Search Results

Five Tequila Cocktails You've Probably Never Tried Before (But You Totally SHOULD!)

By: bruno May 05, 2017 07:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30882%2ft81 21fz4gr9ryfnumgaw yxtljwyxbev4qu6p1udhu largeoriginal
...me from the volcanic soil in which the agave are grown.  Because it requires a bit of prep (juicing cucumbers), this one works best for a crowd. It's easily doubled or tripled. Try it anytime your grilling or eating outside.  Serves 4 8 oz Olmeca Altos Plata tequila 4 oz lime juice 4 oz cucumber juice* 2 oz simple syrup 10-12 mint leaves, plus more for garnish Muddle mint leave...

DIY Skills: How to Loosen a Stuck Bolt With A Blowtorch

By: David March 21, 2017 13:45

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30688%2fbernzomatic torch 9original
...anMade is part of Bernzomatic's Torch Bearers program. We're sharing some our favortie creative projects and clever ways to use a blowtorch around the house. So, far we've shared we like lighting our grill with a blow torch, walked you through the basics of simple, safe pipe soldering, and built a simple DIY copper pourover coffee stand.  Why does this happen? The problem with a rusted bolt is th...

16 Under-$25 Cooking Essentials You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now

By: Chris February 22, 2017 18:30

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30538%2fbest inexpensive kitchen tools featureoriginal
...with a Locking Handle: Seriously, this is the one tool I'm guaranteed to use on every meal I cook. They're strong, dexterous, and made of steel, like a heatproof extension of your hand. Killer on the grill or in the skillet. I have three pairs, and it's not enough. (It might be, if my wife agreed to my request to hand wash them and put them back instead of stashing in the dishwasher, but some battles a...

Everything You Need to Make Totally Killer Bread (and Pizza!) at Home

By: bruno February 13, 2017 12:15

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30450%2fbakingsuppliesoriginal
...nd your breads, pizzas, and cookies will start coming out more consistently, I promise. ManMade Recommended: Pro-Accurate Oven Thermometer  3. A Pizza Peel If you decide to try baking on the grill (or making pizza there), or find a bread baking method you like better than the Dutch Oven technique, a pizza peel will likely come in handy. Even if you don't, it's a really nice way to serve up a f...

Making a DIY Pour Over Coffee Stand for Fun and Profit

By: bruno January 20, 2017 10:15

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30284%2fpour over coffee stand 3510original
...clever ways to use a blowtorch around the house. In fact, this isn't the first time we've waxed poetic about the hottest tool in everyone's workshop; last year we showed you why we like lighting our grill with a blow torch, and walked you through the basics of simple, safe pipe soldering. And, just for fun, we decided to make a video of the whole process. Watch it below, then scan the tutorial for...

19 Powerhouse Ingredients Every Man Needs in His Pantry at All Times

By: Chris January 19, 2017 16:15

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30311%2fevery man pantry featureoriginal
...tle smoky flavor, and a lovely red color. This is probably the most used spice in my pantry, and it's surprisingly versatile ingredient in cuisines of all types. Anything that would taste good on the grill benefits from a bit of smoked paprika. It's also an awesome way to give vegetables a meat-like depth, perfect for vegetarians or when you're trying to clean out the fridge.    6. Dried Mush...

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Making S’mores - Perfected

By: Justin December 13, 2016 15:15

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f30052%2fscreenshot 2016 12 11 at 7.26.45 pmoriginal
...a whole new level...     It comes via David Coggins (the author of Men and Style) and involves the usual adages about quality ingredients and PATIENCE, but get this: once it's all put together, he grills it. The idea being to give all the ingredients a little more time to coalesce into a new superfood -- the ultimate s'more.    Check out the video below and let us know what you think. ...

