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  1. gmc2003

    BLT - Kettle Style

    Good morning fellow Q'ers. I was kinda jealous after seeing @civilsmoker Beef rib post. Not because of the ribs (Although they looked great), but because of the fresh tomatoes. We don't have a garden, but our neighbors do, and their tomatoes haven't ripened yet. Since I was out and about...
  2. gmc2003

    Sirloin Grilling Tips - Kettle Style

    Well, another week of vacation and another night of firing up the kettle. Next to flank steak these sirloin tips are my favorite cut to grill and most importantly eat. Enough gibber-jabber let's get it on. First things first. Kudos to the sous chef who was doing an outstanding job that...
  3. millerbuilds

    Kettle Yard bird with the Vortex

    Another cook with the new toy. I had not done a beer can Chicken in at least 5 years. Since getting the Vortex and seeing posts about using it for Infer-red cooking, I thought I would give it a try with beer can chicken. I put a foil pan under to catch the drippings and keep the kettle clean...
  4. gmc2003

    Salmon - Kettle Style

    Man was/is it hot here today. Only about 81* but the humidity is killing me. Well, it's my last day of vacation bummer, and we were looking for something besides pork, beef or poultry for supper. I thought to myself how about salmon. So yesterday I had picked up a couple of salmon fillets from...
  5. millerbuilds

    Vortex Wings

    @SmokingUPnorth pushed me over the cliff to go ahead and buy a Vortex for my kettle. Last night I gave it a shot with wings. The first batch I put on too early and/or pulled off too early and they were good but not as crispy as I wanted. 2nd batch, off the wall! I really wish I had not waited...
  6. gmc2003

    Blooming Onion - Kettle Style

    Just a quick post today. The weather was beautiful once again yesterday. Slight breeze and temps in the lower 80s. So, I decided to Q up a quick dish for my wife's and my supper. Time to fire up the old beer pole: First step is to slice up the onion. Then it gets an initial coating of...
  7. gmc2003

    St. Louis Style Spareribs - Kettle Style.

    I know you folks are probably going to get sick of me posting, but I'm on vacation this week and the weather was just perfect today. Mid 70s no need for the Koozie A nice rack of ribs - 2.99/lb Since the 22" was already outside. I fired her up once again. Side charcoal baskets with each with...
  8. gmc2003

    Pork Tenderloins - Kettle Style

    Well, another week of vacation has arrived, and with it came New England's version of Texas weather. 90+* heat with high humidity. Needless to say, the beer pole got a good work-out. Let's start this thread off: Broke out a couple tenderloins for the Misses and I. One coated with...
  9. gmc2003

    Brisket - Kettle Style

    I just can't believe the heat wave we've had to endure this week. It was another day in the mid-70s with no humidity and very little wind. So, since I bought nice little brisket earlier in the week. I decided to fire up the kettle and see how it goes. Can't do the inaugural brisket on the...
  10. gmc2003

    Tri Tip Kettle Style

    Ok, so let me start out by saying. 37 years ago today I tied the knot for the first and only time. I'm not quite sure how my better half has put up with me for so long, but she did and I'm eternally grateful. My wife loves a good steak and I got lucky at the local grocers the other day and...
  11. gmc2003

    Spare Ribs Kettle Style

    Friday night was rib night in the house of GMC. So out came the 26" Kettle for a call to duty. Sprinkled on SnP on about 3/4 of the ribs. The rest got a garlic and herb season. Starting of the fire. Apple chunks were used for this cook. Can't forget my sous chef ...and on goes the ribs...
  12. gmc2003

    Pork Shoulder Kettle Style

    Well, it was my weekend off and I found one of our local grocers selling shoulders for .99/lb. earlier in the week. I bought one and decided to let her ride on Saturday. It was a good size weighing in at a little of 11.5/lb. Fairly well trimmed also. I left the fat cap on and just scored...
  13. gmc2003

    A couple of tender loins from last week.

    Pork tender loins are a family favorite around here. They're cheap, quick and easy - what's not to like. So last week I fired up the kettle and tossed a couple on. Here they are. One is bare naked for the wife. The other is rubbed down in Tony C's Creole for me. I know what your thinking about...
  14. gmc2003

    Vortex whole chicken

    Well, it was very windy here in the Northeast today, but at least it was sunny and pleasantly warm. The wife was babysitting our grandson, so I decided to fire up the kettle and make some chow. I hadn't done a whole chicken in quite some time, and the local grocer had some that looked pretty...
  15. gmc2003

    Special cook for a special lady.

    Well, the wife and I decided to celebrate Mother's Day early this year. So, on Saturday I fired up the 26" Kettle and did my darndest to make a meal she'd be happy with. I dug this slab of beef out of its deep freeze on Sunday, and the rest is history. Hope you enjoy. First the victim: A two...
  16. gmc2003

    New England Kettle Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Well, it's a fairly nice Saturday, and we decided to have some chicken cooked on the BBQ. We didn't really feel like wings, thighs or drummies. So we decided to go with Cordon Bleu. Here it is, hope you can tolerate the play-by-play. Started off by butterflying some chicken breasts. Then...
  17. F

    Offset Fuel Burning Cash!

    Hi guys, hope I posted in the right place, but have a question about my experience of upgrading from a weber kettle to an Oklahoma Joe recently. So I start off with a chimney of briquettes and a couple of splits. I have apple, it's well seasoned and all broken down into good 8-10" long 2-3"...
  18. voltronic

    Gasket for kettle: worth it?

    I will soon be purchasing my first Weber kettle, a 22" Master Touch. I'm new to charcoal, and this cooker will be used mostly for short grilling sessions but occasional smoking as well. I know that even without the gasket, the kettle will be a major upgrade from my gas grill. I am wondering if...
  19. chopsaw

    Brisket on the 26 " Kettle

    Finally got the chance to throw a brisket on the 26 . I only use it for smoking . Grilling gets done on the 22 . Gordon's Food service has briskets for $2.98 lb. I've been buying them to grind . Grabbed one a couple weeks ago . The sell by date was the 7th . That was Sunday , so decided to...
  20. chopsaw

    Brisket ( that's more like it )

    This is the 5th brisket I've smoked . I use my 26 " kettle to do these . Works great for longer smokes . Been cooking on kettles along time . Just never did brisket . The first one I did awhile back came out fantastic . The second was even better . So I took a " what's so hard about brisket "...