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JoesterVT
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11 17 12:25 am    Post subject: Long time no post....got a new cooker Reply with quote

I had been using a modified vertical Brinkman (what we used to call the ECB). I recently bought the Chargriller "Double Play", and added a side smoker box. The thing actually works really well for me. Much better than expected. I was thinking it would be just ok at everything, but not great at anything...but this things has been great. Done just about everything. Yesterday I did a few slabs of baby backs, and a home made gyro loaf. Used apple wood and maple for the smoke...






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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11 17 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week I did a chicken, a butt, and a slab. Here they are about 3/4 finished. I also cooked some taters on the gasser side Very Happy




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11 17 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything looks great. The ribs looks awesome. Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11 17 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks...as a follow up, here's what the gyro loaf looked like sliced thin and heating in olive oil. Served it on a pita with tzatziki, lettuce, onion, mater. It was really, really good...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14 17 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking meat Joester! I have the Char Griller "Duo"...same basic thing I suppose, but no fire box. I like it a lot too. For what it is...it works out great.

With your fire box on the side, you have more for space for the meat. I put my coals and wood on the right side, so I can only out meat on the left part of the grates.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15 17 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homemade gyro loaf?!?!? Whats the recipe I love gyro meat and cant find it around here within 1 hour drive Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15 17 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaleAle wrote:
Homemade gyro loaf?!?!? Whats the recipe I love gyro meat


+1 for sure Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17 17 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I did...

1 lb ground lamb, 1 lb ground chuck, half a large onion very finely diced, 1 large jalapeno very finely diced, a handful of fresh mint, and a couple tablespoons each dried oregano, basil, and parsley, then salt and pepper to taste. I mixed it well and loaded it into a foil lined loaf pan, and really packed it tight. Then turned it out onto the smoker grate and let it rip. One trick that you can do is use a foil covered brick to compress the loaf and make it nice and firm.

I put it in the fridge over night, sliced and reheated in a skillet, and served with typical gyro fixins. It was REALLY good.

Next time I'll use dried mint rather than fresh (to reduce the amount of greenery in the finished product), and probably use all lamb instead of 50/50 with beef.
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