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Title: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 14, 2009, 07:04 PM
I'll start this here and move it to Off Topic.

I know you're out there....Charcoal grillers...share your recipes and secrets here.

I want to cedar plank some walleye fillets. Any suggestions??? Do I leave the skin on? Is any cedar ok to use?

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: FISHAHOLIC-19 on May 14, 2009, 08:10 PM
I've always seen white ceder planks being used. I think they soak it for like 2 hours. Never done this before but would like to try it with salmon.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Boomer on May 14, 2009, 08:37 PM
Be sure to get "untreated" planks. Soak for awhile.

Here is a recipe we got from our Weber grill when we bought it. We use it with salmon/trout.

Whole trout/salmon or steaks (reduce marinade time for steaks).

Mix:
one tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 cup of soy sauce and cooking sherry
1/4 cup of salad oil

place fish in a zip bag or plastic container and marinate for one to two hours for whole salmon (or very large chunks) or small trout for one hour. Grill with the skin on over charcoal (OK it works with other forms of heat including the over - but notas good) for about 5-8 minutes. Turn over carefully and cook the other side for same amount of time. Fish should be done when you take it off the grill - use a timer.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 14, 2009, 08:58 PM
Now you are talking my language. Give ma a Webber kettle grill and a bag of REAL whole lump charcoal and I can make anything taste good. ;)
I would not trade my Webber for anything!

I have never tried the cedar plank, but I have done some other things with wally. First, I don't overseason or marinade. Walleye has a light flavor that is completely covered up by even modest amounts of added flavor. A little salt and pepper, and maybe a dash of sage is all you need. I do not like to leave the skin on, but walleye fillets are so fragile you should concider cooking on foil.

1) Blackened. Crank that  puppy up as hot as you can get it! I can get 450-500f out of mine. Baste the fillets in olive oil and drop them on. you will only need 2 to 3 minutes per side. you will need to keep a close eye on them, but for Pete's sake keep the lid on. the fish will look a little crusty on the outside, but the flesh takes on a wonderful flavor and texture that you cant get any other way. I would not try this unless there is some substance to the fillets.

2) slow and smoky. Put some alder or even mesquite chips in a small can and nest it in 300 to 350 degree coals. You will still need the foil, but the fillets will not stick as much as they do with the hotter fire. Make sure the chips are starting to smoke and combust before you add the fish. Keep the lid on and do not over cook. Smokey walleye is as fine as you will ever taste! you may wish to baste with olive oil to prevent moisture loss.

These things are a HUGE helper... http://www.volkenterprises.com/products/cookd_right.html (http://www.volkenterprises.com/products/cookd_right.html)

Ask the butcher at your grocery store, they will often give then to you. You will be able to tell when your fish is done instantly without mutilating the fillet. They are worth their weight in gold.

Also, a chimney starter will get your coals going faster without the diesel flavor. ;)

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Now let's hear some more cedar plank ideas!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 15, 2009, 01:34 AM
I'm up....getting ready to go fishing....day off.....woooo hoooooo!

I use a chimney. I also have a ceramic ball fire starter. They're for fireplaces, but work great with the chimney. I soak in denatured alcohol. No taste or smoke from the alcohol.

For monitoring cooking, I have the Weber Digital Remote Thermometer. It helps prevent "peeking".
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I wonder why a maple plank wouldn't work?
RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: marcum man on May 15, 2009, 03:17 AM
In the words of Hank Hill  "taste the meat not the heat" ...............MM
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on May 15, 2009, 07:05 AM
In the words of Hank Hill  "taste the meat not the heat" ...............MM

Hank Hill is a propane man!! But he did fall for charcoal in one episode!!!

McCormick makes a citrus grill seasoning thats awesome on fish fillets on a cedar plank.
I dry the fillets and coat them with a little olive oil, shake on the seasoning both sides then its on to the soaked cedar plank. Trout or salmon is my fav with the planks but Perch and Eye comes out real good too.

You can use any cedar you have,UNTREATED. You want them only about 1/4" thick and soak them for at least an hour or two before cooking. Siding shingles work good as long as they are untreated. Much cheaper than buying the planks in the grocery store. Let me say UNTREATED one more time, that means no stain/oil/etc...
My neighbor, not so smart. Tried cooking after he saw me grilling some salmon. I could smell the stain burning off the plank he used.

RG- you can use any wood you like, maple, apple, cherry, pretty much anything you would use for smoke.
Fruit woods are awesome. If I'm feeling creative I'll re-saw some thin planks out of my firewood to use.
Stay away from pine, locust, and most nut trees, they contain natural toxins that don't taste very good.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 15, 2009, 05:33 PM
In the words of Hank Hill  "taste the meat not the heat" ...............MM

Smoke tastes good! I like to taste the heat!

McCormick makes a citrus grill seasoning thats awesome on fish fillets on a cedar plank.

I use this stuff too. It is fantastic on salmon, mahi or swordfish.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 15, 2009, 06:11 PM
Did the walleye fillets for dinner. I'm not really experienced with smoking....over did it just a bit. Very moist and tasty just the same. I picked up a couple of cedar planks at Wally World. I'm gonna try some crappies on it tomorrow night.

Thanks for the advice.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 15, 2009, 06:13 PM
What did you use to make the smoke?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: salmonrebel on May 15, 2009, 07:05 PM
If you don't grill with charcoal, and/or hardwood...
It ain't grillin'. It's broilin'. :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on May 15, 2009, 08:33 PM
try this on charcoal, dont think they will fit on a weber..
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 16, 2009, 01:57 AM
Oh Yes They Will!!!  And the RIBS as well!
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Skip, I used Hickory. I think I need something a bit less overpowering Any suggestions? It was pretty small chips. I'm gonna get some chunk varieties to experiment with. I have some beech wood I'll try.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bobberstop on May 16, 2009, 05:03 AM
Bob, try apple or cherry or pear or oak. They are all milder than hickory. Ribs taste great with any of them.

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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 16, 2009, 12:25 PM
Good to hear from you Ron. I'll give those varieties a try. Do you guys use a container for the chips or do you put them right on the coals?
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Deadeyez on May 16, 2009, 04:17 PM
In the words of Hank Hill  "taste the meat not the heat" ...............MM
I sell propane and propane accessories! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bobberstop on May 16, 2009, 09:45 PM
I soak them in water for at least an hour,but i use chunks. What i do is cut tree trunk in 3 inch slabs. Then i use an ax to break off chunks. PUT THEM ON THE COALS.         Ron
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 16, 2009, 10:10 PM
I like alder and apple for a lighter smoke. I use dry sawdust in a can, but I think I will try Ron's method with chunks next time. I had a massive old apple tree die in the woods over the winter, I may have to go visit it with Mr. Chainsaw. ;)

I only use hickory on beef or pork, it really adds a strong flavor. Mesquite is stronger too, but very sweet.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Gambler on May 16, 2009, 10:40 PM
I like alder and apple for a lighter smoke. I use dry sawdust in a can, but I think I will try Ron's method with chunks next time. I had a massive old apple tree die in the woods over the winter, I may have to go visit it with Mr. Chainsaw. ;)

I only use hickory on beef or pork, it really adds a strong flavor. Mesquite is stronger too, but very sweet.

Alder is my favorite for everything, hands down.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Nor Easter on May 17, 2009, 11:55 AM
You can use any cedar you have,UNTREATED

I have a closet lined with aromatic cedar,, you think I could use some of that?!?!

J/K!!!  :o

I think that's another one of the toxic ones mentioned above. It either kills or at the least, keeps moths, silverfish etc away...

I'm going get some planks right now! Y'all is making me drool!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2009, 04:04 PM
Well, I was a woodworker for 30 odd years and I know wood.....for building stuff at least. I wouldn't use aromatic cedar. It contains a lot of pitch and resin. White or red cedar is a fairly open cell wood, not prone to pitch pockets.

I'm gonna put up some sticks of fruit wood and other hardwoods. i'm gonna get this smoking thing down :flex:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 17, 2009, 05:15 PM
Tonight's dinner...Grilled meatloaf and Grilled Twice baked Potatoes :azn:

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RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 17, 2009, 06:51 PM
Can I come over? ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 18, 2009, 10:23 AM
You were late ::)

There were some leftovers...but....I just had lunch ;D

I wuv my weber :bowdown:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 18, 2009, 05:36 PM
It only would have been a 20 hr drive through Canada. ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on May 18, 2009, 06:52 PM
Well, I was a woodworker for 30 odd years and I know wood.....for building stuff at least. I wouldn't use aromatic cedar. It contains a lot of pitch and resin. White or red cedar is a fairly open cell wood, not prone to pitch pockets.

I'm gonna put up some sticks of fruit wood and other hardwoods. i'm gonna get this smoking thing down :flex:

RG
the cedar used for closets, is not kiln dried, as is most red cedar you see. i'll have to see if my brother can rip a few pieces for me. he manages a fence company. ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on May 18, 2009, 08:56 PM
RG, what's the story on those twice grilled baked potatoes?  Sound awesome!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2009, 01:11 AM
RG, what's the story on those twice grilled baked potatoes?  Sound awesome!

Yeah baby....Yummy!

I like red potatoes for this recipe.

Wash potatoes , dry and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast on grill using indirect medium heat till fork tender
Remove to cool
remove the inside leaving the  a shell in tact for stuffing

Brown bacon strips reserving 2 - 3 tbs of drippings
To the potato add;
milk, salt, pepper
crumbled bacon and drippings

mix till fairly smooth and stuff shells

top with cheddar and return to the grill to roast till browned and heated through.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: BlackIce on May 19, 2009, 02:39 AM
You guys are just way more into it than I am and I love grilling.  I'm content with throwin a few brats on and maybe some taters/butter/onion on the side.  When I cook at outings I usually do porks chops with sweet baby rays one meal and brats or steak the other meal.  I love beer can chicken, bbq chicken, pork chops, bbq chops, burgers, brats, you name it.  Ive just never been unhappy enough with these things to mess around with wood chips or marinating.  I've even put away my beloved smokey joe and gotten the gas grill out after a 2 year hiatus  :-\

ps - that meatloaf looked wickedly good
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: double-aught on May 19, 2009, 05:52 AM
love all the recipes so far, i'm droolin' and it aint even lunch time yet!
but- i haven't heard anybody mention the wire mesh grilling baskets yet- they make several different shapes, one specifically for fish, kind of an elongated oval.
they are two halves of wire mesh, hinged on one end, with two handles that lock together on the other.
they are great for most anything, but especially good with fish because they hold the fish together while cooking and flipping it over, and when you plate yout filet, it's all one piece. they sell them in larger grocery stores, and places that sell camping gear have them.
try one- you'll love it.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Chucker on May 19, 2009, 07:28 AM
I like the baskets for veggies.  Sometimes easier than a kabob.  Just coat lightly with olive oil, and put  some cherry tomatoes in it, along with peppers and onions.  Can toss my basket to move the veggies around.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on May 19, 2009, 07:41 AM
the cedar used for closets, is not kiln dried, as is most red cedar you see. i'll have to see if my brother can rip a few pieces for me. he manages a fence company. ;)
Red or white cedar used for fencing, siding etc.... is perfect. Thats where I get all my planks from.

I'll have to post some pics of the last rotisserie turkey I smoked in the barrel.
Green branches trimmed from maple and fruit trees work really well for smoking too.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Nor Easter on May 19, 2009, 01:14 PM
I posted about aromatic cedar thinking it was toxic and did it as a joke. I learn something new every day!  8)

This excerpt was taken from here (http://www.greatlakesgrilling.com/History_of_Plank_Cooking.html)
The incredible smoky flavors of wood such as Western Red Cedar, Alder, Sugar Maple, Hickory, Mesquite and Oak from old wine barrels can be infused into your favorite foods as you grill or bake. We highly recommend western red cedar as our choice of wood for plank cooking. It can be used for all types of fish, beef, chicken, pork, even fruits and vegetables.

I went to 3 places after my first post and found Home Depot had the Alder planks @ 2 small planks for $9!!!   :o

I'll go to a lumber yard next and come up with something a little less expensive... Thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2009, 06:58 PM
I just love this ;D

I had a fish basket...didn't like it too much. I use the expanded aluminum "trays" for stuff that falls through or apart. A little shot of something like PAM and NO Sticking!  I'm looking for a tumbling basket for my rotisserie. I want to be able to put wings,veggies and the like in it.

Grilling is just a form of cooking. It doesn't matter if it's a hot dog or a standing rib roast...it's good!

Cooking, for me, is a year round thing. I love my bride....been married 38 years...she's a lousy cook. I had to say it...she (fortunately) does not read this. Now that it's just the 2 of us, I have the luxury of experimenting a lot more than when the kids were still home.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on May 19, 2009, 07:56 PM
I just love this ;D

I had a fish basket...didn't like it too much. I use the expanded aluminum "trays" for stuff that falls through or apart. A little shot of something like PAM and NO Sticking!  I'm looking for a tumbling basket for my rotisserie. I want to be able to put wings,veggies and the like in it.

Grilling is just a form of cooking. It doesn't matter if it's a hot dog or a standing rib roast...it's good!

Cooking, for me, is a year round thing. I love my bride....been married 38 years...she's a lousy cook. I had to say it...she (fortunately) does not read this. Now that it's just the 2 of us, I have the luxury of experimenting a lot more than when the kids were still home.

RG

my ex couldn't cook either! good thing i could! :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Nor Easter on May 20, 2009, 04:59 AM
good thing i could!
Well there's an opinion if I ever did see one...  :)

Seems it used to be they wanted you to cook the steaks, now it's you gotta do it alllllll...

When does the hobby become the obsession?!?!  :laugh:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on May 20, 2009, 12:20 PM
Thanks RG!  Just in time for the holiday weekend... 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 20, 2009, 03:35 PM
You're welcome. I'll be grilling up a storm this weekend. Haven't quite decided what yet, but, I have ribs, wings, shrimp and ample quantities of crappies in the freezer. I may pick up a couple of lobsters and really have some fun.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on May 20, 2009, 07:20 PM
You're welcome. I'll be grilling up a storm this weekend. Haven't quite decided what yet, but, I have ribs, wings, shrimp and ample quantities of crappies in the freezer. I may pick up a couple of lobsters and really have some fun.

RG
i also have some crappies. any suggestions?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2009, 01:52 AM
Whatever you do...don't eat them....package them up immediately and send them to me. I'll assist you with proper disposal.  :whistling:

If you're gonna grill them, do them fast and hot. I'd hit them with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a very light brushing, or spray with olive oil. They're a very light tasting fish, much like sole. They'll fall apart on you if you don't use something like those expanded aluminum grates. Be sure to soak them in very cold water before you grill.

Try topping them with some warm salsa when served.

YUM!
Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SNAGGER on May 21, 2009, 02:25 AM
 You guys have got me so hungry, I'm thinking about nawing on the walleye I just got! My 2 cents, I like apple wood for smoking fish! I'm not the greatest at grilling fish yet, steaks no problem, but fish are tricky for me! THANKS for the IDEAS!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on May 21, 2009, 06:15 AM
Whatever you do...don't eat them....package them up immediately and send them to me. I'll assist you with proper disposal.  :whistling:

If you're gonna grill them, do them fast and hot. I'd hit them with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a very light brushing, or spray with olive oil. They're a very light tasting fish, much like sole. They'll fall apart on you if you don't use something like those expanded aluminum grates. Be sure to soak them in very cold water before you grill.

Try topping them with some warm salsa when served.

YUM!
Rg



thanks rg, i'll try that.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on May 21, 2009, 02:17 PM
Quote
I'm looking for a tumbling basket for my rotisserie. I want to be able to put wings,veggies and the like in it.
RG, you gotta let me know if you find a tumbling basket for the rotisserie. I have thought about one of those every time I have to turn a big batch of wings. Never found one though.... >:(
The closest I have seen are the barrel shaped rib racks.
I was thinking about trying my welding skills out and building one. We'll see.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2009, 05:54 PM
I'm looking...nothing quality yet.I'll let you know.

What's everybody cooking this weekend? I'm doing some chicken right now as a warm up.

Snagger, thanks for the tip on smoking woods. I have a neighbor up the raod the piece who has a yard load of apple wood...time for a visit ;D

I don't know where to find some alder...any suggestions?
RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 21, 2009, 06:42 PM
I have always bought alder chips in a bag. I don't even know what an alder tree looks like! ;D

The Luhr Jensen "little chief" brand has always worked for me. I buy it at a store called Mills Fleet Farm (AKA: The man mall). Most places that sell smokers should have it. It is fairly inexpensive.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2009, 06:47 PM
Thanks Skipper.I can identify an alder in the woods. It's dried alder I need to find. I'll try a couple of Tractor Supply and Country Max stores.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on May 22, 2009, 08:43 AM
We have a variety going on the charcoal this weekend.
2 racks of pork spare ribs with my homemade rub with brown sugar.
2 chickens. drunken chicken. cooked on the beer can.
and some homemade venison brats and venison italian sausage.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2009, 11:44 AM
Hmmmmmmmm, Your house isn't that far from me ::)

Sounds great. Enjoy the cooking everyone ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bobberstop on May 22, 2009, 01:06 PM
I just bought 6 slabs of pork ribs for $1.89 a pound. Normal price is $2.99 a pound MMMMMMMMMMMMM
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: mschott on May 22, 2009, 04:02 PM
I too have some sheet style ribs going on along with a london broil and lets not forget the tin pie pan filled with baked beans sittin'  on the top shelf getting good and smokey !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2009, 07:05 PM
Ribs seem to be a common interest. How do you guys cook yours?

I use a dry rub. I'll put them up tomorrow for Sunday's BBQ. I give them a light coat of oinfused olive oil before they hit the grill. They'll cook (indirect heat) for 3 - 4 hours at 200 degrees.

I'll put the wings on for the last 1 1/2 hours or so. The wings will get some Montreal Chicken and olive oil and my sweet and hot sauce towards the end.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on May 28, 2009, 03:42 PM
any one use this?
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 29, 2009, 01:54 PM
Never seen one before....Hmmmmmmm!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bwalleye on May 29, 2009, 11:42 PM
Looks like something even I could use  8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nacator on Jun 02, 2009, 01:18 AM
Seen them before but never used one.  interesting
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: chezmoose on Jun 02, 2009, 03:00 PM
A little snack on our camping trip last Friday!

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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on Jun 02, 2009, 06:20 PM
A little snack on our camping trip last Friday!

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nice chez! i got to try morels!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bwalleye on Jun 03, 2009, 10:06 PM
A little snack on our camping trip last Friday!

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My gosh........it's been over 30 years since I've had a mor..... :'(
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Marcus on Jun 04, 2009, 04:55 PM
I almost always use the charcoal grill . And I have been expirementing with useing hardwood chunks instead of charcoal. I am getting the hang of it the heat is either too intense (if I use too much) or the heat is gone way too fast to finish my wifes well done(yuck) steaks . When using charcoal I get the real lump charcoal which I find to be better tasting and easier to light and maintain . I do fire up the propane for mass gatherings when cooking just burgers and dogs and I also use propane for my veggies . I am in the process of securing the materials required to build a backyard smoker/cooker I have a vision in my head and I hope to make it work when I can afford everything needed. The jobsite I am on is loaded with old intact block and brick gonna see if the site super would let me take them. I am winging it entirely so i am sure there will be some tinkering to perfect it . July 4th   ribs and pulled pork in the smoker and drunk chicken on the cooker ...     oh yeah did I mention I like to cook on coals 8) ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 04, 2009, 05:32 PM
   .........oh yeah did I mention I like to cook on coals 8) ;D

Ahhhh, the boy scout way ;D

When the kids were young and we camped with the family every weekend, cooking on the coals was their favorite. That and "Dogburgers" on the grill. We'd roll out hamburger in the shape of hot dogs, cook them up and serve them on hot dog buns. They loved it when we rolled up cheese inside the "Dogburger".

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Chucker on Jun 04, 2009, 07:12 PM
Never heard of a dogburger, but now I have to try it!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Jun 04, 2009, 07:50 PM
Never heard of a dogburger, but now I have to try it!
right.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2009, 02:06 AM
Be sure to add about a cup of fine bread crumbs or cracker crumbs and an egg the the burger to help bind it.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Jun 05, 2009, 06:52 AM
Ok, so I have been looking into using my gas grill as a smoker, seems to be I figured it out I think. I am gonna try an easy recipe for smoked cheddar burgers tonight just to try it out. I will post results...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: THEOZON on Jun 05, 2009, 07:51 AM
RG Try this for ribs
      Keep ribs whole in rack. Rub with what ever you like .Also some BBq sauce. place in foil pan (large). pour in can of PEPSI. NOT COKE.Cover with foil.  Bake at 375-350 about 1 1/2 hour . Pull out of oven let cool. Place in fridge over night. Next day remove ribs from grease and slice. They slice really nice when chilled. Get out your BBq sauce and go to town on your grill.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2009, 05:26 PM
What's cooking today??????

Smoked Calms Casino and grilled Garlic Bread ;D

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My Hi-Tech smoker

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I wuv my Weber.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 14, 2009, 08:59 AM
soup can full of wood chips eh? ;) What kind of wood did you use?

I am going to whip up some NY strip kabobs tonight, smoked with mesquite. I don't get too frilly with them, just chunks of meat and onion on bamboo skewers. I may try some sweet marinade, these steaks have been in the freezer a little too long. :-\ I was digging for a pork roast and saw a single package of steaks near the bottom. The date on the package is May '08. They were vacuum sealed so I bet they are fine.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2009, 11:27 AM
Soup cans are for amateurs...real cooks use BEAN cans ;D
It's beechwood. Had some firewood left.  I've found that less is much, much better.


RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 14, 2009, 12:42 PM
I am going to try some sugar maple tonight. I am a little short on the "good" hardwoods around here, so I am looking for some alternatives. I have mostly poplar (quaking aspen), paper birch, ash, box elder, and various types of maple. I have an ancient whiney apple tree that I thought was dead, but it budded out in late May. I am going to prune it this fall to save it's life  I also have conifers, but pine tar tastes a little strong. ;D

I think maple should be the best choice. I just cant bring myself to but sawdust anymore, so I need to find some native alternatives.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Jun 14, 2009, 01:15 PM
Hey Skip, do you guys have Mulberries up there. It's great for smoking and grows in about every country road ditch around here. Most people don't want them as the birds crap purple all over they're cars. I usually use fruitwoods of some sort, apple, cherry, mulberry, peach and such as I like the flavor a little more than the hardwoods.
RG the clams look Delicious!!! Can I steal the recipe ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 14, 2009, 01:56 PM
No mulberries, but I have raspberries everywhere I look. Do you think they would work? I just need to start experimenting with all kinds of stuff. I just hate to risk screwing up prime corn and grass fed Minnesota red Angus beef. The ribeyes are about 60% lean. You cant even buy stuff this good in the grocery store.

Buy local beef right off the farm. You would not believe how much better meat you will get for the same price or even less. It is a pretty big purchase to buy a half of quarter steer, but it will save you in the long run. You can get a whole hog butchered, processed, and put in your freezer for less than $300. Sometimes a neighbor is a good person to split a large purchase with too. It is nice to know where your food comes from and how it was raised. I work on a farm so meat is one of the fringe benefits. I also have a good relationship with other farmers and a reputable meat locker. My freezer floweth over! ;) 

I don't eat meat unless I get to meet it first. ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2009, 02:19 PM
Can I steal the recipe ;)

It's pretty simple;
1 dozen cherrystone clams, washed and steamed till just opened (save shells)
4 strips bacon
1/4 green, yellow and red bell pepper
1/4 red onion
Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese 
Sea sale and fresh ground  black pepper

Chop bacon and clams
Dice peppers and onion
mix in a bowl
season with salt and pepper

Clean and rinse shells and split into halves
Fill shells with the mixture and top with Parmesan and shredded Mozzarella cheese

Place filled shells in shallow pans (I use pie plates). Cover with tin foil for 10-15 minutes and roast slow over indirect heat. Remove foil and roast till browned and tender.

You can add a can of chopped clams and add the juice to the shells for extra flavor. I save the clam shells for future use. Just boil them in a small pot of water to clean after use.

LIGHTLY smoked is very tasty.

Enjoy ;D
RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2009, 02:22 PM
By the way, I've been thinking of adding some chopped panfish fillets to this recipe. Haven't gotten around to it yet.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Jun 14, 2009, 02:34 PM
Thanks RG, gonna give that recipe a lash for sure.
I hear ya on the beef skip, one of the businesses we own is a steakhouse/lounge so I have a pretty good source of fine steaks (living in Nebraska is a nice bonus when you love beef as much as I do). We also serve shrimp, lobster, crablegs, whole catfish and pasta's. I still find time to crank up the Weber or the smoker, as a matter of a fact we don't open til 5:00 so if you will excuse me guys I have something to attend to ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on Jun 14, 2009, 03:02 PM
No mulberries, but I have raspberries everywhere I look. Do you think they would work? I just need to start experimenting with all kinds of stuff. I just hate to risk screwing up prime corn and grass fed Minnesota red Angus beef. The ribeyes are about 60% lean. You cant even buy stuff this good in the grocery store.

Buy local beef right off the farm. You would not believe how much better meat you will get for the same price or even less. It is a pretty big purchase to buy a half of quarter steer, but it will save you in the long run. You can get a whole hog butchered, processed, and put in your freezer for less than $300. Sometimes a neighbor is a good person to split a large purchase with too. It is nice to know where your food comes from and how it was raised. I work on a farm so meat is one of the fringe benefits. I also have a good relationship with other farmers and a reputable meat locker. My freezer floweth over! ;) 

I don't eat meat unless I get to meet it first. ;D
skipper, the raspberry isn't hard enough. but i'm sure you have some sort of wild cherry around. black cherry would be the best.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on Jun 15, 2009, 04:04 PM
The maple is a good choice for smoke, sugar maple will give you a nice mild smokiness. I use the branches green right off the tree. No soaking needed.

Last night I did a couple NYS finger lakes landlocked salmon fillets on a cedar plank. Skin side down brushed olive oil and sprinkled with McCormick's citrus grill seasoning. I wish I would have taken a picture, looked like something out of a cook book when they were done. But they didnt stick around long.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 15, 2009, 05:14 PM
You guys ever try onion steaks?

Take a great big vidalia onion and cut it real thick like you are going to make some mamma huge onion rings. I usually cut them a minimum of 1/4 inch thick.  Make sure you keep the rings together as you cut to keep the onion slice whole. Run a skewer through the slice to keep the rings together as you cook. sometimes you need to use two skewers if the onion is super big, they can get pretty soft while cooking. Coat both sides of the onion with olive oil and garlic powder.

Throw them on the grill as soon as you put the meat on and let them get good and caramelized on both sides. By now your steaks should be flipped over, so put the grilled onion on top of the steak for the remainder of the steaks cooking time. This adds flavor to the steak and the onion.

Serve the steak with this slab of onion still on top of it. People go nuts for this, even people who don't like onions that much.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on Jun 15, 2009, 06:54 PM
i had london broil, and perch/crappie fillets with cajun seasoning last night. ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on Jun 16, 2009, 01:14 PM
I usually grill up the onion slabs every time i make burgers. I brush mine with a little worchestire sauce or balsamic vinegarette. If I'm cooking steak......mushrooms and onions in the veggie basket.
And no, I can never spell those 2 words. Even though I grill with both of them on a regular basis.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2009, 04:19 PM
Worcestershire...and, although  generally bastardized by American English...Vinaigrette


As far as my cookbook is concerned...you could say Worster sauce and Balsamic dressing and I'd get the idea.

Sounds yummy.

Sad evening for me....went to the market, picked up a 12 of Heineken (I'm on vacation), some EDY's French vanilla a quart of fresh strawberries from a stand up the road for desert.

