News & Updates

Try Out Pellet Grills This Season

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

Grilling season is here. Everyone loves the smell of grilling in the warm weather; not to mention eating the delicious flavor of grilled food.

Cooking over a fire is one of the oldest, easiest, and fun ways to cook food. With all the new grills today, grilling is less messy, healthier, more flavorful, easier and more fun. All summer long, grilling is a favorite way to entertain with a casual supper, picnic or potluck.

Almost any food can be grilled: meats, poultry, fish and some vegetables and fruits adapt well to the grill. Don’t stop at hamburgers and steaks. Creative recipes will add variety and interest to your summer menus. Creative grills will add a new dimension too. Have you heard of pellet grills? Pellet grills are the easier way to grill over hardwood pellets. Pellets for grilling are made specifically for grilling to give your food a whole new level of flavor.

Green Mountain Pellet grills are also easy to use, just like gas grills. Fill the hopper, push the button and your grill is lit and ready to go. Not only is it virtually impossible to burn or overcook food on a pellet grill, you can also use your pellet grill as a smoker and oven.

It’s important to have a grill that fits your needs. Charcoal, pellet and gas are the options that all fit different needs. Gas is popular because it’s the most convenient to use. It lights fast, heats quickly and is easy to operate. Grills come in all sizes, shapes, styles, finishes and price.

For more information on the right style grill for you, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Pruitt declares that burning wood is carbon neutral

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 14, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday that burning trees is carbon neutral.

The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative policy shift that will treat all burning of biomass as carbon-neutral "when used for energy production at stationary sources," according to an EPA statement.

The administration likened the new policy decision to a clarification, saying it will help streamline regulations for forest and paper industries.

"Today’s announcement grants America’s foresters much-needed certainty and clarity with respect to the carbon neutrality of forest biomass,” Pruitt said in a statement. “Managed forests improve air and water quality, while creating valuable jobs and thousands of products that improve our daily lives. This is environmental stewardship in action.”

Members of Congress have made similar legislative pushes to recognize wood burning as carbon neutral. In 2016, a group of Senators tried to pass the policy change through larger bipartisan energy bill. More recently, a provision included in the fiscal 2018 federal spending bill unveiled in March urged the heads of the EPA and Energy Department to “reflect the carbon-neutrality of forest bioenergy and recognize biomass as a renewable energy source.”

Donna Harman, president of the American Forest and Paper Association, said the policy decision reflects "long-standing scientific principles and Congressional direction."

“We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, eager to strengthen the economy and boost U.S. job creation with the support of public policy that levels the playing field with competitors around the globe," Harman said in a statement. "This new EPA policy is an important milestone in implementing the Congressional directive to produce clear and simple policies and acknowledges the scientific record on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass."

The debate over the emissions for burning wood took center stage during the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan discussions, as they considered how to treat wood-burning power plants.

Scientists have long thought that burning biomass, including wood, does emit carbon dioxide pollution and that labeling it carbon neutral is not only inaccurate but could have long-standing negative effects on regulations meant to thwart climate change. But foreign countries have more recently looked toward wood-burning as alternative energy sources that could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Scott Pruitt’s scorched-earth approach at the EPA continues unabated ... Pruitt is once again rewarding his industry pals," said Sami Yassa, senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council. “This will lead to more destruction of our treasured forests and more dangerous carbon pollution.”

For more information on wood burning stove and fireplaces, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.


May Memphis Grill Deals

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 07, 2018

May Grill Cover Promotion

Did you know that May 2018 is National Barbecue Month? To celebrate, we have one of our best consumer promotions running throughout the entire month of May.

With the purchase of a Memphis Grill in May, consumers can receive a free Memphis cover for their new grill. All they need to do is fill out a simple form and send it back to Memphis Wood Fire Grills with a copy of the receipt.

Download the Free Grill Cover Promotion Flyer to learn more.

Outdoor Kitchens Growing in Popularity

Outdoor kitchens are popping up in backyards across America. According to DIY Network, at least 75% of sales of high-end grills are built-in models, not cart versions, and the percentage is increasing year after year.

While there is currently a wide selection of propane built-in grills on the market, Memphis Wood Fire Grills are the only built-in pellet grills on the market. But it doesn’t end there—not only do we offer top-of-the-line built-in pellet grills, we also have a complete collection of doors and drawers that can help turn any patio into a beautiful, fully-functional outdoor kitchen.

Display Discount Program: Don't miss out!

Our new line of stainless steel doors and drawers compliment every outdoor kitchen and help grillers at any level feel like a pro. Take advantage of our Island Display Discount Program. Memphis Built-in Grill models that are displayed on the floor in an island with Memphis Doors and Drawers will receive a credit, reducing the cost to 50% off MSRP. Additionally, the door and drawer units built into the display will be credited back 100%!

Learn more about our doors and drawers promotion: Island Display Discount Program Information.

Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for more details about Memphis May Grill Deals. Come in and visit us today.

Time for a New Gas or Charcoal Grill for Spring

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace and Patio - Outdoor Grill, Groton, MA

Spring is here, the weather has finally turned. The sun is out and you can feel it in the air. It’s time to start grilling. There is a certain joy in picking out the right grill, and a definite joy when you get to go home and fire it up.

Charcoal grills are actually the most used type of grill and they come in many styles. Over the years, due to their popularity the charcoal grill has changed and evolved. The Big Green Egg charcoal grills are grills for those who are serious about taste. These grills use a combination of a ceramic shell, natural lump charcoal and air flow to create a superior charcoal taste. You can also sear food at high temperatures and it will still retain its moistness. These grills can be used as an oven, a grill or a smoker. And a wide range of accessories are available. Charcoal grilling has the ability to enhance the food flavor and some people believe it is the only way to grill. There is another reason that the Egg Grills are better than the traditional charcoal grill; they are ready to use in 15 minutes.

Propane grills are very popular, and are also very versatile. Of course, they run on propane, and heat up and are ready to use in minutes. They offer a quick and easy way to cook outdoors and also give a good flavor. Depending on your lifestyle, this may be the only way to go for you and your family. If you want to sear meat or cook on a slow rotisserie, there is a perfect gas grill for you. You can even cook your entire meal on many gas grills with the addition of the side burner. There is a gas grill for all occasions, from 3 burner grills to 6 burner grills, and everything from built in models to portable models. Gas grills also come with different cooking surfaces and these surfaces give you the ability to cook many different ways. Grills by Blaze, Saber, MHP and Fire Magic are all top of the line, and offer styles for most budgets.

Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, we can help you decide which grill style is best for you, your living space, and your lifestyle. Come in and visit us today.