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Weber Genesis E-330 Gas Grill

Before you run to the hardware store to buy a new gas grill you should know that there are a lot more grills out there than you'll find in one store. I've broken down the best gas grills on the market by price so you can find the perfect gas grill for you. While many of these gas grills are easily found, try shopping at specialty grill stores for the best bbq grills.

Barbecues & Grilling Spotlight10

First Look: Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3

Thursday April 17, 2014

Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3Bright and red with Myron Mixon's logo on the hood, this $550USD (buy it at Sears for this price) pellet grill is one of the least expensive on the market. While it is advertised as loaded with features, the reality is that this is a simple pellet grill with a simple pellet feeder. For those of you who don't know anything about pellet grills, there is a motor that feeds pellets into a small combustion chamber where those pellets burn, producing heat and smoke. This process is controlled mechanically. On a pellet grill like this one there is a knob that is turned to adjust the heat. On my sophisticated pellet grills there is a computer controller that regulates the temperature inside the grill.

My point is that there are moving parts, a motor, an auger (which moves the pellets), plus all that typical grill stuff like grates (porcelain coated cast iron on this grill) and a lid and such. This little pellet grill has all these parts and yet weighs in at a little over 100 pounds, making it one of the lightest pellet grills on the market. The truth is, this isn't a great grill. It is inexpensive and inexpensively made. Myron Mixon's name on the top is simply a licensing deal and shouldn't be seen as any kind of implication of performance or quality.

It is my belief that this pellet grill is built for the person who doesn't know a lot about them but has heard that they are good. Pellet grills can be very good, producing a good smoke supply while being able to grill or smoke, but for a pellet grill to be good, it needs solid construction, the ability to hold in heat, and quality engineering. This model comes with a one year warranty and that only covers it for defects of manufacturing. Think about what that means. And for the claim that you too can cook like Myron Mixon, he doesn't cook on pellet grills.

More information at Pitmaster Q3

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What is your favorite steak?

Wednesday April 16, 2014

There are few things I love more than a good steak. I eat more than my share of them and almost always order a steak in restaurants. Now I am rather particular about my steaks and certainly have my favorites. This means that I have to force myself once in a while to try some different cuts, but I can suffer through. Anyway, this week's question is about steaks. From Filet Mignon to Hanger steaks, which is your favorite steak?

POLL: What is your favorite steak?
1) Filet Mignon
2) Flank Steak
3) Hanger Steak
4) New York Strip
5) Porterhouse
6) Rib Eye
7) T bone
8) Tenderloin
9) Tri-Tip Steak
10) Something Else (please specify in the comments)

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New Recipe: Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue SauceThis is a quick and easy way to prepare a nice, fruit-based barbecue sauce. This sauce works well on pork and chicken.

Try Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

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Grilling Ham - Step by Step

Monday April 14, 2014

Spiral Cut HamMany people seem challenged by cooking their Holiday Ham (or Easter, or whenever) which is ironic since Hams don't need to be cooked. What this means is that Ham is about the easiest meat to cook. I don't really need to worry about the internal temperature other than getting it warm and you can cook it by most any means. What you do need to be careful with is overcooking. Ham is great out of the package and pretty much useless if its dried out.

 

Learn how to Grilling Ham - Step by Step

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