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  • wife and I love The Columbia! We ate lunch in Ybor City in Nov. we buy the 1902 Salad dressing (or whatever year it is) and have the salad at home but it is not the same as the fresh made ones at the restuarant. The service was outstanding and we lo…
  • I cook about 98% of all meals in our house, wife has a few recipies that she does but I do most of the cooking
  • Thanks for the reply BK, Suwanee lumber is the only place that I found Cypress and as you said it was in random widths, a co-worker has a planer so I guess I could have him cut it to size or just but a pre-made table for about $100 more!
  • BK, where did you get you cypress? Having a hard time finding pre cut cypress in North Atlanta. Most places have random widths and you have to plane the pieces beautiful table!
  • try "The Golf Club" from BBQ Guru it works great with propane or mapp. You don't have to stand there and hold it, you can bury it in the lump and let it go for about 60 seconds, I light my med & large in 3 places and have great results, check it…
  • FWIW... when I put my medium together I was in a hurry, of course!, to get it done and mis-read the instructions and torqued the bolts to 80 FOOT LBS, bent the bolts and the ears pretty good to say the least but did not break the top. Replaced the b…
  • My medium was offset a little bit like that too but it seems to work ok. when the gkt goes on my large I think I will go with a rutland so I don't have to take it apart.
  • I also used 3m 77, in case you don't know put the nomex gasket in your clothes dryer on high for 15 to 20min to preshrink it. If you have not looked at the video on Fred's music & BBQ site I wold reccomend it, very good info and it will step you…
    in Nomex Comment by tsbrady January 2011
  • I am not crazy about real smokey taste either and what I have been doing which seems to help is leaving the DFMT (daisy wheel thingy)completly off and regulating the temp from the bottom only, seems to help a bit, the smoke won't build up, as much, …
  • I bought my large in Oct and the dealer wanted 749 but he threw in a plate setter, bought a large cypress table for 349
  • do a search on Grandpa's Grub, he is a regular poster and put together a narrative of info that is outstanding for new eggers, it helped me quite a bit and will answer a lot of your questions. I have a DIGIQ DX and have been very happy with it, you …
  • about every 2nd or 3rd cook I take out all the lump and put new large pieces on the bottom and layer it up in the firebox with the smaller pieces of the used lump on top. The only time I have temp problems is when I have done a few cooks and not cle…
  • srq2625 speaks the truth, I did ribs with mine and I closed the damper down to about 25% of capacity and it held 240 for 5 hours, the thing is truly amazing! The 10 cfm fan is way more than needed for a low & slow on a large
  • I got the one from costco as EggNorth linked to and have been very happy with it. One note, if you put a buttermilk biscuit in to it and punch the automatic button it will turn the biscuit in to a cracker!
  • so far the best ribs I have done is Car Wash Mike's style, if you do a search you will find endless posts on the subject as well as tributes to Mike. I bought my ribs from costco and they were the meatyist(sp?) I have ever had, they were 3 racks to …
  • don't waste your time with the original gasket, I put a nomex on my medium about 6 months ago and so far so good, when the gasket on my new large goes I think I will try the rutland just because you only have to put it on one side thus not having to…
    in Gasket Comment by tsbrady December 2010
  • acetone and a wire brush and it comes right off
  • my wife bought me a DIGIQ DX as an early Christmas present at eggtoberfest and I have been very happy with it. The Stoker will connect with a wi-fi network and send data to your computer or i-phone and I think it can control 2 pits at a time but it …
  • I used a small wire brush and took a paper towel and soaked it in acetone, let it sit for a minute or so then it brushes right off, do it in sections not all at once. If you are putting on a nomex use 3m # 77 hi temp adhesive, if it is a rutland use…
    in Gasket Comment by tsbrady December 2010
  • I did spares with the foil method and they were a little too done for me, I really don't like falling off the bone type done, that took about 3 hours. I then did CWM's method with baby backs that I got from costco and they were awsome, best ribs I h…
  • FWIW my dealer did not know what "nomex" was, BGE calls it their "high temperature" gasket which is nomex so if a dealer tells you he does not know what nomex is ask him for BGE's hi temp gkt. Also go to Fred's as BigA suggests, he has a great you t…
  • you may want to ping RRP or do a search on rutland gasket, I believe RRP is the expert on the rutland type gasket. I will use this when I burn off the gasket on my new large. I used the nomex on my medium and have been happy with it but I had to dis…
  • as PattyO says these things do multiply! I got a medium in July and bought a large a few weeks ago, they are habit forming! One thing that I learned that makes the cooks better is to get you fire up to the desired temp and let it stabilize for 15 or…
  • could you be talking about Striplings, they are in Cordele just before Lake Blackshear on Hwy 280. they are not really a factory but more like a country store with a large butcher dept, they make their own sausage and it is pretty good they also hav…
  • they gave out ornaments at this years eggtoberfest, I think they were the 2007 ones, they were not 2010 though, they were from a past year, will find out later today when we decorate the tree!
  • got the bones simmering in the pot as we speak, making turkey vegtable soup for dinner tomorrow
  • Thanks for all the replies everybody, I think I will use a mix of RO and WGWW Did veggie kabobs and a flank steak last night with a 50/50 mix and it worked out pretty good
  • I have got his info at home (I am at work now)I will get it tonight and ping you tomorrow if you want, he is a woodworker out of Tennessee, Jackson I think
  • my med gkt failed after about 5 cooks, IMO I would ask for a nomex or hitemp as BGE calls it and not waste my time putting on another felt gasket, go to Fred's Music & BBQ's web site, he is a BGE dealer in Penn and has a great you tube video on…
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