Went to put the chicken on the rotisserie to find I was out of charcoal.......it's in the oven......bummer >:(

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2009, 04:24 PM
Hey...do any of you use the Weber Remote Thermometer? I have one ..My kids gave it to me for father's day a few years back. I love it! :thumbup_smilie:

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RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 16, 2009, 05:21 PM
They look like a nice deal, but I am still in the stone age. I think I should get one so the lid stays on more.  I use an old fashioned meat thermometer on roasts, and intuitive feel on chops and steaks. I use the color change probes from my earlier post on fish, fish needs to be JUST RIGHT!

I use an oven thermometer like this one right on the grate....

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It is super handy to tell me where my fire is at. I think the biggest achievement of a Webber griller is the art of heat control. You cant get things "just right" until you master this. Some people like to stick a meat thermometer in through one of the vent holes for this, but I want to know how hot the cooking surface is, not the lid. ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2009, 06:05 PM
Yeah I agree on heat control. I can usually guess within 10 degrees, but the key to BBQ is DON'T PEEK!  I confess. I don't use it much on the grill. Red meat is easy, fish a snap, Poultry is a guessing game. I use it in the oven all the time. Even for pies.

RG



Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Marcus on Jun 16, 2009, 06:12 PM
I go by instincts. I have been wrong but normally all is well.   I bought a grilling fork with a meat thermometer built in and the thing was cool until I cleaned it, oops.   I guess they are not to be submerged.   Beef i do not worry much   chicken I just overcook  for pork I like to be sure and that is when I pull out the old meat thermometer. I am getting a new grill for father's day   it looks real nice and is not cheap especially considering it is a charcoal.   I have given up (for now) on my backyard smoker   my wife wants to move this year and I am not planning on moving the monstrosity I had planned on building.  I did pork-kabobs the other night and they came out better than expected   using  mesquite chips and fairly low heat ...   Now my kids want them everynight which is fine by me  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2009, 07:17 AM
Let's see some 4th of July feasts ;D

Ribs for me :P
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 04, 2009, 12:07 PM
Let's see some 4th of July feasts ;D

Ribs for me :P
RG
Sounds great to me when you starting the grill ::) Have a great 4th :flag:--KingPerch
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 04, 2009, 12:33 PM
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  18 pound turkey while camping. Just falling off the stick.

   Only takes 10 pounds of charcoal and about 2 hours..
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2009, 01:45 PM
Garbage can turkey....MMMMMMMMMMM! That's a beautiful thing :flag:

Kingperch,
The grill is starting in about 10 minutes, the Heineken is cold and I'm ready.

Have a great 4th everyone.

The best to all those serving our country so we can enjoy this holiday in peace.
 :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag:Thank You!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Marcus on Jul 04, 2009, 01:47 PM
10 lb beef briscuit on the charcoal at 10 am  should be good by 4     happy 4th all
that turkey looks good
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Jul 05, 2009, 03:22 PM
Garbage can turkey....MMMMMMMMMMM! That's a beautiful thing :flag:

Kingperch,
The grill is starting in about 10 minutes, the Heineken is cold and I'm ready.

Have a great 4th everyone.

The best to all those serving our country so we can enjoy this holiday in peace.
 :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag:Thank You!
RG
Thanks for the invite!! I'll catch up with you on the next 4th!! Hope those ribs were good, Only need some Labatt Blue then were talking11 ;D Take care, KingPerch :)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 06, 2009, 12:15 PM
I spent the 4th at a rodeo near San Antonio and had some real Texas Bar-B-Q from the Cibilo Smokehouse afterward. If anyone can tell me how to make beef brisket taste like that, I am all ears! They had a huge steel tank smoker with a door on the front, and they kept throwing wood into it. That meat was the best I have ever tasted!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 05, 2009, 02:48 PM
Where did all the charcoal grillers go? I miss reading the posts and seein all those tasty meals!Later-Deadeyez
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 05, 2009, 04:11 PM
I am building a smoker/grill with directions from my father in law. I am picking up a 65 gallon steel fuel tank off of a heavy truck tomorrow. 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Aug 05, 2009, 04:33 PM
I am building a smoker/grill with directions from my father in law. I am picking up a 65 gallon steel fuel tank off of a heavy truck tomorrow. 8)
I look forward to seeing some pics of it Skip! 65 gal. will hold a lot of meat, maybe you'll have to have a taste test party when it's all complete and invite all your MFF buddies ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 07, 2009, 07:12 PM
Here she is...

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And when I am done, it will look somewhat like this.....

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You cant have real Texas barbecue without a real Texas smoker!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2009, 08:29 AM
How are you gonna get the diesel smell out of it?
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Aug 08, 2009, 10:03 AM
How are you gonna get the diesel smell out of it?
RG
Maybe he likes that diesel smoked flavoring.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bobberstop on Aug 08, 2009, 10:09 AM
Burn it out
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Aug 08, 2009, 01:31 PM
How are you gonna get the diesel smell out of it?
RG
Ain't a whole lotta things in this world that either a little sweat or a good fire wont' fix!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: phead lakeman on Aug 08, 2009, 01:47 PM
people i know even say meat taste better on a charcoal grill.propane is the LAZY way to grill!wifey just picked up to bags of the best coals and im BBQ'n steak and fish tonite fellas.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2009, 04:36 PM
What's "the best coals"?
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Aug 08, 2009, 07:39 PM
What's "the best coals"?
RG
The best - IMO is a bed of coals derived from a burn of hard maple or hickory.  That tank that Skipper is going "modify" will be perfect for the wood coals cooking.
I've been using some the new charcoal you can find that has mesquite or hickory wood chips embedded in the coals - makes for a really nice flavor in whatever you decide to cook.  I've got one of those charcoal smoker/griller units and love it.  Did a 3 hour "smoke/slow cook" of some walleye fillets the other day - MMmmmmm!
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 08, 2009, 10:16 PM
How are you gonna get the diesel smell out of it?
RG

There is no smell, it has been dry for years. I can stick my nose right in the hole and I cant smell a thing. I guess it was taken off of the truck because the driver bent the step. The owner of the truck figured the tank may leak if he pulled the step out, but he saved it because it was a solid heavy tank.

It should be a fun project. My Dad is a retired machinist-welder, but he never sold a thing when he hung it up. He still has every welding and cutting toy you would ever want. He even kept his lathe and mill. I will split the tank with his plasma cutter to prevent warpage, and weld it up with his 250 amp wirefeed. 8)

Now I just need to find the smoke box for the side.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Gambler on Aug 08, 2009, 10:26 PM
With access to the cutters and welders make your own!!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 09, 2009, 05:37 AM
Use an old 20lb propane tank. Should be perfect size. I really miss my welder and torches. I always loved working metal.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 09, 2009, 01:01 PM
With access to the cutters and welders make your own!!!!

Rolling steel is a pain without a roller, he does not have one of those. :-\

A 20lb tank will be a bit small after I cut the one end off square. A 40 may work well though. I have a metal scrap yard up the road from me, I will just have to go up there and start poking around. My goal is to build this completely out of recycled materails. Any goof can build stuff out of new steel, but it takes style to turn junk into someting good. ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on Aug 10, 2009, 09:46 AM
I have one like in the pic. Used to work at LOWES and one of the guys dropped the box off the shelf and stabbed it with the forklift. 10 bucks to buy it and a littlle metal work and its as good as new.
I even got a jenn-air rotisserie for it too. Whole turkeys on that are great!!
I just wish I had the side fire box for it. I cant bring myself to spend 60 bucks on it when the whole grill with the rotisserie only set me back 10.  :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Gambler on Aug 10, 2009, 11:04 AM
Rolling steel is a pain without a roller, he does not have one of those. :-\

Who said it had to be round?   ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 10, 2009, 05:44 PM
Who said it had to be round?   ;)

We will see what the dumpster gods provide before I even think of fabriation. I saw a WWII bomb casing the other day, but the owner was pretty attached to it. How cool would that be! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: trapper2000 on Aug 10, 2009, 05:56 PM
i have  both a webber and a gas grill, without  doubt i like the webber  but sometimes  speed is important too... any outdoor  cooking is great, i use  to smoke a lot of  fish  venison  and  turkeys  i agree i like apple myself .....  if you are a history buff  the  history of the webber  grill is  neat and the  history of  home grilling is  too...... also  if you have a flat rack for  fish i like  grilling them that way best and any saltwater  boys  bluefish are  great smoked!!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 16, 2009, 10:11 AM
Here's what's cookin' today.

Stuffed, Rolled Eye Of Round ;D
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Should be on the Webber Rotisserie around 4pm.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 16, 2009, 11:16 AM
Oh my, that looks good enough to eat raw!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 16, 2009, 01:45 PM
It's a nice hunk of round fo sure. Only another hour or so before I start it spinning. I'm gonna baste it with Dijon mustard  towards the end.

How's the smoker coming?
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 16, 2009, 01:48 PM
It comes after the Indy 500 engine rebuild and new ball joints and tie rod ends in my pickup. ;D

It will most likely be built when it is just too dang cold to fish this winter.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 16, 2009, 05:02 PM
The finished product ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Froast004.jpg&hash=517bb046bf0cc86853f5235469f17594)
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I wuv my Webber.
DEEEEEELISH!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 16, 2009, 05:30 PM
You guys see that gorgeous pink smoke ring? Yep, that is the good stuff you wont get with a gas grill. ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on Aug 16, 2009, 07:08 PM
you are rotten Bob! :P

looks tastey!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 16, 2009, 07:26 PM
To the core :evil:
I've never rolled one out like that before...at least not beef. I love the way the mushrooms sort of disappeared into the meat. The garlic was fresh and very sweet after cooking.

It's a keeper.
Rg


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Chucker on Aug 16, 2009, 07:48 PM
Gas Weber Q320 here...

I did a few chicken breasts with rub I picked up at Aldi's and a little bit of olive oil tonight.  Had leftover corn on the cob on the side, which we sauteed in butter with some orange bell pepper, sweet white onion, halves grape tomatos, minced garlic, black pepper, and a slice of chopped leftover applewood smoked bacon.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 17, 2009, 03:11 PM
That sounds like a yummy leftover recipe. I love that stuff. The "What's in the fridge" dish. :thumbup_smilie:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: jkoegel on Aug 18, 2009, 08:36 AM
We have been married for 5 years now and my wife still asks me if the meat is done when she sees the pink smoke ring.  ::)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2009, 01:21 PM
It's often mistaken for "rare". My bride is a cafeteria manager for a high school. She's so indoctrinated by the state inspectors that if the meat isn't shoe leather hard, it ain't done.

I have to get out the digital to convince her. ::)

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Aug 18, 2009, 05:47 PM
My wife is afraid of underdone meat too. I kept telling her that asking for "well done" is the same as asking for "tough and chewy". I convinced her last week after 8 years of marriage to try a rare ribeye steak. She looked at it kinda funny when she cut it open and pink juice came out, and it took her a while to take the first bite. When she finally took that first bite, that steak was gone inside of three minutes.

She inhaled that steak in a very lady like manner. ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 21, 2009, 04:03 PM
I have been back to this thread about 10 times today... I just went to the butcher shop and got a whole eye of the round roast. Gonna fire up the webber and put the smoke to it. My buddy and I had our first pig roast a month ago and it was a disaster, we did not plan enough time for it to cook properly.  The next week I did an eye of the round and a Boston butt and it came out awesome. I used a 250 gallon oil tank a friend turned into a smoker. It is huge and used 3.5 bags of kingsford charcoal for one cook. I am anxious to try the webber as a smoker. I'm going to fire up the big one at the same time to do a batch of jerky. Thanks to all you guys on this thread for the motivation to do it.. Next week will be the trash can turkey that looks awesome. Cannot wait to do that at camp. Well have a great weekend all and thanks again.        Lance
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 21, 2009, 06:38 PM
NICE!
250 gallon smoker :o........HOLY COW! You could do most of a cow in that.

For reference, the rolled eye of round I did last weekend took about 1.25 hours on the rotisserie to reach 145 degrees in the middle. I used indirect heat and kept it about medium....350 or so I'd guess.

I've got a couple of nice Delmonico steaks for this weekend. The ribeye is king :thumbup_smilie:


Make sure we see some pics.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Deadeyez on Aug 22, 2009, 03:29 PM
Was up at my buddys camp thurs-fri and we cooked a awesome lunch of Venison sausage on the weber! YUM ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Gambler on Aug 22, 2009, 08:37 PM
I know this is not a recipe forum but I have a recipe that you must try.
The original recipe is for pork loin but I have used the same marinade for shrimp and they are excellent!!!!
The marinade consist of

1 1/2 cups bourbon whiskey
1 1/2 cups orange juice
5 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
crushed red pepper to taste
salt to taste
fresh cracked black pepper to taste

mix ingredients and reserve one cup for sauce
pierce the pork loin with fork and marinate for at least 1 hour (longer is better)

for grilled shrimp
I marinate cut up green peppers, fresh mushrooms, onions, potatoes and shrimp.

Grill marinated pork loin at 300-350 for 1-2 hours until done.
(I put shrimp on wooden scewers and grill veggies separate.)
Or veggies and shrimp for 5-10 minutes until done.

in a saucepan boil the reserved marinade until it is reduced by about half and serve as sauce or brush shrimp with sauce while grilling.

I have had the pork loin twice and the grilled shrimp several times and it is so good that I thought I had to share this recipe!!!!!

Please try, you will not be disappointed!!!!!


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 23, 2009, 05:19 AM
Gambler that sounds awesome...  Well today is the big day. I put the rubs on both pork and beef and sliced all the meat for jerky,yesterday and I am heading out to get everything going shortly. I will take pics throughout the process and try and post them. I have not figured out how to do that yet. I am so excited.... thanks again to you smokers .
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 23, 2009, 06:49 AM
PM me if you need help with your pics.

Have fun.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 23, 2009, 07:42 AM
Ok thanks rg. I have the jerky on now and the webber is warming up. I have a few pics that I will get up asap(lots of work trying to keep to skokers going). The weather could not be any worse here for this. Its windy and rain in the forcast.  Be back soon with pics I hope.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Aug 23, 2009, 08:22 AM
PM me if you need help with your pics.

Have fun.
RG
I can't help with pics, but you can PM me when you need help eating the final product ;D I'm just here to help out.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 23, 2009, 08:47 AM
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This is my first attempt at pics hope it works :-\
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 23, 2009, 12:32 PM
just took the first batch of jerky off and it taste awesome mmmmmmmmmmmm .
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Gambler on Aug 23, 2009, 01:26 PM
Looks tasty!!!!!

If you can let it sit for a couple of days the flavor bouquet will develop and you will have more intense flavor.
The trouble is I usually can't leave it alone for a couple of days.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Aug 23, 2009, 01:50 PM

The trouble is I usually can't leave it alone for a couple of days.
Same here!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tundraboy on Aug 23, 2009, 03:38 PM
I have so much jerky wooo hooo.. I am sure there will be a bunch that will make it a few days ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: pooley on Aug 23, 2009, 08:39 PM
I have so much jerky wooo hooo.. I am sure there will be a bunch that will make it a few days ;D
pm me for my address! i will help you eat it! :w00t:

looks tasty!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 02, 2010, 05:01 PM
Time to revive the Charcoal Grillers Anonymous group therapy session.

What's cookin'???
 ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Apr 02, 2010, 05:50 PM
Time to revive the Charcoal Grillers Anonymous group therapy session.

What's cookin'???
 ;D

RG
Corn Fed Nebraksa BEEF!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Hollywood on Apr 02, 2010, 07:09 PM
Just finished a PRIME piece of venison backstrap, grilled to perfection with just the right amount of smoke from....dare I admit it.... oh, WTH,
an electric grill..... Go ahead.... Bash me.   :-*   but I LOVE that grill. Best $69 you could ever spend on a grill & the flavor you get from it is out of this world. Makes the best BBQ chicken I've ever had. I was ashamed to admit it last summer.... but there...it's out.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Outdoorsmen on Apr 02, 2010, 09:49 PM
Electric grill isn't that a saware word. Only a charcoal grill here.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 03, 2010, 01:59 AM
Sacrilegious

 ::)

RG 
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Hollywood on Apr 03, 2010, 06:40 AM
So, like a year later, this gets kicked down here....   ???
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 03, 2010, 10:37 AM
Oh Well. I posted it on the main page because there just wasn't much going on and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Guess Don uses propane ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Apr 03, 2010, 03:43 PM
Probably a Hank Hill disciple ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 04, 2010, 08:42 AM
Cooked a couple NY strip stakes on the Weber lastnight after I got back from Hemlock lake. :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2010, 02:56 PM
I'm getting ready (having a beer really) time to lay some coals down ;D

I'm lovin' this pseudo summer weather.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2010, 04:22 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fporkchops.jpg&hash=fdab2b5979b82284c0cdef0f9e02e865)

The beginnings ;D

Marinated boneless, center cut pork chops stuffed with fresh asparagus, red potato wedges soaked in special dressing.

In process...
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MMMnmmmmm! Me hongy!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 04, 2010, 05:14 PM
Ready, set.....EAT!

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RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 04, 2010, 05:20 PM
That looks sooooo  good....... Happy Easter  to you.....
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Lip Ripper on Apr 04, 2010, 05:29 PM
MMMMM that looks tasty happy Easter to all it's time to fire up the Weber.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Outdoorsmen on Apr 04, 2010, 10:02 PM
Looks very good. I smoked a couple racks of baby back ribs today.(sorry no pic's) Hope every one had a good Easter. Tight lines to all.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 05, 2010, 02:33 AM
The chops were delicious...the taters were good, but next time I'll use a baking potato and soak them longer. Too much moisture in the red taters the flavor didn't soak in too well.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Apr 06, 2010, 10:40 PM
I killed my webber.... :'(

The poor girl was in a snow drift and I ran it over with my Indy 500 after unloading it. The snowmobile has no headlight and it was pretty dark when I got home from fishing last winter. One lap around the house with no light cant hurt..... right? HA!

I need a bigger one anyway. It will be a Webber for sure. 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 07, 2010, 02:40 AM
Skipper...you're alive?  ;D

Good to see you around . Can't beat a Weber!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fzrpilot6 on Apr 07, 2010, 10:22 AM
First of all let me just say i think im addicted to this thread. ;D  Im in serious need of a new grill this spring.  Pretty much have my mind set on a weber.  But im wondering if any of you guys out there use the big green egg or something similar?  And if so what are the advantages to one of theses style grills.  From what im gathering they are heavy as hell and quite expensive.  Just wanted some feedback on the pros and cons of this style cooker before i pull the trigger on the weber.

Josh
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 08, 2010, 04:55 PM
I've never seen an Egg up close, but they look like the Holy Grail of charcoal cooking.

Lets see...$600 vs $90   

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WEBER
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 08, 2010, 06:50 PM
In the past I used the Weber chimney coal starters.
But my new Weber grill has a propane coal starter with electronic  ignition.
You have to remember to turn off the 1# tank after 10 minutes.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 09, 2010, 04:01 AM
If my current Weber kettle ever wears out, that's what I'm going to buy. I use the chimney with a ceramic ball type fireplace starter soaked in denatured alcohol. No odor and starts very quickly. I've also soaked a few briquettes in alcohol and started the chimney that way. Works great.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fiddlehead322 on Apr 09, 2010, 04:51 AM
If my current Weber kettle ever wears out, that's what I'm going to buy. I use the chimney with a ceramic ball type fireplace starter soaked in denatured alcohol. No odor and starts very quickly. I've also soaked a few briquettes in alcohol and started the chimney that way. Works great.

RG
I used to be all propane until I had a small weber kettle grill given to me. Now it's charcoal all the way. Burned that one out and went and bought another. I get 2 rounds of cooking on 1 load of coal by closing the vents and suffocating them out when done cooking. Works great, tastes great! Recently started using the chimney with 2 pages of newspaper. Would like to get more info about this ceramic ball firestarter though.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 09, 2010, 06:41 PM
It's a poor image...but

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Fill the pot with alcohol and soak the ceramic ball.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 10, 2010, 07:07 PM
Tonight's dinner Venison Back Strap Kabob's. :P


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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Apr 10, 2010, 08:45 PM
In the absence of the webber, we roasted some cheap puss tube wieners over the fire ring tonight. I felt like such and amateur!!

My 1 year old son got so smeared up with smores, I thought I was going to have to clean him up with the hose.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 10, 2010, 08:59 PM
Mmmmm..S'Mores....my kids  (and I) loved those things. The worst was the marshmallow in the hair.

I have some ribs all rubbed up and ready for BBQ tomorrow.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Apr 11, 2010, 02:41 PM
smoking a brisket right now!! did a venison roll a couple of nights ago but having trouble with photobucket, pics will be up some time..
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Apr 11, 2010, 03:01 PM
after all these smoked meat pics and recipes, I broke down and got a smoker. here is a venison roll from the other night.
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during
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done!!
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MMmmmmm
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: FishingPolski on Apr 11, 2010, 03:24 PM
HEY PIKE, smacking my lips here, lookin at your pics. nice BARK, ON THE MEAT, do you ship.   lol   lol
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 15, 2010, 03:29 PM
Things of beauty NYpike.

Ever try that with a wild turkey roll? I've grilled them but I'm not a smoker .......yet ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Apr 15, 2010, 08:14 PM
Things of beauty NYpike.

Ever try that with a wild turkey roll? I've grilled them but I'm not a smoker .......yet ;D

RG
I just tried wild turkey this past hunting season and was great, I bet it would be good. Hmmm, better get the shotgun ready, season is approaching.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Apr 23, 2010, 07:06 AM
couple more yummies from the smoker. some center cut boneless chops, and some fresh caught land locked salmon.
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2010, 02:27 PM
Oh Man...you're killin' me with that salmon. 

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 24, 2010, 03:41 AM
Soooooo, What's on the grill this weekend?

I picked up a package of rib ends. They're resting in the fridge after a nice massage with the secret dry rub.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Apr 26, 2010, 04:36 PM
I"m thinking ribs also...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2010, 05:37 PM
And this weekend is a Pork tenderloin. I'm thinking I'm gonna stuff it with something.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: [email protected] on May 01, 2010, 05:41 PM
Try Salsa RG. I use it as a stuffing or as a cover, then slow roast. oooo it's so good, BAM.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 01, 2010, 06:31 PM
That sounds like an option for sure. I'm gonna sleep on it and see what the fridge yields for stuffing.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 02, 2010, 04:37 PM
Kept it simple...stuffed it with 8 nice cloves of garlic....seasoned it up with "special rub" .....gave it a nicve brush of olive oil and stuck it on the Weber ;D

It's turning delicious as I write.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 03, 2010, 06:23 PM
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Finished product!MMMMMMmmmmmmm!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 12, 2010, 07:00 PM
how to cook a crappie meal.
1.Hot coal (30 min.)
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2.Place Crappie fillits in tin foil with olive oil,lemon and onion slices,garlic,salt,black peper,red peper and slab of butter.
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3.Fold up tin foil cook direct for around (10 min.)
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4.Unroll tin foil and cook a little more if needed.
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5.Enjoy!
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Jethro on Jul 17, 2010, 03:52 PM
First of all let me just say i think im addicted to this thread. ;D  Im in serious need of a new grill this spring.  Pretty much have my mind set on a weber.  But im wondering if any of you guys out there use the big green egg or something similar?  And if so what are the advantages to one of theses style grills.  From what im gathering they are heavy as hell and quite expensive.  Just wanted some feedback on the pros and cons of this style cooker before i pull the trigger on the weber.

Josh

Yes, I am an egghead, happy to say. But I also own two Webber grills that I will never give up. Depending on the application I'll use one or the other, sometimes both. The advantage of an egg is being able to really slow cook and smoke with it. I can smoke for 12 hours in it easy, did a brisket for a dinner party a few months ago and cooked it for 12 hours, I think I added some fuel once in that time period.  Also, if you live in a cold climate or grill rain or shine, the egg is less affected by temperature changes due to rain or snow falling on it. It can be a bit of a challenge cooking at 500f with a Webber in a snow storm in NH, and if the rain comes up in the middle of cooking and your grill isn't under cover, your temps will be affected. Disadvantage of the egg? Cost, weight and grill space. My large egg was almost $700 and the big boy will run you over $1200 if I remember right- although I can't see why it won't outlive me. It's also very heavy- probably 170 lbs lid and base. They sell tables and stands, but being a carpenter I decided to make my own stand and installed the lid before setting it in place. That was a challenge, lifting that thing into the table.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Jethro on Jul 17, 2010, 03:57 PM
...I am continuing the above post with a new one because the type does not stay in the frame when I type too much. After I fill the window, it flashes to the bottom when I type a letter- VERY annyoing... anyway:

The other disadvantage is grill space. The eggs are real thick walled, they are sort of more narrow and tall to facilitate smoking. You can get racks to make up some square inches, but then you have to pull the rack out to get to a lower level. I love teh egg, but like I said, I will not give up my Webbers.

You might like to browse over here and see what owners say. It's a good resource: http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=112&func=showcat&catid=1
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 18, 2010, 11:30 AM
Last nights dinner Pork ribs,Bluegill fillets and Gramma Browns baked beans. :P
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Jethro on Jul 24, 2010, 04:06 PM
Whoa, those ribs look intense... gonna fire the grill soon and make some smoked yardbird with corn on the cob.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 27, 2010, 06:59 PM
I've been looking for the ultimate grill for years and I finally found it !  ;D
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I found this bad boy at Tractor Supply for $250.00  :o  It's the CharGrilla and its made in AMERICA  :flag: and it's all Steel !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Lobsta pot on the left burna, Veggies on the gas and everything MEAT on the charcoal and in the texas smoker box ! ;D
I just use the Kingsford bucket to keep the Stubbs hardwood charcoal dry and handy. Momma says Kingsford makes food taste icky :rotflol:
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Venison Brats and fresh out of the garden summer squash with my quick and dirty little cast iron smoke tray
 providing just the right amount of apple wood smoke to finish it off nicely.  :thumbup_smilie:
This set up is from start to finish, 25 minutes. Perfect for a quick supper after work. When I have the time the big smoker is KILLA  on drunken Turkey, chicken and fish. Next time I do ribs or a brisket, I'll post some photos.  This bad boy helps to soothe my nerves till the ice gets here !  :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Jul 28, 2010, 09:41 AM
I've been looking for the ultimate grill for years and I finally found it !  ;D
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I found this bad boy at Tractor Supply for $250.00  :o  It's the CharGrilla and its made in AMERICA  :flag: and it's all Steel !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Lobsta pot on the left burna, Veggies on the gas and everything MEAT on the charcoal and in the texas smoker box ! ;D
I just use the Kingsford bucket to keep the Stubbs hardwood charcoal dry and handy. Momma says Kingsford makes food taste icky :rotflol:
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Venison Brats and fresh out of the garden summer squash with my quick and dirty little cast iron smoke tray
 providing just the right amount of apple wood smoke to finish it off nicely.  :thumbup_smilie:
This set up is from start to finish, 25 minutes. Perfect for a quick supper after work. When I have the time the big smoker is KILLA  on drunken Turkey, chicken and fish. Next time I do ribs or a brisket, I'll post some photos.  This bad boy helps to soothe my nerves till the ice gets here !  :rotflol:
If I leave now I can be there by the weekend ;D Nice setup Lizard!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 28, 2010, 07:38 PM
I've been looking for the ultimate grill for years and I finally found it !  ;D
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I found this bad boy at Tractor Supply for $250.00  :o  It's the CharGrilla and its made in AMERICA  :flag: and it's all Steel !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Lobsta pot on the left burna, Veggies on the gas and everything MEAT on the charcoal and in the texas smoker box ! ;D
I just use the Kingsford bucket to keep the Stubbs hardwood charcoal dry and handy. Momma says Kingsford makes food taste icky :rotflol:
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Venison Brats and fresh out of the garden summer squash with my quick and dirty little cast iron smoke tray
 providing just the right amount of apple wood smoke to finish it off nicely.  :thumbup_smilie:
This set up is from start to finish, 25 minutes. Perfect for a quick supper after work. When I have the time the big smoker is KILLA  on drunken Turkey, chicken and fish. Next time I do ribs or a brisket, I'll post some photos.  This bad boy helps to soothe my nerves till the ice gets here !  :rotflol:

Looks nice, I wonder if Hank Hill would aprove of that grill? ???
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 28, 2010, 08:01 PM
Hey Madpuppy, we always have a spot at the table for a fellow fisherman.  Just like Uncle Ted said, you kill it and I'll grill it !  :rotflol:

Hey howesfc, Hank wishes he had this killa grilla ! :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Aug 12, 2010, 07:38 PM
New York Strip Stakes And Homegrown Japaleno Pepers Stuffed With Cheddar And Wrapped In Bacon. :P
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 12, 2010, 09:30 PM
Way to go Howesfc, Thats a tasty looking meal right there ! :thumbup_smilie: I was finally able to make some time for the dreaded Drunken Chicken !  ;D

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My next mission is to get lucky enough to get one of these Brookies home to the smoker !  :rotflol:
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It sure would be nice to get one here, BUT NH F & G gets way too excited for my taste, at anyone stupid enough to try dipping fish out of their tanks !   :police: :nono:   :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Aug 13, 2010, 07:28 PM
The last time I did a Drunken Chicken it was cold and windy and by the time it was done I think I was more Drunken then the Chicken! :o
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 13, 2010, 07:43 PM
Thats why I call it the dreaded drunken chicken !  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 15, 2010, 05:28 AM
Speaking of yardbird, I made up some marinated wings yesterday. One batch of Teryaki wings and one batch of Creole garlic butter wings ! Myself personaly. I love the Garlic butter marinate on everything, but the missus can't take the heat, so I mix it up.  Good Yardbird, Burp !   ;D
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Aug 15, 2010, 06:29 AM
Never tryed cooking wings on the grill, but boy do they look good, how about passing me one of each! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 15, 2010, 08:22 PM
I use the high temp non stick spray on my fish racks and do em low and slow !  :thumbup_smilie: I'll chuck em as hard as I can Howe, but you'll have to dive really hard to catch em !  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tracker 1 on Aug 15, 2010, 08:27 PM
Wow its 10:00 pm and now I am hungry !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: weavs150 on Aug 15, 2010, 08:42 PM
food looks great
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 30, 2011, 04:47 PM
OK! Time to break out the the "Man Cooking" stuff ;D

I've been doing the quickie stuff lately. Burgers, dogs, wings etc. I feel a major BBQ coming this weekend....what to cook....what to cook ???

