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Recent content by captsly

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    Another "please help with grinder choice" thread

    I have the northern tool #12 grinder and it works great. I grind 12 to 14 pounds of pork butts at a time and it never misses a beat. I do partially freeze the chunks before grinding though.  I also have the northern tool 5 lb stuffer. It works good as well. Some people don't like it because of...
  2. Have to brag a little....

    Have to brag a little....

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    Have to brag a little....

    Caught a sale on pork butts today when I got of the tug. Our little HEB had them on sale for $0.88 per pound!! I am used to paying $1.39 to $1.59 per pound at Sams. Needless to say I stocked up....65 pounds to be exact.  I had to go back several times as they would only let me get 2 at a time...
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    When is this going to be open again.

    Go to this link to sign up!!   http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html Jeff
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    A Great Man Has Passed Away

    RIP Scarbelly,,,,You will be missed by all!!  My condolences to Lisa and family, and prayers for you all.
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    Best BBQ place downtown Houston?

    Paps is probably the best I can think of downtown. Sorry I don't know address, but it is pretty good.
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    Starting the AMNPS

    I microwave my pellets for a minute or so in a pyrex measuring cup before I put them in the maze to zap the moisture out of them. Really helps with getting them going.
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    Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke

    Here in Texas the old timers call it soda water.
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    Smoked Almond Question

    When I smoke my almonds I always had a problem with the spices falling off real easily after they cooled. I found that if I ground the spices real fineit helped. This last batch I took the advise of a friend and added egg whites to the wet part and tossed real good then sprinkled on the spices...
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    “The first thing I plan to smoke if I win the A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER Contest is _Canadian Bacon_.”  
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    yet anther guy from Texas

    Welcome fellow Texan!! Jeff
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    Coming up to the big leagues - MANVEL TX

    Welcome to a fellow Texan!  This is a great site to gain knowledge, or just bounce ideas around.  Lots of friendly folks here!! Jeff
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    First Smoke... Chicken Bacon Bites... Q-View

    When I light mine I blow it good until you see a good cherry coal glowing. If you are going for 2 hours of smoke, I would definitely light up both ends and let her go!! Make sure you fill up the rows and tamp it down on something solid to compact it good.  Also I put the dust I am getting ready...
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