How I Shop For Presents

ideas to shop for presents

As you all know we live in difficult times at this moment. The Covid-19 virus has changed my life in may aspects.

I do not like to complain too much and will not too into detail on how it affected my life. I wrote about buying food online in this post already.

There is, however, one thing I like to talk about and how it actually affected my life kind of in a positive way.

Life has change but some things just do not change. Birthdays, anniversary, graduations and all the other things we celebrate kept going on and we need to adapt to this.

When I was confronted with a few birthdays and lets not forget mothers day last month I had no idea what to do about shopping for presents for these occasions.

But I decided to do what most of us do in this type of situation and I asked my good friend Google to help me find a solution for this minor problem.

What I found is that there are stores where you can find presents and order them online. But this was old news and I new that already. Just like most of us and I talk about stores like Amazon and other large big box stores.

This was, however, not what I was looking for. I always like to add a little personal note to the presents I give. After more Googling, I found the solution.

The website I found gave me a ton of ideas for personalized gifts and where to buy them. That website was and I love it.

What I liked the most last month when I found it that it was just in time for Mothersday and I found some great tips and ideas.

You can have a look at some of the personalized gifts for mothers day when you click on that link.

The reason I am sharing all these little things in my life here on my website is that I like to show that this whole strange life we are living now is not all negative. There are several things that have changed in my life that I experience as a positive change.

I spend more time at home with my family and am enjoying that. I actually never realized how busy my life was until I was “forced” to slow down.

Let me know in the comments or just by contacting me what your thoughts are on this. I bet I am not the only one that experienced changes that are not always are negative in their lives.


Can Earthing Heal You?

finger touching a globe

The Earth resembles an immense battery that contains a characteristic, unpretentious electrical charge—an extraordinary sort of vitality present in the ground.

For security and soundness, most everything in the electrical world is associated with it, regardless of whether it is an electric force plant or your fridge. That is the thing that the expression “grounded” signifies. 

Logical research over 10 years shows that your body can be ensured and helped—and that you feel much improved—when you electrically reconnect to the Earth.

That is the point at which you are grounded. Here are three instances of potential advantages that have been accounted for in these examinations.

There are many earthing products available to help you out.

Reduced Stress Levels

When grounded, the diurnal cadence of the pressure hormone, cortisol, starts to standardize. Cortisol is associated with your body’s pressure reaction and assists control with blooding sugar levels, directs digestion, lessens aggravation, and helps with memory plan.

Notwithstanding a standardization of the cortisol cadence, members right now rested better and woke up feeling progressively revived.

Improved Circulation

At the point when you are grounded, your dissemination improves, supporting in the conveyance of oxygen and supplements to the tissues in your body, including better blood stream to your face.

Reduces Inflammation

To lay it out plainly, it’s idea that the inundation of free electrons from Earth’s surface assistance to kill free radicals and decrease both intense and constant aggravation and quickened maturing.

Specialists on earthling and establishing accept that this training can help improve the course, which means you’re better ready to disseminate supplements all through your body and furthermore do waste and poisons. Truth be told, improved flow can tremendously affect the body from multiple points of view — from boosting vitality levels to diminishing growth.

The explanation we need to eat a lot of high-cell reinforcement nourishments is a similar explanation we need to work on earthling. Cancer prevention agent electrons in your body help guarantee harm from free radicals doesn’t gain out of power and lead to elevated levels of irritation and quicker maturing, much the same as mitigating nourishments do.

Fundamentally, the free or portable electrons from the earth can resolve interminable irritation by filling in as normal cancer prevention agents!

Helps Reduce Stress Hormones

Constant pressure can murder your personal satisfaction, as you’ve most likely experienced firsthand. Yet, fortunately, time spent in nature can truly help invert certain sentiments of stress and tension.

One twofold visually impaired examination that explored the impacts of earthling on 58 healthy grown-ups utilized conductive cement patches put on the bottom of every member’s foot to peruse their electrical signs.

The subjects were presented to 28 minutes in the uncovered condition followed by 28 minutes with the earthing wire associated. Controls were uncovered for 56 minutes. 

In the wake of an earthling, about a large portion of the subjects demonstrated “an unexpected, practically prompt change in root mean square estimations of electroencephalograms (EEGs) from the left side of the equator of the cerebrum.” These progressions are accepted to imply positive changes and lower pressure responses.

Can Help You Sleep Better

Interfacing the human body to the earth during rest (earthing) standardizes the day by day cortisol beat and improves rest designs. This is a direct result of the impacts that pressure hormones have on your common circadian beat, vitality and capacity to rest adequately. 

It’s suggested that the world’s “diurnal electrical rhythms” set the organic tickers for hormones that direct rest and movement. We’ve all had the experience of hurling and turning in bed, incapable to nod off because of hustling contemplations.

Electrically and synthetically, poor rest is regularly an indication of high-pressure hormones like cortisol. By bringing down our response to distressing occasions in our lives, we can fall and stay unconscious all the more no problem at all.

Can Help Increase Energy

Numerous individuals have discovered that earthling or establishing can improve their vitality or battle second rate continuous weakness. This can be one symptom of showing signs of improvement rest yet additionally be because of enhancements in hormones and lower levels of aggravation.

