Hello, all. In this article, I will be showing you how to make one of the most useful products known to man. I am talking, of course, about charcoal.
Charcoal is a famously prized substance when it comes to food and drink. Grilling aficionados swear by it, and its purifying properties make it the main ingredient in Brita filters (and its alternatives).
This is a familiar scenario: you light up the grill, get cooking, eat the fruits of your labor, then clean up every trace of your barbecuing once you're finished — except maybe the hot charcoal, which usually gets dumped right before the next cookout.
Drawing a glass of water is one of the most basic things you'll ever learn in art class, but it is also one of the most important studies you'll ever make about form, color, tone, and shape.
C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties.
Watch these grillmasters barbecue & cook rib eye steaks. You will need ribeye steaks, large sweet onion, diced celery, scallion, garlic glove, butter/margarine, salt and pepper. Rib eyes are also known a Delmonico steaks and in Australia known as Scotch fillet. This is one of the most tender and juiciest steaks.
Drawing is an excellent exercise for the brain that also lets your mind wander. This video tutorial demonstrates how to draw a serene mountain landscape using charcoal techniques. Begin with a simple sky and mountain range, then add trees and a beach. Pencilling in water will help to bring the trees to the foreground. Finally, add shadows and a waterfall to provide a sense of depth to the entire rendering.
A pine tree is an excellent addition to landscape renderings. This video demonstrates how to draw stylized pine trees using a basic charcoal pencil. First start with the frame or trunk of the tree, then add slight branches. Using your charcoal pencil, shade in the branches with careful strokes to represent pine needles.
Chicken is one of America's most popular foods, and tops beef and pork in consumption. Whether you're grill over gas or charcoal, perfectly grilled chicken is a delicious must-have at any picnic or family cookout.
Art enthusiast Bob Davies demonstrates how to use charcoal pencils in your drawings. Bob explains that charcoal pencils are useful when you simply want to experiment with a new idea without getting too detailed. What makes charcoal useful is that a wide range of shades, tones, and textures can be produced simply by smudging it with your finger! Bob goes on to show how to draw a quick, simple, yet surprisingly realistic tree using charcoal! This video is a great introduction to an easy, yet ve...
This Lowe's video shows you how to safely use a charcoal and gas grill. For gas grills you should always follow the manufactures instructions. You should keep your grilled maintained by keeping it clean. Empty the grease cup on a regular basis. A good cleaning of your grill is recommended at least once a year. All of the parts should be checked to make sure they are working properly. Make sure you use gas or propane wisely. Check for leaks. For charcoal grills you should follow the manufactur...
Watch this video to learn how to make high performance charcoal. This is just one of many things you'll need to know in order to get started in pyrotechnics—legally and safely.
Watch this video to learn how to grill. This video from ThreadBangers covers starting a charcoal grill and grilling vegetables
Grilling something on your charcoal grill that requires more than 20 minutes of grilling time? You'll need to set up your grill for indirect heat so the meat won't burn before it's done.
Love smoked meats and vegetables? Just watch this video to see how easy it is to smoke on a charcoal grill.
Elizabeth Karmel, author of Taming the Flame, demonstrates how to set up a charcoal grill for cooking over direct heat.
In this series of videos you'll learn how to draw with charcoal from a professional artist. Expert William Cotterell shows you what types of art supplies you'll need to get started, including various types of charcoal, compressed and pencil varieties, types of erasers that work best with charcoal, and the best types of paper for making charcoal drawings. He also shares tips for choosing a subject, understanding light, blending techniques, adding highlights, and using Fixatif to protect your w...
Indian food is amazing. One of the things that makes it so great and exotic is the cooking methods used. Among the best of these methods is the use of the tandoori oven, a cylindrical oven used to primarily cook skewered meat and various flatbreads with heats upwards of 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Regrettably, such heat and taste is hard to replicate in the average home kitchen.
In this video, we learn how to make your own charcoal. First, you want to make a stack of wood you have laying around, anything you have from scraps. Now, push the wood into a small empty pant can until you cannot fit anymore. Then, place the top onto the can so no oxygen gets into the can. After this, load the cans into a large barrel that has large air holes in it, then wait for the wood to turn into charcoal! This is a process that does take a long time and when finished, the can is going ...
This video shows you how to light your charcoal using a a charcoal chimney.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a face using charcoal. Start out using a light touch with your pencil to draw the outline of the pencil. After this, use the darker touch of a charcoal brush to draw in the details of the eyes. Draw the eyeline and the creases in the eye, then draw in the nostrils and the middle of the mouth. Draw in shading around the neck and chin to make a difference between the two. Use a light touch of the brush to create shading throughout the entire face, not usin...
