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  • Re: New take on the lump discussion...

    Move to my HOA.  Nobody wanted to be the President of our HOA, it was one of these everyone took a step back deals.  People complain to me about dog feces along the wall, cars parked too long on the community drive way, etc... I always answer "I'll take care of it."  In time, rain washes the walls, people get into their cars and drive wherever they need to go.

    So far, nobody complained about me not doing anything.  But if they do, I plan to ask them if they want to be President.
  • Re: Costco Brisket Tracker

    They had 5 when I got here around noon.  They had cases too, but, it was marked "choice and higher".  They might have more in the back, I should have asked.  I saw it, grabbed it and ran to checkout.  Felt like I was stealing...
  • Re: Costco Brisket Tracker

    $2.89/lb Costco Business Center in Morrow GA (near ATL airport).

  • Re: Thanks JohninCarolina!!!

    Rib tips are done. Sous vide still have 16 hours to go... 
  • Re: Lump Question

    @Blassiter - It depends on the quality of your lumps.  I have found partially carbonized wood in the more economical brands like Royal Oak, Big Green Egg, and Frontier.  These pieces aren't 100% black, with some wood color.  If in doubt, try to break it apart.  If it's 100% charcoal, it should break apart easily.  I usually throw them out when I see them.

    One time, I tried putting a piece about the size of a hotdog near the starter cube.  After getting the fire to burn nicely, I closed the egg and set the vents.  After 15 minutes, nasty white smoke was still coming out the top.  After removing the offending piece of wood/charcoal, the smoke was clear and I could add my wood chips & start cooking.

    My advice is to either stick with one of the quality brands mentioned by others or carefully examine your coals when loading.
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