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  Topic: Dry Brining a turkey?
Smokinfunk

Replies: 16
Views: 4588

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23 15 11:48 pm   Subject: Dry Brining a turkey?
I tried dry brining a 7-lb turkey breast for turkey day. Worked as advertised, tasted great. In addition to kosher salt, I threw in some ground black pepper, sage, rosemary, oregano. Wife and I wer ...
  Topic: Pork Butts: Too Inject or no Too Inject
Smokinfunk

Replies: 24
Views: 11199

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 11 12 1:15 am   Subject: Pork Butts: Too Inject or no Too Inject
For a boston butt, as pointed out already, there's no point in injecting to add moisture, only if you want to add flavor.

That said, with that wonderful "money muscle" in there, I persona ...
  Topic: Vaccum sealing meat to marinade...?
Smokinfunk

Replies: 6
Views: 1201

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 19 11 11:17 pm   Subject: Vaccum sealing meat to marinade...?
Got one of those vacuum tumbler/marinators a few weeks ago. Can't speak for vacuum-only, since this tumbles the meat in a rotating canister which has to add to the end effect, but it definitely does ...
  Topic: Weber smokey mountain 22 1/2 (pros and cons )
Smokinfunk

Replies: 13
Views: 4585

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Dec 17 11 12:18 am   Subject: Weber smokey mountain 22 1/2 (pros and cons )
Old thread, I know, but I didn't see the ATC option mentioned, so thought I'd throw in a comment.

Got my 22.5 WSM about six months ago, probably used it 10 times initially, then was gifted a Digi-Q ...
  Topic: For those of us born before 1980............
Smokinfunk

Replies: 13
Views: 2860

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Nov 14 09 11:53 pm   Subject: For those of us born before 1980............
This really resonates with me because I grew up in the Panama Canal Zone in the 60's/70's. The entire environment immediately surrounding me was all American military families (there were 13 bases de ...
  Topic: For those who have not seen it......
Smokinfunk

Replies: 14
Views: 3702

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05 09 1:33 am   Subject: For those who have not seen it......
Speaking as one who's been in Florida on and off for the last 20 years, I gotta correct those boys..it's south florida that's not a southern state. If you go north of Orlando you're back in the south ...
  Topic: Burn Barrel
Smokinfunk

Replies: 8
Views: 2029

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jul 26 09 10:22 pm   Subject: Burn Barrel
Every once in a while I smell pot in my hood. I live in a pretty good neighborhood, and I know who it is. I can't decide if I should call the cops or join them!

Moonie

Join 'em. Doesn't make se ...
  Topic: Smokenator
Smokinfunk

Replies: 30
Views: 11610

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jul 26 09 10:12 pm   Subject: Smokenator
Ok Skidder - if you can't say something that doesn't make me feel stupid, that you shouldn't say anything at all <kidding>

Seriously - can't believe that closing the upper vents never even oc ...
  Topic: Pork Butt - Boneless - **Need Help**
Smokinfunk

Replies: 6
Views: 1427

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 25 09 2:46 am   Subject: Pork Butt - Boneless - **Need Help**
Knew a guy in my old neighborhood back in Charlotte that used to only buy boneless butts. He'd cut them in half to double his bark proportions and shorten his cook times. Have to admit it worked for ...
  Topic: BBQ Cooking Question
Smokinfunk

Replies: 20
Views: 4074

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 25 09 2:31 am   Subject: BBQ Cooking Question
Has Competition-style affected my own style? Well - I'd say yes, but indirectly. Meaning, a lot of the great advice here (of which I've taken advantage) comes from folks who compete, however, I neve ...
  Topic: Hi folks!
Smokinfunk

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Sat Jul 25 09 2:07 am   Subject: Hi folks!
Welcome to the Ring Sean! You'll be amazed how much experience there is to draw upon from some of these folks, so as good as your food currently is, I'd be suprised if you don't find it's even better ...
  Topic: Smokenator
Smokinfunk

Replies: 30
Views: 11610

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 25 09 12:44 am   Subject: Smokenator
I dont quite understand your question? You have a one-touch kettle right? A few turns of the ash sweeper and its all gone. I have smoked 8+ hours and didnt have to worry about ash at all though. I ...
  Topic: My Maverick et 73 is a POS and so is the company.
Smokinfunk

Replies: 33
Views: 8446

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24 09 8:04 pm   Subject: My Maverick et 73 is a POS and so is the company.
Wow. Seems there's no middle ground. There are haters, and there are folks like me who, for all the issues may have, still derive quite a good payoff from using remote thermos.

Am I just more for ...
  Topic: My Maverick et 73 is a POS and so is the company.
Smokinfunk

Replies: 33
Views: 8446

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 23 09 3:28 am   Subject: My Maverick et 73 is a POS and so is the company.
Bummer - guess I'll consider myself fortunate I haven't had any problems with mine.

You mentioned the "freezing"..you know, I've seen that happen with mine on rare occasions, and it seems ...
  Topic: Lingo
Smokinfunk

Replies: 8
Views: 1989

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Jul 22 09 11:50 pm   Subject: Lingo
gawd - how could I ever forget ABT's? (terminally embarrassed) Especially considering there's probably about 70 of 'em left in the freezer right now.

Wife and I will take a day every few months ...
  Topic: Digital Thermometer Question
Smokinfunk

Replies: 6
Views: 1512

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22 09 11:41 pm   Subject: Digital Thermometer Question
Second what ou812warford said on the ET-73, but a word of advice so you'll go into it with your eyes wide open - folks here have had varying degrees of success with these things. Two major points to ...
  Topic: Lingo
Smokinfunk

Replies: 8
Views: 1989

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Jul 22 09 11:11 pm   Subject: Lingo
UDS = Ugly Drum Smoker (typically 55-gallon drum converted, with "stacks" (smokestacks aka chimney) added.

BGE = Big Green Egg - a particular brand of ceramic smoker

ECB = El Cheapo Br ...
  Topic: Spatchcocked Chicken With A Skin Transplant ;-)
Smokinfunk

Replies: 22
Views: 5969

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22 09 11:00 pm   Subject: Spatchcocked Chicken With A Skin Transplant ;-)
Just to inject a little extra perspective - I wouldn't take Roxy's comments the wrong way. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this, Roxy..) Here's where I'm guessing those comments are coming from: it def ...
  Topic: What do you think is the secret
Smokinfunk

Replies: 17
Views: 4953

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Wed Jul 08 09 10:32 pm   Subject: What do you think is the secret
I'm with CB and Stevo - the no-foil option. Interesting how many folks that seem relatively new also seem to assume that you must foil to do spares. Maybe different equipment makes that more of a re ...
  Topic: Grilling + smoking in same cook: methods question
Smokinfunk

Replies: 4
Views: 1230

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08 09 3:25 am   Subject: Grilling + smoking in same cook: methods question
One of those days where the mind drifts to anything but work, and mulling over whether tri-tip sounds good for this coming weekend, I wondered about something regarding cooks that involve both low& ...
 
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