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: nypike on Mar 31, 2011, 05:23 AM
I am with you RG. got a venison loin thawing out now.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Mar 31, 2011, 05:27 AM
Howdy RG,  I'm really glad that I got my Arctic Armor suit this year, I'm able to grill year round now ! :rotflol: It wasn't easy with all of the snow fall we had this year, but it was well worth it !! Oh Joy, it Looks like I'll get to dig the grill out one more time, I'm going to do some ribs over apple wood this weekend !! :thumbup_smilie:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 06, 2011, 07:30 PM
Looks tasty,my grillin area is still covered in white! :(
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2011, 06:36 PM
Surf,
 I hope you're up and around soon to BBQ with the rest of us charcoal junkies. Get better soon.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: H.T. on Apr 14, 2011, 07:26 PM
Thanks RG, I appreciate it ! I'm following the Doc's orders to the T ! The Doc likes the idea of me grilling alot, It's better then frying he said ! I just have to take it easier on the sauces ! ;D Thats cool because I prefer Smoking over grillin anyway ! I got a line on some old dead Cortland Apple tree's, Just gotta go get em ! ;D I don't know about you guys, But I could sure use some Grill Porn, whadda ya say ?  :w00t: :unsure: :rotflol:
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Don't let Grandma See this one, She'll whack ya with a serving spoon !  :w00t: :rotflol:
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LMAO on that one bud ;D ;D What the he*l  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D glad you are here ;D i know i am a flat lander and all but ::) ::) ::) good luck on your recovery and i wish you the best of luck on that and your up coming fishing season also. ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 18, 2011, 07:34 PM
surflizard Godspeed on you recovery!
I'll try to post some grill porn this weekend!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: [email protected] on Apr 19, 2011, 11:00 AM
Dang Surf!!!! Now I have to get the bib out......... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Apr 19, 2011, 11:39 AM
It's all the Doctors fault, They said no strenuous exercise for 2 weeks ! I can't fish, kayak or hike yet, So I guess that limits me to raisin cain here or on the Shanty ! :whistling:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 19, 2011, 11:56 AM
Just as long as this thread doesn't go political on us!!! ;) Good luck Surflizard in your recovery!!! Now....those cookers full of tasty food your grillin' look like you may need a few more new friends!!!! ;D RG, you bring the beer!!!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 26, 2011, 06:11 PM
Hey bud...I can cook like crazy...beer you can buy...great food has to be made.

It's been raining so much here I haven't been able to do a really good BBQ in a couple of weeks. Maybe this Saturday though :-\

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Apr 28, 2011, 06:44 PM
Cooked up some NY strips Tuesday night between showers. ;D
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And the yard bird I cook up last night during the storm. ::)
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Apr 28, 2011, 07:17 PM
Lookin good buddy ! :thumbup_smilie: Hopefully we'll get a break in the weather this weekend, We picked up some Roasters, I see a Drunkin Chicken in our future !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 03, 2011, 06:25 AM
I want to do some grillin, but the weather won't cooperate !  :'(  Some things I'd like to try !  :evil:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 03, 2011, 04:16 PM
MMMMMmmmmmmmm.....MEAT :w00t:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 07, 2011, 09:58 AM
Waiting on our freezer deal meat order to get processed and packaged, Beef, Pork, Chicken, Steak, Ribs, Wings, Sausage and Burger ! The toughest part is trying to figure out what to grill first ! :unsure: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2011, 01:39 PM
Mama wanted ribs for dinner. I said "Oh.....If I have to.....!"

They're resting comfortably in a coating of rub ........Another hour or 2 and they'll be in the Weber ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 08, 2011, 01:57 PM
I found some Applewood rub by Rubz, I'm gonna try it on the chops this afternoon, it smells like Granny smith apples, Mmmmmm !
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2011, 03:00 PM
They're just getting going ;D
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RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: H.T. on May 08, 2011, 03:16 PM
They're just getting going ;D
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RG
what is in that can  ::) ::) ::) ;D looking good guys 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2011, 03:36 PM
Pear tree wood.
Home made smoker....don't cha know ;D
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 08, 2011, 03:52 PM
Looking Good on the Grill !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: H.T. on May 08, 2011, 04:15 PM
Pear tree wood.
Home made smoker....don't cha know ;D
RG
ya like i would know that it was pear wood  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) you suck  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2011, 05:08 PM
Mama was happy ;D
Finished product
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Nice ring!
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Bob's Bean Salad
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A meal fit for ..........ME!
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YUM!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 08, 2011, 05:36 PM
 :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: Nice Ring !! :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 08, 2011, 05:40 PM
I Wuv My Weber ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Dark Cloud on May 08, 2011, 05:48 PM
Looks good RG! I make the three bean salad alot, but I like to add some artichokes and black olives...  8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: H.T. on May 08, 2011, 06:08 PM
man that is good looking ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 08, 2011, 07:28 PM
Hey RG, where did you find the alcohol lighter for your chimney ? I would like to try that instead of using paper.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 09, 2011, 02:10 AM
It's actually called a "Cape Cod Fire Starter". Do a quick search and you'll find them from $40 - $100. You can buy just the soapstone and handle and use your own container if you like. I have a cast iron pot.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 09, 2011, 02:15 AM
Looks good RG! I make the three bean salad alot, but I like to add some artichokes and black olives...  8)
Artichokes and black olives sound great. My bride wouldn't eat it though :-\

I do another bean salad called "Cowboy Caviar". Search it and you'll find some recipes. It's meant as an appetizer, but you can take it a little further.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on May 12, 2011, 07:34 PM
Rib's look real good ! :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on May 22, 2011, 06:25 PM
Tonight's dinner,pork loin,taters and home made strawberry rubarb pie! ;D
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 22, 2011, 06:37 PM
Looking real good Chef Howe !  :thumbup_smilie: Hope to get a break in the rain here, I really need a grill fix !  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on May 26, 2011, 07:33 PM
Tonights grub!
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 :P Haddock and fixens!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 28, 2011, 06:09 PM
Put together some Bambi-bobs with Baby Portabelas and Veggies and basted them with Garlic Butter and Herb sauce, Mmmmmm !!!
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Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend and  let us remember all of our Brave troops, Past, Present and Future !  :flag:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jun 02, 2011, 06:33 PM
Looks like some tasty vittles you got there! :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jun 07, 2011, 07:22 PM
Last weekends gill porn! :P
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 07, 2011, 08:23 PM
Lookin good buddy !  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2011, 06:09 PM
I ate our wings so fast on Sunday...I didn't get any pics. Dang they were good.

Just finished some chops for dinner...MMMMmmmmmmm!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jun 09, 2011, 07:38 PM
I hear ya the wife cooked up biscuits for chicken and  biscuits on the grill and I didn't get any pics. :(
And I must confess the strawberry rhubarb pie was the wife's creation! ::)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 09, 2011, 07:42 PM
Hopefully now we will have this break in the heat wave long enough to do a Smoked Pork butt this weekend !! I miss my grill !  :'( ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Jun 16, 2011, 02:38 PM
Well boys, I have to find a new place and a new grill to do my Queing'. Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers in particular Miss Jody Farhat (the chief idiot) my cabin and restaurant on the Missouri River is now surrounded by water and closed for the enitre summer :cursing:. You would think after managing (or should I say mismanaging) this river for this many years they could pull they're heads outta they're butts and do something right for a change instead of waiting til it's to late. 6 dams on the Missouri river and they wait til they're all full to the brim before realizing they might want to get rid of some water, when it's to late. EGGHEADS!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 16, 2011, 03:04 PM
Sorry to hear that MP, I hope you can recover your losses ! The scary part is that the people in the position to make these life altering decisions can't find their own A-- with both hands and a map !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tracker 1 on Jun 16, 2011, 04:58 PM
Well boys, I have to find a new place and a new grill to do my Queing'. Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers in particular Miss Jody Farhat (the chief idiot) my cabin and restaurant on the Missouri River is now surrounded by water and closed for the enitre summer :cursing:. You would think after managing (or should I say mismanaging) this river for this many years they could pull they're heads outta they're butts and do something right for a change instead of waiting til it's to late. 6 dams on the Missouri river and they wait til they're all full to the brim before realizing they might want to get rid of some water, when it's to late. EGGHEADS!!!
 
     Just typical government management. They screwed up the levees in New Orleans now they might as well screw up the Missouri. So sorry to hear, I know it takes a lot of blood sweat and tears to do what your doing, now add  the Government on top of everything else and I wonder why people even bother with their own business. Government has taken away incentive. Good luck to you.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Jun 18, 2011, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the words Tracker and Lizard, I appreciate it! The other kick in the gut is that with the river running at record flood levels the Coast Guard has closed all river boating til at least the middle of August. So now with my one business surrounded by water and closed I have more time to fish but can't as my fishing spots are off limits :cursing:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 30, 2011, 06:25 PM
Scored and Smoked some Boar tenderloins tonight Gents, Scrubbed em down with Rub and Caressed em with Cortland apple wood smoke ! Tasty Vittles for sure !  :thumbup_smilie: I wish that Plum tree behind the grill would grow a little faster, I'm dying to try that wood in the smoker !  ;D
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Sorry about the photo quality on the last shot, I was Tremblin with Anticipation !  :unsure:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 05, 2011, 08:06 AM
I may have to swap you some jigs for dinner!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 05, 2011, 08:17 AM
Your always welcome at our table buddy !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 06, 2011, 07:48 PM
Would that be Cortland NY apple wood!
Here's some of my latest grill porn!

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Pork shoulder!

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Yard Bird!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 07, 2011, 06:26 AM
Nice lookin Shoulder buddy ! Just curious, How long did it take ? I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the tree in NH !  :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Terasec on Jul 07, 2011, 07:01 AM
Glad to see other die hards,
I am strictly a lump charcoal Person myself.
A liTtle trick on my chimeny, I dab a little oil on each sheet of paper that I stuff under the chimney,
As for the food,
Mmmm
I do like to marinate/dry rub the meat long before cooking time, usually day before, not uncommon to have it soaking +2days in the frig.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 07, 2011, 07:07 AM
Howdy Terasec, Glad to see more people jumpin in !  :thumbup_smilie: I just recently started used Golden Oak lump charcoal, it has made a HUGE difference in the taste and flavor for me, I'll never go back !  Got any grill porn ??  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Terasec on Jul 07, 2011, 12:14 PM
Howdy Terasec, Glad to see more people jumpin in !  :thumbup_smilie: I just recently started used Golden Oak lump charcoal, it has made a HUGE difference in the taste and flavor for me, I'll never go back !  Got any grill porn ??  ;D

My porn isnt as good as others,
but here's a rack for you
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not on the grill,
but nothing like Homemade bread  to put that food on
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Santo180 on Jul 07, 2011, 12:26 PM
I've only had a smoker for a few months now and I just love it.  The only thing about it is I can only find hickory and mesquite in chuncks.  All the others type of wood are in chip form.  Where does everyone source their fruitwoods from?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 07, 2011, 12:41 PM
Thats GOOD grill porn  Mr T !!  :thumbup_smilie:

I stopped at an old farm up the road and asked if I could have the old dead Cortland apple trees for smoking meat ! Now I do his pruning for him and I'm trying to talk him out of some Bartlett Pear trees that are on their last legs !  :thumbup_smilie:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 07, 2011, 04:56 PM
Nice lookin Shoulder buddy ! Just curious, How long did it take ? I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the tree in NH !  :rotflol:

Shoulder took about four hours,browned it direct heat,put it in a Dutch oven with some barbeque sauce on it cooked three hours indirect with cover on grill and removed from Dutch over and cooked another hour indirect covered. :P
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2011, 04:43 PM
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BBQ Chicken, Tater Wedges and Baby Zucchini.  ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 17, 2011, 05:05 PM
Nice looking Vittles RG !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 17, 2011, 05:20 PM
Ya know...I've come to love the "bean can smoker" Soak the chips in the can for a little bit and drain. Set it over the corner of the coals and it smokes gently during cooking.

It just plain works ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 17, 2011, 06:52 PM
"Simple" get the job done most of the time RG  !!  :thumbup_smilie:






P.S. Lost one of the Beaded Woolies to a Cocker Smallmouth tonight, 2 jumps, SNAP !! Its tough fishin in this heat, I miss the ice !!  :'(
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 18, 2011, 01:47 AM
What size and color? Can't have empty spots in the fly box;D
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 18, 2011, 07:27 AM
The big dark green one withe the Brass bead, still haven't figure out the sizing thing yet RG ??  :-[ ;D  It was a really Awesome Strike though, he came up from underneath the fly and I saw the big white flash as it opened its maw and sucked it in !  :w00t: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 18, 2011, 06:03 PM
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BBQ Chicken, Tater Wedges and Baby Zucchini.  ;D

RG

Looking good !,did you wash that down with a domestic  or import? ???
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 19, 2011, 01:55 AM
Actually How', I washed it down with a nice bottle of Love My Goat. I know , I know, Red with chicken???

Who cares. I like that wine ;D

Replacements are in Process Tony. PM me your address again. It's just the hook size. Here's a chart for you. It's not quite to scale, but you get the idea.
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RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 19, 2011, 05:29 AM
Thanks again RG , I copied the hook chart to my fly file !
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 19, 2011, 05:07 PM
Actually How', I washed it down with a nice bottle of Love My Goat. I know , I know, Red with chicken???

Who cares. I like that wine ;D
RG

The wife and I like Growers red and Sweet Walter! :)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 20, 2011, 01:17 AM
I have a special place in my heart for Walter Taylor. I've met him several times. Damned shame that a wine conglomerate could keep him from putting his own name on a bottle of his fine wine.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 20, 2011, 06:47 AM
All good wines!  Ravat 51 is very good also.  But mostly I'm a Hazlett drinker; red & white cat, cabin fever, or a mix of them.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 20, 2011, 06:52 AM
All excellent wines guys, but they don't really have the Delicate Bouquet or the Fine Smooth finish quite like Mogen David 20/20 !! :w00t: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 20, 2011, 08:05 AM
All excellent wines guys, but they don't really have the Delicate Bouquet or the Fine Smooth finish quite like Mogen David 20/20 !! :w00t: :rotflol:

I gave that up YEARS ago!  :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 20, 2011, 09:54 AM
Me too, but I just couldn't resist tossing it out there !!  :evil: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 20, 2011, 11:38 AM
All excellent wines guys, but they don't really have the Delicate Bouquet or the Fine Smooth finish quite like Mogen David 20/20 !! :w00t: :rotflol:

What no Wild Irish Rose! :o
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 20, 2011, 12:19 PM
Nothing against Wild Irish Rose, but I found it just a tad under powered, It didn't really have the type of Finish that I was looking for at the time ! Now on the other hand, Thunderbird just simply has to be tried, to be believed !!  :w00t: :wacko: :rotflol: OMG, We've been Hijacked ??  :blink: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 20, 2011, 01:50 PM
How about Boones Farm or Tango! :o

I'll stop now!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 20, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 20, 2011, 03:47 PM
Okay, Okay, back to Grilling ! What ? Are you sure ? Okay then ! A word about Grill Safety ! If you insist on using LO [Liquid Oxygen] as your fuel supply for your Grill, Just a few words of Caution, Don't do it, it's used for Rocket Fuel, you Idiot !!  :nono:  :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 20, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Back on track! 8) tonight dinner BBQ'ed! :Roast Beef! :P
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 20, 2011, 06:38 PM
How about Boones Farm or Tango! :o

I'll stop now!

Thanks for the upchuck memories :(!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 20, 2011, 06:46 PM
Almost forgot last weekends dinner!  ;D
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 20, 2011, 08:13 PM
Awesome looking Vittles Howesfc !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 20, 2011, 08:20 PM
Thank you! :D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 21, 2011, 06:54 AM
I'll second that!

Awesome looking Vittles Howesfc !!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: walleye1 on Jul 21, 2011, 10:31 AM
I'll 3rd it. That roast beef looks amazing!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 21, 2011, 12:05 PM
I hear ya!  I spent too much time at camp when I was younger where the motto was "How do you want it burnt or raw?"
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: THEOZON on Jul 21, 2011, 02:13 PM
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pork roast
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roast beef
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 21, 2011, 03:16 PM
Outstanding looking Roasts right there THEOZON, Great photos too !!   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 21, 2011, 03:21 PM
They all sure do look good.....
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 21, 2011, 05:04 PM
Great looking roast THEOZON .
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 21, 2011, 05:44 PM
AAAhhhhhh...Brothers of the coals,

Great stuff guys.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Terasec on Jul 21, 2011, 09:59 PM
What do you guys like to use for fish?
Thinking of some fruit smoke,
Local place has peach chunks, thinking of trying it on fish,
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2011, 01:31 AM
There's more talented smokers around here, but I use pear and apple a lot when I cook. Seems to have a nice mild flavor.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 22, 2011, 06:41 AM
The Peach wood will work Terasec, The Fruit woods, Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Peach, like RG said are a bit milder the the Traditional woods like Hickory, Mesquite, Oak. Alder and Cedar are a little milder, But all of them can over power your meat if you use too much ! There is a lot of experimentation with wood smoking, because everyone has Different tastes, some like it Strong and some like it mild. You'll get better results if you start with a small amount of smoke and increase it a little at a time till you get the amount of flavor you want ! One of the first meats that I smoked was Chicken when I switched over to the Fruit woods, I was told it was a lot milder, so I put the wood right to her ! WRONG, It was So Strong even the Dog wouldn't eat it !!  :w00t: :sick: :rotflol: Good luck and let us know how you make out !
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: THEOZON on Jul 22, 2011, 12:35 PM
Great looking roast THEOZON .
Thanks Howesfc. Picks were at camp last year. At home i have the same webber as you. I got the ring for it so i can put a rotissire on it. Works great!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: THEOZON on Jul 22, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Hawaiian Chicken W/ Wild rice. Last nights dinner.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 25, 2011, 07:02 PM
Some tasty looking chicken kabobs might have to try making some! :)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 11:02 AM
I swung by the Deli yesterday and Picked up a nice looking Boston Butt, Oh La La !! ;D  I rubbed her down last night with the Sweet and Spice rub and left it in the fridge overnight. Got the apple wood split and ready to go and fired Big Bertha up at 6 am. I just gave it the first Apple juice Mop down and was able to get a quick photo of the magic in action ! I'll post the Pork Pickin Party tonight !  :thumbup_smilie: Grill On my Brothers !!
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 06, 2011, 11:04 AM
Hey Lizard what time did you say dinner was? I'll bring the beverages!! LOL! Looking really good man! Enjoy!--KP
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 11:27 AM
According to the DPC [Dead Pig Cookin] clock, Supper should hit the table right around 5ish !! If your willin to make the drive KP, The least I can do is to make sure to send ya back Stuffed to the gills with Pulled Pork Sammiches !! :thumbup_smilie: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2011, 12:15 PM
I gotta make a trip to NH.First we'll try those muskrat eatin' trout, then I'll tie while you cook ;D

Sure looks yummy.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 12:22 PM
Always room at our table for our Fellow Fishin Fanatics !!  Waitin on the Yukon Gold Taters and boiled eggs to cool, then I'll whip up some of Surf's Supa Dupa Egg/ Tater Salad, It's gonna be tough to take , but sometimes life calls for us to make a sacrifice !!  :w00t: :thumbup_smilie: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 01:52 PM
Mmmm, Surfs Egg and Tater Salad !!
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2011, 04:10 PM
Awesome looking eats Surf. Enjoy!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 04:16 PM
T-MINUS 25 MINUTES AND COUNTING RG !! We have broken the 185 degree Barrier, the bone is loose already and the Insta temp fork is sinkin into the Roast like a Hot knife into BUDDA !! :thumbup_smilie: :rotflol: Drool inducing, Lip Smackin, Tummy Growlin, photos shortly !!   :clapping:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 06, 2011, 06:20 PM
Before the Carnage ! 9 LB Boston Butt roast

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After the Carnage ! 3 LBS leftover, WOW, What a Feed ! I need a Nap !!  :sleep1:

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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 07, 2011, 02:09 PM
Bet the leftovers are good ;D

I'm about to plunk a half chicken on the Weber. It's been soaking all day.....time to get cookin' !
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 07, 2011, 02:18 PM
You aren't kidding RG, I carved off a 1" thick slice, put it on some Marbled Rye and pressed it on the grill, Now thats a Sammich !!  :thumbup_smilie: Good Luck with the yardbird, Grillin is Good, Grill Porn is Great !!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Madpuppy on Aug 10, 2011, 08:07 AM
Well gents the Missouri River is finally starting to drop a little bit, after over 2 months of severe flooding (the worst ever here in Nebraska). I can finally get to my cabin and start cleaning up the mess, the good thing is we didn't get any water inside the cabin as we sit high enough on the bank. Now I have to meet with the inspector to do a damage assessment (which we don't have any damage) so I can get my power turned back on so I can start BBQing again :clapping:
 I will say that I know a lot of people that work for the Army Corps of Engineers and they are all good hard working people, it's the select few that are in charge that caused the great flood of 2011. We need some new people at the top to do the managing so the people that actually do the work for the Corps aren't lumped in to a mess they had nothing to do with. Just my opinion.
Bon Appitit Boys ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 10, 2011, 03:31 PM
Glad to hear the good news MP !! Hopefully you can get her up and running quickly ! Good luck  and don't forget to hug that grill !!  :w00t: :rotflol:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Aug 10, 2011, 06:16 PM
MMMMMMMM ribs!! It's what WAS for dinner!! ;D
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Aug 10, 2011, 08:23 PM
Nice Rack !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 10, 2012, 04:55 PM
Wings on the grill.....WOOO HOOO!

Sorry, no pictures. They were inhaled ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 10, 2012, 05:30 PM
Wings on the grill.....WOOO HOOO!

Sorry, no pictures. They were inhaled ;D

RG



    Are you kidding me? Your bringing back my favorite thread to look at and no pictures.... :nono: :nono:
I'm so hungry...... ;D ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 11, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Well...they looked a lot like this Dom ;D

Funny...I did those almost a year to the date.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 11, 2012, 11:41 AM
NICE     ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Mar 12, 2012, 07:26 AM
Shoveled the snow and ice off the grill pad yesterday and I'll wheel the Killa Grilla out of storage this morning and set her up for the season ! Grill on brothers of the flame !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 12, 2012, 03:12 PM
Did some "Poke Chops" yesterday. MMMMMmmmmmmmm Gooooood!

Flame on you grillers ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Huntny30 on Mar 12, 2012, 03:23 PM
Great now I am hungry and I am going to grill something tonight...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Mar 12, 2012, 06:58 PM
Smoked a nice pork rack tonight, 1st one of the year ! Too busy droolin to get photos, I'll strive to do better in the future ! It sure was good to get a wiff of that apple wood charcoal, O Baby !
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: H.T. on Mar 12, 2012, 07:00 PM
oh ya grilled up some porter house and NY strip last night 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Mar 13, 2012, 07:01 AM
"Oh Porterhouse, look at the wax build up on these shoes I want that wax stripped off there, then I want them creamed and buffed with a fine chamois, and I want them now. Chop chop."

Sorry, couldn't help myself... ::)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 16, 2012, 01:07 AM
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 ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Mar 17, 2012, 10:54 PM
So, get this.... Milaca city ordinance prohibits charcoal, charcoal grills, or lighter fluids within 20 feet of an apartment building of attached structure! I move into this place, that was bad enough! Now I can't have my webber!


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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 18, 2012, 01:04 AM
No Weber.....I have no words :-\

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Mar 18, 2012, 09:54 AM
I'm gonna get really skinny if I can't eat meat this summer!!!                                                                                                                                                     
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Mar 18, 2012, 02:47 PM
YIKES, you better head for the brush or you could very well Starve to death !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 18, 2012, 03:14 PM
Sorry Skipper :-\

Boneless Country style pork ribs

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MMMMMMMMeat!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Mar 18, 2012, 07:41 PM
Look at the smokey pinkness!! :o You must have cooked em slowwwwwwwwwwwww..... mmmmmmm....

The neighbor said I can keep my grill next to his garage if I take him crappie fishing after ice out. He must have noticed the bait bags with half frozen perch and crappies I kept bringing home all winter ;D. A new fishing partner and new home for my webber... it was a good day! 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 19, 2012, 02:12 AM
"Improvise, adapt and overcome!"

Good job.
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 25, 2012, 05:17 PM
Am I the only one grillin'

Grilled Glazed Picnic ham with Taters, Onions and Carrots
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And a side of steamed fresh Asparagus.

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MMMMMmmmmm!
RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Mar 25, 2012, 06:37 PM
I have a picnic in the freezer from the last pig that met it's doom at the end of my .22. ;D

I should get that out.... Asparagus is in season too! I need to get my butt moving!

So now get this. Guy next door is friends with the the owner of the property management company that owns my building. They were talking and I am now the happy lessee of a two car garage for $60 a month. It's big enough for all my crap, boat, car, and it's only about 100 feet from my front door. Karma is catching up, and my luck is starting to turn! I think I need a nice new webber that's big enough for all four of us!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 26, 2012, 05:40 PM
Now you're talkin' bud! Glad to hear things going the right direction. You certainly deserve it.

