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Outdoor cooking?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Badfish740, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    So who resorts to outdoor cooking as the weather gets warmer? We have a small house that's not terribly well insulated so keeping it cool in the warm weather (we hit 93 yesterday :eek:) is an ongoing battle as it is. The kitchen is on the south side of the house so once you get the stove (even one burner) going in the late afternoon/early evening it just makes a bad situation worse. We don't even think about using the oven. We've been coming up with more and more inventive ways of using the grill but I was thinking of taking it to the next level and maybe purchasing one (or two) of these:

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cast...ts&Ntt=stove&WTz_l=Header;Search-All Products

    The single burners are about $45-a double can be had for $65 or so, but they're only 15K BTU-there are larger double burners that are 35K BTU each for about $100. If we want to use the burner to heat water for corn on the cob, steamers, heat oil for making wings, or to make a pot of beans, etc...would a 15K burner be ok or would we need something larger? Anyway, what do you make in the summertime outside? Do you stick to the grill, use a smoker, outdoor pit, etc...? Let's see it!

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  2. 'bert

    'bert Minister of Fire

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    As soon as it warms up I can't wait to get out to fire up the BBQ. Going to convert it to nat gas this year - can't believe how much the price of propane has gone up.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    So Bert, I see you changed your name. Been wondering where you went.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I try to grill as much as I can. I can cook an entire meal on it (meat, veggies, and taters).
  5. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I use the Big Green Egg all winter long. When I used a Broil King
    LP grill, I did the same, just not for long durations, due to LP costs.
    With the BGE, I just set it & pretty much forget it. Ribs. Briskets.
    Tri-Tip steaks. You name it. Yeah, it was costy, but we have an ole
    feller up on the Taborton mountain that makes & sells hardwood
    lump charcoal & it's fairly inexpensive....
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  6. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    I am in the beginning stages of making an outdoor cob oven. I am really looking forward to using it for pizza, bread, baked beans and casseroles. Otherwise Weber grill with charcoal all year round. I always wanted a BGE.
  7. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    His avatar freaks my kids out.;lol
  8. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    BIG
    GREEN
    EGG!

    pork loin
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    beer can chicken
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  9. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    Where are you at that it hit 93 degrees? I will say that after all of the time, energy, and labor I put into keeping the house toasty in the winter, I have no problem flipping the central AC on when needed. Very efficient system, not so on the the home.

    However, I as well love cooking outside. Grill gets used all year. Have been cooking on the firepit quite often also. Nothing beats grilling on a hardwood fire.

    KC

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