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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.


3 Comments
kthompso
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
reera
I was wondering about that too. Great idea on the themometer.
dannie   Monday, July 27, 2009
ktspencer
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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