Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Grilled Turkey Tips

Thanksgiving is almost a week away tomorrow, which means if turkey is your thing, this is your time.

My grilling has been non-stop lately for a variety of projects, which means I'm 3 turkeys down and Thanksgiving isn't even here yet! Thankfully, tomorrow I'm handing the tongs off to Dad. I know he always gets a little worried about managing a big bird on the grill (literally meaning big turkey, not Big Bird). I don't know why. He always does a fabulous job. Tomorrow will be no different.

Every year, more and more people are looking to take their holiday dinners to the backyard and more importantly, to the grill.

Here are some of my tried and true methods I've documented on the Weber blog to ensure a delicious turkey on Thanksgiving (or any time of year!):

Spatchcock Grilled Turkey

There is no better way to ensure not only even cooking, but a faster cook, than with a spatchcock. It might look hard, but it's incredibly easy to do.

Read: Spatchcock Grilled Turkey

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Relatively Wordless Wednesday

It's Relatively Wordless Wednesday, or in this case, Not so Wordless Wednesday. I've had lots going on, yet sadly, not a lot of it has reached here. 

First up, just to set the mood, here's a tray of grilled magic.


Next, many thanks to Mikey Kay of Man Meat BBQ for hosting me on his podcast. For an hour, Mikey and I talked all things from around the grill. It was an absolute blast and I'm thankful for the opportunity to hang with him.

About a month ago, I experimented with this:

Steaks directly on charcoal thanks to the writings of Adam Perry Lang...sadly, not a relative I can readily reach out and touch.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Relatively Wordless Wednesday

Fall is in the air and leaves are most definitely hitting the ground.

As I opined on Twitter, some spend Sundays cleaning cars, I spend it cleaning grills.

Fall grilling with Weber and a deck full of leaves

My only quibble with the Sear Grate on Weber's Gourmet BBQ System? It creates the hatch marks for you. My personal foibles aside, it is an awesome surface for grilling steak on a kettle.

Grills and a steak. What's missing? Simple, beer.

Last week we spent a long weekend in Savannah with our travel faithful, Gary & Teri. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Service Brewing Company. Started by a West Point Grad, and joined by a fellow Army veteran as head brewer, they occupy this dynamic space just minutes from the historic downtown. Our visit and tour were too short, so I've carried some of their love home. Excuse the Pumking, I could only bring home glassware, not beer. More on this to come...

Service Brewing Company Glass and Bottle Opener

Enjoy our Wednesday!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Radio Waves & Vapor Trails

There are lot of great things happening right now, so while I'm doing lots of grilling, it's not all necessarily in the backyard.

My thanks to fellow Buckeye, Greg Rempe, of the BBQ Central Radio Show for having me on a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun and I managed to not commit any major gaffes. A win on both fronts.

If you are not already a subscriber to Greg's feed, or missed the live show, here's the video archive version queued up to my segment.

Continuing the podcast theme, I had a great time talking with Mikey at Man Meat BBQ earlier this week. Follow ManMeatBBQ on Instagram and check back later this month when he posts our chat.

Weber Qs on Video Shoot

Finally, I'll talk more about it later, but last week I was in LA grilling for another Weber video shoot. It was a fantastic time with some incredibly creative people I'm proud to call friends. Best yet, on this shoot, I spent not only time in front of the grill, but in front of the lens. More to come...grill on!

Weber Grills Video Shoot

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

How to Grill Lobster Tail: Video

One of my more popular posts over on the Weber blog is about grilling lobster tail. Grilling something like a lobster tail can seem daunting for two big reasons: lobster is usually a special treat and lobster can be expensive. The last thing anyone wants to do is screw up something that is expensive and not a frequent guest on the grill.

Fortunately, lobster is so incredibly easy to grill, I can cover the whole process in 2 minutes. There is no reason lobster tails can be anything less than stellar, even if you only grill them twice a year.

Note: I was compensated by Weber grills for the creation of this video.