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  • Hens and Ribs!

    Great fall weekend filled with food and football!
  • Re: Calling All Butt Experts (Advice Needed)

    Don't panic it's really hard to mess up a butt!
    I would go low and slow for your first. Cook at 200-225 degrees. I would use a meat thermometer to tell you when to pull the butt. I would pull mine at about 175-180 degrees internal temp,wrap it in foil and let it rest for 1 hour. This will most likely bring your temp to 190-195

    You will be fine using a commercial rub

    I cook mine fat side up if your going to pull it.

    Get your fire going a little then add your wood chips before placing your plate setter and grade on. Get the egg set at the right temperature and then but your butt on. Cook it until it reaches the right internal temp.

    I recommend hickory but you apple would be good too.

    Bone is is best if you can find one.

    Most important! Enjoy the cook! It will be good no matter what!

    Good luck
  • Re: Re: Counting Calories...

    Here is a good guide to follow. I am a certified personal trainer and studied nutrition. I wrote this to let people know it's ok to eat and enjoy food but also lose weight and stay healthy.

    Everyone has a different philosophy on how to diet. In fact I do not believe in diets. I think that diets are fads that people dive into to try and lose a few pounds. Typically the diet they are following will help them shed a few pounds but doesn’t necessarily improve their health. Half of the diets are plan BS! So, don’t look at this like you are on a diet!
    As I mentioned to you I believe that it is still important to have a good meal, and enjoy a beer or two or 10 beers if you would like. I know you like you Jelly Beans and that’s ok too. However, it’s important that you limit yourself on the things that are bad for you. If you can limit your Sugar, Fat, and Carbohydrates intake you will be off to a good start.

    Keys to a Healthier diet

    1. Eat approximately every 3 hours.
    For Example: ​7:00 am Breakfast
    ​10:00 Snack/Shake
    ​12:30 Lunch
    ​3:30 Snack/Shake
    ​7:00 Dinner
    Eating often will help do a few things. 1) It will help with your craving for junk food. 2) Boost you Metabolism.

    2. Do not eat late a night before bed. If you do need to eat drink a protein shake. Casein protein is the best type of protein to take at night if you want to get technical.
    3. Stay away from Complex Carbohydrates during dinner. Carbohydrates are you body’s main source of energy. Your body breaks down Carbs to use for every day activities. Unfortunately, extra carbs are stored as fat to use for energy later on. This means if you are eating Carbs and going to bed your body processed the carbs and sends them straight to storage.
    4. Cut Back on Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates from foods are the main fuel that feed your body. Carbs are great but most people eat too many Carbs through ought the day. Healthy Carbs such as oats (oatmeal, healthy cereal) are a great start to your day because they provide the energy your body will need during the day. Lunch is another time to get your carbs in but don’t intake to much.
    5. Eat Healthy Carbohydrates. Simple Carbs are better than Complex Carbs. Simple carbs are fruits, and non starchy vegetables. Complex carbs are Bread, Potatoes, Cereal, and Pasta. Sweet Potatoes are awesome because they act as comples carbs but breakdown like Simple carbs
    6. Get you Protein In. Its important to get your protein in but not as much if you are not working out. Let me know when you get ready to start a program.
    7. Get your fiber. Its important that you eat plenty of fiber. Salads and other greens are a great source of fiber. Don’t use to much dressing or use a healthy dressing.
    8. Stay away from Fast Food! Its all **** for you. If you must eat it look at the nutritional value and pick the best thing.
    9. No Soda! Terrible for you! Drink water, un-sweet tea, green tea.

    I guess its true that this is the most important meal of the day. Its also important to kick start you body in the morning with some water. It is said that a big glass of water in the morning will help kick start you organs. I believe that coffee is ok but don’t be excessive with it. Here are some examples of a healthy breakfast.
    Whole Grain Cereal
    Eggs ( FYI, eat the entire egg unless your worried about you cholesterol. The egg yolk is very high in cholesterol but unless you are body building and eating 50 eggs a day, or have a cholesterol problem I don’t think its worth dividing from the whites.)

    Remember this is a snack not a meal. Limit you portions. A handful or two of nuts or a piece of fruit is about the right amount. Here are some healthy snacks.

    Almonds or other nuts
    Boiled eggs
    Chicken breast
    Protein bar
    Protein Shake
    Fruit (apple, orange, kiwi, plum, peach, nectarine.)
    Vegetable (broccoli and carrots in light ranch, salad, celery with peanut butter)
    Meal Replacement Shake
    Trail mix

    Now is the time to get some Complex Carbs in. I like to eat a cup of pasta with Italian seasoning and a little olive oil and a meat. Salads are good for lunch as well. Or some chicken, steak, lean pork, turkey with some vegetables.
    Grilled/Baked- Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Pork
    Grilled Steak
    Lean Ground Beef
    Sweet Potato
    Green Beans

    Watch you portions again. Try not to go back for seconds unless you really need to. I typically stick to a meat and a side vegetable. Stay away from bread and pasta. I sometimes will have rice, sweet potato, potato, or corn.
    Grilled/Baked- Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Pork

    Grilled Steak
    Lean Ground Beef
    Green Beans

  • Re: OT: The further wussification of America

    Drewdlc17 said:

    O this angers me!
    If anyone should be punished its the kids on the team that got their tails kicked and the coach that is coaching them! Maybe if they weren't such wimps they wouldn't get beat by 50 points.
    In college if we got whooped our coaches certainty didn't feel sorry for us. The next week of practice was worse that getting stomped by another team.
    We all know this rule started from some parent who was bullied as a kid and her kid is bullied now. He/she never stood up for them selfs and their kid is a coward now as well.
    All of us have been bullied, or got our tails whooped before. We got to teach our kids not to take any crap from people and stand up. My dad taught me to always respect everyone and never start trouble but if someone started trouble with me I was not to back down. Punch trouble in the face! In this case these kids need to suck it up and play harder.
    I'm going to stop my rant now! Sorry!

    1) the article is about kids as young as 7. Very diff from collegiate athletes. You propose 7-10 year olds go thru brutal practices? They have not even hit puberty yet. 
    2) article nor thread has anything to do with fighting. 
    Are you suggesting that 7 year olds shouldn't be pushed to do their best? If you get a F in class shouldn't you study your tail off to get better? If your going to participate in something such as football hockey, school, green egg cooking you got to busy your tail to get better.
    I believe If you take a second look I never said that kids should endure brutal practices.
    Oh, and you are correct the article was not about fighting. However, it was about the Wussification of America.
  • OT It's Game Week! Football is here!

    Got board and decided to get creative with two of my favorite things. Beer and Football! War Eagle and Rise Up Falcons!
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