Grilling season is upon us, and as we gear up for a Father’s Day feast, it’s important to recognize that not all dads approach the grill in the same way. In fact, there are five distinct types of grilling dads, each with their own unique style and approach to cooking over an open flame. Read on to discover which of the five types fits the grill!
For some, grilling is an art, for this dad, grilling is a science. He is always on the lookout for the latest grilling technology. With a father’s day feast that includes detailed smoker calibrations, temperature adjustments via wifi, and a homemade cold smoker attachment, his setup could rival the cockpit of Apollo 11. His mission is simple: create the ultimate grilling experience.
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On the other end of the spectrum, we have the traditionalist. This dad believes that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Looking for a chipotle aioli or sourdough bun? Look elsewhere. He sticks with the classics, grilling up hot dogs, burgers, sausage with no fancy extras. Don’t let the simplicity fool you, the Traditionalist doesn’t hide behind elaborate sauces and seasonings making their style one of the toughest to master. For the Traditionalist, grilling is all about making quality ingredients shine.
The Newbie is just getting started with grilling, it can be tough to don the apron for the first time. This dad has gained a lot of knowledge and potentially lost a few eyebrows, but he’s getting there! Despite the occasional mishap, the newbie is determined to pull himself up by his crew cut socks and continue his path towards grillmaster.
The Pit Boss
If there’s one dad who knows his way around the grill, it’s the pitboss. He’s an expert at smoking meats, can make a mean BBQ sauce from scratch, and can grill up a masterful meal that will wow guests. The Pit Boss takes grilling seriously and knows that every detail counts when it comes to creating a masterful meal.
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Finally, we have the entertainer. For this dad, grilling is more about the company than the food. He loves to tell stories and crack jokes while flipping burgers and sausage on the grill. To the entertainer, the grill is more of a gathering place to create memories and share laughs with family and friends. This mentality makes for a great party, but can sometimes lead to a little extra char when a story gets distracting.
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A Father’s Day Feast
Whether you have a traditional dad who loves classic barbecue flavors or a scientist who enjoys trying new recipes, we have the meats and seasonings to meet everyone’s grilling style and tastes. From our family to yours, we want to wish all of the grilling dads out there a happy and hearty Father’s Day full of food, family, and friends. Now let’s fire up the grill, celebrate dad, and enjoy some delicious food with the ones you love. Happy Father’s Day from The Best Stop!