Now GET COOKING!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Mar 28, 2012, 08:01 PM
No Weber.....I have no words :-\

RG

x2
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on May 28, 2012, 09:30 AM
Bodacious Boston Butt over Cortland Applewood !
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Huntny30 on May 28, 2012, 09:34 AM
That looks phenominal!  I am a trader I invested in a new tru infrared grill... :-[ :-[  Works great though when I get home at 7-8 at night and need to grill stuff up real quick... :-[ :-[
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on May 28, 2012, 02:12 PM
You  can park a Webber right next to it for when you have time to do it right! :D

My brother has a gas grill sitting next to his webber, there is no shame in it! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Huntny30 on May 28, 2012, 05:06 PM
Good Call... ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 02, 2012, 05:48 PM
Thinking about buying a new grill but dont know how to get it on the deck............. ::) ::) :o :o

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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2012, 02:34 AM
I like it Dom! Just build a bigger deck ;D

RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: peddler on Jun 03, 2012, 04:25 AM
I use a Weber Performer Grill. it lights the charcoal with propane. It uses 1# tanks and it's only about 6 or 8 minutes to get the charcoal started. No stinky smell or taste from charcoal starter and I use real lump charcoal not briquettes that are glued together.

Peddler
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 03, 2012, 05:43 AM
I've got an idea where we can get ya a prime piece of Pork for that new grill ! :thumbup_smilie: Ya might have to trim it up just a bit to get it to fit though !
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2012, 05:17 PM
I use a Weber Performer Grill. it lights the charcoal with propane. It uses 1# tanks and it's only about 6 or 8 minutes to get the charcoal started. No stinky smell or taste from charcoal starter and I use real lump charcoal not briquettes that are glued together.

Peddler
Back up the charcoal train there bud.

"Here is the official ingredient list for Kingsford Charcoal Briquets from a company press release, including the purpose of each ingredient in parentheses. The explanation after each ingredient is my own.

    Wood char (Heat source)
    This is simply the wood by-products I mentioned above, burned down into charcoal—almost pure carbon. In the case of Kingsford, they use woods like fir, cedar, and alder that are local to the regions in which they operate—Burnside and Summer Shade, Kentucky; Glen, Mississippi; Belle, Missouri; Springfield, Oregon; and Beryl and Parsons, West Virginia.
     
    Mineral char (Heat source)
    This is a geologically young form of coal with a soft, brown texture. It helps Kingsford burn hotter and longer than a plain charcoal briquette. As with the wood, Kingsford heats this material in an oxygen-controlled environment, eliminating water, nitrogen, and other elements, leaving behind—almost pure carbon.
     
    Mineral carbon (Heat source)
    This is anthracite coal, the old, hard, black stuff once commonly used for home heating. It helps Kingsford burn hotter and longer than a plain charcoal briquette. It's already 86-98% pure carbon, but once again, Kingsford processes it in an oxygen-controlled environment, leaving behind—almost pure carbon.
     
    What exactly is coal, you ask? "Nasty stuff," some folks say. Well, coal is a fossil fuel, most of which was formed more than 300 million years ago. To make a really, really long story short: Plants and trees died, sank to the bottom of swampy areas, accumulated into many layers, then geologic processes covered the stuff with sand, clay, and rock, and the combination of heat and pressure converted it into what we call coal.
     
    So, coal is really old plant material that can be processed into almost pure carbon. Charcoal is wood that is burned down into almost pure carbon. Not much difference, in my book. End of coal lesson.
     
    Limestone (Uniform visual ashing)
    Limestone creates the pretty, white coating of ash you see after lighting the briquettes. Limestone is a sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate—also found in egg shells, antacids, and calcium dietary supplements.
     
    Starch (Binder)
    As mentioned above, starch is used to hold briquettes together, and is found in corn, wheat, potatoes, and rice.
     
    Borax (Press release)
    Borax is used in small amounts to help briquettes release from the molds. But isn't Borax a detergent? Well, yes, it is, but it's actually a naturally-occurring mineral that is non-toxic in the quantities we're talking about in a briquette. It consists of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. You already know what oxygen and water are. Sodium is a common element found in lots of stuff we eat, including salt. Boron is an element that is necessary in small quantities for plant growth. Borax is commonly used in cosmetics and medicines.
     
    Sodium nitrate (Ignition aid)
    This is the same stuff used to cure meat. According to Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, sodium nitrate gives off oxygen when heated, helping the briquettes to light faster.
     
    Sawdust (Ignition aid)
    Sawdust burns quickly, helping the briquettes to light faster."

Did you notice there was no mention of "petroleum by-products" or "toxic waste"? What about "fillers"? Looks like every ingredient is there for a purpose—to improve the performance of the product.

My message to you is this: Don't let people scare you away from briquettes, Kingsford or any other brand. They're a perfectly good product to use for making great barbecue!"

From; The Virtual Weber Bullet

RG


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jun 03, 2012, 07:16 PM
Now that the charcoal train is backed all the way up to the station...

The
stinky smell or taste from charcoal starter
is needless and a total waste of time and money. You can use one of these to get charcoal going in a flash.

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If no electricity is available, chimney starters work quite well too.

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Both items cost about as much as three bottles of starting fluid, so they are quite economical if you do any number of barbequed meals.

As far as natural lump.... it burns super hot for a short amount of time. It is very difficult to control the temp or get it at a lower temp without killing it. It has a place, and I do use it, but KINGSFORD briquettes are my number one fuel. If I am gonna do a pork shoulder with some hickory smoke, I don't have the patience or skill to use cheap briquettes or lump.   
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 04, 2012, 06:32 AM
I use the pitchwood firestarters called Lightning Nuggets and my charcoal chimney, No fuss and no Muss ! I started using the Golden Oak hardwood charcoal 2 years ago and I get better results on my Low and Slow cooking with it !
 The best grilling move I ever made was talking to the farmer with the apple orchard up the road. I help him prune the orchard up in the spring and now I have all the applewood that I can carry ! :thumbup_smilie:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2012, 01:02 AM
I still use the chimney and my ceramic ball soaked in denatured alcohol. A full chimney will come to a good start in about 5 minutes. Zero odor. Zero taste.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 05, 2012, 11:25 AM
I like it Dom! Just build a bigger deck ;D

RG


I think I can help in that dept.!!!! ::) What's cooking Dom? I'll bring the tools!! ;D--KP  Cool grill!! 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 05, 2012, 11:28 AM
I think I can help in that dept.!!!! ::) 

    I do need a new pool deck..... ;D    Thats my next project after I finish my master bathroom...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: maineduckhunter on Jun 05, 2012, 11:29 AM
Leg of Lamb!!!  :P  (venison)  ;D
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Jun 05, 2012, 11:36 AM
    I do need a new pool deck.....  ;D    Thats my next project after I finish my master bathroom...
Like I said.." What's cooking Dom?".... ;D Make sure you have that squirrel launcher loaded and ready to go too!!--KP ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 06, 2012, 05:21 AM
Nice looking leg of Lambi, looks mighty tasty ! ;) :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 09, 2012, 05:55 PM
Tonight's tasty treats, Beef and Pork ribs slathered with Surfs Honey, Vidalia Onion and Smoked Chipotle B-Que Sauce ! :thumbup_smilie:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jun 12, 2012, 06:39 PM
Mmmm Yardbird and Grilled Gass !!
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2012, 04:07 PM
We're doing a BBQ at my Daughter's on the 4th. She's gonna make me cook on a .......dare I say it.............GAS GRILL >:(

I think I'm just gonna  take my Weber with me :flag:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 02, 2012, 06:40 PM
You grill on gas, you barbeque over coals!

Any schlub can grill, few can barbeque! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 03, 2012, 09:25 AM
Well put Skipper ! :thumbup_smilie:

Good luck RG, worse comes to worse, tell them Gas will give ya a Rash ! ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2012, 01:49 PM
Oye! Gas....where did I go wrong. I'll blame it on my Son-in-law...couldn't be my baby's fault :-\

Well...I'll suffer through  "Grilling" for the 4th. I know, I'll do ribs and wings on Thursday...the right way ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 03, 2012, 01:56 PM
You could always set the grill on fire and barbecue over that! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 03, 2012, 05:57 PM
Think of all those dangerous and explosive petrochemical gasses that cause cancer in the state of California!! Think of the children!! ;D

 
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2012, 01:22 AM
Now that's funny :rotflol:

Funny thing is, I sent them a Weber when they moved to Vegas. They had a hard time finding charcoal out there and ended up buying a gas grill. Well, they're in NY now.....time for a new Weber. Then I could give them my old one. ;D

Hey! Maybe it's time I upgraded my Weber
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I've looked at this one for a few years. It even uses propane...TO LIGHT THE CHARCOAL

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: surflizard on Jul 05, 2012, 06:22 PM
Thunderstorms put a damper on the grillin yesterday, but the Beef Brisket was good to go today ! :thumbup_smilie:
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Santo180 on Jul 05, 2012, 06:24 PM
Feast fit for a King.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2012, 06:14 PM
Nice brisket Surf.

Sruvived the "grilling".....once we got the damned thing started.

I had my revenge yesterday. Did a half rack and wings on the Weber. I was too intent and excited to take pics :-\

Damned delicious.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jul 07, 2012, 08:02 PM
I think ya'all are off your rockers! Including my buddy RG!
I can cook much better stuff on my well seasoned gas grill than most yahoos can with thier charcoal
My sisters toolbag boyfriend swears by his charcoal, but somehow everything taste like lighter fluid.
If you need charcoal to make food tase good... go back to kindergarten...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 08, 2012, 01:26 AM
For some people, gas is just the thing.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3putt.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F07%2Fhank-hill.jpg&hash=6c0548fa92a83397d778a4365637db4d)

RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 08, 2012, 06:24 PM
My sisters toolbag boyfriend

HOLY SMOKES, that's funny!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
Don't encourage him Otis...he a big enough smart ass ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Jul 12, 2012, 04:33 PM
Think he passed it on to the little ones?  :D


There's hope...I haven't met his bride :-\
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Dark Cloud on Jul 12, 2012, 05:40 PM
Im working on something for you two...
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TheDL on Jul 13, 2012, 09:47 AM
Hey guys,

I picked up my first charcoal grill today  ;D  after these inspiring posts you all have.  It's just a little hibache style thing I intend to use camping and the like.  I have no idea what I'm doing, and I know there's some experienced charcoal grillers here.  Please help me out here, any info you can provide on lighting, maintaining/checking temp, etc would be really helpfull.  I don't think the grill can be lowered/raised, but it does have top and side venting.  I've got a nice thick (2") salmon steak I'm going to try on it tonite.  I've also got one of these http://www.emerilstore.com/prodinfo.asp?number=20BA002 (http://www.emerilstore.com/prodinfo.asp?number=20BA002) that I was thinking of using for the salmon, but not sure if it's overkill.  I had planned on a soy/maple glaze as the wife isn't big on the "fishy" salmonoids.  I was also considering picking up some untreated cedar planks and trying that.

thanks!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 15, 2012, 12:22 AM
The good news is, you are beginning a journey into a fabulous way of cooking. The bad news is, those little smokey joes are much more difficult to regulate heat than her larger siblings. The trick is to get your coals started evenly, and getting them raked out evenly. The next step getting the temp down to a level that you can cook the food through without it being raw on the inside and burnt on the outside, and not putting the coals out in the process.

First, start out with something that isn't too thick. Get your coals started, rake them out, and put the lid on with the vents open for five minutes. Put your food on and immediately put the lid back on. When it's starting to smell way too good, take the lid off, flip the food, and give it a few more minutes. The easiest way to check for done is with a meat thermometer. If you don't have one, go buy a regular meat thermometer before you even light the grill.


Biggest tip... keep the lid on! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TheDL on Jul 16, 2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks Skipper.  Yeah, I figured the little 'smokey joe' wouldn't be ideal, but it was cheap and if it's as great as I expect there will likey be an upgrade in the future. 

Good tips, I also picked up a "chimney" style starter which I saw in this thread.  I can't find "lump" charcoal around here...just briquettes, which I know some of you may argue are fine, and others not.  Can I just use some half-burtn wood/charcoal out of the firepit?  What about those "smoking wood chip" bags...just throw 'em onto the coals after soaking, or in a little dish on the grill?

What's the difference in the top vs. side vents?

How do I put the thing out when I'm done cooking?  Can I re-use the charcoal after, or how do I tell when the charcoal is toast and needs to be replaced?  I do have a meat thermometer that I use for everything.  I will be taking it up to the camp this weekend and giving it a full test drive  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: howesfc on Jul 19, 2012, 08:45 PM
The wife and I stared out with a Smokey Joe Gold and some of the best chicken breast I ever ate were cooked in it! ;)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TheDL on Jul 23, 2012, 09:54 AM
Yep, I have to agree - best grilling ever!  ;D First time I didn't get the charcoal hot enough in the chimney before dumping it in the grill....it looked hot and ashed-over, but the burgers didn't even sizzle when I dumped them on, had to do them on the gas grill :-\ 

Next night I just used a lot more charcoal (filled the chimey) and left it in the chimney burning for a good 30 minutes before I dumped it on the grill.  Did come bone-in chicken breasts, seemed to take forever (probably on there for close to an hour), but I had no thermometer and didn't want to cut it open to check done-ness, so I left it a little longer.  It was delicious!!  Not dried out at all and nice and smoky tasting.   I don't know why I can't get the temp up higher though?  I leave the bottom/side vents wide open and the top one closed, I would think that would be max temp?  ???

So, what do you guys do when you're done cooking, just let the charcoal burn out? 

Can you use it again?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 23, 2012, 10:18 PM
Open the top vents wide open. If you close them, there is no flow through and you choke (starve for oxygen) the coals out. I rarely close them more than 75%

Coals are single use. I just let them burn out. They burn out MUCH faster with the lid off.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TheDL on Jul 24, 2012, 07:42 AM
Open the top vents wide open. If you close them, there is no flow through and you choke (starve for oxygen) the coals out. I rarely close them more than 75%

Coals are single use. I just let them burn out. They burn out MUCH faster with the lid off.
Ohhhhh, maybe that was my problem.  I figured the side vents fed in oxygen and top vents were to control temp.  Thanks again skipper!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Skipper on Jul 24, 2012, 06:32 PM
It is not an exact science, there are too many things that can effect the barbecue to make blanket statements. Here are a few things that may help you though...

Air flows though... Cool air in the bottom vents, hot air out the top vents. Closing either completely will kill the burn.

Wind and air temp can have a huge effect on things. What worked last week, may not work this week. You will have to learn how to "tune" it.

Once the coals are ready to go, put the lid on for ten minutes. If its too cold after ten minutes, open vents, too hot, close them down.

Try to cook out of the wind. Wind complicates things.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TheDL on Jul 25, 2012, 08:17 AM
thanks again skipper.  Yep, I keep the bbq shielded from the wind.  I'm almost certain my problem was having the top vent closed. 
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Santo180 on Feb 02, 2013, 10:34 AM


I plan on smoking tomorrow for the superbowl.  I'm in NY and obviously it will be cold outside.  I've never done a winter smoke before and am looking for suggestions.  I've had great success smoking in the warmer months.  I like the waterheater insulation idea but am looking for others.  I'm planning on doing a pulled pork, a chicken, and a rack or two of ribs.  It's a charcoal smoker with an offset firebox.  I figure I can get the heat up by just moving the food closer to the firebox which I have done this past fall.  I'm hoping someone on here has done a winter smoke before and I'd love to hear how it came out.  I'm thinking I'll probably need to pre cook in the oven.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bailey63 on Feb 02, 2013, 09:07 PM
Just the opposite santo start in the smoker and of you can't get the temp up finish in the oven wrap ribs in foil 325 degrees and cook till done with all even wrap the pork but or leave unwrapped to crisp the chicken may have to sit out a bit because it will finish quick try to get at least 3 hrs in smoker for it to work its magic. I hope you found time to give the nird s nice salty brown suger bath if not look up brines quick and get it swimming. Add some garlic and peppercorns to the brine slso hell even onion it all adds flavor. Good luck
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Santo180 on Feb 04, 2013, 05:16 PM
It worked out pretty good.  I had to have 2 fires with the meat in the middle, but I was able to get the temp where I wanted it and keep it there.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: bailey63 on Feb 04, 2013, 06:24 PM
Glad to hear, nothing better than ribs n pulled pork from the smoker. At least you had a back up plan that just came down to timing.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: OTIS on Feb 05, 2013, 06:42 AM
Pulled the Webber out and dusted her off for a couple steaks.  It's been a few months since I've fired her up.  WOW, do I need that! 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: esox_xtm on Mar 18, 2013, 07:40 PM
Nice you guys........... I wander over here from the hard water side and start mousing around.

What do I see??? CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!! I like charcoal. I grill at least twice a week all year long. Better check it out.

Cripes. 2009 and 26 pages. Well it's 4 hours, 2 martinis and a plate of wings later and I'm at the end. I learned about a better charcoal lighter in the first five posts (thanks RG!). I found a fraternity of real fire chefs. I came across a few good recipes I'll have to try. AND to rgfixit: "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."  ;D I'll guess we're both fans.

Anyway, my rig is a Char Griller Pro with the side smoke box (kinda like Surf w/out the gas part). I "migrated" from a kettle style to this thing when I saw my buddies'. Nothing wrong with and no knock on kettles. I just find I get alot more control and options with this one. I still got my old Weber standing by in case I need more space or whatever...........

Last year I got a real nice (no, R-E-A-L nice like $900 worth) stainless gas Weber for a service award. It'll probably get blown out this spring. Got no use for it......... ::) My last grillage was day before last, chipotle crusted yardbird with sauteed zucchini and jicama salad. Haven't been much on taken grill porn pics, guess I'll have to start.

Lookin' forward to the open water version of IS. This will be interesting............

/m
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Smokenmirrors on Apr 02, 2013, 05:15 AM
Every one knows, Real men cook on coals... Welcome to Barbecue season 2013...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 06, 2014, 06:29 PM
Make that 2014 ;D

Did a lemon chicken on the Weber rotisserie today. Dang it's nice to BBQ again.

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 06, 2014, 07:09 PM
Just finished off a medley of sausage on the Weber - wild boar, duck, teriyaki, etc.   

It's been a long winter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKbDJ8E8zyM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKbDJ8E8zyM)

 
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 07, 2014, 02:39 PM
I thought I smelled food!!  ;D You guys are at it early!! ;) My Weber is all set and ready....I'm thinking a chicken is in order this weekend!! ;D Happy Grillin' Boys!!--KP 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: the Wizard on Apr 09, 2014, 08:00 AM
Monday I did some home grown pork ribs on the charcoal grill w/smoker box attachment, oh yes it's nice to suck suds outside while tending the grill !
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 11, 2014, 03:42 PM
I'm ordering my Father's day present tomorrow.

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Weber Performer Platinum. Has a gas assist to start the charcoal......Oh Baby! And....I'm going GREEN!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 11, 2014, 04:16 PM
I'm ordering my Father's day present tomorrow.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fcatalog%2FproductImages%2F300%2F79%2F79ba8af0-5a13-4d6c-b80a-1bfd128cb186_300.jpg&hash=6d0d8a670bc13455fa49b9a7b8cb529e)

Weber Performer Platinum. Has a gas assist to start the charcoal......Oh Baby! And....I'm going GREEN!

RG

Nice, my son has that one, he loves it. Enjoy!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Apr 11, 2014, 04:26 PM
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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 11, 2014, 04:47 PM
MMMMMmmmmmmmm! Ribs!

Kamado Grill?

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Apr 11, 2014, 08:22 PM
MMMMMmmmmmmmm! Ribs!

Kamado Grill?

RG

Yep Grill Dome(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2FIMAG0074.jpg&hash=854fdacc4bb9a0c0058856e86970e9a3) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/IMAG0074.jpg.html)                                      Here is a good one for you smokers out there. SMOKED FATTY
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 12, 2014, 02:03 AM
Everything's better with bacon!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Apr 12, 2014, 07:12 AM
Everything's better with bacon!

RG
Did you say bacon??(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2FScreenshot_2014-04-11-17-18-32_zpshbnmhasy.png&hash=6f44e16f09b9d95d2ae556515f56c5ee) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/Screenshot_2014-04-11-17-18-32_zpshbnmhasy.png.html)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 12, 2014, 07:43 AM
Man they all look SOOOOOOOO   good...  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 12, 2014, 07:58 AM
Did you say bacon??(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2FScreenshot_2014-04-11-17-18-32_zpshbnmhasy.png&hash=6f44e16f09b9d95d2ae556515f56c5ee) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/Screenshot_2014-04-11-17-18-32_zpshbnmhasy.png.html)
Now You've done it FrozenGator....gonna make me fire up the grill tonite!! Some sweet bacon wrapped goods there!! ;)--KP 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 12, 2014, 06:10 PM
I have about a week left with my old faithful Weber kettle. It's been around since before I started this thread back in 2009. Anyway, I intend to give it a fond farewell.

Red potatoes with red onion, butter, salt pepper and parsley
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Fresh asparagus with butter salt and pepper
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Fresh perch fillets (yesterday's) with red bell pepper, olive oil, salt, pepper, cilantro, feta cheese with a touch of curry...
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And.....for the Pièce de résistance....Filet Mignon with Montreal Steak Seasoning wrapped in BACON!
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F4-12-2014%2FDSC01709_zps94e2aa8a.jpg&hash=3a78ba3e104a3103b591b0804af866b3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/4-12-2014/DSC01709_zps94e2aa8a.jpg.html)

A little charcoal grilling and.....Voila!
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Surf and Turf.....my way ;D


d**n good stuff!

RG

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 18, 2014, 03:58 PM
The new Man Stove!

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Buffalo Boneless chicken thighs....RG styleeee ;D

It already feels like an old friend. Methinks ribs and wings are beckoning   :w00t:

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: KingPerch on Apr 18, 2014, 06:33 PM
Nice grill my friend! As you know, I recieved my first Weber last year...I'll put a few years on her before I pull the trigger on a cadillac like your new grill!! I see some great eats coming off that there rig of yours Bob!! ;) Enjoy it!!--KP 8)

The green bottle has water in it right??...for flare ups!! ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 18, 2014, 06:36 PM
Sweet grill...   Is that propane ignition?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 19, 2014, 02:21 AM
"It's a "Propane Accessory" ;D
The propane lights the charcoal from underneath. Electronic ignition.........Too cool for words :clapping:

I'm retiring from the lighting business at the end of August. It's my retirement present to me ;D Today I have to find some green high heat paint for the rotisserie riser that I have. Can't have a mis-matched grill setup.

The green bottle is the timer. 3 of those and the chicken is done  ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Apr 19, 2014, 07:52 AM
Nice setup, happy grilling ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 19, 2014, 05:02 PM
It's cookin'  :clapping:

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F4-19-2014%2FDSC01713_zps5008beba.jpg&hash=e0d091ccfa2f317893b12d590c2aba15) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/4-19-2014/DSC01713_zps5008beba.jpg.html)

Wings
Ribs
Polish Sausage (A special delivery from one of my breakfast buddies)

d**n the cardiologist.........full meat ahead! ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 19, 2014, 06:44 PM
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fphoto_zpsbba8a898.jpg&hash=c5a164ad5647e2b9dbdf8a18d0e33a10) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/photo_zpsbba8a898.jpg.html)

Yeah baby!

I wuv my Weber!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mainehazmt on Apr 23, 2014, 09:33 AM
I learned this winter ya gotta do what ya gotta do  and make due!  In the rush to get out on the ice this year I forgot the grill   it is necessary with taking a 9 yr old out!   so we made due    cooked up the hot dogs and hambergers and a can of beans quite nicely   The down side had to buy the charcoal and aluminum foil  and fluid from the bait shop    over 25 bucks for a 5 $ meal lol

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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2014, 04:17 PM
That meal will bring a smile to both your faces for many years to come.......Priceless!

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 25, 2014, 04:43 PM
Boy, was this ever the wrong thread to look at after being on the lake since dawn with nothing in the boat but a pack of stale cheese crackers and the wife is working late. Hello peanut butter :sick:.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2014, 05:46 PM
I just wolfed down some honey maple grilled salmon with grill baked potato and fresh asparagus. A couple of fresh French rolls and a couple of Anchor Porters.

Putting the new Weber to task. I'm lovin' it!

It's Johnny Drum and dark chocolate for desert. d**n, life is good ;D

RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Bartman44 on Apr 27, 2014, 05:15 AM
I hope you have some Zumba worked into your retirement plan as that green monster could be dangerous  :laugh:

Nice set up.

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 27, 2014, 10:21 PM
I know it's not charcoal, but my son and I had marinated venison backstrap, sweet potatoes and asparigus over an open fire (maple/oak ) tonight. It was awesome !!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Apr 28, 2014, 01:18 AM
I know it's not charcoal, but my son and I had marinated venison backstrap, sweet potatoes and asparigus over an open fire (maple/oak ) tonight. It was awesome !!
Well your not too far off from charcoal. LOL Sounds pretty good to me
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2014, 02:26 AM
As long as it's wood....it's good!
Now you know why I'm up and out running every morning Bart ;D

Beer can chicken and grilled baked taters last night. A nice glass (or 2 ) of Pinot Noir, some tomatoes and cuke salad.

You guys need to get a set of Weber's Potato Nails.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.firecraft.com%2FWEBER-POTATO-NAILS-6488-1-LARGE.jpg&hash=fe7cfd89c602c8805fe5af2da1b4fe7e)
Stick the nail through the tater, a little olive oil, sea salt and ground pepper, toss them on the grill to bake. Perfect baked potatoes every time. Man, I'm hooked!

I'm going to start the accessory collection for the new grill.
Pizza stone
Cast searing plate
Wok
Fish basket

Lots of nice stuff for these grills.

RG


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2014, 07:51 PM
I know y'all will be grillin' something this weekend. Let's see some "MAN FOOD"


RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on May 25, 2014, 07:28 PM
 (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2F20140525_135255_zpshlp56spa.jpg&hash=eb63c0c72ddc47c0c8a91ff585f6ac9f) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/20140525_135255_zpshlp56spa.jpg.html) (https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2F20140525_153536_zpszul8wzwp.jpg&hash=e42f9cb01dacb56703a45d4000a9cf31) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/20140525_153536_zpszul8wzwp.jpg.html)
    had to use both grills for all these bad boys today ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: frozengator on Jun 15, 2014, 11:15 PM
Here is Fathers Day grub ;D(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi439.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq115%2Frkrouse%2FScreenshot_2014-06-15-23-35-04_zpsgjx8m4gp.png&hash=67c22dd7d0c10d37efdec9e8a9bc6b73) (http://s439.photobucket.com/user/rkrouse/media/Screenshot_2014-06-15-23-35-04_zpsgjx8m4gp.png.html)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 21, 2014, 07:35 PM
I saw a blurb on TV the other day that said we shouldn't use charcoal because it contributed to greenhouse carbon gas emissions. They said we should use propane instead. Well I say..........

SCREW YOU HIPPIE !

I'm cooking on coals!

Nice looking fare Gator!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: JG on Jul 22, 2014, 07:35 PM
I was reading through all the posts on this thread, and decided to try some Walleye Fillets on the Grill. Used Foil, High Heat, Olive Oil Coating and some Penzy's Cajun Seasoning. About 2-3 mins on each side, and they were great!!! Thanks Everyone.....
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2015, 04:15 PM
What a neglected thread ;)

Tonight's fare,
Chicken marinated in my secret sauce
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg2_zpse7ikm2s7.jpg&hash=711edcd696b40a2a89d9ae0d77f8fc66) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg2_zpse7ikm2s7.jpg.html)

Green Egg Zuchhini in parchment paper with butter, fresh parsley and Thai basil flowers
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zpslpvjzvlc.jpg&hash=bb747e6f870d81790cf55765448e9dcc) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zpslpvjzvlc.jpg.html)

New Potatoes with parsley , seasoned salt and butter.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg3_zps9ubcbwqh.jpg&hash=42ba81bea9ddf2e78317455ad370bf21) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg3_zps9ubcbwqh.jpg.html)

All on the Weber getting happy as I post.

