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  Topic: Repainted my cooker. How long should I wait before using it?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 4
Views: 861

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Mar 15 14 12:23 am   Subject: Repainted my cooker. How long should I wait before using it?
Rustoleum
  Topic: Repainted my cooker. How long should I wait before using it?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 4
Views: 861

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Mar 14 14 11:49 pm   Subject: Repainted my cooker. How long should I wait before using it?
Just repainted my entire Lang 84D with high heat engine enamel last night. Should I allow the paint to cure for a few days before cranking it up, or is that not necessary?
  Topic: Need some advice on rust
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1806

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Mar 12 14 10:20 pm   Subject: Need some advice on rust
Thanks for the pointers guys. I guess my last question is, is that raised rusty overlay going to keep causing issues even if I get that palate heavily reseasoned? Or does it absolutely need to he remo ...
  Topic: Need some advice on rust
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1806

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Mar 12 14 11:32 am   Subject: Need some advice on rust
That's what I have been using. Most of the brown rusted areas are actually still raised slightly compared to other areas. I can take that wire wheel and set in one spot, and it'll just spin away and ...
  Topic: Need some advice on rust
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1806

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Mar 12 14 10:26 am   Subject: Need some advice on rust
Get the firebox as clean as possible and re-paint. Once you have run a few fires in it and it starts to show some wear while the cooker is hot lightly spray the worn areas with Pam it will start to se ...
  Topic: Looking at used Lang...need help!
PhilipWicker

Replies: 4
Views: 960

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Mar 11 14 11:09 pm   Subject: Looking at used Lang...need help!
Sorry, just bought this and picked it up on Sunday. I can speak on behalf of the rust, and others may have seen my questions regarding it in another thread.

The firebox is fine. Mostly surface r ...
  Topic: Need some advice on rust
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1806

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Mar 11 14 9:47 pm   Subject: Need some advice on rust
Picked up a Lang 84 deluxe over the weekend. Built in 2011, looks as if the cooker was never cleaned, plus it was clear that it sat in the guy's driveway since its beginnings and took a hit from the ...
  Topic: Question for you lang owners
PhilipWicker

Replies: 2
Views: 1332

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Mar 01 14 2:51 am   Subject: Question for you lang owners
I'll be picking up a lang that is about 350 miles away. It is an 84 deluxe and I want to make sure I am prepared. Question is, what type of tire can I use as a spare? I know that you can get one fr ...
  Topic: Trying to find a maple breakfast fatty recipe!
PhilipWicker

Replies: 1
Views: 517

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 23 13 7:29 am   Subject: Trying to find a maple breakfast fatty recipe!
It was about 2 years ago, and someone posted pictures of a maple breakfast fatty that they were cooking while smoking some ribs or a shoulder. The thing was amazing looking and had a bacon weave wrap ...
  Topic: Pasture Raised Pork Butt vs Feed Lot/Corn Fed Pork Butt
PhilipWicker

Replies: 2
Views: 661

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 16 13 6:12 am   Subject: Pasture Raised Pork Butt vs Feed Lot/Corn Fed Pork Butt
I've been cooking these suckers for years, and it isn't till recently that I took a stab a paying premium price for a pasture raised pork butt from a local farm. It was only about a 8 pounder, vs the ...
  Topic: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1608

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21 13 12:23 pm   Subject: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
Servings is cooked meat weight.

4 servings per lb, (4Oz), is a small sandwich, 3 servings per lb, (5.33Oz), is a reasonable sandwich, 2 servings per lb, (8Oz), is a generous, (or very generous), s ...
  Topic: Borrowing a Lang 84 - What do I need to know
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 1628

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Feb 20 13 11:04 am   Subject: Borrowing a Lang 84 - What do I need to know
Thanks for the insight. Chances are I won't have time to test drive it before hand, but I may look into sitting in on a cook with the owner of the Lang before hand. I've got til July, so I have plen ...
  Topic: Borrowing a Lang 84 - What do I need to know
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 1628

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Feb 20 13 5:10 am   Subject: Borrowing a Lang 84 - What do I need to know
I can cook all day on my backyard Old Country offset fit with tuning plates. I know and understand the concept of reverse flow cookers, but I need to get some input from you guys before I jump in the ...
  Topic: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1608

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19 13 12:04 pm   Subject: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
Yes or no!

Depends on the meat, depends on how much you want to serve per person.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6531

Here's my catering planner, the numbers all work in a ...
  Topic: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1608

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19 13 12:02 pm   Subject: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
Yes or no!

Depends on the meat, depends on how much you want to serve per person.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6531

Here's my catering planner, the numbers all work in a ...
  Topic: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
PhilipWicker

Replies: 10
Views: 1608

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19 13 11:52 am   Subject: General rule of thumb for projecting amount of meat?
In short, I have a pretty large crowd that I will be cooking pulled pork for. I've always leaned on the rule of thumb being 1LB of uncooked meat for every person you are feeding. So if I was cooking ...
  Topic: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 3140

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19 13 6:50 am   Subject: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
Well looks like I'm all set. A friend of mine referred me to his neighbor. All I knew was that he had a large trailer mounted cooker. I called him up, and turns out, its a Lang 84 Deluxe! He was v ...
  Topic: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 3140

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18 13 1:44 pm   Subject: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
Not sure how far you want to travel but this place rents
http://www.carolinacustomcookers.com/
try a search for smoker rentals in North Carolina.

Thanks! I sent them an email.
  Topic: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 3140

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18 13 2:17 am   Subject: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
I used to rent stuff from here: http://www.phoenixqualityrentals.com/ It's in Matthews but that's close to Charlotte. Never rented a smoker but I see on the page they have grills and pig cookers.
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  Topic: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
PhilipWicker

Replies: 6
Views: 3140

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17 13 12:17 pm   Subject: Need to rent an offset or reverse flow - Charlotte NC area
Like many of us here, I'm a veteran backyard cooker, and it seems I've been tasked with feeding 200 mouths in July for a wedding. My offset old country cooker that I own will only feed 60 on the high ...
 
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