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Fairview Hearthside (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Fairview Hearthside in Poughkeepsie, New York is Caliber’s featured dealer this month. For over 40 years, Fairview Hearthside has been a leader in hearth product and outdoor kitchens/grills in Greater New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut. They strive to create partnerships with builders, architects, and designers and deliver extraordinary service while maintaining a high level of professionalism, integrity and foresight. On display in their store is the 42″ Caliber Crossflame Pro Grill and 22″ Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker/Grill in stainless steel. Caliber is honored to spotlight Fairview Hearthside as our featured dealer this month. Click here for more information on how to best contact Fairview Hearthside.

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Smoked Brisket

Kick off the summer with this great recipe! A brisket, when cooked right, is a delicious and less expensive meat to serve at a BBQ party.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the indirect blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it for easy access. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 230-275ºF. Trim the fat from the brisket. Dust a light coating of salt and pepper or your favorite meat dry rub on your brisket and place it on the top grate once the temperature has settled.

Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 9-10 hour cooking process. After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with smoke may impart a bitter taste. Continue to cook the brisket, checking them every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 250-275ºF until the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 200ºF.

You will be amazed by how juicy this brisket is without having to inject broth into it or refuel your coals during the process. There are also lots of fabulous recipes out there to change up your brisket and create other meals with your leftovers.

Ingredients for Smoked Brisket:
12-15 pound brisket with fat trimmed to 1/4”
Your favorite meat dry rub, or just salt and pepper

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Smoked Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is on its way, and chicken wings are always a crowd-pleasing appetizer. This smoked chicken wing recipe using the Caliber Pro Kamado will keep your guests begging for more. 

Wash your wings, then add your favorite dry rub or soak in a marinade, preferably at least one day before.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it for easy access. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 250ºF. Once the temperature has settled, place your chicken wings directly on the grate. If you have the step up grill rack, this can almost double your cooking space. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 20-45 minutes of the 1½ -2 hour cooking process. After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your wings. The meat is cooked when a thermometer probed into the wing reaches 165ºF. Enjoy the amazing juicy smoky flavor you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado, guaranteed to make your wings stand out from the rest on Super Bowl Sunday.

Ingredients for Smoked Wings:
30-40 chicken wings
Your favorite dry rub or marinade
Apple and pecan smoking chips

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Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

Enjoy the amazing juicy smoky flavor of this turkey that you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado. Wash and brine your turkey with your favorite dry brine. Inject turkey under the skin with one cup of apple juice. Stuff turkey with your favorite stuffing and cover exposed stuffing with foil before cooking.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 300ºF. Once the temperature has settled, place your turkey centered directly on the grate, breast facing up. Allow 1” of space between turkey and smoker lid. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 3-4 hour cooking process (20-30 min. per pound). After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your turkey. Continue to cook the turkey, checking on it every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 325ºF or falling below 250º F. If the skin darkens too quickly, then tent foil the turkey to avoid burning the skin. This will be a turkey like no other.

Ingredients for Smoked Turkey:
15-20 Lb. Turkey
1 Cup apple juice
Your favorite dry brine and stuffing

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Smoked Cedar Plank Salmon

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 325ºF.

Remove any bones or skin from the salmon filet. Rinse the cedar plank and place it on the grill for 3-4 minutes to bring out the cedar aroma. Brush the plank with olive oil. Place the salmon filet on the plank and brush it with olive oil. Squeeze two lemon wedges over the salmon and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and dill (optional). Put the plank with salmon on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes. It is ready when the internal temperature of salmon reaches 135ºF. Enjoy this healthy and delicious entrée.

Ingredients :
Lump charcoal
1-2 cedar planks
2-3 pounds salmon
Olive oil
Fresh lemon wedges
Salt
Pepper
Dill (optional)

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Chef Marcel’s of the Netherlands recipe of salmon smoked with Cedar on the Caliber Pro Kamado.

For the video of smoking cedar plank salmon on your Caliber Pro Kamado grill see below:

For the video of an Asian cedar plank salmon on your Rockwell grill with Sam the Cooking Guy see below:

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Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker Overview

In this video below Chef Sam the Cooking Guy shows you the ins and outs of the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smoker:

In this video below Chef Tony Matassa shows you the features of the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smoker:

See below how the Caliber Pro Kamado compares to other ceramic kamado grills:

For more information on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smoker go to this section of our website here.

