Grilling Tips

Make Your Own Barbecue Mop!

I love the site WikiHow.  I always stop by their place on my daily wandering around the World Wide Webernet.  My son and I have done a couple of cool projects based on their ideas and I think I just found another good reason to visit Lowes for materials.  This article demonstrates how to make…

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  September 2, 2009

Consumer Reports Intermittent Test Failures

I am a fan of Consumer Reports.  Not because I take their word on every purchase, but because they are a great starting point for research before buying a big ticket item.  I guess this is the nerd in me, but I pay more attention to the details in their tests than I do the…

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  September 2, 2009

When Brining Goes Bad

I am sitting here 3 hours after dinner and I still can’t get enough to drink.  I have already had 4 glasses of water and a diet Sunkist (so delicious, you can’t tell it’s diet!) and I still can’t quench my thirst.  Why, you ask?  Because I just choked down a turkey breast that I…

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  August 18, 2009

WikiHow – Make Your Own Apron and Hat

Can’t find an apron that captures your true BBQ style?  How about making your own?  While you are at it, make a matching hat, why not??  WikiHow has an article with step by step directions on how to make both.  This looks like an awful lot of work to me and I can’t see myself…

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  July 23, 2009

Grill Your Coffee Beans!

Really into coffee?  Starbucks just not cutting it for you anymore?  Why not roast your own beans on the grill?  This drum allows you to do just that, on the rotisserie.  I have no idea how the thing works, but seems like another good use for that rotisserie you never seem to get around using! …

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  July 16, 2009

Safety Reminders from a Gas Grill Accident

Found this article today and it was a good reminder for everyone using a gas grill.  Here are some great safety tips worth repeating: ALWAYS use a grill outside and in a well ventilated area.  Enclosed areas can get really hot and possibly melt the hose from the gas to the grill. Use soapy water…

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  July 8, 2009

News flash, Fat is Not Good For You!

I have a news flash, fat tastes good and helps meats stay moist when cooking! The bad news, obviously, is that fat is not very good for you, especially saturated fat. Saturated fat is the most damaging kind of fat and is found in fatty red meats. If you are concerned about your fat intake,…

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  July 8, 2009

Kids Grilling

It’s Father’s Day and my wife says I am not allowed to cook.  For some reason, she thinks this is work for me, so my nightly act of “ug, I guess I’ll go out to the porch and get dinner going” seems to be working.  I’ve successfully made the porch, with it’s 36 inch TV…

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  June 21, 2009

Freeze, Chicken!

File this under the “why didn’t I think about that” folder.  The Kitchn is a site I follow religiously in my Google Reader.  Today they they published this quick tip about shredding and freezing leftover chicken for later use in other recipes.  As they point out, shredding the chicken prior to freezing allows it to…

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  March 23, 2009

My Thermometer is a Liar!

Do you have a thermometer on the lid of your grill?  Do you trust it?  Can you?  Well, judging by the title, you can tell I don’t think you should trust it.  When I was grilling a beef roast the other day, I noticed that it was taking an awefully long time to reach my…

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  February 16, 2009