Lobster Tails + Smoke = Yummy Goodness

I have smoked all of your standard “smokables” a few times. Each time I try something a little different just to keep trying for perfection. But this past weekend I wanted to try smoking something I’ve never done before. At the exact moment that I’m thinking these thoughts, I overhear my wife talking to her mom about the sales at CostCo… The word Lobster hits me in the ears and I’m SOLD! I quickly thank her, explain the plan, ignore whatever she says next, and we are off to CostCo!

We decided to have a few folks over to test this new treat on, but I needed to know cook times for lobster tails… So I did a little research. It turns out lobster cooks quite fast (faster than I had planned, but more on that in a minute). Here’s how everything went down… Continue reading

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When the old stuff is new…

Hasty Bake, if you are familiar with the company or their products this post will come of little surprise. If you aren’t familiar with them, do yourself a favor and check them out at http://www.hastybake.com. I am the proud owner of the Hasty Bake Legacy 131. This is my primary unit for all things Smoking, Baking, and Grilling.  Continue reading

Let’s Get This Party Started!!!

It started with an idea…

“We should start a site where we can post our pictures and recipes and stuff like that…”

– Devon

There was much rejoicing…

“Great Idea!”

– Zach

And the people cheered…

“I’m in! Let’s do it!”

– Denver

And so it began….

We still aren’t quite sure what “it” is, but we’re working on it! What we do know is that we want to share, collect, and enjoy all things related to grilling, smoking, and cooking outside in general.

We hope you all enjoy it!

Tip: Hairdryer Temp Boost

Here’s a little trick I’ve been using lately:
My buddy, Joe, and I were cooking some pizzas on my Big Green Egg for a get-together. This, as you probably know, requires a temperature of around 550 or so to really get the pizza stone hot enough! It can take up to 45 minutes to get the temp that high (sometimes longer depending on how cold it is outside). With hungry women and children running around we had to get after it more quickly. Joe mentioned that he heard you get ramp the temp up super fast by using a hair dryer. So we decided to try it… It works! It works so well that I now get annoyed when waiting on the Egg to get to temperature! Find out how easy it is after the break. Continue reading