The New & Improved 2015 Kick Ash Basket just arrived! I have been using my Large Big Green Egg for a couple of years now. As most Egg Heads do, I started with the parts and pieces that came with the BGE and added things as I learned more. Most of the items I have added are useful and help me in some way. Few of them have impact on every single cook I do on my BGE, but this is one of them! The Kick Ash Basket is not only a great idea but a must have for all Big Green Egg users! This one piece of equipment changed the way I setup my cook and got me back precious time I need.
Kick Ash Basket Review
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Deciding to ditch your gas grill and cook on a Kamado style cooker is a commitment. In fact, you could say it is a commitment to excellence! But along with that commitment is work. As you get used to setting up the Big Green Egg for your cooks you look to optimize the time it takes for you to get up and running. Let’s call it for what it is, you want to eat that delicious BBQ you are about to cook!
Enter in the Kick Ash Basket. I bought mine a couple of months ago as I grew tired of seeing a lot of my friends in Big Green Egg Nation use this new tool. I resisted at first asking myself, “What’s wrong with the Ash Tool I already have”! Well, once I had the Kick Ash Basket I knew right away what I had been missing. The ability to shake the basket, removing the ash and small debris was a real time saver. In addition, it couldn’t have been easier. If there was anything easier than raking the lump charcoal with the Ash Tool this was it!
Chad (from Kick Ash Basket) reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try their new and improved design. The new basket he had for me to try had a significantly larger wire diameter than the original and could now be used with or without your lower charcoal grate. Wait a minute (I asked myself) how could they have made the Kick Ash basket any better?! Well, Chad just did…
Not having to remove the lower charcoal grate after each cook just simplified another task allowing me to get setup and cooking faster! This was brilliant and I had to try it out for the first time to see how well this worked.
I removed the lump charcoal, removed the original Kick Ash Basket, and began to clean up the Large Egg.
After removing the Grill Grate it was time to clean up all the Ash that had fallen below.
Next, I placed the new and improved Kick Ash Basket in the Fire Box.
Now it was time for me to load this up with Lump Charcoal and test this new Kick Ash Basket out!
Lighting the Lump Charcoal is easy and lights quickly with improved air flow. I was up and ready to cook right away!
Now that the Big Green Egg was setup and lit I had to cook something right?!?! Well it just so happens that May is National Hamburger Month so inspiration was not far away. The juicy burgers below were Greek Burgers made with Lamb, Ground Beef, and Feta that tasted fantastic… you’d even say they “Kicked Ash”!
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