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  • Re: I'LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS!!!

    RandallB said:
    Did my own concrete top.
    That is awesome! How did you do that??
    Just read up and follow standard concrete countertop construction.   Needs good rebar support on narrow neck around hole (first one broke there).   You make mold with "melamine" board - hard,slick - pretty easy to find for sale, caulk corners very carefully, making the 21'' hole in the mold was a little hard - would use hard foam next time.   Concrete mix is the cheap part.   It is a little messy, but you can take your time with the mold and learning and have a pretty fun time.   First one was practice for me.   Vibrate wet concrete to get bubbles out with a palm hand sander (for vibration).   Molds are hard to use twice.    Stain concrete in the end.  You can add rocks or other material.  also could put some emblem or something in the concrete to customize it just for you. 
  • Proud of my brisket yesterday.

    I am a student of the brisket.   Continuing my journey one step at a time!

    pecan wood splinters with lump , 250 - near 10 hours, platesetter up, water pan,  went to 160 internal and then foiled ....temp  prob and fork twisted loosely about 195 degrees.  foil/towel/ice chest for 1 hour and then sliced.  Very pleased.

    Best thing I have learned.  You have to wait it out.  Don't be cut short by any timeframe (like dinner at a certain time).  Pad yourself extra 3-4 hours lead time before you want to eat.   It can stay in the cooler just fine for that time.

    Love the black crust from the pecan wood.  (I think it is makes it darker than other woods???)

     

     

  • Re: Lets see your set- up (pics)

    New poured concrete top.
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