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  • Re: Where the Hell is Everyone?

    Sea2Ski said:
    I am rounding the southern tip of New Zealand, offshore about 15 miles from land. 

  • Re: Brisket..... How I do it.

    Brisket boiling became passe in 2013.

    Actually, I recommended this to a friend a couple of days ago.  It's a great way to cook a flat.
  • Re: NC Butt Blast 2016

    YukonRon said:
    Will the T Shirts for us from Kentucky, 8 time NCAA champions, most wins ever, be written in crayon? No generators? This crowd, not drinking will make more noise than a couple of generators!
    I was thinking that the UK fans' shirts would just have bullseyes on them. 
  • Re: Brisket Prep Help

    @Grillmagic and @Budgeezer are spot on.  Some here have done their briskets at 280-290 so they don't have to do an overnight cook and by report that works well - so that is your other option. If you get pressed for time toward then end you can always foil it and go to 300.

    But personally, I prefer the overnight cook.  I leave my egg alone for about 6 hours and sleep well.
  • Re: OCD or not?

    1) as per @nolaegghead dripping fat will burn at 400 to 500 degrees F ... imparting a bad smoke
    2) on a wing cook at 340 degrees, the upper surface of the plate setter measured 540 degrees F

    It seems obvious that protection is needed to alleviate any burnt fat smoking from tainting the protein!

    There are posted cooks with the plate setter:

    1) bare
    2) covered with aluminum foil
    3) covered via a drip pan setting on the plate setter
    4) covered via a drip pan raised off the plate setter to form an air gap

    I utilize option 4 above ... always.  OCD or not?

    Option 4.  Not OCD - just good cooking.

    And FYI, it is CDO.  That's OCD with the letters in alphabetical order - AS THEY SHOULD BE.