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  • Re: Wok recipes and tips??? Anyone???

    @anzyegg - I'd recommend that you check out either of Grace Young's books for a bunch of recipes.  I have Breath of a Wok and I really like it.

    @tisoypops - Nothing against Lodge but I'd steer clear of their wok as it is too thick and would likely perform differently than a traditional wok.  The cast iron woks from China are thin walled and heat up quickly.  My 14" CI wok weighs 2 lbs 10 oz.  The info I see online indicates the Lodge is 10 lbs. 

    Here's some quotes about CI woks from Grace Young's Wok Buying Guide:

    "Cast-iron woks are slower to heat than carbon-steel woks, but because cast iron retains heat well, it is excellent for stir-frying, braising, and slow cooking. Unlike carbon-steel pans, cast-iron pans do not respond quickly to heat adjustments. Less experienced stir-fry cooks often find that once the wok is removed from the heat, the food must be immediately transferred to a platter or it will continue to cook in the hot wok."

    "Cast-iron woks manufactured in China are preferable to cast-iron woks made in America: they are much thinner and lighter in weight." 

    I haven't found my cast iron wok to be noticeably slower to heat that my carbon steel woks.  If you want a wok that can take some abuse I'd say go with carbon steel over cast iron. 

  • Re: Folded full packer brisket on medium egg.

    In case a visual of a brisket draped over a metal bowl helps, here's a 16" long almost 8 lb flat on my Small:
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    If you go this route you may find the highest part of the brisket cooks a little faster than the ends from being at a higher temp. If one end is particularly thin I can see the logic in folding it.
  • Re: Restaurant Depot Prime Meat

    Prime is hit or miss at my RD. Unfortunately been more miss than hit.
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  • Re: Warranty claims, my dealer has no idea what I'm talking about.

    Glad to hear that Sierra Select is stepping up for you.  I've only had one warranty claim and Smitty took care of mine in minutes.  It was a non issue.
  • Re: My Mini Christmas Haul

    The stones I use and see used by most are 8 1/2" pizza stones by Old Stone Oven:

    Congrats on the Mini!

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