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Jan 2017

Winter BBQ is the Best BBQ: Here's How to Make it Easier

By Bob McCarthy

BBQ is known for being hard-core. Whether it’s the long hours or the meticulousness of the process—trim, rub, wait, mop, wrap, wait, sauce, rest, wait—there’s a sense that BBQ is not for dilettantes. Yet despite its reputation, for many people BBQ is fair weather food, cooked exclusively from April to October, forgotten from the winter freeze until the Spring thaw.

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Beef Rib Poutine Recipe
Dec 2016

Your New Year's Resolution: Try This Beef Rib Poutine

By Bob McCarthy

Sometimes it can feel like the holiday season is an endurance sport. It kicks off on Thanksgiving then continues unabated for six solid weeks, finally culminating on New Year’s Day. After all those family dinners and festive gatherings, you’ve probably had your fill of button-down shirts and sit-down meals. You could use a break in the form of a laid back afternoon and a big plate of something warm and comforting. That something is Beef Rib Poutine.

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Dec 2016

Your Holiday Party Needs Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Bites

By Bob McCarthy

Festive music, pretty lights, the time spent with family and friends—this is a great time of year. But the best part of the holiday season isn’t the gift-giving or the gaudy sweaters. Nor is it sugar plums or figgy pudding. It’s the gatherings and get togethers. Specifically, it’s the finger foods served at those annual events.

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Nov 2016

Read the GCG Review of the Pellet-Q450

By Bob McCarthy

When we designed the Pellet-Q450, it was to fill a need in the market. There simply weren't many stainless steel pellet grills, and even fewer that came in under $1,500. We envisioned the Q450 as a durable stainless steel pellet grill with all the luxury features of a high-end model—that meant a one-touch controller, precision PID termperature control, a programmable meat probe, and a direct grilling feature. Oh yeah, and it had to cost under $1,000.

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Nov 2016

21 Great BBQ Gifts for the Holidays - 2016

By Bob McCarthy

BBQ isn’t something people usually associate with the holidays. Grills and grilling accessories aren’t the first thing that come to mind when making gift lists. However, as grilling and smoking increasingly become all-season activities, BBQ gifts have become high demand at the holidays.

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Nov 2016

What Works Better, Brining or Injecting?

By Bob McCarthy

It’s the age-old question: Is it better to brine or inject? It’s a question that’s posed every year, right around the second week of November, and is hotly debated straight through to the New Year. Why? Because there’s nothing more disappointing than a dry Thanksgiving turkey or as depressing as a flavorless Christmas roast. Everyone wants to serve an unforgettable holiday dinner, so this time of year, more than any other, you’re bound to hear endless opinions on the best way to ensure your big meal is moist and bursting with flavor.

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