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Fixing to grill some steaks and chicken.....

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by lwt210, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. lwt210

    lwt210

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    ....in thirty degree weather. Well, at least it feels that cold with the wind chill.

    Wish me luck. I gotta find that M65 field jacket with the liner in it.

    Anyone else grill/smoke year round? This is my first year trying it and so far, it works like a charm.
     
  2. PDogSniper

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    I grill year round here in MI. I park the grill near the garage door, half in, half out and can stand out of the weather that way.

    Just a few months ago, I bought a smoker grill and while I've been learning to cook with it this winter and I'm having a hard time. Using the smoker pot coal consumption seems to go up dramatically when it's 10 degrees outside and I'm having a hard time regulating the heat. I suppose come summer I'll have to relearn all over...;Q Big diff between grilling and smoking...

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    This was my old standby till it burned out....:( I loved this ole grill...

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    We grill year around here. The only time we don't grill is when it is too windy.
     
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    I am on a Golden Corral restaraunt kick right now, but normally use my gas grill 5-7 days a week. No smells, clean up, etc. Sideburners rule!
     
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    No Golden Corrals here. Quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of eating out. I can never get a steak that I consider as good as I can do at home, with the exception of Ruths Chriss Steak House and there isn't one near here. They are superb...

    A bitter/sweet story. I've always loved to grill. But I began to think I would like a small gas grill for those days coming home from work and wanting to grill a steak quickly... I didn't want anything fancy, just simple enough to get the job done for the wifey and myself.

    Well, I lamented this to the wife I guess enough times that come Christmas several years ago, I awake to this huge box under the Christmas tree...;P Cept, this thing is huge...! Three burners and a fourth burner on the outside... I hate it... I've probably only used it maybe 10 times and then I went out and bought my smoker/grill...

    The wifes rational, God bless her soul, was that when ever she sees me purchase something it's always the biggest best that can be bought... This is sorta true. I do try to shop often, buy once...

    I feel bad because I know her heart was in the right place... I do bring it out now and then to make an effort...
     
  6. Bill D

    Bill D Millennium Member

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    If you have cable, check the Food Forum(57 on Comcast) for Bobby Flay. He has a great grilling show, just might change your mind about your grill.
     
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    I've watched him but I still love my coals and smoke...;)

    Thinking more of him, I think it was his book that Lowes had on hand when I bought my smoker. I was going to purchase it but there was not one mention of Ribs in the book...;Q
     
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    Since my home is "porch-less", my grill is kept in the garage near the opening door permanently. I'll either open the door part or all the way, or if its really cold/windy outside I'll open a couple of the windows in the garage. This allows me to grill pretty much year round.

    Except, this last week during which I've recorded below freezing wind chills - even an enclosed garage is FREEZING!!!!
     
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    Nobody said it was going to be comfortable, just AWESOME....!;)
     
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    ;z Thats true. Sometimes grilling/baking/cooking in general truly is one of the "Manly Arts"!