Category Archives: Product Review

Old Bay With Blackened Seasoning, OK Seasoning, Not So OK For Blackened Spice

This was originally posted on February 21, 2014. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

Blackened Cod

I like Old Bay Spice and I like blackened fish. This product seemed like a natural.  I started with a piece of cod. I melted some butter in a cast iron pan over high heat. As soon as it melted, I put the cod in the butter and turned it. I put it on a plate and gave both sides a generous dusting of the Old Bay With Blackened Spices Continue reading Old Bay With Blackened Seasoning, OK Seasoning, Not So OK For Blackened Spice

Redi Chek Remote Smoker Thermometer

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I have found having a smoking thermometer to be a great help. A year ago, I saw a Redi Chek Remote Thermometer on sale for $50. It had a lot I was looking for. It was remote which meant I didn’t have to keep going back to my smoker to check the temperature. It had one probe to keep track of the food and another to keep track of the smoker internal temperature. The internal temperature probe is way more reliable than the system thermometer on my Bradley
smoker. Continue reading Redi Chek Remote Smoker Thermometer

Instyle Silicone Grip Thermal Glove

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I have always found oven mitts clumsy. I saw this glove at Home Hardware and decided to give it a try. It cost me about $15 and I have used it for 3 months now.

The Verdict

It is definitely better than an oven mitt for manipulating tools and working with trays in my smoker and barbecue. It does give some protection from hot liquids but I wouldn’t want to spill boiling water over it while I was wearing it but I wouldn’t want to do that with an oven mitt either.

The silicon strips give it a good grip and I haven’t had any problem holding even heavy trays.

I like this glove.

The Old Fat Guy

Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasoning Mix

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Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasoning Mix is the third of the three seasoning mixes I was given for Christmas. I generously rubbed it into two pork chops and grilled them over medium high heat to an internal temperature of 160 F. You can cook pork to as low as 145 F but She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t like even a touch of pink in her pork. Continue reading Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasoning Mix

Bradley Digital Smoker, My Rig

This was originally posted on January 1, 2014. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

Bradley Smoker

I knew I wanted to start smoking when I retired. I did a lot of research on smokers and settled on the Bradley Digital Smoker. The major factors were cost and ease of use. I have been using it for over a year now and I will give you my impressions. Continue reading Bradley Digital Smoker, My Rig