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What Are You Chef-ing Tonight, Dr?

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  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,648
    @Corv good grief! You must have had some crazy winds out there.

    Sorry about the egg going Humpty Dumpty on ya, but at least you have the mini. Sounds like you need a new base and firering. The dome and firebox seem intact (from your description).

    I'll pour one out for your egg tonight. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • MasterC
    MasterC Posts: 1,326
    Loaded up the stove top smoker with alder and maple for some salmon.


    Also cooking the chef with whiskey sours


    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,648
    Nice, @Masterc.

    How is the aroma in the house with that smoker apparatus? Is it pleasant, or too much?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Corv
    Corv Posts: 354
    Thanks for the comments. Turns out there's a Medium BGE available that I might go for. I'd prefer a Large though. Funny, I really liked my Medium. But I prefer the Mini. And yes, all I need is a fire ring and a base assembly, these seem to cost about $450 total, not counting tax and shipping. The used Medium is in that ballpark. And various carts for the Mini are available at reasonable prices.
    Since I was a bit concerned about the state of the Egg situation, I forgot to get a look inside the meatloaf for you. Here ’tis. When I cooked it, I had a nice hunk of hickory buried in the charcoal. There aren’t any photos of other plated because I merely slap a slice between some bread (homemade sourdough in this case), add some cheese and eat it. Plate? Hah.


    Somewhere on the Colorado Front Range
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,648
    Some great sammies lie ahead @Corv !

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • MasterC
    MasterC Posts: 1,326
    caliking said:
    Nice, @Masterc.

    How is the aroma in the house with that smoker apparatus? Is it pleasant, or too much?
    It's fine not to smokey but it does linger a little, like a fireplace 
    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • Dobie
    Dobie Posts: 3,350
    Corv said:
    Wasn't sure whether to post this in the "What are you chef-ing tonight" thread or the "What are you doing now" thread. Since I do cook, albeit poorly, I figured this was the place
    Last night I cooked a three-pound meatloaf on my Medium BGE. Here it is on the grill.

    And here it is cooling afterwards. I took it to 155 internal, and the dome temps started at 450 and gradually dropped to 300. Got done just a few minutes before sunset.

    Since it was too hot to put back in the shed. I left it out. Unfortunately it was windy last night. The cart blew over.
    Since I’d gotten a Mini and it was just resting on top of the cart, when I saw the wreckage I figured that it was a goner. It was at the top end of the whip as the cart tipped. Fortunately it landed in snow and is fully intact.
    Unfortunately the Medium did not. The base is smashed and that ring thing is too. The dome survived and the bottom part did as well - I don’t know the part names; the current BGE manual is all visual and doesn’t have nomenclature.
    Fortunately tomorrow is trash day, so at least the ruined parts will get hauled away rapidly, and since the Mini survived, I don’t have to go vegetarian. Also, I won’t need more charcoal for a little while.
    Could have been worse.
    I’m looking for either a Large BGE or a KJ.
    The storage issue is peculiar. With current cart and the Roccbox there’s no room for a new cart in my shed. So I’ll have to work through the option matrix here. I do want a cart for the Mini.





    Devastating without the sugar gliders 😔
    Jacksonville FL
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,976
    @Corv - you have spun the whole deal positive.  Way to approach the friggin disaster. 
    The meat loaf looks great but likely the most expensive meat loaf ever posted here. 
    Way to carry on!

    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Mark_B_Good
    Mark_B_Good Posts: 1,503
    Corv said:
    Wasn't sure whether to post this in the "What are you chef-ing tonight" thread or the "What are you doing now" thread. Since I do cook, albeit poorly, I figured this was the place
    Last night I cooked a three-pound meatloaf on my Medium BGE. Here it is on the grill.

    And here it is cooling afterwards. I took it to 155 internal, and the dome temps started at 450 and gradually dropped to 300. Got done just a few minutes before sunset.

    Since it was too hot to put back in the shed. I left it out. Unfortunately it was windy last night. The cart blew over.
    Since I’d gotten a Mini and it was just resting on top of the cart, when I saw the wreckage I figured that it was a goner. It was at the top end of the whip as the cart tipped. Fortunately it landed in snow and is fully intact.
    Unfortunately the Medium did not. The base is smashed and that ring thing is too. The dome survived and the bottom part did as well - I don’t know the part names; the current BGE manual is all visual and doesn’t have nomenclature.
    Fortunately tomorrow is trash day, so at least the ruined parts will get hauled away rapidly, and since the Mini survived, I don’t have to go vegetarian. Also, I won’t need more charcoal for a little while.
    Could have been worse.
    I’m looking for either a Large BGE or a KJ.
    The storage issue is peculiar. With current cart and the Roccbox there’s no room for a new cart in my shed. So I’ll have to work through the option matrix here. I do want a cart for the Mini.





