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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
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

Grilling Products View All Grilling Products

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
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

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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
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…

  Continue Reading
  March 7, 2018
How to Make Your Own Pastrami on the Smoker

How to Make Your Own Pastrami on the Smoker

I think I just gave myself the motivation to do a whole series of “make your own lunch meat” recipes. Other than the temperature control issues I just fought all day with my aging smoker, this smoked pastrami turned out amazing. Luckily, smoking a pre-brined corned beef to make pastrami is forgiving and I can…

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  November 3, 2014

Featured Recipes View All Recipes

Quick Brined Pork Chops Recipe

Brining is a process that actually hydrates the cells of the meat, creating a really juicy and tender cut of meat for the grill. But wait, doesn’t that take a long time? I don’t have 12 hours here, I need to get dinner going! Well, that’s what makes this brined pork chops recipe so great! ...

Grilled Cheese Recipes

A grilled cheese sandwich can be taken to a whole new level just by selecting some nice cheeses, something other than Wonder bread and a few other little extras.