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Old 08-06-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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Too Hot to BBQ/Grill?

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..

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Old 08-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #2
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Just the opposite for us. It's been hot here too but my gas grill is right outside the slider on the deck. I pop in and out to start and clean the grill then to periodically attend to the food.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:04 PM   #3
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Just the opposite for us. It's been hot here too but my gas grill is right outside the slider on the deck. I pop in and out to start and clean the grill then to periodically attend to the food.
Yeah..here, too..maybe I'm not in the mood for grilled meats that much..I have only used the charcoal grill once this year and that was earlier in the spring..I have used the gas grill once a week, but not much lately..
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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I hear you Roch! Wish I had your set up Andy.

My grill is down some stairs from my back door, so it's not so easy. Thankfully the grill is in the shade, and I've been known to soak tea towels in ice water and drape my head and shoulders with them. It's sure not pretty but it helps.

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'll be so glad when the heat is tolerable as there's nothing I enjoy more than my little day camp while I grill.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:14 PM   #5
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I just use my Weber charcoal grill for smoking and feel obligated to babysit it as I am in a condo development with little kids around. They haven't been a problem but the one time I'm not there...

I've smoked a rack of ribs once and have a pork butt in the freezer.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:14 PM   #6
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Thankfully, DH is not as affected by the heat as I am, so he has been doing most of the grilling. Our grill is also a few steps down from the back door, on the patio. I love grilled food in the summer, including veggies and fruits as well as meat
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #7
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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
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
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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

That's the one I have too. Really like that I don't have to deal with preprogrammed items for different meats, etc.
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If we're running the AC, we don't use the oven, or even much on the stove. Grillin' time.
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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..
I haven’t used my grill once this summer. It’s too danged hot, and fussing with charcoals for an hour just to cook a steak or a burger just doesn’t make sense. Probably not too good for me either, considering the daytime highs are between 110° and 115° everyday. Next major cooking thing I get is a gas grill! Even if it’s a cheapy.
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