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Smoked Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

Lightly coat the entire pork shoulder with olive oil and mustard to tenderize the meat. Cover the coated pork shoulder in foil and refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably overnight. Right before cooking, apply a coating of your favorite dry rub over the pork shoulder.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it for easy access. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 225ºF. Once the temperature has settled (200-225ºF), place your pork shoulder directly on the top grate. Now, add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the cooking process, and after this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your meat.

Continue to cook the meat, checking it every hour or so until the meat is fully cooked (approximately 10-12 hours). Be sure the heat never exceeds 250ºF. Depending on the weather and food weight, you should check the charcoal level in the blaze basket around 4-6 hours into the cooking run to ensure that there is sufficient fuel in the basket. Add lump charcoal, if needed. Once cooked, pull your pork shoulder while it is still warm.

Ingredients:
10-14 pound pork shoulder
Olive oil and mustard
Your favorite dry rub
Apple and pecan smoking chips

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Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Place the pizza stone on the grill or in the oven or smoker and preheat to a high temperature (450° F). Sprinkle either cornmeal or flour on top of a large pizza spatula before spreading out the dough on it for easy sliding on to the pizza stone. After nicely spreading out the dough on the spatula, sprinkle olive oil across it. Next, place the slices of mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes and basil across the pizza. Once your grill/oven and pizza stone has preheated, transfer the pizza from the spatula on to the stone. If using the Caliber Pro Kamado Grill/Smoker it is best to place a heaping pie plate full of charcoal in a pile at the bottom of the grill to reach a high temperature and cook with the lid shut and vents open for about 6-8 minutes. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Gas Grill is ideal for crisping the tops of pizzas because of the short dome heat area. The Caliber Indoor Pro Range is also easy to set to a 450° F temperature. Pizza will also be finished in about 6-8 minutes in the oven or gas grill. Enjoy!

For the video on making this pizza on the Caliber Pro Kamado, visit our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/CaliberGrills

Ingredients:
Pizza dough
Cornmeal or flour
Olive oil
Slices of mozzarella cheese
Heirloom tomatoes sliced
Fresh basil sliced

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Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks

Prepare rib-eyes with a light coating of olive oil, salt and pepper or your favorite meat dry rub. Let steaks rest covered at room temperature before placing on the Caliber grill. Preheat the grill on high for 10 minutes. For a medium rare finish, sear steaks for two minutes, then rotate steaks 90 degrees for an additional two minutes. Flip steaks and grill for another two minutes, then rotate steaks 90 degrees and cook for an additional two minutes. Cook longer to your preferred doneness. The Crossflame Pro grills and 48” Rockwell have designated sear stations for that perfect sear. Enjoy that perfect grilled steak on the Caliber!

Ingredients:
4 rib-eye steaks
Olive oil
Your favorite meat dry rub or just salt and pepper

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Watch the video below on smoking rib-eye steaks on the Caliber Pro Kamado:

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BBQ Ribs!

BBQ Ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker never tasted better!

Rinse your ribs in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Trim off the excess fat and sharp bone pieces. Cut racks in half for easier placement into the 6-rack max rib accessory. Lightly coat the entire surface of the ribs with olive oil and mustard to help tenderize the meat. Cover the coated ribs in foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Right before cooking, apply a coating of your favorite rib rub over all surfaces of the ribs.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 230ºF.  Once the temp has settled, place your rib rack accessory on the top grate and then your ribs vertically into the rack. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 4-5 hour cooking process and after this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your ribs.

Continue to cook the ribs, checking them every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 250-275ºF until the ribs are fully cooked (approximately 4-5 hours). Glaze the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce or just enjoy the juicy smoky infused meaty flavor.

Ingredients for 6 racks of ribs:

  • 6 Racks of baby back pork ribs
  • Olive oil and mustard
  • Your favorite rib rub

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Watch and learn how to make these smoky ribs that will be the hit of your next barbecue in the video below!