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  Topic: BBQ Pitmasters
Chug0lug

Replies: 181
Views: 31632

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27 10 11:46 pm   Subject: BBQ Pitmasters
Okay, so I have a theory on why they changed formats. Full disclosure, I haven't seen any of Season 2, though it sounds like I'm not missing much. I think Season 1 was enjoyable for us BBQ folks, bu ...
  Topic: buying an entry level smoker.
Chug0lug

Replies: 12
Views: 3207

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun May 09 10 8:12 pm   Subject: buying an entry level smoker.
I've usually been able to dial her in somewhere between 230 - 250. I'll admit I was generally a fairweather Q'er, so I didn't try to battle wind, rain and cold as much with it. As I said, I think it ...
  Topic: buying an entry level smoker.
Chug0lug

Replies: 12
Views: 3207

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun May 09 10 9:43 am   Subject: buying an entry level smoker.
I started with a CharGriller and now also have the 22 WSM. I use the WSM most often nowadays 'cause lately I've gotten into the habit of doing overnight cooks and it lets me sleep. The CharGriller i ...
  Topic: A New Smoker
Chug0lug

Replies: 8
Views: 2608

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri May 07 10 7:55 pm   Subject: A New Smoker
Another vote for a WSM. Go for the larger 22 model since it's well within the budget (around $300). I've got one and can get 10+ hours once it's dialed in. Great Q and can hold a lot of food. I've ...
  Topic: Title and tags for a smoker?
Chug0lug

Replies: 13
Views: 5016

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu May 06 10 5:30 am   Subject: Title and tags for a smoker?
Ok, so my father and I are considering purchasing a Lang 84 deluxe used in NC. My question is do most of you have title and tags on your towable smokers? The guy I'm buying from indicated it doesn't ...
  Topic: Please help - Which one should I buy?
Chug0lug

Replies: 19
Views: 5694

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue May 04 10 7:48 pm   Subject: Please help - Which one should I buy?
another vote for a Weber Smokey Mountain. I've got the 22 and have no problems getting 10-12+ hours out of it at a constant temp with 1 load of charcoal/wood chunks. There's a ton of good informatio ...
  Topic: Afterburner for large offset
Chug0lug

Replies: 0
Views: 779

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon May 03 10 10:26 pm   Subject: Afterburner for large offset
Ok, I've seen lots of folks talk about using the afterburner for backyard offsets and such, and most seem to have good results. Anyone ever get the large D-burner and use in a traliered pit like a La ...
  Topic: Inject? Brine? both? neither?
Chug0lug

Replies: 7
Views: 1525

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 19 10 1:33 am   Subject: Inject? Brine? both? neither?
Couple of weeks ago I had to refreeze raw pork butts (purchased on sale and froze, started thawing out to almost completely thawed and then came 4ft of snow and lots of working crazy hours so I had to ...
  Topic: Freezing cooked butt
Chug0lug

Replies: 11
Views: 3270

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05 10 2:30 am   Subject: Freezing cooked butt
Thanks for all the input, though it looks like the decision has been made for me. They will be going back in the freezer as raw meat since it appears I now have to work all weekend thanks to the snow ...
  Topic: Freezing cooked butt
Chug0lug

Replies: 11
Views: 3270

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04 10 9:12 pm   Subject: Freezing cooked butt
I agree. I would put it back in the freezer. According to the USDA, thawed meat is safe to re-freeze, as long as it has not gotten above 40 degrees, or it still has ice crystals in it.

Hmmm....I wa ...
  Topic: Freezing cooked butt
Chug0lug

Replies: 11
Views: 3270

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04 10 9:26 am   Subject: Freezing cooked butt
Ok, so there was a family party planned for Saturday which has now been cancelled thanks to another snow storm on its way for folks in the northern parts of VA. I was in charge of about 50lbs of pull ...
  Topic: Another project completed! First Cook 1/30
Chug0lug

Replies: 149
Views: 67223

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Jan 27 10 9:09 am   Subject: Another project completed! First Cook 1/30
Great build slapout. Just wondering if you have any hot spots and how those tuning plates worked out for ya?
  Topic: chicken skin
Chug0lug

Replies: 8
Views: 3151

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Jan 23 10 11:26 am   Subject: chicken skin
Thanks for the info SoEzzy. Yeah, I would definitely cook with the skin on, but since it seems lots of folks say its difficult to get the texture correct, I was just wondering if you could just remov ...
  Topic: chicken skin
Chug0lug

Replies: 8
Views: 3151

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Jan 23 10 4:19 am   Subject: chicken skin
I've never competed but am thinking about trying my hand at some point. I see all of the discussion/issues with chicken, especially the skin. My question is do the comps (specifically KCBS) require ...
  Topic: Reverse flow cooker painted and first cook (4/18/10)
Chug0lug

Replies: 745
Views: 432881

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 16 10 9:06 am   Subject: Reverse flow cooker painted and first cook (4/18/10)
k.a.m., not that you're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on this project, how would you value the price tag on simliar commercial models, like say the Lang 84 deluxe? Given the material and ...
  Topic: Reverse flow cooker painted and first cook (4/18/10)
Chug0lug

Replies: 745
Views: 432881

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 16 10 8:30 am   Subject: Reverse flow cooker painted and first cook (4/18/10)
I'm a little late the rodeo, but this is a great thread and one I'm sure will be referenced for a long time. I vote we have k.a.m build a clone of all the most popular models out there (DPP, vertical ...
  Topic: Help me pick my FIRST smoker/grill combo!
Chug0lug

Replies: 11
Views: 2464

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jan 10 10 2:40 am   Subject: Help me pick my FIRST smoker/grill combo!
The few mods (as mentioned above) are easy. The charcoal basket will help keep the fire from smothering itself out and also help get a little more time between loading and adding fuel. A lot of folk ...
  Topic: Help me pick my FIRST smoker/grill combo!
Chug0lug

Replies: 11
Views: 2464

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 09 10 8:18 am   Subject: Help me pick my FIRST smoker/grill combo!
Char-griller with the side fire-box. It's a great charcoal grill and when you want to smoke, load up the fire box and you can turn out some pretty good Q. There are a few mods to make, but they are ...
  Topic: SOMEBODY please shoot me for what I have done...
Chug0lug

Replies: 56
Views: 9381

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Wed Jan 06 10 8:24 am   Subject: SOMEBODY please shoot me for what I have done...
Let me first say I have zero experience in catering or vending so please take this with that in mind. If the gates don't open until 6pm, does that mean this could be a late arriving crowd that isn't ...
  Topic: contract cook or caterer?
Chug0lug

Replies: 22
Views: 4101

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Wed Jan 06 10 8:18 am   Subject: contract cook or caterer?
Well, at least it's good to hear VA inspectors are so willing to help folks trying to get started! Rolling Eyes

So all those times the little old lady next door baked me a pie I could have turned her ...
 
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