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Live Fire Cooking: Korean Barbecue Short Ribs

Recently, our friend and partner Troy of Cubbie Hawk BBQ grilled up an amazing Korean BBQ Short Rib - and shared the recipe with us. He used our Legacy Complete Fire Pit Insert and Walden 30” Fire Pit BBQ Grilling Grate to make this masterpiece of a meal.

Gather, enjoy, and share a delicious meal around the fire!

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How To Build The Perfect Fire

In the mid 1800's in the northern forests of Minnesota, it was a matter of life and death to be able to light a fire when needed.  Workers found a way to reliably and quickly start a fire, even in the coldest, snowiest and wettest conditions.  We still use these time-tested methods and materials to hand make every one of our fire starters.
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Get To Know Your New Stoker-Poker

Thank you for your purchase of a Walden Stoker-Poker, check out these tips and tricks to start your next fire with ease!
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Easy and Delicious Meals to Cook Over a Fire

Whether you are camping, or out in the backyard cooking and spending time with your family, all of these recipes will put a smile on the faces of the ones you love. You will have a great time cooking over the open fire, and maybe teach the kids a thing or two about open fire safety and cooking. Try out these great meal ideas this season with your family. 
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10 Tips for Simple, Fun and Budget-Friendly Fireside Entertaining

Throwing a backyard gathering by the fire pit doesn't have to be a hassle. Follow these 10 easy tips for hosting bonfires and fireside gatherings that will keep people coming back but won't break the bank.
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How To Choose and Store Firewood For Your Next Bonfire

When it comes to building a great fire, the type of wood that you use can make a big difference. Accessibility to various types of wood differs by region, but Walden is here to give you a quick rundown of what you should be looking for when choosing your wood, as well as proper firewood storage techniques.
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Enjoy Your Fire With These Safety Tips

Spring is around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to gather around your fire pit, relaxing with your favorite people. Take some time tonight to enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate while roasting s'mores over a cozy fire, all in the comfort of your backyard. Having a fire pit is fun! But having to call the fire department is not fun.
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How To Season Your Walden BBQ Grilling Grate

Congratulations on your purchase of a Walden BBQ Grill Grate! You are well on your way to amazing open-flame BBQ flavor!

But before you throw your first Flintstone-sized steak on the campfire grill, we recommend that you season your BBQ grate prior to its first use.

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Can You Mix Wood and Charcoal?

One of the greatest pleasures in life is cooking an incredible meal over a firepit in the backyard. If it's a crisp fall night or early spring evening, the promise of tasty food over an open fire in your firepit is pretty fantastic. Making hamburgers, stoking the fire, and preparing the food are pretty enticing, and it’s even better over a firepit while enjoying a campfire.
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How to Prepare Your Ground and Yard for a Firepit

It's the perfect time to add a fire pit to your yard. In fact, outdoor fireplaces are the most requested design feature. Many people remember enjoying a warm campfire in their youth and want to create a similar experience in their yard.

You want your fire pit to be warm and inviting, but it's also essential to ensure it's safe and durable. This guide will tell you all you need to know about preparing the ground for a fire pit. 

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