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    Spatchcock Turkey Brining.

    Thanks everyone. I have 2 brining containers and have 4 turkeys. I read to spatchcock after brining, but didn't know a reason why other than ease of handling. Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving
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    Spatchcock Turkey Brining.

    Should I spatchcock my turkey before brining or after?
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    Spatchcock Brine

    Should I spatchcock my turkey before brining or after?
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    Vacuum Sealer Bags & Supplies - Discount Coupon

    Hi Lisa,       Do you have a discount code for March 2017? Thank you.
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    Maybe My Last Chance To Smoke Cheese

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    Maybe My Last Chance To Smoke Cheese

    Had to take a day off from work. There were over 22 days in February over 70 up close to 90 degrees here and I decided this might be my last chance to smoke some cheese before its too hot. I hope this holds my Beautiful Wife and me over, because we need our Smoked Gouda. Thought I would do some...
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    MES Problems

    Thanks David, i wasn't thinking. Shorted element is what I thought but wanted to ask someone who might have known. Happy Smoking To You As Well Doug
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    MES Problems

    I went to warm my 30" MES, I wanted to warm it to take out and clean the racks. I set it for 250 and it warmed up good. Started smoking bad, so I opened it up and had a small flame behind the element and thouht maybe some drippings so I put a little water on it. There was a spot behind the...
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    Help with smoking goat cheese

    Thanks everyone, I agree, it is useless without qview, but I'm still in the planning stages . Trying to find out any do's and don'ts. I'll post qview afterwards, but I'm a little ways away from the smoking stage. Like Red Dog said He doesn't even have the cheese yet. But I hope to in a few...
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    Help with smoking goat cheese

    Thanks Red Dog, I'll do that. Smoke it sfter it dries for an hour or two, then chill it for a couple of hours. If taste like it needs to mellow I can always vac seal it then. Thanks for the advice.
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    Help with smoking goat cheese

    Thanks Red Dog, mfreel, & rgautheir20420, So I need to dry it some to form like a pellicle, as you would fish before smoking it. So now I'm wondering about the 2 week wait or use it right after smoking as some people do with fresh Mozzarella as Red Dog says. I've heard both ways. would...
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    Help with smoking goat cheese

    Hello fellow smokers, I just found out about a source for fresh goat cheese. Has anyone smoked fresh goat cheese? I've smoked plenty of cheese, but not fresh cheese as goat cheese. Do I smoke it as I wiould any other cheese, maybe use a silicone mat like for baking since it is so...
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    How far in advance can I smoke cheese?

    Hi SemperSmoke,          I just smoke cheese on Nov.1st. and vacuum sealed it for Christmas. After I finished it I got out my last pack of Pepper Jack and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks I did in March, so it's never too early. It just gets better with time. I was lucky I still had some. I always try...
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    I love the bags from Vacum Sealers Unlimited!!! Pics included!!

    Flounderhead,            Myself I get the premium and they work great. I believe they are a couple mil thicker. You could PM Lisa B and I'm sure she could tell you. We have been very pleased with the premium. Good Luck and Happy Smoking. Doug
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    What is the Best Electric Smoker for a beginner?

    Hello Mike,           Welcome to the forum. Lots of great people to help you with any problems or questions you may have. As for you your question, I own an older model 30" Electric Masterbuilt and love it. Others have their own opinions and that is all good. Do a few searches in the search bar...
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     “The first thing I plan to smoke if I win the A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER Contest is Cornish Game Hens____________.”