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  • On my XL for pizza cooks no daisy wheel I think my bottom vent is about 1.5" open, so that is probably a good starting point.
  • I agree the wet brine is a PITA, which is the main reason I didn't do it this time.  I dry brined a turkey a couple years ago and it turned out really well.  Not sure why I haven't tried that on chickens!
    in Chickens Comment by jdkeithbge June 14
  • @RalphieBoy for two small chickens I usually make a brine consisting of 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, peppercorns, old bay, bay leaf, and 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar. Then enough water to cover the chickens. Overnight is usually all I do. 
    in Chickens Comment by jdkeithbge June 14
  • Others have already mentioned Eggplant Parmesan so I'm late to the post, but here's my version that always goes over well.
  • That is a damn fine looking table!  Great job!  The extra time and effort paid off.  Now that you have one under your belt maybe the wife will play along on the next one.
  • These small chickens cook fast. I hope they taste as good as they smell!
    in Chickens Comment by jdkeithbge June 12
  • Terrific looking burger and fries!  I'm going to have to give those fries a try, thanks for sharing the recipe.
  • bgebrent said: jdkeithbge said: That's living the good life right there.  Thanks for sharing. Thanks man. Love it when adult children choose to be there. Ours are still young but that's our goal, to hopefully have them ch…
  • @TEXASBGE2018 yes I knew some 7th grade humor would get some looks on this forum!
  • @milesvdustin you know I think I saw those Ballpark Primes the other day but wasn't sure about them.  Thanks for the recommendation, will give them a whirl. @pgprescott ha thanks.  With 3 girls and a boy I'm way outnumbered.  It's been a ballet rec…
  • That's living the good life right there.  Thanks for sharing.
  • JohnInCarolina said: jdkeithbge said: Seems like a lot for a 6-disc CD changer. Those things are now vintage and worth a lot.  Sadly I just sold mine at a yard sale for $25. At one point in my life I bought a Pioneer 100-…
  • Seems like a lot for a 6-disc CD changer.
  • SonVolt said: When I say Dallas it was actually the Irving area... not sure if Dallas proper is the same way I described.  Irving does have a large Indian population, so that may have skewed your experience.  However if you're looking fo…
  • I think @Hotch is correct, Hard 8 is overrated and overpriced.  For your money there is better BBQ in DFW.  I believe the original Hard 8 is out in Stephenville, which is basically where I grew up, about 2.5 hrs southwest of DFW. Edit: I'll second …
  • A huge loss.  As others have mentioned the tragedy is his daughter left dealing with this.  He will be missed!
  • SonVolt said: I went to Dallas recently for work and fully expected cowboy hats, WWF size belt buckles and tumbleweeds. I was surprised what I saw was mostly Indian immigrants, cookie-cutter tract housing and miles of industrial/business parks.…
  • Dammit @TEXASBGE2018, you dun spilt the beans on our horseless carriage secrets!  Sheriff gon' take yer belt buckle fer sure now, son.
  • I haven't encountered this problem.  Could be a network/router issue instead of a Smobot issue?
    in The Smobot Comment by jdkeithbge June 7
  • It is evil, and I can't seem to kill it, so I've resorted to digging it up in spots where it has tried to take over my yard.  I think @sumoconnell is right that it is dallisgrass.  Wait till after it rains or you water your yard well, and you can ki…
  • Looks great!  Ain't no shame in medium.
  • I love ribeyes topped with mushrooms.  Looks killer!
  • Glad no one was hurt!  Too close for comfort for sure.
  • Ah, for some reason I thought part of the ventilation was in the bottom when I was first looking at them.  Duh.  Thanks.
    in Smoke Staxx Comment by jdkeithbge June 1
  • Agree w/ @Photo Egg   I usually put the stone down low on the spider and then you can use the main grid plus the upper levels on the AR.
  • Ha, it was a lot of beer!  Plus other drinks.  It should be noted my family beach trip includes me, my wife, our 4 kids, my mother-in-law and brother-in-law.  So yeah it's a load of stuff.
  • A couple years ago I was shopping good coolers hard, mainly between Yeti, RTIC, and Pelican.  This was primarily for a beach trip but was wanting a better cooler for home use as well.  I really liked the wheeled option that Pelican had, and so I wou…
  • Yeah, that dealer gets an F+.
  • Great first cook!  Welcome and looking forward to seeing what's next.
    in First Cook Comment by jdkeithbge May 30
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