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TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 12:31 AM
I know that absolutely NOBODY on this board needs this demo on how to quickly and easily grill a burger, but figure I'd post here as I am just starting out with these cooking demos and this is the second one.

Besides, I can use the views to kickstart the clip on youtube. Any subscribes and positive comments to the youtube channel would be appreciated. If you have a youtube channel let me know and I'll do the same. Also, any ideas for grilling/bbq/tailgating video topics would be welcomed.

How to Grill a Hamburger - YouTube

Trumpstylz
01-02-2013, 01:30 AM
I know that absolutely NOBODY on this board needs this demo on how to quickly and easily grill a burger


I always enjoy tutorials, even with burgers- often times you'l notice one or two things done differently that others don't show.

rlt
01-02-2013, 01:36 AM
I really like your video. Its funny, but straight to the point. Good job.

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 01:38 AM
I really like your video. Its funny, but straight to the point. Good job.

Thanks, that is exactly what I am going for.

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 01:40 AM
I always enjoy tutorials, even with burgers- often times you'l notice one or two things done differently that others don't show.

Thanks. I think my first one turned out well, on grilling a whole beef tenderloin. Gonna shoot a bunch of these during the next few months.

RW
01-02-2013, 08:54 AM
A tutorial and a morning chuckle all in one neat package. Thanks so much. I'll come back for more.
That is if you let a guy who toasts his buns watch your videos.

Trumpstylz
01-02-2013, 09:19 AM
That is if you let a guy who toasts his buns watch your videos.

I do find that toasting the buns is advisable only once the bread/buns start getting stale.

PigBeter
01-02-2013, 10:24 AM
That was actually a nice little video, just a shame that you're a Jets fan! That seems like it'd be a misery in its own!

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 11:57 AM
Thanks for all the possitive comments guys. And yeah, being a Jets fan does come with more than its share of misery.

cowgirl
01-02-2013, 01:59 PM
I liked it too, straight to the point.
I avoid videos...so many of them are too long or half of the video is a pic of someone's mid section with their head cut off.

Yours was quick, to the point and had no lulls in the conversation.
Great job!! :clap2:

Jaskew82
01-02-2013, 02:30 PM
nice video... i can understand the hockey puck pre-form burgers for tailgating but as a fellow New Yorker, I hope you use ground chuck at home. :laugh:

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Thanks guys! Got some plans for a few more. I think I'm gonna do a dessert involving bacon next week.

Boshizzle
01-02-2013, 07:23 PM
Outside of the NY "BBQ" burger, it's a great video. Down south, and technically, you are grilling on a grill.

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 07:24 PM
nice video... i can understand the hockey puck pre-form burgers for tailgating but as a fellow New Yorker, I hope you use ground chuck at home. :laugh:

Actually, those burgers you are seeing there are the best burgers you can get your hands on. I work with the great people over at Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, who are easily the best meat guys in NY. They are the meat behind almost every great burger in NY. You can google them and see what I mean.

We get a chuck/short rib/brisket blend. These burgers are made to order. I place my order Thursday, they grind them up and form them Friday(their production is closed Saturday) for a Sunday AM party. They are formed to my specs, I order 6 or 7 oz burgers depending on my menu, formed a little thinner than their standard thickness to aid in quick grilling. It is a coarse grind and lightly packed burger, so it comes out super juicy and melts in your mouth. They charge me the same whether they form them for me or send me bulk meat. I packed some myself, really no difference. When I need them for longer term storage they even cryopac them in 4--to-a-cup cryopacs.

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Outside of the NY "BBQ" burger, it's a great video. Down south, and technically, you are grilling on a grill.

Yeah, I know, lol. The majority on NYers don't realize what "bbq" really is. I don't think I made mention of bbq, well, other than mention i like coarse grind pepper when I am barbequing. But lol, yeah, I got ya.

Boshizzle
01-02-2013, 07:34 PM
Interesting story, in my research, I have dug up a very popular NY BBQ cook that lived in the late 19th century. He was very well known in the South for his barbecue but not so much in NY.

I may write about him sometime soon.

HankB
01-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Hi Joe,
First - props for insisting that people leave the meat alone and in particular not to mash it.

I thought your delivery and manner flowed well once you got started. Instructions were clear and understandable.

Not so good parts - 45 seconds before you actually provided any good information. Your lead in was entertaining but when I'm searching youtube for information, I'm not looking for entertainment.

Your camera man needs to try harder to avoid jerky camera movement.

I am not a videographer nor do I have a youtube channel or brand, but you asked for impressions and that's what I'm offering.

Good lick with your endeavor!

TailGateJoecom
01-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Hi Joe,
First - props for insisting that people leave the meat alone and in particular not to mash it.

I thought your delivery and manner flowed well once you got started. Instructions were clear and understandable.

Not so good parts - 45 seconds before you actually provided any good information. Your lead in was entertaining but when I'm searching youtube for information, I'm not looking for entertainment.

Your camera man needs to try harder to avoid jerky camera movement.

I am not a videographer nor do I have a youtube channel or brand, but you asked for impressions and that's what I'm offering.

