The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke


65 Entries
This is a hyperlinked chronological index of the various BLOG ENTRIES for 2012from January to December. Where the name of some of the blog entries may not make it readily apparent what the topic was, I have added a brief description.

Click HERE to jump to a list of LINKS to other years Blog entries and Blog Archives.
Stacks Image 812
Part 1 about adapting a Beef Wellington recipe for the grill. The recipe involved some fancy indoor cooking too.
Stacks Image 821
Part 2 about adapting a Beef Wellington recipe for the grill. Day 1 had gone very smoothly & I expected the same from Day 2, but was in for some unexpected rough patches along the way.
Stacks Image 822
Le Creuset has made new improvements to their Signature Series line. I discovered this when I bought a new Dutch Oven for Christmas.
Stacks Image 832
I've made my first smoke using a welder's blanket and I find I should have done this a long, long time ago.
Stacks Image 833
A recent humerous experience buying charcoal in the winter.
Stacks Image 834
A humorous adventure where my nose recognized great cue long before our eyes could see the place.
Stacks Image 835
Some visible & not so visible improvements I've recently made to the site.
Stacks Image 836
Slideshow movies added to the site showing what I've been making these last 3 years.
Stacks Image 837
An example of truly bad and underhanded customer service from a company you might want to avoid.
Stacks Image 839
Grilled Paella Do's & Don'ts
Stacks Image 840
Impressions of my first EZ-Up shelter & why I just bought another one.
Stacks Image 841
Stacks Image 862
Using the flat top griddle grate to make great toasted buns.
Stacks Image 865
How the iPad makes cooking & food photography tasks quicker & easier.
Stacks Image 866
Finding & keeping a good guestbook is proving to be problematic
Stacks Image 867
Announcement of a new section on the sites with some quick Tips, Tricks & How To's.
Stacks Image 868
Some lessons about plank grilling were reinforced during a fire on a recent cook.
Stacks Image 869
Cookbook recipes aren't always perfect. Some things to look out for.
Stacks Image 870
A redesigned Home Page that is easy on the eyes and easy to navigate.
Stacks Image 871
A new section has been added to the site showcasing the best recipes I've been fortuante enough to make over the years.
Stacks Image 872
Using a real world example to show the benefits of doing a trial run cook.
Stacks Image 873
My first combination infrared/instant read thermometer needed to be replaced. What happened and what did I replace it with?
Stacks Image 874
The Index by Name & Index by Source now indicate which Photo Entries have recipes with a free online version of the recipe available.
Stacks Image 875
Blog about changes made to the YummySoup! recipe software after the release of Version 2.
Stacks Image 876
A discussion of YummySoup! v1.0 for iOS devices, plus a tip for using the iPad for creating long text documents on your PC. Example: Transferring recipes from cookbooks to YummySoup! on the Mac.
Stacks Image 2540
A Father's Day reminiscence about grilling adventures with my dad over the years and how things today are some much different than they were when I was young.
Stacks Image 2541
A surprising temperature rise discovery I made while grilling a flank steak with a remote read temperature probe inserted.
Stacks Image 2542
A new and very powerful app for iOS devices. It does one thing and one thing only-It tells you whether it will be raining or snowing in the next hour with a high degree of accuracy.
Stacks Image 73
How I became a Big Green Egg owner.
Stacks Image 74
Part 1 of a series of blogs about my new Big Green Egg describes the assembly process in terms of the scope of work involved. This way a potential buyer can evaluate whether they want to attempt it themselves or let the dealer do it.
Stacks Image 75
What I chose to cook and why, setting up and lighting the BGE for the first time, my goals for the cook & the results-including how they compared to the same recipe made two months ago on my gas grill.
Stacks Image 76
in the last two weeks this site has hit two significant Milestones
Stacks Image 77
My second Ez-Up shelter didn't last a whole summer, so you shouldn't do like me
Stacks Image 78
The BGE has many claims made about it. Some of which sound too good to be true. I try to set the record straight based on my first experiences on the BGE.
Stacks Image 79
My first low and slow cook was an experiment in using the BGE for low and slow, plus an experiment with a very small brisket. The BGE part was a resounding success. The small brisket-not so much
Stacks Image 80
The Big Green Egg may cost more up front, but it costs far less over time due to it's stingy use of charcoal.
Stacks Image 81
The Big Green Egg turns out the best grilled pizza I’ve ever had or made
Stacks Image 82
Before getting into a review of Eggcessories I discuss some of the issues around Accessories for the BGE and their pricing.
Stacks Image 83
These are the Eggcessories I grabbed for my new Big Green Egg in my first month of ownership. This entry is for grill related accessories such as shelves, rolling cart, tools for cleaning the grill.
Stacks Image 84
These are the Eggcessories I grabbed for my new Big Green Egg in my first month of ownership. This entry is for cooking related accessories such as grates, Platesetter and grill baskets.
Stacks Image 85
(Description of my hands on time with this iOS weather app and an exciting feature added to the Version 2 release.)
Stacks Image 86
(My first steak on the Egg was my best ever, but it was a bit of an adventure.)
Stacks Image 87
(The story behind my new permanent grill shelter.)
Stacks Image 88
(The background & planning involved with replacing the gasket on my BGE.)
Stacks Image 89
(The real world experience replacing the gasket on my BGE.)
Stacks Image 90
(See why I consider the Big Green Egg Cookbook an essential tool for using a BGE.)
Stacks Image 91
(An unexpected find seems to have solved my charcoal storage needs.}
Stacks Image 92
(Impressions after using my Egg for the first 90 days.)
Stacks Image 93
(Review of a special magazine supplement featuring baking that is actually good year round)
Stacks Image 94
(The new Maverick ET-732 has made some huge improvements over the previous model)
Stacks Image 95
(The Half Moon Griddle for the Big Green Egg.)
Stacks Image 96
(The Half Moon Raised Grid for cooking Directly & Indirectly simultaneously on the Big Green Egg.)
Stacks Image 97
(My initial steps getting set up to use a wok on the Big Green Egg.)
Stacks Image 98
(Blog about my first stir-fry cook on the Big Green Egg.)
Stacks Image 99
(I never realized the profound changes the BGE has made in both my grilling life as well as life in general.)
Stacks Image 100
(My annual look back at the major events in my past year pursuing this hobby. I also take a look ahead at what I'd like to accomplish in the year to come.)
Stacks Image 101
(I've achieved a certain comfort level with wok cooking fairly quickly. The entry covers the items I've learned are some of the keys to success.)
Stacks Image 102
(I will admit to being skeptical about all of the claims made regarding the seasoning of a wok and it's virtues. I am here to tell you it is all true. )
Stacks Image 2589
A recap of what has turned out to be my best year grilling & smoking ever.
Stacks Image 2592
A silly mistake resulted in temperature reading variations like I've never experienced before.
Stacks Image 2608
A second Big Green Egg has joined my Grilling Family