat. Do this top and bottom – wherever you can reach. You can put the rub on the skin, but this will merely make the skin taste good, not the meat – the skin acts as a perfect insulator. So unless you have a huge fondness for flavorful grilled turkey skin, you will waste your money putting rub on it.

Cooking

  1. Place the turkey, breast side down, in a disposable aluminum pan (unless you really love to clean pots and pans and want to use your good oven roaster).
  2. Turn on your Green Mountain Grill and set it to 275°. When that temperature stabilizes, put the turkey in the grill.
  3. Make a mixture of 1 cup of apple juice and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Put this in a small spray bottle.
  4. Spritz the turkey about once per hour. Make sure that you spritz thoroughly, especially inside the bird’s cavities.
  5. Cook the turkey for about 4-5 hours, or 15 minutes per pound.
  6. After 8 hours, turn the bird over.
  7. Use the meat probe the thickest part of the breast, about 3/4″ away from the bone. Push it straight down into the bird until it touches the bone, and then back it out about 1/2″. Leave the probe in.
  8. The internal temperature should approach 160°. Remove the turkey from the GMG grill, cover it completely with foil, and let it rest for 20-30 minutes, during which time the temperature will continue to rise to 165°.

Carve your turkey. Overeat. Watch football. Repeat

Need Green Mountain accessory ideas? Contact The Fireplace Showcase and we’ll open your eyes to new ways to enjoy and maximize your smoking and grilling experience!

Source: https://greenmountaingrills.com/recipes/mountain-mans-special-turkey-recipe/

Electric Fireplaces are Soaring in Popularity and for Good Reasons

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The Anya

Let’s get right to it. Electric fireplaces are designed to increase fireplace’s efficiency. They offer several characteristics that make them a solid alternative to traditional wood and gas fireplaces.

First, consider cost. The cost of operating an electric fireplace can be much less than all other options. Depending on your use habits, the energy savings can be stark. Electric fireplaces deliver heating effect immediately and only for the exact prescribed period required.

Second, consider safety. Natural wood burning solutions introduce fire risks that really do not require explanation here as we all know that embers and tar buildup within chimneys can and do cause catastrophic fire damage. Electric fireplaces of course do not pose such risk.

Third, consider style and customization. Our electric fireplace products offer a host of functional options and stylistic effects. Spend some time with us and explore your electric fireplace options. You’ll be amazed at what awaits you. Contact The Fireplace Showcase to make it happen.

Vermont Castings Seasoned Wood Guide

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Seasoned wood has been cut and left out to dry for a long period of time, reducing the amount of moisture and sap for optimal burning in a wood appliance. Proper seasoning affects heat output, cleaning ease, emissions and catalyst life. This guide explains how to season and store firewood

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FUEL

- Wood logs (refer to wood chart on following page) aged 12-16 months

- Best time to cut is after leaf fall, when amount of moisture in wood is lowest

- Do not use skids, pallets and treated or construction lumber; they can cause overfiring and damage to your stove or fireplace


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PREPARING TO MEASURE MOISTURE

- Select 4-6 pieces from different areas of wood pile

- Split each piece just before measuring





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USING THE MOISTURE METER

- Insert probes into the newly exposed surface and take a reading. No need to force it in, you’re testing the surface.

- Use average of measurements taken

- 18% to 20% moisture is ideal (wetter will reduce heat; dryer will reduce burn time)

- 34% Moisture is considered too wet


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RESULTS OF BURNING WET WOOD

- Low heat output

- Smoking

- Creosote build-up

- Chimney fires or worse


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PROPER STORAGE & SEASONING

- Structure should be covered on top

- Structure should be open on sides to allow airflow

- Cross-stack wood evenly to allow airflow

- Do not wrap in plastic; it holds moisture in

 

CHOOSING THE BEST WOOD FOR YOUR STOVE

Gas Stove Featured Product: Monessen Sundance Vent Free Gas Stove (Seekonk, MA)

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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If you seek a free standing fireplace that can work at any spot in the house, gas stoves are a perfect choice. If you seek a heating solution for property that does not have an existing masonry fireplace in your targeted space, gas stoves offer the effective, stylish, and affordable solution that you seek. Vent-free solutions like the

Monessen Gas Stove is taking Seekonk by storm! They deliver heating functionality with style without the need for any venting component. When you combine convenient size, minimal clearance requirements, and zero need for venting, you’ll know instantly why Monessen Gas Stoves could be the stove for you.

The stove’s castings are handmade in the U.S. It offers timeless appeal, beautiful black cast finish and a robust burn. Jut some of the best features of Monessen Sundance Vent-Free Gas Stove include:

  • Convenient medium size
  • 28,000 BTUs
  • Timeless cast iron style
  • Durable cast iron firebox
  • Operable doors
  • Glowing ember bed and lively burn provides lifelike realism
  • 99.9% efficient maximizes your fuel dollars
  • Standing pilot means you’ll never have to fear a winter power outage again

We are excited to show her off. Contact The Fireplace Showcase to learn more and view the Monessen Sundance Vent-Free Gas Stove.

