March 5, 2015

“Colder than a Well Digger’s A**” Grilling Giveaway: Includes a Thermapen, Kobe Ribeye Steaks, and More!

Does your backyard look like this?

Does your backyard look like this?

UPDATE—- thanks to all who participated- Cat Cameron is the winner. Thanks for your thoughtful input Cat! Here is Cat’s original comment:

Here in Ohio… HAS been colder than a Witch’s T-T. With that being said….a few of my friends MAY say I am a witch when I conjure up grilled feast….AND I lost one breast to cancer in 2012. There you have the history of this saying….straight from the source…although the “cold never bothered me anyway!”. ;-) Get your GRILL ON!!!


Across the country right now for most of you, it is “colder than a Well Digger’s Ass” and your grill is stuck under a thick blanket of snow. This giveaway is for you! Even though it’s “colder than a penguin’s pecker”, you still get out and light up your grill, regardless of the frigid temps. I put this giveaway together to celebrate those who love to grill so much, they’ll battle the snow and ice to achieve the taste and flavor that can only come from cooking over fire.


This giveaway includes some really good Swag (a $$ value of over $250):

4 Kobe Ribeye Filets from Snake River Farms!

A Thermapen in the color of your choice– because in frigid temps, you want to get a temp reading in lightning fast time so the heat can’t escape from your grill

A $50 Gift Certificate from my favorite Spice company- Bourbon Barrel Foods, who smokes spices in Bourbon Barrels that adds depth and flavor to everything you cook.

A bundle of Grilling Sprays from Red Bone Alley Foods– this will keep things interesting on your grill!

And, a coupon for 2 bags of Kingsford Charcoal to help keep that grill hot!

How to Win?

Leave a comment on my blog on why you deserve to win or your favorite “Colder Than….” Expression. Shares on social networks, ie, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, etc are always welcome but at the very minimum you must leave a comment here.

I will announce this winner this Wednesday, March 11th. Happy {Cold Weather} Grilling! And in the meantime, my BBQ Buds Chris from Nibble Me This and Meathead from Amazing Ribs share their tips for grilling in cold weather.

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My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.

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Gabriel - March 5, 2015 Reply

Need a new bbq to go with my new house and my trips to home depot haven’t been for grilling lately.

Todd Dooms - March 5, 2015 Reply

Cause, as my Dad says,”it’s colder than a witch’s tit in a brass brassiere!” and my grill is calling me

sheila robertson - March 5, 2015 Reply

Love to grill for the family!! It’s healthy and so good! Yes I need this 🙂

Steve Z - March 5, 2015 Reply

I deserve to win because here in Montana we deal with the colder thans 6 months out of the year, and it doesn’t stop me from grilling!

Jim - March 5, 2015 Reply

Looks like a great grilling giveaway with everything I need to become a better grill master.

Dave Milligan - March 5, 2015 Reply

I grew up and lived most of my life in Southern Ohio. I grilled many times with snow up to my a**. But when we ate my dad would say “Thanks boy, It is colder than a witches T*T out there!
Looking at my mother.

Then we would would duck as Mom threw something. LOL

Nice giveaway and my empathy for those grillers up North.

Keep the fire burning!

Curt McAdams - March 5, 2015 Reply

I should win because I grill any time of the year… And I’m such a nice guy! 🙂

Kristi Woods Edwards - March 5, 2015 Reply

Colder than a witch’s t*tty in a brass bra!

William - March 5, 2015 Reply

Would love to win this giveaway! Not a pro griller but learning my way through it love me a mean steak + a thermapen would help out with not overcooking it! Awesome giveaway hope I win!

Chuck - March 5, 2015 Reply

The well Diggers Ass is my favorite. ANother one I love is from Band of Brothers where the guy told his wife it was cold but nothing like Bastogne. You may have to look that one up. I hope I win because I have been spending the last 9 months paying off all of my families debt and I am really close to being done. Since doing that I have not bought many fun things for myself.
Thanks for the Blog Robyn

Kevin Sandridge - March 5, 2015 Reply

I deserve to win because I have been setting my AC to 65 degrees here in Florida in an effort to keep the faith with my chillingly frigid BBQ Brothers and Sisters in the North! Oh, and I promise to cook up the steaks for my dear 80 year old Mother who I love with all of my BBQ grilled heart.

