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    Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    First sack of the season with more planned soon....
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    Sonos dropping support for most of my stuff

    Same here, a 5 becoming a 'legacy' product. This part is more concerning than just losing updates to the 5..."If modern products remain connected to legacy products after May, they also will not receive software updates and new features." Terrible way to do business as once die-hard Sonos...
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    Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Here's another option for nearly instant smoke in an electric, smoker sawdust shavings. I mix some of the sawdust with regular chips. https://smile.amazon.com/Camerons-Products-Smoking-Chips-Mesquite/dp/B000ZM1KU2/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=smoker+shavings&qid=1578761864&s=lawn-garden&sr=1-7 They...
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    Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    One of the reasons I like an electric smoker- so easy to use. Push a couple buttons and it 10 mins it's ready to go. No fire to mess with although I'm a gas grill guy, too. Granted, 95% of the time it's only me & the Mrs. If we had an army to feed or lots of guests a big smoker might make more...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Similar idea but with pork... The whole spread...salad, brussels and polenta...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Mission accomplished, at least for Christmas Eve...trout again with an apple & pecan wood mix...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Oysters on the grill, yum! All of the above looks delish. No pics but I smoked some trout last week. They were pretty thin so only took about 20 mins. Will do again. It was fantastic. Trying to talk the Mrs into putting smoked fish dip on the Christmas menu although oyster dressing would be...
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    Tired of stuff growing in between my travertine pavers

    Glyphosate showing up in our food supply (cereals, etc)- Cheerios, Nature Valley cereals contain Roundup ingredient, study finds Monsanto is such a sweetheart company. Their roundup ready seeds infiltrate neighboring farms. Farmers can't kill them with the most dominate product on the market...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Did you pull the leaves off? We have 5 plumeria. Last year we let them go dormant in a closet. Trying to keep them alive this winter in pots inside the house so they'll get a quicker start next spring. With all their leaves they take up quite a bit of room. Will yours go dormant or re-grow leaves?
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Visions of you wrestling a lion and then cooking it up. Really setting the bar here!...or maybe I need to step away from the bar. Looks yummy.
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    Bad pool boy!

    As a business owner...if that was my employee I'd definitely want to know. As a homeowner...if they don't fall over themselves to make it right with you they're fired. Would be generous of you to not post a review too. Nature calls but there better ways to handle it. ON the equipment?...I agree...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Thanks! It's easy. I'm no pro, I've always removed the back using a serrated knife. Scissors may be even easier and safer. I stand the bird on end and just saw the knife down one side of the back then down the other side. The bones are really thin so it doesn't take much effort. Then squash it...
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    Swim goggles/gear for youth swim team

    I was about that age when my dad dropped me off for my first swim practice. My older brother could swim. I could probably dog paddle. About the only thing I remember is nearly drowning in the lane against the wall with all the waves everyone else was making. Nobody had goggles. Nowadays kids are...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Spatchcocked yardbird smoked and then crisped a bit on the grill. Dogs love the neck, back, innards etc...
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    What else is your pool good for?

    Well, technically that's pretty much how Sea Rays are built. bwahhh! (possibly the wrong forum for a boat builder dig)
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    ^ killer pool and view! What part of the hill country is that? Good call on the decking. Our pavers read 119.8 the other day when it was 103 out.
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    ^ Lol Having a smoker is soooo right. WTH was I waiting for? There's a rib theme going on....baby backs....
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    Favorite Pool Lounge Chairs?

    We have mesh on teak frame chaise loungers. Timeless look and quality...which is great as they cost a boatload. They're going on 5 years and look like new except for the teak greying. The mesh just needs an annual brushing.
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Those tacos, drool. My in laws have a huge fig tree. Was a gift from someone. None of us eat figs :hammer: There was little food in the kitchen to chose from last night so a couple filets from the freezer and potatoes...smoked & seared filets with oven crisped potatoes. Not pictured, random...
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    My Dad's Pool

    Look for comfort in the close relationship you had. That's a gift not available to everyone and wasted by many others. It's cliche but he most likely wouldn't want you mourning. Try to focus more on celebrating his life and less on missing him. None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Hug your...
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    Night pools

    Some really nice setups! This one is more of a work in progress. Pardon the ladder in the background. And, the house lights are on so the LED light strings are hard to see.
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    That looks juicy and yummy! Never had a sear station. Is that a burner that gets really hot?...must have gotten hotter than 242?
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Thanks! The knife in the brisket pic is my MIL's. Not sure which one it is. My wife turned her on to Shun a little. We've gone a bit more overboard. Ken Onion was our first. The one in the middle of the pic was the most recent and was maybe $75 on sale. They're all fantastic.
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Here it is. Went a little over but it was very tasty. Everybody cleaned their plates. In hindsight, with it being Bison it didn't need to cook quite as long as beef.
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Classic first-timer adventure. It was a small brisket only 5 lbs (bison). I figured it would take somewhere around 8 hours. In the first 2 hours the internal temp went from 40 to 130 and I foolishly wondered if it would be done much sooner. Something like another hour later the temp was 158...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Stuck a couple strips on the electric smoker last night for about 20 mins. Then seared off on the grill. So tasty but nothing pic-worthy. Tomorrow is brisket time and it'll be the first time I've tried smoking one. Kinda anxious but I've done a ton of reading about the 'stall'. Hoping it's...
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    gopher problem

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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Just dropped a rack into the electric smoker a bit late, almost 5pm. Gonna run them a little hotter than usual. Fingers crossed. jimim, the smoke smell will make them tasty but you'll see they aren't going to win any contests. You might need to plug up some holes in your grill's lid with wadded...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Real smokers burning wood/charcoal are a much drier heat. They also have to deal with the temp possibly running high. And, pork butts take 3-4 times longer than baby backs although seems it would be hard to hold temp opening any smoker every 15-20 mins but whatdoiknow about your neighbor. Your...
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    Still Stingy With My Pool

    ^ nothing like a FL party! lol I was thinking the same thing....tell 'em you're booked already with birthday-suit-only events. Some people need things to gossip about.