4th of July Cookout Ideas

by Armor Shields

Pictured Above: The American Flag Armor Shield installed on The Big Green Egg

With the arrival of summer and the approaching Independence Day holiday, it’s time to put your Big Green Egg grill to good use. While you’re looking for fun and creative 4th of July cookout ideas, consider the statement you can make with the patriotic American Flag Armor Shield.

Festive Decor

It’s a must to decorate with Red, White, and Blue to celebrate America’s birthday with festive fun. While you’re adding the colors to your backyard or patio, don’t forget the American Flag Armor Shield. This Armor Shield design proudly displays the flag of our country.

Pictured Above: Beads of rain rolling off the Armor Shield’s protective powder-coated finish.

Switch it Up

The Armor Shield’s patent-pending design makes for easy installation, and if you ever want to substitute a different pattern or color, say, the school colors for your alma mater when football season rolls around in a couple of months, swapping out your shield is easily done.

Prepared for Rain or Shine

Powder coated, the festive designs don’t fade, even when you leave your Big Green Egg outdoors. Stay updated on new designs by signing up for our newsletter below. Available in MiniMax / Small and Large sizes.

Fun Food Ideas for the 4th of July

If this is your first season of using a ceramic kamado-style charcoal grill, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with using it before you have guests over expecting a bite. It’s a bit of a transition from the traditional gas grills or charcoal grills with little square briquettes that you may have started out with.

Your Big Green Egg grill is great for cooking steaks, chops, burgers, and other delicious foods sure to please your guests of all ages. If you are a new Egghead, you might be interested in performance-enhancing techniques for using your Egg from Steven Raichlen, author of the books The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill. He offers approximate cooking times to allow for wings, ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket. He also links to some Big Green Egg accessories that might interest you while you’re looking at the Armor Shield.

When it comes to recipes for your Fourth of July grill out, you can go straight to the source and visit the Big Green Egg website. They offer lots of suggestions for meals that will create an egg-plosion of flavor this Independence Day, including “the perfect burger”smoked brat kabobsbacon cheeseburger hotdogbeer can chickenDr. BBQ’s Stuffed BurgerFlorida Georgia Line’s Lemon Pepper WingsSmoked Brisket Roll, and others.

Don’t forget to add some other fun and tasty items to your picnic table like cupcakes with red/white/blue icing and sprinkle stars or juicy slices of watermelon. Finally, cool off with a cold beverage of your choice.

Share Your Photos with Us!

We love seeing our products being enjoyed, so go ahead and tag us on Instagram while you’re gathering around the pool this summer. Have fun and be safe. You can also tag photos of your holiday cookout fun showing off your American Flag Armor Shield on social media, using the hashtag #EGGheadJuly4th.


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