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  Topic: Temp for smoking a turkey?
tsawyer148

Replies: 11
Views: 3575

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14 17 12:19 am   Subject: Temp for smoking a turkey?
There are a lot of opinions on this and they all work. I normally cook at around 265 to 275. Try to keep the size of the bird to no more than 12 to 15 lbs. otherwise it may dry out more than you wan ...
  Topic: Corned beef brisket fail
tsawyer148

Replies: 3
Views: 1595

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 10 16 11:14 pm   Subject: Corned beef brisket fail
I have done a lot of store bought corned beef for Pastrami, (fauxstrami), but never just cooked it like a normal brisket. When I do them, I soak the meat in cold water and in the fridge for a minimum ...
  Topic: Pastrami shelf life
tsawyer148

Replies: 4
Views: 3155

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Mon Apr 04 16 5:26 am   Subject: Pastrami shelf life
Yeah, it was just wrapped in plastic. It smells ok and looks ok, but the more I think about it I am not really willing to take a chance. I guess now I have a reason and excuse to do some more.

Th ...
  Topic: Pastrami shelf life
tsawyer148

Replies: 4
Views: 3155

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Mon Apr 04 16 2:01 am   Subject: Pastrami shelf life
I did a pastrami, (fauxstrami), around the end of February/first of March and found the remnants of it in the fridge this morning. The temp in the fridge is maintained around 37*, (it's primary funct ...
  Topic: simple temp control
tsawyer148

Replies: 16
Views: 4589

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Sep 04 13 11:42 pm   Subject: simple temp control
Hmmm, well I built mine almost 3 years ago but I can't imagine the price of electronic components has gone up that much. Another thing I remember is that the probe you use will make a big difference ...
  Topic: simple temp control
tsawyer148

Replies: 16
Views: 4589

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Aug 27 13 11:33 am   Subject: simple temp control
Tsawyer when you find the plans I would like a copy also
Thanks
Dan

Hey Dan,

Please PM me your email and I will get it sent to you right away.
  Topic: simple temp control
tsawyer148

Replies: 16
Views: 4589

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Aug 26 13 11:13 pm   Subject: simple temp control
BigC,

Sorry I am late answering this, I have been out of town for a few days. I will get it sent to you when I get home this afternoon.
  Topic: simple temp control
tsawyer148

Replies: 16
Views: 4589

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Aug 13 13 6:55 am   Subject: simple temp control
Yes, I do. It is buried somewhere in the endless abyss that is my workshop but I will find it and get it sent to you. PM me your email and I'll get it to you as soon as I can.
  Topic: simple temp control
tsawyer148

Replies: 16
Views: 4589

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Aug 13 13 2:51 am   Subject: simple temp control
How about something like this?
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46855&highlight=

I found the directions and schematic on the virtual Weber Bullet site a couple of years ago bu ...
  Topic: Need info on building a forced draft blower
tsawyer148

Replies: 3
Views: 923

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Jun 26 13 11:45 pm   Subject: Need info on building a forced draft blower
Here's one I did awhile back. A little different method but it works just fine:

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46855
  Topic: Cheese on an offset
tsawyer148

Replies: 5
Views: 851

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 18 12 1:16 am   Subject: Cheese on an offset
I smoke cheese every once in awhile on my offset. Works really well as long as you keep the temp down. Winter time is the only time I do it since the outside temp is low and just make a really small ...
  Topic: American Royal is NOW
tsawyer148

Replies: 10
Views: 2295

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05 12 11:35 pm   Subject: American Royal is NOW
Is there someplace that is doing the live video stream again this year? It used to be on the wired bbq site but haven't seen it mentioned there this time.
  Topic: Backyard bricks vs Weber Smokey Mountain
tsawyer148

Replies: 13
Views: 4916

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Aug 29 12 10:26 pm   Subject: Backyard bricks vs Weber Smokey Mountain
It actually worked a lot better than I expected it to. Just like any other cooker it took some time to figure out the temp control but once I got a feel for it, it worked very well. We were original ...
  Topic: Backyard bricks vs Weber Smokey Mountain
tsawyer148

Replies: 13
Views: 4916

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Aug 29 12 12:17 am   Subject: Backyard bricks vs Weber Smokey Mountain
This is how it all started for me.

http://www.miners-peak.com/thesinderpit/images/brick_pit_3.jpg
  Topic: Maverick probes
tsawyer148

Replies: 2
Views: 734

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23 12 10:51 pm   Subject: Maverick probes
Finally got a response from Maverick. They are not interchangeable which is kinda what I figured since they are rated for a higher temperature.
  Topic: Maverick probes
tsawyer148

Replies: 2
Views: 734

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 21 12 5:01 am   Subject: Maverick probes
I am thinking I am going to buy the Maverick ET-732 and keep my ET-73 as a backup. Does anyone know if the probes from the ET-73 will work on the ET-732 and vice-versa? I see that the newer ones are ...
  Topic: power draft
tsawyer148

Replies: 4
Views: 1063

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jun 22 12 9:29 am   Subject: power draft
Sort of and yes....

I built the temp controller that is found on the Virtual Weber Bullet site and bashed together a draft system. It's not pretty by any means, but it is quite effective.

http: ...
  Topic: Nut allergies from smoke?
tsawyer148

Replies: 14
Views: 7007

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 21 12 12:47 pm   Subject: Nut allergies from smoke?
I appreciate the comments but like I said, this was mostly a question of whether anyone else had dealt with the idea of nut woods causing an allergic reaction. I did this as a favor for a young lady t ...
  Topic: Nut allergies from smoke?
tsawyer148

Replies: 14
Views: 7007

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20 12 10:19 pm   Subject: Nut allergies from smoke?
No one got sick, the questions were asked as a precaution from one of the parents. Their son supposedly has a severe nut allergy so they were just being proactive.

Mostly I was just wondering if a ...
  Topic: Nut allergies from smoke?
tsawyer148

Replies: 14
Views: 7007

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20 12 12:17 am   Subject: Nut allergies from smoke?
Wow, this just gets better and better all the time...

I guess if I do this again I will just have to figure out a way to be very succinct about letting people know that the spices I use are “proc ...
 
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