First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Ahh….caught you by surprise with that post on Venison Osso Buco? If you follow my Facebook page, you probably thought I was going to do a write up on the Pit Barrel Cooker first? Well here it is!! Last time we were at the ranch, I discovered that my old trusty, beloved 15 year old… Continue reading First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Ruh Rho, Shaggie!!

The other week, I took out all the insides of my Egg to give it a good cleaning. Get rid of all that ash that builds up between the firebowl and the base. That’s when I noticed this crack along the bottom on the inside…. So I looked at the outside.. One of the reasons… Continue reading Ruh Rho, Shaggie!!

How To Build Your Fire For a Low and Slow

Over the years, I’ve seen and heard countless people ask about how to build a fire in a Kamado style grill in order to get smoke through out a low and slow cook. In fact, just this morning I was asked in a PM about this very topic. If you just put wood on top of the coals,… Continue reading How To Build Your Fire For a Low and Slow

Check Your Thermometers!!

Summer is upon us and people are firing up their grills across the country. Whether they be year round grillers or just fair weather grillers, I bet more grills get fired up this month than any other of the year. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s always a good idea to periodically check your… Continue reading Check Your Thermometers!!

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

     You’ve made it this far and now you are ready to grind your own meat…almost. What? There’s more? When do we get started grinding meat? Patience, Young Grasshopper. Remember, part of the reason you want to grind your own meat is for sanitation and safety reasons.      Before you get started, you need to… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 2: What You Need To Get Started

     So you read Basic Meat Grinding Part 1, and now you are thinking about grinding your own meat. You’re probably asking yourself, “How much is this going to cost?” Believe it or not, only about $100. Most of the stuff you need, you probably already have at home in your kitchen. Materials Needed Grinder… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 2: What You Need To Get Started

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 1: Why You Should Grind Your Own Meat

     I’ve never been asked to do a write-up on a certain topic before, but this week a reader and a fellow member on the Big Green Egg Forum, who goes by the name Hibby, asked me if I would consider doing one on grinding meat. I thought about it for probably half a millisecond and… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 1: Why You Should Grind Your Own Meat