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Recent content by jftx

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    YS640s

    Thanks everyone! Still can't believe I won.
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    YS640s

    I won! A few weeks ago I bought a $100 raffle ticket for a "one of a kind" Yoder on a comp cart. Out of 40 tickets, my number popped up. Brisket going on early tomorrow morning.
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    Venison Sausage Question

    I appreciate all the help. I think i will go ahead and add some 90/10 beef to it so I can make a little more.
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    Venison Sausage Question

    Thanks for looking out and making sure I do it right. I mixed in Pork fat. It’s about 80/20
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    Venison Sausage Question

    Thanks for all the replies and information. I'm glad I asked because there is definitely some good info here. I had not considered cutting with beef or pork. I was thinking I would just smoke some deer meat and call it good because the ground venison I have already has fat added to it. If...
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    Venison Sausage Question

    I would like to make some venison sausage to share with family. I want to do some summer sausage and maybe some bratwurst and kielbasa. Can I do it without nitrates or nitrites or is that a fundamental requirement? Can I, instead, salt cure it? I have looked for several recipes and they all...
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    Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

    It would be pretty easy to cut that square out now that you have those 1/2" holes in the top. Also, I have an AMTS and I've found that it's All about placement. I moved my water pan up a little bit and placed one of the racks as low as possible. I place the tube smoker on the left hand side...
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    Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

    How did it end up working for you, Mikemav?
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    Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

    I just called their customer service department and asked them if I could order one. They were very helpful. The number is on the website.
  10. Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

    Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

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    Masterbuild XL Mods - Post your mods here!

    I too added a stack to mine but I went with the Landmann stack instead of the Masterforge.  I like the overall design for a couple of reasons.  As you can see in the picture below, the rain cap is domed instead of pointy.  I think that it will wear easier on my cover.  I also like the fact that...
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