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30 Days of Weber: Day 5

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

30 Days of Weber: Day 5

Day 5: Was pleased to have friends come visit, old and new. Great excuse and motivation to cook.

Similar to day 4, this is certainly nothing special, but an absolute favorite. A good burger still puts a smile on my face. I can tell you the first and most important part of burgers is getting good ground beef. Fortunately, on campus there is a meat lab that has fantastic meat at a reasonable price. So, on my lunch break on friday I went and picked up a couple pounds of ground beef.

For half of the burgers I stuffed them with pepperjack cheese. The others were left plain.

For the grill prep, it is the same as for brats... 2 charcoal baskets, then dump them and make an even layer of coals for direct heat. Cook the burgers for about 7 minutes on each side making sure they are thoroughly cooked.

Unfortunately, I did not have a final presentation photo. I know right? I need to fire my photographer....uhhh wait thats me. We also had sweet corn again. Hey when it is in season I will eat as much of it as I can.

Since this is a short blog. I'll use this space to talk about my grill thermometer. Other than the most expensive weber grill, there is not a thermometer in the lid. For burgers, brats, or quick cooking pieces of meat having a thermometer really is not necessary. However, when slow cooking a thermometer is a nice addition. So, searching the internet for options, I found this suggestion. They took a candy thermometer or any cooking thermometer and bent the holder so that the thermometer would go through the vent on the top. I found this works great and is a great upgrade to weber.
I'm able to monitor the temperature and know when to open or close vents. Weber was pleased to have this after market upgrade.

The only thing that has me worried here is "meat lab on campus with fantastic prices" - No groundhog here, I hope!
Karen   Sunday, July 26, 2009
I was wondering about that too. Great idea on the themometer.
dannie   Monday, July 27, 2009
This is fascinating. The strangest thing I ever cooked on the grill... Spaghetti! I don't recommend it. Runt, can I get a witness?? LOL
KTkat   Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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