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    Quote Originally Posted by hick63 View Post
    I tried an offset wood smoker about 20 years ago, but it was impossible to maintain the temperature because it's so windy here. Been using a Weber kettle for about 35 years. It's big enough for 2 10# butts, briskets or chuck roast. I usually smoke 6 slabs of ribs at a time. Very easy to keep the temp around 250. I've got a propane grill for camping and an electric grill for direct grilling in the garage when the weather is nasty.
    Got to get one with a good thick gauge of metal. The thin cheap ones will not hold temp and just fluctuate wildly.
    Sometimes you can find a decent used one. A buddy of mine got an awesome smoker when some old boy died and his wife sold it for next to nothing.
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    BBQ Rig

    I have been using a Holland Grill since 1995. My first one lasted until 2015 and I'm on my second one. I originally went with Holland when looking for a grill that didn't flare up. I can honestly say I have never had a flare up! There aren't any frills with them, just a single cast iron burner, a drip tray with a grease pipe and valve, and a stainless grill tray. You can close off the grease valve and fill the drip tray with water if you want to steam seafood. They are great for cooking turkeys, my favorite item to cook on them. I cook year round as long as there is no wind, which can drop the temperature too low for successful grilling. With our current change of eating habits we find we're cooking fish and seafood more than meat.

    While looking for an on-line picture I found out that they closed the doors June 14, 2019. If my current one lasts like the first one, it will finish my grilling lifetime. I have met some other Holland grill fanatics. They were never sold at discount stores. I purchased my first one at a propane dealer and my second at a farm supply store. It seems that the longevity of the grills were ultimately the death of the company. Traeger pellet grills started about the same time as Holland, but they have somehow managed to keep their doors open.

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    My BBQ rig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    My BBQ rig...

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    Head west to Texas sometime. I bet a bunch of us DC boys would put out one hell of a spread for you!
    I even hear that they import Jim Bean here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Head west to Texas sometime. I bet a bunch of us DC boys would put out one hell of a spread for you!
    I even hear that they import Jim Bean here.
    Been to Texas, wasn't impressed with the BBQ, and it's Jim "Beam." NCCFY
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Been to Texas, wasn't impressed with the BBQ, and it's Jim "Beam." NCCFY
    If your gonna be that way, consider the invitation rescinded.:)
    Glad I spelled your whiskey wrong. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    If your gonna be that way, consider the invitation rescinded.:)
    Glad I spelled your whiskey wrong. :)
    Jim Beam I've got. It will take more than BBQ to get me back to TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    My in-laws are selling me their gas pig-cooker. While I wait, I'm using an electric MasterBuilt smoker and a charcoal Weber for burgers a small number of steaks/chicken. It's not the best set-up currently, but we will survive.

    I drool over the rig my brother-in-law built from used propane tanks and an older trailer (below). He competes locally.

    What are y'all using these days?

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    Hells bells Scotty. Thatíll feed the family. Dayum
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    Weber grill...works great.
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    No photos. Computer crashed.

    I've got a cooker pieced together from two Oklahoma Joes(an old roasting oven and a newer Longhorn), a Chargriller Akorn, and a Falcon MK 5 gas grill. Haven't been using any of them nearly enough.
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    Big Green Egg.

    How many of you make your own sauce or rubs? I make a Memphis style rub for ribs, KC style red sauce and a Low Country style mustard sauce. I say style on all of these as I incorporate elements from all over the place, one of the pleasures of being transferred all over the country!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Been to Texas, wasn't impressed with the BBQ, and it's Jim "Beam." NCCFY
    Then you didnít eat at the right place. Although to be fair, I doubt any restaurant in the country can serve up a brisket that can come close to what myself, or many other people can make at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    There is nothing like getting up a 0400 setting up a comfy chair and side table.
    Fire up the smoker. Pour a dram of your favorite whisky and watch to sun come up.
    The smell of a wood burning smoker is intoxicating.
    Feeding a fire also feeds my soul.
    0400? You are a sick man! That's what time I go to bed...the sun is bad. The rest of what you say? All good...carry on, nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Big Green Egg.

    How many of you make your own sauce or rubs? I make a Memphis style rub for ribs, KC style red sauce and a Low Country style mustard sauce. I say style on all of these as I incorporate elements from all over the place, one of the pleasures of being transferred all over the country!
    I make my own sauce, most of the time. Usually my rub, too. Didn't make my own rub for last Thanksgiving, but other than that, I try to. I will admit, I do not have my own recipes, I use ones that have been posted for public consumption. I do have a favorite, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Big Green Egg.

    How many of you make your own sauce or rubs? I make a Memphis style rub for ribs, KC style red sauce and a Low Country style mustard sauce. I say style on all of these as I incorporate elements from all over the place, one of the pleasures of being transferred all over the country!
    I make my own pork rub. I just use salt and pepper on beef. My wife makes a East Carolina vinegar (best thing for pulled pork), a South Carolina mustard (next best thing for pulled pork), and a Texas red sauce for everything else.

    And I prefer cherry wood for pork and oak for beef.
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