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  Topic: Deheading a 55gal drum
Loptr

Replies: 11
Views: 3032

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jan 07 11 4:48 am   Subject: Deheading a 55gal drum
Its all gud friend.
Your appreciated.
  Topic: Deheading a 55gal drum
Loptr

Replies: 11
Views: 3032

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jan 07 11 3:47 am   Subject: Deheading a 55gal drum
Where abouts in SLC are you?

thanks for the link

I realize you interact wtih a lot of peeps so I shall only feign hurt feelings.
I still live in TVille.

Loptr
  Topic: Deheading a 55gal drum
Loptr

Replies: 11
Views: 3032

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Jan 06 11 3:26 am   Subject: Deheading a 55gal drum
Any input on how to best dehead a 55 gal drum?

I obviously want to aviod sharp jagged ill fitting lids, since I intend to use the lid as the cover.

I am in SLC, UT and having challenges finding ...
  Topic: Smoke & Spice: Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbe
Loptr

Replies: 10
Views: 9534

PostForum: Cookbooks   Posted: Fri Sep 17 10 3:11 am   Subject: Smoke & Spice: Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbe
i just picked this book up, based on recommendations here. it appears to have some good recipes, but outside of that, not much else. I was expecting a bit more on tips and tricks for the smokers thems ...
  Topic: Obama almost took my first UDS drum
Loptr

Replies: 8
Views: 2412

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 31 10 2:42 am   Subject: Obama almost took my first UDS drum
That is hilarious.

Way to keep 'em on their toes.
  Topic: Buried DO cookin
Loptr

Replies: 2
Views: 1627

PostForum: Dutch Oven Cooking   Posted: Thu Jul 22 10 11:51 pm   Subject: Buried DO cookin
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agreed.

Getting the pit good n hot with a number of hot rocks seems to be key.
  Topic: Buried DO cookin
Loptr

Replies: 2
Views: 1627

PostForum: Dutch Oven Cooking   Posted: Sat Jul 17 10 4:38 am   Subject: Buried DO cookin
Have been reading this forum off and on for a bit.

Have not heard any discussion about buried DO cookin. This technique causes the DO to function like a crockpot.

Dig a good sized hole 3-4x the ...
  Topic: Dutch Oven Tips, Lies, and Recipes.....
Loptr

Replies: 239
Views: 53397

PostForum: Dutch Oven Cooking   Posted: Fri Jul 16 10 11:24 pm   Subject: Dutch Oven Tips, Lies, and Recipes.....
At the risk of getting flamed for Ded Thred Rez.

This one is too good to languish 8 pages in.
I love all the info and it is a great one for DO/CI noobs and old fogies alike.

Loptr
  Topic: Red snapper & Cajun
Loptr

Replies: 4
Views: 4277

PostForum: Seafood Recipes   Posted: Tue Jun 22 10 3:11 am   Subject: Red snapper & Cajun
Have not made this since I have been married (17+yrs)

Made blackened snapper last night for my F-Day dinner.

D-lish!

next time I will put a lighter coat on, it was a bit thick with the rub.
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  Topic: Beer instead of water/apple juice for moisterizing?
Loptr

Replies: 16
Views: 17081

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu May 06 10 11:08 pm   Subject: Re: Beer instead of water/apple juice for moisterizing?
I have been known to put mass produced cheap American pilsner in my pan.

Upon thinking on this, I highly doubt anything comes from it. At 225-250 I question if anything other than good old H2O is ...
  Topic: Paint what doesn't burn off?
Loptr

Replies: 3
Views: 1472

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue May 04 10 8:30 pm   Subject: Paint what doesn't burn off?
Yeah I found out the hard way too.

Dont get a smallish section red hot as apparently this is a recipie for warp.

HOORAY for civilian grade flamethrowers.

L
  Topic: UDS temp starts to fall off
Loptr

Replies: 8
Views: 1631

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue May 04 10 1:14 am   Subject: UDS temp starts to fall off
Ash build up, kick it again!!!
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Switch to LUMP, you won't be sorry.

I am sure there is an ARMY dog to Jarhead joke in there somewhere. Twisted Evil

I will investigate ...
  Topic: UDS temp starts to fall off
Loptr

Replies: 8
Views: 1631

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon May 03 10 11:13 pm   Subject: UDS temp starts to fall off
The other thing to look at is the temperatures of the meat.

Often that is the point the butts go into the stall, and that is when they are rendering the most fat, the rendered fat drips into the fi ...
  Topic: UDS temp starts to fall off
Loptr

Replies: 8
Views: 1631

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon May 03 10 9:35 pm   Subject: UDS temp starts to fall off
So I did 4 butts yesterday.

After about 7 hrs the temp dropped to about 200 and it wouldnt climb. I have notices after about 6-8 hrs on the UDS this is occuring with regularity. Wound up finishin ...
  Topic: colored paint for cookers?
Loptr

Replies: 14
Views: 4547

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Apr 22 10 4:24 am   Subject: colored paint for cookers?
I used a white hi test paint
Works great 'cept for the dome lid that did'nt get a sanding before painting over the shiney surface.
  Topic: Easter Ham.......
Loptr

Replies: 5
Views: 2354

PostForum: Pork Recipes   Posted: Mon Apr 05 10 8:01 pm   Subject: Easter Ham.......
I did a ham (third time using my new UDS).

I was led to believe a ham would take about 2.5-3 hrs. I was only at 120 3 hrs in, had to pop it in the in-laws oven when we got there. Fortunately hams ...
  Topic: 2 burn outs and liner still there
Loptr

Replies: 24
Views: 4657

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Mar 12 10 9:26 pm   Subject: 2 burn outs and liner still there
Are you positive its not rust?

I burnt mine dead of witner wtih green wood. Ultimately cried uncle and bought a civilian grade flame thrower (weed burner) and it worked like a charm. Dont over do ...
  Topic: 193 threads 194 now
Loptr

Replies: 5
Views: 1395

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Mar 12 10 9:22 pm   Subject: 193 threads 194 now
my wife got me a Masterbuilt elec a couple xmas' ago. It died the typical (of the model) element death.

Built a UDS in the dead of Utah winter and am loving it.

The peeps her are knowledgeable ...
  Topic: UDS- fuel efficiency questions
Loptr

Replies: 17
Views: 7097

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Mar 12 10 9:18 pm   Subject: UDS- fuel efficiency questions
Excellent responses folks. THANK YOU.

It would seem I need to take a page out of my brewing experinces and Relax, Dont Worry Have a Homebrew.

I will nix the donut approach and fill er up.

Min ...
  Topic: UDS- fuel efficiency questions
Loptr

Replies: 17
Views: 7097

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Mar 12 10 12:16 am   Subject: UDS- fuel efficiency questions
Hey gang,

I recently built a 55 gal UDS. I love it.

The charcoal basket is 15" round, 12" high with the grate 3" up from bottom giving 9" of capacity.

I have noticed this ...
 
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