You Can Do This: A Young Man's Guide to Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

By: bruno November 12, 2016 14:30

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f29548%2fmanmadefriendsgiving berndt 2777original
...ly the kind of experience you want. Want to go deeper? Check out our Complete Guide to Understanding Wine, our list of 30 Things Every Man Should Own by the Time He's 30, and our In-Depth Guide to Grilling Better Food.   Wait, but, why? Repeat after me: entertaining doesn't have to be painful. We're going to do things the simple way, with a focus on good food, good wine, a...

How to Light a Charcoal Grill with a Blowtorch (My Favorite Way to Do It)

By: Chris September 29, 2016 11:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f29251%2fhow to light charcoal grill blowtorch feature 1 large
...ing, I like to challenge myself to carefully prepare a perfect stack of kindling, tinder, and fuel, and see if I can get my bonfire started with just one match. But at home, in the backyard, when I'm grilling, what I really want is a perfect bed of coals that I can confidently cook on, and fast. For years, my preferred method of starting a perfect grilling fire has been to use a blowtorch. Sounds easy,...

The Surprisingly Fascinating History of the Tailgate

By: Chris September 26, 2016 09:00

Http%3a%2f%2fs3.amazonaws.com%2fmanmadediy uploads production%2fphotos%2f23423%2fhero civil war brightened large
These days, the word "tailgate" conjures up images of cooler and pavement, jerseys and face paint, grills and foldable chairs. But, despite its current association with parking lots and sporting events, it's actually got quite a rich history. Like, older than you think. Like... 1861?   So, it turns out,...

What's Good for August 2016: What We're Reading, Watching and Listening to This Month

By: bruno August 29, 2016 09:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f29069%2fdsc 7179 2x large
...!) Your New Favorite Sunglasses: An Under $10 Pair that Fits Every Man, Every Time (and How to Make Them Better) David: Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces Don't Waste the Summer: 25 Things to Make the Ultimate Warm Weather Bucket List (Well? Did you waste it?) Bruno Why We Meditate (and We Think You S...

5 Things I Learned About Money From My Dad (Plus A Few More)

By: David August 23, 2016 15:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f29024%2fdsc 0471 large large
...rest, monthly costs, finding the total and most importantly weeding through the hype. Zero money down, no interest, low monthly payments are all great words, but what's that bottom line say? He would grill me on how much something cost on a monthly basis, or how much interest was in the end. Today, I've learned how to do it myself and it serves me well just about daily. Take the time to learn how to es...

Meat 101: Why You Should Cut Your Steak Against the Grain

By: David August 17, 2016 14:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f29031%2fsteak large
...rong all these years. Here's a case for switching it up and getting a better experience out of your meal.    I've been reading up a bit on steaks lately. After spending a few night with a friend who grills a seriously good steak, it was inevitable I had to bone up on my grill game. One thing that came out as I read through some very dedicated articles on the subject of beef was that there is a right w...

Have You Tried These? You Definitely Should Be Making Grilled Oysters For Your Next Cookout

By: David August 08, 2016 12:00

Http%3a%2f%2fassets.manmadediy.com%2fphotos%2f28944%2f2318003 oyste255 sdw large
Looking for something beyond burgers and dogs to toss over the coals and infuse with the flavors of summer? How about grilling up some seriously tasty oysters? It's easier than you think.    Last week I had a friend bring back some oysters from a coastal trek. He had no idea what to do with them, and honestly, neither di...

Pesto 101: The Complete Guide to Making Summer's Perfect Condiment

By: Gabriel August 01, 2016 15:30

Http%3a%2f%2fs3.amazonaws.com%2fmanmadediy uploads production%2fphotos%2f21316%2fthe%2520perfect%2520pesto large
...anean-style sauce and condiment that’s super versatile and easy to make. It's amazing all warm weather season long, when the fresh ingredients are bountiful, and tastes fantastic on anything from the grill, on pizza or fresh pasta, or, as many will confess,  a spoon. Pesto has been around for a while, pretty much since ancient Rome, although back then they likely used herbs other than basil. The word...