Can Help Lower Pain

Irritation is a significant wellspring of agony, since it expands growing, solidness, decreased versatility and distortion. Irritation in the joints and tissues are the primary driver of agony related with ceaseless conditions like joint inflammation.

I have to tell you that I did a lot of research for this article and at first I was very skeptical about the benefits of earthing.

By reading more on certain established websites I realize that this earthing is a real thing and that without knowing it we have done it for centuries.

Have a look at it and see what it can do for you.


Buying Food Online

2 salted teaks on a table

We all have a busy life and like to have more time to spend at home or with family and friends.

One of my most time consuming things is not my job. That is also something I do not have any influence on.

I have to be there at a certain time and can leave, most of the time, at the same time. It, however, takes up a large part of the 24 hours there are in a day.

With commuting back and forth I spend almost 12 hours a day on my job.

  • 8 hours working
  • 1 hour lunch
  • 1/2 hour coffee breaks
  • 2 hour traveling

This only leaves me 12 hours a day for myself. If I try to sleep 8 hours I only got 4 hours left on an average weekday.

After realizing this I thought it was time to have a look on how I could spend the time I had left as efficient as possible to do the things I had to do to be able to have more time left for a private life.

I decided to do more shopping online and have it delivered to my doorsteps. Since I like a good piece of meat this was my first step to have a look at.

One of the things I always do is finding reviews online and that is how I got started this time also.

I found a few reviews and of them was on a website about grilling and you can find it here:

After that one that looked good already, I looked a little further and found a few more. There were some that were that pushed too much and were not really unbiassed and only mentioned pros and no cons.

Than I stumbled upon another one and this is what I found.

I found the best Snake River Farms Review here online and decided to go for that company first after reading this.

Although a lot of people mention that it is better to eat grass-finished beef, and maybe they are right, I found the prices a little to high for my wallet at this time.

Maybe in the future I will switch, but for testing an online meat store like the Snake river farms I decides to start with grass-fed beef first.

I ordered a few steaks to treat myself in the weekends and some hamburger meat for work days. I also did not want to spend too much time grilling out on work days.

The quality of the ground beef was very good and it looked and tasted better than the meat I bought at a local supermarket on my way home from work.

I used it in spaghetti and a hamburger steak with some good brown gravy and both dishes tasted better in my opinion.

The steak I grilled on Saturday was a Ribeye steak that weight about 10 ounces. I did not season it until it was done to make sure that i tasted the meat and not just the seasoning.

I am, I think, pretty good at grilling and outdoor cooking and slapped it on my charcoal grill.

  • 2 minutes on one side
  • Turn 90 degreees
  • 2 more minutes
  • Turn it over
  • 2 minutes
  • Turn 90 degrees
  • 2 more minutes

This is the way I grill my steaks in general and by doing it this way I get some nice grill marks.

Now for the taste test! I was surprised by the taste in general and have to admit that it tasted awesome. After a few bites I decided to add some salt an pepper and that was all it needed for me.

After this test I have decided to use the Snake River Farms more and to start testing more online meat services. I asked friends and family if they had any experience and they gave some other company names that I will test and write about here.

I like the fact that it save me time but the most important thing was the great taste of the meat.

It came right to my door and was still solid frozen and this made it easy for me to store in in my freezer til I need it it.

Now I have a good experience with buying meat online I will start looking at other food delivery options and write about it here on my website.


My Cat is Happy and so am I

As you might have figured out by my writing or from my about page I am a young person.

That means that I have a lot to write about and share my experience with the internet.

close up of my cat Mr. Cat

Today I like to write about my cat. I had no idea what to name him so I call him Mr. Cat.

My apartment is no that big and I had a hard time finding a good cat litter box that did not needed to much floor space.

I started with just a regular cat box but that one did not last too long. Mr. Cat made a big mesh and I spend more time cleaning up cat litter than doing anything else.

After looking around for a while I found a cat litter box with a lid on it and that helped out pretty well. But it was big an bulky on the limited floor space I have.

Back to the drawing board!

I had to come up with a better solution to have to litter box eat up too much room. I have been moving it around from place to place and by doing that confused Mr. Cat several times.

I did not know that cats are such creatures of habits!

Bur after asking around and visiting a few per stores I had an idea but had to do a little more research.

Reason to get the laptop out and start digging around on the internet to see if my idea was a good one.

I started looking and found some great reviews of a corner litter box and if you click on the link you can see why I liked the idea.

corner litter box

As you can see this was the perfect solution for my problem. It fitted right in the corner of my apartment and in that way it was out of the way.

No more bumping in a cat litter box in the middle of the night and it still came with a cover so that Mr. Cat did not kick out all the litter.

In the near future I will probably take some nice pictures of Mr. Cat and the new litter box.

But for now I can only say that my cat is happy and so am I


Gardening When Getting Older

man planting seeds

Gardening is probably the best side interest for more seasoned grown-ups, offering daylight, outside air, and a sound portion of physical action. Regardless of whether you have a long-lasting green thumb or you’re getting the pruning shears for the first run-through, investing energy in the nursery is an incredible method to remain fit and feel extraordinary in your brilliant years.

5 gardening tips for seniors.

A little presence of mind and thought can go far to making your grass and nursery a greatly improved spot. Weeding your blossom beds and vegetable nursery is significantly simpler with a gardening stool we investigated for you.

