Meat Prices Are Up!

Meat Prices Are Up

Meat Prices Are Up! That’s no surprise to you is it? The price of beef has risen sharply and pork producers are riding that wave in comparison. Check out this video detailing the trend:

In this clip it says that the price of beef has gone up 11% and pork has gone up 9 % while the price of chicken has only gone up 1 percent. So, while we wouldn’t advocate giving up either beef or pork it certainly makes sense to buy more chicken!

Does this have to be another situation where once you’ve pulled the skin off, all you have is basic chicken? No, not at all! We’ve got Butcher’s Bird Booster that you can inject into the meat of the chicken that will make it more moist as well as much more flavorful! We know this as we use a secret combination of these in competition events and have been scoring very high. While the specifics of that effort will remain untold, you too can use all the ingredients that we use to make the best tasting chicken you’ve ever made! You won’t even have to cook it outside if you don’t want to!!!

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Stop by our shop or visit our online store to see our Bird Booster products and get some for your next special meal. We’ll even give you a disposable injector to get you started as well as a little advice to help you along the way!

Meat Prices Are Up

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Real Montana Charcoal Arrived Today

Real Montana Charcoal Arrived Today

Our Real Montana Charcoal arrived today after months of waiting. It was a large pallet (see picture below!) and we received a combination of 20 lb boxes as well as 5 lb bags. It is evident that there is plenty of apple but also we have cherry, hickory, oak and other mixed hardwoods on the pallet.

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There have been numerous customer requests on this product for months but it is impossible to remember everyone who has asked for it. So, “Come and get it!” while it is available!!

Call 812-248-2233 or visit our store at http://shop.charcoalandmore.com/Lump-Charcoal_c5.htm

Real Montana Charcoal Arrived Today

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Smoky Beer Sangrita Recipe

Smoky Beer Sangrita Recipe

Smoky Beer Sangrita Recipe – We talk about smoking this and smoking that all the time. This recipe popped up on our radar today and seems very intriguing! Certainly some of the ingredients aren’t things that you would find on your shelf everyday but maybe there is one that you would want to have and this is the perfect reason to put it there. Sea salt is a great flavor ingredient and this recipe calls for “coarse smoked sea salt”! We didn’t even know such a thing existed so maybe it will go great with BBQ as well?

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In any event, take a peek at this recipe for “Smoky Beer Sangrita” and you may have two “finds” in one day that will move your BBQ prowess into the next realm!!

Smoky Beer Sangrita Recipe

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5lb bags of Three Little Pigs rubs available now

5lb bags of Three Little Pigs rubs are available now

We had a shipment of Three Little Pigs rubs arrive here today! These rubs were 5lb bags of the “Championship” rub that arrived today. For the last two years we had been able to provide customers with bulk rubs from Three Little Pigs but late last year we had handed a blow when it was announced that the minimum order quantity for us was $150. When the winter time arrived that became a real problem as not that many people order bulk rubs then. Now that it is BBQ season again, it is less of a problem to put a $150 order together. So, if you need a 5 lb bag ($36.95!) of Championship, we’ve got you covered!  Just a “post note” here, we have 3 bags of  All Purpose and 3 bags of Memphis rub as of 7/6/2014.

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If you have a need for 5 lbs of a different item, please let us know as we can start accumulating an order so we can get things out on an orderly basis.

A little bonus here now is that we’ve been able to work things out with the US Post Office where we can ship the 5 lb bags in a regional A box that is very competitive! For example, the cheapest we’ve got was $5.85 for a local shipment and the highest we’ve got was $10.87 for a shipment going to Seattle. In addition, we can get 5 of the 12.5 ounce bottles of the Three Little Pigs rubs in a a Regional A box as well. So, if you want to mix and match an order for multiple flavors of rub in a box, we can do that too! On the whole, this has turned out to be pretty competitive!

So, if you have a need for a 5 lb bag of any of our rubs, please let us know and we’ll be happy to be of service!

5lb bags of Three Little Pigs rubs are available now

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BBQ Starter Kit

BBQ Starter Kit

BBQ Starter Kit – BBQ Season has finally arrived so you will probably want to inventory your supplies to find out what you need to get started. We’d like to help with that! Listed below you will find one or more of what we will describe as BBQ Starter Kits that we think should be a good value for you.

Grillers Starter Kit
2 bags of Wicked Good charcoal briquettes$23.90
3 – Three Little Pigs rubs | 6.5 oz$22.47
3 – Three Little Pigs sauces |19.5 oz$20.97
Total$67.34
After Charcoal and More 25% discount =$50.00
Call or send order request via contact form. Not available via shopping cart

 BBQ Starter Kit

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The Open Range – Generation 3 Selected as Top Smoker Grill

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The Open Range – Generation 3 Selected as Top Smoker Grill

The “Open Range”, Generation 3 Good-One Smoker/Grill made in Missouri was selected in the “Top 10″ Smoker/Grills in the $1000 price range by the “Amazing Rib Website”
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51SoG9vyolL. SL30  The Open Range   Generation 3 Selected as Top Smoker GrillStop by to visit us and see why the Open Range from The Good-One is the best value you can get in a smoker/grill. Not only do we sell the product but we are competition cookers and can give expert instruction on how to get the best from any smoker you would buy from us!

