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Jim Almquist

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About Jim Almquist

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  • Birthday 05/12/1957

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  1. If your Boveda packs get dry all you need to do is stick them in a Tupperware type container with some distilled water. Make a tray right above the water and the Boveda will take enough water to get back to it original %
  2. Another thing is to wait till it gets warmer. Need the temp to be at least 60 before the flavors will taste right. Any colder and the cigar will taste lousy and it dose not matter what cigar you choose.
  3. If you can find them for a reasonable price a Oliva Master Blend 3 is a nice smoke that dose not need a lot of rest. A Crown Heads Jericho Hill or Arturo Fuente Hemingway are also a nice smokes that should not need much rest. If you can pick up a fiver from JRs or Famous and keep them in Tupperware with a 65% Boveda Pack you can let them rest until you want to smoke. The prices on line are better then most shops, and most shops keep there cigars a little too wet for smoking right away. All of these are more of the medium type smokes so they are a little easier to take on when you don't smoke often.
  4. Bet the cigars tasted darn good after the taste test !
  5. They have Dewalt USB ports that are made by different company's on Amazon that cost right around $17. Made for either 12 or 20 volt batteries.
  6. Can you get into the unit ? After a firmware update you may need to change the configuration back to the way you need to have it. Just a thought....
  7. I have not but it really sounds interesting. The video I watched used garlic, butter and thyme sprig when they seared it. Looked perfect when they cut it open.
  8. I guess I love the taste of a rib-eye and do not feel smoke will make it better. Very hot grill and 5 minutes a side and pull it. I always bring my steak up to room temp before putting on the grill.
  9. I really like the idea of the rotisserie. Coals on both sides and throw in a few apple chunks for smoke and let it spin. I guess I look at it in a way that I would not smoke a rib-eye steak.
  10. You said you changed the LP tank. Was it using a hose or a direct connect 1lb ? If it is a hose it can take a few minutes to get the gas into the heater. I like to heat the thermocouple up with the heater set on 3 to get the gas to move faster. Even that can take a while if you are using a 10' hose.
  11. eyeguy, I would use my charcoal smoker and add chunks of hickory to dry out my jerky. About 2/3 of a coffee can was all I used and a few chunks of hickory tossed on top. Started the coals in one of those Weber starter cans. Smoke for and hour then switch the grates around so they would both cook even. My favorite blend was High Mountain pepper blend. It was Osseo meat that got me to make my own. There stuff was great but at $15.00 a pound...
  12. It is hard to say if the cable is the bottleneck. It could also be the NIC card in the old computer but... since the TV is getting the same speed it sure seems like the feed cable is the bottleneck. Wish I was closer cause it would take no time to whip up a new cable vs what it cost to buy one. Cat 5 is smaller gauge wires and less twist per inch then Cat 6
  13. Give it a year or two and you will have a few that will go back. Those that use Milwaukee drills will start to have the clutches start slipping and will find 30" of ice is no fun. Not to say it won't happen to other brands but I use Milwaukee's everyday and have seen it in a lot of that drills at work. As little as I use my Nils it will never be sold.
  14. I have not seen anything written anywhere but that means nothing. Lack of common sense and misuse can make most anything look bad. Almost impossible to make stuff fool proof and still work and not cost a fortune these days.
  15. Always love when someone joins a forum only to post multiple copy and paste complaints. I guess he never thought to ask what others thought and where would be the best place to buy said product. The way he used his Nils sounds even more questionable. Wing nuts on a drill head sounds plain wrong. My Nils came with nylon nuts on both my 6" and 8"drills. Mine fit tight so I took some paint off and also put some grease on it so it would be easier to take a part when it needed to be sharpened. Also noticed this person signed up on another forum and made this his first post with the SAME copy and paste. Funny he could find the forums to complain but not when he should have been asking advice. Another thought might be that he works at a company that is tanking due to Nils and K Drill winning the market of drill adapters and no one wants to buy a gas auger. Really hate when people post once and then they are gone. Who wants to respond when you are not even sure your advice will even be read or in this case it is never even asked. Plenty of members on this site who would offer advice if asked. Rant over !!
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