Response to Huffington Post’s Healthy BBQ Eating Tips

Posted by Jason on May 24, 2013

The Huffington PostThis morning I was sent an article from Huffington Post entitled “5 Tips For Eating Healthfully At A Cookout”. Simply reading the title made me want to report the sender to my ISP for violating spamming regulations, but for some reason I felt compelled to click on the link to see what kind of shenanigans the folks over at Huff Post were spewing. What I found was a list of ridiculousness that was more absurd than anything I could have ever imagined. Somehow they managed to suck the heart and soul out of America’s only true cuisine just before the weekend we pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. And as such, I feel compelled to respond from the perspective of an overindulgent meatatarian who embraces and celebrates the barbecue lifestyle.

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Free Stuff: BBQ Library Giveaway

Posted by Jason on July 1, 2010

4th of JulyThe 4th of July is the biggest grilling day of the year. Not only is it acceptable to play with fire on this glorious holiday, it’s fully encouraged and celebrated. And to make sure the only thing burning at your holiday party is Chinese gunpowder, we’re hooking up two lucky people with a library of great barbecue books. We’ve partnered with the authors of some of the best grilling books around to make sure your outdoor grilling skills are top-notch come this 4th of July.

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Super Bowl Recipes: Ben Roethlis-BURGER

Posted by Jason on January 26, 2009

It’s taken a full week, but I’ve finally managed to dig myself out from under the mountain of hate mail I received from posting a vegetable recipe on our BBQ site. Well, we’ve heard your complaints and now we’re firing back with a Super Bowl themed recipe that’s sure to satisfy your carnivorous tendencies.

When Ben Roethlisberger burst onto the NFL scene in his rookie season, local Pittsburgh restaurant Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop anointed him with the highest honor a young athlete can receive…his own personal sandwich.  By pulling inspiration from Big Ben’s physical prowess and on-field abilities, the guys at Peppi’s came up with a unique blend of beef, sausage, eggs, cheese and onions to represent their young stud.  Here we are a few years later and Mr. Roethlisberger has once again led his team into the biggest game of the year.  To honor their accomplishment, we’re paying tribute to the Steel Curtain by constructing this new found Pittsburgh classic…with a few slight modifications!

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The Basics Of High Altitude Grilling

Posted by Aaron on November 28, 2008

High Altitude GrillingThis Thanksgiving I made my way to the Denver area to visit my brother, and I decided to touch upon the topic of grilling at high altitudes (5000-8000 feet above sea level). At higher altitudes, there is lower air pressure and as a result the boiling point of water drops. At sea level, water normally boils at 212′ F while at 7,000 feet water boils at 198′ F due to the fact there is less pressure to inhibit the boiling of the water (this can fluctuate due to the additives in the water, barometric pressure, etc). Another side effect of the high altitude is the liquids will evaporate more quickly so you’ll need to take this into account as well.

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