Products & Tips

I Switched to a Pellet Grill

I used to think pellet grills were cheating. If you didn’t have to tend to the BBQ all day, making slight adjustments to the vents, you weren’t really a BBQ artist. If I’m being honest with myself, that was just a good excuse to drink beer all day on the back porch. At the end…

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  April 6, 2020

The GrillGun Charcoal Starter

There are a lot of options for charcoal starters these days. Electric blowers, torches, chimneys, etc. This Kickstarter project is one of the latest and has over 3500 backers as of this post. As many people point out in the comments, there are many propane torches for sale for a lot cheaper from stores like…

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  June 30, 2019

WG Portable Grill by Wolf and Grizzly

We were boating a few months ago and met some friends on an island in Tampa Bay. Our friends had a brand new propane grill for their boat but forgot the regulator for the propane tank. We ended up making a makeshift stand for the grill’s grate and grilled our burgers over an open fire…

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  May 13, 2019

3 Options for Lighting Charcoal

I love my Looftlighter but I’m not always close to an electrical outlet when I am grilling with charcoal. This video shows 3 other techniques for lighting your charcoal. Although the torch looks fun, my go-to is a balled up paper towel soaked in cooking oil. Any cooking oil will do and paper towels are…

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  May 8, 2019

Key and Peele: Kobe Beef Burgers

I really miss the Key and Peele show, they are hilarious. In this skit, we see what happens when a guy manning the grill throws the $39/pound Kobe burgers on right next to the frozen patties. I about lost it when he smacked the ketchup out of his hand and ran around steeling back his…

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  May 3, 2019

Catch and Grill Your Own Shrimp; Taiwan’s Shrimp Bars

I could really get into this, a marriage of my two obsessions of fishing and grilling (looks like they serve beer too, so that’s a trifecta). There are bars in Taiwan that allow you to catch and cook your own shrimp. As the video says, “pool to table” seafood. Of course, I would probably get…

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  May 2, 2019

Seafood Vendor Grills Tuna Steaks with a Blow Torch

We catch blackfin tuna here in Florida and we will often take some soy sauce to the cleaning table and have a few pieces while filleting the fish. Nothing beats fresh tuna and nothing ruins it like over-cooking. The video below shows a Japanese seafood vendor who has come up with a pretty low tech…

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  April 26, 2019

Video: 5 Steak Grilling Tips

Did you know cows outnumber humans 4 to 1 in Uruguay? I’ll have to find a way to drop that new knowledge in a random conversation today. This new video from USA Today features 5 steak grilling tips from Uruguayan chef Lucia Soria. Some of these tips are controversial. For example, I don’t personally think…

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  April 24, 2019