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Kit: Charcoal Grilling

Though gas claims to be the zenith of direct-heat cooking, outdoor maestros the world over still rely on those little black briquettes. What do they know that we don’t? Well, charcoal has always been lauded for the flavor it imparts and the fact that it doesn’t require replaceable tanks — not to mention that it’s completely portable.

Since we’ve already outlined the grills you should be looking at this summer, it’s about time we throw together some grilling essentials to accompany your coal-filled, sizzle-causin’ steed. The point is to enjoy it as much as (or a little more than) the millions of men have before you.

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Today in Gear: July 25, 2013

Weber Portable Charcoal Table Cavemen bent over fires like the primitive dolts they were. You know who else bends over their stupid little “fires”? The primitive dolts at the campsite next door. This table is the logical evolution for your Weber grill — just about any model fits and locks in to the painted, textured…

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Today in Gear: June 7, 2013

Sam Adams Brewlywed Ale Best Men in need of a delicious loosening up before their speeches (or grooms with feet that need beer blankets) best act quickly. Sam Adams’ Brewlywed Ale, a Belgian-style pale golden ale, will be available for just one day. Line up at their Boston factory on June 26th for your shot…

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Confirm your searing desires

The Heat is On: 10 Best Grills

Summer is bearing down fast, and no man passes up the opportunity to get outside and burn some meat (ok, and perhaps a vegetable or two). It is, simply, an integral summer experience, whether enjoyed in the backyard, at a tailgate, in the campsite or on your tiny urban front step.

My dad had a saying: “When it’s burning, it’s cooking. When it’s black it’s done.” This might explain the lack of repeat visitors, but maybe it was the limited tools he had to work with that contributed to his cynical approach to backyard grilling. With any of the 10 excellent grills here, you’ll not only find the right one to suit your particular needs — everything from searing steaks, to cooking a pair of burgers, to smoking an entire pig — you’ll guarantee a line around the block for your ‘cue, and a long list of friends who won’t stop asking when you’re having them over again.

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Roundup: Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to make your extended weekend celebration extra memorable? Well, our editors have culled through our latest posts to help provide some last minute inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend, whether the festivities are at your place, or elsewhere. You can thank us by throwing another burger on the grill. Two slices of cheese, please….

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Weber Fireplace

Call it our inner pyro, but just because its warmer doesn’t mean we can’t light up an evening fire. What looks like an overly ambitious metal worker’s off-hour project, the Weber Fireplace ($159) takes a porcelain enameled lid and bowl with some heavy-gauge steel to create a clever, well priced outdoor fire. And when you’re…

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Hybrid Grill

Weber Performer Grill

Gas grills equal convenience. Charcoal grills equal flavor, aroma, experience, and zest — or so the thought process goes. That’s why grill connoisseurs will often swear by charcoal, while the casual griller just wants a steak. Weber designed the Performer Grill ($330) with both audiences in mind. The grill takes the hassle out of charcoal…

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Lite & Load

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

The most important piece of grilling gear after a grill and good meat is a chimney starter. Consider it less of an accessory and more of an essential, because you’ve got better things to do with your Saturdays than watching pyroclastics. The Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter ($15) gets enough bulk briquettes or lump charcoal (try…

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Super Bowl Grill

Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill

Just because you invited 8 dozen people to your BBQ doesn’t excuse you from feeding each and every one of your guests a piping hot slab of grilled meat & veg. Host up and give your next über-BBQ a proper flame with a Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill. Providing a cooking area even Jerry Jones…

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Weber Genesis E-320 Gas Grill

Gentlemen. Break out those ribeyes, salmon steaks, skewers and sirloin burgers. It’s time to get grilling. You’re epicurean grilling fantasies are about to come delightfully true with the Weber E-320. A bit pricey yes, but just read on to see why your next outdoor soiree will bring the house down (and your buddy’s bank accounts…