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The Open Range – Generation 3 Selected as Top Smoker Grill

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Charcoal Smoker Tips from BBQ Boot Camp

Charcoal Smoker Tips from BBQ Boot Camp

We just finished our 7th(?) BBQ Boot Camp and it was not lost on the participants that a Good-One charcoal smoker is masterful instrument, used with ease by those who have the talent to use it. Does it take a long time to develop this talent? No, not really!

Chris Marks from The Good-One company demonstrated just how easy it is to get the smoker set up, get your meat prepped and then “set it and forget it!”  Is this a gross over simplification? No, not at all! Let’s review the steps shall we? They are:

1) Have a good to great(The Good-One) smoker – check

2) Fill the firebox with good to great (TGO, Ozark Oak, Wicke Good or Real Montana) lump charcoal. – check

3) Light the charcoal with something like a charcoal chimney, starter cubes or even a weed burner! (That last part is way too much fun!) – check

4) Let the charcoal get up to temp while you prep the meat. – check

5) Rub your chosen big meat with cheap mustard and apply rubs according to instructions. – check

6) Put your meat on the smoker, close the lid, spin the spinners all the way in and then back out 1 1/2 turns. Set the damper to a 11 o’clock position and wait 5 minutes. – check

7) Bump the damper up or down depending on whether you need more or less heat. Stick temp probe in desire place in meat. – check

8) Confirm temp as desired. All of this should have taken 30 minutes max. – check

9) Go do something else until shortly before expected to be done. Yea, go ahead, you can do this! – check

10) Confirm meat is at the desired temperature, pull this bad boy off of the smoker and enjoy! Simple enough?

Charcoal Smoker Tips from BBQ Boot Camp

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Spring Special from Green Mountain Grills

Spring Special from Green Mountain Grills

From now until the end of the day on Mother’s day, we will give you $100 off on any Daniel Boone or Jim Bowie grill – black, stainless, and/or remote. Yep, this is as good a tax refund, isn’t it? Just faster!!

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Keep in mind that for a limited time, we are also running another special where we will give 140 lbs of pellets to any customer who buys a new GMG pellet grill and the two specials can be used together! This is just crazy good!

Call us at 812-248-2233, send us a message via our online form or stop by to visit us at 840 S Penn Ave in Sellersburg, IN 47472!!

This is for “in-store” purchases only.

Spring Special from Green Mountain Grills

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Initial review for the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill

Initial review for the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill

Davy Crockett Pellet Grill review from Green Mountain Grills. We recently started carrying the full line of pellet smoker grills from Green Mountain. We are very interested in the how and why of how people get started grilling and smoking. So,  we started by going through the process of taking the the Davy Crockett (sells for $379) through the “burn in” process and then on to the first cook which was something pretty simple, chicken.

We started the “burn in” process and the machine worked well. Because we had to move the unit in the middle of the process we found that it will start over from the beginning if you would happen to lose power during that process. Didn’t seem to matter because nothing unusual happened. After loading the hopper with wood pellets, the unit goes through the three steps of loading the pellets to the burn pot via the auger and igniting the pellets in the burn pot once the pot is filled. It smokes a good bit during the initial ignition but has very little smoke to it once you get close to the 350 degree “burn in” temperature. That all worked flawlessly.

We prepped a nice big, whole chicken by spatchcocking the chicken and flattening it out for uniform cooking. We used a product we sell, called “Sweet Heat” from Custom Smoke when we rubbed the chicken prior to cooking.  Below is a picture of the chicken on the smoker right before we flipped it over and closed the lid.

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Initial review for the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill

We decided to cook the chicken at 300 degrees given the fact that we started at 3 p.m. and didn’t want to stay after hours. We used the meat probe provided with the unit and inserted it into the breast and then change the display so that it always showed the meat temp instead of the internal temp of the smoker / grill. We have a number of tools here to validate or cross check a number of parameters so we used an ET-732 remote temp thermometer to validate the thermometer supplied. The ET-732 read about 40 degrees hotter on average during the cooking process.  There is a grease plate that catches all of the drippings and empties them into a little bucket at the right end of the unit. That plate slants up from the right to the left so the heat will rise toward the left side of the unit. Then we repositioned the chicken with the breast toward the left side because the meat was thickest there. We would estimate the thickness there to be 2 3/4″ – 3″ thick

We cooked from 3 p.m. to 5:10 p.m when the breast meat in the chicken reached 165 degrees. The unit was put into “power down” mode at that point with the blower exhausting any unspent fuel to ash and them the unit was unplugged. Everything worked worked as advertised. You can power the unit directly off of your vehicle battery, through the cigarette lighter socket or through a 110 volt circuit in your building. The Davy Crockett is the “Tailgater” version and works very well in that role.

By the way, the chicken was very moist and flavorful throughout with some of our pickiest customers giving a big “thumbs up” to the effort! We also know from some of our larger catering customers that this combination is a big hit with their customers!!

Come by to see our new line-up of pellet grills and smokers. We’ll be happy to answer any questions we can. You’ll be able to maintain the ease of using propane but also move a step up to having real wood flavor!

Initial review for the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill

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Open House Winner Announced!

We are very pleased to announce the winner of the free one day BBQ Boot Camp class! This was a “door prize” for the people who came to our Open House held this past Saturday.

The winner was Steve Jenkins of Charlestown!!

In addition, there were also four other unannounced winners of Three Little Pigs All Natural Beef seasoning or our Bear Paws!

We appreciate everyone for coming!

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