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Recent content by Killa J

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    Bacon cure without sugar

    I ended up hot smoking the bacon. After 10 days of curing, I was still a bit nervous about the cure being spread evenly. When I cut a slice off of each slab to taste the salt level, it didn’t look pink all the way through. I’m going to wet cure using Pop’s brine next time. Since I’m cooking...
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    Bacon cure without sugar

    I’m having a cheat day on thanksgiving, I’ll try the one with sugar that day.
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    Bacon cure without sugar

    Ok, so I have the pork belly split into 3 pieces and in the fridge curing. I made 2 without sugar and 1 with for the wife and kids. I have one question though. How much does the cure “migrate” through the slab of pork belly? I tried as best as I could to spread the cure around on the surface...
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    Bacon cure without sugar

    It’s more about not using any added sugars than the amount that would end up in the bacon. I’m literally on the anti-vegan diet. If it’s not from an animal, I don’t eat it. Now that I see it’s not essential for curing, I’m going to try it with no sugar and see how it comes out.
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    Bacon cure without sugar

    I have been planning on making my own bacon for a long time, so I finally bought a pellet tube, curing salt, and a pork belly. I am on a zero carb diet, so I don’t want to have sugar in the cure for bacon. Is this safe, or is the sugar necessary for the curing process? I know it will change the...
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    Really close to pulling the trigger on a LSG

    As the title says, I’m very close to buying a Lonestar Grillz offset vertical smoker (this one). I have a few questions though. Are 5” casters fine, or should I upgrade the size. Other than if I move to a different house, I don’t see myself moving this around at all. Is it worth getting...
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    I didn’t end up buying the Bayou Broiler, I bought the much smaller Onlyfire InfernoGo. I use it probably twice a week and really like it. I’m insane though, so I’m still on the fence about buying the Bayou Broiler. I made steaks for 4 a few weeks ago, and it felt like it took forever on the...
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    Brisket burgers

    I just got a decent meat grinder, and I plan on making ground brisket for burgers. Had some brisket burgers before and they were excellent. Should I trim much fat off? Should I grind just the point or flat? Or just cut that sucker up and grind it all together?
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    I cooked on it Wednesday for the first time. Didn’t take any pictures, but it’s really good. I seared an almost 2” bone-in ribeye after cooking it to 125F. The fat started bubbling in about 15 seconds, took a little less than 2 minutes per side to sear. I’ve always had a hard time searing...
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    The discount code is FB100. I don’t see it mentioned on their site, but it was from an ad on Facebook. Might still be valid.
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    I ended up ordering the small Northfire Inferno, they had a $100 off deal going on. I’ll add an update as soon as I get it and cook a steak. Decided the Bayou Broiler was too much money for something I wouldn’t use that often. The InfernoGo ended up being $270 shipped, which isn’t too bad.
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    Oh yeah, and a full prime rib
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    I’m really considering getting the small Northfire one posted above. Two of them is still cheaper than the Bayou Broiler. The only thing that may sway me to the bigger one is that I think I could make a really good pizza in it with a baking stone
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    That Northfire broiler has gone down in price, last time I looked at the single size one it was over $400. If I get one, I think I’d rather a bigger one to sear more than one steak at a time though. They have one twice that size, but it’s $1000. Be cheaper to just buy two of them. I’ve been...
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    Cajun Bayou Broiler

    I was at someone’s house, and they are pretty much the “money is no object” type. They had a Salamander broiler in their kitchen, and I had never seen anything like it. We ended up talking about steaks, and the guy uses it to sear steaks after cooking them sous vide. I cook sous vide steaks a...
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