Category Archives: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen Remodel

Outdoor Kitchen Remodel Before

Outdoor Kitchen Remodel Picture Before

If your first outdoor kitchen did not turn out as you expected or you simply want to update your Built-In Grill and components Fine’s Gas can make it happen. We took this outdated kitchen island that was built in 2012 and turned it into what the customer had expected when they built it the first time.

As you can see in the picture to the right you will notice that the built-in grill was not installed into the island as designed. The grill should have been recessed down into the island about another 6″. You will also notice that the propane tank will not even fit under the grill and has to be left as you see it in the image. Not real attractive.

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Outdoor Kitchen Remodel Demolition

This is where the fun starts. To stay within the customers budget we salvaged the existing brick island and gave the customer several built-in grill options that would fit within the islands measurements. The customer picked the 36″ American Outdoor Grill Built-In Grill for it’s well know name brand and quality in craftsmanship. To conceal the propane tank inside the island enclosure we cut the brick on the island to the right of the main island and added a Single Access Door With Tank Tray. The customer also wanted to add a Double Side Burner to right side of the grill and that also required some modification to the existing grill island. With the height of the existing grill island we had just enough room for a 36″ Wide Storage Door with Platter Storage & Double Drawer to fit under the built-in grill.

Outdoor Kitchen Remodel After

Outdoor Kitchen Remodel Picture After

The final steps was to rework the gas lines to supply the grill and side burner from the new propane tank location and add the required Vented Louver Panels to the island to allow for air flow. Once all this was done we brought on the new granite counter tops and then installed all the new outdoor kitchen appliances. If you would like to know more about how to remodel your outdoor kitchen Contact the Experts at Fine’s Gas.

 

by John Fine

5 Things Big Green Egg Owners Should Know

If you are interested in a Big Green Egg, or if you are a proud, new owner of one, there are a few things you need to know. First, the Big Green Egg is not a gas grill. The Big Green Egg is in a class all its own, and has been featured as one of the best ways to grill and smoke on Alton Brown’s Good Eats on the Food Network and on Smoking Meat by Jeff Phillips.

The Big Green Egg is a Kamado-style cooker made out of high-quality ceramic designed to keep heat and moisture in. When cooking with the Big Green Egg, it’s all about temperature. It’s incredibly diverse and can hold even temperatures for grilling, smoking and even baking food like wood-fired pizza or hearth breads.

Tip #1: Use natural lump charcoal and good amount of smoking chips.

Unlike other charcoal grills, the EGG can consistently hold both low and high temperatures and can come up to temperature very quickly. Here is a video that shows how to use the Big Green Egg and how to easily control heat:

Tip #2: Keep Your EGG in a Safe Place (Like a Table)

It’s important to remember that the Big Green Egg is ceramic. It’s built to last a lifetime (or longer) and can withstand weather and high temperatures for decades. However, it should never be stored in a place where it cannot be knocked over. If you have an outdoor kitchen area, it is best practice to keep your Big Green Egg in a special place, like mounted in a table or counter. Remember, the bottom of the EGG can get extremely hot, so do not place your Big Green Egg directly onto a wood surface.

Tip #3: Leave the Charcoal Alone

If you’ve used a charcoal grill on a camping trip before, it may have taken some lighter fluid and hard work to get the charcoal lit. One of the best things about the Big Green Egg is that it is incredibly efficient. You should NOT use lighter fluid or stoke the coals. Leave the charcoal alone, close the lid, and sit back. It will come up to grilling temperature very quickly.

Tip #4: Use the Vents, Not the Lid

The Big Green Egg is designed for maximum heat control and can maintain high temperatures for long periods of time. Whether you’re smoking meat or grilling, use the vents at the top and the bottom of the EGG to allow air flow. Want to check on your meat? THINK TWICE! Remember to “burp” your egg before opening the lid, and always open the lid slowly.

Tip #5: Use High-Heat Resistant Gloves

The EGG can get extremely hot and you will need high-heat resistant gloves in order to place the grate and handle food. The old oven mitts will not do! There are many types of heat resistant gloves made especially for grilling. Protect your hands and invest in high-quality grilling gloves to go with your new Big Green Egg!

For the last and most important tip, enjoy grilling great food! The Big Green Egg is a new and incredible grilling experience. Enjoy the best food you’ve ever made – smoky, juicy barbecue ribs, grilled summer vegetables, wood-fired pizza or perfectly grilled seafood.

Fine’s Gas sells the EGG locally in the Chattanooga area. Come visit our store to see the Big Green Egg in all sizes.

Enhancing Your Patio

Turn a drab outdoor patio into an exciting outdoor living space that everyone can enjoy. You marriot-firepitcan make the most of your outdoor living area by extending your indoor living elements to the great outdoors. There are many simple and inexpensive ways to convert your outdoor patio into a fun and inviting area.

Focus on Comfort

One simple way to improve your outdoor area is to buy new outdoor furniture. If your old furniture is uncomfortable, outdated or worn, that may be the reason you don’t like spending time on your patio. If you enjoy a good DIY project, you may consider simply refinishing your current outdoor furniture (with paint or wood stain depending on the material it’s made of) and simply rearranging it to create an entirely new space.

Outdoor rugs may also add some aesthetic interest, while making the space appear cozier and more inviting.

Let There Be Light

You can also add some inexpensive lighting to your outdoor patio to make your space fun and useful even when it’s dark outside. If you are looking for more permanent and ornate lighting, Fine’s Gas has many outdoor gas lighting solutions, ranging from tiki torches to wall lights.

Add Foliage

Some simple lawn and gardening work can transform your drab patio into a spectacular outdoor living space. Spend a weekend planting new flowers and plants around your patio, and show your lawn some TLC. Improving the vegetation around your patio will create a healthier and richer environment for everyone to enjoy. New flowers and trees may also draw in birds and other wildlife, which can enhance the natural ambience of your outdoor space.

Build a Fire Pit

Building a fire pit is a great feature for any outdoor space. Having a fire pit in your patio creates a warm and cozy atmosphere where friends and family can gather around and enjoy each other’s company. Fine’s gas has several fire pits to fit any outdoor living space.

Turn It Into a Kitchen

Green Egg Outdoor KitchenIf you are looking to go all out with your outdoor living space, you may consider constructing an outdoor kitchen. Whether you’d prefer to purchase three-in-one outdoor kitchen island or to build a fully-custom outdoor kitchen, the staff at Fine’s Gas can help. If you would like to learn more about our products and installation services, contact us!

Big Green Egg Outdoor Kitchen

When designing an outdoor kitchen most commonly a built-in gas grill is desired. With many options available in today’s market we’re seeing more folks incorporate the Big Green Egg charcoal grill into their outdoor space along with an American Outdoor Grill or a Fire Magic gas grill as a norm. The kitchen pictured below is unique simple because it features the Green Egg  as the only grill and is dressed out with a power burner, outdoor refrigerator, sink and several storage doors and drawers.

Green Egg Outdoor Kitchen