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    Weekend Grilling!!!

    I know it snowed last night but I already made the decision mid-week to grill and watch b-ball all day today. I just put on a 5 pound pork shoulder roast that I used a homemade rub on. I am going to baste it with a vinagar based mop sauce whenever it needs it. It should be done in about 5 hours or so and then im going to rip it apart to make pulled pork sandwitches. I also made a coleslaw to put on top and I am going to make homemade frips (fries/chips) right before we eat tonight. Has anyone started doing this at all this spring?



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    and your address is what?


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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Monticello isn't very big just go towards the hickory smell once you get into town. haha



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    I must ask, what are you cooking on?



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Did some beef kabobs Thursday night. Today for lunch I fired it up for some salmon pinwheels I bought at HyVee. I just put some butter on a piece of foil and cooked it on that. Turned out fabulous.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    my new grill arrived arrived Thursday. Put it together today. Can't wait to fire it up tomorrow!



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    I just use a two burner gas grill. Today when I was preheating the grill I put a hickory pouch on one of the burners and put the roast on the other side that was shut off. It took about 4 hours to grill and it was delicious. I am thinking about getting a brinkmann 2 in 1 charcoal grill/smoker. it looks like it would be really handy.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    I've heard good things about the Big Green Egg. I would get one if I had that amount of cash to spend on one.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Hey you can pick up a good smoker for about $150. I bought one a couple of years ago (Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain propane smoker). It runs off propane but has a wood pan you put chunks or chips in. Works very well. I have since bought a Horizon (an all wood burning smoker). The Eggs are nice but you can save a lot of money and get something that is easier to use and not as fragile. Just my two cents worth. By the way there are some great sites out there to help with the hobby. Try this link
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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallruss64 View Post
    I just use a two burner gas grill. Today when I was preheating the grill I put a hickory pouch on one of the burners and put the roast on the other side that was shut off. It took about 4 hours to grill and it was delicious. I am thinking about getting a brinkmann 2 in 1 charcoal grill/smoker. it looks like it would be really handy.
    If your're thinking of one of those small Brinkman smoker/grills that go for about $40-$50 don't waste your money. You can get something much better for just a little more money.


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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    I have three smokers. The Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain, A small Chargrill Outlaw, and a Big Steel Keg.

    The Great Outdoors was bought at an Ace Hardware. It's gas. Works very well in three months of the year. Hard to maintain temp in the winter. Can get about four-six pork butts on at a time. Great product. Great price. You should be able to get one for around $100-150. I recommend spending the extra $30-40 on the 34" one.

    The Chargriller is ok. Hard to maintain temps. All charcoal with a sidebox. I am looking to get rid of that one.

    The Big Steel Keg is a Big Green Egg type cooker. I bought it at Ace Hardware. It has the same cooking principals as the Egg, but it's steel. It has a cast iron grate. Uses lump charcoal. Has a hitch adapter built into it, so you can hook it to your vehicle and take it to football games. You can get the temp to 800 degrees in five minutes, which is great for searing steaks. You can keep the temp at 250 degrees for 12-15 hours which is great for smoking.

    Uses very little lump. It's the most efficient grill I have ever used. I have baked on it, cooked on it. Wood fire pizzas are incredible. It's the same size as the large egg and $250 less expensive.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    We bought a Big Green Egg late last summer. We've been using it off and on all winter. Even though we're still in the learning phase, the food is great! Can't wait to finish the deck so it will have it's permanent home and don't have to roll it in and out of the garage every time we use it.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    I've been smoking and grilling all winter. Don't let a little snow and cold stop you!!!



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Doing swordfish kabobs tonight. I have no idea if I like swordfish.



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    Re: Weekend Grilling!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by yCy View Post
    We bought a Big Green Egg late last summer. We've been using it off and on all winter. Even though we're still in the learning phase, the food is great! Can't wait to finish the deck so it will have it's permanent home and don't have to roll it in and out of the garage every time we use it.
    Nothing beats the Egg! I love mine.
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