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  • Instead of boiling: Steam for twelve minutes. Place in ice water for five minutes. Peal under running water. My experience with fresh eggs (neighbor has chickens) is that the color is better and they are easier to peel than with any other meth…
  • Richard Fl wrote: Working on a dessert, any ideas?? LOONEY cheese cake comes to mind! Turtle Cake I add a cream cheese frosting to mine. - or - Apple Caramel Cheesecake
  • I'm curious as to why you felt the need to post your rant twice. The only difference I see is that this time you left off what glorious results you *always* achieve with your 'other smoker'. - but - Such a polite request still deserves a straight …
  • Looks good! A little over done, but still good.
  • Such a polite request clearly deserves a straight up answer. Cook using the same temps and methods you have been with your other smoker and you should see similar results. The difference will be less tending, less fuel used, and in most cases a moi…
  • Are we talking burgers? Or small meatloaf? Burgers - Double grind a brisket, make patties, 350* - 400*, one flip. Sautéed onions and mushrooms on the side for those who want them. edit - Sorry fishlessman, trying to respond to the thread, not yo…
  • For the steaks, only fill the fire box a couple inches deep and cook the steaks ala Fred Flintstone. Shut it down when finished and you’ll have more than enough time to reset for the butt cook.
  • Eggs show up fairly often on CL. Some are better deals than others. Here are a few current adds: (not so great) http://atlanta.craigslist…
  • If you follow the Spanek procedures, your results should be similar to spatchcocked, but you’ll have a traditional whole bird presentation. Since appearance does have a psychological effect on taste, I’ll say a bird cooked on a Spanek or similar fr…
  • It shouldn't be a problem.
  • Acetone and a scotch-brite pad will easily clean it off.
  • My appetizers will be Shrimp Scampi and ABTs.
  • A pellet stove is used to heat your home. See here.
  • Our leftovers usually go into a roll-up. Cut turkey into small cubes. Add sliced grapes, pineapple, fresh herbs, maybe some slivered almonds and sliced cherry tomatoes. Mix with coleslaw mix and a little salad dressing. Roll up in a flour & …
  • Interesting.... I normally think of low temp as indirect with a drip pan, and high temp as direct and burning off the drippings. There are exceptions, like indirect chicken at 500*, but I don't remember doing a direct low temp cook. So,,,,, How wa…
  • If it was just the paint layer that came off, you can get touch-up paint from BGE in Atlanta. (Tucker) If it is deeper: I chipped my mini almost a year ago. I filled in the divot with HUNTSMAN FASTWELD EPOXY ADHESIVE. It has held-up well, and I wo…
  • The best way I have found is to deconstruct but not slice the turkey, tightly wrap the parts in aluminum foil and then place in plastic bags and refrigerate. Parts: Legs, thighs, wings, breast in two pieces. Prepped this way it is easier to transp…
  • . SPAM How??? I don't see a pitch for any products, websites, ... Just one person's well organized opinions on a timely cooking subject.
  • My set-up for a vertical turkey: Plate setter, legs up…. 3 each 3" x 1.5" x 3/4 inch cherry blocks as spacers between the plate setter and the… Nordic Ware Chef’s Braiser Pan… 1/2 inch tall trivet in the Chef’s Pan… Spanek Vertical Turkey Ro…
  • > I bought my Egg from Barbeques Galore First mistake. > the guy there told me that I should keep the air holes on the inside of the Egg free of charcoal and suggested I make a conical mound of charcoal and not let it touch the sides of …
  • Thank you Leroy. I’ve been using a conditioner that I like a lot: Melt together 28 grams of beeswax and 70 grams of paraffin wax. Then add 10-15 fluid ounces of mineral oil. Stir the mixture well and pour into a wide mouthed jar to cool. It shou…
  • Most of the time a steel is all that is needed. When I do want to sharpen a knife, I like the Spyderco 204MF
  • You need to take this question to The Smoke Ring.
  • . Brining 101 . Mad Max's Turkey and Gravy
    in Turky Comment by Michael B November 2009
  • 22 years this month.
  • Dean Corbett’s Risotto Ingredients 2 cup barley 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 tbs minced shallots ½ tbs of minced garlic 1 cup of white wine 6 cup warm chicken stock BBF Bourbon Smoked Pepper BBF Smoked Sea Salt 2 tbs BBF Kentucky Blueberry S…
  • Clean the Egg. Use 3 or 4 natural hardwood briquets in the bottom of the Egg. Once burning, put apple and alder chunks on top of the briquets for smoke. Spread the barley on a metal screen. Leave the DFMT off and smoke the barley for about 2 hour…
  • I really don't know how long my large runs at high temp. For a clean burn I set about 700* with the bottom damper, cap removed, and just walk away. The next morning I clean out the ashes.
  • From the side, in the flat.
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