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Old 08-06-2018, 08:51 PM   #11
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By the way, this is the probe thermometer I mentioned, and I LOVE the simplicity of the little darlin'.


https://www.thermoworks.com/DOT?gcli...SABEgJtOfD_BwE
I like the look of that, except I wouldn’t get pink (not sexist, I just don’t like pink that much). Good price, too! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #12
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This summer has been abnormally hot..so much, that it has been uncomfortable to stay outside for long periods..I just realized that I haven't cooked out doors much. With the air con on indoors, I've been choosing to cook more indoor stuff, using the oven and range..funny how that works..
Well, you would never grill/BBQ in any summer if you lived next door to me.

The trick is to wait until later in the day, as the sun is setting. If you can avoid the direct sun, it is much more tolerable.

Have all your food prepped inside, and only go out to the grill or smoker as much as you need to. Mise en place indoors, cook outdoors.

A good supply of ice-cold beer also helps.

It is 8PM here in Texas, and if I were to grill tonight, I'd do it around now. It is still hot outside, but there is no direct sunlight on my patio. But, there is enough skylight to see what I am doing.

If I am doing a long cook, like smoking ribs, I have a good remote thermometer that tells me the meat temp and the cooking chamber temp. I can cook for five hours, and only go outside in the 100F weather five minutes at a time.

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:03 PM   #13
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I am with Andy. My AC goes wide open here in GA during the hot summer months. I too have a grill just two steps outside the AC, so we chose to grill rather than heat up the kitchen. Love it
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #14
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I've recently done long indirect cooks/smokes of pork loins and turkey roast, and my probe thermometer has been a godsend. I put the temp indicator where I can see it from the back door window.
I don't even have to look out the window, and I can monitor the meat temp AND the grill/smoker temp...

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:14 PM   #15
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I havenít used my grill once this summer. Itís too danged hot, and fussing with charcoals for an hour just to cook a steak or a burger just doesnít make sense. Probably not too good for me either, considering the daytime highs are between 110į and 115į everyday. Next major cooking thing I get is a gas grill! Even if itís a cheapy.
Nooooooo! If you buy a cheapy, be prepared to buy another one every few years. My Weber Genesis was made in 2001. It still works like a champ, and is outside 24/7/365. Find a Genesis used on Craigslist that is not very old and in good shape. It will be half the price of a new one, and will last a long, long time. If you need parts, Weber's 800-number customer service is awesome, and they have parts for 30-year-old grills in-stock.

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:16 PM   #16
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I have been doing quite a bit of BBQing and grilling so far this summer, even when it is stinkin hot and humid outside.

This passed weekend I grilled steaks on Saturday and did ribs and a fatty Sunday.

For a remote thermometer I picked up a Fireboard and love it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:21 PM   #17
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I have been doing quite a bit of BBQing and grilling so far this summer, even when it is stinkin hot and humid outside.

This passed weekend I grilled steaks on Saturday and did ribs and a fatty Sunday.

For a remote thermometer I picked up a Fireboard and love it.
That is very similar to one of Maverick Industries units. They have smartPhone connected thermometers, too. I'm sure they are both good.

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Old 08-06-2018, 11:46 PM   #18
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Joel, you may want to look into an electric outdoor grill. They aren't as expensive to buy as a propane and Ross is happy with his new one.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:03 AM   #19
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That reminds me...a couple years ago I got a propane fire. It's supposed to be a campfire when you can't use wood or there's a burn ban or something. You hook it up to a propane tank and away you go. It's got those little rocks you put in it to make it look like a real campfire.

Anyway, I'd forgotten it comes with two hot dog forks, so I assume I can cook over the flame. Does anyone know if I could grill over it if I got a metal grill to put over the flames?

I'd look at the instructions in the box, but that's buried under four other boxes.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:16 AM   #20
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Yes! I haven't grilled nearly as much this summer as I usually do. Partly because of the 110+ heat...it hasn't been any hotter than usual, but the older I get the less I can tolerate it. Also, since it's summer vacation and I have 6 grandchildren out of school, a few of them are here at any given time and we've been doing inside crafts where it's cool. Rock painting....

My Weber charcoal grill lives on the backyard patio which is on the east side of the house so by the time afternoon hits, the sun is on the other side of the house. There's a sliding door between the kitchen and patio so everything is only a couple of steps away. I put everything I need on the patio table, bring out my music, phone, get my beer or wine, light the coals and don't walk away until the food is done and on a plate. I've ruined a couple of nice steaks before by walking away "just for a second".

I need to order one of those thermometers Kay posted, though. I've been wanting one for quite a while and have been forgetting about it. Thanks for the link Kay...I'm on it.
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