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  1. I have followed alot of advise from the site, but still I seem to make an insane mess of my grill (inside) when I cook. I am usually only doing steaks, chicken, and burgers, and I try to keep the sauces to a minimum, but I still make such a mess (my tamers catch on fire all the time). Any advise? PS. When I use my PAM Grill spray, I pre-heat, turn off, spray, and then re-heat, and it creates one heck of a spoke storm. Is that normal. I still end up with a pretty filthy grate.
  2. Sorry .. JA 4 Burner
  3. Hi. I did Samon Steaks last night, and they came out great. One inch thick, so I did about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. I didn't marinade them, but did hit them with a little olive oil (very little) and seasoning. Then, once turning them, a small pat of butter and salt & pepper. They tasted great, but I did have some flare ups which balckened one piece a little more than I had hoped. Anyway, I am using PAM Grill spray to reduce my use of oil (which I know causes flare ups). But, I LOVE olive oil, and use it for a lot of what I grill. So, my question is 1) Are there other ways to reduce flare up 2) Is the old "spray water bottle" the best way to handle them when they do happen?
  4. Hi. I did Samon Steaks last night, and they came out great. One inch thick, so I did about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. I didn't marinade them, but did hit them with a little olive oil (very little) and seasoning. Then, once turning them, a small pat of butter and salt & pepper. They tasted great, but I did have some flare ups which balckened one piece a little more than I had hoped. Anyway, I am using PAM Grill spray to reduce my use of oil (which I know causes flare ups). But, I LOVE olive oil, and use it for a lot of what I grill. So, my question is 1) Are there other ways to reduce flare up 2) Is the old "spray water bottle" the best way to handle them when they do happen?
  5. I'd also like to know more about the divider (hint, hint to anyone reading). I bought an awesome LED light from Lowes for $19.99 (less the 10% movers discount ) and it works great. It has a small clamp that attaches easily to the grill. I may try to create a permanent mount for it, as the shape of the JA makes is a bit hard to find the perfect location to mount the clamp. As for the hooks, stainless ones are hard to find. I read on here that someone bought stainless eye bolt, and then used a dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut 1/4 of the eye off to create a hook (sounds like apretty cool idea, but a little too much work for me). I think I will continue to look for an actual stainless hook, possibly at a marine (boat) supply store. They carry tons of stainless parts. As for cleaning, upon the recomendation of others on this site, I am using a tool with a scrub pad on one side, and brass brush on the other. I wait until after I pre-heat, and give the grates a a quick hit. It cleans them right up. You dont want to use a cleaner on the grates, as it may leave an unpleasant taste on your food. One of these days, I will have to clean the inners, and I will probably use HOT water and Barkeepers Friend. That stuff works great. Good luck.
  6. Primarily, we cook for two to four people. About once or twice a month in the summer, we will cook for 10 or 12. So as much as I LOVED the look of the 5 burner, it made more sense to go with the 4. Also, I will not go through as much propane, and the $250+ that I saved on the price of the grill can go towards my kegerator.
  7. We ended up getting the 4 burner instead of the 5 based on a lot of what I read on this site (thanks to all who helped). Anyway, we are LOVING it. Still trying to learn to "grill" with a little more skill, but I am sure that will come in time (I have taken a ton of grilling notes and recipes off this site since I found it). Anyway, my question is this.... When I pre-heat (all 4 burners on hi), I hit 500 within a few minutes, but it doesnt ever seem to go much higher than that. I have heard people on here say they hit 600 and 700. Is my grill working ok?
  8. I used the same "no interest" to get our 4 Burner, and talked the Cust. Service manager into hooking us up with the 10% off, even though I had only applied for it that morning. Anyway, the "no interest" ended on July 3rd or 4th I think, and wouldnt you know it, we just got ANOTHER "no interest for a year" card in the mail this past Saturday. I'm now hoping that Lowes will begin to carry the Beermiesters (spelling ???) that Home Depot is now selling, so I can use my ACTUAL 10% off coupon, and my new "no interest" coupon. That beer machine would look sweet on my deck next to the new JA. Anyway, check your mail for a new coupon.
  9. Hi All. What an awesome site! Extremely informative. I wish I had found it sooner than today (I have never even heard of Nexgrill until today). Oh well, better late then never. Tomorrow (July 1, 2005), I am going to purchase my new grill, and I was hoping for ANY input anyone could give. Here are a few quick details: I grill at least 2 to 3 times a week (usually for just two of us). About two or three times a month or so, I will be grilling for parties of 10 or more people. I do everything from burgers and dogs to chicken and steak. I live in PA, and the grill will have to be able to withstand the winters (I do intend to cover it). I have gone back and forth a lot (I have been looking for a new grill for over a year), and I have decided on the the Jenn-Air Model # 720-0150-LP (60,000 BTU). It's a big darn thing (although beautiful, if you can call a grill beautiful), but I figured it would really work well when I have people over. I have read alot about the construction of the grill, and the fact that the rotis. can be added. Opinions seem to vary, but it seems like most people who own them like them. Lowes currently has ZERO interest for a year (plus I may try to negotiate the 10% movers discount I read about on here), so I figure it won't run me much more than $20 a week for the year. I figured that for the extra few bucks to go from the 45k btu to the 60, it was worth it. To date, I am really a novice (although over the past year, I watch more of the FoodNetwork then ESPN ..... who'd have ever thought this day would come), and I would love to become a better griller. Is this too much grill when cooking for 2 people? Is $1,000 plus a good deal? Any thoughts or recomendations would be greatly appreciated. (PS, I am having people over for the July 4th weekend, so I have to get it by Friday ... not to mention the zero interest runs out on the 4th). Anyway, thanks.