Products & Tips

Thermoworks Smoke Review

I had the chance to review the Thermoworks ThermaQ WIFI a few weeks back. I forgot to mention that buried deeper in my box of goodies was a Thermoworks Smoke remote meat thermometer as well! Two remote thermometers? What’s the difference and why do I need two? I have now run both through a few…

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  May 20, 2018

Grilling the Beyond Meat Beast Burger

I like meat, delicious animal protein. I’m immediately skeptical when someone tries to sell me on a substitute with “you can’t even tell the difference”. I’m not a big fan of veggie burgers at all. I greeted the Beyond Meat Beast Burger with the same healthy does of “whatever” that I have given all of…

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  May 1, 2018

ThermoWorks ThermaQ Wifi Review

It was like Christmas in February when I came home to a box on the doorstep with the ThermoWorks logo. I know something really cool (for an gadget-obsessed grilling fanatic) is hiding inside the cardboard. In this case, ripping into the box revealed the new ThermoWorks ThermaQ Wifi wireless meat thermometer. This particular temperature-monitoring gadget…

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  April 19, 2018
How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

I was at a cookout recently and watched as a friend assaulted a charcoal bag with a knife. It was a tense few minutes while we watched him stab, slice and cuss the bag into submission, ultimately (and messily) freeing the charcoal held within the paper straight jacket. I was tempted to stepping in, but…

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  March 7, 2018
The Number 1 Reason Your Grilled Chicken Breasts Suck

The Number 1 Reason Your Grilled Chicken Breasts Suck

Do the words “rubbery” and “dried out” get mumbled around your dinner table? It’s ok, you can keep blaming the quality of the chicken (that was just one mean/tough chicken!). But if you want to stop making sucky grilled chicken breasts, keep reading. The number one mistake most people make when grilling chicken breasts is…

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  January 30, 2017
Looftlighter Charcoal Lighter Review

Looftlighter Charcoal Lighter Review

I have a lot of grilling gadgets, so for me to say that the Looftlighter electric charcoal lighter is my favorite gadget purchase in the last 2 years is saying something. Go back any further than that and I would have to count my Big Steel Keg in what would be a close race for…

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  January 6, 2016
Thermapen Mk4 Meat Thermometer Review

Thermapen Mk4 Meat Thermometer Review

We did a Thermapen review in the past, so you know how big of a fan we are. I can’t believe there was room for improvement, but I’m not as smart as those thermometer geniuses are Thermoworks. Did da Vinci feel the need to create a blonde Mona Lisa? Did Vince Gilligan think he needed to…

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  September 3, 2015
Thermoworks DOT Meat Thermometer Review

Thermoworks DOT Meat Thermometer Review

Thermoworks sent us another box of temperature measuring toys to play with this week. We have already reviewed and loved (I use the Thermapen almost daily) a few of their products, so I am always excited to see what they have coming out next. One of the products they sent this week is the new…

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  March 26, 2015
Super Bowl XLIX Party Grilling Recipes

Super Bowl XLIX Party Grilling Recipes

Down to the final game of the year. The big game. The Super Bowl. We can only hope it is as exciting as the Seattle vs GreenBay NFC championship game. If not, there are always the commercials. In honor of the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, I’ve compiled a few recipes that you…

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  January 29, 2015