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  Topic: Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Llano, Texas
mgwerks

Replies: 4
Views: 2052

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Sat Aug 07 10 12:59 am   Subject: Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Llano, Texas
We just ate there again last week - even more excellent than usual. I have always felt that the brisket there was not up to the level of the rest of the meats, but OMG - the sirloin and Big Chop just ...
  Topic: TX BBQ Tour
mgwerks

Replies: 17
Views: 5782

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Sat Aug 07 10 12:53 am   Subject: TX BBQ Tour
Cooper's in Llano - top of your list. Without question.

Franklin's BBQ, 3421 N IH 35 in Austin - best in the city, get there by or before 11:00 am

New Braunfels - There is a Cooper's there also ...
  Topic: Aluminum Tank
mgwerks

Replies: 14
Views: 3085

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Aug 07 10 12:42 am   Subject: Aluminum Tank
I think if you have someone skilled in aluminum fab, a decent pile of money, and plans to make a fully insulated rig, it would be a great project.
  Topic: Any VW guys here on the ring
mgwerks

Replies: 32
Views: 6688

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Aug 04 10 11:25 pm   Subject: Any VW guys here on the ring
These guys have no idea, who or what, a Jetta is. Laughing
The Ghia is currently undergoing a facelift and plans are a for sale sign to fund the expansion of the Wreckless man cave.
http://i687.photob ...
  Topic: Who grows thier own?
mgwerks

Replies: 101
Views: 18167

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 30 10 12:23 am   Subject: Who grows thier own?
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r314/FrostyQ/sneakysnake.jpg

Now THAT'S good eating!

We have tried the garden several years, with mixed success - mostly none. If it isn't the deer, it's the ...
  Topic: Any VW guys here on the ring
mgwerks

Replies: 32
Views: 6688

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Jul 30 10 12:01 am   Subject: Any VW guys here on the ring
Man, where to start?

Started with VWs in 1973, never turned away. I've been through 22 Type 1s, a Type 2 and a Type 3. Toss in a 1984 Jetta IDI and the current 99 NB TDI, and I guess I've been al ...
  Topic: Midweek Munchies - Pork SpiraLoin
mgwerks

Replies: 2
Views: 1614

PostForum: Grilling   Posted: Thu Jul 29 10 11:28 pm   Subject: Midweek Munchies - Pork SpiraLoin
Momma's home, and hungry. Need some quick and tasty eats. I decided to pull together ideas from three different dishes and produce some eats.

I started with a pork tenderloin, all silver skin and ...
  Topic: Crazy cook for my church
mgwerks

Replies: 8
Views: 1928

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat May 22 10 9:04 am   Subject: Crazy cook for my church
You might have to push the temps and slide a little toward the hot/fast end and get them done. Between 275 & 300 should get you done in time. Will use a bit more fuel. Wrap at 160 and keep the ...
  Topic: Stolen Trailer in Texas
mgwerks

Replies: 31
Views: 7361

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:34 am   Subject: Stolen Trailer in Texas
I just hope that the judge is a BBQ fan...
  Topic: Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ & Cabella's (photos and review
mgwerks

Replies: 25
Views: 6671

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:33 am   Subject: Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ & Cabella's (photos and review
Just a comment - there are several of these Cooper's places around the state, and the food quality does seem to vary from one to the other. The ones in Ft. Worth and New Braunfels are the newest ones ...
  Topic: BBQ Summit
mgwerks

Replies: 7
Views: 1798

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:25 am   Subject: BBQ Summit
I was in Anchorage in March. Man are there a lot of bars downtown!!!!. It has to be the bar capital of the world.
Sounds like it, but I don't know. Here in Bandera, there are 983 people as of the la ...
  Topic: What's the word on fatties???
mgwerks

Replies: 11
Views: 3076

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:23 am   Subject: What's the word on fatties???
I will tell you that the leaner the ground meat is, the more trouble you will have getting it to stay together.
  Topic: A St. Louis Area thing ... "Pork Steaks"
mgwerks

Replies: 39
Views: 10820

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:20 am   Subject: A St. Louis Area thing ... "Pork Steaks"
When I was living up in New Braunfels, TX, I used to doa ll my meat shopping at this great meat market, Granzin's. They carried 'ham steaks' - I know, not the same thing. They are cross sections thr ...
  Topic: hello from south texas
mgwerks

Replies: 12
Views: 1933

PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:16 am   Subject: hello from south texas
Howdy and welcome from Bandera!
  Topic: Houston Craigslist find......Klose Pit
mgwerks

Replies: 9
Views: 6290

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri May 21 10 8:14 am   Subject: Houston Craigslist find......Klose Pit
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  Topic: Charcoal Grill for a friend ---with cook pics
mgwerks

Replies: 15
Views: 6342

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri May 14 10 12:57 am   Subject: Charcoal Grill for a friend ---with cook pics
that's got to be one of the best-looking barrel cookers I've ever seen! Great design & great work. If I were going to make one change, it would be to run the exhaust flue down the inside to the ...
  Topic: Choice Briskets
mgwerks

Replies: 10
Views: 2220

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 14 10 12:53 am   Subject: Choice Briskets
Choice briskets are running about $2.00/lb at RD here.
  Topic: Barbecue in Texas
mgwerks

Replies: 12
Views: 2939

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri May 14 10 12:52 am   Subject: Barbecue in Texas
While Chinati Hot Springs is way cool, it is definitely not any the way ANYWHERE. You have to make an effort to get there, and if you do, stay a few days and 'soak up' the ambiance! Also, as you're ...
  Topic: Help - figuring meats for event
mgwerks

Replies: 1
Views: 803

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Thu May 13 10 4:14 am   Subject: Help - figuring meats for event
I've been tapped to do a wedding reception next month, and need some guidance on the meats. There will be 60 reasonably hungry people and a few kids in attendance. The father wants brisket, PP, saus ...
  Topic: price difference
mgwerks

Replies: 2
Views: 1150

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon May 10 10 12:43 pm   Subject: price difference
And it's an even bigger jump to a Gator Pit or even a Lang RF...

I think that if I can't get a good deal on a used pit or getting one built, I'm going to save my pennies for a Lang...
 
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