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  1. equinn

    Good BBQ Tool Set??

    Looking for a gift idea for my son in law. Does anyone know of a good set of tools? He has a Traeger pellet smoker.
  2. equinn

    The Secret To Good Sliced Brisket Defies Conventional Wisdom

    Just reporting back on the brisket I did this weekend based on this post. I took the smoker out to our desert property to do the brisket out there - forgot all my thermometers, didn't even have the one for the smoker. Just decided to time it instead. Smoker was set at 230 degrees. Started...
  3. equinn

    The Secret To Good Sliced Brisket Defies Conventional Wisdom

    Great thread. I am new, sort of, to smoking. I say sort of because I've had my smoker for a while but haven't had the opportunity to use it for a while (life and all). Anyway, I have done a couple of briskets, nothing spectacular. So I am going to try this this weekend. I know this is a...
  4. equinn

    Brisket Rub

    When you apply the rub, do you let it sit overnight in the fridge, or just smoke it right away?
  5. equinn

    Newbie - tell me if am doing this salmon right

    So is my salmon wasted, then? What can I expect?
  6. equinn

    Newbie - tell me if am doing this salmon right

    Hi All, Looking for some reassurance I guess. I have never cold smoked anything and I have never smoked salmon at all. I want to cold smoke some salmon, just as a trial, only one piece. Its about 1.25 lbs. I made a dry cure using 1 cup kosher salt, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of...
  7. equinn

    Help - Turkey not so good - UPDATE

    Could be because it was cut up. For a whole turkey, you'd usually brine 1 hour per pound. But if its cut up, I'd imagine the time would be much less.
  8. equinn

    Brining a Turkey that has been factory injected with Broth

    Yes, I do it all the time. Your brine will be much more salty than what the factory did, so you might reduce a smidge.
  9. equinn

    Smoking a Turkey Breast - Cure or No Cure?

    Hi Guys, I am planning to smoke a couple of whole turkey breasts for Thanksgiving. I have always brined my turkeys with brown sugar/salt/apple juice or cider brine and then just cooked in the oven. They always turn out moist and delicious. Now I want to smoke a turkey and am hearing that...
  10. equinn

    Why is my Turkey Black?

    Hi Everyone, Thought I'd come back and let you all know what happened.  I contacted GMG and they gave me the list that I post previously.  Nothing worked, so I contacted them again and they were very good about sending out the controller.  That did the trick!  I now have golden brown chicken!  Yay!
  11. equinn

    Why is my Turkey Black?

    Thought this might be helpful to some folks.  I got this from GMG Technical Support.  As for me, I have cleaned out the fire pot and made sure #7 & 8 are not the problem.  Going to give it another try tonight.  If it still doesn't work, I'll be requesting a new controller.
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  15. equinn

    Can anyone recommend a good meat grinder/sausage stuffer?

    Hi, I'm looking to get a meat grinder/sausage stuffer for my daughter for Christmas and I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good one for around $100-$150? Thanks, Equinn
  16. equinn

    Why is my Turkey Black?

    Yes, definitely soot.  I was reading on another forum and found that it might actually be the smoker.  Seems GMG older Daniel Boones like mine have an issue with the controller that could cause this.  Working with them now to get this fixed and I will post back my results. On another note, I...
  17. equinn

    Why is my Turkey Black?

    Well they say 100% applewood. They're from Camp chef. When looking at the exhaust it was almost clear. I thought that was what I needed. I don't think it's carmelized sugar or honey because I can wipe some of the black off.
  18. equinn

    Why is my Turkey Black?

    So it's at 300 with the exhaust wide open. I'm using apple wood. This is what the chicken looks like after an hour. I'm very sad now.
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    Why is my Turkey Black?

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