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We’re feeling pretty super, how about you? The big game is fast approaching, and while we love football, we love an excuse to invite people over and cook even more! You too can cook like a champion with recipes from Dr. BBQ’s NFL Gameday Cookbook: Grilled Tuna Sandwiches from Seattle and Baked Brie from New England. Who’s going to win? You’ll have to cook both to find out.

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  • The Mini is also an awesome lump miser.  I swear I take more lump out of it after cooking than I put in..
  • I should add that I can cook 90% of what the Misses and I eat on the Mini.  It's just very, very TIGHT..and the extra few inches would make ALL the difference. The only thing I'd then cook on the KJ Classic (LBGE size) would be whole spatch chicks,…
  • Have a Mini..wanting the Mini-Max for the increased cooking space.  BUT - have a very expensive ($2K+) table/island that I'm not sure the Max will fit into without major surgery
  • I have a Vitamix and almost never use it aside from making applesauce and smoothies.  To me, it's an incredibly overpriced (albeit powerful) blender and all the "whole food" claims are nothing but marketing as you generally don't want pulp from frui…
  • Hey, Canyon.  Welcome to the obsession! Get yourself a Thermopen - stat!  (Very fast and very accurate thermometer).  Learn to use that puppy. As others have said..COOK. SOMETHING!  Just go easy on the new baby until the gasket sets. I have a Min…
  • You need a MUCH longer rise.  That isn't enough time for things to develop. We make our dough from 185g 00, 65 g Whole Wheat from freshly ground wheatberries.  1/2 tsp garlic powder. 176g water.  1/8 tsp salt.  1/4 tsp yeast.  Go 32 min in Zo bread…
  • JLGougeon said: Another reason to like Matthew Stafford:  He bought all of his offensive linemen brand new BGE's for Christmas! That's swell.  Gotta admire the BGE love.  Now if he could just COMPLETE. HIS. PASSES, all would be just duck…
  • I saw these guys mentioned on smokingmeatforums..looked into them and they "seem" equal to or better than FoodSaver, at a fraction of the cost.. http://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/ Have not tried them (just haven't had time to get around to ord…
  • Have had really mixed results with RO - some bags nothing but teenie tiny pieces that are all but unusable - that, and about a quarter bag of dust at the bottom.  Can't beat the price - especially on sale from Wally World for the 16 lb bags, but as …
  • @jls9595 - sweet!  Looks like you did that raised direct?  Is that right? How long and at what temp did you cook it?  And how big a bird?  Great skin color..did you use wood also?  Looks like maybe cherry? Thx..
  • Hey, Mickey..haven't done it yet - doing tonight. Good to know it shouldn't be a problem. Will let you guys know..
  • Have had absolutely horrible luck with RO this year bought from WallyWorld in the 17.6 lb bags.  TONS of small, unusable pieces and lots of dust.  Basically garbage.  Probably half the bag unusable - all 3 bags.  Bought 10 bags of OO from Firecraf…
  • Photo Egg said: Tell your dealer to order some of the black KJ Kamados. Will help with the transition. lol Never used the salt block but have seen some great looking seafood cooked on them. Shrimp, Scallops and fish. It just takes some time t…
  • Time and consistency of cook - flattening the turkey has the same effect it does on chick (much easier to get the legs and wings done without drying out the breast).
  • Just ordered a bag...still have 9 bags of OO in the garage from Firecraft so curious to see how Fogo compares. Not a bad price but holding off on stocking up hoping for lower prices yet..
  • @dldawes1 - thanks..the probe resting on the turkey was actually HIGHER than the dome temp by about 60-70 degrees, though (very weird).
  • Sounds like too long of a cook at too low of a temp dried it out. Try Spatch'd, 400 raised direct for about 90 minutes.  I just did that last night as a trial run and it was THE most juicy, flavorful turkey we've ever had. You might also want to r…
  • I did raised direct, so no platesetter or anything else (other than a honkin Spatch Turkey) in the way. Very weird the big (70 degree) temp difference between dome and top of turkey (with the Maverick grate prob sitting on top of the bird).
  • If it helps.. I had the Maverick probe ON the Turkey thinking I wanted to measure "air around the Turkey" temp.. In my case, a 70+ degree difference with the dome temp is even MORE weird since it's in the same general area, and there was a HONKIN …
  • I just had this EXACT thing happen last night, cooking the "test Gobbler" (Spatchcock) for Thanksgiving. Got temp to 400 solid (45+ min from lighting to stable).  Added 12 lb Gobbler, with a Maverick probe sitting on top of the bird (vs being on th…
  • paqman said: Bar Keeper's Friend to get rid of stain/rust. Mineral oil to protect the finish and give it a nice shine. If you leave metal on it, it will rust. If you let water evaporate on it, it will leave marks regardless of the steel…
  • I'm still wondering if the stainless is "fine" and the spots are due to rainwater mixing with any residual adhesive (even if I can't see it outright, that stuff came off HARD!)..could be the spots are just "gunk".. Maybe as the adhesive totally cle…
  • PS: I would have planned better on my cover if I knew that 304 doesn't like being rained directly on..but as it seems like a lot of forum members have tables that sit "totally" uncovered (ie: not on a covered patio) thought I'd be OK.. The good new…
  • @Tspud1 - yes, but they all appear to be sitting on covered decks/patios also, and not being rained on directly. I'm learning that 304 steel apparently doesn't do well "totally" uncovered in the rain, which is weird since I thought a lot of forum m…
  • lkapigian said: for severe environments type 316, but you'd be hard pressed to find anything pre manufactured with it........a lot has to do with your air- 304 is the most common, putting a thin coat of baby or mineral oil really does he…
  • Finally found some of the elusive Sheila Shine..(like hunting Bigfoot tracking that stuff down!  Amazon has it, but I didn't want to wait days for delivery since it's only available through third-party sellers and not Amazon Prime..) Sheila Shine h…
  • Isn't BKF abrasive? I thought "stainless" steel shouldn't stain so easily from something so ordinary as rain? The guys who made the table make restaurant equipment and have said it's very high quality stainless steel, so am surprised it stained so…
  • Here's a picture of the watermarks from the rain.. Any ideas why this would happen?  Could it be because of the residual adhesive from the blue film? More importantly - will the cleaners you guys have all mentioned take this off? Thx..
  • Pic of the table..note that I do not yet have the handle on the storage area or the door on the second storage area beneath the Mini..
  • Forgot to add.. The table came with a protective covering, attached with incredibly strong adhesive of some kind..(picture in next post - the "blue" ish surface is the thin covering that was on every surface..I stupidly pulled it off the top of the…