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  1. vegas_frak

    Not sure where else to post this

    I have 4 of those white nylon or teflon cutting boards from Sam's club and I stupidly left them outside on my rusty trailer.  Does anyone have ideas on how to get rust stains off of them. I'll try to post a pic later but think expanded metal pattern in rust stain. I hate to toss them and buy...
  2. vegas_frak

    First competition and came in 8th overall !!

    I wanted to post this here so members and those who haven't decided to join or not could read it. Thanks this great bunch of folks I was able to make that walk to the stage in front of hundreds of pro, semi pro, and amateur BBQ teams yesterday and pick up an 8th place overall trophy! We...
  3. vegas_frak

    Hog Wild - Mobile, AL Mar 12-13

    I'm cooking in my first competition next weekend at the Hog Wild Festival in Mobile, AL. I'm uber excited and nervous all at the same time. Does anyone know where to get the cutting mats like I have seen the pros use on BBQ Pitmasters?? Pics from the event to come! Wish me luck boys and girls!
  4. vegas_frak

    Labor Day Rib Off against my brother

    So I'm posting this just to vent mostly. My brother and I decided to have a little rib competition Sunday in honor of Labor Day and also to celebrate his youngest's birthday. So he purchased 14 racks of baby backs and had me come over and pick up half. We each marinated or rubbed the night...
  5. vegas_frak

    Thermo calibration question 2 - please help

    Sorry to post double, but need some help. Just breaking in a used Smoke King Deluxe (Bandera style smoker) I replaced the in the door thermo with a 3 inch lead large dial. While installing it I accidentally put a little too much whoomp on it and moved the guage. So I pulled it out and put some...
  6. vegas_frak

    Thermo calibration question - please help

    Just breaking in a used Smoke King Deluxe (Bandera style smoker) I replaced the in the door thermo with a 3 inch lead large dial. While installing it I accidentally put a little too much whoomp on it and moved the guage. So I pulled it out and put some water on to boil then set the dial at 220...
  7. vegas_frak

    Picked up this Brinkman Smoke King today

    Found a classified ad for this Brinkmann smoker in the paper used. The lady was asking $125.00 for her. Included all the original parts - rib rack, hanging hooks, skewers, etc. If anyone has this unit or experience with it I'd love to hear. As always - Thanks for a great forum! Vegas Frak...
  8. vegas_frak

    First time in the new custom stick burner - Memorial Day 09

    Well we christened up the new rig yesterday. This is a reverse flow that I basically stole from my friends dad. They used to have a BBQ joint in town, but shut it down several years ago. I found her rusting away in his back yard and since he treats me like one of the kids I walked away with it...
  9. vegas_frak

    Charcoal chimney / Firebox - how to??

    What's the best way to light charcoal in a chimney or firebox without using lighter fluid??
  10. vegas_frak

    Not new to the board, but got some new gear!

    Thought I'd pass along a pic of my latest aquisition. Sorry for the shotty cell camera picture. I picked up this rig from my friends dad for $250.00. Couldnt pass it up. His name is Chuck so I'm thinking of calling it the "Chuck Wagon" in his honor. It has at least a 4 inch pipe with holes in...
  11. vegas_frak

    Smoke n Pit Mod Picd

    After reading everyone's advice I finally got at least one mod done on my Smoke n Pit. My brother is a welder so he whipped this out in a flash. It made quite a difference though. Next I am going to put some flashing down in front of the heat entry way to help from charring some stuff towards...
  12. vegas_frak

    Need advice on smoking one day and slow cooking the next

    Sounds weird, but I need to cook 6 slabs for a lunch party on Sun and thought about smoking them for the three hours the night before then wrapping them, put them in the fridge and take out the next morning to put back on the grill for a couple hours to finish. Any thoughts, experience, etc...
  13. vegas_frak

    Figured it was time to roll call

    I've been reading the forums since the summer of 2007. I'm a Bama Boy who has lived on both the east coast and Vegas. Now I'm back in Bama (Mobile to be exact) and try to get my low in slow on every weekend that the wife will put up with it. I'm an absolute fanatic for any and all types of BBQ...
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