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by AzJohnnyC
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Father's Day BBQ
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Father's Day BBQ

Ken, too bad you can't get this way. One piece of advice...BE VERY CAREFUL IN MEXICO! Especially if you cross through El Paso or Laredo. There is a lot of violence there with the drug cartels.
by AzJohnnyC
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Father's Day BBQ
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Father's Day BBQ

Cooked up some pork, ribs, and chicken with my youngest son on Sunday. My oldest is in Texas, in Army training. Missed him heaps! http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv188/azjohnnyc/IMG_20120617_062423.jpg http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv188/azjohnnyc/IMG_20120617_080529.jpg http://i682.photobuc...
by AzJohnnyC
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Meatrakes
Replies: 30
Views: 6394

Re: Meatrakes

For all of you bear paw users that still don't believe in the power of Meatrakes.

http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/gcsf ... -Bear-Paws
by AzJohnnyC
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Apple wood
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Apple wood

Check with Fruita Wood Chunks. I believe they have shipped overseas before. Great product and selection.
by AzJohnnyC
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: WHAT DID YOU COOK - PART 4
Replies: 713
Views: 84869

Re: WHAT DID YOU COOK - PART 4

Bacon wrapped apple pie heaven. Certainly a sentence I never expected to hear. :D They look....interesting. Is that your own concoction? Ken Yeah, I was at the store buying a filet and bacon, and was trying to think of a creative way to use the rest of the bacon. So, I picked up some apples in the ...
by AzJohnnyC
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: WHAT DID YOU COOK - PART 4
Replies: 713
Views: 84869

Re: WHAT DID YOU COOK - PART 4

For Saturday lunch, I grilled a filet mignon, along with corn on the cob. For the side, I soaked some apple slices in a melted butter and brown sugar concoction, wrapped them in bacon, and smoked them at 250 for an hour. It was like bacon-wrapped apple pie heaven. http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/...
by AzJohnnyC
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Thanks & good luck
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Thanks & good luck

I don't know the specifics of what went down, but I'm sorry to hear this. Here in the U.S., the BBQ community is more like a family, and I get the sense it's the same there. We have our BBQ brothers, cousins, some are like fathers to us, some we take under our wings like sons. We have the favorite f...
by AzJohnnyC
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: BBQ Scotch eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 11079

Re: BBQ Scotch eggs

No, I haven't shared my pork sauce recipe. I use it in competition, so it's a bit of a secret. I should develop one that is simple to make and that I can share.
by AzJohnnyC
Wed May 30, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Noob with a couple of questions
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Noob with a couple of questions

The charcoal or briquettes won't put out much smoke, and will only add flavor. The addition of wood just adds to the flavor, while producing some smoke. Here in the U.S. at competitions, teams are forbidden to use anything but charcoal or wood, so you know the solid fuels produce great BBQ. I'd go w...
by AzJohnnyC
Wed May 30, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: ProQ Excel First Look
Replies: 31
Views: 9263

Re: ProQ Excel First Look

You don't need the simulations, my results attest to the ability of the Pro Q. Last contest, I cooked ask four competition meats on my two Excel 20s (chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket) and out of 79 teams, took home 14th in brisket and 7th in pork. That was with three stackers on each. Loaded ...
by AzJohnnyC
Mon May 28, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: ProQ Excel First Look
Replies: 31
Views: 9263

Re: ProQ Excel First Look

A trick I've learned is lining the water pan with foil, then filing it with lava rock (mine are about 2/3 full). And don't put water in it. The lava rock will act as the heat barrier, and will absorb some of the drippings. I've cooked four times on this batch of rock, and don't need to change it out...
by AzJohnnyC
Sat May 26, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: New boy. Old problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 28110

Re: New boy. Old problem.

I've got to also say, great intro. You have a knack for writing a story! And the name is awesome. I like to say that, as well as "my food poops on your food" to vegetarians. I'd think about the Kamado, although Chris (urbangriller) has some Pro Q Excel 20's coming in that double as a grill, and a sm...
by AzJohnnyC
Sat May 26, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Meatrakes
Replies: 30
Views: 6394

Re: Meatrakes

I have Bear Paws also, and love them. They are great for lifting meat off the smoker, for sure. But in shredding pork, they can still be a chore, although not as much as by hand or with forks. I'll review them when I've had a chance to use them, that will give a chance to compare them to Bear Paws, ...
by AzJohnnyC
Fri May 25, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Meatrakes
Replies: 30
Views: 6394

Meatrakes

Just got my meatrakes in the mail today from www.meatrake.com. Can't wait to give them a try. They're supposed to shred through meat like pulled pork, chicken, etc., in no time. For every pair sold this month, they donate $2 to Operation BBQ Relief, which shows up and cooks mass amounts of food for ...
by AzJohnnyC
Thu May 24, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: 3rd annual Arizona Barbecue Festival
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: 3rd annual Arizona Barbecue Festival

Yes, sir!