Monitoring your meat temperature is the difference between a perfectly grilled piece of meat and something that looks and tastes about right. You don't need a meat thermometer to make a delicious piece of meat on the grill or in the oven, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't own one because most men want to take their ... continue reading
The standard hamburger will never go out of style. Fire up the grill and toss on some patties, and no one will complain that their hunk of meat isn’t innovative enough. As with anything creative, however, there are those who look to push the envelope. Here are some modern spins on the classic burger.
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With so many apps and things you can do on your phone to save space in your wallet, it’s really time you pared down that Costanza-esque monstrosity in your back pocket. The Poquito Wood Wallet is a cleverly designed wallet that looks good and stores all your cash-related items. It holds up to 6 cards and some cash securely, but what really sets it apart from similar wallets is the grooved coin slot. Each of these machine-cut, hand-polished wallets comes with an extra custom molded elastomer strap and more style than that leather bi-fold packed with receipts. ... check it out
We'll buy just about any functional product made of copper because, well, copper, but these new MAKR tumblers bring patina potential to a whole new level. Each of the tumblers is hand turned from food grade copper and bears the Made in USA stamp of quality MAKR is known for. The short tumbler measures 2.75" x 3.25," ... continue reading
The array of possible burger topping combinations is only limited by the vastness of your mind. Want to throw pickles, a Pop-Tart, and some Swedish fish on your next patty? It might be horrendous, but who are we to stop you? If you want to go with something with a more proven track record, consider one of the following.
Your meat is ready to go. Your fixins and toppings are all picked out. The only thing left on the agenda before you get to devour them is to actually cook them. We love grilled burgers as much as every single one of you reading this, but there are other options that require less prep time, are better suited to cooking ... continue reading
Since July of 2009, PYT has been making burgers that veer a bit off the beaten path. While you can always sink your teeth into a standard PYT Burger (beef patty, cheddar, bacon, PYT sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onions), the Philly restaurant’s burger of the week and other random offerings are where things get fun ... continue reading
How do you unwind after a grueling day of hiking? How about a bit of whiskey from your new Matterhorn Glass. Inspired by the famous mountain in the Alps, the glass is way more interesting than your average tumbler. You may never conquer the 14,500+ ft mountain, but you can conquer a few fingers of Johnnie Walker after work. ... check it out
The foundation of any good burger is the meat. We're going to get fancy with buns and toppings later this week, but the meat itself is always the most important part. If you screw up the meat you're going to end up with a less than fantastic burger (you're still going to eat it, obviously) regardless of how many slices ... continue reading
Make sure you load up on bags of charcoal and stock the fridge, because next week is Burger Week on Cool Material. Starting Monday, we'll cover everything from crafting the perfect patty to where to go to find the country's best burgers. It's going to be a week of flame-seared insanity. Be forewarned, you're going ... continue reading
It's been a long time since we were Boy Scouts. If we're being completely honest, we also have little to no recollection about how to start a fire without a lighter. There are specific lighters designed to light fires, grills and even candles, but none of them is anywhere near as good as the Bison Airlighter. Push ... continue reading
Last year, Tom Green-yes, that Tom Green-worked with Beau's All Natural Brewing Company to release his own craft beer in his home country of Canada. Now, the 5% ABV milk stout, is coming to select U.S. markets for your consumption while waiting for your Undercutters Pizza to arrive. The beer, which will be released ... continue reading
If you're looking to cook the juiciest cut of meat you've ever had, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way than sous vide. As a quick primer, you're basically cooking your food in a bag that's tossed in a water bath set to a consistent temperature. The Anova Precision Cooker is super portable and allows you to ... continue reading
A war broke out a little over five years ago that many people have never heard about. The fight raged over which brewery could create the world’s strongest beer. Since most brewing yeasts couldn’t survive and help make beers at these levels, the brewers had to get creative with freezing to make their brews clock ... continue reading
We're all familiar with the standard wall-mounted bottle opener. You know the one. It mounts to the wall with a screw on top and bottom, with a wide metal lip on top that you kind of just jam your beer into to open. You could just screw an old school can below that opener so you don't have a floor that openly shows ... continue reading
Like many readily available American beers, a lot of the Mexican beers you come across offer little in the way of flavor. We’re not saying partying with a few Coronas is going to make for a bad Cinco de Mayo, but there are some other options out there that deliver at least a little more in the way of taste.
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