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  1. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    What the frequency Kenneth?
  2. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    You could but that's just another thing and I like to make bigger batches. Like 50 # plus and I like them hanging. The MES is marginal at best for this and I have the cold smoker attachment on that. If you just want small runs of stuff that might work.
  3. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    I'm still keeping the MES until I make my fridge smoker. The Pellet grill is great for some things but I still like a regular smoker for sausages, sticks etc.
  4. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    That's exactly how mine is internally. It looks like I have a different control panel that is digital. Your style will probably last longer with fewer issues. I think you will like it. I'm home Traeger is overrated. They have an incredible distribution network but their quality and features lag behind a lot of other models.
  5. PurpleFloyd

    Smoked Pork Loin

    There are also some good recipes for sauces to put on it. This works great in combination with doing a rub or marinade prior to cooking. Here is one example. It's a Carolina pulled pork recipe but I like it equally well when making roasts. FOR THE BRINE 4 Cups Water 4 Cups Apple Cider 1/2 Cup Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar 3 Heaping Tablespoons Dry Rub 2 Bay Leaves 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes FOR THE DRY RUB 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder 1 Heaping Tablespoon Smoked Paprika 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder 1 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon Pepper 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Powder 2 Teaspoons Dry Mustard 1 Tablespoon Cumin 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar FOR THE VINEGAR SAUCE *this is optional but we love it 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup White Vinegar 1/4 Cup to 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder 2 Pinches Red Pepper Flakes Salt to taste
  6. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    That's possible. Cabela's has both of those brands for sale on the floor so it makes sense. I know the grates on the Cabela's and Louisiana are identical.
  7. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    I'm the same way. I nailed a pulled pork recipe some years back for my daughter's confirmation and then I couldn't find the list of ingredients I used the next time or since. Sorry, I forgot to care about how you would interpret my post. It's probably best if you just stick your meat in a bag and boil it.
  8. PurpleFloyd

    Phone satellite tracker

    The federal government
  9. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    I'm speaking more of the shoulder cuts like the butt and picnic that get used for pulled pork like I made.
  10. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    You bring up a good point about pork being cheap to buy. You have to be careful with the rubs though, if you aren't careful you can spend as much making them taste a certain way as you would have to just buy a nicer cut and be done with it.
  11. PurpleFloyd

    Whats my slicer worth?

    Automatic or manual slicing? They seem to fetch good money. I would think $500 is a minimum.
  12. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    As far as searing,the more I thought about the camp Chef I was more inclined to order it without the sear box. It still requires propane and for the cost I figured I could use the turkey fryer and a pan to sear if I wanted to for a lot less money. But obviously that's a nice accessory. I did sear on this Cabela's grill yesterday and I was pretty happy with the results. You definitely get the flames high enough to hit the steak and get the nice color.
  13. PurpleFloyd

    Time for a smoke

    I had the same thoughts and had the camp Chef pegged as my smoker of choice due to the sear box and Ash clean out. But I waited too long and decided I needed one this weekend to cook pork butts for my son's graduation party coming up so I started looking and rethinking it. After looking on the net at all options, I decided to run to Cabela's because they were open and had several models on the floor. I ended up getting a Cabela's 36" model and I gave it a test by smoking 6 butts Sunday night and some chicken and pork chops yesterday. This grill can sear without a propane add on ( not as hot though but you get direct flame) and it has an Ash clean out. I decided on the 36" model as I thought the 22-24" grills were on the small side for some of the things I cook. Also look at clearance from the grill to the top. On traeger you have like 9" of clearance and with the one I got you are at a full foot or so which means room for whole turkeys or room on the second shelf. Just a few observations. I do like the camp Chef features though so no knock on them. I'm less impressed with traeger.
  14. PurpleFloyd

    What size steel shot for pheasant

    I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
  15. PurpleFloyd

    Humminbird helix

    Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d. I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......