The Fourth of July and summer are synonymous with grilling for Arizonans, even as the temperatures reach the triple digits.
Take your summer grilling from ‘Wow!’ to ‘POW!’ with one simple, easy to find ingredient Arizonan ingredient – Four Peaks Kilt Lifter.
Beer is very versatile as a cooking and grilling agent and can be more than the Grill Master’s companion. In fact, our very own brewer, Jim Roper, originator of a couple of these tricks will tell you, “There isn’t anything too crazy about it but it definitely makes a difference.”
Jim suggests a couple uses for the Kilt Lifter as an ingredient for grilling baby back ribs. Jim has personally used Kilt Lifter two ways when making ribs. If the low and slow style of smoking is your grilling game, soak your favorite hardwood chips in Kilt Lifter. At 225-240º F, allow the meat to smoke for a minimum of 4 hours then finish on charcoal or gas grill, as needed. This works great for other smoked items such as brisket, pork shoulder, and chicken.
If time is of the essence, boil your ribs in Kilt Lifter instead of water. If desired, add some salt, pepper and onion and boil for about 45-60 minutes. Pre-heat grill, season ribs as necessary and place ribs on grill meat side up to start and turn about every 5 minutes for a total of 20 minutes of cook time. Lather in your favorite bar-b-cue sauce and enjoy!
Ribs don’t have to be the only grilled item that gets all the fun. When marinating your skirt steak or pork loin, add Kilt Lifter to your favorite marinade or use as a marinade all on its own. Brush on some Kilt Lifter on that salmon you’re grilling too!
The first step to any successful grilling recipe is purchasing quality cuts of meat from your favorite butcher. For superior cuts of meat, we suggest Von Hanson’s Meats and Spirits. This is a fantastic one-stop shop for all your grilling needs. This locally owned shop has a fantastic selection of top quality cuts of meat, wood chips, a wide selection of Four Peaks brew and is home to the Kilt Lifter brat. (Another great way to add some flavor to a favorite grilling item!)