Category Archive: Around the House

Nov 24 2013

Hacking a Heating Pad

My wife and I have a heating pad on our bed. In the winter, we turn it on an hour before we go to bed. When we get into bed, we leave it on until we warm up. But if we fall asleep before we turn it down, we’ll wake up a couple of hours …

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Dec 15 2012

Cooking the Perfect Steak

A sous vide cooker allows you to cook a perfect steak every time. You can buy one in the stores, but I wanted to make my own.

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Aug 03 2012

Extinguishing Charcoal

I barbeque exclusively with charcoal. I used to have a Weber kettle grill, but we wanted something bigger and got a Blue Rhino Uniflame grill. It’s nice, but when you’re done grilling and close all the vents, it doesn’t smother the coals. There are just too many holes and gaps in the shell.

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