ThanksGrilling at Ace


It’s Thanksgrilling time!

Yes, that time when we all gather around our tables with family and friends and celebrate the first time that the Pilgrims and native Americans got together to grill turkey on their Big Green Egg. Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Brad, have you been inhaling a little too much grill smoke lately?

But seriously, this is a great time of year to grill, and Thanksgiving meals can be amazing when grilled. I have done several turkeys over charcoal and you can too. You can do turkeys on your gas grill as well, and they can be truly amazing when you put them on a wood pellet-fired Traeger grill.

Our grilling expert, Chef Jason from 5280 Culinary, has many great tips on his website and for some special turkey tips, go to He’s also got an awesome brine tips right here.

What? You’ve never brined a turkey? You should try it! It’s a great way to get the moist, juicy turkey you’ve always wanted. It’s really not that difficult, either. Time consuming, yes, a bit, but worth it!

Grilling in the Rocky Mountains in November and December is not without a little extra effort, like wearing your boots and a coat, not flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt, clearing a path in the snow to the grill, and taking a little extra time to heat up the grill when it’s darn chilly. But there’s no reason to stop grilling just because of the date on the calendar.

Come on down to your local Ace Hardware store when you’re in need of charcoal, wood chips, sauces, spices and rubs because we keep those all year long. Check out our many hot sauces as well, these make great holiday gifts for the griller who has everything!

Okay, so the Pilgrims didn’t grill over charcoal, but they didn’t bake a turkey in their electric oven either. So when you think about it, grilling a turkey is a pretty darn good way to celebrate Thanksgiving! From myself, Brad Nale, and all of us at Ace Hardware, have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!