Like practically some other movement, gardening can turn out to be progressively troublesome in mature age. However, with the correct safeguards, gardening can be a sheltered and remunerating hobby for more seasoned grown-ups.

Stressed that age may get among you and your begonias this year? Here are five different ways you can make gardening a progressively senior-accommodating movement.

Presently I am what is known as a senior and am somewhat resigned I have more opportunity to deal with my nursery and yard. Yet, it is constantly pleasant to get some simple gardening tips for seniors.

1. Plant Smarter

A ton of seniors become first-time cultivators in retirement. In the interim, others in their 70s and 80s find that gardening gets more enthusiastically as time passes. In either case, it’s a smart thought for seniors to plant simple to-think about plants.

Search for plants that are impervious to weeds, that don’t require an excessive amount of pruning, and that can withstand a little disregard.

2. Grow Up Already!

The main motivations more established grown-ups quit any pretense of gardening is the measure of bowing and bowing included. On the off chance that you have joint agony or back torment, gardening can immediately turn into a disagreeable action. Here’s an answer: develop vertically. Numerous senior nursery workers change to the raised growers and trellis-based plants with the goal that they put less strain on their knees and spine.

3. Pick Equipment Wisely

Another normal issue senior’s face when gardening is hand torment. This is ordinarily brought about by joint inflammation related discomfort. It can likewise be brought about by uncomfortable gloves that scrape or disturb delicate skin. To keep away from these issues, more established plant specialists should pick their gear cautiously.

Make a point to utilize ergonomic pruners and hand instruments, and pick comfortable gloves that offer sufficient skin security.

4. Beat the Heat

Seniors are helpless against lack of hydration, burn from the sun, and warm stroke. Given these dangers, more established grown-ups ought to consistently play it safe while participating in open air exercises during warm months. In case you’re gardening, do it during the morning, before it gets excessively blistering.

At the point when you go out, wear lightweight, light-hued, long-sleeved garments, a lot of sunscreens, and an obscure cap. Continuously drink a lot of water before, during, and in the wake of gardening, and take breaks in the shade in case you’re gardening for longer than 15 minutes one after another.

5. Pick a Partner

Gardening is more secure and simpler in the event that you can do it with an accomplice. Numerous more seasoned couples garden together, while different seniors appreciate investing energy in the nursery with a companion.

Seniors who discover gardening troublesome or to some degree hazardous may wish to collaborate with a guardian who can loan some assistance. This could be a family parental figure, for example, a child, a little girl, or grandkid. Or then again it may be an expert parental figure from a neighborhood senior consideration office.

Senior using a weed eater

More simple gardening tips for seniors

Weed eating the edges and places you cannot reach with your cutter can be kept pleasant with a weed eater. I totally changed over to a battery-powered cordless weed eater and am exceptionally upbeat I did. In the event that you click on the connection, you can peruse my audit.

Your grass and nursery ought to be a wellspring of pride and magnificence. You don’t have to spend heaps of cash on costly manures and herbicides, or extravagant garden furniture and trimmings.

With or without wheels it will make it significantly less simple on your knees and back I trust you enjoyed our simple gardening tips for seniors and how to get a good deal on gardening and your yard. On the off chance that you have any tips don’t hesitate to impart them to us.


Brewing your own wine at home

If you’ve been to a party where drinks are served, you’ll agree with me that the type and quality of wine served matters a great deal. In a way, serving the best wine adds some degree of pomp in the party.

store front with wine sign

Most people assume that great wine can only be manufactured in wineries not knowing that they too can learn how to make it in their houses using a home winemaking kit.

I don’t know about you, but learning how to brew my own wine is the best thing that has happened to me, and I would love to share the knowledge with you.

Before we proceed with the actual process of winemaking, let’s look at the things that you will need.


To make your own wine, you need to have winemaking equipment. The best way to go about this is to buy a home winemaking kit that will come with the necessary ingredients.

You can buy this kit from wine selling stores within your locality, or you have a look at Easy beer and wine for their recommendations on wine kits before you shop for one online, whichever way is convenient for you.

Recipe Book

If you are not a winemaking specialist, then you definitely need a guide to help you. I would advise that you go for a recipe book that has simple and easy to understand steps.

You can ask a friend to recommend a good winemaking recipe book to use or check from the internet.

wine pored in a glass

Extra Ingredients

Aside from the ingredients that come in the home winemaking kit, you also need other ingredients like fresh fruit.

You are at liberty to use any fruit that suits your taste. However, it is always advisable to use those fruits that are in season because it is cheaper to buy them and easier to access.

You can also opt for grape concentrate if you do not want to use fresh fruits.

However, if you want to enjoy and know how to make good wine at home, I would advise that you use fresh fruit and not grape concentrates.

It gives more satisfaction and produces a higher wine density compared to concentrates.

wine grapes on a vine

The Process

Step 1: Begin by preparing the fruit you are going to use. Different fruits are prepared differently, and your recipe should you understand how, and what quantity is required.

Once you’ve finished preparing the fruit, get a clean bucket and hot water, say five liters. It is important to note that you can use any volume of water depending on the amount of wine you want to make.

Step 2: Put your fruit into the bucket, add hot water, and then add sugar. Stir your mixture thoroughly and then cover the bucket with a clean linen cloth. Once the temperatures have dropped a bit, add yeast to the mix and stir again, this time occasionally in the next 24 hours.

