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HOW TO GRILL BRISKET, WHOLE CHICKENS (without a smoker)

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If you’re cooking a large cut of meat—like a whole chicken, or a prime rib, maybe—you’re probably gonna head straight to the oven and start roasting.

Today, though, we’d like to inspire you to get a little adventurous and go outside and grill those bigger cuts.

Large cuts of meat are easy when grilled correctly. If you’ve got the time to grill a roast, it is time well-spent.

Learn the technique with your grill to avoid burning too hot and ruining your meal. Read on for a quick guide on how to start cooking large cuts on the grill.

Why Grill Large Cuts?

When it comes to grilling large cuts—like roasts, whole birds, brisket, and pork butt, you can think of your grill as an oven that won’t heat up the house, with the added benefit of being able to add some smoky or charred flavor.

You may have shied away from cooking large cuts on the grill for fear of burning them, but done properly, a whole chicken or pork butt will grill up beautifully. All you’ll need to do is create heat zones—hot for searing, and indirect, low heat for slow roasting. This works on both charcoal and gas grills.

Plus, grilling large cuts allows you to cook for a crowd, without steaming up a crowded kitchen. It’s ideal (and delicious!) for any type of gathering.

The Best Large Cuts for the Grill

If it’s a bird, roast, or another large cut, you can probably find a way to successfully grill it. There are some tried and true methods for specific cuts, though. You can find easy-to-follow recipes for any of the following. Keep reading for some of our favorite recipes, too.

  • Whole chicken
  • Brisket
  • Tri-tip
  • Pork Butt
  • Ribs
  • Rack of lamb
  • Beef tenderloin
  • Sirloin cap
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How to Grill Large Cuts

There are a few universal rules for grilling large cuts of meat. Follow these, and you’ll be in for a perfectly charred, tender, and juicy meal.

1. Season your meat liberally (or marinate).

The first step to imparting bold flavor to your roast, whole chicken, or whatever it is you’re grilling up: Season liberally. A wet or dry rub works well on cuts like chicken or tri-tip. Marinades are also a great idea—you can even baste meat directly with saucy marinades.

For some cuts, you can build in even more flavor with a rich sauce. Think barbecue sauce-lacquered ribs, or pulled pork, made from grilled pork butt.

2. Get your grill ready.

The most important step of cooking large cuts is properly preparing your grill. As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to set up a high heat zone for searing, and an indirect heat area for slow-roasting your meat.

With a gas grill, you’ll want to turn all your burners to medium-low to first sear the meat and lock in flavor. Then, turn off a burner to lower the heat. With a charcoal grill, create a cooler zone by pushing the hot coals to the other side of the grill.

You’ll be closing the lid for most of the large cut’s cook time. It’s almost like an oven, with lots of hot air circulating around the meat.

3. Sear the meat.

A sometimes overlooked step, searing your meat is a great opportunity to build a crust and lock in juices. It works the same for chicken as it does beef or pork— simply sear all sides of your large cut for a few minutes on high heat. Then, lower the heat and grill-roast.

4. Grill low and slow.

For most large cuts, the low and slow approach will yield the juiciest, most tender results. For a whole chicken, you might expect the cooking time to hover around 45 minutes to an hour (even faster if you spatchcock it).

For something like a pork butt or brisket, it’s an all-day investment. Expect to spend four to six hours of low and slow grilling for these cuts.

5. Add wood chunks, if you’d like.

One of the great advantages of grilling outside—whether you’re using a gas grill or charcoal—is the opportunity to use wood chunks. While you’ll find wood chips more readily available, they might burn out too quickly before your large cut of meat is done cooking.

Wood chunks, on the other hand, will burn for hours.

Different types of wood chunks will impart different smoky flavor profiles. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Try fruity woods – like apple, peach, or cherry for lighter fare like poultry or fish.
  • Stronger woods – like hickory, maple, or pecan deliver bold smoky flavor. They’re great for beef or pork.
  • Mesquite wood is the most intense. Use it sparingly with red meat.

6. Don’t lift the lid!

You may be tempted to peek in on your large cut of meat and see how it’s doing. But just like an oven, you’re wasting precious heat each time you do. Keep your checks to a minimum, like when you need to temp the meat to check for doneness.

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Our Favorite Large Cut Recipes for the Grill

Ready to get outside and grill some large cuts? Fire up the grill and get started!

srf-black-american-wagyu-tomahawk-steakThe tomahawk is sourced from the rib primal which covers ribs six through twelve and is located between the chuck and loin primals. A full ribeye, like the tomahawk, has three major muscles. The longissimus dorsi, or large center eye, the complexus, a smaller side muscle which is not always present depending on where the steak is cut, and the spinalis dorsi, also called the cap of ribeye or deckle. The cap is universally known as the single most flavorful and tender cut. The muscles of the ribeye are held together with tender sinew with large swaths of rich fat between them.

