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  • This might not get lots of traction because people here love their spatched birds, but I love whole roasted chicken.  Get the egg to 425-450 and preheat the skillet for about 20-35 minutes, then put the bird in and let it go for about 50 minutes, un…
  • Thanks all! @dldawes1 - gochujang is a fermented red chili paste, I really like using it because it offers some funk and depth that you don't usually find with spicy ingredients.   Doenjang is a fermented soybean paste - kind of a Korean miso, but…
  • Just got an email that they've released a faster thermopop - 3-4 seconds for $29, that is a great deal. It's even cheaper, $24 each if you buy 5 or more.  That's what I did when I got mine, they make great gifts, I gave away 3 or 4 and have 1 in ou…
  • Followed that up tonight by taking advantage of the wife and kid not being around.  Marinated pork belly strips in a combination of gochujong, canola, soy, fish sauce, grated ginger and garlic. Griddled that up, and served with brown rice and green…
  • Editing vacation photos.  And drinking.
  • Helping SWMBO pack for a work trip and pondering what I'm going to cook and eat while she's gone.
  • Also, if you're concerned with price just buy a thermopop.  Only difference is a few seconds longer to take a reading.  
  • Drinking a Guinness and watching the Olympics.
  • ^^^^That photo is at Schoodic Point from about 3 weeks ago.  You can message me with any other questions if you'd like - I grew up around Bangor, around 45 minutes from Acadia.
  • saluki2007 said: Drink lots of Allagash! http://www.allagash.com/ IMHO, Maine Beer is slightly better than Allagash, especially when you get really fresh bottles.  Their tasting room is just south of the Bean's flagship in Freeport on R…
  • Love working from home on Fridays
  • caliking said: I know this doesn't help much, but I'm with @fishlessman. I hope the vegans are considerate enough to think about your dietary desires when they are planning meals. The salad idea sounds nice and easy. For soup options - gazpach…
  • tgs2401 said: I like the Royal Oak. I made the mistake of buying a bag of private label Fresh Market lump and it was crap. Sitting on top in the bag was a metal bracket and the lump burnt really fast with a lot of ash. My preference is Rockwood…
    in Lump charcoal Comment by Acn August 2
  • The Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC has an appetitizer called 'Pint of Bacon' on its menu.  It is a pint glass, filled with cooked strips of bacon. Don't overthink things. 
  • 150 is pretty solidly Medium-well, medium is generally 135-145. I think your plan is OK,  decide exactly where you want the final temp and pull 10 degrees shy of that.
  • Ozzie_Isaac said: HeavyG said: nolaegghead said: ...  Also loved the Newsroom.  Good show. I particularly miss Olivia Munn's character on the Newsroom.  Olivia Munn is appreciated in anything she does.  Heck a …
    in ... Comment by Acn July 31
  • Looking at photos of flood damage about 10 miles from the house and feeling thankful that we only got mild water in the basement.
  • theyolksonyou said: @Sardonicus fùck now I need to fùckin watch the fùckin wire. 
    in ... Comment by Acn July 31
  • TEggSun said: @DMW, they seemed ideal.  They were about 1.5" thick.  I cooked them direct at about 450 degrees on a cast iron grid.  I pulled them at 135 IT.  My timing was bad, so they ended up resting for about 25 minutes.  I wonder if that h…
  • smokeyw said: bgebrent said: Thermapen.  Then learn how to use your cooker.  Thank you sincerely for your service. I agree with this. However, I have to say I never thought of a Thermapen as a BGE accessory. It is really just a …
  • Got 2 mixed cases of Maine Beer Company from the tasting room when I was in Maine.  Thinking of how to get 3-4 cases next time I'm through without making the wife I'm crazier than she already does.
  • We just picked this up for salt and have really been liking it. https://www.amazon.com/Bee-House-Salt-Box-White/dp/B00HFBY0YY?th=1&psc=1 I have a 6" Magnum that we got in 2009 or 2010 and have had no problems with it, so I would recommend that as w…
  • DMW said: Raging River or Red-eye Express +1
  • I know you're retired so this might not be a big concern, but in general I'd add in a question about your schedule.  If you consistently only have 25-35 minutes to get dinner done, you might want the speed of a good gas grill to be ready to cook.  I…
  • I just heard a really good review of Monteverde - the restaurant from the Season 9 Top Chef runner-up.  You might not be able to get in, but if I were going to be going to Chicago I'd try to get to Alinea - almost the definition of a food adventure.…
  • Polished this off:
  • Looks good.  I got some of that Lane's in the exchange, haven't tried it yet, but I see it going on some lamb blade chops this week.
  • Plus one to the thermopop. Definite recommendation for whichever you choose, go to their website and sign up for emails, they run sales on both very frequently.  When I got my thermopops they were offering them at like $20 each if you bought 5 or m…
    in Meat Thermometer Comment by Acn July 24
  • Poured a beer for me and a beer for the wife:
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