Step 3: After 24 hours, you can now sieve your mixture through gauze into the demijohn. You can throw away the remains of fruit that are trapped and collect the clear liquor which sieved through.

Step 4: Add pectin enzyme capsule to the sieved liquor to catalyze the fermentation process, and make the wine clearer. You can then lock your mixture and allow it to ferment in a warm place.

Step 5: After fermentation is complete, sediments will have settled at the bottom of the demijohn, and clear wine will be on the top. Ensure that you are always storing your wine in a warm place to prevent it from deteriorating.

I know this is just a short article and is not the complete story, but I hope you understand that it is easy to make wine at home.


Rec Tec Pellet Grills

Rec Tec grill review
After the Rec Tec grill reviews we did there is not much other to say than that these grills comes highly recommended by many users as a top rated pellet grill.

The quality of the used materials in the Rec Tec pellet grills in combination with the large hopper and great performance of the auger in combination with the controller, makes this Rec Tec pellet grill to what someone mentions a “grilling machine”.

Remember that all Rec Tec wood pellet grills need a 110 Volt GFCI outlet.

What impressed me most doing the Rec Tec Grill Review, was the state of the art temperature controller in this pellet smoker. Although Rec Tec claims a steady temperature range within 5 degrees of the set point we have read many times that it is actual within 2 degrees.

Table of Contents

1. Rec Tec grill reviews we did
2. Bull
3. Stampede
5. Trailblazer
6. Bullseye
7. Matador
8. BFG 2500
9. Wyldside
10. Chuckwagon
11. Beast RT-CMG
12. How does a Rec Tec Work
13. Our Opinion About Rec Tec Grills
14. FAQ And More
15. Where to buy Rec Tec grills

Rec Tec Reviews We Did

I did 4 models in this Rec Tec grills reviews for you. This will help you find the size and options you need for your type of grilling and smoking. I also added the camp stove Matador to it.
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Rec Tec Bull

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rec tec bull rt-700 review
This short look I did at the Rec Tec bull showed me that this is the most popular Rec Tec pellet grill.

Reason is the large grill surface and the option to add an extra shelf to even add more grill space to it.

TIP! Read the full Rec Tec Bull review here!

1. Features of the Bull
2. Bull Pros and Cons
3. Our opinion of the Rec Tec Bull

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The Rec Tec RT-680 have been one of the top wood pellet smokers and kind of the standard for other brands to follow. With the Rec Tec bull they have raised the bar again.

Features of the Rec Tec Bull

We have made a list of the main features of the RT-700 bull.

  • Stainless steel cooking chamber
  • 40 Lbs Hopper for long cooks
  • Wi-Fi technology
  • PID controller
  • Dual meat probes

These are just a few of the features that the Bull has to offer.
More features are that about all parts are made of Stainless steel including: Hopper lid, bucket hook, smoke stack cap, towel ring and the large controller shelf.
This means that is basically build from stainless steel from top to bottom and you never have to worry about cracking or peeling paint.


Rec Tec Bull Pros & Cons

pros of the rec tec bullPros:
The pros are obvious and that is the quality and the large size that will allow you to cook for a large group.

cons of the rec tec bullCons:
The cons might be the little steep price, but you get what you pay for.

Our Opinion Of The Rec Tec Bull

If you cook for multiple people or like to cook larger amounts this is the pellet grill to go for. A little higher in price than most other brands but I think that compared to the quality and what you get it is worth the money you pay for it.

Read the full Rec Tec Bull review here


Rec Tec Stampede

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rec tec stampede rt-590 review
The Rec Tec Stampede rt-590 shows us that it is what you could call a family size pellet grill with its 592 Sq inches. This might look small, but is big enough for even a large family. With the optional grate you can total the cooking space of the Stamped to 772 sq inches.
1. Features of the stampede
2. Stampede Pros and Cons
3. Our opinion of the Rec Tec Stampede

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Features of the Rec Tec Stampede

Although many of the features of the are the same as the bull there are a few differences.

  • PID controller
  • Wi-Fi technology
  • 30 Lbs hopper
  • 200-500 F temp. range
  • Extreme smoke setting under 200 F
  • Full setting for temp higher then 500F

One of the differences is that the Stampede rt-590 comes with 3 smoke vent holes and as far I understood and read this allows the heat to escape more evenly and improves an more even temperature in the grill.

just like the Bull the Stampede is made from stainless steel from top to bottom and this is almost a rule and no exception we found in most of the Rec Tec grill reviews we did.

Rec Tec Stampede Pros & Cons

pros of the rec tec stampedePros:
Not much more to add here than that this is a great grill with it so called family size. Controller got a lot of positive comments and like I mentioned PID is the top rated controller that is not used by many brands

cons of the rec tec stampedeCons:
Hard to find any complaints also because there are not too many Rec Tec stampede reviews available yet, but that will change fast and we will keep updating our reviews with them.

Our Opinion Of The Rec Tec Stampede

All the stainless steel components are in my opinion a big plus and with the use of a grill cover this grill will last for many years. The grill space is large enough for a normal family and can be upgraded with the optional extra grill grate.

Overall we could not find any negative points and can only recommend it as a good by and bang for your bucks! Unfortunately this pellet grill was not available in online stores for a long time but now it is and you can find it here: so you have to Rec Tec Stampede price.


