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Grill / Smoker / Other Meat Prep

#1 Post by JDavisRoby » February 1st, 2019, 5:20 pm

Curious what everyone’s preferred methods for preparing meat to pair with your delicious wines.

1. Grill - Weber Kettle (Hasty Bake on my wish list)
2. Smoker - Traeger - I’m a cheater but it’s too easy and darn good
3. Sous Vide - My newest meat prep device. Anyone else experimenting with this technique?

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#2 Post by Gary York » February 1st, 2019, 11:39 pm

Wrong forum. Try EE.
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#3 Post by JDavisRoby » February 2nd, 2019, 6:01 am

Thanks Gary. Still new around here. Hadn’t made it that far down the board index yet.

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#4 Post by Brian Tuite » February 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am

Gary just likes playing board cop.
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#5 Post by Gary York » February 4th, 2019, 11:11 pm

Whole thread on SV. Seek and you shall find.

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#6 Post by ClarkstonMark » February 5th, 2019, 5:53 am

Grill: Weber Kettle and 18 year old Viking propane when i am lazy
Smoker: Bradley Electric puck smoker (I am lazy)
SV: Have the Anova, but have not used it yet. One day I will try it ....
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#7 Post by JDavisRoby » February 6th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Clarkston, I have a Bradley as well. But don’t use it anymore. Find Traeger to be far superior. Probably mainly because the pucks can be hard for me to find locally.

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#8 Post by b. c@stner » February 7th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Gary just likes playing board cop.
pot calling the kettle....

;)
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#9 Post by Brian Tuite » February 7th, 2019, 7:54 pm

b. c@stner wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Gary just likes playing board cop.
pot calling the kettle....

;)
Not even close but whatever floats your boat pal.
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#10 Post by b. c@stner » February 8th, 2019, 1:27 pm

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Brian Tuite wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 7:54 pm
b. c@stner wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Gary just likes playing board cop.
pot calling the kettle....

;)
Not even close but whatever floats your boat pal.
pal? champagne.gif
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#11 Post by jordan whitehead » February 8th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Humphrey Battle Box Smoker

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#12 Post by Brian Tuite » February 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm

b. c@stner wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:27 pm

pal? champagne.gif
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#13 Post by Andrew Kotowski » February 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Grilling, hands down. I have neither the patience nor the equipment to do long smokes.

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#14 Post by ERPark » February 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm
I have neither the patience nor the equipment to do long smokes.
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#15 Post by Andrew Kotowski » February 10th, 2019, 8:02 am

ERPark wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm
I have neither the patience nor the equipment to do long smokes.
[smileyvault-ban.gif]
So that was a bit dramatic. I have a Vision kamado, which works, but is a pain in the ass to go much longer than a 3 hr spareribs cook with a constant temp at <=275 on.

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#16 Post by JDavisRoby » February 10th, 2019, 5:06 pm

I’ve done ribs on my Weber Kettle but don’t have the desire to do more.

That’s what I love the Traeger (or my Bradley before that). It gives a more than adequate final product with much less work.

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#17 Post by jordan whitehead » February 10th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 8:02 am
ERPark wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 5:32 pm
I have neither the patience nor the equipment to do long smokes.
[smileyvault-ban.gif]
So that was a bit dramatic. I have a Vision kamado, which works, but is a pain in the ass to go much longer than a 3 hr spareribs cook with a constant temp at <=275 on.
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#18 Post by A. Mishaan » February 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Weber Kettle, BGE XL, Joule (used once)

For smoking on the BGE, the FlameBoss is life-changing.
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#19 Post by JDavisRoby » February 15th, 2019, 5:53 am

A. Mishaan wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Weber Kettle, BGE XL, Joule (used once)

For smoking on the BGE, the FlameBoss is life-changing.
Which flame boss do you use?

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#20 Post by Mike Davila » February 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Gas Lynx grill when I don’t want to fuss around
Stumps Smoker (charcoal) w/ BBQ guru when I want to smoke
Pizza oven (wood fired) when I want, well, pizza of course, but it cooks a great steak on a Tuscan grill
And we have a Joule we recently purchased and are learning to use.
Big believer in having the right tool, though it’s all good.
Before the Stumps I had figured out a way to smoke pork butts in the pizza oven.

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#21 Post by JDavisRoby » February 17th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Mike Davila wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Gas Lynx grill when I don’t want to fuss around
Stumps Smoker (charcoal) w/ BBQ guru when I want to smoke
Pizza oven (wood fired) when I want, well, pizza of course, but it cooks a great steak on a Tuscan grill
And we have a Joule we recently purchased and are learning to use.
Big believer in having the right tool, though it’s all good.
Before the Stumps I had figured out a way to smoke pork butts in the pizza oven.
Never seen a Stumps before. Interesting design. Do you use the ball valve to control the temp?

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#22 Post by Mike Davila » February 19th, 2019, 9:30 am

No, you can but since I use the BBQ guru, you open the valve 100% and the fan screws into the open valve. The microprocessor then pulses the fan to maintain whatever smoker set point temperature you want, works like a charm.
https://bbqguru.com
The stumps is a heavy duty smoker, it weighs a ton, probably a little more than what we need (just the two of us) and I have the “baby” model.
There are two characteristics that I don’t care for; cleaning out the charcoal chute when your done is a bit messy and when your doing a cook and pull out the grate to baste or sauce your food there is nothing to catch the drippings.
Having said that, it does a really good job on the smoke.

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#23 Post by A. Mishaan » February 19th, 2019, 10:33 am

JDavisRoby wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 5:53 am
A. Mishaan wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Weber Kettle, BGE XL, Joule (used once)

For smoking on the BGE, the FlameBoss is life-changing.
Which flame boss do you use?
I got the Flame Boss 300 with wi-fi. Works well, generally handy. But the key is to let me sleep peacefully if I'm doing a brisket or something overnight.
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#24 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » February 20th, 2019, 7:34 am

At the house I have a Weber Ranch Kettle that handle the duties of direct and indirect grilling as well as low temp smoking.

At the ranch, I also have a Ranch Kettle and an offset 24 X 48 inch barrel smoker.
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#25 Post by JDavisRoby » February 20th, 2019, 8:12 am

A. Mishaan wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 10:33 am
JDavisRoby wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 5:53 am
A. Mishaan wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Weber Kettle, BGE XL, Joule (used once)

For smoking on the BGE, the FlameBoss is life-changing.
Which flame boss do you use?
I got the Flame Boss 300 with wi-fi. Works well, generally handy. But the key is to let me sleep peacefully if I'm doing a brisket or something overnight.
That’s why I love the Traeger for smoking. But having something like that would also grill and move to one apparatus would be nice.

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