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Welcome to Go Shindig! Your one-stop shop for all your outdoor entertaining needs. Our primary focus is to engage with you and share our expertise & knowledge. Our regular articles will support you in a successful outdoor shindig with your family and friends. Be it the classic alfresco summer picnic, grilling meats on hot coals or a simple trendy cocktail you’re after, we wont disappoint you.

Below you’ll find all our outdoor entertaining ideas, tips and hacks. Feel free to join the conversations in our comment sections or on social media, adding your insight to the topics covered is greatly received. Or send us an email with your own ideas – we love hearing from our readers

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Hot Coals & Smoking Meats – Grilling Articles

Best Meats to Smoke

Smoking meats is a time-honored tradition, and whether you’re a novice or a pro, breaking out the old smoker is always a day of cooking fun

Best BBQ grill mats

Using a Grill Mat

Grill mats are fast becoming the must-have BBQ accessory and I can say that it is more than justifiable.

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Portable BBQ Grills

The best portable BBQ grill is one that can easily be carry along with the other provisions you’ll be bringing to your outdoor shindig

Best BBQ cookbooks

BBQ Cookbooks

Here is my opinion on the best BBQ, grilling and smoking cookbooks written by experts in the field of outdoor cooking

Gifts for BBQ lovers

Grilling Gift Ideas

A selection of the best BBQ gift ideas that will suit all budgets and every occasion.

Stay Safe with BBQ Gloves

When most people think of gloves it’s to keep their hand’s warm. Not so with BBQ gloves – they stop burns, cuts and germs

Meat Injecting Guide

Learn why you should use a marinade injector, what meats to inject and what flavors to use.

How to clean your grill

Cleaning your Grill

Even though this happens to you every time you throw a BBQ party, it always comes as a shock – The grill grates need cleaning

Best BBQ Aprons

Grilling with Style

BBQ aprons – The ultimate style item for backyard grillers. We have the lowdown on all the best BBQ apron styles

Picnic Adventures

Picnic Packed and Ready!

Here you’ll find all the best picnic food ideas, picnic equipment, tips & tricks for a well planned event.

Select a picnic from around the world, choose a flag for a picnic idea relating to that country. Our aim is to inspire

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Up your picnic game with the best equipment. Start with reading our picnic classics, such as

before perusing the rest of our picnic supplies articles.

The most important part of any picnic is the food. Don’t be that guy with all the gear and no idea, read our picnic food articles to show off your entertaining skills to all your friends and family.

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