Rec Tec Trailblazer

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rec tec trailblazer
One of the things we found aboout the Rec Tec trailblazer rt-340 is that this is the easiest to assemble Rec Tec.
1. Features of the Rec Tec trailblazer
2. Rec Tec trailblazer Pros and Cons
3. My opinion about the Rec Tec Trailblazer

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Main features of the trailblazer

  • 15 Lbs hopper
  • 340 sq inches grate (upgrade optional)
  • folding legs
  • Full setting for temp. above 500 degrees
  • Dual meat probes

Rec Tec Trailblazer Pros & Cons

pros of the rec tec trailblazerPros:
I read a few times that people switched from a big green egg to the trailblazer and never looked back.
cons of the rec tec trailblazerCons:
This pellet smoker is not been on the market to long so again finding to many negative news is hard.

My Opinion Of The Rec Tec Trailblazer

The trailblazer from Rec Tec is maybe more affordable for a lot of people.
Read the full Rec Tec Trailblazer review here and find out everything there is to know about this pellet grill.


Rec Tec Bullseye

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rec tec bullseye
First time I started reading about the Bullseye I thought it was gas and pellet powered but found out while doing the review that it gets so hot that it can be compared to a gas grill.
This is probably the cheapest Rec Tec grills you can buy.

TIP! Here you can find the full Rec Tec Bullseye Review

1. Bullseye Features
2. Pros and Cons of the bullseye
3. My opinion of the bullseye

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Features of the Rec Tec Bullseye

This is a simpler version of a Rec Tec grill and does not come with the PID controller. It comes with a knob to control the temperature and this also works automatically. No need to check the temperature all the time.

  • Dome thermometer
  • 200 – 550 Fahrenheit
  • Heats up fast
  • 15 Lb hopper
  • Weighs 55Lbs

The porcelain coated chamber is well insulated and in combination with the flame deflector this will help to keep the temperature steady and even in the cooker.
I personally like the porcelain cooking grates as you can read in many of my grill reviews I did.

Rec Tec Bullseye Pros & Cons

pros of the rec tec bullseyePros:
The Bullseye is the first wood pellet grill that offers the option to grill with the lid open and that is a big plus in my opinion and maybe the reason some people call it the Rec Tec BBQ.

With its 380 square inches you can cook a truck load of about 25 hamburgers at the same time. The porcelain coated grill grate makes some nice grill marks.

cons of the rec tec bullseyeCons:
There are not many cons but you just have to know that compared to the other Rec Tech grills we reviewed, the temperature is controlled by a knob and this might need some adjustments before you have it right.

It is depending on things like outside temperature and amount of meat you put on the grill how much adjustment you need to do. But it still works great compared to messing with charcoal and adjusting all the dampers.

My Opinion Of The Rec Tec Bullseye

This Bullseye is a very high quality grill just like all other Rec Tec’s.

It is however a simpler version so do not expect the same features.

I like this grill very much because you can crank it up pretty hot and use it with the lid open. This is not an option and any other wood pellet grill as far as I know, since you would loos to much temperature with the lid open all the time.

Rec Tec Matador

The Matador is not a pellet grill like the ones we reviewed here but I decided to have a good look at it since it can be great addition to your whole outdoor cooking. It works like any other camp-stove but is from a very good quality.
Reed my whole Rec Tec Matador review here.

Rec Tec BFG-2500

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This new model is pretty big and I am no sure but the BFG might stand for big friendly giant.
It is not available yet so there are no reviews, but just some news from Rec Tec itself.

Here is a video from the Rec Tec BFG:

Features of the BFG

  • 200-500 F
  • 53 Lbs hopper
  • 2535 square inches grill surface
  • 3 racks
  • Hydraulic lid

There is a lot more to tell of course and I will do that later. Just let you know this is not a cheap grill. It comes with a price tag of almost 2800 dollar.

Rec Tec Wyldside

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The wyldside is also new at the time of me writing this and again not much available. This is a so called Argentina style grill. Meaning that you can build a big fire and can lower or raise the grate.

Here is a video of the Wyldside:

Features were not easy to find on the website, but here are a few.

  • Rec Tec quality
  • Adjustable grill grate
  • About 580 Square inches grill grate
  • About 550 sq inch warmer holding place
  • Blower for air flow

As soon as I find more information I will add it here. The price on the website is just under 1700 dollar.

Rec Tec Chuckwagon

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The Chuckwagon is also new and again no reviews available. It seems to me that this is the beast mounted on a trailer.
Here is a video from their YouTube channel.

Features of the Chuck-wagon I was able to find:

  • About 1800 sq inch rack
  • About 580 sq inch second rack
  • 66 lbs hopper
  • 2 hydraulic lids
  • 2 meat probes

As soon as I can I will add more information here> Price I found is just under $11000.

Rec Tec Beast RT-CMG

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A new product again is the Rec Tec Beast. Just released and no reviews I could find yet.

Here is a video of the Rec Tec Beast.

Some of the features I found so far.

  • Dual 66 lbs hoppers
  • One 1800 sq inch rack
  • One 580 sq inch rack
  • Dual smoke stack
  • Dual meat probes

It looks to me that the beast is the home version of the chuckwagon with wheel under it instead of mounted on a trailer.

I just had a quick peek on it online and will ad a lot more information here later. The price I see on the website is just under $900.

