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  1. When KK was new and we were constantly upgrading the grills, there would be certain changes that someone would see on the forum, then buy a grill and complain it did not have the feature / was not the latest and greatest. This got old, so like software I gave the major changes their own version numbers. At a certain point, I carried so much inventory it made adding features difficult. How do I add a $30 cold smoker port when I had 40 23's and 25 32's without making $300k plus worth of grills suddenly dated.. My solution was to photoshop out the ports until all the grills without them wer
    12 points
  2. It was a hectic weekend in the end, hence the delayed post. After about four hours the next stage for the brisket was to put it in a pan with a bit of water and to slather it in chimichurri sauce. Basted with more chimichurri roughly every hour with a brush fashioned out of rosemary. I added more water to the base, probably too much but I was worried about burning. Cooked for a further six hours or so to get to the right temperature on the point (88C/190F) and then wrapped. Now I know why he leaves the brisket on the bone. It was soooo soft that I needed to wrap my hands und
    11 points
  3. I had the urge to have mac & cheese and being able to cook it outside is so nice in the recent heat and humidity.
    9 points
  4. Two things that directly lead to my weight loss: I retired. When working, i had a long time between breakfast and lunch and was always very hungry at lunch so I ate too early and too much at lunch. I was then very hungry again at dinner and i are too much then as well as getting take-out too often. I'm sleeping later now which shortens the time between breakfast and lunch so I'm eating less at lunch so i have one "real" meal each day instead of two. I used Noom which helped me with portion control and better balance in my meals; it also helped with strategies for dealing with di
    9 points
  5. Broke out the EZKabob yesterday - beef & lamb kabobs with serious garlic and onions. Corn was a must. (No phallic ones this time - ha, ha! I just did a baby kabob with the leftover bits.) Plated with orzo sauced with Boursin and Parm cheeses, basil and cherry tomatoes from the garden and a bit of parsley. Too damned hot/muggy to eat outside last night!
    9 points
  6. Today with the help of the local brewery Team i moved the KK to his new place. it’s gorgeous and every detail is perfectly made…. Great craftsmanship Dennis Thanks for all your support! GREETINGS FROM SWITZERLAND
    7 points
  7. Tri tip marinated with Montreal steak seasoning, garlic powder, Worcester & soy sauce. Cooked indirect and finished on lower grate. Served with Fred’s horseradish sauce and chimichuri slow baked sweet potatoes with Greek yogurt sweet corn on the cob
    7 points
  8. A friends garden is producing veggies now so decided to chop up a few different varieties of squash, potato and bell pepper. I let the chicken spin for awhile naked then put the drip pan and veggies under. Made for a real tasty dinner
    6 points
  9. Looks good @C6Bill I keep getting the weekly email from the family run fishing boat that they are bringing back CA King Salmon. 4th week in a row. $19/lb delivered to my front door. Boat comes in Friday morning and it’s in my fridge by noon Friday. Can’t beat that. Also picked up 1lb of fresh halibut I’ll make Peruvian Ceviche with & 1lb of bluefin tuna that I’ll do sashimi with. standard salmon cook indirect with mesquite wood. Kids get salt, garlic powder & oregano. Wife & I use this house blend mesquite rub. Served with tri color quinoa sweet onions, celery &
    6 points
  10. Well done! I'm jealous. I am working out and getting fitter but haven't worked on reducing what goes in my mouth. I might have to settle for my rude but good friend's description of me - "you are the fittest fat person I know". Cheeky or what??
    6 points
  11. Chicken tacos Mexican market marinated chicken thighs cooked on the Trompo King salsa verde from homegrown tomatillos & Serrano peppers salsa rojo with homegrown. Cherry tomatoes & jalapeños homemade guacamole with cilantro, lime, red onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes toasted flour tortillas with melted Mexican cheese bkack beans with garlic powder and dusted with Cotija cheese
    6 points
  12. Great setting to cook amongst the flowers BOC. We r moving out of home for 3 months while the next renovations get underway so old habits have been a bit disrupted. I did however manage to sneak in a cheeky beef rib slow cooked over 7 hours. I rigged up the Smartfire for a 120c (250f) cook and then took the boys to play rugby. Returned 2 hours later and the temp was rock solid at 120. I threw a few frozen snags in for the last 2 hours and they turned out delish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  13. Pizza and wings kind of Saturday. Wings- sprayed with duck fat, seasoned and left overnight. Then smoked with hickory chunks in the smoker pot at ~225F for 95 min. Dial up heat to 350-400F for 30-40 min more. sauce them as you like with hot, honey bbq, garlic park, and Asian zing options. Pictures were an after thought but I got one early in the grill and one late before the last of them. Pizzas - 4, 14-16in. Pies. heat soak KK to 500-525 with baking stone in. Hand toss. Olive oil on parchment paper. Straight on the stone. Remove the paper after 2-3 min and rotate pie. Rotate pie o
    5 points
  14. Now for the postmortem. The brisket was a big hit. My best ever, according to my wife (yes, I know she’s a little biased). The photos don’t really do it justice. The flat was juicy and the point was absolutely melt in your mouth. The rub was sea salt, pepper, and some cayenne. We started inside with apps - smoked salmon on mustard butter toasts and shrimp. Then outside for dinner, tablescape curtesy of my wife. Started with an intermezzo - lemon sorbetto in Prosecco and grappa. Sides were a hash brown potato casserole (no photo) and a Malaysian fruit and vegetable slaw.
