Tag: bbq

February 25, 2013

Yesterday, I had friends round to play boardgames, and I planned to cook some burgers, as it is fairly effortless with the pellet grill, and doesn’t keep me away from the games table. Mindful of what I said on Saturday, I visited my butcher, only…

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December 2, 2012

There’s been a couple of nice days lately, but I’ve either been working, or – if not – haven’t gotten up and about in time to make the most of it.

Today was predicted to be sunny, so I had an early night, and was up by 8:45.

Job number one was to put two pork shoulders on the smoker.
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November 22, 2012

Well, disaster is not quite accurate – back in September, I mentioned that I had been disappointed by some pulled pork I’d cooked, which turned out too salty. I froze it in 3 pouches, and decided to leave it for another day to worry about.…

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September 5, 2012

So I finished cooking the pulled pork last night, and it pulled fine. However, I soon ran into a problem. On first taste, it seemed ok, but then I was reaching for a drink. Somehow, I had managed to overseason it – not hot, but…

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September 4, 2012

I haven’t done much recreational cooking recently. A mixture of being busy, bad weather and not having a working fridge-freezer. I finally got my act together last week and made some pulled pork, using a couple of inexpensive rolled pork shoulders from Tescos, rather than…

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July 16, 2012

A while back (before I bought the cheap ceramic) I said that I really didn’t need another grill. But I was in the local Van Hage garden centre today, and they had 25% off everything. Including the Weber Smokey Joe Premium, at £40.50. It is…

Read the PostOops! I did it again

June 25, 2012

As those of you who know me will know, I hang out on a couple of BBQ forums. Generally speaking they are a source of good information, but there are two kinds of posters who I find frustating. 1) Someone who comes on asking for…

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June 1, 2012

I am just off on a little road trip, what makes it exciting is it is the first proper outing for the Berlingo. First a trip down to Wiltshire, to visit and for the afternoon, and exchange a guitar for some gaming books; then a…

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May 24, 2012

I cooked some ribs yesterday, and they were awful – nice flavour, but just too tough. I tried a couple and gave up on them. This may sound heretical for someone who plays with BBQ, but I am actually not a fan of ribs –…

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April 18, 2012

News about my new Kamado ceramic grill. Had friends round for boardgaming on Saturday, so enlisted some help on lifting the heavy main unit onto the wheeled stand. Completed the rest of the assembly last night, and poured in some charcoal to give it a…

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April 11, 2012

Some of you who know me will think I have gone mad. I had a new grill delivered yesterday. Yes, in addition to the pellet grill and the Weber Kettle. It is a Kamado ceramic cooker. These are beginning to come onto the popular market,…

Read the PostA new member of the family…

March 9, 2012

On the way back from Jon Haire’s today, I popped into Morrisons for some groceries. On the fish counter they had some amazing looking cod roe. They normally come in pairs, but I bought just one, as I am not quite sure what I am…

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