It's time to replace the water filter on your Krups coffeemaker - something you should do approximately every two to three months for best results. This quick video shows you how to easily replace the charcoal filter on your Krups coffee machine.
If you love coffee in the morning, then you probably have your own Cuisinart coffee maker at home. But like anything that gets used everyday, it will wear out, and in the case of the Cuisinart coffeemaker, the filters will need replaced. This video will show you how to replace those charcoal water filters in your Cuisinart coffeemaker with the Cuisinart DCC-RWF replacement filters.
Elizabeth Karmel, author of Taming the Flame, demonstrates how to light a charcoal grill.
For some, Forever 21 is exactly that. It's a place to shop for hip new clothes that will keep you in your twenty-somethings, and the creator of this video found a really great miniskirt there for less than 7 bucks! She loved it so much, she created this fashion video to show you three different outfits for which you could wear this dark gray, charcoal-colored miniskirt. Try them out, and mix and match your own versions!
However much you love your summer barbecue parties, you probably won't be going through your entire bag of charcoal briquettes anytime soon. So, take advantage of your charcoal excess by putting them to good use in other ways!
John Kass from the Chicago Tribune and Gary Wiviott, author of Low & Slow, demonstrate how to make perfect ribs. The first step is to run them under cool water and rinse them with cider vinegar to clean them off. Second, coat them with mustard. This holds the rub on the rib. By holding the rub on, you will get more bark (the spicy, smokey, crusty exterior) on your rib. Gary's rub is a mix of 7 different toasted Mexican peppers, paprika, salt, black pepper. Make sure to place a good layer of r...
Smelly foods are what make my culinary world "go 'round," so to speak. I grew up with fish sauce, learned to cook with and love fermented beans and veggies, and am one of the biggest garlic advocates I know... other than my husband, who thankfully shares the same smelly food sensibilities. (Let's put it this way: anyone that can stomach stinky tofu can handle anything I could possibly cook up.)
You can make inexpensive vodka taste as smooth as a top-shelf brand with a few easy maneuvers. Instead of splurging on pricey Grey Goose or Ketel One, grab a cheap vodka from the liquor store, a water filter pitcher with a charcoal filtration system (like Brita), and a mesh collander. Now you can mix up a deliciously fancy martini for a fraction of the price. Na zdarovye!
Andrew Price of Dyad Bushcraft demonstrates how to light a fire using a flint and a piece of steel. He also demonstrates how to make charcoal clothe and shows you how to use the modern version of flint and steel.
A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.
You can use either an open or a closed container for your terrarium. Because there is no drainage hole in the container it's really important to have a false drainage system. So you can add river gravel or rocks to the bottom of the terrarium as a drainage level. Put about one inch of rocks in the bottom of the terrarium. Add a layer of charcoal on top of the rocks and it will help to keep the whole terrarium fresh. The charcoal will help keep mold and bacteria from growing in the terrarium. ...
Drawing a person sitting down and other sittign positions can sometimes be really tricky. The next time you run into a problem, be sure to use this great video as a guide. In this video, black charcoal is used and three different sitting positions are gone over.
In this video, draw a totally tough pirate skull with burning flames coming out of it. This will make a cool tag or tattoo and this tutorial will show you exactly how to draw it.
Let's be honest, most of us buy the bottom-shelf vodka either because we're broke or because we're going to disguise the gag-inducing taste of it with juice or something fizzy. If you're cooking or baking with vodka (ice-cold vodka works wonders in pie crust), what's the point of buying Belvedere?
In this video, we learn how to make a BBQ smoker out of a drum. First, turn the drum upside down. Next, paint the entire drum green and make vents in the side bottom of it, with covers that can be moved or set aside. Drill screw into the top of the drum then add in wood and charcoal to the bottom of it. When you are done with this, you will be able to hook your propane to this, then light it on fire. To smoke a piece of meat, you will need to put the foil underneath a grill rack and then plac...
Grilling baby back ribs to perfection has just been introduced with this Step by Step Project from Lowe's. Here you'll find the web address for some printable ideas and tips for grilling. You'll also get easy and great recommendations for cooking pork on the grill. Need to know how to arrange the charcoal on the grate for optimal cooking? Do you know what the internal temperature should be when grilling baby back ribs? The answers are in this short video. Happy grilling!
Mr. Paul Righetti teaches us a Santa Maria BBQ tritip lesson. The beauty of Santa Maria Style barbecue is that it delivers big flavors while being relatively easy to prepare. You can even take some flavorful shortcuts with Santa Maria Style Barbecue products by Susie Q,s Brand and Cowboy Flavor, among others. So fire up the grill and let'Â€Â™s get started!
Learn how to build the perfect barbeque fire. Build the perfect blazing barbeque fire and experience a feeling of primal backyard pride long before the rib-eyes are done.