Grilling Tips

How To Smoke Brisket

How To Smoke Brisket

“You have a grill big enough to cook this thing?”. The cashier is grunting as she turns this huge hunk of cow over and over, searching for the barcode. “Yes, as a matter of fact, I do”. I say with a wink. The guy in the next lane with the bag of charcoal notices the…

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  February 7, 2013
How To Build a Mini BBQ Smoker

How To Build a Mini BBQ Smoker

So there I was, having lunch with champion BBQ chef Harry Soo, in the hospitality tent of what is pretty much the Super Bowl of BBQ (the Kingsford Invitational). You know, just another day of sampling world class BBQ, no big whoop. Just kidding, it was a big whoop, it was an awesome weekend of…

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  January 28, 2013
Potluck Sign Up Sheet

Potluck Sign Up Sheet

The Holiday season is upon us.  Hard to believe, given the fact that it is 80 degrees in Florida right now, but Christmas is just a few weeks away.  That means Holiday potluck parties and the perfect excuse to pig out on cheesy casseroles!  What is the worst thing that can happen at such a…

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  December 9, 2012
How To Cook BBQ Ribs

How To Cook BBQ Ribs

They say that one becomes an “expert” at something after working on the subject for around 10,000 hours. The concept is that if you obsess over something long enough, you are bound to know more than the guy or girl next door. Well, I wouldn’t consider myself an “expert” on BBQ ribs (or any other…

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  November 13, 2012
Completely Unscientific Father’s Day Grilling Statistics

Completely Unscientific Father’s Day Grilling Statistics

Grilling Companion has done what we do best, completely un-scientific research that gives us an excuse to hang out on the porch. In this case, we brought a laptop with us (and a few refreshments) and rolled back the clocks to Father’s Day weekend 2011 to take a look at what grilling appreciation people were…

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  June 11, 2012
Walmart Choice Steak Challenge, Tampa Winning Recipe

Walmart Choice Steak Challenge, Tampa Winning Recipe

There are certain combinations that trigger certain behaviors in humans and animals alike. Take me for instance. I have such an obsession with tailgating that I tend to just get lost in parking lots that contain pop-up tents and the smell of food cooking. I have to exit the entrance door at certain hardware stores…

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  April 26, 2012
Are You Ingesting your Wire Grill Brush Bristles?

Are You Ingesting your Wire Grill Brush Bristles?

File this under “stuff I didn’t know I needed to worry about”!  I was interviewed this week by NPR to get our reaction to a new study that found several cases of people accidentally ingesting the wire bristles from their grill brush.  The study says that there were 6 cases of accidental ingestion in one Rhode Island…

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  March 30, 2012