Good lick with your endeavor!

Great, thanks, I'm definitely looking for constructive criticism.

Hoss
01-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Good luck.Couple of good tips interspersed in there somewhere. :wink:Will not fit all but has it's place.Thanks for the time and effort. :clap:

martyleach
01-02-2013, 10:41 PM
Well, I enjoyed it. A mix of humor and grilling. I particularly enjoyed the bleep outs. Kinda real life stuff at a tail gate.

So, I would call that a great first step on cooking burgers. So, next step could be what you do to/with them to make them f(bleep)arking awesome. Grilled onions, peppers, shrooms? Can't wait to see!

Lupus
01-03-2013, 12:10 AM
Cool video. I am still trying to replicate some of the great burgers I had in the US. For some reason, most of the burgers I have had back home are solid and dry pucks. And your video gives a possible reason. Now if I can impart that information to the resident "grill king", my father in law.

According to him, no one does the grill better than him, but everything comes out overcooked and dry. And now I know why. He has the patience of a gnat and has to constantly fiddle with the meat!

Thanks again

TailGateJoecom
01-03-2013, 02:26 AM
Cool video. I am still trying to replicate some of the great burgers I had in the US. For some reason, most of the burgers I have had back home are solid and dry pucks. And your video gives a possible reason. Now if I can impart that information to the resident "grill king", my father in law.

According to him, no one does the grill better than him, but everything comes out overcooked and dry. And now I know why. He has the patience of a gnat and has to constantly fiddle with the meat!

Thanks again

Thanks, I'd bet a bag of Darrell Lea licorice that he is mashing the burger down while cooking it.

Lupus
01-03-2013, 02:33 AM
Thanks, I'd bet a bag of Darrell Lea licorice that he is mashing the burger down while cooking it.

A man who know his sweets :)

And yes, more than likely, he constantly adjusts the meat and we get some impressive fat fires when he is at work. I cannot confirm the press as if I hang around, I get the lecture on how good his barbecuing skills are.......and, being one who loves to "inspire debate", I can't help but give him the difference between barbecue and grilling. :) and the wife is NOT impressed when I stir the old man up, as he does not stop at meat when "inspired" ;)

Jaskew82
01-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Actually, those burgers you are seeing there are the best burgers you can get your hands on. I work with the great people over at Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, who are easily the best meat guys in NY. They are the meat behind almost every great burger in NY. You can google them and see what I mean.

We get a chuck/short rib/brisket blend. These burgers are made to order. I place my order Thursday, they grind them up and form them Friday(their production is closed Saturday) for a Sunday AM party. They are formed to my specs, I order 6 or 7 oz burgers depending on my menu, formed a little thinner than their standard thickness to aid in quick grilling. It is a coarse grind and lightly packed burger, so it comes out super juicy and melts in your mouth. They charge me the same whether they form them for me or send me bulk meat. I packed some myself, really no difference. When I need them for longer term storage they even cryopac them in 4--to-a-cup cryopacs.

Well then I apologize. I am familiar with Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, though I have never purchased their product due to cost. Those are some expensive burgers at nearly $13.33/lb.

Nice video and looking forward to seeing more.

TailGateJoecom
01-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Well then I apologize. I am familiar with Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, though I have never purchased their product due to cost. Those are some expensive burgers at nearly $13.33/lb.

Nice video and looking forward to seeing more.

No need to apologize, generally i would agree with you. I pay less than that as I have a wholesale account with them, no way I could afford 150lbs at a clup at those prices, lol.

Bluesman
01-03-2013, 12:19 PM
I really like the vidoe you hit all the high point.

1.) Don't Fark with your Meat
2.) Flip it once
3.) Don't mash the farker down
4.) Don't over think it.it's a farking burger JEEZ

Great. The one thing I hate about how to videos is the looooong intros. They must think they are talking to morons who have never cooked, used a grill and what not. Get in, show the chit, and get out. Good job. The humor was stellar. When I show folks how I do it I usually tell them when the juice is bubbling on the top then it's ready for the flip. The other thing is good meat and loose pack. You nailed it Joe :clap:

Wetsmoke
01-03-2013, 12:22 PM
You have a great delivery style, you get right to the "story" and tell it well. I also enjoy the bleeps in your presentation, it makes it a little more real to me.

TailGateJoecom
01-03-2013, 12:30 PM
You have a great delivery style, you get right to the "story" and tell it well. I also enjoy the bleeps in your presentation, it makes it a little more real to me.

Thank you, that is EXACTLY what I was going for with the beeps.

I am trying to balance my demos between getting the info out there as quickly and efficiently as possible while still trying to inject some personality and entertainment value. Both those goals can be at odds if not balanced out, that is what I am trying to learn.

BTW, appreciate the views guys, bumping up my youtube stats. Feel free to check out a few others on my channel, and subscribing. My Whole Tenderloin is the first one i did, it is a little long but I had a lot of stuff to cover there with breaking down the cut and then explaining direct/indirect grilling.

TailGateJoecom
01-03-2013, 01:07 PM
btw, if anyone else has a youtube channel post a link, I'll be happy to give some comment love and subscribe.