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Beer can chicken goes big time

All-Clad Ultimate Chicken Roaster

Moist, tender and flavorful chicken is the key allure of beer can chicken. The classic cooking technique has been a favorite of backyard grillers for quite some time. While I have a hard time believing that the concept is anything new, I’m pretty sure the trend of kitchen gear emulating the process is a relatively recent phenomenon. Be that as it may be, what is important is that with this high-quality pan, beer can chicken has officially moved from the backyard to the kitchen stove.

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August 31, 2009   No Comments

The $200 Heineken

Krups BeerTender

This thing drives me crazy. Or rather it would drive me crazy if I were crazy enough to own one. But then I guess the point would be moot, due to double craziness or something and I would be content owning the thing… see what I mean?

It’s not like the Krups BeerTender is a bad idea, it’s just that it does one thing and one thing only: pour Heineken beer. The countertop machine can be set to your choice of three temperatures, and along with its internal carbonation delivers draft style beer Heineken right from their compact 5-liter Draught Kegs. The issue isn’t really if one prefers Heineken or not, it’s that there is no options for anything else. It seems to me with such exclusivity Heineken should be paying you to use this machine. Asking the consumer to pay $200 seems a bit much. (Down from a suggested price of $400.)

June 1, 2009   No Comments

This beer is yours, no question about it

Bottle Markers by Make My Day

It’s the weekend and it’s time to get out there and shake off some steam. If you find yourself at a party with everybody imbibing a good time, chances are your particular adult beverage will at some point get lost in the fray. Perhaps the host had the foresight to stall the oft-repeated refrain ‘Is this beer mine?’ by supplying these Bottle Markers by Make My Day. Made of silicone, the marker slides over the neck of your beverage, and is easily identifiable by color. Now all you have to do is remember which color is yours.

May 15, 2009   1 Comment

Grillin’ in the rain

Taylor Weekend Warrior Waterproof Digital Thermometer

I’m not sure how useful the waterproof feature of this thermometer is but if you are of the type to constantly drop your thermometer into water or beer (oh ok, waterproof makes sense now), then this is the solution you were looking for.

The Taylor Weekend Warrior Waterproof Digital Thermometer is an easy-to-use handheld device that helps you to ensure doneness in all of your cooking endeavors. The backlit LCD screen is viewable in low light and the three-inch stainless steel probe records temperatures from -40 to 450 degrees F. An auto-off timer and a minimum/maximum temperature memory complete the feature set that may be attractive to the beer drinking weekend warriors among us.

April 13, 2009   2 Comments