How Does A REC TEC Grill Work?

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Rec Tec grills are very easy to use and all you basically have to do is flip a switch. There are still questions to be answered after doing our Rec Tec grills reviews and the question how a Rec Tec grill works was one we found many times. Here is the answer we found.
As soon as you turn on the grill the smart grill computer will start the ignition rod to light up the pellets that are fed in there from the hopper by the auger.
Sound complicated? Don’t worry the smart technology does it all for you!

This makes the grill to heat up to the temperature settings you have used and it begins to adjust the amount of pellets that it feeds to reach the desired temperature.

When it reaches that temperature it will automatically adjust the amount of pellets to assure that the temperature stays at that point and there will be enough smoke to give your meat that great taste.

Sometimes you have to open the grill to look or to maybe spray some juice on it. The Rec Tec Sensors recognize the drop in temperature by you opening the lid and instantly start to add more pellets to get the temperature back on the right setting.

After you close the lid it will adjust again and slow down the process of adding wood pellets to the auger.

My Opinion After Doing The Rec Tec Grill Reviews

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It is pretty simple to come to the conclusion after doing this Rec Tec pellet grills and smokers reviews that the Rec Tec pellet grills comes highly recommend.

The fact that the so called smart technology controller in the Rec Tec’s, keeps the temperature very accurate is off-course one of the best features of this pellet smoker.

They started with the Rec Tec 680 and improved this to the Bull and added some other models to their store. In fact if you look at average pellet grill ratings I have not been able to find higher ratings yet.

The high quality of the used materials received a lot of pros in the Rec Tec reviews and we are sure they will let you enjoy these grills for many years. Although for the most parts manufactured in China the quality did not change since the first Rec Tec rt-680 I had a good look at a long time ago.

There are people who like to know how do Rec Tec grills vs Traeger perform. I think what this grill separates himself from other brands like Traeger grills we reviewed is the way the Rec Tec controller takes care of the temperature setting.

Most pellet smokers add more or less pellets per so many seconds to keep the temperature steady and without to many fluctuations. They do this without measuring the actual temperature in the smoker.

Our Rec Tec grills reviews show however that Rec Tec grills increase or decreases the speed that the pellets are added depending on the real temperature in the smoker.

If the temperature is to high they add less pellets and when the temperature is to low they add more pellets. Like the cruise control in your car adds more or less fuel to keep the speed you set it on.

This makes the temperature control process very accurate because it use the real temperature and not some timing schedule to add pellets like used by other brands.

For the more technical readers here is a link to a website that explains what a => PID controller <=is like used in the Rec Tec pellet smoker.

What I also think is a great plus is that the seems are all welded and caulked to make this grill “air tight”.

In case of a problem with the RecTec pellet grill the customer service is mentioned as top notch and great to work with. Replacement parts are shipped very fast and the over the phone help is great.

The fact is that most, if not all, parts are made of high quality stainless steel is a very high scoring point and will keep your grill going for many years


Rec Tec Trouble Shooting

Although there are not many problems we found for the Rec Tec pellet grills we still have to keep in mind that there are electronics involved and electric powered parts. This means that something can go wrong. This is pretty simple.

I found a video on how to test the Rec Tec controller since this will probably give you the best indication what can be wrong in case of a problem.

There are more videos on the Rec Tec YouTube channel with dozens of Rec Tec trouble shooting videos and also recipes and tips on how to use any Rec Tec pellet grill.

If you still have problems with your Rec Tec wood pellet grill, I found that the Rec Tec customer service is one of the best you can deal with.

In case of any problem like temperature problems the Rec Tec replacement parts are shipped very fast and I have read stories that depending on the problem and the age of the grill they even send it for free. Now that is what I call customer service.

I still believe that if there were more buying choices for Rec Tec wood pellet grill it might lower the price with more competition.


FAQ and More About Rec Tec

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We have found several questions doing the Rec Tec grills reviews about the Rec Tec pellet grills and try to answer them below. If you have any question feel free to contact us and we will do our best to find the answer for you.

How To Clean a Rec Tec Grill

Cleaning is not our most favorite things as grillers, but it is part of the whole grilling and smoking experience.

Cleaning a Rec Tec is no to hard. When you look at this video it will show you an easy way to do that. It is the old 680 model that is updated with the Rec Tec RT-700 Bull but the principal stays the same.


Where are Rec Tec grills made?

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Every Rec Tec wood pellet grill is basically made in China with some parts that are made in the USA. This is done under very strict rules that will ensure the high quality and is done without compromising to the Rec Tec companies high standards.

Rec Tec is using the same manufacturers now for 8-9 years. Rec Tec customer support wrote us that the assembly and testing however is done in Augusta GA.

Where To Buy Rec Tec Grills

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This was one of the questions we found while doing the Rec Tec grills reviews. Many people wonder where to buy Rec Tec pellet grills because there are no Rec Tec dealers.

The easiest way to buy Rec Tec grills is online through one of the links on this Rec Tec grill review page. We have tried to find the best prices for you.

The second way to order a Rec Tec is directly on their website. The Rec Tec free shipping option is available at both of the ways to buy a Rec Tec.

Rec Tec Grill Price

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Yes, pellet grill prices are higher than a regular grill. Reason is the used technology and in case of the Rec Tec grill, the used materials. This justifies in my opinion the price.

