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A Little tjv, a Little MickeyT, and a Lot of Molly

Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
edited 5:20AM in EggHead Forum
Steal from the best, I always say. Poor boys generally do. In preparation for Salado, it was time to spruce up the Historic Molly-Mini. There is a long story that goes with this one.

First, tried to raise the grid, which I hope I did with some 1 1/2 strap from the Depot. Next, since I've been using a New Mexico Rock for a Daisy Wheel, I thought I'd employ a bit of MickeyT technology. Test comes later tonight, so there may or may not be follow-up pics.

Thanks Tom, Molly and Mick. Tom: Check is in the mail, ...well, nearly.








  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,696
    So where is the food :whistle:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Wowwwww Mike with a title like that it's got to be Goooooood
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    The store was out of tots and thousand island. Mama Ranger said no to beans. :whistle:
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Wise Man ;)
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    :ohmy: Well, you knew what I meant....right?
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Trial run was good. Still fixated on the Tots thing, though...It'll probably keep me up at night....And I sure do need my beauty sleep...Not all of us are as fortunate as Leroy and Chubby.

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Did you happen to use any JJ for seasoning?
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Mike, You should spell Molly different than my name. I was excited you were talking about
    me. :laugh: :laugh: :whistle: :woohoo:
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Getting excited is good for the soul. If I made you so, then my work is done for the day. :laugh:

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Guess you lost me on that one. :(
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Oh sorry,

    JJ was one of the old hands (he passed a few years ago) anyway on top of the good advice and encouragemant he offered, he is well known for a particular variation of a rub, which I still use today. I really like it on chicken which I sprinkle on the day before barbecuing.

    JJ's Rub
    Submitted by: JJ


    5- tablespoons dark brown sugar

    4- tablespoons paprika

    1- tablespoon rosemary

    4- teaspoons onion powder

    4- teaspoons garlic powder

    4- teaspoons dry mustard

    3- teaspoons dried sweet basil

    2- teaspoons ground bay leaves (If you can't find ground use whole)

    1-1/2- teaspoons ground coriander

    1-1/2- teaspoons ground savory

    1-1/2- teaspoons dried thyme

    1-1/2- teaspoons ground black pepper

    1-1/2- teaspoons white pepper

    1-1/2- teaspoon ground cumin

    Salt, to taste

    Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend. If you use whole bay leaves blend until leaves are pulverized.
    Rub meat and cover with saran wrap.
    Marinade over night in fridge. Allow to come to room temperature and place in smoker.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    Very Cool!
  • Now if you make a sliding cover for the hole in the middle you will have a great top.

    I have made very similar tops for my large and small and I think they are 'perfect'.

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, I get it now. Great recipe!
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Great idea. I will!
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Yep, I'll do some more modifying soon. I was just playing with stuff I had on hand. Nice!
  • Mumbo Number One
    Lawn Ranger!!
    You are moving closer into Spring Chicken's realm
    (that could be scarey!)
    See you in Salado ;)
  • Spaceman Spiff what size hole in the middle.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Nobody's THAT good! :ohmy:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    oh my god you're gonna die, that was galvanized metal! run for your life!

    did you drill a hole in the chimney flue to anchor the sliding mickey-T damper?
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    DING! DING! DING!... You Win!!!! I was wondering who would be the first to declare the sky is falling. For what it's worth, I did a high temp burn before cooking on it. I'll probably die just half as quickly now.

    Yep, that ol'Mini has more patches and band-aids than you can imagine. I didn't think much harm could be done. Just used a little Dremel-like pointed stone. Cut the prettiest little hole you ever saw.

  • I just eyeballed the size of the hole.

    I think it is about an 1" on the large.
  • oh my god you're gonna die, that was galvanized metal! run for your life!

    did you drill a hole in the chimney flue to anchor the sliding mickey-T damper?

    The aluminum flashing on the outside prevents the top piece from coming off yet the 'finger' reliefs in the side of the flashing makes it easy to remove the wood top piece.

  • Spaceman Spiff thanks for the info
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