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Recent content by rusticbob

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    I'M a newbie AND NEED SOME HELP WITH BRINING

    Also, consider your local restaurant supply. They will have many sizes of food safe buckets and pails in all price ranges. I use a 5 gal pail and being in MI i can usually put the bird in my winterized travel trailer to brine over night. Never put your food in anything not approved for food...
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    First Multi Butt Smoke!

    Thanks to all the help and information on this forum, I did my first big smoke. 4 bone-in 6-8# Butts! All 4 fell apart after the proper rest. This all for my Daughters Grad Party. Rants and Raves for the Cook! Sorry no Q-View. Smoked for Apprx. 12 hours on Friday, Pulled during Hockey game in...
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    Quick charcoal comparison: RO vs Cowboy

    Being from the metro Detroit area we have many choices for fuel. I am a RO fan and will always be. What I don't like about Cowboy is that it is old processed lumber made into charcoal. Hard wood flooring, Etc. RO is wood from logs. HOwever Ro is getting harder to find. GFS used to carry it at a...
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    Help! Where can I pick up a Smokin' Pro locally

    Yep, Got both pieces at Lowes. And as mentioned above they are packaged and shelved in different locations in the stores. Mine works great after applying the Mods listed here. If your Lowes does not have it, go to another Lowes, of course, I live in the Big City so there are several to choose...
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    All you Royal Oak Lump diehards....

    I know I've seen this link on the forum somewhere but here it is again... http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm This is the best Charcoal Rating and Review I have seen. Shows that there are several different types of RO Lump from different places on the globe. Interesting reading. Bob
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    St. Clair Shores MI

    Hey! Thanks for all the warm welcomes, You all appear to be a great bunch! Looking forward to some great BBQ this season! Have a Daughter graduating from HS this spring and of course she wants a party, So I guess I'm queing! Also, glad to see some local MI people on board too! Thanks Again, Bob
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    What's your occupation?

    Manager - Quality / Laboratory for a small Automotive part Manufacturer in metro Detroit. I manage the Quality System and Keep our TS Certification current and Run our Test Laboratory.
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    St. Clair Shores MI

    Just found this Forum from a link on a Facebook Group. I happened to have just purchased a CGSP with the SFB. The Mods will begin this weekend as I have experienced the same shortcomings. Thanks for a great Forum! Hope I can contribute some day, as I still have much to learn. RusticBob
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