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« Reply #300 on: February 08, 2013, 05:51:37 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the same one I just saw at Lowe's but it's the same price. $300. The one at Lowe's was not plastic.

Yea, the Lowes knockoffs I would've considered.  They look a lot better/more similar than the one you posted.  I would try to find someone that has a reason why they are worse that is verifiable.  Short of it being some different type of ceramic that is cheaper/sucks, I really don't know how they could be much different.

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« Reply #301 on: February 08, 2013, 08:23:16 PM »
So, what's the expert opinion on fake green eggs?



I saw a red one of these at Menards a couple years ago when they first came out.  It was called The Big Red Kamado Kooker originally I think.  Dillon's was carrying a black version for awhile, as recently as last summer I think.  I have not seen this latest version.  It is not ceramic.  It's double wall steel with insulation between like the Keg.  I liked the grate (cast iron, a removable section for access to the fire, and a second tier).  The bottom is removeable as well for easy cleanup under the fire bowl but I would think that could air leaks and temp control difficult.  There are a few owners that post on the Keg forum that modified a few things to deal with leaks and temp control and then had good results.  Can't beat the price.

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« Reply #302 on: February 08, 2013, 08:27:02 PM »
There are some ceramic cookers just as good if not better than the Big Green Egg. I don't believe the one pictured above is one of them.

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« Reply #303 on: February 08, 2013, 11:03:51 PM »
There are some ceramic cookers just as good if not better than the Big Green Egg. I don't believe the one pictured above is one of them.

Primo's are good, also they are made in the USA

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« Reply #304 on: February 08, 2013, 11:16:29 PM »
There are some ceramic cookers just as good if not better than the Big Green Egg. I don't believe the one pictured above is one of them.

Primo's are good, also they are made in the USA

Agree. My uncle has a Primo and works magic with it.

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« Reply #305 on: February 10, 2013, 06:48:26 PM »
Here are some ribs I smoked this weekend.  Used the 321 method and was very pleased.  Tonight I'm making some pulled pork nachos for the Grammys.  I'll post pictures when I'm done with my creation.


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« Reply #306 on: February 10, 2013, 06:55:27 PM »
So, what's the expert opinion on fake green eggs?



I saw a red one of these at Menards a couple years ago when they first came out.  It was called The Big Red Kamado Kooker originally I think.  Dillon's was carrying a black version for awhile, as recently as last summer I think.  I have not seen this latest version.  It is not ceramic.  It's double wall steel with insulation between like the Keg.  I liked the grate (cast iron, a removable section for access to the fire, and a second tier).  The bottom is removeable as well for easy cleanup under the fire bowl but I would think that could air leaks and temp control difficult.  There are a few owners that post on the Keg forum that modified a few things to deal with leaks and temp control and then had good results.  Can't beat the price.

The Char Griller here is only similar in looks. It's much lighter than the BGE or the Kamdo. Wouldn't recommend. I've reached these a bunch and when my current grill/smoker wears out I'm going with the Kamado.

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« Reply #307 on: February 10, 2013, 07:09:51 PM »
Cooking Lobster tails for the lady this thursday.  Think I'm just gonna broil them. Anyone got any tips?

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« Reply #308 on: February 10, 2013, 08:04:13 PM »
Cooking Lobster tails for the lady this thursday.  Think I'm just gonna broil them. Anyone got any tips?

hmmm.... i do not

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« Reply #309 on: February 10, 2013, 09:10:10 PM »
Don't overcook them

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« Reply #310 on: February 10, 2013, 09:29:10 PM »
Cooking Lobster tails for the lady this thursday.  Think I'm just gonna broil them. Anyone got any tips?

too much garlic & butter is not enough garlic & butter  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #311 on: February 10, 2013, 10:17:05 PM »
Pulled pork nachos complete with smoked sausage.  Very simple and a great way to get rid of left over pulled pork.


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« Reply #312 on: February 10, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
Oh wow

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« Reply #313 on: February 10, 2013, 11:03:48 PM »
Pulled pork nachos complete with smoked sausage.  Very simple and a great way to get rid of left over pulled pork.



Any sides with that? Also, what did you wash it down with?

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« Reply #314 on: February 11, 2013, 06:09:51 AM »
Pulled pork nachos complete with smoked sausage.  Very simple and a great way to get rid of left over pulled pork.


Any sides with that? Also, what did you wash it down with?

No sides this time.  I was really just looking for an easy way to clean up a few extra pounds of leftover pulled pork.  I threw some cheese in the crock pot and didn't have to babysit anything.  Next time I'll probably throw some ABT's on the smoker.  I think they would go well with the sweetness of the nachos. 

As for my drink.  Nothing like a good stout to finish a meal.


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« Reply #315 on: February 11, 2013, 08:40:46 AM »
use the left over pork in chili or soft tacos/fajitas/carnitas


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« Reply #316 on: February 11, 2013, 08:41:16 AM »
Cooking Lobster tails for the lady this thursday.  Think I'm just gonna broil them. Anyone got any tips?

butter poach that lobster, son.


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« Reply #317 on: February 11, 2013, 10:50:06 AM »
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use the left over pork in chili or soft tacos/fajitas/carnitas

This. Left over pulled pork in chili is the bomb.

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« Reply #318 on: February 21, 2013, 03:12:31 PM »
Have an interesting question that I have been mulling around for the past couple months. Recently I have moved into a house where I use this



for almost all of my heating needs. It's a custom built, cast iron wood burning stove.

The idea that i've been pondering is whether or not it is possible to use it as a smoker. I started thinking about this when i was able to start getting a consistent quality coal from burns. Was thinking it might be possible to get a piece of cast iron cut to compartmentalize the inside chamber and allow smoke transfer to travel from one compartment to the next. The thing can get very hot, but i have also gotten pretty good at maintaining a consistent level of heat, and think it would be even easier if i cut my wood into smaller chunks. I honestly don't know enough about the functionality of it all to consider really doing it. Any suggestions?

btw, the chamber is probably about 2 1/2' X 1' X 2 1/2'. TIA.

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« Reply #319 on: February 21, 2013, 07:26:30 PM »
Seems like it could be a smoker.  If you make the attempt, please update with results.

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« Reply #321 on: February 28, 2013, 02:03:46 PM »
Pulled pork nachos complete with smoked sausage.  Very simple and a great way to get rid of left over pulled pork.



slightly OT, but this  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/03/spicy-dr-pepper-shredded-pork/

makes FABULOUS enchiladas.

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« Reply #322 on: March 05, 2013, 09:33:24 AM »
Pulled pork nachos complete with smoked sausage.  Very simple and a great way to get rid of left over pulled pork.



slightly OT, but this  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/03/spicy-dr-pepper-shredded-pork/

makes FABULOUS enchiladas.

Those look amazaballs.  My wife loves Mexican food.  So I'm gonna surprise her with these.  Nice find.

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« Reply #323 on: March 05, 2013, 09:35:21 AM »
Okay so I was thinking of trying some lamb for Fake Patty's Day.  I've never cooked/smoked lamb before.  I'm pretty open to what cut I should do.  Does anyone have any suggestions.  A recipe would be appreciated.  TIA.

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