Your Fireplace Dreams Achieved with Beautifully Stylish Pellet Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Sharing the warmth and beauty of natural fire with your family warms more than the house. It warms your soul. Here at Seekonk’s Fireplace Showcase, we’re in the business of warming souls with the largest variety and best value pricing options that you will find across Seekonk. We specialize in a variety of home heating options, but today we’re going to focus on your pellet stove options here in Seekonk.

Just to be sure that you understand, a pellet stove is a free standing unit that can be placed in various locations around a home. Stoves are a great option for homes without masonry fireplaces or rooms that need a little extra heat. These stoves can be vented vertically through the roof or horizontally through an exterior wall. We carry a wide selection of pellet stoves made from steel, cast iron, and ceramic with many coming in a variety of colors

Just one of our pellet stove offerings is the Quadra-Fire Trekker Pellet Stove Series. The new Trekker pellet stove with Efficient Energy (E2) technology is the most powerful and efficient pellet stove ever designed by Quadra-Fire.

E2 technology helps achieve 83.2% efficiency—saving money by burning less fuel. The standard 7-day wireless programmable thermostat, 80lb hopper and easy-clean cast iron firepot ensures this pellet stove is easy to operate. These efficient pellet-burning stoves are the only stove available with cast iron construction on all major components—proving it’s built to last. Here are just some of the more notable facts and features of the Quadra-Fire Trekker Series Pellet Stoves:

  • Heat large spaces with up to 51,000 BTUs—heats up to 2,900 square feet, based on climate and home efficiency
  • EPA certified, with low emission levels of .74 grams per hour
  • Load less fuel with an 80lb hopper
  • Use less fuel with 83.2% efficiency
  • Exclusive "Efficient Energy" (E2) burn technology makes it easy to maintain your heat
  • Cast iron heat exchanger, firepot and exterior add detail and durability
  • 7-day wireless programmable wall thermostat
We’d be honored to help warm your home with newfound beauty and efficiency. Contact The Fireplace Showcase here in Seekonk.

Keep Your Homes Cold-Proof with Modern Wood-Burning Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Wood Stoves - Seekonk, MA

We should all expect (and plan for) the upcoming Seekonk winter weather to be as intense and uncomfortably cold as ever before. We want all our friends and neighbors in Seekonk to assess the efficiency of their home’s heating and take prudent proactive measures. Proper insulation and weatherproofing are essential tools to keep cold air out. But homeowners just like you increasingly turn to wood stoves as a value investment in home comfort.

Contemporary wood-burning stoves are increasingly popular for a host of reasons that include:

  • They are environmental-friendly because you are using a sustainable energy source rather than using fossil fuels.
  • They reduce electrical or natural gas heating costs
  • They simplify regulation of indoor temperature
  • They are sleek and stylish.
  • They are efficient, clean-burning, safe, and user-friendly.

When you look for wood-burning stove solutions for your home, contact The Fireplace Showcase. Home heating solutions is what we are all about.

Considerations When Selecting Your Home’s New Fireplace

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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We want to share with you some of the more common (and important) things to consider when you are contemplating what gas fireplace to select for your new or existing home:

  1. Home Style - Choose a fireplace that best complements your home style. If you have a contemporary home design, the sleek-looking electric fireplace will perfectly match your modern home.
  2. Room Layout - Before adding a fireplace to a certain spot, take into account the purpose of the area. Make sure the functionality of the future fireplace matches both the BTU need for the area and fits well within the room’s space.
  3. Special Circumstances - Every household has unique needs and you need to consider all of these prior to deciding the fireplace you want to use. For instance, if you young children, opt for a fireplace design with safer glass that are not hot to touch. The same is true should you if you have special need children or seniors that require proactive safety measures.

Getting the right fireplace will improve the functionality and ambiance of your living space. Consulting fireplace experts like us here in Seekonk swill ensure you get the right unit. Contact The Fireplace Showcase, we can help you decide which fireplace is best for your home.

Fireplace Inserts Deliver New Efficiencies for Ageing Masonry Fireplaces

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Seekonk, MA

Did you know that your aging masonry fireplace, on average, converts roughly 15% of wood energy into useful heat? When you upgrade your fireplace with fireplace inserts you maximize the functional utility of your fireplace while reducing your energy costs. Add in the ability to customize your gas fireplace insert with a wide variety of log options fronts, interior and exterior panels and you get a major facelift to your home as well.

As it pertains to safety, the gas fireplace inserts that we install across Seekonk dramatically improve the safety of older and new homes alike. Burning wood within a home introduces risks that most understand and increasingly seek to avoid.

What about maintenance of the gas fireplace as compared to the wood burning fireplace? Ash waste management is a never-ending dirty burden and something that you will never miss. The gas fireplace is essentially a maintenance free asset.

So, contact The Fireplace Showcase and we’ll share with you the specifics of how gas fireplace inserts will improve heating efficiency, improve the look of your home, simplify your life, and save you money.

Fall Sale 2020

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 14, 2020