There's some fresh home made cole slaw lurking in the fridge too  ;D



Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2015, 05:42 PM
Yeah baby ;D
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg1_zps3cgnqh8l.jpg&hash=722d32daf4eaf32feba9b2dfa4e24ec1) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg1_zps3cgnqh8l.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage.jpg2_zpsioxkdnta.jpg&hash=eef5c98a26b7df5eeea2eb8d3260f3ad) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image.jpg2_zpsioxkdnta.jpg.html)

Mmmmmmmmmm Gooooood!

Don't ask about the hot dog. My Bride doesn't like chicken :-\

I'm absolutely sold on parchment paper on the grill. Goodbye aluminum foil!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 22, 2015, 06:02 PM
Awesome Bob.

Makes my Applebees meal tonight down here in Painted Post crap.

Effin jobsites!!!

Glad you're enjoying the summer and eating good.
Nice job.

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2015, 06:14 PM
Been there, done that Mac. Actually, Applebee's was one of the better choices.

You stuck out of town?

Bob
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 22, 2015, 07:13 PM
YUM..  that looks great..  I hope that hot dog was a Hoffmen Snappy Link... ;D ;D ;D   
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 23, 2015, 12:01 PM
Been there, done that Mac. Actually, Applebee's was one of the better choices.

You stuck out of town?

Bob

Yea Corning Diesel Plant
Was supposed to be done yesterday
Still be here tomorrow
Same old same old

Yea, Applebee's is my go to
It's safe
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 23, 2015, 05:07 PM
Further experimenting with parchment paper on the Weber.
Pork chops with stuffing.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage_zpsqdqrmtcm.jpeg&hash=e56e0d3b516440e66d76db7887f541a8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image_zpsqdqrmtcm.jpeg.html)

Zucchini, summer squash and wax beans with fresh parsley and Thai basil.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage_zpshxjpvy7k.jpeg&hash=022a21a9c170febfa7beea31ddde3ff3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image_zpshxjpvy7k.jpeg.html)

Perfect veggies
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage_zpsbqrrczuo.jpeg&hash=743f744e16e0d703faebd30b5cde1328) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image_zpsbqrrczuo.jpeg.html)


Perfect chops
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Fimage_zpsarszsono.jpeg&hash=51c8c867243d9050426c4867b7dd7a29) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/image_zpsarszsono.jpeg.html)

If you've never tried parchment paper on the grill, I suggest you do.

Rg


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Deadeyez on Jun 05, 2017, 07:27 PM
Man I miss seeing all the great food and new ways of cooking different stuff on the grill on this thread. You guys been cooking away? I know last post was from 2015, but I know a lot of the guys that used to post on this thread are still on the forum.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: O on Jun 05, 2017, 08:31 PM
Great idea with the parchment paper, going to try that soon!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 06, 2017, 06:44 AM

Looks tasty
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2017, 05:51 PM
Man...I've been ignoring this topic.

Last thing I took any pics of was bullhead on the grill.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1468_zpsgdvh49vi.jpg&hash=b31f438078cf79f68ebf5dbeb11659ed) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1468_zpsgdvh49vi.jpg.html)

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1469_zpsqruox3jw.jpg&hash=be910b8f96f03635251fc0d910497e66) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1469_zpsqruox3jw.jpg.html)

I'll try to be more attentive.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 06, 2017, 06:13 PM
Man...I've been ignoring this topic.
Rg


   Slacker.... :laugh:


   And how come the parchment paper doesn't catch on fire?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2017, 06:48 PM
I have no idea, but it's a miracle of science. All o can say is, try it.....you'll like it.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: esox_xtm on Jun 07, 2017, 08:14 PM
Man I miss seeing all the great food and new ways of cooking different stuff on the grill on this thread. You guys been cooking away? I know last post was from 2015, but I know a lot of the guys that used to post on this thread are still on the forum.

Hah! I went back thru this thread last night and debated on resurrecting the zombie.... Good for you!

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1226.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee417%2Fesox_xtm%2Fzombie%2520musky_zps0wumquqi.jpg&hash=6397077860d6fb0d2226341a527c6db0) (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/esox_xtm/media/zombie%20musky_zps0wumquqi.jpg.html)

I know, this isn't about tiger muskies but you got the banner.

As long as I'm here, how's about a nice bacon wrapped filet hot off the grill with some sauteed fresh morels and onions? I know, this is a couple  of weeks old 'cause morels are done but what the hey?  :P Yep, that is real Parmesan shaved on top of that side salad.  ;D

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1226.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee417%2Fesox_xtm%2FFood%2520Porn%2FFilet%2520-%2520Morels%2520-%2520Salad%2520051517_zpszsl48wel.jpg&hash=f56a58410eda79bfca5f6f1576d17607) (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/esox_xtm/media/Food%20Porn/Filet%20-%20Morels%20-%20Salad%20051517_zpszsl48wel.jpg.html)

OK Bob, game on!  :w00t:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2017, 07:03 AM
Looks yummy. It's been too darned hot to cook anything. We've been on the cold plate menu for the past few days. Lots of salads with fresh spinach from the garden.

I did do some pork country ribs the other night. Had some zucchini and onions with garlic scapes done in parchment as a side. Very good indeed....but....no pics.

I'll have to stay up on this one ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Deadeyez on Jun 15, 2017, 10:01 PM
Good to see this thread up and running again  ;D  I'll try to contribute!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 17, 2017, 07:44 PM
OK its  not charchole  but its the first time i did tater tot hot dish on the grill.............. ;D b  Yum....

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi415.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp237%2Fraquettedacker%2F100_1229_zpsl29chu1j.jpg&hash=5e352ea4fcdfae888200fb8ae65f9f35) (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/raquettedacker/media/100_1229_zpsl29chu1j.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi415.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp237%2Fraquettedacker%2F100_1229_zpsl29chu1j.jpg&hash=5e352ea4fcdfae888200fb8ae65f9f35) (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/raquettedacker/media/100_1229_zpsl29chu1j.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 19, 2017, 04:16 PM
No one grilled for father's day?   :-\
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SPN on Jun 19, 2017, 05:42 PM
I did....gas grilled strip steaks for the whole family......they do not last long enough for a pic!  LOL
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 19, 2017, 06:03 PM


OK its  not charchole  but its the first time i did tater tot hot dish on the grill.............. ;D b  Yum....



recipe please?

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 19, 2017, 06:50 PM
recipe please?

   A good layer of your favorite ground beef, turkey  or venison..
Cover with a layer of your favorite cheese.
A can of mushroom and a can of cream of celery soup over that...
Put a bag of tater tots on that..  
Sprinkle with your favorite cheese..  I like jalapeno...
Works great in the oven as well..
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: O on Jun 19, 2017, 08:08 PM
We did grill on Father's Day,  but it was a simple meal.  Sausage and potatoes.  I did use the parchment paper instead of aluminium foil and it worked ok.  One end got burned a little so I slid it onto a piece of aluminum foil till it was done.
I just order a new Weber charcoal grill using up some Cabela's points, should be here any day.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2017, 07:16 AM
Just charred come Zwiegles and pitched some shoes with my Son. My Bride made her famous potato salad.

I've got some fish to grill tonight. Grandma is headed to my Daughter's for a few days. She doesn't eat fish. Some Long Grain and Wild rice....spinach fresh from the garden........

Is it supper time yet :-\

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 20, 2017, 07:45 AM
  A good layer of your favorite ground beef, turkey  or venison..
Cover with a layer of your favorite cheese.
A can of mushroom and a can of cream of celery soup over that...
Put a bag of tater tots on that..  
Sprinkle with your favorite cheese..  I like jalapeno...
Works great in the oven as well..


thank you sir.

I'm going to try this in my smoker out at the lake.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 20, 2017, 08:06 AM

That sounds really good 👍🏻
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2017, 06:10 PM
Smallmouth Bass My Way!

A couple of good fillets...curry, garlic powder, secret rub and a spritz of vegetable oil cooking spray.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1611_zps9j2oy2fi.jpg&hash=47787a7ad5092be9daa1df9c3513d3e7) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1611_zps9j2oy2fi.jpg.html)

Fire up the Weber and get it cooking HOT!. 450degrees at least.

Cook fast with a nice char.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1613_zpsjxomsvez.jpg&hash=20e30aa2fdf3afab15bdcdfa24a6432d) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1613_zpsjxomsvez.jpg.html)

Serve on rice. I had a fresh wilted spinach and leaf lettuce (from the garden)  salad with peppers, onions, tomatoes and a nice mustard, apple cider vinaigrette with REAL BACON BITS!

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1614_zpsehxwvsz5.jpg&hash=d8e52d2c702dd12b34cc5b30b136cc3a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1614_zpsehxwvsz5.jpg.html)


Don't forget the Heineken.


Mmmmmmmmm! GOOD👍

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 22, 2017, 03:02 PM
That looks really good.....  .
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 22, 2017, 05:08 PM
It was.....and now for your dining pleasure.......
Fish Tacos My Way  ;D

Bread your fillet strips with your favorite. ( These happen to be Crappies from last weekend) Mine is some amped up House Autry Seafood Breading.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1615_zpsencdf4s4.jpg&hash=1f3bfd98777dc72ce9af6d1742873b62) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1615_zpsencdf4s4.jpg.html)

Fire up the Weber. Again...450 degrees or so.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1617_zpsmro9z873.jpg&hash=7e438f9891365f5782996c7b3aa113b8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1617_zpsmro9z873.jpg.html)

Spray with a generous spritz of vegetable cooking spray and bake till golden brown.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1616_zpsgyctsoc1.jpg&hash=f07b03cac6f333505162464dd3a86c55) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1616_zpsgyctsoc1.jpg.html)
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1618_zpsevpkidnf.jpg&hash=07b097ba98f700c526a07769f8f2b781) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1618_zpsevpkidnf.jpg.html)

Fill the shells with the fish and return to the grill to toast a bit.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1619_zps569httih.jpg&hash=f8f28fae981d5397c365fd6fb247edaf) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1619_zps569httih.jpg.html)

Top with whatever you like. Mine have fresh from the garden spinach, chopped black olives, home made salsa, shredded cheddar, and a good splash of Franks Red Hot.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1620_zps1edyalai.jpg&hash=58acecdfe65e0d683a3b44876767b656) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1620_zps1edyalai.jpg.html)

I could have eaten 6 or 8 of these.....but I'm trying to lose a few pounds. Doing pretty good too. Down 17lbs since April. 15 more and the Doc won't be yelling at me any more......I hope.

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 22, 2017, 05:20 PM
Your killing me mister..
I cant eat anything tonight because I'm scheduled to see the Dr for hernia surgery at 9 am tomorrow........... :P
Hope he can hold me off till Monday because I am preregistered for  a tournament Sunday...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jun 22, 2017, 05:22 PM
Tell me about it that made me hungry im gonna try that.....good luck and speedy recovery on your surgery Dom...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 22, 2017, 05:34 PM
Your killing me mister..
I cant eat anything tonight because I'm scheduled to see the Dr for hernia surgery at 9 am tomorrow........... :P
Hope he can hold me off till Monday because I am preregistered for  a tournament Sunday...

Ouch :pinch: :pinch: :pinch:

Hope all goes well bud.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: esox_xtm on Jun 22, 2017, 06:59 PM
Your killing me mister..
I cant eat anything tonight because I'm scheduled to see the Dr for hernia surgery at 9 am tomorrow........... :P
Hope he can hold me off till Monday because I am preregistered for  a tournament Sunday...

Dang it Dom, that's never "good". I popped an epigastric deal trying to tighten things up early this year. I'm hoping that losing a few pounds(  ::) ) will bring things back to normal. Regardless, none of "us" are 26 anymore (you know who you are) and 2 weeks of healing now takes 2 -3 months.

And Bob..... I've got 30# of pork shoulder all rubbed up in the fridge waiting for the weekend coals. Pics to come!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 22, 2017, 07:09 PM
I remember 26.....I think........no........wait a minute...........what was I talking about.........oh well.

30# of pork??? Hmmmm...Swienfest eh?

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: esox_xtm on Jun 22, 2017, 07:34 PM
Schweinfest! Ja! 30# conventional  "modified" Carolina pulled pork and another 7 - 8# dedicated to the death defying jerk lovers (me and a couple of others).

I'll post the process and recipes if anyone is interested. The pulled deal is very good and not much of a departure of what you might find with an online search. The jerk, on the other hand, is a labor of love and never having been to Jamaica I was only guessing. I do have it on fairly good authority that my offering is very authentic. Of course, both of us embrace the heat.... 8).

Thanks for holding up your end Bob!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 23, 2017, 03:22 AM
My pleasure!
Definitely keep up with pics and process. Sounds interesting to me. My Bride and I can take the heat too ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 23, 2017, 07:59 AM

 Dom speedy recovery ,
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 23, 2017, 05:36 PM
Well.........how did you make out Dom?

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 24, 2017, 05:06 AM
Well.........how did you make out Dom?

Rg


        Well I got good news and bad news..
The good news I'm not having surgery for a couple weeks..
Which makes me happy that I can fish in a bass tournament tomorrow that I have been registered for..

The bad news it that I'm having twins... ;D
I now have one on each side.......

  Thanks for all the well wishes everyone ..
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 30, 2017, 06:11 PM
Twins....break out the cigars ;D

A little nip and stitch....and you'll be fine.just had a nice T-Bone from the Weber. Forgot the pics.

Funny, I can't eat a whole one in one sitting any more. A good thing I guess. I'm down 20 lbs since March. Still have 17 to go to make everyone who looks at me happy. My Doctor mostly.

I think I can....I think I can.....I think I can.......

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 01, 2017, 10:54 AM
Raq We will have to see how much of a man you are after you or surgery. My youngest so was born with a hernia. They did nothing about it until just before he started school. When we went to check on him the next morning he was no where to be found. He was climbing around in the play room as if nothing had happened
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2017, 04:05 PM
I'm working on dinner.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1649_zpsak8rylxs.jpg&hash=b275a2c20f737fe054651969f8ece2bd) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1649_zpsak8rylxs.jpg.html)
Perch patty stuffed mushrooms with zucchini and summer squash with onions on the Weber.

The mushrooms are stuffed with the perch patty mix. The patty is a bonus. ;D

Stay tuned for the grand finale.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2017, 05:50 PM
Cooked up really nice.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1652_zpskmzwapc2.jpg&hash=2a3c57a1e710062b0b0aeba240ad220e) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1652_zpskmzwapc2.jpg.html)

A little Franks and .....yum!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 26, 2017, 07:23 AM
Did some bass fillets on the grill last night. Side of garden fresh zucchini and pearl onions.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1685_zps9ucjbygs.jpg&hash=8983ec8ae5b800a51767d02d2b1650a7) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1685_zps9ucjbygs.jpg.html)

Parchment paper delights.
(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1684_zpsu5b2aha8.jpg&hash=42e175ec5a5e3bc2a1a6c41ca9d5356c) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1684_zpsu5b2aha8.jpg.html)

Y'all need to learn the beauty of parchment papar👍

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 26, 2017, 07:38 AM

I got a gift of something like the grill mate and it works great 1 for veggies and another for meat and they are now over 3years old , wife uses parchment a lot for baking , never tried it on the grill
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 26, 2017, 07:45 AM
Try it....you'll like it. I've done everything from veggies to meat loaf. Just cook indirectly. Fantastic way to cook fish.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 26, 2017, 07:59 AM
That looks grill good..... ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2017, 05:13 PM
Breaded bullhead ( spring catch) baked on the Weber with zucchini and pearl onions from the garden.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_0479_zps129baeih.jpg&hash=998748a4e8cafbdf068b7d78cb295678) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_0479_zps129baeih.jpg.html)

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 02, 2017, 05:26 PM
Yum.............
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 02, 2017, 05:53 PM
Talk about YUM!
I may never fry fish again.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1698_zps6vsjjcnw.jpg&hash=c1d297ce88d1832a129e7ebaec55792d) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1698_zps6vsjjcnw.jpg.html)

Just an experiment....beyond my wildest expectations. I'll tell you how if you like.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 02, 2017, 07:10 PM


Just an experiment....beyond my wildest expectations. I'll tell you how if you like.

Rg

sure
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 02, 2017, 10:01 PM
Raq We will have to see how much of a man you are after you or surgery. My youngest so was born with a hernia. They did nothing about it until just before he started school. When we went to check on him the next morning he was no where to be found. He was climbing around in the play room as if nothing had happened
Be careful,  I had a hernia taken care of years ago. A few days afterward I felt pretty good. Went out deer hunting, got a nice doe and dragged it back to my camp. BIG mistake, the next morning i felt like someone took a chainsaw to my belly  :cookoo:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Aug 02, 2017, 10:02 PM
Mushrooms look awesome RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 03, 2017, 06:24 AM
Grilled bullhead.

Pretty simple really.
Toss wet fish in House Autry Seafood Breading , let sit for a few minutes and toss again.
Place on paper towels to dry a little.
Spray with cooking spray and toss again.
Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Spray the grill with cooking spray.
Bake on hot grill...400 degrees at least.
Cook 5 minutes or so on each side then another 5-10 minutes.

Done.

I add to the Breading mix to amp it up a bit.
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Pepper, black and cayenne.
On the Weber, I cook these indirect.

I'm sure it would work on a fillet as well. Might adjust the cooking time a bit.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2017, 07:00 PM
Fillet Mignon, roasted corn, Jumbo shrimp marinated in lemon juice and orange juice with garlic, cayenne pepper, olive oil, sea salt and pepper and basted with Frank's Red Hot.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1717_zpswffcttdn.jpg&hash=97320037b233fd77467ec271b3b83674) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1717_zpswffcttdn.jpg.html)

Dang fine eats!!!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 18, 2017, 07:12 PM

Looks great RG
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: drowndin dots on Aug 18, 2017, 07:36 PM
Sure do RG ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 22, 2017, 12:11 PM
Shrimps on the barbi....  Nice.... :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 22, 2017, 01:21 PM
I'd eat that!!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 01, 2017, 05:40 PM
How about a stovetop Zoodle frittata?
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups Zoodles
Chopped jalapeño, onion, green pepper, tomato (about a cup and a half)
1/3 lb sweet Italian sausage
1/2cup Swiss chard
5 whole eggs
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


Brown the sausage till almost cooked through.
Add olive oil and Sauté all the veggies at medium high heat till translucent. Make sure the Zoodles are soft.
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Beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper till mixed and pour over the veggies. Top with chard, Parmesan and cheddar.
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Reduce heat to low, cover and cook till firm.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1745_zpsajy3hy9p.jpg&hash=870b5209cc3d8452a2b0435e0a265f67) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1745_zpsajy3hy9p.jpg.html)

Enjoy!

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 08, 2017, 05:30 PM
Chicken Parm with Zoodles on the Weber.
Baked the breaded cutlets on the Weber at 450* till done. Oozed the Zoodles in chicken Broth till tender.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1762_zpskwg2cxt8.jpg&hash=1cdcf6eca0774f73f8e20418e192d42a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1762_zpskwg2cxt8.jpg.html)

In parchment paper, Zoodles, chicken, home made sauce, parm and Mozzerella cheese. Returned to the grill to bake.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1764_zps2feqsb3q.jpg&hash=a118c2536c14c9aef81319dcfcb2bf41) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1764_zps2feqsb3q.jpg.html)

Side of grilled garlic toast and chow down.

(https://www.myfishfinder.com/fishing_forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2FIMG_1765_zpswvr1qoxl.jpg&hash=b2fa52b134245a9bf663f512d28b5ab0) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/IMG_1765_zpswvr1qoxl.jpg.html)

Seriously yummy eats.

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 21, 2018, 06:06 PM
Hey Bob,  how was that piece of Angus?

If you want to get your butcher going some day,  ask him if it's Red or Black and if he's sure it's not Hereford.    ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 21, 2018, 07:05 PM
I fired up the Weber tonight and did some pork chops.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 22, 2018, 02:29 AM
Did that Saturday  Mac.
(https://s10.postimg.org/t84yu1kk5/IMG_1956.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t84yu1kk5/)

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Angus Porterhouse, a burger for Mama, roasted veggies. The steak was delicious Bill👍 I finished the other half yesterday. I used to be able to pound one of those in a sitting. Just can't do it any more.

Did some ice fishing yesterday. First trip this year. Hit the Canal near my home just to shake the dust off. Headed to Keuka this morning.

I'm on vacation this week😅😅😅 can't believe I get 3 weeks paid vacation from a silly part time job at Lowes  :rotflol: :rotflol:

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 23, 2018, 03:46 PM
Looks great guys......     :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 23, 2018, 05:23 PM
I was hoping to grill some sausage this evening, but the temps are dropping like a rock and the wind is cranking. Opted for a meat loaf, baked taters and broccoli........indoors. Tasty none the less.
 I make a mean meat loaf 8)
Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 23, 2018, 05:28 PM
Looks good Bob. If that's potato salad, I'm jealous!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 23, 2018, 05:33 PM
Meatloaf is a fine dinner and the sandwich tomorrow is even better.

We've got scalloped potatoes and cob smoked ham in the oven.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2018, 02:25 AM
Wind is howling outside woke me up.
I did ham and scalloped taters last week. Had a chunk in the freezer from Christmas. Made a white sauce
with onions, and added a fat cupful of fresh grated asiago and Parmesan cheese. Almost an Alfredo.

Not exactly cardiologist approved.....but darned tasty.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 24, 2018, 03:05 PM
Meatloaf is a fine dinner and the sandwich tomorrow is even better.

We've got scalloped potatoes and cob smoked ham in the oven.  ;D

I've done scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker and added ham slices towards the end, delicious stuff. Have to have smashed potatoes with garlic to accompany the meatloaf
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2018, 04:52 PM
No charcoal, but I made home made whole wheat garlic basil  fettuccine and hot Italian sausage  to go with our last jar of sauce. It is to weep.

I just can't put up enough sauce.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 24, 2018, 05:43 PM
Not on my Weber, but....

I’m in Syracuse at an Applebee’s
Eating the all you can eat barbecued riblets.

Not bad
And they are grilled
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 26, 2018, 07:01 AM
Not on my Weber, but....

I’m in Syracuse at an Applebee’s
Eating the all you can eat barbecued riblets.

Not bad
And they are grilled
I got my $12.99 worth in Rutland, VT last night. Not bad at all.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 26, 2018, 08:10 AM
I got my $12.99 worth in Rutland, VT last night. Not bad at all.   ;D

Yea, for $13 you are right.

Thinking of taking Donna this weekend to hit it again
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 26, 2018, 05:04 PM
 Only good through January, right?  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 27, 2018, 03:57 AM
I was wondering what I was gonna grill today ;D

Mmmmmmmmm! Ribs on the Weber.
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Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 24, 2018, 06:01 PM
Chilling and grilling in the cold.... :P


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Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Mar 24, 2018, 07:24 PM
Me too Dom. My wife suggested steak and eggs for dinner. I said, "Okay. How about I grill the steak?"
Mmmmmmm! 
It's cold out there, but it was worth it!  ;D 
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 25, 2018, 06:32 AM
Italian sausage subs for dinner last night. Made some sauce yesterday.

(https://s9.postimg.org/ymgwub7jf/IMG_2070.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ymgwub7jf/)

Lowes had charcoal marked down so I picked up a couple bags to tide me over til the big Memorial Day markdown. Had 8 bags as of last Labor Day. I wa down to one open bag :unsure: :unsure: Grilled all winter.

Sat out in the Adirondack chairs and had a couple cold ones while watching the Weber.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 01, 2018, 01:28 PM
Easter dinner in the making.

(https://s14.postimg.org/dh0tatr8d/20180401_114620.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dh0tatr8d/)

Started at 4:00 AM. Hickory chunks and limbs with a little mesquite thrown in every half hour or so. A whole brisket cut into point and flat, a pork shoulder, and a pan of baked beans. 2 hours until I let it rest.

Happy Easter all!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2018, 02:31 PM
 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 02, 2018, 05:46 AM
Boy that looks good.....     
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 02, 2018, 07:59 AM
Thanks. Not to toot my own horn, but it was fantastic! My daughter said that although Easter dinner has always been great, she thinks this was the best one we've ever had. She suggested perhaps it's the start of a new tradition?    ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Apr 02, 2018, 08:49 AM
Easter dinner in the making.

(https://s14.postimg.org/dh0tatr8d/20180401_114620.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dh0tatr8d/)

Started at 4:00 AM. Hickory chunks and limbs with a little mesquite thrown in every half hour or so. A whole brisket cut into point and flat, a pork shoulder, and a pan of baked beans. 2 hours until I let it rest.

Happy Easter all!   ;D

Looks good! What is your weapon of choice? Is that just a charcoal grill or a smoker?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 02, 2018, 09:52 AM
That's a smoker.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Apr 02, 2018, 11:50 AM
thanks. I am looking into broadening my patio culinary horizon with adding a smoker to the arsenal. Any insight for a newbie and a make and model that you like would be appreciated
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 02, 2018, 01:07 PM
This is the one I have.

https://www.chargriller.com/collections/charcoal-grills/products/smokin-outlaw-3724-charcoal-grill (https://www.chargriller.com/collections/charcoal-grills/products/smokin-outlaw-3724-charcoal-grill)

Under 200 at Wally-World. You can use it as a smoker or a charcoal grill. There's even grates for the side fire box so you could grill a steak or 6-8 burgers in there without using the main grill if you wanted.

With this type, you control the heat (200-225 is ideal for smoking) by fire size and damper control. It's not a set it and forget it thing. You have to be there every thirty minutes or so to add a couple more chunks of fuel. Too much fuel at once and your meat is burnt; not enough and the oven is too cold.

There are automatic, thermostat controlled, pellet-fed smokers as well that are set-and-forgets, but they're twice the money and need electricity. I personally think that takes the fun and satisfaction out of it, but to each their own.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Apr 02, 2018, 01:23 PM
Solid info right there, thanks fishnmachine! I am looking for a sit on the patio all day with scotch and a cigar type of set up, which this appears to be
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 22, 2018, 06:55 PM

(https://s17.postimg.cc/b8fdv1yyj/20180422_193505.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b8fdv1yyj/)
Dinner.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 23, 2018, 08:11 PM
So, last night's smoked chicken was just a secondary part of the main project of smoking off a Canadian bacon cured for 5 days in a maple syrup and brown sugar brine. They were smoked with sugar maple and wild apple wood chunks.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/7232e6c6j/20180423_195505.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7232e6c6j/)
Sliced.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/5n1hpht3v/20180423_202714.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5n1hpht3v/)
Vacuum sealed in 8 oz. packages along with a 14 oz. zip lock in the meat drawer.  Mmmm mmmm good!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 13, 2018, 04:20 PM
Ribs on the rotisserie and home made German potato salad.


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Mmmmmmmm goooood!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 13, 2018, 05:44 PM
Sure looks good Bob...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 13, 2018, 06:02 PM
Sure looks good Bob...

It was Dom. Fortunately there'll be leftovers.
Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 19, 2018, 05:09 PM
Today it was Clams Casino on the Weber.

(https://s7.postimg.cc/ujwa1y4qf/IMG_2165.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ujwa1y4qf/)

(https://s7.postimg.cc/4bl5ckscn/IMG_2166.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4bl5ckscn/)
 
Long time since I made these. Yer you yummy

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: TennesseeFreeze on May 19, 2018, 09:08 PM
Wild Spring Turkey packed with veggies, low and slow, charcoal and mesquite, on the Weber.


(https://s9.postimg.cc/4ctspf7vf/IMG_20180429_132811.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ctspf7vf/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on May 20, 2018, 03:10 AM
Now...that's what we're talking about !