    5 points
  15. Decided to try a smoke pot and the pork lard and butcher paper method for ribs the other day. Everyone loved the lighter milder smoke taste and the moisture in the ribs was nice too. I'm sure i will try that method again someday. But the smoke pot is here to stay, i have it in again today with a chicken spinning
    5 points
  16. I was hungry for ribeye and caesar salad, so this was tonight's dinner. Ribeyes were trimmed and fixed up with duck fat and Montreal seasoning. Pulled at 130°. Very tasty with salad, potato, and a 2005 Barnett Cyrus Ryan Cabernet Sauvignon.
    5 points
  17. Pizzas here again for a Friday night- ham/ cheese for the kids; puttanesca with anchovy/olive/capers chilli; mushroom/thyme/garlic/fior di latte for us. Very yummy- but still having some trouble cranking the heat- will post a separate thread...
    5 points
  18. That looks gorgeous @johnnymnemonic. Super nice to be re-creating, and bettering, a recipe from your childhood. Your post sent me on a very quick trip down a rabbit hole. I have a range of "chemicals" that I call on when curing meats. Prague No 1 and Prague No 2 are both pink salts. Checking on the ingredients from the brand that I use, No 1 is mostly kosher salt as you say but has 6.25% sodium nitrite. No 2 contains 4.75% of potassium nitrate as well as the sodium nitrite. The former is for short cures and latter for long cures. I also have some saltpetre that I keep in deep store
    5 points
  19. It always helps to consider the source, and how their requirements are different than yours. Thomas Keller calls for quick 10% salt brines for seafood? In a restaurant kitchen there isn't room for an overnight "equilibrium" 0.5% brine. At home that same brine lets you buy fish for several days. Most recipes are really dumbed down, and most people spread techniques that are only partially evolved. And a popular author could be aware that readers have foil, but they don't have pink (uncoated! white is coated, wrong) butcher paper. Do they say something? I would only trust a source reco
    4 points
  20. Smoked Bourbon Chicken 7 SEASON 8 MAIN COURSES CHICKEN GRILLING & BARBECUE This combination sounded perfect. All we had to do was figure out how to infuse smoke and bourbon flavors while keeping the chicken from drying out. SERVES4 TIME2¼ hours, plus 20 minutes resting SEASON 8Break Out the Bourbon HAS VIDEO Watch our test cook make this recipe from start to finish. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS Cooking the marinade was the first essential ste
    4 points
  21. A lot of modern stuff contains nitrates. @tony b @tekoboone of the main reasons why you don't see potassium nitrate or saltpetre more often these days is that it is white and looks like table salt. It was removed from mainstream food use because of this. There were issues with it hurting people that mistook it for table salt and sprinkled it on their food directly and used it often in this manner. My bet is that somewhere you could find 'curing salt' that contained the proper proportion of potassium nitrate along with regular salt. The most common is curing salt containing sodium nit
    4 points
  22. i almost always want wings and pizza and beef ribs!
    3 points
  23. How to get Kamado hot 500F°+ -Remove any items or debris from the lower intake vent (e.g. ash catcher, small charcoal pieces, etc.) -Make sure the bottom of your firebox is well aligned with your lower intake vent. -Store your charcoal inside away from the wet elements. Only use dry fuel. -Use lump charcoal, it will get a lot hotter then briquettes or extruded charcoal and produce less ash. -Don’t blame your brand of lump charcoal, all major lump brands are capable of producing high heat temps for cooking pizza. -Deliberately build your fire: * Keep in mind small
    3 points
  24. I do my bread baking in the 32 KK at about 250C using a half basket of coco briquettes. I usually let the fire establish itself, minimum half an hour, before adding in the racks and baking stone. No trouble at all hitting 250C and more when I need to. Reading through your post I do similar things to you but I generally only need to light in one location and I do not need to pull out the lower vent, I just set it to fully open. Your suggestion that you will wait longer for the KK to heat soak before adding in the stone etc seems like a good one to try.
    3 points
  25. Remi pizza cooks burn the most charcoal, even though the cook may only last an hour. Definitely fill the basket. Once everything has soaked the heat, maybe wind your top down to about 3/4 turn open so all the heat isn’t just drafting through the oven. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  26. Thank you, Bruce, yes, the salad greens are fresh as they can get, right from my garden, then for a quick wash and then onto the plate.
    3 points
  27. @tekoboI love geeking out on stuff like this. HM I hope the police were not watching when I ordered a fair bit of saltpetre on amazon.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Don't listen to him, I've had my KKs for years and have only eaten better tasting food and not added any pounds.
