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  • ChokeOnSmoke changed his profile picture.
    July 8
  • dbanker77
    Tell me about this lump reducing ring you use.  Is it ceramic or metal?  Where did you get it.  I recently got an XLarg BGE and am wondering about how much lump I use.  I've noticed when I did a 5 1/2 hr smoke there was quite a bit left.  The next day I grilled and there is still some left.  I'm going to refill before the next one.
    September 2013
  • thebtls
    Hey Choke...or anyone reading this thread...any thoughts on why I can't post?  I get a 'your post will appear after it is approved' message, I can comment?  I have been away for several months but nothing else looks different? 
    June 2013
    • thebtls
      I can make comments but not post it should say...administrator doesn;t answer email. Thoughts or help?
  • rholt
    Do you know if you can buy your "pseudo" lump reducing ring at a store or will I have to find a scrap WSM? Thanks.
    June 2013
  • robnybbq
    Won't that take a much longer time?
    August 2012
  • They_Call_Me_Biscuit
    Choke - (great name by the way), I saw you've posted before about the gloves on texasbbqrub. Quick question for you. What is the heat resistance of them. Mainly just for food items, or good enough for a hot plate setter, grid, etc? Appreciate the advice.
    April 2012
    • ChokeOnSmoke
      Sorry, just noticed your message.
      Honestly, I've only ever used the gloves for food. I've removed hot food with them and pulled pork with them but never handled hot ceramic or metal.
  • Buckdodger
    Thanks guy's will look for the newer model...thanks for the come back. Bob Alex City Al All in Auburn Fan
    January 2012
  • Duffer13
    You previously posted detailed links about changing to a Rutland gasket on your BGE, however, those links appear to have expired. Is there any way to access them again? I just bought a Rutland gasket and would appreciate benefiting from you generous input. Thanks, Duffer13
    December 2011
    • ChokeOnSmoke
      Sorry, just found this note in the "Activity" section on the forum. That post came from the "original board". None of the pictures (from anyones posts) came over correctly. I'm going to try to fix them.
  • Grizzard
    Thanks, I'll try that & Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. p.s. - the plan all along is to do the Alton Brown "city ham" Can't wait Grizzard
    November 2011