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  • Re: What is your Best Barbecue cookbook gift idea?

    Serious Barbecue is highly regarded. Recipes can be involved, in case they're not into that.
    This.  No question.  Best cookbook I've encountered by a mile.
  • Re: Adjustable Rig Confusion

    Yes, you can cook both direct and indirect on multiple levels at one time.  My setup allows me to use three grids at once if I want.  Like DVC, I got the AR R&B combo with rig extender and extra oval grid.  It increases your cooking capacity so much it's ridiculous.  It's like having multiple eggs.  Beyond that, the height that the AR (especially with the rig extender added) allows you to achieve is phenomenal.  I didn't know what crispy skin on a spatchcock chicken was until I cooked one on my rig extender.  Raised direct at the felt line is nothing like raised direct on top of the AR.  Get one!
  • Re: OT - What scotch are you drinking?

    Glenfiddich 18.....islay taste like mulch.
    Yep. If you took a forest, burned it to the soil, then ate whatever charred dirt remained, you'd have the flavor of Islay... And man do I love it!
  • Re: It's time to do something - But what? I need to loose weight

    First of all, 80% of weight loss comes from diet.  Exercise has a moderate (at best) impact on your waistline.  It comes down to what you put in your mouth.  Specifically, it comes down to avoiding foods that cause high insulin responses.  On a practical level, what this means is LIMIT YOUR CARBOHYDRATES.  And equally importantly INCREASE YOUR FATS!

    Fat and carbs should be on a see-saw: when one goes up the other goes down.   Contrary to the admittedly intuitive opinion that fat makes you fat, it does not.  Carbs make you fat.  Dietary fat has pretty much nothing to do with your waistline.  That means you can eat fatty cuts of meat (great for egging), use oils like olive, avocado, macadamia and coconut liberally.  Use butter.  Fat makes you full.  It makes you satisfied.  Eating fat is the key to making a low (or low-ish) carb diet sustainable.  Anyone who says they tried a low carb diet and it wasn't sustainable didn't increase their fats enough.  Have a steak for dinner with some vegetables roasted in olive oil or butter.  Pair that with a wedge salad.  You will be full.  You'll feel satisfied.  But if you cut your carbs and try to stay low fat, you'll be miserable.  That's how people screw low carb diets up.  They try to do low carb and low fat at the same time.  That's an awful approach.
  • Re: Chicken - FTC question

    Don't think it would be a health issue, but keeping the chicken wrapped in foil for that long will pretty much destroy any crisp you have on the skin.  I think the chicken will come out better if you reheat.