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The Ultimate Picnic Table DIY

Picnic Table DIY

picnic table with built-in cooler. Genius!


You may or may not have seen this picture circulating around the internet, but it has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I wish I knew where the idea originated, so that I can give them credit, but unfortunately, I wasn’t about to find out.

To whoever our unknown genius is, thank you for this amazingly clever idea.

All he/she did to convert their rustic wooden picnic table into a picnic table/cooler, was to remove a center plank and insert a metal rain gutter. Then cut the removed plank to fill any gaps and replaced it.

All you have to do is fill the gutter with ice and voila! – a built-in cooler!


Recipe: White Chipotle Chicken Chili

Recipe: White Chipotle Chicken Chili

With the weather cooling down (at least where I’m at – I hear that’s not the case back home) I’m getting ready to dust off the ‘ole soup pot. When you can’t get outside to grill, a big pot of chili or stew is a great substitute.

This recipe from is a great twist on your classic chili. Using chunk chicken and a creamy sauce, it’s a lighter option than your standard beef chili, but still manages to pack a spicy punch. I like my chili to clear my sinuses, so I add an 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper and substitute one of the cans of white beans for red kidney (for texture), but you can mix it up however you like or prepare it as is.


White Chipotle Chicken Chili from

Summer’s Officially Over!

That’s right, summer is officially over and fall is here.

If you ask me, fall was here two weeks ago when I had to pull my sweater out of the closet just to walk around the house.

The good thing about the arrival of fall is that it brings with it all kinds of goodies – pumpkin ales, football and pecan pie are among the best.

We’re working hard to get our site up, so that we can provide y’all with our branding irons to turn your boring grill grub into super custom BBQ (what would up the awesome on Game Day more than a chicken breast branded with a football?!), but in the meantime, don’t forget to check out your favorite stores for clearance deals on outdoor decor and cookout essentials. I found some awesome deals today while I was out!


Welcome to the Custom BBQ Branding Blog (say that 5 times fast!).

Custom BBQ Branding isn’t just here to sell you branding irons, though we do wish to do that, and they are pretty kick-ass. 

We’re also here to provide our fellow gurus of the grill, princes of the pit and fremen of the fire with top-notch recipes and tailgating and cookout tips. We’ll also be using this blog to keep our fans posted on upcoming promotions and new additions to the BBQFans line of products.

So, we hope you’ll follow along with us and help grow our community of BBQ enthusiasts. Stay tuned as we prepare to launch this very exciting project!

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