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  1. SmokinAl

    I just had to do vortex ribs

    I’ve had some health issues and haven’t been as active on the forum as I would like. However, I just had to post these ribs. I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time and I’ve hesitated because I haven’t been able to find any decent ribs. We were at Wally world a few days ago and I came...
  2. millerbuilds

    Ostrich Steaks on the Kettle

    Had a gift certificate for Wild Fork, so decided to try something new... Ostrich Steaks! I lightly dry brined the steaks in the fridge with some sea salt for about 4 hours. coated with some black pepper and garlic powder and seared over the Vortex. Cooked up some chicken in case of a...
  3. millerbuilds

    Sunday Chicken Dinner

    Decided that it was time to fire up the Kettle and Vortex. The Mrs. wanted Chicken Breast, so my first time with Chicken Breasts on the Vortex. Decided to inject the breasts with some of our Homemade Chicken Stock with a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Then let them rest in the...
  4. millerbuilds

    Venison Round Steaks on the Vortex

    Still loving my Vortex! Tonight I decided to do some Venison Round Steaks from an Axis Doe I shot last fall. I first marinated (EVOO, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire, lemon, Garlic, Pepper, Thyme & Parsley) the venison for about 7 hours. I made a "butter topper" with butter, garlic, and...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Misplaced Nebraskan

    Tater Bombs and Wings

    Wife and I were craving some wings so I thawed a bag and got them in a brine last night. I used a basic poultry brine; Water, White Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Garlic Powder. Heated to combine and iced to cool. Put the wings in to soak it up til tonight. Spent the day trying to come up with a...
  12. lemans

    Lazy Sunday Wings

    Just hanging out Sunday. 12 wings in Buttermilk and red pepper for 6 hours and then onto the weber with my vortex and some Owens hot wing rub..