Very nice.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: dirtydeeds on May 20, 2018, 08:28 PM
would love to try some of each please! grilled up my own surf n turf this evening
(https://s31.postimg.cc/ojwf1v7vb/20180520_192431.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ojwf1v7vb/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 21, 2018, 05:56 AM

Guys that stuff looks great
I did up surf and turf but alas no pics
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Post by: bart on May 21, 2018, 06:23 AM
This thread is brutal... I just finished my coffee and breakfast, and now I'm hungry all over again!
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 21, 2018, 06:47 AM
This thread is brutal... I just finished my coffee and breakfast, and now I'm hungry all over again!
Lol me to
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Post by: rgfixit on May 21, 2018, 07:38 AM
Angus strip steak.....big thick one.
(https://s7.postimg.cc/iz26o67rb/IMG_2167.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iz26o67rb/)

Had it with asparagus fresh from our garden....mmmmmm.....!
Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 21, 2018, 09:57 AM
for bfast?

my hero!

 8)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2018, 06:08 AM
Well, it was dinner. But the lestover was good with eggs this morning.👍

Used to be able to down one of those at a sitting. Can't do it any more.

Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 22, 2018, 08:20 AM
Going back to the basics starting this weekend. Bought the original Weber Kettle. Goal is to work my way up to a Weber Smokey Mountain.
Maiden voyage will be Chiavetta's chicken. Will soak in the sauce for 2 days, then slow cooked in the Weber. Looking forward to it
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Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2018, 06:48 PM
I Wuv my Weber!

Doing some wings for the neighborhood happy hour tomorrow afternoon. A weekly gathering for relaxation some libations and snacks.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on May 22, 2018, 06:54 PM
By the way, take a good look at the Weber Platinum Performer. It's my grill. You you can  smoke, grill etc with the convenience of propane assist for lighting. Charcoal fire in less than 10 minutes.

Rg
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Post by: UglyStik on May 22, 2018, 07:11 PM
Saw these today for the kettle.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/56vgp9krr/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/56vgp9krr/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/jq2lqrtd3/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jq2lqrtd3/)

The heat forms a draft up the center and with the lid on forms a vortex. You can cook the wings with indirect heat on the sides. And you can sear ribeyes over the center furnace.
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Post by: dirtydeeds on May 22, 2018, 09:56 PM
Saw these today for the kettle.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/56vgp9krr/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/56vgp9krr/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/jq2lqrtd3/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jq2lqrtd3/)

The heat forms a draft up the center and with the lid on forms a vortex. You can cook the wings with indirect heat on the sides. And you can sear ribeyes over the center furnace.
where'd ya see those? looks like it would work great 8)
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Post by: UglyStik on May 23, 2018, 02:03 AM
Look up BBQ Vortex or charcoal vortex. They look a little pricey, saw one guy had made one by chopping off a stainless bucket from ikea and saved money. Probably something you can DIY and save, but check if material is safe to do so with. I think galvanized is not, I will try to look it up and post back.
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Post by: filetandrelease on May 23, 2018, 05:53 AM

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Only acidic foods should not come in contact with galvanized steel according the the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The acid in some foods reacts with the zinc coating to form salts that are readily absorbed by the body and in excess could cause a very mild sickness.Sep 8, 2011
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2018, 06:54 AM
The vortex thing looks interesting. Only problem I see is you can't add charcoal to the fire. I use the Weber charcoal baskets that sit on the sides of the fire grate and unde the hinged portions of the grill.

Any of you ever look at the Arteflame grill top for Weber Kettles? That looks very interesting to me.

Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 23, 2018, 06:58 AM
By the way, take a good look at the Weber Platinum Performer. It's my grill. You you can  smoke, grill etc with the convenience of propane assist for lighting. Charcoal fire in less than 10 minutes.

Rg

Thanks for the referral i will look into it. Ideally, i want to keep the current LP grill, use the Classic Weber for charcoal cooking and then the Smokey Mountain as the smoking option. I like the idea of separating church and state I guess...
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 23, 2018, 07:06 AM
The vortex thing looks interesting. Only problem I see is you can't add charcoal to the fire. I use the Weber charcoal baskets that sit on the sides of the fire grate and unde the hinged portions of the grill.

Any of you ever look at the Arteflame grill top for Weber Kettles? That looks very interesting to me.

Rg

The Arteflame looks pretty cool. Especially the version that comes with the grate in the middle. for now, I will stick with the baskets. How many baskets do you use RG? I assume it depends on what you're cooking and whether it's direct or indirect
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2018, 07:40 AM
I have 2 baskets. For low and slow I fill them both and start each from one end of the basket with several lit coals. They burn on through the remaining basket and provide up to 6 hours of pretty regulated heat around 225-250. For rotisserie, I light them both and position them to either side. Last week I did ribs on the rotisserie cooking them for a full 4 hours only adding a handful of briquettes along the way.

For indirect cooking (most of what I do) I position the baskets to one side  and position the cover with the vent on the opposite side.

The Arteflame grill top with the center grate looks very useable. Put the coals in the center and sear over direct heat while slow grilling your side dishes on the outer rim.

I might be talking myself into something here  :w00t:

Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 23, 2018, 07:56 AM
Thanks RG. I am looking forward to getting the chicken on after a round of golf Saturday. Plan to add some apple wood chunks to add some flavor to the chicken that will be soaking in Chiavetta's sauce for a few days

I will try to add photos using my daughter's tablet. For some reason my older iPhone can't post, even with add image to post.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2018, 08:18 AM
I'm doing a batch of wings this afternoon for our neighborhood Wednesday Happy Hour.

Eyre getting happy in the fridge soaking in cider vinegar, olive oil, my rub mix and lemon juice.
 

I'm getting hungry already.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on May 23, 2018, 06:23 PM
Wings on the grill.

(https://s7.postimg.cc/5h3loc4h3/IMG_2170.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5h3loc4h3/)

Sorry I didn't get a pic of the finish. Folks were getting pretty hungry. There were no leftovers.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 23, 2018, 06:53 PM
I cannot believe that you left the wingtips on.
You're close enough to here to know better Bob.





However, they do look good.
I love doing wings on the grill.
Wings are bad for you, but on the grill they are bit less bad.

 8)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 24, 2018, 03:16 AM
You westerners just haven't figured out that it's a handle. There used to be a BBQ joint in Henrietta that served plates of deep fried tips. Theyd cook them till you could just crunch the whole thing down like a French fry.

They just opened a BBQ joint across the road from my street where the Burger King used to be. Same folks that had the overpriced burger place in that spot. Now they're advertising that you have to call ahead to reserve a table and meal. I give it 6 months and it'll be gone if they operate the same as they did with the burger joint.

Too bad really, prime location.

Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 24, 2018, 06:09 AM
I cannot believe that you left the wingtips on.
You're close enough to here to know better Bob.

 8)

Probably served them with range dressing too
(Mac, I grew up in Buffalo, I understand where you are coming from)
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 24, 2018, 06:24 AM


You westerners just haven't figured out that it's a handle.


Rg


Us westerners must not be as "dainty" as you easterners.

 8)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 24, 2018, 05:38 PM
Dainty schmainty...5 lbs of BBQ' d wings disappeared pretty darned quick. And ....only Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese and celery.

Way back when .......late 70's, I operated a hotel/bar/restaurant in Medina. I used the "original " buffalo wing recipe that everyone expected to get. Butter, Franks and vinegar. Wings were tossed with olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper and deep fried. I used only fresh wings. Frozen wings are not suitable for cat food.. The recipe changed as people tired of the same old.

I've been cooking wings ever since. My recipe has changed a lot and I seldom deep fry wings although I really like them that way and sometimes I cook nostalgic.

The Weber is my choice any more. My sauce??? I could tell you, but........I won't. My Rub??? Same story.

BBQ is an art form.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 24, 2018, 06:15 PM
cranky old fart



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Post by: rgfixit on May 24, 2018, 06:50 PM
Passionate...not cranky. I love my cooking.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2018, 04:12 PM
Rock Cornish game hens. Been soaking for a day and a half. Shot them up with butter, Franks and lemon juice.
(https://s7.postimg.cc/w1se252bb/IMG_2175.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w1se252bb/)
Doing a slow cook using the snake method.
(https://s7.postimg.cc/4efoo3u07/IMG_2176.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4efoo3u07/)
On the grill and cooking
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About 4 Heinekens  ( 2 1/2 hrs) in at about 275*
(https://s7.postimg.cc/uzi7jngxz/IMG_2179.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uzi7jngxz/)
 
Just starting to baste with a mix of Franks, butter, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.

Looking pretty yummy. About an hour to go.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 26, 2018, 05:48 PM
Not charcoal, but I have a rack of ribs in the smoker now for 5 hrs.
One more hour.
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Post by: rgfixit on May 26, 2018, 07:08 PM
Mmmmmmm...ribs!

The finish

(https://s7.postimg.cc/e9p7dj4ev/IMG_2180.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e9p7dj4ev/)

(https://s7.postimg.cc/4ce6kh4iv/IMG_2181.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ce6kh4iv/)


Served with a heaping helping of asparagus, fresh from my garden.
 I'll skip a pic of the aftermath. It was a caveman-like consumption.
Very tasty.

Rg

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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 27, 2018, 08:34 AM
Smoked Chicken thighs, drums and breasts that soaked in Chiavetta’s for 2 days. Used applewood chunks for the maiden voyage of the 22” original kettle Weber. Our company arrived 1:45 later than they were suppose to arrive when I started the goals. Had plenty of water in the kettle so even with a 3 hour smoke, chicken was moist.

Sides included tossed salad, german potato salad, grilled asparagus and tri colored noodle salad with chunks of cheddar, salami, grape tomatoes tossed in Italian Dressing. Oh, and Leinenkugal’s Shmmer shandy.

Great way to start the holiday weekend!

Pictures of the smoked chicken added
(https://s15.postimg.cc/ip68qsibb/CF1_C73_CE-_CA12-41_B6-9074-429811731_AC6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ip68qsibb/)
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2018, 05:40 PM
Slow cooked some pork country ribs and baked beans on the Weber. Made a side cole slaw. My Bride had seconds,. A super indicator.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 03, 2018, 06:06 PM
Yesterday I trimmed and tied a whole pork loin, and started curing it to make another batch of Canadian bacon. I'm curing it in a maple brine.
1 gal.  water
1 1/2 cups maple syrup
1 1/2 cups kosher salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp black pepper
I'll turn it in the brine Wednesday evening and cure it until next Saturday. Then I'll smoke it with apple wood at 220° until it has an internal temperature of 140°. Probably will take 4-6 hrs. but it's worth it! Getting ready for BLT season!  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 04, 2018, 02:34 AM
That sounds really good Bill. Love Canadian bacon. How do you store it after it's cured and smoked?

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 04, 2018, 06:57 AM
I'll cut it into 1/8" slices, vacuum seal it into 8 oz. packages, and keep it in the freezer.   ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 04, 2018, 01:09 PM
Man...you have me hooked with this one. I'm gonna experiment with a small loin and a dry cure.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 05, 2018, 11:35 AM
A dry rub will be delicious but it won't taste like a bacon. I've done both. The rub tastes like barbecue. The brine tastes like bacon.  Because a pork loin is so lean, you kind of need the moisture to get into the meat to keep it from dying out when it goes into the frying pan for breakfast or sandwiches. Good either way. ....  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2018, 03:48 PM
A dry rub will be delicious but it won't taste like a bacon. I've done both. The rub tastes like barbecue. The brine tastes like bacon.  Because a pork loin is so lean, you kind of need the moisture to get into the meat to keep it from dying out when it goes into the frying pan for breakfast or sandwiches. Good either way. ....  ;D

Well I'll take your advice. Wet brine it is.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2018, 03:50 PM
You don't use any Prague or Morton Tender Quick?
 I haven't seen a recipe without it.
Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 05, 2018, 05:25 PM
I don't. That's all  just salt Peter. All it does is keep the meat pink and shrink your dink. An unnecessary chemical.   ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 05, 2018, 06:06 PM
Well, actually, sodium nitrite aka saltpeter, has no proven effect on libido. However, when it is converted to sodium nitrate during the curing process, it is said to enhance the flavor of the meat being cured. At the very least it inhibits bacterial growth in proper proportions.

Of course...everything on the internet is true.....right?

 And believe me it's not that I don't trust your recipe.

I'm still thinking on this one.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 05, 2018, 08:28 PM
Linked to Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, mellitus, stomach cancer, Parkinson's disease, colorectal cancer and colon cancer.  For what little flavor difference,  I'll pass. Tantamount to using miracle -gro in your vegetable garden.Just my opinion.  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2018, 02:50 AM
Think I might skip this all together and have some asparagus instead.

I have a Grava Lox recipe I've used with Atlantic Salmon caught from Seneca Lake that only used sugar, salt and pepper. The times I've made it it's been fabulous. But I'm not certain fish are prone to bacterial growth like red meats are.

I suppose not using nitrites/ nitrates would dictate thoroughly cooking the bacon and not trying it as a luncheon meat. Can you imagine what's in the store bought stuff?

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 06, 2018, 12:10 PM
Jeeesh! I didn't mean to scare you out of it! Although we were taught differently, the National Pork Board says that pork only needs to be cooked to 145° nowadays!  Smoked to 140° then wrapped in foil, it rests to that so it is fully cooked and preserved by the kosher salt and smoke.  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 06, 2018, 05:18 PM
I ain't scared👍

Made my list already. Looked this morning for a decent pork loin at the grocery. Didn't see one I liked. I have a butcher I visit every so often. I time to make a trip.

Rg

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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 06, 2018, 06:13 PM
👍 👍
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 10, 2018, 02:34 PM
A week in the brine, the loin is in the smoker.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/6puac0jy5/20180610_151525.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6puac0jy5/)
My "work" is cut out for me for the rest of the day!  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2018, 05:04 PM
Gotta see the final product Bill!

I'm gonna start mine tomorrow or the next day. I'm on vacation next week so I can smoke it at leisure.

Bob
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 10, 2018, 05:17 PM
Oh boy that looks good..
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 10, 2018, 06:04 PM
It's there.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/bvdvc8nql/20180610_181951.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bvdvc8nql/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/iylqrvo19/20180610_181958.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iylqrvo19/)
 ;D
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 10, 2018, 06:21 PM
Now let it rest.........

(https://s22.postimg.cc/567bwikhp/20180610_191907.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/567bwikhp/)
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Jun 10, 2018, 06:44 PM
that looks like i wouldnt be able to stop eating it...job well done sir!! im hanging with my brother in law trying to rid his garden of some problem chucks and hes been smoking this,
(https://s22.postimg.cc/l6zx970a5/20180610_192310.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l6zx970a5/)
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 10, 2018, 07:56 PM
Yum!   ;D
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 10, 2018, 08:05 PM
Rested enough!

(https://s22.postimg.cc/up4q6bxf1/20180610_200539.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/up4q6bxf1/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/68mkbx9jx/20180610_201532.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/68mkbx9jx/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/vrewp0dp9/20180610_201909.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vrewp0dp9/)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/nyo8x52m5/20180610_202110.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nyo8x52m5/)
A great test run, but for a real tomato!!  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2018, 04:58 AM
I'm inspired ! 👍👍
Couple questions....

What did you use for a container to brine the loin? I was thinking I'd do a half loin and put it and the  brine in a vacuum bag. I wa thinking I could seal it up without vacuum and contain all the ingredients.

Did you cook the brine to dissolve the sugar and salt  before adding the loin?
Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2018, 06:07 AM
Never mind :laugh:

It's in the fridge getting 😊

(https://s15.postimg.cc/c96k34nrr/IMG_0646.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c96k34nrr/)

I'll smoke it on the Weber next Monday.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 11, 2018, 06:42 AM
I use an 8 qt. stainless steel pot that I mix the brine in.  I don't cook the brine. Hot tap water and a whisk seem to dissolve the salt and sugar. Once the brine is mixed I put the meat in the bottom. Then I place a dinner plate on top of the meat with a quart jar of water for weight on the plate to make sure the meat stays submerged, and no air touches the meat.  ;D
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 11, 2018, 07:58 AM
well played! i do something similar when it's time to make refrigerator dill pickles
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2018, 08:39 AM
I use an 8 qt. stainless steel pot that I mix the brine in.  I don't cook the brine. Hot tap water and a whisk seem to dissolve the salt and sugar. Once the brine is mixed I put the meat in the bottom. Then I place a dinner plate on top of the meat with a quart jar of water for weight on the plate to make sure the meat stays submerged, and no air touches the meat.  ;D

Yup, Luke warm water dissolved the salt and sugar. The bag is full enough to cover the meat completely so I'm happy.

I make a lot of pickles ATC. Most are canned, but some get the refrigerator recipe. Bill can attest to my "pickle prowess". We're down to 3 jars of the "smoking hot" pickles and 1 of the every day spicy variety. There's 10 plants warming up in the bullpen for this year's crop. And .....4 jalapeños. I'll have to buy the Cowhorn and Hungarian hot peppers. I ran out of room with all the potatoes I planted.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinator on Jun 11, 2018, 09:15 AM
I know it's not grilling, but anyone have a good dill pickle recipe for canning? I have tried a few store bought spice packs but havent been impressed.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 11, 2018, 09:41 AM
Yup, Luke warm water dissolved the salt and sugar. The bag is full enough to cover the meat completely so I'm happy.

I make a lot of pickles ATC. Most are canned, but some get the refrigerator recipe. Bill can attest to my "pickle prowess". We're down to 3 jars of the "smoking hot" pickles and 1 of the every day spicy variety. There's 10 plants warming up in the bullpen for this year's crop. And .....4 jalapeños. I'll have to buy the Cowhorn and Hungarian hot peppers. I ran out of room with all the potatoes I planted.

Rg

I have read (and enjoyed) about your Horticulture skills and pickle prowess in the gardens thread. I meant I used a weighted jar to make sure the cucumbers were submerged in brine back in the day, before i smartened up and just went to slicing the cucumbers and going directly to the canning jar.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 11, 2018, 01:48 PM
Canned dill pickles.

6 cups White Vinegar (5% acidity)
3 cups distilled water. (Tap water creates a metallic taste)
1/3 cup kosher or canning salt
1/2 cup sugar
 The following seasonings to taste:
Minced garlic
Mustard seed
Celery seed
Dill seed
Fresh dill sprigs
Chopped onion

I add crushed red pepper, jalapeños, cowhorn or Hungarian hot peppers for heat or spice.

Add vinegar, water,  salt and sugar to a non reactive pan and bring to a boil. Keep hot while preparing the jars.

Wash jars lids and rings in hot soapy water and rinse. Sterilize jars in a hot water bath for a full 10 minutes at a full boil. There is no need to sterilize modern lids.

Fill hot jars with onion, garlic, and spices and pack full with pickles. Add a slice of hot pepper if you choose.

Ladle hot brine into jars leaving 1/2" space at top. Poke a chopstick into the jar to release any trapped air bubbles. Refill if necessary.

Cover with new, clean canning lid and tighten ring just finger tight.

Submerge in hot water bath and bring water temps to at least 200 degrees for a full 10 minutes.

Remove and place towel on counter till completely cooled and sealed.

Place any jars that do not seal in the fridge and consume within 2 weeks.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 12, 2018, 11:58 AM
What's your personal preference when smoking ribs? Let's assume that room isn't an issue, so you can't say a rack because i can get more in there. For your favorite, final product, do you lay 'em flat or use a rack?
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 12, 2018, 05:11 PM
I like a St. Louis cut. Give them a good rub 2 days prior to smoking. Put them on the smoker rack bone side down.I may turn or rotate the racks but never flip them.   ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 12, 2018, 07:28 PM
I smoke  baby back cuts on the rotisserie. I'm doing a couple racks next Wednesday for our neighborhood happy hour. There's only 1000 ways to cook ribs. Pick one you like and try it.


Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 13, 2018, 08:40 AM
For ribs i actually like to toss them on the grill first for 2 minutes on each side for a nice grill mark, then they go into the smoker. I also feel like this seals in the juices and they come out much more tender. But as stated, 1000 ways to make ribs.

Not sure if anyone tried it but brined and smoked chicken wings are amazing.
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Post by: fishinator on Jun 13, 2018, 09:10 AM
I may get fried for this but the 3,2,1 method for ribs works perfect. 3 hours on the smoker, 2 hours wrapped in foil with some apple cider, then last hour over higher heat with sauce. falls off the bone.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 13, 2018, 10:10 AM
For ribs i actually like to toss them on the grill first for 2 minutes on each side for a nice grill mark, then they go into the smoker. I also feel like this seals in the juices and they come out much more tender. But as stated, 1000 ways to make ribs.

Not sure if anyone tried it but brined and smoked chicken wings are amazing.

I've grilled, then sauced (Franks/butter & BBQ) then smoked wings. Flavor is amazing
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 13, 2018, 11:01 AM
Yup same technique I use.

As for fall off the bone ribs - I sometimes prefer them not fall of the bone but more towards very tender.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2018, 03:13 PM
Wings .....I like to sort of brine them. I use Franks, Wishbone Italian dressing, lemon juice and cider vinegar and my dry rub. I let them sit in the fridge overnight, tossing them when I remember to.

I bake them on the Weber at around 325 and add some smoke when the spirit moves me to. At the end I bump the temps to 400 or so and baste them with my BBQ sauce concoction for the last 15 minutes and let them crust up nice.

There's never any left.

Just turned the pork loin. Can't wait to smoke that hunk of meat.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 13, 2018, 07:13 PM
I've never met a rib I didn't like. Ha ha.  8)

Wings I too sort of brine or marinade similar to Bob's, but no Frank's. I don't like spicy, hot, or Buffalo.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2018, 08:30 PM
I smoke  baby back cuts on the rotisserie. I'm doing a couple racks next Wednesday for our neighborhood happy hour. There's only 1000 ways to cook ribs. Pick one you like and try it.


Rg

I’ve been there.
Small neighborhood.
But only a couple racks??
Enough for 4 people.
Or enough for a taste of them for 8.

Go get 5-6 more racks Bob.

😎
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2018, 08:34 PM


As for fall off the bone ribs - I sometimes prefer them not fall of the bone but more towards very tender.



Ahhhh......
Isn’t that the same thing?
Tender and falling off the bone?
So how do you get them “more towards tender”, but TOUGH enough to stay on the bone?

😈
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2018, 08:37 PM
I've never met a rib I didn't like. Ha ha.  8)

Wings I too sort of brine or marinade similar to Bob's, but no Frank's. I don't like spicy, hot, or Buffalo.   ;D

Franks is far from spicy or hot.
But I understand.
Sometimes I enjoy wings non-Buffalo style.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2018, 02:11 AM
I’ve been there.
Small neighborhood.
But only a couple racks??
Enough for 4 people.
Or enough for a taste of them for 8.

Go get 5-6 more racks Bob.

There's usually only 5 of us. The two girls eat like birds. Besides, it's only appetizers.....not dinner really.

Rg

😎
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2018, 06:56 AM
You and Trap should both get together and collectively try to figure out the quote feature.

😎
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinator on Jun 14, 2018, 07:26 AM
You and Trap should both get together and collectively try to figure out the quote feature.

😎
the quote feature sucks on mobile devices.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2018, 07:33 AM
Bah....humbug!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 14, 2018, 08:32 AM
Ahhhh......
Isn’t that the same thing?
Tender and falling off the bone?
So how do you get them “more towards tender”, but TOUGH enough to stay on the bone?

😈

Its all about timing and temperature. Keep them in too long and they really do fall off the bone. keep them in just long enough and they only come off the bone where you bite them. My buddy owns Durk's on famous Thayer Street in Providence RI and was nice enough to share his brine and rub recipe as well as a few other tricks for ribs, pulled pork, brisket and more. I shared one of my sausage recipes and its a hit.

https://durksbbq.com/


Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2018, 08:05 PM

My buddy owns Durk's on famous Thayer Street in Providence RI


Never heard of Durk's.

And never heard of this famous "Thayer Street in Providence RI".

Sorry.
I' ve been to Providence  many X and don't remember this street.

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 14, 2018, 10:23 PM
 Maybe you may recognize this

(https://s33.postimg.cc/5bpjn8t6z/02_B980_F3-_F142-450_C-9_BA4-093_F755_C3_BE0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5bpjn8t6z/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 15, 2018, 10:16 AM
Never heard of Durk's.

And never heard of this famous "Thayer Street in Providence RI".

Sorry.
I' ve been to Providence  many X and don't remember this street.

Then you sir where in the wrong neighborhoods. LOL

2 famous streets -Thayer St and Atwells Ave (Federal Hill).
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 15, 2018, 11:47 AM
I was very wrong.  Sorry.

I was in Newport, RI three x.

Again, apologize.

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 15, 2018, 12:00 PM
I was very wrong.  Sorry.

I was in Newport, RI three x.

Again, apologize.

No need to apologize. Newport is very nice as well. Great fishing as well for all species.

If you are ever in Providence I highly recommend bringing some $$ and trying out some of the restaurants. Some of the top ranked restaurants in the country. (Thank you Johnson and Whales University)  I can attest that it is truly a farm to table/fresh catch to table type of dining experience. I personally supply wild mushrooms to a few restaurants in the area.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2017/03/29/where-eat-and-what-order-providence/CALDGcq36prdXP1EA7o9eN/story.html
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2018, 06:03 PM
Well...the pork loin has been in the brine since last Monday. Just a couple more days and I'll put the smoke to it. Sunday I'll take it out of the brine and give it a cold water soak for an hour. Then it goes into the fridge overnight to dry.

Monday I'll tie it up and get smokin'

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 16, 2018, 07:49 PM

(https://s22.postimg.cc/tnugyg5r1/20180616_204529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tnugyg5r1/)
Dinner.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2018, 07:56 PM
Looks yummy Bill.

We had roasted Brussels sprouts, fresh spinach, nailed potatoes and country pork ribs for dinner. Wings sound good for tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 17, 2018, 08:27 PM
My wings on the Weber.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/uyj5oivup/IMG_2199.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uyj5oivup/)

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 18, 2018, 12:52 PM
Canadian bacon is 2 hours into a smoke at about 225. 125 degrees when I checked it a few minutes ago. Looks spectacular!


Update.......done👍

It's resting comfortably until I can't stand it any more.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 18, 2018, 04:16 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 18, 2018, 04:22 PM
Thanks for he help Bill. Wish we could have a BLT and pickle feast together.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 18, 2018, 04:27 PM
Yum! If Pickle Fest happens again this fall, maybe we could make that work!  ;)
Enjoy!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 18, 2018, 05:58 PM

(https://s8.postimg.cc/9qotgky7l/GAOCB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9qotgky7l/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 18, 2018, 06:39 PM
Peasant!
I make real pickles.

  :flex:
Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2018, 06:14 PM
Well Bill, my hats off to you. Thanks a bunch for your recipe. The Canadian bacon is simply delicious. We had BLTs for supper. I took one over to my friend next door. It disappeared in a heartbeat.

Time to look for more pork loin!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 19, 2018, 06:16 PM


Time to look for more pork loin!

Rg

Aldi's
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2018, 07:18 PM
That place scares me. We used to do lighting maintenance for them. You don't want to know what goes on under the meat shelving. I had a couple techs refuse to service them for the stench when they pulled the shelving to get to the lighting. I inspected and pulled them out.

Price Chopper and Sav-a-lot were other real dumps. Seriously disgusting stores.

I'll go see my Butcher. Him...I know.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 19, 2018, 08:33 PM
We've had very good luck there.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 19, 2018, 08:37 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D
I knew you'd like it, Bob ;). We used it last night for turkey and bacon subs. My wife fried it so it was just crispy. Oh my! It doesn't hurt a cheeseburger, either.

Much less fat than belly bacon, but just as tasty (if not better). It's good stuff to have on hand.   8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2018, 01:14 PM
Just put on some meat for our Wednesday neighborhood happy hour.


(https://s8.postimg.cc/c5s6hdt29/IMG_2205.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c5s6hdt29/)

Ought to go good with salt taters and my home brewed cole slaw.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 20, 2018, 09:16 PM
We've had very good luck there.
Same here, very happy with both Aldi's and Sav a lot here in No, Ton
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 21, 2018, 04:14 AM
Got a half loin from. my butcher yesterday. It goes into the brine today.

