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About hoggs222

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  1. Restaurant Depot

    I haven't been there in a few months but I want to say they were under 1.29 for boneless and cheaper for bone in.
  2. Does anyone else go to Restaurant Depot in Brooklyn Park? They have awesome prices and this is one of the only locations that doesn't require the public to be a member. Seems cheaper than Costco/Sams on a lot of items like ribs, pork butts, etc.
  3. Pepper Sticks

    Reinhard, I'm going to do a a smaller 5# batch of beef sticks. I have the Cabela's sweet and spicy mix and I'm going to use 80/20 beef. How much powdered milk would you suggest adding per pound? I'm going to use a tray style dehydrator. How long would you suggest and what temp? Can you add extra fresh jalapeno, etc without any risk of going bad? Thanks!
  4. I make a similar one, I add diced onions and for a double batch, I use 3# 80/20 beef, 1.5# of pork sausage and 1.5# spicy or hot pork sausage. It's a crowd pleaser.
  5. Meat Sales

    I was at Cub Foods in Champlin today and they had the "Managers Special" for $3 off of each steak on some NY Strips left over from the weekend. I picked up 9 of them for around $3.50-$4.50 a steak. All were at least 3/4# or more. There was a bunch left. I'm not a huge fan of re-freezing steaks, but I'm going to eat OK this weekend. Going to do a surf & turf with some Red Lake walleyes!
  6. Time to smoke a fatty

    I used 1# of jimmy dean or whatever pork sausage, flattened out in a square. Ham, swiss, banana peppers and pickles. Roll it up and wrap with a bacon weave. I put it in the fridge for an hour or more wrapped in saran wrap to help keep the shape. I really want to try a pizza one. I've seen some where once it's finished, you wrap it in croissant and bake it to give it a crust.
  7. Time to smoke a fatty

    These are some "Cuban" fatties that I've made a few times. It's like meat candy.
  8. new smoker = too heavy ?

    I've got the 40" and it has wheels on the back and also a handle on the back. I could have sworn that the 30" had the same. How about one of the square furniture movers with the wheels on the bottom?
  9. Crock Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

    I just made this again today with the bacon added and only wild rice. I also mixed in 2 tbsp of butter at the end and it's even better!
  10. You can get adapters that have usb on one side and lightning on the other for $15. Would it work if you put a flash drive into that?
  11. iPhone 5c vs 5s

    The 5c seems cheap. It has a plastic case. It's basically an iphone 5 in a plastic case. The 5s has the metal case, faster processor and some small camera updates.
  12. One more thing. My Dad has the masterbuilt with window and the window seal was bad. They sent him a whole new door, no questions asked.
  13. Hoffer, I used mine on New Years when it was below zero. All I had to do with the Masterbuilt was season it. That's pretty much getting it up to highest temp for 3 hours and the last 45 minutes, you throw some wood chips in it. I think it's pretty much to get all of the factory oils off of everything.
  14. I've got a Masterbuilt 40" window smoker and I love it. It controls the temp great and it's insulated well. I was using on New Years Eve outside. It comes with a remote control to view and change temps, etc. It has a meat probe built in. You can probably fit up to 8 racks of ribs in there too. Sams Club or Amazon usually has them for around $300. I believe that Cabelas has them too, but they're more expensive there.