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  • Big Daddy,[p]I've had great results at an internal temperature of 200-205 F.
  • Single Malt,[p]I inject butts with strained Italian dressing based upon the assumption that it adds some fat and flavor. I picked up this tip a few months back from someone on the forum (Jim Minion????), but I cannot presently remember. It seems t…
  • KL,[p]I think ribs have the right texture when there about about 195-200 degrees between the bones. I'm not sure about what is "safe" (obviously, something lower than that).
  • Abe Froman,[p]Rather than cooking it on an extended grid for an hour or so at 350 F like a lot of folks do, I prefer to cook it indirect for 2 1/2 or 3 hours at 225 or so and then cranking it up to 275 or 300 F to finish it off (and crisp up the ski…
  • Grillhauberichtlinien,[p]Yesterday I was thinking that the next time I smoked a brisket that I would Jaccard it beforehand. Does it make a substantial difference?
  • JSlot,[p]I agree when it registers 160-165 F in the breast or 180 in the thigh, I'm taking it off.
  • Porky,[p]Wow---very informative for those of us who have never judged nor even been to a contest. Some friends and I were soon going to try our hands at a couple contests soon and I have been wanting the information that you wrote in your post, wit…
  • Nardi,[p]In my opinion, pecan and most fruitwoods are good all-purpose smoking woods.
  • bigmikej,[p]Even though he's gotten a little "popular" for some folks, I think Emeril's Essence is an excellent rub on chicken. I think you can even mix up your own concoction of it with a recipe of the ingredients that has been posted on the Food …
  • Wise One,[p]I wish you could drop by---I think we've even got some beer in the office refrigerator.
  • Jethro,[p]If I were Bill, I'd be smoking something other than ribs, of course.[p]No, I actually like the guy.
  • JSlot,[p]Does this generally result in a medium rare, medium, etc.?[p]Thanks in advance.
  • Jeff J,[p]It sounds like you don't have much time to practice before this weekend. I recommend going to Tim M's or GFW's web sites and following their 3/1/1.5 recipe (or one of the variations thereof) to their exact specifications (you don't need a…
  • TRex,[p]I was watching this thread the other day and wandering how it turned out for you. What temp did you use? I plan on trying this sometime this week.[p]Thanks in advance.
  • YB and Ravnhaus, [p]Thanks for the tips. I'll cook at a higher temperature for a shorter time, and pull off the Egg at a lower internal temp.[p]
  • Joel Ferman,[p]Glad to see you back---I always enjoyed the pictures you posted. I also enjoyed vicariously reliving my college years (1992-1996) through your posts.[p]I love my Egg but with crawfish, it's hard to beat just boiling those puppies wit…
  • Washog,[p]So long as the meat is not touching, I have found little or no difference in the amount of time it takes to smoke 2 Boston Butts as opposed to 1. [p]Go Hogs.
  • Charlie,[p]I have cooked chickens (butterflied or "spatchcocked" as some say) over a drip pan filled with water for 4 hours or so at 200-225 F dome temperature. I have also cooked chickens butterflied or "spatchcocked" on a raised grid for about 1 …
  • doug,[p]The size is great for small to medium groups---but, when you need to blow it out with a large group, you can can put 3 or 4 Boston butts on there and feed a bunch.[p]I use water more often than I don't. I set an old baking dish on the main …
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