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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2614
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    Not Grilled Chicken

    Okay, not grilled chicken ..... but thought I would post it anyway. Making Coq au Vin today. Mine is a riff on Julia’s recipe. And, naturally I use my own bacon and thyme and rosemary from the garden :-). I also add some of the techniques I have learned here :-)

    8 oz bacon, cut into lardons
    4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
    1 medium yellow onion, diced
    1 bay leaf
    6 oz tomato paste
    1/4 cup cognac
    2 cups red wine - something rustic, preferably
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    8 oz mushrooms (white, button, cremini, whatever) - cut into bite size pieces
    8-10 sprigs of thyme and rosemary, tie into a bundle
    some olive oil for sautéing

    1. Absolutely dry brine that chicken. Mine has been dry brining for about 24 hours now. I get salt directly on the meat, into the cavity of the bird and onto the skin. Then I leave it in the fridge for 24 hours.

    2. Day of, cut your chicken up into pieces and preheat the oven to 350F.

    3. Cook the bacon until fat renders and bacon begins to get crispy. Reserve the bacon

    4. Cook the onion until translucent. Then add the garlic and cook until aromatic. Add some olive oil if needed.

    5. If you like, sprinkle a couple tablespoons of flour over the chicken as you cook it. Brown the chicken, working in batches. 4-5 minutes per side, get each side a deep golden brown

    6. Remove the chicken and reserve

    7. Deglaze the pot with a few ounces of wine, then add the soy sauce and tomato paste and stir together. Cook for 3-4 minutes until beginning to boil. Add the wine. Add the chicken, thyme, rosemary, cognac, bay leaf. Add enough stock to almost cover the chicken. Cover and let come to simmer while cooking the mushrooms

    8. In a separate pan, sauté the mushrooms to golden brown.

    9. Add mushrooms to the pot, make sure the liquid is simmering. Put covered pot in the oven. Cook until chicken is braised tender, about 45-60 minutes.

    10. Reserve the chicken, bring liquid to a slow boil on stove top and simmer to reduce to desired thickness. I like it when it will coat the back side of a spoon.

    11. Add bacon and chicken back to liquid and allow to reheat, 5-10 minutes.

    Serve over fresh pasta or mashed potatoes (or even roasted potatoes, if you like)

    I’m just starting, so I will post more pictures as I go. Heres my prep work

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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2614
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #2
    Don’t forget to sample the wine and the cognac and make sure it is good enough for your dish :-)

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    • EdF
      EdF commented
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      Spoken like a man who knows his s**t!

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      That would have never occurred to me....

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      CaptainMike I’m sure that’s right .... NOT
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2614
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #3
    Grabbed the fresh herbs out of the garden and chopped the chicken. Still got about 90 minutes before I actually start cooking, so you guys have to put up with me :-)

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    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      CaptainMike it froze up here last week. But some of the herbs are still okay, so I harvested and used ‘em

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Lucky man, we're talking about doing an indoor setup. It absolutely galls me to have to buy herbs from a store during winter. Same with zucchini!

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      CaptainMike harvest them, chop ‘em up, mix ‘em with some olive oil and put it in ice cube trays. Once frozen, pull out of the tray and store in freezer bags. Darn near fresh. Also, trust me, in a few more days I won’t have any fresh herbs left.
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    #4
    Looks like a great adventure, on th way to some Incredible Food, Brother!

    I'm still fairly palpitatin at th mere thought of growin bacon, in my garden - clearly, I have some research to git after

    Lookin forward yer results, thanks fer th great writeup, sharin yer methods, techniques, an receipt with us all...

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    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      What, you’ve never grown your own bacon brother?

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      When I was young, we did, but I ain't got th space now, even though my neighbours might be cool with it...
      (It takes a Village...)

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      yeah, I haven’t grown bacon since I was a little one myself. I just used some bad punctuation up above.
  • RonB
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    • Apr 2016
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    • Near Richmond VA
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      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #5
    Sounds mighty good.

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    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      one of my all time favorite winter dishes .... almost as good as Texas Chili.
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2614
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #6
    My wife snagged some good pappardelle at the store, so doing that instead of mashed potatoes like I had planned.

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Nice improv.
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2614
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #7
    Here’s the prep phase ..... just got to the point where the pot went in the oven.

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    And, of course, I had to check the cognac and wine to make sure it was acceptable
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    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2614
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #8
      Salad .... I brought home some pomegranates and Fuyu persimmons from my uncle’s place in Artois when I was down there a couple weeks ago. So, making a spinach, persimmon, and pomegranate salad to go with it.

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      • CaptainMike
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        How do they pronounce it down there: Ar-tois, or Ar-twah? Knowing where it is I'm guessing Ar-tois, and one might get one's eye dotted by calling it Ar-twah.

      • ecowper
        ecowper commented
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        Ar-tois ..... saying it the French way will get you a poke in the eye CaptainMike

      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        That finally settles that, thank you.
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      #9
      "And, naturally I use my own bacon and thyme and rosemary from the garden :-)."

      I wanna know how to grow bacon in my garden!!

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      • ecowper
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        First, you gotta go to the feed store and order a piglet ....
    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2614
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #10
      Ohhhhhhhhh ..... it’s coming along beautifully ...... breast is about 145F .... probably another 25-30 minutes to get to the tender braised stage :-)

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      • wu7y
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 76
        • Gillette Wyoming

        #11
        Hennessy for chicken!!! My God, man have you no shame?? Do you also use Dom Perignon for mimosas??

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          That was the only cognac I could find in the whiskey cabinet :-/

        • wu7y
          wu7y commented
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          I do the same. Go with what you can find. Out here it can be tough. We are not at the end of the world but you can see it from here.
      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2614
        • Maple Valley, WA
        • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
          Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

          Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
          Thermometer = Maverick ET732
          Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
          Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
          Thermapen Classic = Grey
          PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

          Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
          Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
          Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
          Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #12
        My wife and daughters asked for the chicken to be de-boned ..... so I did that while I was reducing the sauce. here’s the outcome!

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        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Again, I can smell that down here!! Nicely done Bro!

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          CaptainMike you should try that salad man .... Spinach, pomegranate seeds, Fuyu persimmon and a balsamic vinaigrette

        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          Beautiful ecowper, I love a goode Coq au Vin, nice work !!!

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      The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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      The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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      The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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      Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

      Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

      The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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      Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

      The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

      The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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      The Undisputed Champion!

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      The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


      Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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      Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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      The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

      NK-22-Ck Grill

      Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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      G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

      Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

      If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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      GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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      GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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      kareubequ bbq smoker

      Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

      The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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      Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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      The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

      Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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      Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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      Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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      PK 360 grill

      Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

      The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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      Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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      With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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      Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

      Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

      Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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