    What the??? Those must have been some pretty serious winds man. I couldn't move my egg, if I tried with all my might (ok, it's an XL).
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • SamIAm2
    SamIAm2 Posts: 1,894

    Went shopping at my local family butcher shop last week and came home with enough to last me quite a while. Chose a small Rump Roast as the first protein to egg on the Minimax.
    Using Meater probe because I'm old and lazy.
    Got my 5th booster this morning (Moderna) so I am sort of celebrating. All that meat came from the same store as the rub. These are the folks who previously put on the Eggffests where my egging buddy and I volunteered to build the eggs. Good folks.
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • MasterC
    MasterC Posts: 1,326
    That's an inviting place. Very nice
    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,976
    Nailed that flat iron finish. That is a healthy plate of goodness.  Those boys must eat a lot. B)
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,976
    That second photo is magazine quality.  Killer plate right there @MasterC.
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,578
    Making a ham sandwich tomorrow. Making a goat cheese spread with a layer of hot pepper jelly, last week's smoked ham, some lacey swiss and some raw mustard. Now thinking I should have gone with a homemade bacon jam. Damn, chefing can be hard. Anyways.....
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,388
    Tonight, I fixed a couple Wahoo! sammiches.
     

    I'm a 63-yr-old foodie, and I've never heard of "wahoo".  The HAFB Commissary had them on a case-lot sale, so I picked up a couple cans.  Wikipedia tells me wahoo is a very popular sport fish, often mistaken for barracuda (the tail's different), one of the fastest swimmers in the ocean, and damn fine eating.  
    I was a lazy cook this last week, and made chili-dawgs.  I used up my six-package of Nathan's, my can of bean-less chili, my shredded Kraft "mexican" cheese, and six of the eight cheapo hot dogs buns (no comment).  
    Tonight, still in a lazy mood, I split the remaining buns, toasted them, rubbed in some garlic clove, spread one half with Dukes and piled on half a can of Wahoo! on the other bun halves, five drops of Chipotle Tabasco, and dayam if that wasn't the tastiest thing I've made in a month!   
    I'll definitely be keeping an eye out at the Commissary for more of this.  No pics of the sammiches, just hot dog buns spread with tuna-like fish.
    Wahoo!!   
    _____________

    Once I thought I saw you, In a crowded, hazy bar..."


  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,976
    Since the Navy beat Army football game is tomorrow let me offer a bit of Navy Wahoo submarine history- (from back when submarines were named after fish..)  Worth the brief read-

    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,064
    Burgers on the medium seasoned with Heifer Dust from The Hungry Hussey. 

    No pictures because we all know what a cheeseburger looks like. 
  • Botch said:
    Tonight, I fixed a couple Wahoo! sammiches.
     

    I'm a 63-yr-old foodie, and I've never heard of "wahoo".  The HAFB Commissary had them on a case-lot sale, so I picked up a couple cans.  Wikipedia tells me wahoo is a very popular sport fish, often mistaken for barracuda (the tail's different), one of the fastest swimmers in the ocean, and damn fine eating.  
    I was a lazy cook this last week, and made chili-dawgs.  I used up my six-package of Nathan's, my can of bean-less chili, my shredded Kraft "mexican" cheese, and six of the eight cheapo hot dogs buns (no comment).  
    Tonight, still in a lazy mood, I split the remaining buns, toasted them, rubbed in some garlic clove, spread one half with Dukes and piled on half a can of Wahoo! on the other bun halves, five drops of Chipotle Tabasco, and dayam if that wasn't the tastiest thing I've made in a month!   
    I'll definitely be keeping an eye out at the Commissary for more of this.  No pics of the sammiches, just hot dog buns spread with tuna-like fish.
    Wahoo!!   

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,976
    Every year at this time I am a sucker for supporting a few small businesses.  I just ordered from The Hungry Hussey based on his presence here and the solid recommendations from those who have used Heifer Dust.  
    There is no way I can use all the rubs and spices I have accumulated over the years of this endeavor but every purchase has been top-notch as I am sure this will be. 
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • SamIAm2
    SamIAm2 Posts: 1,894
    lousubcap said:
    Since the Navy beat Army football game is tomorrow let me offer a bit of Navy Wahoo submarine history- (from back when submarines were named after fish..)  Worth the brief read-
    @l@lousubcap  - Thanks for the link to the above site. That is a rabbit hole of information. Thought you might remember the story of the lost hydrogen bomb in the waters off Spain.
     
    https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2009/june/lost-sky-found-sea

    https://ussalbany.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/USS-Albany-CG-10-H-Bomb-Recovery.pdf

    I joined the crew of that ship just about three and a half years after the recovery happened. 

    Oh and @Botch - I couldn't quite ignore your comment about the Army/Navy game. "USAF looks on, smiling in mild amusement and rubbing palms.... ". The first story makes it pretty clear that the USAF dropped the ball during a refueling flight over Spain. Well, more than one ball, as the other 3 landed on the Spanish mainland and contaminated the soil. 
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.