At first glance, backyard chefs can be a little tricky to shop for. You want to get them something special and not just another inexpensive grill brush or a bag of charcoal. Fortunately, grill manufacturers and outdoor cooking vendors are keen to this sort of problem. Many offer some high-quality options that might just put a smile on your backyard chef’s face.
Wood Chips For Smoking Meat
It might surprise you to hear that not all wood makes the same smoke. In fact, there are grilling and barbecue purists who adhere strictly to traditional woods. Yet, there are others who love to play with a little something special. If your backyard chef has a smoker cabinet or just likes to add a smoking component to their grilled food, you might want to consider one of these wood chip options.
Wood Chip Boxes
A grill master who likes to add a little wood chip smoke to their grilling equation also tends to appreciate wood chip boxes. They’re a great, reusable alternative to simply jamming some wood chips in a pouch made out of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Grill Seasoning Gift Collections
Most grill master and backyard chefs love to play with seasoning blends. A few like to come up with their own custom twists which may not always work out according to plan. Fortunately, high-end seasoning companies have caught onto this trend and are all too happy to offer popular grill seasoning collections as attractively packaged gift sets.
Meat Package Gift Sets
Getting their hands on some true high-quality meats is a dream shared by many grill masters. Though finding the best cuts isn’t always easy. Especially if you don’t have any well-stocked high-end grocery stores nearby. Fortunately, there are some high-end meat vendors who offer quality cuts and unique meats through online retail portals. They are sent to you properly preserved or in cold packs to ensure freshness.
Gourmet Marinades And Sauces
Marinades depart from dry rub seasonings in that they offer a liquid and acidic component. They are popular with tough cuts of meat or lean meats like chicken breasts and pork chops. The flavors they bring both permeate and tenderize the meat, while also accentuating the flavor.
There are some grill masters who love to experiment with making their own marinades and rubs. Though they don’t always work out as intended. Giving your backyard chef a little bit of inspiration in the form of a professionally crafted marinade set, might be just the thing they need to take their grilling game to the next level!
Grill Lights For Grilling After Dark
Depending on where you live and just how much your household loves grilled food, there’s a pretty good chance that your grill master has had to stand out in the dark of night to finish cooking a meal. If they also love to smoke meat, then chances are good your grill master has had to wake up long before the sun cracked the horizon to fire up the smoker.
Of course, things like meat, fire, knives, and hot metal can be dangerous things. There has been more than one outdoor cook who’s suffered a pretty serious injury while fumbling around at the grill or smoker in poor lighting conditions.
It might surprise you to hear that there are many innovative grill lights on the market today. Some are motion sensing, turning on when the lid is lifted. Others have simple switches. They can usually be attached to the grill with simple mounting hardware or a special strap device. Though there are a few that can be attached anywhere thanks to powerful magnets in the base.
Most are battery powered, though there are a few with solar storage cells that are gaining in popularity. Not only does it help your grill master to see what they’re doing at the grill side, but it also spares them having to wear one of those awkward looking headlamps on their hat!