004 – Grilling Accessories for Dad


This week Charpie is streaming in from San Francisco while Joe and Bill hold down the fort. We’ll be talking about Fathers’ Day gift ideas for you last minute shoppers!

What’s Grillin’ 004 “Grilling Accessories for Dad” Show Notes:

Joe has impeccable belch timing.

Charpie is coming in over Skype from San Francisco.

Special guest, Karri, is sitting in with Charpie.

Charpie enjoys some Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA (Beer Advocate) at Bloodhound.

Charpie visits City Beer and purchases Bison Organic Honey Basil Ale (Beer Advocate).

Karri is starting to win over Charpie and his dislike for sour beers with Rodenbach Flemish Red Brown Ale (Beer Advocate) and Rodenbach Gran Cru (Beer Advocate).

Joe enjoys an Alaskan IPA (Beer Advocate).

Bill is drinking Sierra Nevada Torpedo (Beer Advocate).

Charpie visits Off the Grid, a food truck market in San Francisco.

Charpie visits Comstock, the best bar in San Francisco, where Karri is the bar manager and pisco ambassador.

Joe’s been cooking pizza like a mad man on the Big Green Egg. Check it out!

If you’re ever in San Francisco, Casey’s Pizza offers wood fired pizza from a truck!

Bill gives a shout out to Bravo Pizza.

Joe tests out the new Grilling Addiction spice rub. So far, so good.

Charpie thinks BBQ Pitmasters on Destination America is turning into a clown show and realizes the only way he’ll get through this season is by playing the BBQ Pitmasters Drinking Game.

Joe finds a list from Destination America of the top 10 BBQ and grilling websites.

Joe and Charpie talk about making the Bacon Explosion.

What’s Grillin’ – Gifts for Dad

Joe recommends getting dad a super nice set of tongs. Read Charpie’s tongs post.

For the dad who’s the gadget lover, Charpie recommends a laser thermometer. Check ‘em out.

Joe also recommends some grilling baskets.

If dad doesn’t have one already, an electric rotisserie is also an excellent idea. The guys both have Weber rotisseries which are available for gas and charcoal grills.

Shout out to Andrew Zimmern‘s Go Fork Yourself podcast.

A good set of grill mitts is something that every dad should have. Check out Joe’s post on finding the mitt that fits.

Joe mentions the Charcoal Companion BBQ Pit Mitt (video), but he’s not sure if it beats out a basic leather set of mitts.

Does dad have a good grill brush? A nice grill brush can be a great, cost effective gift. For these, you don’t have to go overboard. Standard wooden handled brushes are the best bang for the buck. Avoid plastic brushes because they’ll melt! See Charpie’s review on the Weber Style brush.

For the charcoal griller, chimneys are always nice to have. Even if you’ve got one already, an extra can be handy to have around.

Joe talks about his Steven Raichlen pepper roaster.

Joe also talks about grilling lights for cookin’ in the dark! Check some out here.

Grilling on the Big Green Egg with Geek Mom.


  1. Wayne Brown says:

    Thanks for the mention of the BBQ Pitmasters Drinking Game!

    • Charpie says:

      No, thank you!

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