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Beef / Re: First time Prime Rib question
« Last post by PigPen68 on November 21, 2017, 10:27:52 PM »
I did a roast a few weeks ago at 200o and it was almost exactly 1 hr/lb to an IT of 130of.   I also did a reverse sear for 8 min at 550o.
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Introductions / Re: Cheers!
« Last post by drains on November 21, 2017, 10:22:59 PM »
Welcome from Texas Dana! The 3D will help you become a true pittmaster in the opinion of friends and family. Great food and the admiration of family and friends, what more is there?
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Sarge told me I would be a moron if I didn't buy one so I did. And man I am glad I did.

And Sarge did not say that. He was the reason I know about this unit and maybe 90% of why I bought it. He reccomended it on another board and sent me here. I have to admit I love my smoker It is about to be loaded in the camper (3rd time) for Turkey day at the campground. Using this thing that I love. Thanks sarge for the kick in the ass I needed.
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Anything Goes!! / Re: What other Q sites do you frequent?
« Last post by RG on November 21, 2017, 08:40:18 PM »
I used to go to the Broil King Keg forum quite a bit back in the day, I was an Admin but things went sour so I for the most part gave that one up, lol. I go to Let's Talk BBQ mostly these days as it's not brand specific. Great place. BBQ Brethern once in a while. Maybe 5 times a year :P

Other than that, I don't do much forum stuff as I once did. I don't even cook as much as I did in the past. From 2011-2015 I grilled/smoked 5 times a week, sometimes more. Now I just do it on occasion to stay in practice mostly.
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Anything Goes!! / 2 Wheeled Adventures of RG
« Last post by RG on November 21, 2017, 08:36:18 PM »
As some of you know I am a 2-Wheeled enthusiast. I started off as a kid on different motorcycles that were around the house at the time. Having one of my older brothers be a gear head helped facilitate that I suppose. We seemed to always have something running and if not, had friends with motorcycles that we could usually talk into letting us ride. I last had a YZ 100 as a teen but as I grew older I just gave it up. I was far more interested in girls I suppose. I got married, had kids and that was that.

I went a long time without getting another bike, I had talked about it many times but just never went through with it. There used to be a whole lot more places to ride dirt bikes than there is now and the idea of street bikes scared me. Just being honest. It wasn't that I was afraid of my ability to ride one but rather the folks in cars around me not seeing me and pulling out in front of me or into me. I've had friends be involved in motorcycle accidents, one even died.

Back in February of this year, I finally decided to put my fear aside and buy a motorcycle. I got my "M" endorsement and began to ride. I ended up selling that bike and bought a new one with safety features like traction control and ABS and I have to say, I really enjoy riding. The bike I bought is capable of astonishing acceleration but I baby it for the most part. I have my spirited moments but in no way have I come close to what it's capable of. Maybe 40% but that's fine. I like knowing it's there I guess ;) It was the same way back when I had my Mustang. I never got over 100mph in it but I knew that if I needed to GO, it was ready, lol.

One part of riding for me is to make silly little videos and find spots to take pictures. I bought a tank bag to hold my DSLR and I try to find spots to pull off and snap a picture or 10. I usually try to include the bike in the picture as well as I do like it quite a bit. Some find it hideous but I like the way it looks. It is more than just transportation, it's freedom. I can't explain how serene and at peace I feel riding down back roads on it, listening to music in my helmet via bluetooth while also hearing the growl of the exhaust. It's just like heaven to me. The sights I see from a 2 wheeled vantage point, the temperature changes from warm to cool to cold and back. The smells of the road and the woods, sometimes leaves burning or someone smoking or grilling. It's all part of the experience and I have to say, I'm hooked!

I don't have much longer before it will be too cold (for me) to ride but I may pop in here and there and add pics and videos to this thread. I may even add some food pics of restaurants that I may end up at on my jaunts about the countryside. For now, I'll leave you with a nice picture I took yesterday on the side of a country road. I liked the leaves that had fallen and thought it'd make a nice wallpaper for my desktop PC :)



Here's a short video taken right after I got back on the bike after that pic above. I did misbehave slightly so be forewarned :P

https://youtu.be/PIm7Mw46CHU
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Model 3 & 3D - The Big Brother / Re: First Month with the 3D
« Last post by old sarge on November 21, 2017, 08:27:48 PM »
Well done Dana.   That is a lot of smoking. And it all looks so good.
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Beef / Re: Ribeye Roast & All In One Extras
« Last post by TX Gent on November 21, 2017, 07:40:33 PM »
TYVM JustChillin

Well the proof is in the pudding or in this case the "roast"

Learned more about curing, smoking to internal temp and timing for the record.


The cure was way over the top and not needed to the degree it went. The #1 or pink cure went so deep in 24 hours that it looked like pastrami once the roast rested and I cut it open. The cure with the addition of Kosher salt and the long time gave it a really deep deep smoke ring. I am reminded of the ol'adage less is more...lol  On the other hand the smoke went to 160 degrees internal and took 3:45 hours to get there and I used 250 degree setting on the knob.

The outside was just about right color and bark wise if not just a tad on the thin side. The meat was very tender, had a light chew and was just about right to overall point of done.

In retrospect ...

1. Less cure and less cure time would enhance visuals
2. Potatoes were done in the smoker after two hours and exhibited zero smoke taste due to double wrapping
3. Peppers went in for last hour and could have done with a tad more cook ... so 1.5 hours would be just about right

Cooking three courses in the little big #1 is very much doable and I've now added to my own knowledge base for the future.



All in all not bad at all...LOL
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Model 3 & 3D - The Big Brother / Re: First Month with the 3D
« Last post by JustChillin on November 21, 2017, 02:45:02 PM »
That's an impressive first month of smoking. With a little preparation and suggestions from this forum, you can definitely impress your family & friends. Happy smoking!!
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Beef / Re: Ribeye Roast & All In One Extras
« Last post by JustChillin on November 21, 2017, 02:39:37 PM »
Wow! You are making me hungry. That is one great looking plan.
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Beef / Re: Ribeye Roast & All In One Extras
« Last post by TX Gent on November 21, 2017, 02:28:06 PM »
Grabbed a couple of Idaho's best spuds



Buttered, salted and black peppered then wrapped tightly in double foil to reduce any smoke penetration and both went in the smoker at the same time as the Ribeye. After getting the roast and spuds going I then turned my attention to a veggie add.



Which when combined with herbs and assagio cheese makes these colorful little beauties.



I'm going to wait an hour or so before adding these to the smoker ...don't want them cooking too fast or getting over smoked early

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