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Old 11-14-2010, 09:48 AM   #11
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OMG! The size of those steaks! I, too, haven't seen the like since I was a kidlet. Dad took us all camping for two to three weeks at a time and would dig a pit for the fire. First couple of days was steaks, after that the cooler was empty and we caught our meals from the lake or stream.

We were the grubbiest kids you ever tossed in a lake for a bath! Memories!

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #12
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Yes they were bigguns....24+ oz a piece...and a nice size filet portion to boot! ~~~ I have to buy these, and Cowboy cut rib-eyes etc. on occasion to prove to my DW that this 38 year old, drop dead gorgeous, red headed lady has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she is my favorite "butcher"....
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:13 AM   #13
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:21 AM   #14
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Wood was always the fuel...There's something magical about food cooked over/with hardwoods reduced to coals and embers...Nothing compares to it!!! Foods take on a character/flavor all their own that really can't be duplicated ~~ Good quality hardwood lump charcoal burned down runs a close second...but no cigar!
truer words were never spoken, unka bob.

those steaks are beautiful to behold. and boy, i wish i was holding one now.

i remember one canoeing trip where i brought a couple of marinated london broils to make over the campfire. i took out my little pack grill, folded out the legs, and placed it just off the side of the burning split logs.
unfortunately, i forgot to bring plates, so we improvised and used pieces of the cardboard that the beer came in.

after it was all gone, one of the guys still wanted more. so in the dark of the night, he started cutting into a piece of the corrugated cardboard that i used to slice up the meat and ate a few chunks. it had swollen with the juices from the meat, so unable to see well he thought there still was some meat left.
he commented that while it was still tasty, that last piece of meat was kinda tough and chewy.

so you are quite right about cooking over a split hardwood fire. i've only gotten "that" flavour by that method, and it can't be beat.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:33 AM   #15
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nothing taste better then a steak cooked over an open fire -

I rememnber one winter (NY)- it was a bad one snow constanley and bitter cold so no winter grilling. about the middle of febuary, couldn't stand it anymore. I started up the grill and grilled a couple of steaks in 15degree with a below zero wind chill weather with the snow and wind blowing. in the end it was the best tasting steak i have ever had.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:53 PM   #16
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nothing taste better then a steak cooked over an open fire -

I remember one winter (NY)- it was a bad one snow constantly and bitter cold so no winter grilling. about the middle of February, couldn't stand it anymore. I started up the grill and grilled a couple of steaks in 15degree with a below zero wind chill weather with the snow and wind blowing. in the end it was the best tasting steak i have ever had.
I bank the snow on the west side of the yard, and have a path dug to the Webber in the winter. The snow is usually about 3 foot high on the level and the bank is taller than I am. It protects me from the west wind. And the straight path, with straight up and down walls of snow, leading to a ten foot circle around the grill just looks too cool, especially with that shiny-black Webber Kettle sitting in the middle. Yeah, I don't let weather slow down my outdoor cooking. That's the way us Yooper's roll, don'tcha know.

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Where's the emotican for unashamed begging? Uncle Bob, it's your favorite niece, Mudbug. I'm hungreeeeeeeeeeeeee....................
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Oh wow, those steaks are amazing! If I weren't still full from lunch, I'm afraid I might have done serious damage to my monitor!

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Oh wow, those steaks are amazing! If I weren't still full from lunch, I'm afraid I might have done serious damage to my monitor!

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I'm considering turning that pic into my desktop background.
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UncleBob, that's the best looking grilled steak I've seen in a long, long time. At this point, I'm wishing that you really were UncleBob, and that I was visting. You'd be my favorite uncle for sure.
He's MY real Uncle Bob, didn't you know that GW? And Uncle Bob, I have a new batch of Peppermint Patties to dip into that wonderful Belgian chocolate so let me know when you are doin' these works of art again....I'd even settle for chied fricken!
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