It's finally summer, that can only mean one thing – it's time to break the grill. After you strip it and clean it thoroughly, it's time to start planning your next.
Did you know that your Google Home ($ 129 at Crutchfield) speaks can help you to grill delicious burgers? Here are five ways that Google Home can go one step further:
Set Multiple Timers
Google Home is a very useful timer. Just say "OK, Google, Timer" to create your first timer. You can also get a little more specific by saying, "OK, Google, create a 5-minute grill timer."
From there you can make more timers for different things. For example, you could set a timer to warm up the grill, one if you put some steaks on the grill, another if you want to turn them over, and one more if the steaks should get hot.
Create a shopping list
Use Google Home to create your shopping list for your next cookout. Just say something like, "Hey, Google, add ribs to my grocery list." You can do this for anything you want to add to your list, and you can view the list by opening the Google Assistant and going to Explore> Preferences> Shopping List .
If you do not have an extra long shopping list, you can also use. Google recently rolled out location-based reminders. For example, you could say, "OK, Google, remember picking up skewers while I'm at the grocery store," or "Hey, Google, remember buying a corn hole while I'm at Target." You will receive a push notification on your phone when you arrive at these locations.
Watch Your Grill From Afar
If you have a lot to do while you cook, you can keep an attached meat thermometer open your eyes and ears as you move away from the grill. Google Home works with thermometers and temperature controls like TempoChef, FireBoard, and Flame Boss.
If any of these devices are connected to your Google Assistant or Google Home, you can simply say, "OK, google, talk to FireBoard and set my smoker down to 225 degrees," or "OK, google, ask TempoChef, what is the temperature of my breast? "
Beer and wine pairings received
If you have a group of guests, it's good to have a choice of drinks for everyone. Use Google Home to use the extra mile to pair matching wine and beer pairs with the food you cook.
To get beer pairs, use Food My Beer. He can tell you which food suits a particular beer. Or use the Wine Master or Wine Guide to see which red is best for this steak. For cocktails, use the bartender or tender
Adjust the mood
Nothing says embarrassing, boring barbeque like awkward silence. Break the ice with some background music. Unplug the extension cable and bring your Google Home speaker into the backyard for the evening.
Have some hits or classics while you're having a barbecue and everyone mixes up, then switch to a relaxed playlist and turn down the volume when it's time to eat. The best part is that you do not have to worry about wiping the whole barbecue sauce on your hands first.
: Consider this guide as a chef for your next barbecue.
So you can pick a great barbecue this summer.