Darrin Schutt - March 5, 2015 Reply

The reason I should win is this winter I have been grilling in temps at any were from 10 to 45 below zero. Now that’s some serious grilling and passion.

Lance Griggs - March 5, 2015 Reply

It’s colder than a witches titty in a brass bra down here in Bama

Jessica Hansen-Frazer - March 5, 2015 Reply

I deserve a fabulous prize pack because I am SO ready for the “Spring Forward” time change in Texas. This cold weather is NOT fun and ready for warmer temps!

Dave Edwards - March 5, 2015 Reply

It took me 3 days to shovel the snow from my deck so I could fire up my Egg.

Rick Segers - March 5, 2015 Reply

I have, for the most part, dodged the weather colder than a well digger’s kneecap. But I would still love to win these great grill goodies.

Rene Bauer - March 5, 2015 Reply

I deserve to win because this winter has been BRUTAL. My poor EGG has not seen the daylight in 6 weeks….come on please let it warm up!!!

Carolyn - March 5, 2015 Reply

Here in Boston we have received over 100″ of snow and my grill has been frozen to the ground for the past month!

cjsorel - March 5, 2015 Reply

We are in store for another negative temp Friday here in Michigan as was -28 3 weeks ago and then -12 last friday. Tomorrow warmer as -7 when we are to wake up.

Colder than a hair on a polar bear’s ass

Good thing I have my BGE to fire up and grill some brugers on

Lora - March 5, 2015 Reply

Never heard colder than a penguins pecker!! Now colder than a witches tit is the main one I hear! I grill in any weather! Everyone thinks I’m crazy…but when ya love grilling why not do it!! I’d love to win!!!

Chuck - March 5, 2015 Reply

Colder than a prostitutes heart

Johnny - March 5, 2015 Reply

At events, and when I get the rare opportunity to cater, I have made it a habit of trying to give back. Whether it’s raffling off some great BBQ gadgets and giving the proceeds to Operation BBQ Relief, Cancer Sucks Chicago, or a local charity, or just teaching some of the younger generation a few of the joys of BBQ. BBQ is about family, fun, and friends, but it makes it even more worth it when you pay a little forward, and help spread the love of BBQ.

Bob Flanagan - March 5, 2015 Reply

I feel just terrible. Just plain awful. We haven’t had any snow here and it was 80-something degrees today. If I won that giveaway I would get busier than a two pecker goat and fix something good to eat and let those steak juices run down my chin and I’d think good thoughts about you all.

James Coleman - March 5, 2015 Reply

I need to win because I’m getting ready to move from Austin TX to Anchorage AK and it is colder than a well diggers ASS up there.

etcarroll - March 5, 2015 Reply

8″ of snow in SE PA today, helped my neighbor find her lost dog between clearing my property and an elderly neighbors twice. Got so cold the stainless steel artificial knees I got last April started to frost over. But the dog is home and I deserve a new grill. I was a very good boy today.

Tracy Daniels - March 5, 2015 Reply

I would love to win because here in the Sip, (Mississippi) it’s 80 degrees yesterday and steeling, freezing rain and snow today. So why does that matter? Because we are due for another 80 degree day probably tomorrow!! Lol Then I can cook those stakes outside with my new stuff I win!

Angela Clossey - March 5, 2015 Reply

Colder than moonlight on a tombstone.

Robyn - March 5, 2015 Reply

You got that right!!! I think you may have everyone else with Alaska 😉

Robyn - March 5, 2015 Reply

Crazy how cold it can get in Texas!

maeve beecher - March 5, 2015 Reply

My love and knowledge for grilling, smoking and baking is always growing and slappin those huuuge steaks on the open fire with a flashy new thermapen would make for the happiest fiance ever! Dinnerdreams do come true.

Robyn - March 5, 2015 Reply

ha ha, Kevin I’m with you. The weather has been fine for grilling for me down here in South Florida, though I haven’t had a kitchen in 7 months as we do this whole house renovation so it has been more like camping. REady for it to be over!!

Mick - March 5, 2015 Reply

We cook all the time no matter the weather. It was hot in Fl cold in Ga gonna be even colder in Nashville this weekend. Weather won’t stop us, practiced ribeyes on the hibachi in the snow just to get and edge on the competition this weekend.

