12 hrs of work

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  1. mikecat87

    mikecat87 Active Member

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    Got a new pellet smoker for Father's day. Broke it in the other night with smoked chicken wings which were amazing. Tonight I i threw on a 10lb pork shoulder for an over night smoke. Anyone else like cooking? 20200627_001951.jpeg 20200627_004815.jpeg
     
  2. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    My wife was the office Mgr. at a propane supply business, they sold grills, deep fryers, smokers, etc. I was very skeptical when she brought home a new pellet grill but I can't see us ever going back. Yes I like cooking but my son cooks like I fish, it is his hobby. Being my closest neighbor and only 1/2 mile away he brings us some really fantastic smoked, fried, grilled and baked main dishes sometimes.
     
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  3. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    I love to grill and smoke. I learned to make my own rubs years ago. It is relaxing and very rewarding when the product is good and brings lots of smiles and full bellies.
     
  4. Robo

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    What kind of grill did u get? I finally broke down and got one a year ago, best thing I ever did. When u know u have to be around house all day at least u know you will have a great supper. And makes great use of those nasty winter days
     
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  5. mikecat87

    mikecat87 Active Member

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    I have a webber gas grill. I have smoked in year past so I wanted a vertical box and not the grill type style. So I got the pitboss stand-up
     
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  6. Wildcats789

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    Got 2 pork shoulders on right now. Should be done around 6:30p.
     
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  7. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    heres some pics of my ol stick burner
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  8. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    Man that is awesome. Way beyond what I have. Think I could do some damage with that bad boy.
     
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  9. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    thanks it was a great pit but one of the doors got bent out of shape and the fireboxes were burning through.
    I shoulda got it fixed or rebuilt but I sold it.
    like you I love makin smoke
     
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  10. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    another thing was I used to scrounge wood all of the time. well, guess why you see wood cut up.....so I would bring it to my house and my trees would start dying.
    then my neighbor got one of those eggs (a knock off not the green one but still awesome) and he would cook stuff with like half a bag of briquettes where as I was using half a cord of wood (exaggeration)
    he would adjust the air intake and exhaust

    I really do want a drum smoker now though
     
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  11. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine has a Treiger and a Green Egg knock off. I like to cook on the Trieger and finish on the egg. The Trieger cooks really wet. A nice sear to finish works well. Sounds to me like we need a lot of toys as usual.
     
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  12. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    well I know now that those remote control internal thermometers are da bomb
    wish Id a had em back in the day
    :tongue1:
     
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  13. Wildcats789

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    Right at 12 hours. Fell right off the bone.
     

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  14. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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  15. jumpmaster

    jumpmaster Well-Known Member

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    I just got my first pellet grill yesterday, going to fire it up friday and saturday, cant wait to try it. Especially after seeing your guys pics.
     
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  16. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    man I just spent a couple hours internetz research on drum smokers
    and this Pit Barrel Cooker looks like a winner
     
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  17. TexzBluz

    TexzBluz Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised I like my pellet grill as much as I do. It does everything well. Temp range from 150* to 500*. Its awsome. Haven't used the dehydrator in forever, got me 5 of those 1" mesh stainless stackable trays for doing jerky. Man it's good.
    I was always old school using a stick burner, if I used a charcoal basket, I was cheating.
    I had a friend give me a commercial grade cookshack smoker that came out of his granddad's restaurant, I didn't think I would like it either because it's electric. It does a fine job as well. Just load the flavor wood you want, just dial in the temp and go to bed. Got an rf thermometer that sets on night stand that will let me know if I loose temp or meat gets up to temp. Them stick burners are work and require a lot of tending compared to these. But I still like em.
    Happy Grilling &
    Happy 4th July.
     
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  18. TexzBluz

    TexzBluz Well-Known Member

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  19. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya I have had three stick burners and thats how I roll but I aint goin back. I loved scroungin searchin begging borrowing wood... cuttin splittin playin with the maul wedges sledges.....
    I like the idea of the drum smoker....just add charcoal.
     
  20. TexzBluz

    TexzBluz Well-Known Member

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    They are very efficient.
     
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