Fast fact: The bone in a bone-in steak doesn’t add a significant amount of flavor, but it does insulate the meat next to it and adds a small section of steak that is more rare than the rest of the steak. A bonus many of our customers enjoy.

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The Snake River Farms tomahawk is thick and is rich with a high level of intramuscular fat or marbling. Each steak is cut to accommodate the width of the rib bone making it two inches or more.

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JURA J6
The Jura J6 coffee machine pioneered the future of making specialty coffee at home It features all of the high-tech touches Jura is known for, including the Aroma grinder, Pulse Extraction Process, and TFT display.jura z6

 

Jura calls this smart coffee machine the J6, “One of the most attractive ways of expressing good taste,” thanks to its combination of state-of-the-art technologies and unmatched design aesthetic. The smart coffee machine features all of the high-tech touches Jura is known for, including the Aroma grinder, Pulse Extraction Process and TFT display along with one exciting new functionality: The ability to control the Jura J6 from your smartphone. The J6 Jura smart espresso machine is undoubtedly the machine of the future, available in the present. Jura Smart Connect Bluetooth adapter is an optional accessory with this Wi-Fi coffee maker.

Smart Espresso Machine Key Features:

The Aroma G3 grinder preserves the aroma while grinding to the optimal fineness.
Pulse Extraction Process (PEP) that optimizes extraction time by pressing water through the ground coffee in short bursts
Thin Film Transfer (TFT) color display combined with a rotary dial to ensure that you can access all of its features with ease.
An intelligent water system on this Jura coffee machine uses RFID technology for automatic filter detection.
Unparalleled, award-winning design.

High Tech Innovation

The Jura J6 smart coffee machine pioneered the future of making specialty coffee at home. The new Jura app connects the J6 to a smartphone or tablet via a Bluetooth transmitter, making it easier than ever to access all of the machines capabilities. Download the app and program preferences, including amounts of beans, strengths and temperatures for multiple specialty coffees for the perfect (hands-free) brew. Jura Smart Connect Bluetooth adapter is an optional accessory. Click here for more info.

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Bolivia Peaberry Coffee, Organic, 16 oz

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Overview

This Bolivia Peaberry Coffee is of the Carnavari variety produced from trees at very high volcanic mountain altitudes. This Bolivian Peaberry Coffee is famous for its sweet-toned and soft aroma, and with very pronounced sweet cocoa tones. The final result is an outstanding flavor that is long, sweet and cocoa-laced. It is Fair Trade and organically grown which means we purchase from small farmers at a fair trade price or economically sustainable price and pesticides are not used. Purchase Bolivia Peaberry Coffee 16 oz from Volcanica Coffee Company through my links and I earn a commission that will support this site. Get Bolivia Peaberry Coffee 16 oz today. Thanks for visiting.
BOLVIA PEABERRY coffee
Organic
Fair Trade Certified
Rainforest Alliance Certified
Medium roast
Creamy hazelnut and cocoa flavors come through in middle roasts, accent notes of apple and walnut to a lesser degree, and a bittersweet tarragon note in the finish. Great for espresso.
Bolivia Coffee Factoid
Population (2013): 10.5 Million
Coffee Production: 130,000 bags (65 kg)
Country bag capacity: 132 pounds
Domestic Consumption: 20,000 bags
Coffee Export: 100,000 bags
Cultivated Area: 14,740 Hectares (36,000 acres)
Harvest: April to August
Specialty Coffees: Much of the coffee is processed at cooperatives, some of which are Fair Trade certified.
Botanical Varietals: Caturra, Typica, Criollo.

My taste evaluation:

Very sweet-toned aroma: pungent, cocoa-ish, a hint of flowers. In the cup rich, complexly expressed acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep floral tones are supported by a crisp, lemony baker’s chocolate. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Remember:

Certified organically grown at an elevation over 8500 feet above sea level, making it perhaps the highest grown coffee in the world. This nuance consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and one-location-retail roasting company with a youthful style and a commitment to the best quality coffees.

