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Smokin Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 4:59 am    Post subject: I went shopping Reply with quote

I'm getting ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving cook so I needed a few things;

Picked up 100 American pounds of charcoal and an 18 quart brining bucket. I normally do turkey breasts and have a smaller container that holds them for the brine. This year I'm doing a whole turkey so I needed a larger vessel.




WARNING!!!! This stuff will kill you or make you grow a third eye... but only if you live in California.




Got me a larger pair of kitchen shears for spatchcocking chickens and turkeys. Also found this Maverick meat thermo for 20 buck$.




And for the grand finale an 18 lb. ham + an 18 lb. turkey. Looking forward to next Thursday!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I really like that bucket, with the markings on it. Where did you get that?

And - What's an 'American Pound'?? Is that like some kind of new math thing? Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUGSnBBQ wrote:
Nice! I really like that bucket, with the markings on it. Where did you get that?

We got a couple of restaurant supply houses here in town that have them.

BUGSnBBQ wrote:
And - What's an 'American Pound'?? Is that like some kind of new math thing?

I think it's some of that common core thing they're teaching these days. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you're ready for some good cooking. Very Happy

I need to pick up some lump and a turkey after work today, but I think one 18 American pound bag of R.O. will do though Laughing

Come to think of it, I need some new shears too since my dog got my last pair off the counter and chewed the plastic handles off Rolling Eyes

And yeah, Bugs, restaurant supply stores will have all sorts of graduated buckets and bins. You can usually pick up extra large cutting boards there too for less than the chain department stores.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suckaass wrote:
Come to think of it, I need some new shears too since my dog got my last pair off the counter and chewed the plastic handles off Rolling Eyes


Yeah that's me. I've gone through 2 or 3 myself. Shocked TV remotes and pillows as well. I tell my wife to put things back. Sometimes that doesn't happen. Dogs love wm brand shake grated parmesan, FWIW.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike looks like your ready for more than thanksgiving...do you know something we don't Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no idea Royal Oak's HQ is within 10 miles of me. I'm on the west side of Roswell, just across the Fulton-Cobb County line.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21 15 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac wrote:
mike looks like your ready for more than thanksgiving...do you know something we don't Wink Laughing Wink

No, I'm afraid not. I'm just a chronic over doer.

BigOrson wrote:
I had no idea Royal Oak's HQ is within 10 miles of me

I believe I'd be checking them out to see if they could sell me a pallet of charcoal, at a nice discount of course. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22 15 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin Mike wrote:
Maniac wrote:
mike looks like your ready for more than thanksgiving...do you know something we don't Wink Laughing Wink

No, I'm afraid not. I'm just a chronic over doer.

BigOrson wrote:
I had no idea Royal Oak's HQ is within 10 miles of me

I believe I'd be checking them out to see if they could sell me a pallet of charcoal, at a nice discount of course. Very Happy


I like the way you are thinking. I had the same idea in mind. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22 15 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks to be a good start.


Hey Bugs:

Link

if you dont feel like heading to the store for a graduated bucket.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23 15 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to see who has that charcoal in my area and what it cost. We have tried the Chef's select and liked it but getting it dropped shipped is a process. We have a square 7.5 quart cambro bucket that we brine our chickens in they work great. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23 15 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, that Nature-Glo is private labeled for the food service industry folks. We got a IFH ChefSmart store here in town that carries it. They also make a really nice natural hardwood briquette that IMO kicks the blue bag stuff's azz. It leaves a bit more ash than big blue but it don't have that sootyness when you first light it. None the less it's all Royal Oak product.

I'm paying $15 per 20 lb bag for the lump.

Looks like there's a few sources in TX: http://performancefoodservice.com/IFHHickory/chefsmart
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23 15 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ckone wrote:
looks to be a good start.


Hey Bugs:

Link

if you dont feel like heading to the store for a graduated bucket.

I never knew such things existed. There's a restaurant supply store about 3 miles from me, that I just found out about. I'm gonna check them out this week.
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