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Old 07-04-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Tis the season for outdoor grilling adventures. Last night we over to a coworkers house for a 4th of July celebration and I saw some of the strangest grilling techniques. The first thing that really took me by surprise was this guy cleaned his grill cold. He came out of the house with an orange-scented cleaner and a roll of paper towels. Then he wiped it for a good 5 minutes until he had accumulated a rather large pile of paper towels. This I just don't understand. It's a gas grill, just clean it hot and it's ready to go... this has always been my motto.

So I let this go, even though I really wanted to ask. He put the sausages on the grill and I assumed everything was on track. He then says, "Oh I forgot the knife." And I'm thinking, WTF... a knife? He comes back and precedes to stab all the sausages four or five times. I asked, and he says "I hate flare ups." Needless to say, dinner was really dry.

Anyone else experience some crazy, possibly terrible grilling techniques?


 
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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That's not strange, it's just WRONG!!! ....

Now you should invite him over and show him how it's REALLY done...
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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Not a technique, exactly...
I had a lizard jump onto my hot grill while I was cooking burgers. He stuck instantly and, when I tried to knock him off with my grill spatula, he rolled right out of his skin (which was absolutely stuck and frying at this point).

Burgers turned out great BTW.

Happy 4th everyone.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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I let a friend help with the burgers once, while I went to get a beer. He proceeded to use the spatula and pressed down on them and squeezed every tiny bit of juice out of the burgers. Major smoke and flare ups when i got back. I asked him why he did that, and he said it was the way he always cooked burgers. Dryest burgers I've ever had and inflicted on all the guests.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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Not a technique, exactly...
I had a lizard jump onto my hot grill while I was cooking burgers. He stuck instantly and, when I tried to knock him off with my grill spatula, he rolled right out of his skin (which was absolutely stuck and frying at this point).

Burgers turned out great BTW.

Happy 4th everyone.

You should have peppered it and served it as wild game.

 
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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my mom used to boil ribs for an hour and then grill them for 20 minutes. she didn't remove the membrane. they were consistently like rubber.

 
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:15 AM   #7
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My brother in law sucks at cooking on the grill. The last time he made bbq chicken and burgers. He was doing the spatula squeeze technique and then cook the piss out of them. It was the driest, charred burger I have ever had. Took a few bites and tossed it to try the chicken breast. Lets just say I should have gulped down that burger - I didn't even know chicken could be that dry, flavorless or chewy.

On a positive note - my wife has been trying to master the grill (she likes the idea of making 100% of dinner for me every night). I gave her a few pointers a couple of weeks ago; and she literally made me the best burger on the grill tonight that I have ever eaten. This is not praise I just hand out. I consider myself to be an excellent griller - I am appointed the grill master at all family events. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. This burger literally blew my socks off - after making beer bread with beer I made - and kicking back a homebrew with me.

 
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:22 AM   #8
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My buddy's g/f always buys frozen hamburger patties when she has a Q. Even properly thawed they make shvtty burgers.

 
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:26 AM   #9
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Not a technique, exactly...
I had a lizard jump onto my hot grill while I was cooking burgers. He stuck instantly and, when I tried to knock him off with my grill spatula, he rolled right out of his skin (which was absolutely stuck and frying at this point).

Burgers turned out great BTW.

Happy 4th everyone.
Sounds like a suicide mission to me...
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:32 AM   #10
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My buddy's g/f always buys frozen hamburger patties when she has a Q. Even properly thawed they make shvtty burgers.
One should never thaw frozen burgers before grilling.

 
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