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  • jkrupp said: I purchased a boneless chuck short rib chunk of meat (7lbs) from Costco. Should I cut this up and grill it as steaks or smoke it low and slow, like I would with ribs?  I've never done a boneless one, but I don't see why it w…
  • We find  that Mozzarella is too bland, so we use a combination of sharp cheddar and sharp provolone along with some grated pecorino romano.
  • I save money and get better beef by buying the cryovac packages of rib eye and NY strip at Costco and cutting my own steaks and roasts.  It's also better buying this way since the meat isn't blade tenderized.  I think ribeye was $7.99 and NY Strip w…
  • logchief said: I wish Costco in CA would stock briskets, but there not going there.  And nobody in the east can find tri tip. I live in the East and get Tri Tip all the time - but not from Costco -- they still refuse to carry it here…
  • DaveRichardson said: NYC water is actually some of the purest water due to the tanks on top of the buildings.  Water get pumped up to the top then has time for all the crap to settle into the bottom of the tank.  The intake for the building i…
  • anton said: lkapigian said: BGE Warranty Here Sir, I have read that 5 times over and am adhering to #10, I qualify and have done everything in accordance with their requirements, am I missing something? Please point it out. I woul…
  • The outside temperature shouldn't have an effect on the temperature reading.  The probe is an electrical device and the thermometer converts the electrical properties of the probe to a temperature value and displays it.  Most thermometers of this ty…
  • Since I bought my egg, I have been doing more of the cooking and meal planning.  That gives my wife more time for things she wants to do.  You have to enjoy cooking to make this work.
  • I generally use a salt and pepper rub along with some garlic powder. I cook indirect at around 250 until about 120 internal.  Then do a reverse sear until done.  Pretty straight forward and it always comes out great. There have been numerous posts …
  • I agree about the concern on mechanically tenderized meat.  Anything from Costco in a cryovac package is not tenderized, so that is what I buy and do the trimming, etc. myself.
  • They look great. This has become one of my favorite cooks.
  • BYS1981 said: @logchief‌ check the label, it says it, @R2Egg2Q‌ brought it to my attention. @Shiff‌ that's stupid they can't order without it being blade tenderized. I'm not sure what you are referring to about it being stupid. I a…
  • I also have a thermapen and a thermapop.  Both are excellent.  If I had to choose again today, I'd probably start with the thermapop and see if it does what I needed.  If I still wanted something faster, I'd then upgrade to the thermapen.
    in Thermapen Comment by Shiff December 2014
  • logchief said: @BYS1981 I buy Costco choice and prime beef on a regular basis and have never seen or heard of any this blade tenderizing, is there something I should know???  It is usually right on the label.  I asked them once if…
  • The nice thing about organizing a group buy is that the lump is handled by fewer people before it gets to you.  This results in getting less broken up charcoal and holes in the bags.
  • AUCE said: Tri-tip... I don't see.the.in fla. Called some thing else? Nice looking cook. We like.SP too. I'll have to look up that recipe It is hard to find in the East. I spoke to our meat manager at the Stauffer's market a few years a…
  • Locally I buy at BJs, Costco, and Stauffers. Once in a while at Shady Maple but they have started stocking mostly USDA Select cuts.  If I'm in the Philly or Baltimore area, I buy at Restaurant Depot. @Aviator mentioned Publix for fresh (not cryovac…
  • I have found that corn meal burns too easily, so I use semolina on a wooden peel.  I use a metal peel to remove the pizza from the stone.  This way we can build the next pizza while the first one is cooking.  Even with semolina, the dough still stic…
  • Many briskets can take 1 1/2 hours per pound. You might want to plan that for your time and then if it is done early you can put it in a cooler wrapped in foil and towels (FTC).
  • JethroVA said: I have an RD card via my friends restaurant. Anyone can walk in. They scan the card during purchase just like BJs. Not at the 2 RDs that I go to. They require you to swipe your card at the entrance and are stopping people…
  • Our Costco does not carry any packer briskets. I've asked the meat cutters and they said they do not carry  them even though other Costco locations do carry them.  Walmart here does have both Select and Choice packer briskets at the same price- I pa…
  • apinion said: I see the application looks straight forward enough, but once you get the membership you just head up to the RD and walk in? If you go to the KCBS website, it has info on how it will get you into RD for free.  You just show…
  • I also think the color isn't quite right. The soaking wouldn't affect that since the color comes from the curing which was done before you soaked it. Possibly the company didn't put the right amount of curing salts in the brine. Your next challenge…
  • We've passed through Omaha a few times and have enjoyed a Greek restaurant called Greek Islands at 3821 Center Street. Not a fancy place, but the food was very good.
  • Another +1 for fruita wood.  Their web site is: http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/ They are great to deal with and have a big variety of wood to choose from.  If you are ever out in Grand Junction, Colorado, stop in and get your wood in person. 
    in wood Comment by Shiff December 2014
  • Great job on the plate ribs.  Made some myself for the day after Thanksgiving.
    in Beef Ribs Comment by Shiff November 2014
  • I also have the thermoworks one and have found lots of use for it.  Pizza is the main one on the egg, but it is also useful to check for leaks around windows and any other surface in your house.  Definitely worth the $39.
  • smokeyj said: I bought the single cuts but the butcher said same price for the uncut slab. I called Depot today and my local one it's like $5.00 a pound. But you didn't say if they were Plate RIbs or Chuck RIbs.  Both are similar …
  • bgesmoker said: Shift they not ready yet but thanks! They make a rack for drumsticks? Wow need one for sure Hapster thanks I think he will like them too. Here is one similar to what I have: http://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-12WR-12-Slo…
  • smokeyj said: I'm paying $5.49 a pound at my local Giant Eagle. Not sure if that's a good deal. Maybe I'll check depot. For plate ribs or chuck short ribs?  Are they already cut?  Last time at RD, the Plate RIbs (3 bones) were $6.49/po…