I'm about to put some chicken breasts in the smoker in order to celebrate the new forum software! I'll post Q-view in a new thread when they're done.
ALSO, I emailed the owner of "3men with nothing better to do" and asked him if I could put the info on competition chicken from his site into our wiki. He said "yes" so I will be doing that when I get a chance!
Here's the email back-and-forth:
Thank you for your email and for the compliments on the competition Chicken. I do not spend a lot of time on the website any more, but had hoped to do a similar write up for each of the 4 KCBS competition meats and have still not completed that!
Please feel free to post the information on the wiki. Thanks for asking. I put the site together in order to share information with others and not as a commercial site. So the more people benefit from it the happier I am !
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 8:46 AM
Subject: competition chicken is AWESOME
I just wanted to thank you for the competition chicken page on your site. The brine recipe is very good, and I've linked to it several times whenever people ask about brining chicken over at SMF ( http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/ ).
We're getting new forum software at SMF that will include a wiki. With your permission, I would like to include the information from that page in the new wiki citing you as the source, of course. I didn't see any copyright information on the site, but I wanted to ask you if it would be OK anyway because that's just the right thing to do.
Of course, I invite you to join us over at SMF -- it's a highly active forum with members whose skills range from novice to professional. Some of the members are even competition judges. Note that I'm not affiliated with the site in any way -- I'm just a proud member (my username there is "mythmaster"). The forum is down right now while the new software is being installed, but it should be back up this evening.
Again, I want to thank you for the competition chicken page on your site. It has been extremely helpful to me and others, as well.
I like it! Thanks Jeff and all of those that work here to make it possible.
Just one thing, how do I change the avatar, I like trout, but hey..., I'm in Tahiti, it's got to be a coconut palm on a white sand beach next to a blue lagoon. LOL
I think I can get used to it, as long as it quits tellin me I've been denied access !! I thought maybe I screwed up my password so I clicked the "forgot password" link, then went to check email. When I came back to smf I was logged in..magik!! Oh and the general discussion was missing until it logged me in.
Click on My Profile a the top.. then under your picture click the link that says "Replace Image".
We are indeed still working on things. Lots of data is being crunched so page loads (mainly those with lots of images) may be a little bit slow for the next day but things should start picking up.
Good deal Jeff