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Saying goodbye to a great grill

I recently had to retire my favorite portable grill. It was an older Meco charcoal grill with a cooking grate that could be adjusted relative to the coals. The grill had countless hours on it. (It was used when I got it.) It had also traveled to a number of campouts, cookouts, and hangouts.

Retired Meco grill

My recently retired Meco grill

With the bottom finally rusting out, the legs no longer have a solid connection point. I suspect that the combination of heat and moisture (condensation) over the years took its toll. I have decided that an appropriate final resting place for this grill would be a local recycling yard. I will use the buck or two that they pay me for it to seed the fund to purchase a new portable grill of the same style...

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Christmas Ham Texas Style

With Christmas coming up, I have visions of a succulent grilled ham dancing through my mind. As I am sure many of you grill masters out there have your favorite recipe for grilling a Christmas ham, I thought I would see if I could track one down. Not only did I track down this delicious recipe but I love the story that sets the mood for it. Just as grandma’s pies have a special flavor of their own this recipe has an added flavor infused by the story that accompanies it.

Texas Style Christmas Ham

KA Ranch Texas Style Christmas Ham

Here are the ingredients:
KA-Ranch Texas Family Ham

    1 (12-to 14-pound) pre-cooked ham of your choice
    1 cup honey
    1 cup brown sugar
    3/4 cup Garrison Brothers Texas bourbon
    3 tablespoons KA-Ranch jalapeño jam, or to taste
    1 teaspoon KA-Ranch habanero mustard or 2 teaspoons dry mustard
    1 te...
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