Bill, using the vacuum bag was just perfect. I cut the bag about 4" longer than the loin and sealed one end. Put the loin in and filled it leaving a small air gap at the top and sealed it up. I placed it in a pan and pushed the end of e bag to one side moving the air up into the extra space. It leaves the meat completely submerged with no air around it at all. I only need one refrigerator and didn't want it smelling like brine for a couple weeks. The sealed bag was the nutz!

We washed out the bag and can repurpose it .

My next project is to construct a raised rack in my Weber. I have the extension ring for the rotisserie that would raise the flat rack up almost 13"  off the fire if I add some support. I'm gonna drill some holes and add 4 stainless steel bolts that will protrude into the cooking space and hold the flat rack.

I wasn't completely happy with smoking the ribs on the rotisserie, at least in that quantity. I was able to do an extended burn holding between 225 and 250 so I have a good method for setting up the fire that works well. Just have to raise that rack.

Had I done them flat on the rack as it is, they'd have been too close to the fire in one spot or another.  As it was the parts of the ribs that touched each other weren't charred the way I like to see them. Gotta do them flat.

Anyway, it gives me something to do after I assault the carp this morning.👍

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2018, 04:51 AM
Modified the Weber yesterday.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/ipgrmgo5d/IMG_2228.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ipgrmgo5d/)

Added some stainless steel bolts around the top of the rotisserie ring to support the rack. Now it's a full 14" above the coals when Iuse it for smoking. It dawned on me that I can also add a rack if I want to. I'll be testing it out this Saturday when I smoke the pork loin that's brining in the fridge. More Canadian bacon👍👍


Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SizeMatters on Jun 25, 2018, 05:15 AM
Modified the Weber yesterday.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/ipgrmgo5d/IMG_2228.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ipgrmgo5d/)

Added some stainless steel bolts around the top of the rotisserie ring to support the rack. Now it's a full 14" above the coals when Iuse it for smoking. It dawned on me that I can also add a rack if I want to. I'll be testing it out this Saturday when I smoke the pork loin that's brining in the fridge. More Canadian bacon👍👍


Rg
Nice mod.  Starting to resemble the WSM.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2018, 06:29 AM
Kind of :laugh:

I keep looking for WSM at garage sales. Wouldn't mind having one.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 25, 2018, 06:41 AM
Ok, you guys got me going on the smoking. So i got my brinkman electric smoker out over the weekend cleaned it out ,bought new lava rocks , a bag of pecan wood chips and it ready to roll...
I have only used it for making venison jerky..   I want to do a small whole chicken.  Any sugestions?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2018, 05:55 PM
Yup! Do 2 ;D

You can brine if you like. I prefer marinating and injecting. Cider vinegar, Franks Red Hot and lemon juice is a nice mix to start with.  Coat with olive oil and season as you like,  smoke slow...250 for the first 45 minutes or so, then bump up the heat to 325-350 till it reaches 180 degrees.

Let it rest for a good 20 minutes before slicing.


That's the best I've got.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 28, 2018, 02:54 PM
Snagged a cool tool the other day. Weber Igrill Mini.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/wml7a1zpd/30_DD28_E6-3871-4950-8_D47-2_CAC77026796-2932-00000328_F02_CDDF8.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/wml7a1zpd/)

Pretty cool unit. Bluetooth/app based. Now I can watch the cook on my phone and iPad and get alerts when it's done or near done.

Gonna test it out this weekend with the pork loin that's marinating in the fridge.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 28, 2018, 04:13 PM
That's pretty neat. Let us know how it works. I might have to have one myself!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 28, 2018, 04:50 PM
I will BIll. So far it looks as though it's perfect. Real time monitoring.

Best part is I got it at serious discount. It was returned to the store witout a package. How's $5 hit you?

$49.95 retail.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jun 28, 2018, 05:13 PM
Sweet. Did you just see that bird fly by in the most friendliest manner? Lol!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 28, 2018, 06:31 PM
Bluebird of happiness?

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 30, 2018, 06:04 PM
Bride said it was too hot to grill. I said never too hot or too cold to grill. Made kabobs and the princess’s favorite noodle salad.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/tapz9o9cn/C08_A2_D6_F-7_CA7-4121-_BB03-_E73696_F586_DC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tapz9o9cn/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 30, 2018, 06:14 PM
Looks great Dan..  I agree about to hot or cold.. I was burning up some LP on the deck  tonight....
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 30, 2018, 06:16 PM
Looks very yummy. Just took the perch fillets out of the brine and laid them out on a tray. They'll stay in the fridge till I smoke them tomorrow.

I have high hopes.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 30, 2018, 06:59 PM
Looks very yummy. Just took the perch fillets out of the brine and laid them out on a tray. They'll stay in the fridge till I smoke them tomorrow.

I have high hopes.

Rg

Looking forward to seeing the results
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 30, 2018, 07:02 PM
Looks great Dan..  I agree about to hot or cold.. I was burning up some LP on the deck  tonight....

Thanks! Tasted even better!

I have grilled BBQ chicken in the pouring rain and we do Surf and Turf in February. Grilling season is 365 days a year for me!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 09:21 AM
Many is the time I've shoveled a path to my Weber. The propane assist makes cooking on charcoal really easy in the wind, cold and rain. I'll be starting the smoking in a couple hours. The loin is almost ready and the fish is all set to go.

I might just toss on some wings when the fish is done.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 12:29 PM
Smoked perch.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/kmpj29rr5/IMG_2236.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kmpj29rr5/)

Not too bad for a first try. Good flavor for sure. Thicker pieces were better than the thin. Thin ones should have come off earlier.  I think crappies would do just fine. Just have to chunk hem up so you could remove the thinner parts as they finish before the others.

Pork loin is on with the wings.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 01, 2018, 01:14 PM
Looks good! Sausage with marinara, peppers and onions on today’s menu. Sautéing the peppers and onions inside, will let them cook on the Weber in the marinara while i cook up the sausage

Decided to leave the peppers and onions in the house, in the marinara. Will let the sauce soak up the juices inside for a while
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 01, 2018, 01:33 PM

Smoked perch.


Rg


did ya get off?

 :whistling:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 03:09 PM
I'd expect no less  :-\
Had my neighbor taste e fish. Got a big thumbs up. I'll be making it into a spread for our Wednesday night happy hour.

The finish,
(https://s8.postimg.cc/i4d0ssaf5/IMG_2238.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i4d0ssaf5/)

The wings were good, very juicy, but, my Bride and I agreed that my BBQ'd wings are better. I guess we're just spoiled.

The loin looks really delicious. Looking forward to a taste test and many CBLT sandwiches with home grown tomatoes.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 01, 2018, 03:20 PM
Sure looks good Bob....... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 03:22 PM
I'm ready to spring for an electric smoker Dom. Think I'm pretty well hooked.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 01, 2018, 05:35 PM
I'd expect no less  :-\
Had my neighbor taste e fish. Got a big thumbs up. I'll be making it into a spread for our Wednesday night happy hour.

The finish,
(https://s8.postimg.cc/i4d0ssaf5/IMG_2238.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i4d0ssaf5/)

The wings were good, very juicy, but, my Bride and I agreed that my BBQ'd wings are better. I guess we're just spoiled.

The loin looks really delicious. Looking forward to a taste test and many CBLT sandwiches with home grown tomatoes.

Rg

Good stuff right there!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 01, 2018, 06:16 PM
Sausage, before and after


(https://s33.postimg.cc/4vh0gypyz/624_CFA84-_D601-4238-8577-_B3_FA10297_A4_A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4vh0gypyz/)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/co7o8yyiz/7_D25_B1_EE-6211-4_F14-8_D1_E-_A88674_D3_F2_B6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/co7o8yyiz/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 07:12 PM
Mmmmmmmm! Home made sauce I hope.

I make a mean home made garlic basil fettuccine 👍 Sure would go good with that sausage and sauce.

Pretty sure I'm about a day away from a new Masterbuilt Digital Electric smoker. My Bride said " Get it if you want it!"

Love that woman.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 01, 2018, 07:23 PM
RG, I have been going back and forth on getting a Weber Smokey Mountain or an electric smoker. I love tending to the heat source of a traditional smoker, but the convenience of the electric smoker is hard to pass up.

If you have the green light you shoud pull the trigger

And yes, homemade sauce...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 01, 2018, 07:35 PM
Mmmmmmmm! Home made sauce I hope.

I make a mean home made garlic basil fettuccine 👍 Sure would go good with that sausage and sauce.

Pretty sure I'm about a day away from a new Masterbuilt Digital Electric smoker. My Bride said " Get it if you want it!"

Love that woman.

Rg

This is the one I have Bob
Works well
Especially for the price
Get the one without the glass window
The window only gets black and doesn’t allow you to see anything anyway
Not worth the extra bucks IMHO

Have fun
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2018, 07:57 PM
I figured the stainless steel and glass were pretty much worthless.

Thanks Mac. I'll blame it on you ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 01, 2018, 08:40 PM
My pleasure
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 01, 2018, 08:51 PM
Nice looking bacon, Bob!  ;D

It sounds like you're hooked on smoking. Take your wife's advise and get a smoker. An electric certainly has its conveniences. Mine isn't, but I like, and take some pride in the fact that I can cut my own wood for it. Hickory, maple, cherry, and apple are all readily available to me, and I like the fact that I can take a downed limb and turn it into something delicious without having to depend on buying pellets.

Whichever style you decide on, I know you'll enjoy it.  ;)
 ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 01, 2018, 08:53 PM
ATC, that looks awesome!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2018, 03:09 PM
The verdict is in.....
(https://s8.postimg.cc/5oqethji9/IMG_2239.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5oqethji9/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/qye14c7ip/IMG_2240.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qye14c7ip/)

Delicious!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 02, 2018, 04:41 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 02, 2018, 04:58 PM
Sure wish you were my neighbor... ;D
Not that i have any....  Dont...8)
Nice Bob... :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2018, 05:12 PM
Well, I wouldn't mind being neighbors with you Dom. Anyway, I did share some with my neighbor George. He's a cabinet maker and my age. We see eye to eye you could say. Quite a character.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 02, 2018, 05:30 PM
Forgive me thread, for I have sinned.

Girls marinaded some chicken for 45 minutes so I struck up the LP grill to cook the cutlets quickly in lieu of spending the time to get coals going
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2018, 06:23 PM
All is  well that ends well. If the girls re happy, you win!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 02, 2018, 06:41 PM
They don’t have the same appreciation for charcoal. And I was havin a leftover sausage pepper and onion parm samich so all were happy
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 02, 2018, 07:38 PM
Bob
Did you get the smoker yet
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2018, 02:53 AM
Nah, I keep talking myself out of it. I'll wait for a sale or a return.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 03, 2018, 08:42 AM
Nah, I keep talking myself out of it. I'll wait for a sale or a return.

Rg

yup.

Got mine last year at Walmart at a Father's Day sale.
Was only $159.00

Here it is on amazon for $179.00

https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1530625269&sr=1-2&keywords=smoker
 (https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1530625269&sr=1-2&keywords=smoker)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2018, 04:50 PM
It's $179 at the store. I have a feeling I can get it way cheaper if I wait a bit. Hopefully they'll change models and I'll buy the display.

Made some smoked perch spread for happy hour tomorrow night. Kind of winged it.
This is approximate....
2 c. Smoked perch, ground in the food processor
1/2 block cream cheese...the real stuff ...not that low cal crap
1 c. Sour cream
Fine Chopped green onion and celery
Worchestershire sauce, Franks Red hot
A happy handful of fine diced Jalapeños
Black pepper.

Took some over to my neighbor to taste test. Disappeared like a fart in the wind.

Tastes pretty darned good. Gonna put the smoke to a bigger batch of crappies on Saturday.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinator on Jul 03, 2018, 05:09 PM
I love smoked fish spread. I have snuck it on a few people who refuse to eat fish.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2018, 08:10 PM
These customers are easy to please. Sort of country folk. I'm sure it will go over well.

Actually, I'm having a hard time not chowing it down myself.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 03, 2018, 08:12 PM
It's $179 at the store. I have a feeling I can get it way cheaper if I wait a bit. Hopefully they'll change models and I'll buy the display.

Made some smoked perch spread for happy hour tomorrow night. Kind of winged it.
This is approximate....
2 c. Smoked perch, ground in the food processor
1/2 block cream cheese...the real stuff ...not that low cal crap
1 c. Sour cream
Fine Chopped green onion and celery
Worchestershire sauce, Franks Red hot
A happy handful of fine diced Jalapeños
Black pepper.

Took some over to my neighbor to taste test. Disappeared like a fart in the wind.

Tastes pretty darned good. Gonna put the smoke to a bigger batch of crappies on Saturday.

Rg

Spread sounds good! Thoughts about topping it with jalapeño jam?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2018, 07:15 AM
That's a great idea! Actually, I make a pretty darned good pepper jam. But, alas.....I'm fresh out.

I doubt it's anything I can buy at the store, but, there's a great little farm market that has all kinds of goodies like that and it's almost on my way home from work. Maybe I'll pick up some strawberries, make some biscuits and serve up some shortcake tonight as well.

And...before you say anything Mac, I know...it's not really work ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 04, 2018, 08:12 AM
That's a great idea! Actually, I make a pretty darned good pepper jam. But, alas.....I'm fresh out.


I think it would pair nicely.

That’s all I have left, jalapeño jam. The pickles didn’t make it to hardwater season, and the peppers and hot sauces didn’t wake it to open water season.

I need a bigger plot to garden in...
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2018, 08:30 AM
I've managed to hoard 3 jars of pickles and 1 jar of salsa. I've got plenty of pickles planted this year👍

I only plant eating tomatoes. I buy my sauce makings. I do make salsa from our tomatoes. There's several varieties planted. Black Krim, Jubilee, Beefsteak, Better Boy and Yellow Plum.

My jalapeños are going crazy right now. Growing fast finally.
 Tam and Hot jalapeños.
Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 04, 2018, 08:40 AM
I don’t can salsa, make it and eat it generally.

Pickles and peppers get canned, along with the jalapeño jam. I make a few varieties of hot sauce, Portugal Piri Piri for chicken and habanero hot sauce I like to use on sausages and white hots are my 2 favorites.

My pickles are growing up at all, may end up at the farmers market in August buying a bushel, along with whatever peppers look good for canning
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2018, 01:42 PM
Man I'd love to have a gathering of all the growers, grillers and chefs on these threads for a big old feast. I can just imagine the fun we'd all have.

It's something special to share home cooking with friends.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 04, 2018, 04:13 PM
Man I'd love to have a gathering of all the growers, grillers and chefs on these threads for a big old feast. I can just imagine the fun we'd all have.

It's something special to share home cooking with friends.

Rg


Build it

They will come

 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 06, 2018, 08:45 AM
When my wife got home from work last night, I helped her bring a few bags of groceries into the house. She told me she got me something, a 9 lb. whole picnic shoulder! So, after dinner I trimmed the skin off and gave it a good massage with a heavy dose of my homemade rub, vacuum sealed it, and put it in the fridge to rest.

Smokin' Sunday!!!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2018, 06:14 PM
Spatchcock chicken, nailed potatoes and garden fresh spinach.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/p1mv3gvxt/IMG_2243.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p1mv3gvxt/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/f4buaf3rl/IMG_2244.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f4buaf3rl/)

Very juicy chicken. I love our spinach.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 07, 2018, 07:52 PM
Looks delicious! We had grilled sausage with peppers and onions, and potato salad.

Tomorrow night, pulled pork!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2018, 08:56 PM
Nice NY strip for tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 07, 2018, 09:01 PM
Nice job Bob...
I didnt grill anything but came home from fishing to sausage and pepper sammys..... 8) 8)
I love my bride..... ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 08, 2018, 07:59 PM
I tried jigging lake trout out of the kayak this morning for the first time. The lake was like a mirror. Nothing to the boat. I did hook one in 120 ft of water but it cane off about half way up. Felt like a good one. The wind kicked up about 8:30 and I couldn't keep a jig under me anymore so i called it quits.

Came home and got into some yard work and fired up the smoker at noon.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/mkuei8ge9/20180708_171727.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mkuei8ge9/)
Hickory smoked pork shoulder, polish sausage, and baked beans. Life is good!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Rugburn on Jul 09, 2018, 08:06 AM
My wife cooked a spatchcock chicken, with nailed potatoes on the weber last weekend. Small world. She came up with a white dipping sauce that may lead to addiction. And as usual, a soaked piece of apple wood was added for that sweet smoke.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 09, 2018, 10:45 AM
I tried jigging lake trout out of the kayak this morning for the first time. The lake was like a mirror. Nothing to the boat. I did hook one in 120 ft of water but it cane off about half way up. Felt like a good one. The wind kicked up about 8:30 and I couldn't keep a jig under me anymore so i called it quits.

Came home and got into some yard work and fired up the smoker at noon.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/mkuei8ge9/20180708_171727.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mkuei8ge9/)
Hickory smoked pork shoulder, polish sausage, and baked beans. Life is good!  ;D


Is that polish "sausage" or polish Kielbasa?  I am a Pole and there is a big difference.  :D

This is Polish Kielbasa I made and smoked using our passed down family recipe. 

(https://s15.postimg.cc/ewzjvwb6v/20170413_142734.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ewzjvwb6v/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 09, 2018, 10:46 AM
Anyone on here have a rub they are willing to share for a brisket? Looking for something new.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 09, 2018, 11:59 AM
Sure, here's my recipe.

Mix in a gallon zip lock bag.
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
   And then I add one spice jar (the ones you get at the dollar store for a buck a piece,  5" tall x 2" diameter) each of the following:
Chili powder
Paprika
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Ground black pepper

It makes quite a bit, so just use what you need, close the bag and keep the rest for later. Also good on pork and chicken. Enjoy.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 09, 2018, 02:31 PM
My wife cooked a spatchcock chicken, with nailed potatoes on the weber last weekend. Small world. She came up with a white dipping sauce that may lead to addiction. And as usual, a soaked piece of apple wood was added for that sweet smoke.

👍👍👍🔥🔥🔥

I don't love to hear about that dipping sauce!

As a side note, my nailed potatoes are tossed with olive oil, seasoned salt and garlic powder. In the past I've injected them with a seasoned butter which is another favorite.

Great looking sausages all.

Over the top as usual Bill!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 09, 2018, 03:12 PM
Always wanted to try nailed potatoes, how long do they take to cook on the grill.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 09, 2018, 05:05 PM

Is that polish "sausage" or polish Kielbasa?  I am a Pole and there is a big difference.  :D

This is Polish Kielbasa I made and smoked using our passed down family recipe. 

(https://s15.postimg.cc/ewzjvwb6v/20170413_142734.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ewzjvwb6v/)
I'm a Bohunk and you're right, there is a big difference. It's Polish Kielbasa.
Yours looks awesome!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Rugburn on Jul 09, 2018, 06:16 PM
 The wife says the white dipping sauce is her variation of "Bob Gibson's white sauce".  A little off my diet plan, but a little does go a long way. Would work great for some dry rub wings too.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 09, 2018, 06:35 PM
At 350 a good sized russet will take about 35 minutes to cook through. But, they're even better if you let them go another 15-25 minutes. I cook indirect on charcoal .......obviously  ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2018, 07:33 PM
Gonna take a slight departure from the grill tomorrow evening for "happy hour". Got a pile of perch and crappie out to thaw. We're doing a  fish fry.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 11, 2018, 08:42 AM
I'm a Bohunk and you're right, there is a big difference. It's Polish Kielbasa.
Yours looks awesome!   ;D

Thanks! I have been making it for 25 years now.

I have also expanded my horizon with different flavors and protiens for both smoked kielbasa and sausage. Pork, Chicken, Venison, Beef, Veal, and even rabbit.

Sun dried tomato and basil ( variations with mozzarella or cheddar and jalapeno )
Spinach and feta
Buffalo spice
Sweet Asain
Broccoli rabb
Sweet Italian
Hot Italian
Bratwurst
Pizza Bratwurst
Maple

Here are a few different pictures.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/lvf5i5y6v/20131105kielbasa.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lvf5i5y6v/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/4uw99jilj/20160114_184017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4uw99jilj/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/ocqwpjczb/20160325_193756.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ocqwpjczb/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/rxms8ajyf/Resized_20170930_165550_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rxms8ajyf/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/n1nquqm5z/Resized_20160326_144640.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n1nquqm5z/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/dh447wmk7/Resized_20160326_144644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dh447wmk7/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/i308gbkyv/Resized_20160326_144658.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i308gbkyv/)

For 200lb plus batches I use my 5HP #52

(https://s15.postimg.cc/px0u15v6f/Resized_20170307_172428.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/px0u15v6f/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 11, 2018, 10:39 AM
Wow! That's good looking stuff!

We've got a pig that has a date coming up with the butcher in the next couple of weeks or so. They do a really good job with everything, but we've decided that this time around instead of them making the sausage, we are going to have them just grind the sausage meat and we'll blend our own as we want, the way we want. We usually "doctor" what they make anyway, but if it's already breakfast or Italian sausage there's only so much you can do with it. So we're going to give it a try this way. If the grinding is all done, that's 2/3 the battle.   :laugh:

A few posts back, you mentioned that you run five freezers (I think). Made me laugh because I run four. When my electric bill comes they tell me that I'm "using 20% more electricity than my nearest neighbors." Big deal! They're spending 80% more at the supermarket and they don't know what they're eating!  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 11, 2018, 12:07 PM
Wow! That's good looking stuff!

We've got a pig that has a date coming up with the butcher in the next couple of weeks or so. They do a really good job with everything, but we've decided that this time around instead of them making the sausage, we are going to have them just grind the sausage meat and we'll blend our own as we want, the way we want. We usually "doctor" what they make anyway, but if it's already breakfast or Italian sausage there's only so much you can do with it. So we're going to give it a try this way. If the grinding is all done, that's 2/3 the battle.   :laugh:

A few posts back, you mentioned that you run five freezers (I think). Made me laugh because I run four. When my electric bill comes they tell me that I'm "using 20% more electricity than my nearest neighbors." Big deal! They're spending 80% more at the supermarket and they don't know what they're eating!  ;D

That's some funny fishnmachine! I get the same notice from the electric company and feel exactly the same way you do!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D I go to the market a handful of times a year for actual shopping the rest is out of my freezers, jars, garden or the woods/water. The only thing we consistently go to the market for is milk and essentials for my son.

I agree with you there is only so much you can do with it once its pre-seasoned. I take it you have some way to stuff it on your own. I stuff with both my # 32 grinder and with an actual 11lb sausage stuffer depending on the size of the job.

People wonder how I can afford certain things and maybe I should start telling them the key is spending 20% more on electricity than the average person! Hahaha!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 11, 2018, 04:48 PM
Wow some great looking sausages and kielbassas haven' t made any in many years. Pics are making me hungry. Thanks RG on response for nailed potatoes.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 11, 2018, 06:03 PM
That's some real production Sharps. You take orders? ;D

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 12, 2018, 06:41 AM
That's some real production Sharps. You take orders? ;D

Rg

Actually I do. I ship a bunch around the holidays but most people just buy in batches of 10lbs and more and make the ride to pick it up.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 13, 2018, 05:18 PM
Sure, here's my recipe.

Mix in a gallon zip lock bag.
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
   And then I add one spice jar (the ones you get at the dollar store for a buck a piece,  5" tall x 2" diameter) each of the following:
Chili powder
Paprika
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Ground black pepper

It makes quite a bit, so just use what you need, close the bag and keep the rest for later. Also good on pork and chicken. Enjoy.   ;D


Just mixed up a batch of it.
Makes plenty - thanks.

two racks of ribs are going into the smoker tomorrow.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 14, 2018, 03:21 PM
Hope you like it Mac.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2018, 04:44 PM
Hope you like it Mac.   ;D

It smells good

And the ribs are close
Maybe 30-40 minutes
I’ll keep you posted

Thanks
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2018, 06:51 PM
It was strip steak, home grown taters in parchment paper on the Weber wit a side of garden fresh cukes for dinner. I love the summer growing season.


Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2018, 07:00 PM
Hope you like it Mac.   ;D

Awesome.
A little spicier than we like
So I’m gonna add a little more brown sugar
But good
Thanks
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2018, 07:06 AM
I like the rub mix Bill. Never thought about getting the ingredients from the dollar store. What a great tip. Thanks!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 16, 2018, 07:29 AM
I like the rub mix Bill. Never thought about getting the ingredients from the dollar store. What a great tip. Thanks!

Rg

I got them at DG.
But they are not the 2" x 5" plastic bottles as mentioned and I'm familiar with.
They are smaller.
So I got 2 of each.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 16, 2018, 06:55 PM
Hey...I can make a smaller batch ;D.

Gotta do a Weber load of wings for happy hour on Wednesday. It's gonna be our first community horseshoe tournament. Wish I had a cameraman. Could get really silly.


Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 21, 2018, 01:33 PM
Well.....here it is! My Masterbuilt digital electric smoker.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vy8gcjv41/IMG_2281.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vy8gcjv41/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/4avqyh4sh/IMG_2282.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4avqyh4sh/)

It went on sale for $149 down from $179. This one has a small dent in the side. Coat me $75 less my $7.50 employee discount and $6.75 for using my Amazon rewards card. Final cost....$60.75 plus tax.

Ribs are in the smoker!


(https://s8.postimg.cc/nu0c7liwx/IMG_0676.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nu0c7liwx/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/eyzhx3wpd/IMG_2283.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/eyzhx3wpd/)

WE BE SMOKIN'!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 21, 2018, 01:56 PM
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 21, 2018, 02:16 PM
Bob
Been researching to locate some cheap throw away tin foil drip trays.  Need like 12.25” x 14.25” if my mind is good.
The drip pan in it is more useful as a moisture tray to add moisture to the smoke.  Too much fat and drippings fall past it.
Also, I picked up a cool rubber boot tray that I put on my deck under the entire smoker.  My first smoking had grease running out the smoker and staining the deck wood.  I power washed it and tried to get it clean but there’s still a stain.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 21, 2018, 02:47 PM
I'll probably find some cookie sheets that will serve to catch drippings and I have a picture in my brain of a work station positioned next to the Weber that will accommodate he smoker as well. I'm guessing that will be built tomorrow👍

Just took the ribs out of the Foil and coated them with the BBQ sauce. They're back in the smoker for another hour along with some nailed potatoes with olive oil, seasoned salt and garlic.

They're looking pretty spectacular.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 21, 2018, 04:19 PM
I'll probably find some cookie sheets that will serve to catch drippings.

Rg

Way to much cleaning bs
Need throw away tin foil pans
Use the 2-8 X
And then toss them

But, do what you want

 ::)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 21, 2018, 08:35 PM
Well...we'll see what happens with the next cook. So far It's a breeze to clean.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 22, 2018, 05:57 AM
Looks nice Bob..... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 22, 2018, 08:13 AM
Took a page out of RG’s playbook. Wings in the Weber, followed by a Saturday bonfire and s’mores for the neighborhood.



(https://s15.postimg.cc/iu0g6ki2v/E31_D9924-_C7_ED-474_F-_BBB2-97_A975851_D16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/iu0g6ki2v/)



(https://s15.postimg.cc/s1sona4kn/DCA07853-7136-4_D33-_BC33-_D593467_ED6_AC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s1sona4kn/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2018, 09:55 AM
Nice! Good food, good company.....not much better that that.

I'm thinking about doing a brisket next. I'd appreciate any tips you experienced smokers have to offer.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 22, 2018, 11:09 AM
Yea
Me too Bob
I’m gonna watch this thread on this.
Thanks
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 22, 2018, 12:18 PM
Nice! Good food, good company.....not much better that that.

I'm thinking about doing a brisket next. I'd appreciate any tips you experienced smokers have to offer.