Shemika - March 5, 2015 Reply

I want to win because a sista needs learn how to grill. I plan to teach myself and eat those fine lookin’ steaks (if I don’t burn them. Lol!)

bbqdave916 - March 5, 2015 Reply

We got snow and ice this time,that was unexpected,as you we do not get a lot of cold weather,but did not allow it to slow me down,Still had Steaks and shrimp for the wife on the 28th (anniversary dinner),in the snow,Keep the smoke rollin Robyn.

Andy Beland - March 5, 2015 Reply

Well we are in March and still -9° thus morning. If mother nature won’t cooperate I might as well light the grill to help her heat up the great outdoors. Could really use a thermapen too.

Michael Noguera - March 5, 2015 Reply

Hello Robyn….Yeah it’s me in Ottawa, Ontario….and thinking wow it’s so so cold up here that I cannot even imagine what warm temp’s are like…..I had to pry open my XL BGE and ruined the gasket’s, so I now have a project in the spring!!!! It’s so cold that I think even a couple of rum shot’s over a charcoal fire might not help to start a BBQ!!! Best wishes to all who entered the contest!!!!

Ron Cox - March 5, 2015 Reply

Colder than an Eskimo’s outhouse

sarahbias - March 5, 2015 Reply

We just got a ton of snow here! I’d have to say it is colder than a iceberg in Antarctica!

AL - March 6, 2015 Reply

Colder than Hilary Clinton’s va jay-jay.

Georgena Powers - March 6, 2015 Reply

Pick me please. We have just had the coldest Febuary ever on record in Flint, Mi and a brighter March would be so nice!

bkhuna - March 6, 2015 Reply

Hate to burst you bubble, but the meat offered in this promotion is “faux-be” beef. It is, American beef can’t be called legally labled as Kobe. Even the folks at Snake River call it “American Kobe”.

Kind of like the champagne/sparkling wing thing.

I know it’s a niggling detail, but the devil is in the details.

James Gillespie, Jr. - March 6, 2015 Reply

I would love to win as the cold and snow have been so bad, I haven’t even assembled the grill I picked up on Black Friday for 50% off (STOK Kettle, love the orange color). Winning one of these excellent prices would be just the incentive I need to get it assembled and getting outside and grilling.

Larry - March 6, 2015 Reply

Because I grill year round even when it’s colder than a well diggers ass.

victor mann - March 6, 2015 Reply

I love getting free stuff, especially
grilling stuff

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

Wow, that is seriously cold!!!

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

That’s a good one!

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

Best one I’ve heard yet Al!!

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

Thanks- I linked to their website so hopefully people understand. Too long to put in the title :), thanks!

nate maliwacki - March 6, 2015 Reply

Well it has been colder than anything…. coldest February on record along with fifth for snow. But my Weber kettle is always dug out and ready to go! I’m down to my last bag of Weber blue for my winter supply :'(

larthestar - March 6, 2015 Reply

It’s colder than my ex outside.

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply


Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

I agree, you are a nice guy!

Neil Bigmista Strawder - March 6, 2015 Reply

Colder that a witch’s tit…
Colder than Polar Bear’s toenails…
Colder that that winter Brian William’s spent in Antarctica…
Colder than the shadow under Kim Kardashian’s butt…

Here in California, we grill all during the winter because…who are we kidding? We have no winter! BWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!!

Vanessa M - March 6, 2015 Reply

This would be fantastic and a great gift to give my boyfriend, who loves to grill for me (so really, we would both win)! The weather doesn’t bother him one bit – he always says that it’s ok that it’s cold out, because it’s a good time to smoke cheese in his smoker because it’s easier to keep the cheese from melting. He grills year-round and this would definitely bring summer early to our house!

tim schneider - March 6, 2015 Reply

just did a bbq comp on frozen Milac lake in mn. I think that deserves a gift. It was so cold the penguins had warming jackets on, but it was still fun, grillin N Chillin, and the chillin was easier than the grilling.

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

Wow, I’d love to see grilling on a frozen lake- how cool! (Literally!)

Robyn - March 6, 2015 Reply

Vanessa, get your Boyfriend to show you how to grill so you can both have fun behind the flame! 😉

Tom - March 6, 2015 Reply

I deserve to win because here in Ohio it’s colder than absolute zero:

Mike Wilson - March 6, 2015 Reply

It was mid 80’s yesterday, or as we say in Central Florida, real weenie shrinking weather.

John Willoughby - March 6, 2015 Reply

I should win because we just lived through the coldest February on record in Grand Rapids, MI and I’m pulling my smoker out next week no matter what.

