Pete Kruer

Rockford’s ACE high royal flush BBQ boot camp

August 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “Grillin’ Guy” Bob Nurmikko displays a perfect Grist Mill brisket supplied by Canonsburg’s Don Kurylowicz. Let the grillin’ class begin! Photo by STACY NEIDZWIECKI, stacyn.com “It was awesome”, said Rockford master plumber Blaine Kellermeier after the second of two summer grilling seminars, complete with sit-down dinners, which were [...]

Rockford Ace holds Grillin’ Extravaganza

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL All the way from Kansas City, BBQ expert Rob Russell explaining the finer points of BBQ grilling and smoking. Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI, stacyn.com On a recent Monday evening, “Ace was the place” to be. Pete Kruer, of Rockford Ace Hardware, was hosting his first ever “BBQ Boot Camp” and everyone who had signed on for the evening was in hog [...]

Meatloaf recipe a big hit

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware  Well, we learned more than we probably wanted about charcoal grilling. Ha! Ha! Now we are going to get into the fun stuff: cooking! Rob Russel from “The Good Ones” and “Three Little Pigs” has a meatloaf recipe that is a big hit at the barbeque circuit around the country. So, give it a try. It’s out of this world delicious! [...]

Barbecuing with charcoal

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware Last time, we looked at the history and the different styles of BBQ,so our next step is to delve into the original BBQ technique: wood (charcoal). There are two types of charcoal: lump and briquette. Lump charcoal has been made for thousands of years and is consider the purest form. Briquette charcoal is basically sawdust bound by [...]

Barbequing: an American tradition

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware Americans love to cook and entertain outside. Some people think the reason is that we have so much outdoors to enjoy. Europeans are starting to cook outside more, but they just don’t get into it quite like Americans. Some of the best memories with family and friends are at barbeques! We are going to explore the fun and flavor of [...]
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