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Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

A Cobb grill uses about 10 briquettes. I figure that's a bit easier on the venting.

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in Cookware

Popcorn and soda pairings

Pairings? Dunno.
But here's some sodas:
Red Ribbon Cherry Soda -- The Parent Trap, just as sickeningly sweet, and reminds you of being a kid.
Boylan's Red Birch Beer -- I'd suggest My Hot wet american summer, but pick out something NE and go with it.
Red Ribbon Mint Julep -- Pee-wee's big adventure. You get bonus points if you point out what it really tastes like after the movie (yay surrealism!).
Boylan's Creme Soda (or mix your own nilla soda): Moonrise Kingdom, because it tastes like cotton candy.
Barritts' ginger beer -- anything british or Carribean.

1 day ago
Chowrin in General Topics

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

Unobstructed flow is easy.
(In short, under no circumstances use flexiduct. And use straight lines, if possible. Any bends, and you are restricting airflow).

And make sure you have enough input air from places you want it coming from (professional kitchens sometimes have input air as well as outflows)

Jul 25, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

Yes, mostly in Eastern Europe.

Jul 25, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

Knowledge of the needed fluid dynamics is not a normal part of the architect skillset.

Jul 25, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Should I get a Costco membership?

go to webmd. I've had listeria before (mild case) and I highly doubt it can strike weeks later.

Jul 23, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

With the numbers of Germans who settled there? If they don't have building codes, i'll eat my hatte.

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware
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Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

Yeah. My point is just that age of house is important (and also quality of house)

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Should I get a Costco membership?

AMEX anted up with the lawyers on the Costco Card... I'm pretty sure they do the same things for all their cards...

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Should I get a Costco membership?

costco autorenews your membership (it's the annual fee for the card too)

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

What NOT to buy at Costco's

I do. But I walk my groceries home. So, there are actual carrying capacity limits.

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

Once you have it installed, call a housing inspector to come out with the CO detector. (or set one up nearby).

better if you know how good your insulation is -- you're going to need more inflow of air if your insulation is good.
(People fart themselves to death occasionally. Controlled Airflow is a good idea in a house).

Realize that anyone saying "I did this fifty years ago" -- is probably dealing with a radically different house than a standard new house.

And, straight up and out is good. Make sure you're using good ducting (not flexiduct, that really kills airflow).

Cobb's good for smoking and steamed hams, and all that, and it doesn't use a huge amount of charcoal (and is dishwasher safe and portable). I recommend.

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

genoO,
There's also the little matter of Building Code -- it's quite possible to have a leaky house, but not if it's newbuilt in a decent area. So different specs.

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Should I get a Costco membership?

mcf,
You've got a black credit card? Please. You've never bought a house with a credit card, have you? Right.

"No credit limit" doesn't exist. "We'll tell you when you hit the credit limit" does, however.

Jul 22, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

toopie,
Buyers probably bought the whole lot. Expect better quality control next season.

Jul 21, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

If you buy a Cobb grill, i'd feel reasonably safe with a window open and underneath the vent hood. It's designed to burn relatively minimal charcoal, and NOT BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE. (Big issue in South Africa, which is where it was designed for -- primary fuel source there is corn cobs.).

Jul 19, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Should I get a Costco membership?

That $55 is good for a free AMEX card. Enjoy!

Jul 18, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

What kind of restaurant has the highest profit margins?

It's less than $5 per pound for flank at Costco... if you buy 50 at once. It's about $8 a pound if you're buying 3 at once.

So there's margin, but not super crazy amounts.

Jul 10, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

What kind of restaurant has the highest profit margins?

Anyone doing a volume business. Bonus if takeout/otherwise no waitstaff.

Jul 10, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Pittsburgh Bound

If you're going to the Warhol, you might want to check out Max's Allegheny Tavern.

Jul 02, 2014
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

German or Scandinavian Food in Pittsburgh

The majority of Pittsburgh restaurants are pizza places, I believe. I don't consider Pittsburgh Pizza to be Italian.

Jun 26, 2014
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

Unlikely. Toxins in certain wines have awful effects on me (they might be fungal for all I know or care). Might be the same thing here.

Jun 19, 2014
Chowrin in Spirits

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

Psychosomatic doesn't mean it's not real, folks. If you're seeing auras because your brain is malfunctioning (migraine), you're still seeing auras.

Jun 19, 2014
Chowrin in Spirits

Store Brands

Ya walk 'em, uprooting what you see that isn't supposed to be there.
'least that's what I assume from knowing how stupid horses are, and what horse farmers have to do.

Jun 19, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Anything to look for in Aldis?

Does this contain fish? or shellfish?

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Anything to look for in Aldis?

Name brand means: always the same.
No more than that.

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Anything to look for in Aldis?

TJ's are well known to scoop up the friendlier Aldi's employees, where they exist nearby.

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Best inexpensive wine?

I cannot afford to do the same. Stupid state monopoly.

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in Wine

2nd Tier Cities: The best food & dining experiences?

Glad you enjoyed my nitpicking. ;-) Why not make it a new thread?

Austin (with their BBQ) fits, Pittsburgh doesn't (though we do have some really fine stuff, I'm not sure we've got three purveyors of "wow, that's freaking excellent" in any one category -- maybe something slavic).

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Homemade ice cream recipes that don't use heavy cream?

Eep! no wonder you're howling!
David Leibowitz' recipes are generally 2 cups cream to one cup milk (add some sugar). No need for eggs, mind.

Jun 11, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking