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  1. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Around here, if someone invites you to a barbecue, most likely you’ll get hot dogs and hamburgers. Maybe some chicken if you’re lucky. Real BBQ hasn’t been popular up north for very long.
  2. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    So, I’ve been going down a “Smoker” rabbit hole on you tube this winter. I’ve found a bunch of guys and gals building cement block “open” pits in the old school tradition. These are really cool, but a real lot of work to tend. You end up needing two pits. One is to burn the wood down to...
  3. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Cooking steak is grilling. No matter what technique you use. Certainly not BBQ, at least in my worthless opinion. I still grill quite a lot of things. For instance, I can’t imagine BBQ fish, or shrimp… Or steak.
  4. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    I’ve been taking to reverse smoke/searing my steaks with a low temp smoke first, then pull it off early while I bring the grille up to max temp for a quick sear. That’s one reason I picked a Pit Boss pellet grille over some of the other brands as there is a sliding plate over the burner that...
  5. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Don’t worry, Mike. Our wives don’t read the FJRforum.
  6. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    And now you have the pellet burner so you can ignore it for 4-5 hours at a time!
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    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Beef Ribs. It’s what for dinner… Yep, only $10 from Wally World’s Meat Emporeum. Exotic Texas spice rub (salt n’ peppa). Those are some good sized dino bones. Finished goods. Quite tasty, especially for the season. Went out and snow blowed my driveway and the two neighbors while they...
  8. Fred W

    First KTM 690 Enduro Ride

    Still searching for my 690. I’ve seen Mr Bill’s and me want.
  9. Fred W

    North American Wild Card Moto-Tag Game

    I think the weather in the northern half of the country might be partially responsible. My driveway looks about like this.
  10. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    It was in the single digits here this morning. Good thing because the roads that were all nicely frozen a couple weeks ago all melted and we had a false “mud-season”, and then we got the snow on top of that. Makes for tough plowing.
  11. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Looks absolutely balmy! here’s the goods. Came out muy bueno. It’s hard to beat pork loin on the value scale.
  12. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Here’s the little porkie ready fir cookin’ And here’s what things look like around here this afternoon…
  13. Fred W

    Smokers (BBQ - not grilling)

    Got about 6” of the white last night. Cleared my own driveway and two of the neighbors while disconnected from my infusion pump. Ground too soft to use the snowblower much. But it should be frozen solid soon. Had to use the rear blade instead. On topic, I have a small pork loin roast to...
  14. Fred W

    I’m still around too!

    Hey Greg! Long time no see… Yeah, both Fred and his wife Katie have left Harpoon. The company is having problems and they both moved on to other, greener pastures. Katie now works for the FDA in their milk program. She was an agricultural biologist in school, so this really was up her...
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    North American Wild Card Moto-Tag Game

    I do, but we have snoo. Bikes are all tucked in the garage for the winter
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