One of the great grilling challenges is determining when food is "done." There are some things you can do to make this major decision much easier. The first is to use a good thermometer to determine food's "doneness." Be sure to insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat and not close to any bones. If you have a very thin piece of meat, stick the thermometer into … [Read more...] about Food Temperatures – When Food is “done”?
So many folks ask for simple tricks to make better grilled foods. Our first response is always that they should try indirect grilling. It's simple to do and can be done on almost any charcoal or gas grill. Direct Grilling is what most of us do every time we grill. We place food directly over the high-temperature heat source and flip the food every once in a while until the … [Read more...] about Direct vs. Indirect Grilling
From: Hosting Thanksgiving can be stressful. Feeding a houseful of family and friends, many of whom have been dreaming of this one meal for weeks, is enough to give even a seasoned cook anxiety. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, it's all about the Turkey. Sides are spectacular. Desserts are delicious. But, let's be honest, they're just backup singers to the star of the … [Read more...] about Maple Bourbon Brined Thanksgiving Turkey
Not so long ago, had someone told you they were cooking their Thanksgiving turkey on the grill, you'd have either thought a) they were crazy or b) their oven had died at the worst possible time. Now, grilling or smoking the holiday turkey is all the rage, as are creative recipes that highlight the unique flavors you can only get from grilling....like, say, this recipe for Maple … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Grill Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Misti IngramUp Sterling NortonIt really doesn't matter Albert C. BreunigNo ... you got it right Dave ClarkeI go fat cap up. Rémy WalleIt’s a personal preference, but if you do it so the fat drips on the meat, that doesn’t actually do anything. Meat is filled with water, and water doesn’t mix with fat/oil. If you take a water filled sponge and pour olive oil over it, … [Read more...] about Do you go fatcap down or up when smoking a pork butt?