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Thread: BBQ thread. A place for all BBQ recipies, builds, and discussion

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    Yeah. Some days it feels like you are the doormat. Sorry you had a bummer day. Hey, each day is a new day and a chance to see the world in a different and better light. Chin up, Nick.
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    I have two Primo XLs ceramic cookers in my Pavilion
    but went to my guy for a real good deal on top of the line gas built in
    deal was set had my grill, all I had to do was load, ( yeh right)
    he said, I know what you cook and for how many, so I can't let you leave with out looking at a Primo
    of course I said what the H is that, he said lump charcoal.
    I said NO WAY, well after two weeks of internet searching I called him up and orderd two Oval XLs
    and since Then, I will never go back to ANYTHING ELSE.
    all meat melts in your mouth, week end before last I did baked macaroni with 3 cheese, Hot dogs (usually never on list, but best I ever had), asparaguas loose, and asparagues Xs 3 wrap
    in a slice of bacon all marinated in Itialain dressing done on the grill on a Hemilain Salt block (WOW) and a pineapple upside down cake for desert. all at one time on the grill.
    everyone just couldn't get over it, past week end I did thick steak, with pepper and onions, and desert use home made sticky buns, at once
    Monday was Hot/Mild suasage, peppers and onions, backed potatoes (Awesome) home made bread all at once
    really can't bet it, like I said, will never cook on anything else. I could go on but that is on another forum,and this got boaring enough for you guys I'm shure
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    STOP IT!!! I'm drooling on my laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overdone never finished View Post
    since Then, I will never go back to ANYTHING ELSE.
    I'm familiar with the big well insulated ceramics like those. The primos / big green eggs. Very nice units if you've got the spare depth in the wallet / one falls quite gingerly off the back of a truck.
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    Still using ol skool stick burning to cook with. Can't beat it.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman View Post
    Still using ol skool stick burning to cook with. Can't beat it.
    Been doing a fair bit of that recently as well. There were some rather well set up fellows down by the lake speaking spanish with a nice bed of coals going when I hooked into a catfish. Needless to say, lunch was on me. They went from disinterested to handing me a beer and smiling rather quickly when they saw me clean the channel and ask if I could cook on their fire to share. ^_^

    Skin on, back down, roasted in the coals. Not a bad day for having no plans, lol.
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  7. #27
    Has anyone here made a traeger type grill? Would be very interested in viewing such a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I'm familiar with the big well insulated ceramics like those. The Primos / big green eggs. Very nice units if you've got the spare depth in the wallet / one falls quite gingerly off the back of a truck.
    Lol I know this is old but I couldn't resist. I have great respect for the BGE and Primos. But I have to admit I LOVE my smoker. This thing rocks! It will hold rock steady temps for 22+ hours and is so dang fuel efficient. Plus it is cheap to make!

    Due to the $$ of the ceramic grills I built my smoker. It's called a UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker). Actually this was my first welding project ever! Made out of a 55gal drum. I used a half sheet of 3/4" 9 ga expanded metal for the fire basket. ~ 20 diameter x 16" tall. with some pieces of scrap to lift it 2" off the drum floor.
    I modified the design to fit a hinged grill lid from an old Uniflame 22" kettle grill. The grill dome wasn't a good fit so I welded the grill dome to the drum lid. Then I cut out the center of the drum lit to open up the dome. This gave me a nice tight fit. The dome lid allowed me to put 2 cooking grates in my smoker. I have successfully loaded 5 of the family packs of chicken thighs from Safeway onto the two grates!!!! That's a lot of chicken...


    I added a few accessories to make the grilling process easier. To control my temps I use a Pitmaster IQ110 PID controller (available from amazon, but you should look at the new IQ120). In addition to that I like to be able to keep an eye on my temps while I am in the house drinking a beer or prepping food so I also have a Maverick ET-733 Remote temp sensor. I ran the temp cables in to the smoker using a UHF watertight fitting form Home Depot (in the electrical section near the conduit fittings).

    My fire basket holds almost a full 20lb bag of charcoal and will burn in excess of 22 hours. You I have done it. My first run was a brisket for 15 hours, another 5.5 hours for a butt and the rest was a massive feast of chicken. I have also smoked turkey, goose, ducks, Cornish hens, butts, shoulders, ribs, "BBQ fatties" (look it up), atomic buffalo turds (OH SO GOOD!!). Check out the BBQ Brethren forum. They are a good bunch of guys who just love BBQ. Many also compete. I don't have many pics on my phone right now but I will upload a few more later of my build. It was very cheap. Even with all the accessories I think it was about $200.
    On to the pics!!
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    Last edited by JustinWC; 04-02-2015 at 02:35 PM.
    Best regards,

    Justin

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    Finally ... a picture!!!!
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    Heck Yeah Pictures. Thats what BBQ threads need!!! I'll post some recipes and some more pics soon.

    Smoking some chicken over applewood last year.
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    Best regards,

    Justin

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