If you look at what this pellet grill brand offers and what we read in the Rec Tec grill review, I think the price is actually reasonable.

Taking in consideration there is no shipping fee like many other brands have and it is shipped right top your door that is a big pro in my opinion.
The Rec Tec free shipping is as far as I know for many buyers still one of the reason to buy a Rec Tec.

Rec Tec has a few models and the price ranges from model to model. The bigger Bull is more expensive than the smaller Bullseye grill. It is very important to choose the model that fits your way of grilling. By choosing the right size you also save on the user of the pellets of course.

In general I suggest to shop around and click on our links where I think we found the best prices for the Rec Tec Pellet grills.

Rec Tec financing

The Rec Tec company offers financing on many of their what I call high end pellet grills. You can visit their website for more information because if I tell you here they might have changed the program or interest rates and I don’t want you to get mad at me.

At the moment of this writing I see thing like 6 months with no interest on all models and of-course their free shipping.

10 Things To Know Before You Buy a Rec Tec

Although this video is a little older it is still very up to date. They show the Rec Tec 680 that is replaced by the Rec Tec bull.
Only thing they mention they will never add a remote control but they have added an app for the Rec Tec Grills.

If you still have questions about wood pellet smokers and what to look for before buying on feel free to contact me and I will try to find the answers.

I know these Rec Tec grill reviews are far from complete and I will probably keep adding content to it in the near future.
There are too many things to mention and explain about these what people also call electric wood pellet grills that I can make a whole new website about it.

Feel free to contact me with any question or if you think we left something out of this Rec Tec grill reviews and you think that should be included.

If for some reason you think after reading the Rec Tec pellet grill reviews this is not your brand, have a look at all our other pellet smoker reviews at the menu on our homepage we did.

Happy Grilling

Eddie Vandam

Grills – What You Must Know About Them

Grills, BBq’s, Smokers or any other type of grills. There is a lot to know before you can buy or start using one.

Here are some tips.

Barbecuing is not as simple as putting meat on a stick and roasting it over a fire. This may work well with marshmallows in bonfires. Meats are a different story and need much more and take longer to prepare!

If you want to make terrific barbecues, you should have the equipment that will help you assembled a mean barbecue meal. Like many items in the market, there are barbecue devices that can be purchased low-cost. Since you’ll never ever understand simply how it will carry out, you ought to however be mindful with these kinds of items.

If you are really serious in making barbecues, you need to purchase devices that are costlier. By doing this, you can be ensured of utilizing it for a very long time.

bbq trailer

One piece of equipment that is currently a permanent component in any barbecue party is the BBQ grill on a trailer. Grills are utilized to prepare the meat.

charcoal grill

When prepared in charcoal, the flavor is likewise more authentic. This is why most chefs prefer these sort of grills in spite of the reality that it can be strongly inconvenient, slow and untidy.

gas grills

Another type of grill is the one that uses either natural gas or lp. Gas grills in America frequently have covers that keep the heat inside while Australian gas grills do not have covers and will let you cook food directly over the flame.

If you choose on to buy gas grills, one thing though that you need to take note in purchasing barbecue grills is the reality that you will need a lot of space. Unlike charcoal grills that you can place virtually anywhere, gas grills take up a lot of space.

Another type of grill is the electric grill, which is often found in outdoor patios. What is great about pellet grills is that they can smoke and grill at the same time.

One piece of devices that is currently an irreversible component in any barbecue party is the grill. Gas grills in America often have lids that keep the heat inside while Australian gas grills do not have covers and will let you cook food directly over the flame.

Electric grills

Another type of grill is the electric grill, which is often discovered in outdoor patios. What is excellent about electric grills is that they can smoke and grill at the same time.


Taking Dinner Outdoors? Americans Get Their Grills On

While almost everybody in America grills, not everybody is comfy grilling more than the fundamentals. Here’s a technique to barbecuing you can “steak” your track record on:

get the grill outCommunity supermarket can assist make the outside cooking experience easier by supplying whatever a griller requires under one roof. Great Grilling program features dishes, tools and top quality components for families that wish to create tasty meals on the grill, and their Rancher’s Reserve beef is ensured tender. The recipes were developed in the test cooking areas of Sunset magazine to make it much easier for consumers to grill up a meal on the spur of the minute.

Whether using a charcoal or gas grill, having the right accessories on hand produces safe and simple grilling-and even simpler cleanup. A large spatula, extra-long tongs, a long-handled brush and a spray bottle with water are the foundation and utensil for a great griller’s tool set.

Direct-heat grilling is best for thin cuts of meat that cook quickly. It gets them perfectly browned on the outdoors in the short time they require to get carried out in the middle. Here’s a proven dish using direct-heat barbecuing:

Flank Steak with Green Olive-Jalapeño Tapenade

A Mediterranean-inspired tapenade is a flavorful addition to this tender flank steak.

Preparation time: About 20 minutes

Grill time: 13 to 17 minutes, plus 5 minutes to rest off the grill

Makes: 4 portions

  • 1 container (4.5 oz.) Safeway Select Stuffed Jalapeño Olives, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup Safeway Select Verdi Olive Oil
  • 1 Rancher’s Reserve Flank Steak (about 11/2 pound.).

Steps to take

1. Prepare barbecue grill and preheat for direct-heat cooking. For charcoal grill, prior to you put the grill over the cinders, brush it with a medium coat of oil; for gas grill, when hot, brush grill with a medium coat of oil.

