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  2. Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    Thanks, Bruce, it is really a delicious soup.
  3. Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    You are the bomb Mac! that soup looks really yummy.
  4. Lots of New Teak & Stainless Cabinets in Stock

    Beautiful job! They came out nice.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    Used my La Chamba casserole to make Ciorbă De Perisoare - rice and meatball soup. This casserole does a marvelous job of sauteing without burning. Most of the veggies came fresh from my garden. I still have tomatoes and peppers on the vine, amazing for this time of year around here. Rice, onion, garlic, egg, cooked rice and ground pork beef mix. Chopped veggies. Added the meatballs to the stock and veggies. Served with some micro greens, they are still growing too. There is a lot of stock in comparison to the veggies. I did put a serving or cooked rice in the bottom of the bowl before adding the soup. This soup is really tasty in fact I had two bowls and had to resist a third. This soup is based upon https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Ciorba-De-Perisoare-Pork-and-Rice-Meatball-Soup
  7. Lots of New Teak & Stainless Cabinets in Stock

    Isn't that going to come in handy and it also looks great, nice job,SmokyDave.
  8. Lots of New Teak & Stainless Cabinets in Stock

    This cabinet is just what I needed and looks awesome. Just got the cover for it and now I'll be protected from the elements. Never one to skip a challenge, when I saw the empty crate I wondered what I could do with it besides trash it. It occurred to me that I could use some pull-out shelves in the cabinet like some of you have, only you bought them with the cabinet. I was able to salvage wood from almost all of the crate, plane it down and cut it to size to make two shelves. They are on full extension slides and I lined each with a sheet of brushed stainless, like the top of the cabinet. It was more work that I had intended and of course it took longer than I wanted, but it wasn't too expensive and I think it looks ok. Certainly not furniture quality and I had to make some compromises to stick within my inventory of salvaged wood and I am proud to say I only needed to buy 1 piece of 2x2 and I had another on hand to make the cleats to mount the slides on, inside the cabinet.
  9. Beef ribs

    About 5 hours at 250. They were really nice.
  10. Hello from the 757 area of VA

    As the Nike slogan goes ... just do it we have enjoyed using ours several times a week since starting in 2007. You will enjoy, for years.
  11. Last week
  12. Beef ribs

    I find that I get the purple smoke rings when I put the meat in and don't open/peek until late in the cook..
  13. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Yep, paradise is indeed elusive , I currently have an easier life but much condensed going from 20 acres to 1/4 acre and a much more noisy, urban life. Only 1 GSD now, not 2, who is a great alarm system and a continual source of entertainment and companionship for my wife and me.
  14. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Nice friendly neighbors. Yep, two German shepherds should be adequate. I hope things have mellowed for you now, paradise is hard to find.
  15. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    They WERE, we moved because of my deteriorating health and need for better healthcare than a hangnail clinic. A few of the neighbors knew me well enough to know I was an Army combat veteran and liked me, the rest thought there was a crazy person living up there and it was best to not mess around with that person who lived there; possibly a correct assumption. Of all my immediate neighbors I was the only one to get any permits for anything so the neighbors could not complain about what I was doing on this property. This is the compound I built. It was possible to travel east 35 miles, north 90 miles and south 6 miles without hitting another road. 2 miles west was a paved road and a general store.
  16. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Foton, you have such interesting neighbours. They will keep you on your toes.
  17. Spinning a rib roast.

    When in doubt always ask Dennis, he is definitely the expert!
  18. Meathead Gets It

    Nice looking pups and grills
  19. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Tyrus, there was a very steepslope, more of a drop off, on the hinge end and there was a corresponding uphill grade on the latch end. It was a logging road built around the early 1900’s to haul logs to steam powered high lead logging equipment. The home site was an old landing site for ferrying logs in the air to the railhead 2 miles downhill. A motorcycle could go around on the foot path or be dragged under the gate but the biggest deterrent from that was myself and my 2 german shepherds. The community warranted a secure awareness and that was proven many times of the 20+ years i lived there withe a neighbor (a college professor) who murdered his wife and chopped off her head and left it a mile away. Byanother neighbor whose wife chased him around the home and property blowing holes in everything with a shotgun, the other neighbors shooting at a person who was on his property trying to steal pot, which was illegal to grow at the time. Security was essential in such a seemingly bucolic setting, and when first seen it lulled you into a very tranquil complacency until it hit the fan This was the landing site.
  20. Meathead Gets It

    On vaca in Germany, miss my pups too
  21. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    A very well built gate and formidable looking. I remember when I was younger and had a Jeep, if I ran into an obstacle as that I would attempt to run around it. If I may ask, Did you extend anything like a stone wall on both sides or are the woods thick enough to dissuade a trespasser? How long did it take to build your architectural marvel ?
  22. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    The steel locking pin went 2 ft into the end of the cross arm and the pin was made of 4140 steel which is pretty tough. The weak link I designed into the gate was the padlock which could have been torched off, but easily replaced. It was never messed with.
  23. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Now that's a gate!
  24. Meathead Gets It

    Those pups are approved as cute and tons of energy.
  25. While living out in the sticks for over 20 years we had our wooden gates destroyed by chainsaw, truck or whatever method a deviant could conceive. So after much though I build a gate that was almost indestructible. The concrete columns are 20" in diameter poured at the same time as the the 6ftx6ftx18" thick footings that were then surrounded with mortared in place rock. If a truck tried to push the columns over their front tires would be on the footing they were trying to remove; a non-starter... The 8" diameter cross arm was steel tube filled with concrete and 3 2oft lengths of 1/2" rebar and the counter weight end was all poured at the same time, as was the adjustable counter balance. There was a hardened steel rod (5yd truck axle) embedded in the turntable end that stuck up into the pivot point maybe 8". The pivot was 2 steel plates that had a machined race for tank turret ball bearings to make it move smoothly. Once it was all built we lifted the cross arm and placed it with a D-5 sized bulldozer since the cross arm weighed a bit more than 5,000 LB. It moved much like a very heavy vault door, if you have ever had the chance to play with one of those. It would be similar to moving a larger KK. No gate problems after that install
  26. Spinning a rib roast.

    Spoke with Dennis today and he came up with a simple solution. Turn the basket on its side, place the upper ring on a hard surface (the ground works great) and hit the area that doesn't fit with a rubber mallet. Did this a few times in several areas and it fits just fine now. Thanks everyone for the feedback!
  27. 2 brisket question

    I'd go main and upper with drip pan and tin foil shiny side up to create the indirect area..
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