Blind Grilling Experience

Blind Grilling Experience

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, Chris is determined to Encourage independence through accessible technology at the grill, in the kitchen, and in every other aspect of life. Sharing experiences from a unique perspective in activities you would not expect the blind or visually impaired to be involved in.


June 24, 2024 41 mins

Chris is joined in studio with Tony who was passing through the area and wanted to say hello.  Last season, Tony was a guest talking about his homemade fridge smoker and Big Green Egg outdoor kitchen setup.  This time we talk about our favorite cooks and offer some pros and cons to pellet smokers.  We also discuss some other hobbies we love.

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Chris survived his camping trip and tells about his experience with tarantulas  and the All Terrain Cane.  Questions and recommendations for subjects came pouring in and this episode examines how to mitigate the smell of fish.  

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June 15, 2024 37 mins

 I’m headed into the backwoods of the Ozark mountains to camp with some friends.  Going to try a new French press coffee maker at the campsite and report back with some other adventures.  We remind folks about the usefulness of a fish basket for grilling and then talk about how to cook eggs without breaking the yoke. 

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June 11, 2024 45 mins

 It’s a new season of BGE and we are so appreciative of all the emails and texts we have received.  We will answer a few of your questions about meat probes, starter sticks, grills and more.  Chris spoke at the MOKA Conference in Springfield, MO which was put on by the MLV foundation.  We have also traveled to Texas and Tennessee for some preaching appointments.  We were able to eat a smoked pecan pie from Pulaski County TN made by...

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December 11, 2023 30 mins

For our last show of season 3 we are talking about the new Meater 2 Plus wireless meat probe and what I love about it.  We then talk about cooking prime rib and how to please everyone regardless of how they like their meat cooked. 

Thanks for a wonderful year and season of Blind Grilling Experience. 


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November 27, 2023 20 mins

 We are recovering from our food coma after an amazing week of Thanksgiving treats.  While Turkey was the star for most folks, we had some duck breast that stole the show.  

Update on my diet and the great results from eating the right kind of fats and looking forward to talking about prime rib for Xmas.


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November 20, 2023 24 mins

Hope y’all have taken your turkey out of the freezer to thaw.  Are you smoking a ham. Try equal parts of apple juice, orange juice, pineapple juice and honey as a sprits while on the smoker.  Smokey sweet goodness awaits your tastebuds. 

We are also going to try the new Meater 2 Plus waterproof meat probe and let you know if it is worth the upgrade. 

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November 13, 2023 31 mins

Chris walks through his recommendations for preparing your turkey this Thanksgiving.  From thawing it out, how to inject and how to avoid an over salted brined turkey.  Timing and tips for crispy skin.  Did he say mayo?  Yes, and you won’t regret using mayo on your turkey prep if you follow some is pre instructions. 

Happy Thanksgiving.

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November 6, 2023 29 mins

Preparing for Thanksgiving is key for success.  Whether you are ordering a fresh turkey or a frozen one, you don’t just throw it in the oven or smoker without some prep and serious consideration of flavors.  To brine or not to brine, that is the question.  What about injections?  What are some things we need to have on hand to ensure the best results? 


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Winter arrived and I am not as keen on smoking in the cold any more.  Technology is great when it works and a nightmare when it doesn’t.  Software updates can render devices useless and power outage causes us to cook old school so it is good to keep those skills sharp.  Finally, I’ve jumped into the hobby of 3D printers and may have found an accessible option.  I will keep you updated on my adventure...

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We finally removed the broken canopy over the grilling facilities to make room for some new construction.  Winter is coming and we are expecting our first hard freeze so had to unhook the water lines and hot water heater from the outside sink.  If we have to work on the deck we might as well through a pork shoulder on the smoker for some pulled pork.  Hard to get away from the spicy apple seasoning and...

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So good to be back home after traveling to visit our girls in Alabama.  Both my girls are amazing cooks and made us some great food but a few of the restaurants left some things to be desired.  After returning home we have fired up the grill and smoked some cheese, reverse seared steaks and put together an easy pork roast that is full of flavor. 

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October 6, 2023 24 mins

Chris begins by talking about smoked cream cheese and then gets to all the hype around grass fed beef.  While it is leaner, Chris is not convinced it is better.  Let us know what you think. 


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October 2, 2023 24 mins

Krispy Kreme Donuts are popular for several reasons but when you through them on the grill, they are truly over the top GOOD.  You have to at least try them before you knock them.  Also, we grilled some Chuck Eye steaks with mixed results.  Chris loved the first bite, texture and flavor but there was way too much fat that did not render down.  However, for the price, it is worth trying again.  Finall...

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September 29, 2023 28 mins

We love desserts on the grill and confident you will as well.  Try your favorite apple pie, peach or blackberry cobbler, cakes or other baked goods on the grill.  We also love grilling fruits like pineapple, peaches, apples and bananas.  Don’t knock it ’til you try it.  Finally there is the campfire classic S’more with a twist for the grill.  In the middle of all that we take a side trip on getting mor...

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September 25, 2023 26 mins

You wanted to know if I still have an air fryer and what I might know about accessibility.  Well, yes, I still have an air fryer, the Cosori Dual Blaze, which has been working with my Amazon speaker and almost completely accessible.  However, I can’t go all in with the air fryer for preparing complete meals.  It is my go to for reheating leftovers.  It is hard not to fire up the grill or use the sous...

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September 22, 2023 37 mins

 Looking for the perfect grill scraper and my quest to make it from wood.  Then we get into the Pork shoulder and my preferred method of cooking.  While I’m at it, I’ll talk a little about the difference between brining and marinade for meat.

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I’m dropping hints on the World Championship Squirrel Cook-off taking place September 23rd and hooking you up with another game day appetizer with a sweet and spicy kick.  Chris gives his tip for the best fried rice.  We want your feedback on adding a blind hobbies episode to this feed or creating a new podcast all together that would be dedicated to various hobbies for the blind and visually impaire...

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September 15, 2023 33 mins

Garden season is done but Chris has a tip to share about those last cucumbers and left over pickle juice.  He also answers a few questions about the Big Green Egg plate setter and the bluetooth dome thermometer.  Then it is all about chicken breast with several ideas to spice up that bland piece of meat.  My mouth is watering just thinking about all the ideas Chris has shared.

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Congratulations to Nick on another first place ancillary cook in Alaska with our brisket and pimento cheese egg rolls.  Chris has also been taste testing some new recipes for the World Championship Squirrel cook off. Also talk about the battery pack for the FLameBoss and which ceramic grill I prefer, BGE or KJ.


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