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    Masterbuilt 1050 startup problems

    Hey everyone, I'm hoping I can get some help here. They say the 1050 can get to 225 in 7 minutes. Anyone have any sure fire methods to get the charcoal lit. I've done strike-a-fires, paper towel soaked in oil, and it seems I can never keep my starter lit long enough to get the charcoal lit the...
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    Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese

    Hey everyone, I thought I would share this. I sold my vertical pellet smoker to a nice gentleman for $100 and a crap ton of smoked fish. After seeing all the posts on cream cheese, I smoked cream cheese for 2 hours at 250, then I mixed it with finely diced raw onion, dill, pepper, a couple...
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    Smoked cream cheese

    I've been seeing a lot recently about smoke cream cheese ( sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I saw smoking cheese). I've seen where you score it and spread olive oil on top, my question is has anyone taken their smoked cream cheese and made a cheesecake, or a spinach and artichoke dip, or a...
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    Second smoke on 1050

    Hey everyone, my first smoke was a success a few days ago, so I went to winco today and bought beef ribs, prime roast, and a small brisket. When I got home I threw them all on the 1050 and placed my roast under my brisket in a tray. My intention is to slice really thin and make French dips...
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    First smoke on 1050

    Hey everyone, I frequent the forums but don't post too often. I recently got my hands on a masterbuilt 1050 and so I did my first cook this morning. I was using the Louisiana grills pellet smoker from Costco. I did a rack of spare and a rack of baby. Took about 3.5 hrs of total cool time then I...
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    Pellet vs charcoal smoker

    Good evening everyone. Quick question, I went to home depot today and they had a pretty slick looking gravity fed charcoal smoker for about $400. It had wifi, temperature control. I'm currently smoking with the Louisiana grills vertical smoker from Costco. What is everyone's thoughts about...
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    2nd brisket feedback please

    Howdy everyone, I did my 2nd brisket. I got a competition cut at the local Yokes for about $20 so I figured I'd give it a whirl. I seasoned it the night before and threw it on at 730 this morning. Ended up smoking for 8 hours completely unwrapped. Squirted a homemade bbq sauce on twice at about...
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    Black Dip...or Black BBQ sauce Tips

    Howdy yall, for about the past 3 years I have been trying to recreate some of the bbq sauces I have had in the past that were incredible. I had 2 that I can't forget, one from a friend that I moved away from :(. And another from a place down in Oregon that is no longer around. What they both...
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    Smoking cheeses and salmon in louisiana grills

    Hey everyone, I'm rocking the louisiana grills vertical pellet smoker for my cooks and been getting good results, but I kind of want to smoke some cheeses and salmon and have read the dangers of not having the right equipment. Anyone with experience on pit boss or LG I would love to read some...
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    Pulled pork tacos

    Hello everyone...I had half a butt leftover so I decided to try some pulled pork today. First time smoking a butt. I was speaking with drewham last night about ideas and here is the fruition. I started by cutting the hard fat and liberally spreading turbinado, pepper, onion powder, garlic...
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    Mid winter cook

    Greetings everyone. I got 3 different books on smoking, recipes, tips, and a thermopro thermometer so I was excited to try a cook with my new found knowledge. I'm cooking with the louisiana grills vertical smoker I got from Costco. I started by trimming my brisket... Its the first time I've...
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    Smoking videos

    Hey everyone, I've been running through the forums but couldn't find the best results. I signed up for the e course Jeff has provided but has anyone have reviews for the different smoking videos online. I've seen 3 main ones, academy of q, masterclass, and bbq champs academy. Would love some...
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    Thinking of a new smoker

    Howdy everyone! I hope I'm posting in the right section. I am currently using a vertical pellet smoker but I'm unhappy with the amount of bark and charring that I'm getting and my briskets are not getting that good dark exterior that I want. I've been looking at offset and reverse flow offset...
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    Dan's Delight BBQ

    Howdy everyone.I 've been trying to come up with a bbq sauce for a while but I'm not sure what style I am. I'm not super into the tangy stuff so not necessarily vinegar heavy and I don't usually eat regular ketchup on my starches so I typically stay away from that. about a month ago I went to a...
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    My Attempt at Pulled Loin tacos

    Howdy everyone! I was on the forum yesterday looking for a recipe to make pulled pork tacos. I was looking for a recipe but ended up doing my own thing. I said I would post pictures if I remembered so here we go. I started with a Pork Loin, which Peachy said may not make a good pulled pork. I...
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    No bark on ribs

    Howdy all! Looking for some feedback on my ribs. I covered them with a rub of brown sugar, salt and pepper, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder and left them uncovered in my fridge overnight (about 14 hours). I then cooked for 6 hours coating them with homemade BBQ sauce the last hour. I...
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    Feedback please!

    Hey all! I did my first smoke of the season. I'm trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. I'm not getting bark. I covered the ribs with a mixture of brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and smoked paprika. Left in the fridge uncovered overnight (about 12 hours) than cooked for...
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    Just started Smoking Last year

    Howdy Everyone! Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kelly, I live in the Spokane area and for my 30th birthday last year my wife got me the Louisiana Grills vertical smoker from costco. I have been playing around with it last summer, but now I really want to get into doing my own sauces. I'm...
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