Integrate olives, garlic, parsley, rosemary, lemon peel and oil in a food processor and pulse until mix forms a great paste. Set aside 1/2 cup of the tapenade mix for flavoring meat; reserve rest for serving or another use.

3. Wash flank steak and pat dry. With the idea of a sharp knife, make shallow diagonal cuts about 1 inch apart over one side of steak, then make cuts perpendicular to the first to create a diamond pattern. Repeat on the other side of the steak.

4. Spread 1/2 cup of the olive mixture on both sides of steak to coat uniformly.

5. Lay steak on oiled grill over a strong bed of cinders or high heat on a gas grill. Keep charcoal grill uncovered; close lid on gas grill. Prepare steak till browned on the bottom (lift edge with tongs to examine), 8 to 10 minutes. With tongs or a large spatula, turn steak and continue to cook till done as preferred, about 2 minutes longer for rare (red in the center; cut to test) or 4 minutes longer for medium-rare (pink in center).

6. Transfer steak to a clean platter or rimmed carving board and let rest about 5 minutes, then cut in thin, slanting pieces throughout the grain to serve. Deal remaining tapenade to add to the meat to taste.

Drink tips: A spicy, plummy zinfandel; a hoppy, English-style pale ale; or peppermint iced tea.

Tools: Grater (for peel), strainer or colander, determining spoons and cups, food mill, paper towels, sharp knife, spatula for dispersing, heatproof brush for oiling grill, tongs or wide spatula, platter or rimmed carving board.

The Great Grilling program at Safeway features dishes, tools and high-quality ingredients for families that desire to create tasty meals on the grill, and their Rancher’s Reserve beef is ensured tender. The recipes were developed in the test kitchens of Sunset magazine to make it simpler for shoppers to barbecue up a meal on the spur of the minute.

For a charcoal grill, before you put the grill over the hot coals, brush it with a medium coat of oil; for a gas grill, when hot, brush grill with a medium coat of oil. Make sure to adhere to the food safety tips we wrote.

Lay steak on oiled grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill. Keep charcoal grill uncovered; close lid on gas grill.

lately, there are more people who are interested in pellet grills and I found a great article and republished it here on the website for you.


Cooking Utensils

Utesnsils for cookingThere are an infinite variety of cooking utensils. Some are necessary, some are not. To complicate things further, some of the unnecessary cooking utensils can still make your time in the kitchen easier, more enjoyable and more productive. Some utensils are designed for a very specific purpose, to do one particular job in the kitchen, while others are more general purpose, all-in-one tools.

Your first step is to figure out what type of cooking you prefer to do and how you utensils can help you cook safer. This will inform your selection of cooking utensils. If you prefer to bake you will need an entirely different set of cooking utensils than if you prefer to cook Asian stir-fry. Once you’ve decided this, you can make a list of the types of utensils you will need.

Just as the way you cook should inform which cooking utensils you choose, so should also consider what will work with your cookware. Different cooking surfaces require different utensils. For example, if you use a frying pan, you need a spatula. If you use a nonstick frying pan, you will need a spatula that is soft enough so as not to scratch the all-important cooking surface. Thus when choosing cooking materials, material is key.

The most common materials for cooking utensils are wood, stainless steel, and plastic. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Like pots and pans, you may buy utensils in sets if you wish, or you may buy cookware one piece at a time.

wooden spoonsWood is a popular traditional choice for some utensils, such as spoons and spatulas. One of the distinct advantages of wood is that it will not scratch even the most delicate cooking surfaces. Another advantage of wood as a material for utensils is that it does not conduct heat. Wood is also very durable and won’t melt, even in an unattended pan.

The disadvantage of wood utensils is that they are harder to clean than stainless steel or plastic cooking utensils. Additionally, if used in soups and sauces, the soup or sauce can penetrate the wood, which could make it necessary to replace the wooden utensil. Also, if you purchase wood, make sure you buy utensils that are treated to inhibit bacteria growth, as wood can tend to present a favorable environment for bacteria.

Stainless steel cooking utensils are by far the least likely to allow bacteria to thrive, and are by far the easiest cooking utensils to use for grilling and clean. They are attractive to look at, and are available with a wide variety of handle styles and tool heads.

The downside of stainless steel cooking utensils, however, is that they can scratch nonstick or cast iron pots. Even if you are very careful, you risk damaging the all-important cooking surface, as stainless steel is typically harder than cast iron or the materials used for nonstick cookware.

Plastic utensils are made expressly to avoid scratching the surfaces of nonstick or cast iron pots, and tends to be easy to clean. That’s the good news. Plastic, however, has its disadvantages. Plastic cooking utensils are not as resistant to heat as wood or metal, and may actually melt if left in a hot pot unattended. That could at best be difficult to clean, and at worst, ruin the pan. Additionally, if a plastic utensil melts, it can contaminate the food it melts in.

Wooden cooking utensils are typically not terribly expensive, with simple sets being even below $5. Special use items may cost more, up to $50 or so. Plastic utensils tend to be very affordable, also, with single pieces going for around $2, and specialty items in the $45 range. Stainless steel is the most expensive, but still very reasonably priced, at $10 for a single piece, or $15 for a top quality 9 piece set.

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