This coming Monday here in the United States is Memorial Day, which also doubles as the unofficial start of the summer grilling seaon. Grilling is one of my favorite things; opening up a beer, firing up the grill and cooking some meat over an open flame. Sure, maybe I occasionally cook something a little too long (or way too long, depending how many beers get opened) or lose a few body hairs in the process, but who cares, really? Just standing over the fire, flipping those burgers, dogs or chicken is most of the fun.
That’s why news of coming smart grill technology doesn’t get me too excited. I don’t want my grill deciding when the food is done or otherwise making me expenable. That’s one device I’d prefer remain dumb.
BTW, if you want to geek up your Memorial Day barbeque, here are some tips that I provided last summer.
Anyway, have a great holiday everyone! Try not to burn down the deck.
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