Final Thoughts

Calling all coffee snobs: Balanced, complete, big-bodied, subtly exotic. Collectors of coffee experiences may be interested in consuming what is possibly the world's highest grown coffee.
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Jura D6 Platinum

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Simple and powerful defines the Jura D6 automatic coffee center. The rotary switch and text display simplify the brewing process: With the touch of a button, the Jura D6 allows you to brew a perfect cup of coffee. The fine foam technology adds light milk foam to top off a cup of cappuccino, giving you professional quality specialty coffee at home using this Jura coffee machine.
The Jura D6 allows you to brew a perfect cup of coffee. The fine foam technology adds light milk foam to top off a cup of cappuccino. Use your smartphone to select your coffee with optional Bluetooth.
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Operates with the flip of a switch. Use the 11-language plain text display to select your specialty coffee, push the button and watch the machine whirs to life creating the perfect brew. Is simple to maintain. and has the Jura Blue-tooth Smart Connect device
Jura pioneered fine foam technology to create milk foam with a feather-light consistency. All it takes is the push of a button to top your favorite specialty coffee with professional quality milk foam.
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Easiest Iced Coffee You Will Ever Make

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To coffee lovers! Learn everything you need to understand instant cold brew coffee.
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The Easiest Iced Coffee You Will Ever Make

I love coffee. It’s pretty much my favorite thing in the whole world, besides my family of course. It helps me start my day on the right foot and it gives me the energy to tackle whatever the day throws at me. Plus, it tastes amazing.
Instant Iced Coffee
Most days I wake up and brew a hot cup of Joe, but when the weather turns warmer, there’s nothing I love more than a tall glass of iced coffee. Not only is it refreshing, it’s also a great pick-me-up any time of the day.Sudden Coffee Crystalized Coffee 300x100

While I almost always make my own coffee at home (it is easier and cheaper after all), I hardly ever make my own iced coffee. It’s not as easy and it takes more time to make, so I usually buy mine from my local coffee shop. It’s convenient and I like the taste, but it does add up over time. Being the frugal person that I am, I’ve been trying to find a cheap and easy way to make iced coffee at home. I’ve tried so many different recipes and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally found one that truly is cheap and easy!

A while back I shared all the reasons why instant coffee is awesome and it got me thinking that I should use it to make iced coffee. After experimenting a little bit, I came up with the perfect recipe using Folgers Instant Coffee. Not only is it so simple, but it’s also affordable and it tastes great!

All you need is Folgers Instant Coffee, cold water and ice. You can customize it by adding half & half cream, sweetener, flavored syrups such as vanilla, hazelnut or caramel, and whipped cream.
Simply dissolve the instant coffee in water (this doesn’t take long) and then add ice and whatever else you prefer — cream, sweetener, flavored syrup — and top with whipped cream if you want to get fancy. In less than one minute, you have the perfect iced coffee customized to your liking!
Ingredients
1 tsp. Folgers Instant Coffee (add more if you want a stronger cup)
6 oz Cold Water
1 Cup Ice
Half & Half Cream, Optional
Sugar or Sweetener, Optional
Flavored Syrup, Optional
Whipped Cream, Optional
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Pour water into a tall glass and add instant coffee. Stir until coffee crystals have fully dissolved.
Fill glass to the top with ice and add cream, sweetener or flavored syrup to your liking. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
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Sephra CF18M-SST Elite Chocolate Fountain Review

Why the Sephra CF18M-SST Elite Chocolates Fountain is the ultimate party entertainer is its outstanding quality. There could be a lot of models out there contending for the name of the best chocolate fountain, but that one is true as near to it as a delicious chocolate fountain can get. Supplying a somewhat larger capacity than other fountains sold on the marketplace for home use, this one comes with all sorts of nice extras and the best part is that it could work with other fondues. Settling for delicious chocolate is always possible, but having so many choices open is something to write home about. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Here is more about why you should jot down this delicious chocolate fountain on your shopping wishlist.

The product

The first thing that needs to be mentioned about the Sephra CF18M-SST Elite Chocolate Fountain is it can hold up to 6 pounds of melted chocolate at the same time. Home-based models usually hold a little amount of delicious chocolate, so they are not recommended for bigger parties.

Offering 50% more capacity than regular models for home use, this fountain from Sephra is ideal for hosting slightly larger parties for your friends and relations. In the end, the last thing you need at a celebration is disgruntled guests who could not make the most properly of the gorgeous chocolate fountain set in the center of the festive table.

If you wish to make your celebrations really great, decide on a model with a slightly much larger capacity which means you can accommodate more guests without a problem. This fountain suits the costs just nicely.

Easy Cleanup

You may absolutely love how easy it is to clean this chocolate fountain once the party has ended. Since you most definitely leave the heavy work to your dishwasher, it is good news to hear that the Sephra CF18M-SST Elite Chocolates Fountain can be studied aside and washed by using this convenient home product. The basin is made of stainless steel so that it is also easy to clean. Durable and easy to maintain in great working order, this model is a good addition to any party and it represents a great investment in all the fun time you as well as your guests will have.

