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When something is on trend it has a momentum all of its own, and the impact barbecue smoking has made over the last few years shows no sign of abating.
Napoleon has experienced real growth in its smoking accessories over the last few years. That's no surprise, since they provide cost effective options for barbecue fans. Those experienced smokers and others who are catching up.
David Coton from GardenSite, who's more than eager to check out the Napolean stand at this year's Glee 2013 retail garden show, remarks that
'you don't have to buy a dedicated smoker, you can experience the flavour by using these smoking accessories.'
Originally for preserving the meat, smoking now tenderizes it and adds so much flavour. With accessories from Napolean you can capture a taste like no other. Here's what we'll find on their stand.
There's a PRO Smoker Pipe that is filled with wet wood ships and placed over a burner. Cedar and Maple Planks are designed to be soaked, food placed on them and then put into the grill.
The Charcoal Smoker Tray holds both charcoal and wood chips and can also be used to convert Napolean's Prestige and most of the LEX gas barbecues into charcoal ones.
Finally there's wood chips that include Mesquit, Maple, Hickory, Cherry and Apple for unique and traditional flavourings.
GardenSite already retails an impressive range of Napolean barbecues and accessories, it looks like we are now going to sell a whole lot more.
New products are the lifeblood of many industries and it’s no different in the gardening sector and most of us above a certain age will know the Rubbermaid brand well, particularly if you have ever been in the cleaning industry.
GLEE is the garden retail industry's annual show at the NEC in Birmingham. David Coton took the opportunity to visit this year's event to catch up on the news, visit current/potential suppliers and evaluate new products we would like to offer on GardenSite in the coming year.
I had never heard of Evika Greenhouses but when I walked into our annual Garden & Leisure Exhibition 2019 (GLEE) it was the only product I really saw. A brand new greenhouse brand is always going to get my attention but the sense that this was not only new, but different, kept my focus.
Although the growing season is slowly coming to an end, David Coton can suggest quite a few jobs that need to be done over the next few weeks, helping you make the most of what's left of summer and preparing for the arrival of autumn.