Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grill and Chill and Memorial Dayish

no history lesson - wiki it yourself for today as we are grilling and chilling but noteworthy is...

the "national moment of remembrance." This moment takes place at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day and lasts one minute. According to Remember.gov, "the Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom. It will help to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble holiday it was meant to be. In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans."

Now that you've said thanks for your day off or Freedom(if you're bitching about working today), it's time to grill and chill. If you are not familiar with the term it is the predecessor to 'chillaxing'- which we will get to in the book.
MAN in his everlong quest for awesomeness invented fire. He hunted and killed beasts of burden. He then decided that it would be awesomer to take that beast and throw it into his fire. It worked and MAN invented the grill!

Grilling is the oldest and best form of cooking. It brings people, families and crowds together.(see Big Apple BBQ Festival) Some have near-perfected the art like, high school drop-out, Bobby Flay. Some cannot even light a grill properly, identify hot spots, learn about smoking, seasoning, etc.

Now I don't want to get into preaching how well I can cook and teach you the how to's of cooking like a man today. At this point you are at the official start to the summer season and you should already know how to entertain and grill. However, you like most, don't properly clean your grill. It rots and rusts and you replace parts often or entire grills.

You need to clean your grill.

check out aht.seriouseats.com for another great blog.(and we took this pic from them..thanks)

I have located some of the top blogs, sites, videos on cleaning your old friend.
Here is a quicky but I recommend you spend 5 minutes checking out these other sites.

If you are strapped for time
1 just put the grill on low for a few minutes
2 scrape the graes with crumpled aluminum foil
3 then, rub the grates with an oil soaked rag
4 grill
5 chill

If you are a MAN and planned out your date with your grill you've purchased:
A grill block
A brass wire brush
A long tube cleaner
Non Toxic oven cleaner
Steel wool
Rust converter
High Temperature Enamel
Large Garbage Bag

*Disconnect Gas*

1 Take the guts of your grill out
2 Use steel wool to clean your cover of chipped paint (note that caked on oil may need cooking off.
3 Paint your grill
4 Take your grates(caked on parts) and put them in the large bag with Ammonia and set out in the sun closed - or - use the oven cleaner as directed on the grill parts
5 Clean out your gas lines with the tube cleaners
6 Take off your knobs and lubricate with WD-40
7 Use a block to get rust chipps off the elements
8 Use the brass wire brush on your elements
9 Spray on the rust converter.
10 Later that day open the bag and spray off the grates
11 Reassemble
12 Turn on gas
13 Grill
14 Chill



Enter to win a free grill and a great resource.

-Man 1

1 comment:

  1. http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/04/the-best-grilling-tools-guide-to-grills-chimney-starter-tongs-brush-thermometer.html?ref=se-bb1
    another great list
    mw, ny