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  1. ammjr

    Charcoal Pellets

    So I totally forgot to come back and fill you all in. I ended up running my Louisiana Grills 7 series at the smoke setting (temp kept around 180) for about 5 hours to make jerky. There was plenty of TBS and I think the overall flavor of the jerky was better than from the normal pellets. I...
  2. ammjr

    Charcoal Pellets

    I just had 3 bags of the Royal Oak delivered yesterday from Home Depot. I'm going to clean out my hopper on Saturday and give them a trial. Will report back.
  3. ammjr

    Corn Starch Chicken Wings - Rub Won’t Stick

    Just mix the baking powder in with your rub. 1 part baking powder, 3 parts rub. Apply to the wings TOGETHER... I'll usually throw some smoke on them at 225 for an hour then crank it up around 400 for 15-20 minutes to crisp the skin right up
  4. ammjr

    Smoked Cheese round 3

    Here's what I did. I got one of these chill chests, some HVAC ductwork and a smoke tube. I took some metal pans and put a grate over them and cut vent holes it in. It actually works quite well...
  5. ammjr

    Teriyaki Sauce

    Yoshida's is the shit!
  6. ammjr

    IBBQ-4T vs ThermoPro TP25

    I haven't really had any issues with the app at all. I had the graph not show data once but there's a refresh thing in the graph and as soon as I hit it it all appeared. The silicon piece you're referring to I assume you mean the one on the probe itself and yes it goes in the smoker. I've had...
  7. ammjr

    Deciding on a new smoker

    I have a Louisiana Grills 7 series vertical pellet smoker I picked up from Costco for around $400 delivered to my house. I'll be honest with you, I LOVE it and it has a TON of room. The hopper holds like 40 or 50lbs of pellets, cleanup is a breeze and it's easy to use. Temps run from "SMOKE"...
  8. ammjr

    IBBQ-4T vs ThermoPro TP25

    I have the Inkbird and I would recommend it. The battery life is VERY good, using about 2-3% per hour so more than sufficient for a lot of cooks. I have plugged it in on overnights, though, just for peace of mind. Connects easily to wifi which I much prefer over bluetooth. The phone app is...
  9. ammjr

    Dogs...What breed do you have and whats their name

    Here's "Fat Toes" Charlie Darling (in front) - a little over a year old & pushing 150lbs. Behind him is Lola. She's 6 and only about a buck and a quarter.
  10. ammjr

    How does the Char-Griller Smokin Pro work in the winter?

    I used the CG more the first summer I had the MES, but lately it's about 50/50. I love the CG, but if I'm going to do a long smoke like a huge butt - the MES is just easier - especially since I have a 3 year old and a 4 year old. Overall I am very satisfied with the quality of q the MES...
  11. ammjr

    How does the Char-Griller Smokin Pro work in the winter?

    I'm with chisoxjim. The CG doesn't work too well in the winter. I'm in Rochester, NY - I've done some mods, including putting a gas burner in the SFB - but it's tough to keep the CG up to temp. I'm using the MES in the winter now.
  12. ammjr

    MES & Charcoal

    I'm going to have to try this now. I hope you love your MES labongio! I was skeptical at first when my wife got me mine - she was tired of the "Eau de BBQ (to coin a phrase from a friend of mine)" I had after hours with the chargriller. I grew to love the MES.
  13. ammjr

    You have got to try this for salmon

    Are you on the TWS site for the AF?
  14. ammjr

    Am I missing something? Meat wont cook.

    That's a nice rig. Do the doors seal? Are you tossing the meat in there fresh out of the fridge or are you bringing it up towards room temp? Don't give up!
  15. ammjr

    Grilled Flank Steak QView

    It was just a little snowy here in Upstate NY today so I decided to take a couple of 2lb flank steaks and brine them: 2 Cups water 1/2 Cup A1 steak sauce 1/2 Cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce (or use your favorite BBQ sauce or even Ketchup works, but not as tasty) 2 TBSP Kosher Salt 4 TBSP Sugar 3...
  16. ammjr

    You have got to try this for salmon

    It sounds pretty tasty. Have you ever tried tossing some salmon on cedar planks and cooking them on the grill? It's quite good sort of hot flash smoke. If I do that I usually just spray with Olive oil and some sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper. This recipe you posted would probaby be...
  17. ammjr

    Texas Chili Cook-Off

    If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end. Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. For those of you who have lived in Texas ...
  18. ammjr

    pulled pork soft tacos

    Very nice!
  19. ammjr

    Electric Vs. Wood

    charcoal & electric. The MES can make some great Q, trust me, but it definitely has a different taste than charcoal/wood. My personal preference is charcoal.