Rg

I am not that far along in my Weber skills quite yet. That’s after I master St Louis Ribs, which won’t be until at least a week from today
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 22, 2018, 01:13 PM
BRISKET
Smoked or barbequed brisket is going to take 12-14 hours to cook. You can't rush good brisket!

If I buy a whole brisket, I separate it into a point and flat. Remove as much fat and silver skin as possible from both cuts.

I give them a good massage all over with my rub recipe at least 3 days prior to smoking and let them rest in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Take the cuts out of the refrigerator prior to smoking and allow them to come to room temperature. Give another light once-over with rub.

I recommend 2/3 hickory and 1/3 mesquite.  The key to good brisket is "Low and slow." Cook in the smoker at 220° until an internal temperature of 145°. I flip the cuts at hour 6. Otherwise, keep the smoker closed. NO PEEKING until hour 10, then check internal temp. Once the meat hits 145°, wrap air-tight in foil until the brisket reaches 170° (~ another 2 hrs.)

Remove from smoker and let rest in the foil wrap for another hour. Slice it across the grain and have at it. I usually serve bbq sauce on the side, because it's delicious without as well!

As a side note, I only use McClard's Barbecue sauce. It's the real thing! Hot Springs, AR. President Clinton's favorite bbq. Order a bottle and give it a try. 

 ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 22, 2018, 02:19 PM
When resting in the fridge for 3 days is the meat in zip locks, sealed container, or open on a platter or large open bowl?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2018, 04:30 PM
Good question Mac.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2018, 04:40 PM
Think we need to start a "Smoking food" thread.

I tried about 8 different titles, they just didn't seem right :-\

I must be getting too politically correct or something.

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 22, 2018, 04:42 PM
When resting in the fridge for 3 days is the meat in zip locks, sealed container, or open on a platter or large open bowl?
A zip-lock is fine or in a glass cake/roasting pan covered in plastic wrap.  You don't want to dry it out or make everything in the fridge smell like brisket rub.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 22, 2018, 04:45 PM
Think we need to start a "Smoking food" thread.

I tried about 8 different titles, they just didn't seem right :-\

I must be getting too politically correct or something.

Rg
How about "Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em" ? Lol.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 22, 2018, 06:41 PM
It's an idea for sure.

I take it your recipe is for some huge hunk of brisket. I'm thinking on a much smaller scale....I think. Or is brisket only a large piece of meat?

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 22, 2018, 07:49 PM
Well, think of buying a corned beef brisket. You can buy point cuts and flat cuts.  A whole brisket is both in one piece. But, that's the size of a chunk of you're going to get (5-7 lbs.). I doubt you're butcher will sell you half of either. Never heard of it. I honestly don't think I've seen fresh brisket in stores other than whole. Ask your butcher.

But don't try to speed the process by going with a tiny piece. Low and Slow is the key or it will be tough and disappointing. 12-14 hours.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2018, 02:51 AM
Gotcha!

Thanks Bill!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2018, 06:51 AM
Did a little research. Corned beef brisket is definitely the next cook. Found several good recipes.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 23, 2018, 07:04 AM
I've never smoked a corned beef brisket. If I did, I don't think I'd rub it because it's already flavored.

Did your new smoker come with a recipe book? They usually have some little pamphlet. Just curious what that would say about brisket.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2018, 07:31 AM
It did come with a recipe book. I didn't like the looks of their recipe online. I found one that's more of a Texas style BBQ cook that I'm gonna try. I'll do it next Saturday.

Stubb's smoked corned beef brisket.
Ingredients:
3-5 LB Corned Beef Brisket
Stubb’s Steak Spice Rub

 
Directions: 
Corned Beef:
Remove the corned beef from its package and run under cold water to remove any excess brine. Pat dry with a paper towel.  Season with enough to Stubb’s Steak Spice Rub to coat entire brisket. (Approximately 6 TBS on a 5 LB corned beef brisket.) Once the seasoning is applied, it’s time to fire up the smoker. Set your grill/smoker up for indirect heat and 275° degrees. Throw in a few pecan wood chunks once you reach 275° degrees and you are ready to go.
Smoke your corned beef for 3 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160° degrees. Place in deep foil pan and add enough water to cover 1/3 of your corned beef. This water will help remove any excess salt from the brisket as well as tenderize the meat. Cover tightly with foil and place back on the grill. Continue cooking for another hour. Add potatoes, carrots and chunked onions and return to grill. Cook until internal temp reaches 195° degrees. The potatoes, carrots and onions should be fork tender at this point. Let your corned beef rest in the foiled pan for 30 minutes before removing and slicing. Always slice against the grain to ensure ultimate tenderness.


They have a recipe for a smoked cabbage to go with it. There's others that finish out of the foil, but I like the sounds of this one. I can taste it already.......on a big kimmelweck roll with thousand island dressing and horseradish....mmmmmmm!

Rg
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Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 23, 2018, 10:14 AM
I have made many smoked briskets and never have they disappointed me or anyone at the parties. All of the above advice is absolutely great. However, I like to do it a little different by taking it a step further. What I like to do is brine the brisket (and other meats) for 3 days before I even think about putting a rub on it. There is a science behind brining meat but to sum it up it does 3 things. 1) Adds moisture to the meat so it stays "juicier" while cooking. 2) Dissolves protein fibers which in turn makes the meat more tender and 3) Proteins denature. If you ever look at a piece of brined meat you will tell that the muscle fibers are kinda split apart vs when you started off. This allows the brine solution to get in between all of the muscle fibers which in turn flavors the meat, adds moisture, and makes it more tender adding to step 1 and 2. After brining, I then place a rub on it and wrap it in saran wrap so its nice and tight and completely air tight.  You lose a little of the moisture but the rub also gets sucked into the meat far better this way than just a rub without brine. The saran wrap also keeps the outside of the brisket soft so it does not end getting rock hard when smoking.

So, long story short - Follow what Fishnmachine said with temps and technique. Same thing I do plus the brine. ( a bay leaf or 2 and some peppercorns added to the brine for brisket takes it to another level )

Enjoy ! This is part of the fun of smoking.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 23, 2018, 10:35 AM
Oh,

And if you never tried smoked mac and cheese you do not know what you are missing out on!  8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 23, 2018, 04:55 PM
Oh,

And if you never tried smoked mac and cheese you do not know what you are missing out on!  8)
Boy, do you have that right!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2018, 05:33 PM
Well, the smoker has a new stand.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8iai0rwrl/IMG_2290.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8iai0rwrl/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/kwxa14j4x/IMG_2291.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kwxa14j4x/)

It'll sit off the end of the Weber and serve as a working table when I'm not smoking stuff.

Kind of mission style.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 23, 2018, 05:43 PM
Looks great and you can’t beat the dual functionality!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 23, 2018, 06:18 PM
Looks good Bob.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 23, 2018, 06:21 PM
Put this on top of it and under the smoker Bob to save the wood from the grease and fats that will run out of the smoker -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NVCPZK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NVCPZK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


It works well for me.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 23, 2018, 07:02 PM
You must be one sloppy cook  ;D

I'm working on a stainless steel top. My neighbor has a guy.......

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 23, 2018, 08:01 PM

You must be one sloppy cook  ;D



yup


I wish I had that tray before I started using the smoker.
I cannot get the grease stain out of the deck.
It ran about 6' down the board.

 :-\
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2018, 07:10 AM
Try some Spray 9. Let it soak.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 24, 2018, 09:07 AM
Try some Spray 9. Let it soak.

Rg


did that.
also Simple Green.

I am tempted to use a light bleach solution. but it will lighten the deck board.
The deck is pressure treat wood.
Never sealed.
Never stained.
We wanted a barnwood type finish.
And it worked and we think it looks great.
Except this long 5-6' grease stain.
lol

here's a couple of old photos of the inside of the deck from a turkey fry we did back on 09

(https://s8.postimg.cc/z98szenu9/DSC01369.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z98szenu9/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/lsbugjl8h/DSC01378.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lsbugjl8h/)


And one from WAY back when I finished building it in 03

(https://s8.postimg.cc/66uiwvrdd/Dsc00174a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/66uiwvrdd/)

today it looks like this -

(https://s8.postimg.cc/gi6vpgbc1/IMG_3946.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gi6vpgbc1/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 24, 2018, 11:52 AM
Just call it patina and roll with it.  8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 24, 2018, 12:11 PM
Just call it patina and roll with it.  8)

yup!


I love hard rolls with patina on them.

 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2018, 07:20 PM
Hell...put the grill over it and forget it.

Tonight's fare..

Home grown potatoes and spinach and a strip steak of unknown origin.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rbjfv799d/IMG_0679.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rbjfv799d/)

Very yummy.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 24, 2018, 07:33 PM

Hell...put the grill over it and forget it.

Rg


My grill isn't 6' long.
lol
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2018, 08:15 PM
No brainier......Buy a bigger grill!

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 24, 2018, 11:24 PM
Boy, do you have that right!   ;D
It's amazing !!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 25, 2018, 07:25 AM
Recipe please.........please!
 Looked at a couple online that were so rich I could feel my arteries slamming shut just reading the ingredients.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 25, 2018, 07:50 AM
I just make our usual mac and cheese, but instead of baking it in the oven I put it in the smoker for a couple three hours.

Start with a rue, stir in sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese until melted, mix with cooked macaroni, and dump into an aluminum baking pan.   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 25, 2018, 09:51 AM
I just make our usual mac and cheese, but instead of baking it in the oven I put it in the smoker for a couple three hours.

Start with a rue, stir in sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese until melted, mix with cooked macaroni, and dump into an aluminum baking pan.   ;D

yup! and the options are endless. Lobster, shredded striped bass, buffalo sauce, chicken...... mmmm.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 25, 2018, 03:04 PM
No brainier......Buy a bigger grill!

Rg


 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 25, 2018, 03:08 PM
No brainier......Buy a bigger grill!

Rg

Mac, just get one of those tub grills Chiavetta's uses as the fundraising chicken BBQ events!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 26, 2018, 03:20 AM
I've always likes the looks of this one Mac. They're built like tanks.

Oaklahoma Joe's Longhorn Smoker.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gde5cmh2p/1_EB6_E521-_B27_D-4_C08-8_D54-067_B3_AC4_CA5_D-9292-00000_A18_F2_C1_C524.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gde5cmh2p/)


Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 26, 2018, 06:23 AM
I've always likes the looks of this one Mac. They're built like tanks.

Oaklahoma Joe's Longhorn Smoker.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gde5cmh2p/1_EB6_E521-_B27_D-4_C08-8_D54-067_B3_AC4_CA5_D-9292-00000_A18_F2_C1_C524.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gde5cmh2p/)


Rg


My neighbor out at the lake has one like that.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 30, 2018, 08:12 AM
If I ever have to replace my faithful Weber, that will be the one.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 08:35 AM
https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker (https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker)


I figured it would be over a grand.

And I know this is probably going to ruffle a few feathers, but I would convert the smoking box to electric.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 30, 2018, 10:44 AM
Weber make some fantastic smokers once they reach there end of life.

If your interested I’ll try to look it up, but Alton Brown did a show about it many years ago.

Here’s the product he used. My cousin has one, and it works like a dream.

https://pitmasteriq.com
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 11:58 AM

Weber make some fantastic smokers once they reach there end of life.


huh?

please explain
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 30, 2018, 12:01 PM
The product hyperlinked appears to be an accessory that you can transform the Weber Original Kettle into a regulated smoker
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 01:21 PM
The product hyperlinked appears to be an accessory that you can transform the Weber Original Kettle into a regulated smoker

I get that, but don't know what he meant by end of life thingy about the Webers.

I have a gas weber and am curious.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 30, 2018, 02:03 PM
The tv show I watched way back in the day indicated that instead of throwing away your old tired Webber to instead turn it into a smoker. I would assume some people don’t like the looks once they get old, or there sick of charcoal, but I am not sure.

His bigger point was that wth any enclosed metal container + the pit master iq you can have a really efficient/accurate smoker. And you can control the temp remotely if you don’t want to go outside in the heat or cold.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 30, 2018, 02:09 PM
I get that, but don't know what he meant by end of life thingy about the Webers.

I have a gas weber and am curious.

My apologies Mac
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 30, 2018, 02:58 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker (https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker)


I figured it would be over a grand.

And I know this is probably going to ruffle a few feathers, but I would convert the smoking box to electric.

Lowes runs them at $399 a couple times a year. I could see an electric conversion on the Longhorn, but it would have to be a pretty big element to supply heat from a side box. But then, if anyone knows about such things it's you Mac. That stuff is your livelihood.

The problem I see with using a Weber kettle for a smoker is that they're not insulated like the Masterbuilt. Anyone who's cooked on a Weber long enough knows how difficult it can be to keep temps up and controlled in the wind or cold.

I'd like the Longhorn for the charcoal, gas, side burner options. Not so much for smoking, although, I'm sure I could learn to operate a side box smoker.

Rg

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 03:34 PM
The tv show I watched way back in the day indicated that instead of throwing away your old tired Webber to instead turn it into a smoker. I would assume some people don’t like the looks once they get old, or there sick of charcoal, but I am not sure.

His bigger point was that wth any enclosed metal container + the pit master iq you can have a really efficient/accurate smoker. And you can control the temp remotely if you don’t want to go outside in the heat or cold.


ok.

now it makes sense.

Thanks
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 03:34 PM
My apologies Mac


no worries
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: dirtydeeds on Aug 06, 2018, 08:44 PM
any of you make your own charcoal? whats your choice brand if not? just curious, my brother inlaw makes his own charcoal but I work to much for that. kingsford seems to be top favorite in my house and then the red bag of royal oak. my brother in law's homemade charcoal cant be beat but he treats it like its gold LOL
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 06, 2018, 11:20 PM
any of you make your own charcoal? whats your choice brand if not? just curious, my brother inlaw makes his own charcoal but I work to much for that. kingsford seems to be top favorite in my house and then the red bag of royal oak. my brother in law's homemade charcoal cant be beat but he treats it like its gold LOL

Team Kingsford here
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 07, 2018, 03:21 AM
Kingsford for slow cook, royal oak for hot and fast.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 21, 2018, 07:17 AM
https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker (https://www.amazon.com/Oklahoma-Joes-Charcoal-Smoker-Combo/dp/B016ZIB8HO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1532957620&sr=8-8&keywords=oklahoma+joe%27s+longhorn+smoker)


I figured it would be over a grand.

And I know this is probably going to ruffle a few feathers, but I would convert the smoking box to electric.
This is my smoker... Going to probabaly upgrade to bigger one next year

(https://s15.postimg.cc/mpv9ql4kn/20180820_205706.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mpv9ql4kn/)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 21, 2018, 08:00 AM
Is that in your house?
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 21, 2018, 08:32 AM
Is that in your house?
Its indoors but in my shop.. I process deer ect and it's what I use for making smoke meats
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 21, 2018, 09:35 AM
Its indoors but in my shop.. I process deer ect and it's what I use for making smoke meats


Doesn't make your shop too pungent?

Mine is on my deck out at my lake place.
And when I smoke the entire neighborhood smells it.
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 21, 2018, 05:05 PM

Doesn't make your shop too pungent?

Mine is on my deck out at my lake place.
And when I smoke the entire neighborhood smells it.
Here is a better pic mac.. its piped out the roof.. The aroma from the smoker and its contents inside the shop make people that dont know what I offer ask and almost always get smoke meat with their order!
(https://s22.postimg.cc/mosjxh3l9/20180821_160134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mosjxh3l9/)
Lake Erie walley getting ready to be smoked
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2018, 08:21 AM
Last night it was shrimp and scallops on the Weber

(https://s8.postimg.cc/pnsvwmtoh/IMG_2329.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/pnsvwmtoh/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/dyow8oafl/IMG_2330.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dyow8oafl/)

Very yummy.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 27, 2018, 10:12 AM
That looks so good as im sitting here eating my ham and cheese sandwich.......
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 27, 2018, 11:26 AM
X2!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2018, 02:20 PM
Cut up some leftover ribeye and shrimp to top my tomatoes and cukes for lunch.

Man.....I'm gonna miss my garden in a couple months.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 27, 2018, 06:11 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/gao79nvqz/20180827_190753.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gao79nvqz/)
Boneless balsamic pork chops and the first of our silver queen!   

(https://s33.postimg.cc/dhzl38nbf/20180827_191917.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dhzl38nbf/)
Add a sliced tomato straight from the garden. Just doesn't get much better!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 28, 2018, 02:17 AM
Looks delicious Bill. Is that an Oaklahoma Joe grill?

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 28, 2018, 06:37 AM
It's a Char-Griller.  ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 29, 2018, 08:31 AM
I've been eyeballing the big OJ Longhorn grill with the side box, charcoal grill, gas grill and side gas burner. (I probably mentioned it before). They only ask around $400 for it. If I ever get a deal on one...... :w00t: :w00t:

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 04, 2018, 06:16 PM
This Saturday is our neighborhood clam bake and feast. 30 dozen clams, a few dozen oysters, corn, hots, burgers( for the non clam people), shrimp, scallops, horse shoes and plenty of adult beverage. Weather looks spectacular. 70's and clear.

I'm looking forward to a really good party and a very quiet Sunday.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 04, 2018, 06:52 PM
That sounds great RG.  I bought a new boat this spring that I can use in the salt and to be honest I've harvested  many more clams than fish from it.  Good eats.

Have fun this weekend

Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 05, 2018, 04:22 PM
Hey...good to see you around Bart. The day looks like a perfect early fall kind of day. The geniuses are predicting a high in the mid 60's and clear skies. Were really looking foreword to a fun day.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 07, 2018, 07:30 PM
Well, the shrimp are cooked and chilling, cocktail sauce made, corn is shucked, garlic butter made, salt potatoes scrubbed.and ready, I picked up two wood picnic table kits from Lowes on clearance for $22.50 each, built them and set them in place. Bought table clothes, pounds of butter, portion cups, all the makings for super clam broth, beer and ( other adult beverages).

The neighbor has a turkey brining ( it'll be deep fried)

The horse shoes are freshly painted, salsa, chips and pickles in reserve........

Tomorrow morning we'll pick up 30 dozen clams and 3 dozen  fresh oysters........I feel a party coming on👍👍👍

Rg

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 11, 2018, 05:10 PM
That sounds like it was a great event!  There's nothing like horse shoes, clams, beer, and slurping oysters with good friends.   :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 12, 2018, 08:21 AM
It was awesome Bill. Good thing I bailed on the campfire around 9:30 pm. They were all out there till 2am. Couple of my neighbors were in rough shape Sunday morning. Something about moonshine shots at always has that effect.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 16, 2018, 05:57 AM
Yesterday it was ribs and corn roasted on the Weber. Didn't something a little different with the corn. Stripped it back to remove the silk then tied the husk at the top with butchers twine leaving all the husk on. Soaked it in water for an hour or so and plunked it on the Weber. It steamed and roasted and was just delicious.

Did a slow cook at about 275 for about 2 1/2 hours. Everything was very tasty. Had a side of Jubilee tomatoes and the last cuke from the garden.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2018, 04:19 PM
Did wings on the Weber last night for our neighborhood happy hour.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xXDCYkwh/IMG-2441.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xXDCYkwh)
JoJo, my neighbor's parrot, loves chicken and really likes shredding the bones to get at the marrow.
(https://i.postimg.cc/gwG2XCkK/IMG-2443.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gwG2XCkK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gw4kvgxb/IMG-2446.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw4kvgxb)

Everyone enjoyed the winter treat.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 20, 2018, 05:19 PM
I'll bet they did. 

I think you'd want to pay attention to your fingers when handing JoJo a bone!   ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 26, 2018, 05:28 PM
Missed this.

JoJo is a very gentile little guy. He's a cannibal...but he's gentile. Unless you try to stop him from going after something he wants. Then he strikes like a cobra. But, he's my buddy and I can rough house with him and he loves it. If you're around him enough you get to recognize his behavior.

He's very socialized and loves people.

First thing to learn is what he does just before he anoints you with bird poo.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 28, 2019, 07:31 AM
Gonna take a shot at pizza on the Weber tomorrow. For this go I'm gonna pick up some ready made dough from Wally World. I have a stone already and plan on using my riser to get it up away from the coals.

Gotta find a pizza peel though. If I can't find a cheap one I'll make do for now. Making one in the little wood shop sounds like fun.

I'm officially done buying crappy expensive pizzas from our local pizzerias.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 29, 2019, 06:09 PM
Not too shabby!
(https://i.postimg.cc/RWfJvDnC/IMG-2754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWfJvDnC)

Won't cook it quite as long next time.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 30, 2019, 08:30 AM
Looks really good to me Bob..

 Went to a Bosnian graduation party yesterday  and this was the 3rd one at this family's house over the years..   Wish I got a picture of the lamb on the rotisserie.  Phone died after I took these..

.This is called goulash but it's like a lamb stew.  Served with a homemade hardened bread to put in it.  Every thing was homemade..
(https://i.postimg.cc/21v9gdVn/20190629-164147.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21v9gdVn)

And some more of the spread....

(https://i.postimg.cc/870knSf7/20190629-175812.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/870knSf7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZnh3Qbm/20190629-175813.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZnh3Qbm)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nCxXvpqZ/20190629-175820.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCxXvpqZ)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 30, 2019, 08:44 AM
Oh my lord  :o that’s a feast fit for a king !

Pizza looks great Bob  8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: fishinator on Jun 30, 2019, 10:28 AM
Good looking pizza. I like to oil and season the crust and grill directly on the grate with the topping side down for a couple minutes before i top with grilled toppings. Grilled zucchini is one of my favorite toppings.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 30, 2019, 10:55 AM

 Great looking pizza RG ,
 Dam Dom that sure looks appetizing,  lucky dog
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 30, 2019, 06:33 PM
My good friend and neighbor made up a big batch of venison sausage today. We decided some meatballs were in order.


(https://i.postimg.cc/zLwq4tFH/IMG-2760.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLwq4tFH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wy0gj1P6/IMG-2761.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wy0gj1P6)
 
Three kinds of cheese, jalapeños, onion, herbs and spices....wrapped in bacon and done on the Weber.

Some kicked up BBQ sauce for dippin'.

Seriously delicious.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 01, 2019, 05:34 AM
I would eat it..... ;D
That looks great  Bob...
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 01, 2019, 07:24 AM
My good friend and neighbor made up a big batch of venison sausage today. We decided some meatballs were in order.

 
Three kinds of cheese, jalapeños, onion, herbs and spices....wrapped in bacon and done on the Weber.

Some kicked up BBQ sauce for dippin'.

Seriously delicious.

Rg

I once asked a question on line.

"What can I wrap bacon around this weekend?"

Someone answered, "What can't you wrap bacon around?".

Another guy chimed in, "Peanutbutter?!?!".

 8)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 01, 2019, 07:28 AM
Yeah but.......a peanut butter and bacon sandwich......


(https://i.postimg.cc/XB51P53Q/IMG-0829.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XB51P53Q)
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Jul 01, 2019, 08:26 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3k2RGNW5/20190630-184911.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3k2RGNW5)
Anyone own one of these? Just got it yesterday it's like new a guy was moving he wanted 200 I paid 160
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 02, 2019, 02:56 AM
That's a good offset. They run about $300 at Lowes. Built like tanks.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 02, 2019, 08:09 AM
We have a smoke-off out at the lake Saturday.
I labeled it "Smoke on the Water".
Community get together for some eats and drinks.
four of us have smokers and we are each doing 2 racks of ribs.
We will then be judged by the others to who's is the best - bragging rights only.
Each family donates a bowl to pass.
I'm going to also smoke some doctored up Gramma Brown's beans, which Donna loves.
Maybe 20-25 people attending.
I'll try to snap a few pictures of the meat porn for you guys.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 03, 2019, 05:41 AM
Sounds great Mac. I'm doing wings for the Thursday Night Happy Hour.  A few of have to work so it'll be Friday before we have a party. Looks like a chicken BBQ on the fire pit. My neighbor had a big BBQ grate made for his pit and we have yet to test it out.

Something is going in the smoker on Sunday. Not sure what just yet, but a couple racks of baby backs sound pretty darned good.

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 04, 2019, 05:14 PM

 Not coal but tasty
Little surf and turf , veggies,and mushrooms,  dessert was home made creme brûlée , 👍
(https://i.postimg.cc/cKQ41D9q/2-EE2-A400-EBB4-4666-A05-F-36-B8-F0-CC5-A96.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKQ41D9q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CBSMRjXR/F1-FE482-F-2-B0-E-4-F3-B-AD9-F-6-BBD4-C6-CAE23.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBSMRjXR)
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2019, 06:41 PM
Why you gourmet chef you!

Looks fantastic Fred.

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 05, 2019, 06:56 PM

 Thanks , but the creme brûlée is all hers
She makes great desserts
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 11, 2019, 06:37 PM
Another whack at pizza on the Weber


(https://i.postimg.cc/cKFLf49p/IMG-2779.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKFLf49p)

My neighbor made me a peel.
(https://i.postimg.cc/mcLrcFw3/IMG-2778.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mcLrcFw3)


Guess he likes my pizza.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 12, 2019, 06:45 AM
Nice Bob. That's very cool..
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 12, 2019, 07:19 AM
 Well RG nothing  wrong with a little bribery  👍
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 09, 2019, 03:15 AM
Well, since my smoker is crapped out......did a picnic ham and twice baked potatoes on the faithful Weber.

(https://i.postimg.cc/S2YM8DF1/IMG-2840.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2YM8DF1)

Very yummy.

Rg
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 05, 2019, 05:09 AM
Grilled up some chicken pesto  pizza on the grill last night and they were great... ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/jwsw2G2h/20191003-180558.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jwsw2G2h)
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 05, 2019, 12:14 PM
Grilled up some chicken pesto  pizza on the grill last night and they were great... ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/jwsw2G2h/20191003-180558.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jwsw2G2h)
Man they look great  ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 05, 2019, 02:54 PM
Man they look great  ;D

  Thanks little buddy.  They were..... ;D
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 20, 2019, 08:08 AM
There's a nice rack of baby backs getting happy in the fridge. Gonna pitch a few shoes with my son later and toss the ribs on the Weber for a nice slow cook.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 20, 2019, 03:45 PM
Mmmmmmmmmm! Ribs!
(https://i.postimg.cc/DWsvbFm4/IMG-2899.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DWsvbFm4)
 About 4 hours on the Weber. Kind of a 3-2-1 cook.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 20, 2019, 04:03 PM
I have some chicken thighs and drumsticks on my gas Webber.  Dusted them with some Montreal Chicken Seasoning.  Will paint them with some Sweet Baby Rays toward the end.  Some frozen green beans and a simple pasta salad to round things out.  Like a picnic.
Weather is really nice.
Not 90 like I prefer, but it ain’t snowing!!!
Title: Re: CHARCOAL GRILLERS UNITE!!!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 20, 2019, 04:15 PM
Looks delicious Bob.  I would eat it..  I mean the whole rack..   Wouldn't be any left for anyone else.....    ;D
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 21, 2019, 08:27 AM
Looks delicious Bob.  I would eat it..  I mean the whole rack..   Wouldn't be any left for anyone else.....    ;D
same here bub, I can destroy a rack like that 8)
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 21, 2019, 04:04 PM
I've gotten pretty conservative about how much I eat. Used to put away a rack like that or a couple dozen wings. Not any more though. I had a few ribs, my Bride had a couple, my son had 3. We split up the leftovers. I'll gnaw on them for the next couple days. Really delicious just the same.

Rg
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Nov 11, 2019, 05:58 AM
I'm gonna do some deer jerky in the smoker any suggestions on temp and time also what's best to use as a tray so it cant fall through the grates, I usually use the dehydrator but I wanna try something different amd since the weather isnt the best I have some time to kill today
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 11, 2019, 04:47 PM
Might want to go over to the "smoke it if you've got it" thread. There's some serious experts there.

Rg