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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:07 am

scottaa1 wrote:
knapplc wrote:We'll see how this goes. I'm grilling chicken breast for the salad tonight. Film at eleven. :D


How's the charcoal treating ya? I bet you either have a ZOMG delicious WTF story, or a it-got-burnt :-[ story.


i'm a charcoal guy but i do burn things occasionally...usually if i'm trying to prepare some sort of inside food at the same time
note: if you use the real lump charcoal it burns much, much hotter than your typical Kingsford briquettes...i found that out the hard way once
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby knapplc » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:16 am

Scott, the charcoal was amazing. It is so much better than gas, there's just no comparison. I'm trying to see if there's a way I can convert my old gas grill to charcoal. I've read up on it online and most everyone says to just go get a dedicated charcoal grill, and one of the main things they say is you can't control the air flow with a converted grill. That makes sense to me, I guess. Whatever happens, I need to switch from gas to charcoal. Sucks, too, because I just bought a decent gas grill a couple of years ago.

So anyway, all I did was toss two plain chicken breasts on top of this little mini grill. Underneath was regular old charcoal and a small handfull of cherry wood chips. I let that go for a few minutes, then put an old pot lid over the top to contain the heat. It worked perfectly, and the chicken got that nice, tanned-leather look to it. Nothing burned, and in the end I had two very nicely grilled/smoked chicken breasts. I sliced them on the bias and tossed them into a big-ass salad, which exploded with flavor.


I have some pics that I'll try to post up this afternoon.
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby knapplc » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:50 pm

A little late on the pics, but here you go.




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The grill and its parts, and the pot I bought originally.


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The grill, assembled.


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Nice color on the chicken.


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The finished product.


I'm going to do some ribeyes on the this little sucker tonight. Should be pretty good.
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby portisfan24 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:11 am

Did pork back ribs for Father's Day. Turned out great with some pasta, asparagus and corn on the cob. Oh and scallop skewers for an appetizer. I don't think there is anything better than grilling meat in the sunshine with a cold beer (or four).
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby m16a » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:41 am

Marinated and grilled some London Broil's for my dad for fathers day. It was my first foray into steak grilling and it actually turned out very well. I used a marinade made of Newman's Italian Dressing, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, McCormick's Cajun spice, lime juice, a little bit of salt and black pepper, and some minced garlic and onions. LEt it marinate for about 30 mins and had it grilled in about 15-20. Turned out pretty good. I'll probably wait til the 4th of July to do it again, and tweak the recipe a bit, but it was definitely good. Warm outside, the smell of steak on the grill, and enjoying time with the family. What a good time. ;-D
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby lmcjaho » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:43 pm

My grill is shot. One of the three burners is kaput (leaks and has flames out the bottom of the grill as a result) and the main diffuser in the middle is rusted as well. :~(
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby knapplc » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:39 am

lmcjaho wrote:My grill is shot. One of the three burners is kaput (leaks and has flames out the bottom of the grill as a result) and the main diffuser in the middle is rusted as well. :~(


I have that same problem. I should have bought a grill cover. That $40 investment I didn't make is going to cost me big in repair fees. Bummer.
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:21 pm

I've been terrible lazy about keeping up to date on this. I've been enjoying the basics lately, a la this summertime classic:

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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby dream_017 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:23 am

My parents are taking the boys to the cottage this week/weekend, so I will have a little extra time to doa little more than just the basics on the grill. Looking forward to a great grilling weekend ;-D
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Re: Grilling - 2011

Postby joelamosobadiah » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:56 pm

This isn't a very recent photo, but we've grilled it several times. Simple marinated chicken breasts and fingerling potatoes.

The potatoes are excellent! Get fingerlings, boil them for about 5 minutes, cut them in half, brush them with olive oil, garlic, salt, etc. whatever you want really and toss them on the grill. ;-D

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I bought a new grill towards the start of the summer. I found a great deal on the Charbroiler duo gas and charcoal combination grill. It's worked like a charm so far, but I haven't gotten around to firing up the charcoal side.
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