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Original Q, Issue #039- news
February 01, 2011
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Get Another Drink and Try Again


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Table of Contents


Recent Website Additions and Updates

*Tailgating in the News
*BBQ News Headlines

Editors Qs
*Hipshot answers reader's questions

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.


Recent Website Additions


Tailgating in the News

Remember, you can keep up with newsworthy tailgating on the website at BBQ Tailgating News . Super Bowl weekend is coming up. Plan your party and enjoy.

Last chance for some Tailgating this year... that is if you are one of the lucky ones to be going to the Super Bowl. But who says you have to be there?

Have your own little "tailgating" party right in your own back yard. Many people actually prefer to watch the game at home vs going in person. Woops... I don't want to get in the middle of that argument. But, make the best of your own situation and do what you can.

You realize, don't you, that even though Tailgating is thought to be a football thing, that's not the only way to go. What about all those college games? And not just football. March Madness is coming too.

Anyway... here is a sample of some of the headlines that you can find every day on the website. And this is only one of the several categories.

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BBQ Tailgating News
Tailgating with ABTs


BBQ News Headlines

Here is the page that has all the other news links on it. A reminder that you can find current information every day, right here at Original BBQ.

BBQ News Headlines


Editor's Qs


Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Porcelain, or Steel? Which Grate material is best?

My personal preference is heavy cast iron. I think it comes from using cast iron skillets and knowing how much better they make food taste than other cookware.

I have used steel, and it seems to loose it's temper and begins to chip and rust quickly (especially the thin lightweight grates). It's worth spending a little more money to get something heavy that will stand up to the heat.

Stainless steel will last longer than steel, but it will still loose its temper and begin to rust sooner than the heavier cast iron.

Porcelain coating on a grate is something I have never used. I have a feeling that it would be more like a non-stick surface (which is good), but may require a little more care to keep it from chipping.

Cast iron is my choice, mainly because I use it. It does take some effort to care for too, though. You must keep it clean and oiled for it to last. If it's neglected, it will rust up and have a short life too.

Who knows, maybe I will get a Porcelain coated cast iron grate for my next one. I think I deserve to at least try one so I will know what I am talking about.

Thanks again Hipshot




The Challenge Continues.

I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.

All the Best
Hipshot

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