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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

Grilling Products View All Grilling Products

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

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 Guides View All How-Tos

Smoking Lunch in a Hollow Tree

I thought I was doing a good job with “reduce, reuse, recycle” by building my own BBQ smoker out of an old drum. These guys take that concept to a whole new level by roasting and smoking their lunch in an old, hollow tree. The tree is hollow throughout so they were even able to…

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  April 23, 2019

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

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.