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  • Wow that is a beautiful table.  I hope everything get ironed out with Brian's operations and I can get my table soon.  He clearly has a superior product even if it takes months to receive.
  • I echo the sentiments that Brian is a small businessman who make a good product but is overwhelmed with demand.  I ordered a table from Brian in mid-March.  I received a defective table in late April.  I took a picture and sent it to Brian the day i…
  • Skyhwak - if you go with Nomex make sure you preshrink extensively before apply it to the Egg. I think that was my main problem first time around. I also recommend buying a cheap paint to apply the 3M adhesive to the gasket. Spray an ample amount…
  • Yes - I got mine from Fred's Music and BBQ. I think the mothership also see them.
  • Yeah - if you go with mint, plant it is a separate container. In the ground it will spread like crazy. I did that once and it took about two years to rip out the roots (you have to get out ever bit of the plant to stop it from spreading). Althoug…
  • I bought them yesterday at the Giant on Washington Blvd. in Arlington VA. The other batch was bought at the Harris Teeter on Glebe in Arlington also. Both were Smithfield products. The sell by date on the second patch was May 21st. The shower …
  • I will try giving them a rinse and see if that helps. If not, I will return and probably never ever try ribs again. Last time I ate bad/undercooked pork ended up in the ER with a severe case of hives.
  • Also try brining them - combine 1/4c of salt, 1/4c of sugar in a quart of water (heat the water if the dry ingredients do not all dissolve and then use ice to cool down the mixture). Place shrimp in for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, rinse and dry shr…
  • I recommend planking also. Its hard to go wrong and there is no flipping of the fish. Just remember to thoroughly soak the plank first. Plus it gives the fish a delicate smokiness. It takes a little longer than cooking the fish under direct heat, …
  • I recently bought the BBQ Guru "Golf Club" extension for my MAPP lightner. It works very well so far. It comes with a holder so you can suspend the MAPP cannister outside the EGG. It also has an extension so you can nestle the flame in the lump a…
  • I agree with your theory that the ethnic markets are some of the best places to get high quality meats and produce. Their prices are also generally reasonable. Does anyone shop at a good ethnic market in Arlington?
  • Try Oyamel also if you want Mexican. Its a tapas style restaurant (owned by the same owner as Jaleo) that has unbelievable tacos and other small plates. Let us know what type of cuisine you are look for and we can provide more recs. Definitely ch…
  • Thanks for the recs. Eastern Market does have terrific meats (I buy my xmas prime rib from them every year). Its definitely worth the trip if one has the time.
  • Other than Fred's where have people bought pre-made tables. Unfortunately I don't have the time or craftsmenship to make a table anywhere near the quality of the tables presented in this thread. (I may use Fred's but I don't relish the thought o…
  • Unfortunately, Bethesda is a big problem for wine. Montgomery County, MD (where Bethesda is located) controls the distribution of wine, so the only place to buy wine in Bethesda are state run liquor stores. Like someone has suggested, try Arrowi…
  • I think I applied the glue properly. I used 3m Super 77 and sprayed it on - just like the directions. Maybe I should have brushed it on and have let it cure more though low temp cooks. Also, I was careful not to stretch the Nomex, but perhaps i…
  • Here is a pic of the burnt end - the Nomex is now just white ash. Here is the set up for the self clean. I am wondering if the pizza stone directed the flames and heat toward the gasket.
  • Thanks for the help. I actually found a bag a plastic cable ties I had on hand from a previous project. They worked great in holding the two bands together. Went ahead and loosened the two bands, added my EggMates that had been the garage for six…
  • Thanks - I am going to try to get a replacement - hopefully they are helpful. I will also try adjusting the bands. Any advice here? I will try a search and see if anyone has posted a good technique to do so.
  • I always, always brine my skinless chicken breast for ~ 1/2 hr in gallon plastic bag. Add 1/4c of sugar and 1/4c of kosher salt and cold/ice water to fill. After the brine, rinse, dry and cover with EVOO and pepper and but on the BGE. I generall…
  • I think I was cooking at 500-600 trying to get that brick oven crust you find in authenic Neapolitan pizza places. I think they run their ovens at 600+. The results where better when I reduced the temp to 400.