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Unread 03-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #211
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Ooooo now that's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that!

You earned a high five.

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But ChrisHager makes me want to poor water on a burning bucket of gasoline now just out of curiosity.
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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Thx. I used to give the guy on the shop floor $5/$10 anyway, not bad for a jeep-load of hard wood, especially when a little baggie of wood chips costs $3-$5.

Also check out the fire wood in homedepot/lowes quite often it will list the wood in the pack, you can get an arm full of hickory quite cheap.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #213
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Where do you get your pecan wood? I haven't looked hard for any but I haven't come across any pecan trees lately... Well, ever really.

I did luck out and received a cherry log in a batch of 'mutt' wood that I ended up cutting into wafers. I have to wait a year before I can use it though.

I'm also on the look out for an apple tree that needs to come down. Buying apple chunks in a bag is expensive!
Yea I pay for the bags.
Farm and Fleet carries the Weber bags that have chunks of wood in them.
I believe Menards do too.
We do have a few cabnet making shops in the area. Maybe I should check them out!
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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuubscribed!!! Thanks ChrisHager! Can't wait to try some of these!!!
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Unread 03-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #215
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Ohhh I have exciting news I almost forgot about! A coworker of my wife offered us a 1/4 cow. The cows they butchered turned out to be much bigger than they expected causing our 1/4 of beef to weight out at 177 pounds! The cows were farm fed corn, bread, etc. with no additives or hormones - prime beef!

Anyway, we will have it all Saturday. I'm not sure if I'll get around to it this weekend but I'm seeing some grilling in the very near future! I've really been wanting a nice steak lately...

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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #216
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Unread 03-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #217
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Good deal. That's how I grew up - we raised and slaughtered 2-3 cows a year. Kept a 1/2 and sold the rest to friends to offset the cost of raising the cows. That's the most amazing beef you can get. Sadly, it's been at least 10 years since the family had a cow.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #218
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This is the first time I've ever received 'home grown' livestock. We're starting to get to the point where we have more opportunity for bulk meat - beef, pork, deer, other wild game, etc. It's quite nice being able to stock a freezer with non-processed meat at a lower price.

Oh, and farm fresh eggs are great too! Some very close friends of ours has a little chicken coop!
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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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I need to make friends like that near Dekalb.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #220
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It's been a long time since I've posted in here so I thought I'd stop in. With the weather getting nice, I'll hopefully get the grill fired up with some new recipes!

I will say, we've grilled up some of the fresh cow - burgers and t-bones so far. The t-bone steaks were so tender you could 'pull' the meat apart with your fork.

I also smoked up 8 pounds of pork Friday night/Saturday morning following the Chris Lilly recipe. Naturally, we were rushing to get it on and I forgot to take pictures of the process. I did snap a pic when I was pulling it though. I think this was my best yet!

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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Just ordered a Big Pappa UDS kit! Time to burn out some barrels and try out some of these recipes!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #222
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Heck yeah! Honestly, the Big Pappa kit is reasonable in price. I probably spent close to that much assembling all of my parts. Worse yet, it took a ton of time finding everything I needed. On top of that, anything galvanized needed heated up red hot and brushed with a wire brush. The kit above will save so much time!

I wish I had another barrel or two. The baby will be here soon which means I'll have a LOT of time spent hanging around the house (I get quite a bit of time off work). I'd love to get a couple things wrapped up on the jeep and start another UDS build! I have an idea for a new one I'd like to try.
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I wish I had another barrel or two. The baby will be here soon which means I'll have a LOT of time spent hanging around the house (I get quite a bit of time off work). I'd love to get a couple things wrapped up on the jeep and start another UDS build! I have an idea for a new one I'd like to try.
Yeah, I'm in Houston/Galveston area, so there are tons of oil barrels everywhere to be picked up for $15 or so.

Weekends before were always for backpacking and adventures, but now with the new house and a kid possibly on the way, I figure I'll be spending a bit more time around the house and garage, so I figure I'll try and keep something smoking in the background while working!

Any thoughts on prepping the barrel or general build tips?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #224
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I have some friends in the agricultural business I need to talk to and see if they have some oil drums laying around. I'm getting the itch to build again!

Per prepping the barrel - if you have an unlined barrel, I'd drill the air holes then start a super hot fire in it. That will help sanitize everything. If you can't burn a fire, invest in a weed burner. They are fairly inexpensive and will get the drum red hot. Once you've heated it up nicely, wash it out a few times with dish soap or laundry detergent. If you're still unsure of it's cleanliness, fire up the weed burner once more.

If you have a lined barrel, the same steps as above will assist in removing the liner. Odds are, though, you'll have to crawl inside with a grinder. Ultimately, you want shiny metal on the inside. Once it's shiny, wash it out. Hit it with the weed burner again for good measure if you'd like.

After you've washed and dried your barrel, grab a can of Pam cooking spray and coat the entire interior. This will keep it from rusting.
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Smoked Ribs

Since I had the last few weeks off, I was able to do some grilling/smoking! This was the first time I smoked ribs.

What you need:

Ribs
Mustard
Rub (I used Uncle Joe's Rub Down)

I started with a rack of St. Louis style ribs. I pealed off what was remaining of the membrane on the back of the ribs.





This isn't the cleanest trim job but you can see in the following picture the membrane has been removed compared to the picture above.



Then I slathered on some mustard. The mustard helps the rub stick to the ribs. Canola oil can be used as well if you don't like mustard. I will say, my wife hates mustard yet couldn't tell I used it in this recipe.





Next comes the rub.



Sprinkle it on pretty thick and pat it down.



That's it! Throw it on the smoker at about 275F.



I cooked mine for about 3 hours then wrapped it in foil for the last hour-ish. Ribs are done when you can lift them off the smoker from one end and the other end drops down about 90. You'll want the meat to tear away from the bone when you do the bend test. Many like the meat to fall off the bone but once you've hit this point, you've technically over cooked it.





I'm giving these an 8/10. They tasted great (I ate the entire rack), were easy to prep, fun to cook, and didn't take 13 hours to have them ready to eat! Sometimes simple is better!

Oh and as an aside, the last two pictures show the fatty I cooked with the ribs.
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