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  • Other advantage with Costco is the "free" road hazard coverage.  Tire repairs are free, and if they can't repair it, depending on the amount of wear, the replacement tire is free or prorated.  8 years ago, we moved into a neighborhood that was still…
  • I'd be a little worried about the makeup of the lint unless everything you wash and dry is 100% cotton.  Do you want to be starting a fire in the egg with synthetic fibers (nylon, polyester, etc.)?
  • Any food safe oil will work.  My usual method for lighting is a folded up bacon fat soaked paper towel.  Vegetable oils work too...but the bacon fat towels are a "waste byproduct" of cooking and draining bacon.
  • I'm pretty happy with my recipe that I've been using/changing over the past several years.  Currently, it's 2 C flour (I use either KA all purpose or bread or a mix of the two) 1/2 C KA white whole wheat flour 1 C warm water 1 tsp kosher salt 2.5 t…
  • That sounds normal to me.  I only have a large...not XL...but the principles are the same.  Temperature is controlled by air flow.  How open the bottom vent is doesn't matter if the top is restricted.  i.e. if you're restricting output airflow (at t…
  • First, and hopefully the last.  
  • henapple...I suppose it was a poorly considered impulse buy. tjv, that appears to be exactly the one. I suspect they've sold multiple different items as the same item...because another one of the reviews says: I purchased this Cast Iron grate for…
  • Read the comments at http://www.chowhound.com/post/difference-ribs-1-3-4-7-standing-rib-roast-882160 for a description of the various "parts" of the rib roast and clues as to which end yours came from.
  • The much larger "holes" in the High-Q fire grate would let more of the small lump chips fall through.
    in Holy HI-Q Comment by njl December 2015
  • I happened to be on Amazon this morning, and they had the Music City Metals CI grid for what seemed awfully cheap.  It's still there for $36 shipped.  I've got an older LBGE with the porcelain coated steel cooking grid, except the porcelain is long …
  • I was loosely following the advice given here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/12/perfect-prime-rib-beef-recipe.html and http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/12/the-food-lab-how-to-cook-roast-a-perfect-prime-rib.html I guess when searing a hunk …
  • GregW said: The price per pound is the same for the roast and the cut steaks. Has anybody purchased a ribeye roast and sliced it at home? All the time...both at Costco and Publix.  I have the same issue with how Costco generally pac…
  • I've had no problems with the non-greenwise chickens from Publix.  Can't remember the brand (Perdue?)...but I generally look for the biggest they have and land in the high 7 to low 9lb range.  Indirect at 450F works here.  Cooking veggies in the dri…
  • ATK does plenty of cooking on Weber charcoal grills.  I think they assume most of their target audience just won't spend the $ for a BGE, when a Weber will do for most of their purposes at a fraction of the cost.
  • blakeas said: thx NJL! anybody have a cook time amount for a spatch chicken?  Just keep checking the breast and pull at 155? It all depends on the size of the bird.  For a good size chicken (8-9lb) at 450F, I'd suggest to start che…
  • EggHeadDad said: abpgwolf said: I have a pair of tin snips that I use for poultry. They make spatchcock turkey easy.  That's too funny . . . I was looking at a set I have in the garage thinking they'd make an easy go at cutting …
  • If you're going to do that, dry brine it (if it's not already brined). http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/quick-and-dirty-guide-to-brining-turkey-chicken-thanksgiving.html
  • I've done this with anything from cornish hens to 9+ lb. chickens, and small turkey.  Make a mix 3:1 ratio of kosher salt and baking powder.  After cutting out the spine with game shears, place on the counter breast up, and press down hard on the br…
  • I was going to start a new thread...but I found this one.  Sam's just opened a new club near my house a couple of weeks ago.  I just stopped in for the first time, and saw they had medium and large BGE's.  The large is $849 apparently with next and …
  • I used to use bits of pavers that were cutting scraps from the coping for our pool.  A while back, there was a group buy of a custom swivel bracket that lets you put a second grid on top of the main one.  I use that now, and am spoiled...I almost al…
  • Really low price...because you'll have no warranty.  What's the odds of you successfully relocating it without breaking anything?
  • S.Newcomb76 said: Figures I just replaced my broken thermapen with a new backlit one and this comes out.  I just did the same thing.  What went wrong with your original?  Mine, I think has a bad connection/wire...and powers on/off when t…
  • Jeepster47 said: Will try the oil soaked towel, since I love to experiment.  When the egg is cleaned up and prepped the day before it's used, can you add the oil soaked towel at that time?  Probably.  My only concern would be attracting …
  • I bought an open box thermopen several years ago, and during the warranty period, it started acting up as if there's a bad connection (broken wire?) such that when swung open, it may or may not work, but if you swing it a little more in either direc…
  • DoubleEgger said: All of the bacon talk made me hungry  I think RRP may have misunderstood.  When I cook bacon, I generally do it on a baking sheet in the oven.  When it's done, they get laid out on a paper towel lined dinner plate as a…
  • I was working from home Monday, and over the weekend I was at Publix and they had half racks of baby backs on "manager's special" at $2.99/lb...so I decided to try following this method as closely as possible (cooking just one half rack).  If I unde…
  • Photo Egg said: Stainless would be better than light weight aluminum. I also use old school, weighted, Stainless, 35mm film clips. Photo below not the same as mine but similar. I clip them to the bottom of the foodsaver bag. Oh man...it…
  • My nearest Aldi had a couple of the fajita sets (pan, wood, handle insulator), but I didn't think I'd have a use for them.  They had a better number of the comals, which I thought might be useful for frying an egg or two.  None of the grill pans. S…
  • They're at my local Costco this week too...and unlike when they were selling BGE's, this appear to be totally legit with a KJ sales rep there to help sell the stuff.   I've been using a LBGE for several years, and I have to say, from a cursory look…
  • gdenby said: Just a couple of observations. Early on I did CWM's method several times. It all but guarantees very tender ribs. But they are sauced, and I came to prefer unsauced "dry" ribs. Also, it is possible to screw up by leaving the ribs …
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