Ted Kubal - March 6, 2015 Reply

Smokin some ribs and chicken tomorrow in Chi-town. Who cares if the deck is like an ice rink.

Brian Lauderdale - March 6, 2015 Reply

Its so cold that you can beat it, so you might as well use it. I cold smoked some chocolate chips last week I never had to worry about them getting to warm and melting!

Wayne Swikert - March 6, 2015 Reply

Colder than Rudolph’s nut sack in a headwind!

Rhonda Orberson - March 6, 2015 Reply

No matter how cold no matter how frigid,
Cooking on the egg is better than the kitchen.

Cat Cameron Mitchell - March 7, 2015 Reply

Here in Ohio… HAS been colder than a Witch’s T-T. With that being said….a few of my friends MAY say I am a witch when I conjure up grilled feast….AND I lost one breast to cancer in 2012. There you have the history of this saying….straight from the source…although the “cold never bothered me anyway!”. 😉 Get your GRILL ON!!!

Dave Young - March 7, 2015 Reply

I’m tired of the snow,
I’m tired of the cold weather.
If I could win this giveaway.
It will make the grillin’ better.

Rhonda Orberson - March 7, 2015 Reply

Rain sleet or shine cooking on my egg is mighty fine

Celeste Massie - March 7, 2015 Reply

It’s COLDER than a Witches Tit in a Brass Bra in February doing Push-Ups in The Snow!!!!!!
At least that’s what I grew up sayin’!!
If I win this I am giving it to my UK son whose favorite things are growing and eating HOT peppers, shopping for MEAT at Costco, and Grilling!! He is one of Five and knows what it’s like to help feed an army! I am sure he would use it to feed quite a few starving College Friends!!!!

Tamara - March 7, 2015 Reply

Fav cold reference: colder then a women’s heart when she has been wronged.
I deserve to win so that I can whip up a beautiful BBQ feast for all my hard working family dedicated girl pals!

Tim - March 8, 2015 Reply

Why I deserve to win? Ok, this will sound totally selfish, but here it is:

I entered another give-away on another blog last fall. The winner was announced via twitter on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I won, but unfortunately, I was on vacation that day and did not see that I won. I missed the deadline to claim the prize, and I didn’t get what I had won.

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Love the poem, how creative!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Ha- Cat, wow, and I know it is colder than a Witch’s tit in Ohio right now!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Great rhyme!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

this is the funniest one yet!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

I feel for you guys up there… BRRR!!!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Good for you John!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

ha!! makes me think of the Seinfeld Shrinkage episode!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Great reason! 🙂

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

That is awesome, I also enjoy growing Hot Peppers!

Robyn - March 9, 2015 Reply

Bummer, sorry to hear!

Rick - March 9, 2015 Reply

Colder than ##. NOT!!!!! I get to grill everyday I live Florida
Welcome to Cracker Country

Tom - March 9, 2015 Reply

Robyn, I will tag you with some photos that are on my IG feed (@togomonroe) to show you that I have been rocking it 365. I figured that I could write a bunch about how “blah blah blah” I am, or that I am the most “blah blah,” but the way to beat both the cold and the blahs is to fire up a weber! It got up to a balmy 47 tonight, but here in New York, we have had quite the winter. Check out my pics, and the dates they were posted, and that will give you a nice idea of where my heart and my head are. All the best.

Brian Lauderdale - March 9, 2015 Reply

If you can’t beat it, use it. Last week I cold smoked some chocolate chips, and I never worried about it getting warm enough to melt the chocolate.

Amy B. - March 9, 2015 Reply

My hubby’s birthday is next week. This would make a great gift for him…and a great way to kick off grilling season!

Tom - March 9, 2015 Reply

hmm! someting cold is going on computer-wise! I put up an entirely awesome blog post and somehow it got ate by the interwebs. Anyway, I am @togomonroe on the old Instagram, and there are a metric ton of cold weather grilling pix (snow included) that should warm any griller’s heart (if such a thing is possible… who has more love in their heart than a weber addict?!). Anyway, my initial blog post was much funnier, but send out a follow on IG and you can see some enthusiasm, Brooklyn-style…

Tom - March 9, 2015 Reply

oh. and now I see two posts…

Robyn - March 11, 2015 Reply

Aren’t we lucky!!! 🙂

Robyn - April 13, 2015 Reply

wow, how creative!! Love that idea!!

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