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In Topic: WOW ! First of June. What's cookin' ?

01 June 2015 - 06:44 AM

I put tuna steaks on the grill last night. First time for that. I used a marinade recipe that I found online. Turned out pretty good.

In Topic: Clueless "experts"

29 May 2015 - 07:18 AM

I love MC Escher's latest album...

I got it on vinyl at this great little store. You've probably never heard of it.

But seriously- they don't show all of the people who say they've never heard of X band.


20 May 2015 - 01:01 PM

I'm fond of this one.

In Topic: I got my first gas grill over the weekend

19 May 2015 - 06:32 PM

Oh- I forgot to add: I did get a second grill. An all stainless Jenn-Air off Craigslist. It has the ceramic burner on the back wall for the rotisserie. Also forgot to mention that both will run on natural gas when I get a gas line run from the meter to the patio. The Jenn-Air is already natural gas. The Brinkmann is propane for now, but I got a conversion kit for it.


The rotisserie basket is scheduled to arrive on Friday. I'll test it out with veggies and give a report. The guy makes two models; one is 18" long and the other is 24.5". I got the longer one. It was $175 on eBay. That may sound expensive, but I shopped around and found out it's a pretty darn good price. I've seen cylinders made of perforated stainless that are aimed at home coffee roasters. They are smaller and cost more. There is of course more than one size, but the smallest I saw was $275 or so.

In Topic: I got my first gas grill over the weekend

18 May 2015 - 06:00 PM

Hmmm...  I am in the market for a new grill.  Is that the Brinkman Dual Sear 5 burner model # 810-6630-S  ?  ...

Same grill. First impressions are...thumbs up! However, it is a budget model for a grill of this size. Much of it is thin sheet steel, either painted or powder coated (not sure which), with stainless in the right spots. Most of the right spots, anyway. A more expensive grill will have more stainless. I think that with regular cleaning and maintenance, it should give years of good service. Maybe 10 years. I base that on the Brinkmann that my brother in law replaced with the 810-6630-S. He gave me his old grill. I thought he replaced it because the old one was too small...until I opened it. Ugh. Rust city. I didn't even consider firing it up.


Anyway- I had planned on getting two grills. One as a dedicated rotisserie/side dish grill, and one for the main courses. Another goal is to do as much cooking as possible outside during the summertime. My house is kind of small, and using the oven/stove can really heat it up. Here's some bacon for the jalapeno poppers on the side burner:




Tonight I sauteed some chicken and steamed some veggies on the side burner. I've even read about using the grill as an oven. I'm going to get a better thermometer so I can get the temp just right, then I'll see where that goes.


A future project will be a concrete stand with fire brick top as a place to cook with a Dutch oven/camp stove. ;)