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Island Grillstone

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I’ve cooked on salt blocks from the Himalayans, cedar planks from the Northwest, apple wood planks from New Hampshire and a bunch of other stuff but never a piece of volcanic rock! I used it to cook steak, poultry, veggies, seafood and even pizza! Unlike a salt block, the grill stone doesn’t add any salt flavor to the food so you need to season the food before cooking.

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A Pellet Smoker Simplifies Barbecue

In BBQ - Grilling - Smoking, Beef, Gadgets & Tech, Recipes, Reviews, Stories by Dave DeWittLeave a Comment

I gave up smoking meat a few years ago because it was getting to be too much trouble. First I had to locate the wood, which meant calling firewood lots and asking if they had any pecan or fruit woods around. And then, during the smoking process, was the constant adding of the wood to the firebox, which interrupted anything else I was trying to do. The best time to smoke was during a football game when I could add wood during the timeouts for commercial breaks. But football isn’t on during the summer, which is the traditional time for smoking. Finally, I gave it up and just went to the Pork and Brew Cookoff and bought a year’s supply of pulled pork and brisket from my friends, the Texas Rib Rangers.

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Guest Chefs at the 25th Annual Show!

In Fiery Foods Show, News by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Right about now, Dave DeWitt is doing his best impression of a chicken missing its noggin. Not because he has a weird sense of humor (although he does), however. No, this is the time of year when we at Sunbelt Media run around in final preparation for the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show at the Sandia Resort & Casino. Having said all that, he took the time to post the guest chef list and event schedule for the 25th anniversary of this hottest of events. Here’s the deal, straight from the Pope’s keyboard: