Nyani Martin

Cinder Grill: No Preheat Needed (or Wanted)

Cinder Grill, the world’s first Precision Grill, is the fastest way to sous vide possible. Instead of hours and hours spent bobbing in a bulky, splashing water bath, your food comes to temp in an hour or even less. However, for this to happen smoothly, a few cooking details must be observed. Usually when we

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Skewers, sausage skewers, Cinder Grill, sous vide steak, sous vide, Desora
BBQ Tips

Grilling Small Foods: Big Flavors!

It’s common knowledge that good things come in small packages, and this is absolutely true of grilling. From juicy shrimp to cherry tomatoes, many small foods are well suited to grilling. You’ll need to take a little care, of course, to make sure you don’t drop anything between the grill grates.  However, there are several

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Vegetarian? Grilling Is For You!

Grilling isn’t just for meat-eaters. In fact, many vegetarian options reach their fullest potential on the grill.  High heat, rich flavors, and beautiful grill marks enhance vegetarian cooking just as much as any meat-based dish.  However, as any seasoned cook knows, vegetarian grilling isn’t just tossing some veggies on the grill and calling it a

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iKamand smart grill controller and Desora Kamado Joe BBQ
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Guide to Setting up Your iKamand

So you’ve discovered the iKamand, our unique temperature control for the grill. You’ve read up on this scientific perfection of one of humanity’s oldest cooking methods. You know this valiant grill controller can send both dangerous undercooking and charred disasters firmly to the past. You’ve brought an iKamand home to your Kamado Joe charcoal grill.

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Five Ways To Use Barbecue Sauce in Grilling

Barbecue sauce, that rich smoky condiment. It brings mouthwatering spice, sweetness, and a tasty tang of molasses to any food we put it on. It’s almost synonymous with grilling, which leads us to irony. Coating food with barbecue sauce and then grilling it is a surefire way to burn everything. That’s because of the high

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The Benefits of Brining

Brining improves food, full stop.  A wide range of foods benefit from brining; not just meats and fish, but even vegetables and tofu. The benefits of brining can (and will) be listed at length. It all but guarantees juicy and tender food, perfect results, and foolproof cooking. Also, it’s much quicker than you might think.

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Pro Joe Kamado Joe Grill cooking with Desora BBQ
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The Science of Smoke

Smoke-infused food tastes good. One of the main reasons for grilling, and furthermore for using a charcoal grill, is smoke. However, the interplay of food and smoke is far from simple. In order to cook like a pitmaster, you will need to understand what smoke is made of and how it interacts with your food.

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Grilling With Kids: 5 Easy and Quick Recipes

One of the many delights of grilling is its family-friendly nature. Everyone loves grilled food from the teething baby gnawing a corncob to the grandparents proud of their descendants. Indeed, because it’s so much fun, grilling is a perfect way to teach your kids about cooking. Here are five easy and quick recipes to make

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How to Care For Your Outdoor Grill

Like any tool, your outdoor grill needs care and maintenance. All of our grills use charcoal, so these tips are geared toward the charcoal grill. However, many are more broadly useful. In general there are three times you’ll clean your grill : grilling prep before your cooking session, grill maintenance afterwards, and at the end

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Fall Grilling: Five Recipes

Grilling at home isn’t just for summer! You can grill like a pro for much of the year as long as you keep your approach flexible and your grill well heated. The iKamand grill controller is a great help in maintaining the fire inside no matter what the weather is outside. Also, while you’re enjoying

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Salt, Pepper & Garlic: the Spice Rub That Goes With Everything

The same topic comes up time and again in many of our conversations with our customers. “What’s the best steak seasoning? What’s the best spice rub? What spice rub goes with everything?” There is actually an answer: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder, in equal amounts.  This is the most versatile spice rub we know, and

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How to Modify a Recipe

Very often, we find the perfect recipe — except that it needs a change or a couple of substitutions. We might want to modify a recipe for any one of several reasons.  Perhaps we’re out of an ingredient. Or maybe it’s something we don’t like but we know the dish will be good without it.

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The Best Wine With Steak

Red wine with steak.  A classic, delicious pairing. But why do these partners go so well together? We thought we’d briefly discuss the nature of red wine, both by itself and alongside steak. Our goal is to help you pick the best wine for your perfect steak.   The Nature of Red Wine The five

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How To Make Your Labor Day Grill-iant!

Labor Day celebrates the social and economic achievements of American workers. Even more so during this tumultuous year, we absolutely deserve a celebration! Enjoy your long weekend and honor our collective industry by grilling from home. If you want a traditional burgers – and – hot -dogs barbecue we have a guide to that.  However,

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The Best Grilled Shrimp & Steak Skewers

Surf and turf is a classic pairing. Savory meat and sweet seafood set each other off to delicious effect. One of the best ways to pair them is in skewers of shrimp and steak. The best grilled shrimp and the best grilled steak add up to even more than the sum of their delicious parts.

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Backyard Clambake: Seafood On the Grill

Clambakes are traditional and delicious. Furthermore they feed a crowd very well for easy entertaining. However, it’s not always feasible to head out to a beach, dig a pit, and line it with seaweed. So how about bringing the clambake home onto your backyard grill? You’ll find recipes all over the Web; we created this

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The Perfect Grilled Lobster At Home

Grilled lobster is a summertime treat. Instead of managing big pots of boiling water, you quickly sear the lobster over a hot fire. The flavors concentrate while the flesh crisps around the edges and pulls away from the shell. You can eat it as is, make a lovely lobster roll, or any one of a

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Essentials for Perfect Grilling

Have you planned a grilling session, only to realize too late that you forgot something? There’s not much worse than finding yourself an unprepared host. Consequently, in order to help, we’ve assembled a set of simple checklists to accompany our ProJoe Grills and iKamand grill controller. Use these to plan ahead and ensure stress-free perfect

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Indoor vs Outdoor Grilling

Whether indoors or outdoors, grilling is a primal, satisfying cooking method. It’s tactile and versatile, and it’s an achievement and victory to grill the perfect steak. However, a major consideration when choosing your grill is whether to pick an indoor vs. an outdoor grill.  Both kinds of grills have their pluses and minuses. Therefore we’ve

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A Guide To Grilling Cuts of Beef

When grilling beef it is very important to know what cuts of beef you’re working with.  Grillable beef cuts come from many different regions in the cow. The best meat to grill hot and fast will be a very different beef cut than the best to barbecue low and slow. Also, how long to grill

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An Introduction to the iKamand

The iKamand was born out of a Harvard class on creating practical solutions to life’s problems. This grill temperature controller has become an indispensable grilling device. Let’s introduce you to this cutting-edge perfection of one of the oldest cooking methods. Cooking over fire and coals is a time-honored tradition. Even with a range of other

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Man grilling with the iKamand app. Smart grill controller with Desora BBQ
Science

How the iKamand Works

The smart cooking appliance iKamand brings a new level of control to grilling. This grill controller continuously monitors the grill and food with built in thermometers. Using this data it adjusts the airflow to stabilize the heat. Perfect results are guaranteed. Are you tired of overcooking and undercooking? Instead of continuing to struggle, make your

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Recipes

Five Unusual Foods You Can Cook On The Grill

Grilling is a long-awaited summer activity. While grilling, we get to enjoy the great outdoors.  Furthermore, we get to keep heat out of our houses. However we usually think of grilling as a way to cook meat and poultry, maybe fish. Occasionally we grill a ‘hobo pack’ of potatoes.  How about broadening your horizons and

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Five Summer Recipes For the Grill

Summertime is the season for all things smoky. The Kamado Joe grills make grilling foolproof and fun. This is especially true when the iKamand brings its temperature precision to the party. But, what to grill? To protect you from decision paralysis, here are five deliciously simple recipes created by Chef Eric for Kamado Joe. We’ve

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Science

The Benefits of the iKamand

Grilling is one of the most enjoyable ways to prepare food. The delicious scents of smoke and sizzling meat, the rich flavors produced by char and caramelization — there’s nothing like it. However, the delights of grilling conceal numerous potential problems. Fires can take forever to become ready. Food can end up dangerously undercooked or

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Tips for Steak Seasoning

Seasoning steaks for sous vide can be as simple or as complex as the cook desires.  A tasty steak seasoning can be made from the trio of salt, pepper, and garlic. Alternatively it can be an intricate rub created to harmonize with the other dishes.  Here we present a few tips for achieving perfect steak

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