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|Smoke Signals is the free email newsletter from Barbecue Whisperer & Hedonism Evangelist, Meathead Goldwyn and AmazingRibs.com. I use it to tell folks about new stuff in Grillandia. If you like my work, please click here to . And remember: No rules in the bedroom or dining room!|
|Beer Can Chicken Debunked (And It Is Dangerous)|
Yes, I know Beer Can Chicken tastes wonderful. Yes, I know your neighbors and family think your Beer Can Chicken is fabulous. It is fabulous. What's not to love about roast chicken? Yes, I know there are millions of devotees.
But think about this: You've never seen a fine dining restaurant serve Beer Can Chicken, have you? That's because real chefs know there are far better ways to roast a chicken.
The fact is that Beer Can Chicken is a gimmick, not to mention a waste of good beer.
To prove it you have to taste a Beer Can Chicken side by side with one of the better methods I recommend in this article. Unless you do a blind taste test, gallus a gallus, you cannot pronounce one method superior.
But you can do a pretasting in your head if you just think about the logic laid out for you in my mythbusting article. First I explain why BCC doesn't work, and then the AmazingRibs.com science advisor, Dr. Greg Blonder, will show you experimental data that proves the point.
|Stop Soaking Your Wood|
| It is conventional wisdom that you should soak wood chips and chunks before using them in a charcoal or gas grill or smoker. All the books say so. All the TV shows say so. They're wrong. Wood doesn't absorb water (that's why they make boats out of it). There are other reasons. So stop wasting your time and cooling your fire by soaking wood chips.|
|Do You Have Any Idea How Long It Takes Meat To Come To Room Temp?|
| A lot of recipes, especially those for big roasts, say that you should take the meat out of the fridge an hour or two before cooking and "let it come up to room temp."|
Here's the theory: Say you want a steak to be served medium rare, about 130°F. If your fridge is 38°F, then the meat must climb 92°F. But if it is room temp (72°F), then it need to climb only 58°F. It will cook faster and there will be less overcooked meat just below the surface.
Here's a picture from a famous TV chef with many restaurants saying a big ol' beef roast should come to room temp in about an hour. Well I tried it with a really accurate thermocouple and a 3/4" steak. It took just more than an hour to come to room temp. A 1.5" steak took just over 2 hours to come to room temp. I decided I did not need to try it with an expensive prime rib roast. Probably would take half my remaining lifetime to come to room temp. Click here to read the rest of the story.
|Meet Me Sunday On Chicago's Lakefront|
| I will be judging ribs at the new Windy City Rib Classic on Sunday 8/12 at Theatre on the Lake on Chicago's great lakefront.|
The cooking begins at 10 a.m., live music at 10:30, cooking demos from Chef Matt Jost of the Weber Grill at noon, Chef Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago Q at 2:30, and more bands at 6 p.m.
The first 1000 visitors will get my award winning Meat Temperature Guide in postcard form (not magnet form) at the registration desk. And I'll be hanging around, so just ask for me. Bring me your questions! The other judges include Famous Dave, Whippen, Jost, Barry Sorkin of Smoque, Charlie McKenna of Lillie's Q, Sweet Charity Smith of Brand BBQ, Bob Zrenner Chef of Eat Well Drink Well, Steve Zaransky of the LTHForum.com, Colleen Rush the cookbook author, and Phil Wingo of Tailgate Charters.
|Mythbusting Marinades (Try Gashing, It Works A Lot Better)|
Let's debunk some myths about marinades and start with some facts:
- Marinades do not penetrate deep into meat.
- Marinades do not tenderize.
- Marinades prevent browning.
- Marinades can burn.
- If you want marinades to penetrate, be sure to include salt.
- Think or marinades as a sauce.
- Help marinades by gashing the food.
Read facts and details and the secrets of good a good marinade.
|Professional Steakhouse Knife Set|
|There is just something about those big beautiful steak knives that the best steak houses use that I have always admired. There is something about the crappy cheap steak knives in my kitchen that I have always hated.|
So I set out to get a set of the real deal. Not just for steaks, but for ribs, chops, even veggies. When I found access to the company that makes them for the best NY steakhouses, much to my delight, I learned that I could not only buy a set, they would emblazon them with the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur and sell them through Amazon. I set my table with them every night now. Even the toughest meats turn to butter beneath these elegant blades.
These are the same knives used at the best steakhouses (Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's and others). Machine washable, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, full-tang blades with excellent cutting edge retention, beefy hardwood handle, rust and stain resistant, and they stay shiny without polishing. And now they have the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur. Click here for more info on these wonderful knives.
|Fun Gifts for the Barbecue Fan|
Shop for the barbecue lover at the AmazingRibs.com Gift Shop or just drop in for a chuckle. There are more than 30 BBQ-themed designs, about 30 steak-themed designs, about 20 hotdog-themed designs, and more than 30 wine-themed designs. Order aprons, hats, shirts, sweatshirts, intimate wear, and other apparel for men, women, kids and pets, beer mugs, posters, and other tschotschkes.
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