Tailgating Tips

Around the Griddle

Tailgating is a crucial component of true American culture. Spring is upon us, which means that there are going to be baseball games. There is no better way to party at a baseball game than tailgating. So, if you are planning your next big tailgating adventure, then make sure that you are ready for cooking outdoors by following these tips:

Check the Weather

Any seasoned tailgater knows the importance of checking the weather conditions before setting up the tent for tailgating. Different weather conditions call out for different measures. For instance, if the weather is windy, then make sure that the tent is weighted adequately to prevent damage caused by blown tents. In rainy conditions, the canopy ought to be completely waterproof. You may also look for canopy accessories, such as side panels. If the sun is scorching, then make sure that the tent canopies are resistant to ultraviolet rays. If there are chances of lightning, then it is best that the poles are not metallic.

Things You Should Bring Tailgating

In order to make sure that your game day food is best, you need to ascertain that you pack all the essential things. Firstly, verify that you have packed all the tailgating utensils. You should have a tailgating toolbox prepared that contains everything from bottle/can openers to toothpicks to tongs to hand sanitizers and plastic bags, as well as spare batteries.  Additionally, do not forget to take bug spray along. Packing umbrellas is also a smart move if there are chances of inclement weather. On the other hand, if the weather is sunny, then keep sunscreens.

Find a Good Spot to Set-Up

Tailgating Setup

Where should the tailgating grill be set up to make the most of your trip? Finding a good spot is the essence of a tailgating party. A parking lot adjacent to a grassy lawn is ideal. It will help the rest of the party members spread about. If there are trees in the vicinity, then the members can find shade beneath it on a hot day.

Share Your Goodies

Share while you're tailgating

One surefire way to enjoy tailgating at the next gaming season is to be a good neighbor. Share your goodies with the others and the others will return the favor. Do not play the music very loudly especially if there are other tailgaters too. You can either play the songs on a single stereo or take turns. Not only will you be able to have more fun, you will also realize that the others have a stake in it too. Who knows, maybe you get to become good friends with your tailgater neighbors and next time you can plan a trip together. After all, the more the merrier!

Are you looking for high-quality tailgating grills and other related accessories for an adventurous part of the upcoming baseball season? Check out the products by Blackstone, which will probably last you a lifetime. Our products guarantee that you have the ultimate experience cooking outdoors.

43 thoughts on “Tailgating Tips

  1. Mike says:

    When will the 36″ griddle table surrounds be back in stock.

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      The Blackstone 36″ Griddle Surround Table will be back in stock mid to late August.

  2. Steve Geiling says:

    I have a Blackstone 36 griddle. After I use it I clean it thoroughly and either rub it down with oil or use a cooking spray. I have the correct cover for it but the griddle gets sticky. Is there a way to prevent this and how should I clean before using it again?

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      Thank you for contacting us. Try not to use to much oil. We clean with oil and sometimes water when something is really stubborn, then before we put it away we put a thin layer of oil on it. You can get the griddle hot and put some water all over it, allowing it to steam up, then scrape off any excess sticky oil and finish with a thin layer. Be sure and tent the cover from up off of the griddle top so that there is a pocket of air for it not have condensation. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us. 435-252-3030 x 1

  3. Norma says:

    I got the 36″ griddle for my husband for our anniversary a couple of weeks ago and he loves it! We ordered our four boys each one of the 28″ griddles for Father’s so now we are a Blackstone Family!! They could not be happier!

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing that!! Blackstone = Happy Families 🙂

    2. Norma says:

      Father’s Day

  4. Jonathan says:

    Is there any eta on the release of the 48″ griddle?

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      The release date has not been established yet. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  5. TSparks says:

    biggest differences in the stainless version and regular?? difference in life span or care?
    we are super interested in buying one. of course the stainless was out of stock for now.

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      The difference is truly cosmetic. Stainless if you are in a humid area does resist rust better over the years. But the black 36 inch griddle does very well also. The tops are identical being cold rolled steel it’s basically the look you are going for and the money you would like to spend.

  6. Scott says:

    Wondering putting together/breakdown best way……I am a season ticket holder for an NFL team and tailgate every home game……looking for guidance….
    Thank you in advance

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      All of our products are very portable and are frequently used for tailgating purposes. Depending on the unit you have, the 36″ & 28″ griddles you can remove the griddle top, bottom tray and then the legs fold in and lock shut. Both of those units have carry bags for the heavy duty griddle tops. The tailgater unit has legs that fold under into place and there is also a carry bag set that will hold the base of the unit and another for the grill box and griddle top. The 17″ is small and portable and we have an accessory carry bag for it as well. The Dash is the most portable of all of our products with rolling wheels and handle, being as small as a suitcase. If you have any questions or would like specifics on anything please feel free to call us 435-252-3030 x 1.

  7. Michael Craft says:

    Is there a new model of Blackstone Griddle coming out soon? We are wanting to order our griddle but like a smart phone I don’t want to purchase one and then have the latest and greatest make my purchase outdated soon after I buy it.

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      No there is not a new version coming out soon. You are okay to buy now 🙂

  8. Robert La Chenaye says:

    Where can i purchase just a 48″ griddle top/

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      36″ Griddle top is currently the largest top we sell. We are working on releasing a 48″ Griddle in the future but are not quite there yet. The prototype was seen in Vegas at the National Hardware Show.

  9. crystal cruz says:

    no purchase confirmation received payment has come out but nothing indicating when I will receive my order

  10. Tina Shepard says:

    Your are out of stock on the two I was looking at for my family..When do you expect to restock ?

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      What are you looking for? We are now back in stock of the Tailgater and 17″ Table Top. The breakfast kits will be July as well as the Stainless Steel unit. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  11. Abby says:

    I have finally set up my Kabob + grill auto charcoal bbq and I’ve used it every weekend since and I’m loving it! And yes, I was able to cook a whole bbq chicken ( about 2.5 to 3Ibs) by cutting the chicken in half length-wise, inserted one kabob skewer to each half and secured the chicken into the skewer with baker’s twine. You will need to wind the twine around the chicken securely so that it can turn with the skewer. You will be able to cook a maximum of two chickens ( using 4 kebab skewers) leaving two skewer slots between each half chicken to prevent them from touching.
    Even though my grill was delivered bent and dented and we couldn’t get one of the screws for the handles to fit all the way ( the handle hole wasn’t threaded deep enough and we had to buy a shorter screw to replace the one that came with the unit), I will still rate the Blackstone kabob +grill auto charcoal rotisserie a good value for the money. And I will recommend it to anyone out there looking to purchase a good auto bbq grill at an affordable price.

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      Please feel free to get us pictures of the damages and we will send anything you need. Thank you for this comment. We truly appreciate it.

  12. clark jones says:

    can you cook chicken

    1. Venessa Pixton says:

      Absolutely. We cook chicken all the time. One of our favorites to do on the griddle is Chicken Stir Fry. We chop up a bunch of chicken, sometime right on the griddle as it is cooking. If you are looking to do a full chicken breast, one cool thing to help keep it moist is the Blackstone basting cover… https://www.blackstoneproducts.com/product/12-round-basting-cover/ Happy cooking!

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