Welcome to Grub & Gripes, my name is John. Foodie, animal lover, family man and most importantly granddad to two wonderful little kids.  Let me take a moment and explain what you can find on Grub & Gripes.  This is a place to find recipes most will be mine perhaps a few from other sources with my own tweaks on them. That would be the Grub portion. The Gripes may prove more difficult to explain. Perhaps I should just call it personal observation and social commentary, or as my family calls it the ramblings of a crotchety  old man LOL. Also I want to give you fair warning I use affiliate marketing on this blog.

Now let me tell you a little about my cooking equipment. My goto is to cook outside on either my grill or my smoker. My grill is the classic Weber Kettle Grill. The smoker I use is the Char-Griller 1224 Smokin Pro with Side Fire Box. I prefer the old fashion manual smoker because it keeps me involved in the process but I do believe in the very near future I will be purchasing a pellet smoker  most likely one from Treager, but that won’t be until after I purchase this grill I have just fallen in love with from Smoke Hollow,