Grilling on a Kamado-style grill, a.k.a. an Egg, is a different experience from any other style of grilling you may have done. Since the Egg is ceramic and sealed, it provides a beautiful mixture of a charcoal grill and a wood-burning oven and allows you to grill better than ever before.
Single, manly tear. It’s fantastic. But I gushed about all this in a previous post—read about it there.
It turns out that I enjoy the Kamado so much I decided to shoot a video demonstration. Basically it’s five and a half minutes of grilling up first some chicken thighs, then some corn in the husk and for the piéce de resistance searing steaks at 600F. Let’s get one thing straight: grilling things on a Kamado is fantastic: moist and excellent. But searing. Oh, searing steaks on this thing is magic, yielding meat that melts in your mouth.
I highly suggest you play the video embedded above and join me in my new religion.
Some nerd notes about the video: Shot on a Nikon D90 using the built-in mic, which yielded surprisingly adequate sound. There’s a droning noise in parts of the video, but that’s not the fault of the D90; it’s an air conditioning unit running. (If you live in Northern climes, yes, Phoenix broke 100F (38C) on the day in April this was shot, so the A/C was necessary.) It would be nice to have a directional mic pointed right at the grill to pick up nothing but the sizzle, but apparently I’m supposed to use my money to provide food and shelter for my child, or so my wife tells me.
So, go ahead and hit play and enjoy the bonus flaming corn husks of doom! (One of the take-aways from this grill session was to not leave corn in the Egg while you bring it to 600F. Husks are flammable.)
Posted Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.