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  • Cubans - old Greeneggers forum recipe

    These were a big hit with the family. I don't have a sandwich press so I toasted them between two pizza stones. Like the original post states, the paste is very runny so I am thinking I will inject some into the butt next time.


    Cheap version of a Smokeware cap for the rain

  • Re: temp control

    Tjcoley said:
    Only time I use the top vent is for below 300 degrees. With top vent open just a crack (each hole barely open - about the width of of a matchbook cover) and the bottom vent only open a bit more, about 1/16 inch open, I settle in around 250, give or take +/- 25 degrees. Important thing is to catch the temp on the way up. If you overshoot, it's hard to bring it back down. 
    I light a couple oil infused paper towels, bottom vent open a couple niches, top about 1/2 way, and when the flame goes out shut the dome and start closing the vents. 
    With this approach, how long does it take for the "bad smoke" to burn off when using fresh lump?
  • Re: BGE or Primo XL

    I had considered the Primo as well but when doing my research I read too many reviews of it cracking and very poor response from the company. If you go through this forum you will see many examples of great response by BGE and by BGE dealers.

    I went with the XL and love it.

  • Yet another First Spatchcock Chicken

    And another happy customer!

    I had to cook this "double raised" using the Woo2 and the top grid of the Tier2 because the apple wood chunks immediately caught fire and the flames were reaching the lower grid. The bids cooked really fast up this high - the dome temp was 390 and they reached an IT of 182 in an hour. Skin was crispy and the meat was still moist.


  • OT - Tax System explained in beer

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100...

    If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this...

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
    The fifth would pay $1.
    The sixth would pay $3.
    The seventh would pay $7.
    The eighth would pay $12.
    The ninth would pay $18.
    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

    So, that's what they decided to do..

    The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball.
    "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? How could they divide the $20 windfall so
    that everyone would get his fair share?

    They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

    And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
    The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
    The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

    "I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,"but he got $10!"

    "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

    "That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

    "Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!"

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works.

    The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.

    In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

    David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
    Professor of Economics.

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