    3 points
  30. San Diego Roman style pizza. 2 pepperoni & a veggie (red & yellow bell pepper, mushroom & black olives)
    3 points
  31. With the fresh halibut we got yesterday I made a Peruvian ceviche (which I’ve shared the recipe on other threads before) but decided to pair it today with a Pisco Sour 3 parts Pisco 1 part lime juice 1 part simple syrup Egg white topped with a dash of bitters also got this recipe from the Hotel in Agia Calientes (base of Machu Pichu), kept this piece of paper now for 8 years Side note we made this with “Kusi” Pisco which is my wife’s name. Kusi mean happiness in Quechua and whenever her relatives come visit from Peru they always bring us a bottle
    2 points
  32. Yummy looking food, one and all! Trouble is, I am now totally indecisive about what to have for dinner - wings, pizza, fish, chicken, steak...?
    2 points
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    2 points
  34. That’s the way to do it Bill. Well done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  35. Thanks all- so sounds like for the next attempt I'll be careful to clear out all old ash, and pay more attention to size and distribution of lump. Great tips.
    2 points
  36. Thanks guys. Not that I’ve done all that many briskets, but I mostly have been influenced by Aaron Franklin. After getting his book, I switched from foil to pink unwaxed butcher paper a couple of years ago. The recipes I saw did not give any particular justification for foil so I will go ahead with my original plan. BTW, @Syzygies, the meat is Whole Akuashi Wagyu Brisket from Derek Allan's Texas Barbecue - a splurge eased with $50 back from Amex.
    2 points
  37. Close your eyes if you like a fine blade. A mate gave me his favourite knife and asked if it could be fixed. This was after 5 minutes with the work sharp belt sharpener. If another 10 minutes was spent on this, I’m sure the blade could be ground to be more even, however, this will do given the previous state it was in. He can bring it back in a year after he hacks it up again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  38. I'm a 12 year green egger. I have had my eyes on the KK for years. I finally put in my order for a BB32 yesterday. Thanks to Dennis and all you helpful forum posters for your words. I am looking forward to receiving mine in late October, early November, according to my conversation with Dennis yesterday. -John Atlanta, GA
    2 points
  39. Another extra tasty looking dinner, Tony. 🥂
    2 points
  40. That's good advice for using a chamber machine to package liquids. I have both a chamber machine and an impulse sealer, and I make stock all the time. If it was faster to use the chamber machine, or even just more reliable or less finicky, I'd use the chamber machine. For me, it's faster and easier to burp the air out of the bag, against a counter edge, and use an impulse sealer. I'd make an exception if the chamber machine was a few feet away from the stock (mine isn't though I like the exercise; I routinely walk each packet out separately as I prefer the walk to waiting). Then, fol
    2 points
  41. I have to wear a belt because suspenders are irritating and my pants will fall down otherwise. They used to be prone to falling due to my belly pushing them down but since I've lost 40 lbs, they fall down because they're too loose; I'm not buying new pants until I'm done with the weight loss program even though it's stalled lately. i solved the belt notch issue by getting a grip6 belt: https://grip6.com/
    2 points
  42. Great solution. No belt notches to bear witness to one's expanding waistline.
    2 points
  43. That's interesting @tekobo - I've never heard of using Saltpeter in cooking either, just for making gunpowder! For preserving meat to prevent spoilage or worse - botulism, one normally uses Sodium Nitrate. So, NO, you cannot replace Pink Salt #1, (Sodium Nitrate) or Saltpeter with kosher salt. How to Use Pink Salt for Curing Meat (thespruceeats.com)
    2 points
  44. Contrary to @MacKenzie - we usually tell newbies to just go out and buy the bigger belt size now - you're going to need it sooner than you think! 🤣
    2 points
  45. I just did mine last week. Here are the instructions Dennis sent me “Permatex 27037 Optimum Black Gasket Maker 3.35 oz https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-27037-Optimum-Black-Gasket/dp/B072MRCG8W/ref=sr_1_6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1528048747&sr=1-6&keywords=Permatex+Black+Silicone+Gasket+Maker You will want to put a bead down in the groove on the lid.. place the new gasket in the material. Please cut a piece of cardboard round, a little larger then your damper top.. cut a hole for the big shaft in the middle.. Place the cardboard over the gasket and tape aroun
    2 points
  46. Sensational- what a great meal!
    2 points
  47. Hasegawa! https://mtckitchen.com/search.php?search_query=Hasegawa&section=content
    2 points
  48. That could be the first crane I've seen used for delivery. Give it a few years, you'll rent it again for getting back out of the pool...
    2 points
  49. Grabbed a 3lb cowboy prime from Costco (first time) last night. cooked at 300 dome temp for about 1 he 10 until it hit 118, pulled and cranked to 500-550. It only took a few minutes to get the fire roaring, then seared on lower grate over fire 1.5 min each side. Pulled and center was 135 on dot basically! No other wood, just used coffeechar.
    2 points
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