Waxahachie and Fort Worth are Your Place for Barbecue Grills and Supplies
When you think of barbecue, if your first thought isn’t Texas, then you are not my friend. Okay, I was just joking about that, but there is truly nothing like Texas barbecue. Sure, North Carolina, KC, and Chicago are well and good, but they just don’t hold a candle to us folks in the Lone Star State (especially here in the Waxahachie/Fort Worth area). Here, barbecue is practically a religion. I’m sure you know the drill. It starts with the right amount of hardwood coal, getting it to the perfect temperature. That’s right, because no self-respecting Texan would ever use a gas grill. That’s for folks out on the Coast.
Next, you have to take the right cut of Texas beef brisket, and give a good rub all over before placing it on your grill. Then, you let nature do the rest, mixing the proper balance of heat, smoke, and time to produce a barbecue beef brisket that is tender and juicy, with the right amount of smoke, sweet, savory, and spice. If you’re near us in Waxahachie, you can stop in at The Vault Smokehouse, Hale & Sons BBQ & Catering, or Fingers 2 Tha Bone BBQ to get your quick fix of delicious Texas barbecue brisket.
All of these places will do the trick. But let’s face it, there’s just nothing like using your own grill or smoker to do it yourself at home. Sure, there is a lot of time and effort involved, but you’ll be thanking me when you’re done eating something so delicious that you made for yourself.
Now, what do you do if you don’t have the right equipment? Whether you’re in Waxahachie or Fort Worth, there are some great places to get all the supplies and grills you will need to make your own perfect version of Texas barbecue. Meanwhile, when you’re out shopping, make a little pit stop over to our dealership at Frank Kent Chevrolet in Ennis, Texas. We’ve been selling cars and trucks to the fine folks here in Texas since 1935 when the late Frank Kent started our dealership. His dedication to high standards in sales and service continues today, and we are proud to offer you the full line of Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs. Whether you want a new, used, or certified pre-owned Chevy, we are your best bet to get a great deal on a great new car.
Waxahachie BBQ supplies
If you’re in need of a grill or just want to replace an old one, one of our favorite places is the Ark Country Store at 209 South Highway 77 in Waxahachie. These folks feature the Big Green Egg Grills and accessories. These are a line of serious grills that provide the most consistent heat, making them ideal for cooking your barbecue Texas brisket.
The Big Green Egg features a really cool line green exterior, with a unique ceramic interior, ideal for outdoor cooking. They come in sizes ranging from the 2XL Big Green Egg, perfect for parties, to the MiniMax Big Green Egg, which is the one to use tailgating or a camping trip. For those of you iconoclasts who prefer poultry, there is Big Green Egg Vertical Roaster––Ceramic Chicken Roaster. You can count on this to barbecue your poultry perfectly without drying it out, a problem with many other grills. Ark Country Store also carries Big Green Egg accessories, including gloves and barbecue tongs.
The Big Green Egg can be a little challenging to a novice, so if you want to start at the shallow end of the pool, you can stop by The Home Depot in Waxahachie for some excellent charcoal grillers. One of the most convenient and easiest to use is a Weber Kettle. You can choose between a standard one in black, or for a little extra buy one with a built-in thermometer, your choice of black, green or brown color, and a starter chimney. For those who don’t know, a starter chimney is an easy way to get your coals going. Simply detach the starter chimney from your kettle, place your wood or coal inside, and get them going. Once they are red with white ash, place the coals inside your kettle or re-attach them to your kettle. It’s as simple and easy as that.
If you are ready to move up to the intermediate level, you can get a barrel grill. These are ideal for slow cooking and smoking. You see, the coals go in the barrel to the side of the grill, providing for indirect heat. The Home Depot offers an excellent one from Char-Griller called the Smokin’ Champ Charcoal Grill Horizontal Smoker. Keep in mind that this is not meant for a quick burger. You will need to be patient when using one of these, but it will be worth the wait, trust me.
Now that I’ve convinced you not to use propane gas, let me help take you to the next level. There is nothing like barbecue grilling or smoking with special firewood. This is not the bag of charcoal your dad used with a ton of lighter fluid when you were a little kid. We are talking about oak, hickory, and pecan wood that will add some delicious flavor to your barbecue brisket. Texas Best Firewood Inc. is located just down the road in Midlothian, well worth the trip. If you don’t feel like driving out there, you can always place an order with them. They’ll be glad to hear from you.
Grilling in Fort Worth
If you’re in Fort Worth, then you are in for a treat. This might just be the epicenter of Texas barbecue activity. The Collective Outdoors at 621 South Freeway features the full line of Big Green Egg products, including the Big Green Egg 100% Natural Oak and Hickory Lump Charcoal. You and your guests will taste the difference of using all-natural hardwood coal made from oak and hickory in your cooking. The Backyard Grilling Company at 8723 Highway 377 South in nearby Benbrook is not only a Gold Level Authorized Big Green Egg dealer, but also offers grills from Lynx, Twin Eagles, Delta Heat, Blaze, Coyote, and Weber, as well as Big Hat Smokers. You may feel a little overwhelmed by all these options, but don’t worry because the staff at The Backyard Grilling Company will be happy to help you find the perfect grill for you.
Barbecues Galore at 5824 SW Loop 820 is a perfect spot to find all the grilling accessories you will need. From rotisseries to starters, aprons, brushes, thermometers, mitts and gloves, and cleaning tools, if Barbecues Galore doesn’t have it, then it probably doesn’t exist. They even have spare parts if you need to repair or replace something on an existing grill.
Speaking of parts and repairs, The Grill Shoppe at Fort Worth Butane is the place to go when you need your grill fixed. In addition, The Grill Shoppe also carries Big Green Eggs, Blaze Grills, EVO Circular Grills, Fire Magic Grills, Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills, Lynx Grills, MHP Grills, Primo Grills, and Tec Infrared Grills for those who want to use high technology to barbecue their brisket. With all these options, you will have no problem becoming a barbecue grill master in no time.
Don’t Forget the Rub!
Before I leave you, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the key to the best Texas barbecue you have ever had is the rub. Giving your brisket a thorough rub of the right seasoning will make all the difference when you get down to grilling. If you don’t use a rub, then there is just no point wasting time barbecuing. Our favorite rub for making a barbecue brisket is Commander in Beef from Grease Monkey Rubs.
These folks out in Fort Worth have figured out how to make the absolute perfect blend of spices that will stand up to the rigors of a thorough trip through my grill. If you don’t believe me, then check it out for yourself. Making some chicken? Then give their Soultry Poultry Rub a shot. For a real Tex-Mex vibe that is very good, there is Rita Fajita Tex-Mex Rub. If you’re making a delicious rack of ribs, then grab some Redonkulous BBQ Rub and get going. You can thank me later.
Texas is all about barbecue, and the folks in Waxahachie and Fort Worth have all the supplies you need to do it yourself. Grab some Grease Monkey Rub, your favorite cut of meat, some hardwood, and get grilling.