Quiet operation

That is a great plus for just about any chocolate fountain and it is the best part that this model has it. The Sephra fountain comes with the Whisper Quiet technology, which is accountable for its very low level of sound. Parties where noise is frowned upon, or gatherings where in fact the sound of the continuously working chocolate fountain can be considered disturbing, will be the indicated occasions for employing this model. Your guests will be able to move around, talk and have fun, without even suspecting that the delicious chocolate fountain has a working mechanism underneath everything delicious chocolate goodness.

Expandable

The outstanding quality of the model is what recommends it most. First of all, although that's not something you can notice with the naked eye, the device has a commercial-grade heating element. This means that your chocolates are certain to get melted and ready to use very quickly. The smooth texture of delicious chocolate fondue will be appreciated by your guests to the maximum.

Another nice add-on of the model is represented by the probability to modify the temperatures of chocolate, because of its electronic settings and four different heat range settings. In case your guests are more particular about this aspect, or you just want to surprise them a little, this is a superb option to have accessible.
However, the add-on that should really be described is the viscosity tunnel, whose main purpose is to combine well all sorts of other fondues. Are you not that fond of chocolate? The Sephra CF18M-SST Top-notch Chocolate Fountain enables you to experience with other interesting mixes, such as caramel, cheese, ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for all types of parties.

Final Thoughts

If you're looking for the perfect party starter, you will feel hard-pressed to find a better choice than the Sephra CF18M-SST Elite Chocolate Fountain. Offering you the possibility to see with all sorts of fondues, which means you can impress your guests with an increase of than just delicious waves of moving delicious chocolate, this fountain is a suggested buy. Featuring quiet procedure and nice add-ons so that you can play with, the Sephra fountain reviewed here can help you create the best atmosphere for your celebrations so that your guests will all spend an excellent time in your company. Get some good great quality fondues and start enjoying the excellent results this chocolate fountain provides you with each and every time.

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Jamaica Blue Mountain now Fully Certified at Volcanica Coffee

Jamaica Blue Mountain now Fully Certified at Volcanica Coffee

Volcanica Coffee Certification for Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee  

We are proud to announce that Volcanica Coffee Company is now fully certified by the CIB (Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica) and we are now displaying the official seal on our website next to all of our 100% certified products.
Please note, Volcanica Coffee has been certified all along however Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica changed their processes back in early summer and since then we’ve been working on getting their new certification. Please note, I include affiliate links within this post to support the maintenance and development of this site.
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Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is a globally protected certification mark, meaning only coffee certified by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica can be labeled as such. It comes from a recognized growing region in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica, and its cultivation is monitored by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. CIB is defending its brand and quality which allows them to command a premium price for what truly is the best coffee in the world. No other region or country defends its brand as well as Jamaica does. Buy Fresh Roasted Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Free Shipping on all Orders $60+.

 

Blue Mountain Peaberry Coffee – Wallenford 100% Certified 16 oz

Only the finest 5 percent of the coffee bean crop are Jamaica Blue Mountain Peaberry coffee beans. Famous for its refined taste, unusual sweetness, excellent body and an intense aroma. Smooth, clean and balanced, full-bodied with subtle acidity. Reserved for those who demand perfection.

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Blue Mountain Coffee – Clydesdale 100% Certified 16 oz

Clydesdale Estate Coffee was first exported in the late 1700’s. Although no longer in operation, the factory along with the Clydesdale Great House have now been appointed a National Heritage site. The farmers in the region have continued the tradition and still produce an outstanding quality coffee, only of the Typica variety.

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Volcanica Coffee is helping the CIB

We have also been assisting the CIB in protecting their brand and reporting and rooting out counterfeit products that claim to be authentic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. The main test to determine the authenticity of coffee beans is a laboratory test performed by the CIB. However, one of the easiest tests is the price point since no true Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is available at a low price. Any low-priced JBM coffee must be marked “blend” on the product to distinguish it from 100% pure.

What is Jamaica Blue Mountain?

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is renowned for being one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world. It comes from a recognized growing location in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica situated on the east side of the country between Kingston and Port Antonio. As well as being the longest mountain range, rising to 2,256 meters (7,402 ft), they are some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The climate of the region is cool and misty with high rainfall. This combination of climate and soil is considered ideal for growing arabica beans.

Blue Mountain Coffee has a very clean taste, with a noticeable sweetness. The flavor is bold, smooth and rich. Balanced, with almost no bitterness. There’s a sweet, intense floral aroma, and the taste contains hints of nuts, cocoa and spices.

 

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