Saturday, May 19, 2007

You Can't Have Too Many Grills, Can You?

Every so often, Karen's employer holds a silent auction at work, with the proceeds benefiting local charities. This past Thursday marked another such occasion. Knowing that the money would be going to a good cause, Karen took a quick break from work and went downstairs to check out what was available. Among the items up for bid was a MasterBuilt 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. Seeing that no one had yet bid on this, Karen put down an offer. She figured that if she won this, she would just give it to me. (Aww, that's very nice of you, sweetie!)

Well, guess what? She won the smoker, along with every other item on which she bid. (And she bid on a lot of stuff!) We're going to be over in the neighborhood for a birthday party this weekend, so we'll probably drop by the office to pick up that 50 pound box.

With the acquisition of the smoker, we now have four grilling/smoking/BBQ apparatuses between the two of us. In addition to the smoker, we have:

Good thing that I haven't pick up one of these Brinkmann electric smokers as I have been thinking about doing...

5 comments:

Tesha said...

I can smell the BBQ season already! And, no, you can't have too many grills. Unfortunately, we don't have a grill at the moment, but it looks like all we have to do it buy a Fred steak and call our good friends Loren and Karen...Lucky us!

Anonymous said...

Dear blogger.. Have u any other information about:

- Gas Barbecue

- One Touch Weber barbecue??

thanx

Loren said...

Dear anonymous...

What type of info are ya looking for?

Anonymous said...

DEAR LOREN

i mean what's better for you: gas bbq or weber charcoal bbq??

thanx

Loren said...

I use gas far more than I use charcoal these days. However, I do like to use charcoal as well. Personally, I think that the differences between cooking with gas and grilling over charcoal are overblown. For example, you can get great smoky flavors from a gas grill using wood chips and a smoker box (see my post on beer can chicken). Conversely, getting a charcoal grill ready for cooking doesn't take significantly longer than it does to prep a gas grill; using a chimney, you can get the coals rocket-hot in about 15 minutes or so.