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11 months 3 weeks ago #628110 by Chuck Liley
Holy mother of juiciness!  That piece of meat looks so delicious!!!

Do you ever smoke your meat at all?  I just picked up a Charbroiler and need to start using it.  Complete rookie for smoking stuff.  


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11 months 3 weeks ago - 11 months 3 weeks ago #628205 by GaryA

Chuck Liley wrote: Holy mother of juiciness!  That piece of meat looks so delicious!!!

Do you ever smoke your meat at all?  I just picked up a Charbroiler and need to start using it.  Complete rookie for smoking stuff.  


Buenos Dias Fellow Photography Talkers. Yes Gary smokes.  The best tool Gary found for cooking has been an insta-read thermometer. Gary uses it on everything.

Gary use a dedicated electric smoker as opposed a multipurpose BBQ.  Gary has an Egg (BBQ), which smokes well ... but not as well as the 'lectric.  The thing with smoking is to get a balance between the heat required to produce smoke and the heat require for cooking. Here's the rub ... good, deep smoking takes a long time ... but the temp required for smoke is pretty hot so it cooks the meat relatively quickly.  So you have to maintain that balance between smoke production and slow cooking.  Thermometers, for Gary, are the easiest road to get that balance. Gary's dedicated smoker has a sidecar for smoke production.  Sooooo, Gary has high heat for smoke which is completely separated from the meat, which is being slow cook at a much cooler temp.  The smoke is piped into the meat compartment. 

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11 months 3 weeks ago #628207 by GaryA
@ Chuck:  Which particular BBQ did you purchase?

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11 months 3 weeks ago #628209 by GaryA
PS- The thermometer also helps to replicate your cooking results every single time.  Prior to using thermometers, Gary was over cooking everything.  There are thermometers that will register the ambient temp of the oven/bbq and the temp of the food in real time.  Some will even bluetooth the info to your phone.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628232 by Beth Anderson

Chuck Liley wrote: Holy mother of juiciness!  That piece of meat looks so delicious!!!

Do you ever smoke your meat at all?  I just picked up a Charbroiler and need to start using it.  Complete rookie for smoking stuff.  



:agree:  I'm getting SOOOO hungry and I just ate!  :side:


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11 months 2 weeks ago #628254 by Jason Stevens
Oh yeah, that sounds delish right about now.  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #628275 by Pierce Steenken
when you smoke your meat, try putting a can of beer in there too.  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #628395 by GaryA

Pierce Steenken wrote: when you smoke your meat, try putting a can of beer in there too.  


You gotta have some liquid in there.  Gary usually uses apple cider vinegar, but beer works also.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628396 by GaryA
Man, this has turned into a cooking show.  What else are you all doin' out there.  How about you peoples in the path of the Polar Express ... how are you guys doin' ... your pipes?

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628398 by GaryA
Out here, we won't break 70F today ... Gary is planning to whip up some bread and maybe a chicken pot pie ... comfort food for the cold.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628437 by Kenya See
Homemade?  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #628440 by GaryA

Kenya See wrote: Homemade?  

Of course. 

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628451 by GaryA
Gary is so beat.  Gary has just returned from four and a half hour shoot.  It was a theatrical production of Beauty and the Beast.  Gary was on his feet the entire time, except for a five minute break. Gary was shooting with three cameras, a XT2 w/ 50-140 f/2.8, XP2 w/ 10-24 f/4 and a XP1 w/ 8mm f/2 (fish).  This was the dress rehearsal and Gary was allowed on stage where he was constantly moving and shooting the entire time.  Gary back is killing him. Gary is finally home, dumped his gear in a pile and gulped down some ibuprofen.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628630 by Eric A
You and me both!  I'm so ready for tomorrow night to get here.  I'm going to sleep in!

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Canon 7D | 50mm f/1.2 | 17-40mm f/4 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 320EX | 580EXII

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11 months 2 weeks ago #628642 by GaryA

Eric A wrote: You and me both!  I'm so ready for tomorrow night to get here.  I'm going to sleep in!


Tomorrow night Gary has Sir Elton John.  :)  

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