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Old 11-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #1126
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Rossi that sounds like a plan buddy, y'all come. Barb we usually have the gathering about the last of April, I will let you know, we all have a ball. Mike, we still don't have heat yet but we may be able to make it this winter with chill chasers if it don't get too bad cold. At least you have done one install, I have never done one yet.

I drug out the old smoker yesterday and kept foolin with it and I think I got it to working. I will take it apart today and see. I believe it is a loose connection in the heating coil. I would love to cook with charcoal but as slow as I like to cook BBQ it would be way too much trouble. I hope I can get the smoker to hit at least 235 because that is the perfect temps to smoke a turkey IMHO.

MissKat that soup does sound good, this time of year soup is perfect and a big ole iron skillet of buttermilk cornbread, man, I'm really hungry now.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:43 AM   #1127
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Jim---I picked up a gas smoker some years back----it sure is easier to use than the charcoal smoker that I used to use----I did like the results with the charcoal smoker---but attending it meant staying home all day---

I want to smoke up some pork for making split pea soup----the grocery store hams and such are so loaded with water and fake flavorings that they make for poor eating---
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Jim---I picked up a gas smoker some years back----it sure is easier to use than the charcoal smoker that I used to use----I did like the results with the charcoal smoker---but attending it meant staying home all day---

I want to smoke up some pork for making split pea soup----the grocery store hams and such are so loaded with water and fake flavorings that they make for poor eating---
Mike down this way electric is way cheaper than any kind of gas, when I smoke a butt it usually takes between 18-22 hours real slow and that will eat a lot of gas.

I took the controls apart yesterday and they were bad from the factory, I did get it fixed though and I am in the process of re-seasoning the smoker now. I burned it off yesterday so this evening I will spray the complete insides with lard and fire it up for a couple of hours for a couple times with hickory sawdust for smoke, that should take care of that, I hope. A smoker gets real nasty when it sits for a good while.

Can you get the temperature down to about 225 in your smoker? The only problem I have is getting the temperature high enough with the small element I have. I checked yesterday and I do have enough sheet aluminum left over from the teardrop build to make a jacket for the smoker, now all I go to do is find some fire retardant insulation and I will be sailing in tall cotton.
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The gas is a pain---it's a propane unit and getting the expensive gas is not a good thing---regulating the heat is easy and accurate---

I usually mix up the meats---one chicken---some ribs---some pork chops or a rolled roast---Butt takes a while so that one is the last out---chops cook fast so I have a meal while I wait for the rest---

Cold smoked chicken is good for chicken salad sandwiches----I tried fish a couple of times---tasty by real easy to over cook---
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I'm not registered at crafts so I will post here.
Look at these cutie decorations. Maybe you've seen them before, but they are new to me and I thought they looked easy. A pool noodle wrapped in cellophane and the inner tube from wrapping paper

An Agent from my store front office hung them in the window
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That is so cute Jan!! I've never seen them before.

You could also use it as a yard decoration for Easter, but with a white pvc pipe for the stick - since the Spring rains would ruin the cardboard tube. Or maybe a kids birthday party?
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Good Idea Barb!! In fact my friend originally used the pvc but ran out so opted for the painted paper roll instead
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The painted paper roll was a 'delicious' idea..... Especially if it's a decoration you're not going to use again.

I think it's time to make some cookies tomorrow. Fat-free, calorie-free, no carbohydrates, pesticide-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, meatless,
mold-free, chlorophlorohydroampaphilo-cillinboricsteriliphodorhentacarbonphrazabeta-free, no carcinogens and nicotine-free.

The only two ingredients are water and a vivid imagination.

Direction: pour 1/4 cup distilled water into a cereal bowl & freeze for 2 hours. Remove from freezer, pretend it's a delicious cookie and chow down!

Now how's that for a "melt-in-your-mouth" cookie recipe?
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The painted paper roll was a 'delicious' idea..... Especially if it's a decoration you're not going to use again.

I think it's time to make some cookies tomorrow. Fat-free, calorie-free, no carbohydrates, pesticide-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, meatless,
mold-free, chlorophlorohydroampaphilo-cillinboricsteriliphodorhentacarbonphrazabeta-free, no carcinogens and nicotine-free.

The only two ingredients are water and a vivid imagination.

Direction: pour 1/4 cup distilled water into a cereal bowl & freeze for 2 hours. Remove from freezer, pretend it's a delicious cookie and chow down!

Now how's that for a "melt-in-your-mouth" cookie recipe?
Thanks for the recipe, I may be able to make those myself.
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The painted paper roll was a 'delicious' idea..... Especially if it's a decoration you're not going to use again.

I think it's time to make some cookies tomorrow. Fat-free, calorie-free, no carbohydrates, pesticide-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, meatless,
mold-free, chlorophlorohydroampaphilo-cillinboricsteriliphodorhentacarbonphrazabeta-free, no carcinogens and nicotine-free.

The only two ingredients are water and a vivid imagination.

Direction: pour 1/4 cup distilled water into a cereal bowl & freeze for 2 hours. Remove from freezer, pretend it's a delicious cookie and chow down!

Now how's that for a "melt-in-your-mouth" cookie recipe?

Well thanks for the recipe Barb:

I have been searching for a meat-free cookie
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WOW! Barb!
There's been some good recipes, posted in this thread.
This one is at the top!

The problem I have is -
With my limited cooking skills; it might take me some time to "master" it.
I guess it's back to "Remedial, Cooking 101"!

What a "mouth-watering" recipe!!!

Thanks!

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There's a similar recipe for a cake, but you use a bundt pan and a little more water.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving Day?
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We had a great Thanksgiving and more wonderful memories will linger for a while to come, so will all the extra sweet tater pie, I think they stuck about my midsection.
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Had a good Thanksgiving!
Cooked for 6 people _
"Wonder of wonders"! -
No one got sick!!!

Hope everyone had a good "T-Day"!

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Thanks BigJim , for the chocolate gravy recipe.

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