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  1. Thanks for the in-depth review. It's write-ups like these that really sets our Forum apart from anything else out there. Thank you for your contribution, and perhaps, someday we will see a Big Joe parked along side the Pitboss, that would be awesome!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Great choice, I was checking them out at my local Costco, love the space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Glad to here they finally got you a grill in one piece! Welcome!
  4. The pic with the guy cooking with the big log is really not representative of typical Santa Maria-style grilling. Although you could use wood, you would more than often use lump charcoal. If you were using logs, you would throw a few smaller logs on and let them burn down until you had a glowing ember base, then on the base of embers, you might throw a couple small chucks for smoke. That huge log that fellah was using had me scratching my head... Certainly wouldn't be the way I would do it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The Costco in Santa Rosa, ca had a ton of them, and they do not generally go nuts on their grills, but someone there bet the mortgage that they would sell a large number of these, cuz they ordered a lot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes, I think I found it, the 18" X 12" Tailgaiter grill that sells on their site for $189. and the stand would go with it, for $79. http://www.santamariagrills.com/backyard.htm
  7. @JayhawkPharmer: I am betting that the item in question is the optional Tailgater stand that Santa Maria BBQ sells on their site for $75. Apparently, you can remove the pit from its legs and transfer it to the portable tailgater setup,
  8. You know, I'm just not sure, I never really noticed, nor did I see a sign for any other product, nearby. Next time I'm over there, I will check it out, but I do not believe it was anything that came with the grill, which just seemed to be the one-piece unit....
  9. Just for the record, Ross is not a Middle School Jackass; he's graduated and is now a Junior in High School holding a 3.9 GPA. We expect great things in the future from Ross. Maybe even a run for Class President. We LOVE Ross, We LOVE Ross, We LOVE Ross. Ross for PRESIDENT!! Thanks, Jack... I think...
  10. I swear, if I had one of these, I'd want to wheel it out to my front sidewalk and have a block party every Saturday night!
  11. Jack! Ross has absolutely no skin in your game. Never forget that! If all else fails, I've still got The Shed and you've always got a spot here at ChezChef with TheBeast and me! ...Other than wanting to be a little middle school jackass!!
  12. Do it, Jack.... just do it... come on, don't be a big chicken... Bawk, bawk, bawk... you know ya want it, you know ya gotta get it.... ha, ha, ha.... the one's at my Costco were all pre-built and ready to go... so easy...
  13. I will certainly save this, Jack, that looks awesome and I know my wife, who's a big salmon fan, will love this.
  14. Has anyone seen the Santa Maria-style grill at their local Costco, this season? I just saw one there, earlier today, and I really liked it a lot! It seems very sturdy and well made, and is selling for $299.00. I just don't have the time for a lot of entertaining, lately, but if I did do a lot of entertaining, man, I would be all over this grill. It looks like it would be loads of fun t cook on.
  15. Has anyone had a chance to try this rub? I picked up a large bottle (22 oz.) of this at Costco, today, and look forward to trying it out, Ingredients read: salt, garlic/onion powder,ancho chili peppers, chipotle peppers,celery seed, cilantro, and spices. Upon testing a little sample, it tastes good, to me. The ancho and chipotle powders are not over powering, but you can certainly taste a kick that kind of creeps up on you. What sets it apart from some other rubs, I think, is its savoriness. The "other spices" in the ingredients, obviously include thyme, basil and oregano, which you can slightly taste, and easily see. The single biggest thing I noticed about this rub, which I like, is it has no added sugar, whatsoever. So, if you are doing a butt, you may want to add a tsp of your favorite sugar, but I've been trying to really minimize that, lately, so if I did add sugar for pulled pork, it would be minimal. The price was right, $6.99, heck, I can't make this amount of rub myself for that price, and being that I am running a ;little low on basic rub ingredients, I decided to go this route. If you have already tried this out, let us know what you think. Hope to do a shoulder, soon and I will use this rub. I'll post some pics when that happens.
  16. Has anyone had a chance to try this rub? I picked up a large bottle (22 oz.) of this at Costco, today, and look forward to trying it out, Ingredients read: salt, garlic/onion powder,ancho chili peppers, chipotle peppers,celery seed, cilantro, and spices. Upon testing a little sample, it taste good, to me. The ancho and chipotle powders are not over powering, but you can certainly tast a kick that kind of creeps up on you. What sets it apart from some other rubs, I think, is its savoriness. The "other spices" in the ingredients, obviously include tyme, basil and oregano, which you can slightly taste, and easily see. The single biggest thing I noticed about this rub, which I like, is it has no added sugar, whatsoever. So, if you are doing a butt, you may want to add a tsp of your favorite sugar, but I've been trying to really minimize that, lately, so if I did add sugar for pulled pork, it would be minimal. The price was right, $6.99, heck, I can't make this amount of rub myself for that price, and being that I am running a ;little low on basic rub ingredients, I decided to go this route. If you have already tried this out, let us know what you think. Hope to do a shoulder, soon and I will use this rub. I'll post some pics when that happens.
  17. Auplex may be a manufacturer for Vision, but there are several different matte and dimple designs which are unique, a picture of an Auplex Kamado and a Vision Kamado look similar, they are black Kamados and they share hardware, such as top vent, nests and side tables, but the bodies are quite different dimple design and matte finish. They could be mfg.'d in the same facility, probably are, but they are different bodied grills. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I just don't think it's a big deal. Hell, I'm old enough to remember the Citizen's Band craze of the '70's where nearly every able-bodied man and woman who had a pickup truck had one of these installed, it single-handedly made, and caused the demise, of Radio Shack, when the fad eventually faded. FB doesn't seem to be too big with the 14-20 year old age group, but I am noticing with my kids, that as they reach about the 20's, they generally jump on board, more as a networking tool for college and work. I'm not too worried, I have a small number of FB friends, less than 60 friends and family, and yes, I have a couple of wacky friends who fit the description described here. But most are fine people, and I do enjoy (most of the time) reading about events in their lives that I would never have otherwise known about. Sorry, the notion of writing an old fashioned letter and dropping in on snail mail is just antiquated, I think it's a great media and have no intentions of getting rid of it. You certainly have to stay active in your privacy settings. Yes there are those goofball coworkers and friends who you dread, that's a very easy fix, just delete them from your newsfeed. I had such a person at my work, a nice woman I've known forever. Her constant posting and status updates were nuts, and I unfriended her. "she'll never notice, after all, she has like nearly a thousand friends," I thought. Well, she noticed, and I found out she was kind of offended, so I made up some bs story that it was an accident, and she sent a new friend request, I accepted, now I just have it set so I don't see much of her. Yes, I'm fully aware FB tracks my online activities, and, frankly I don't care too much about that. Virtually every website and search engine I've been on lately shows evidence of this behavior, including KG (Google AdSense), Just go to Bing, yahoo or google and search for a Kamado, and before you know it, 69% of the adds on the sides will be BBQ related. That's nothing new, been that way for a long time and I really have no issue with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I really enjoy FB. I have a limited number of friends and family, at far distances. I belong to s couple of hiking groups whose information has been invaluable. I know many people who get caught up in that whole narcissist bit you speak of, but these people are generally the laughing stock and the butt of everyone else's joke. It's a great journal platform layout, just for saving online articles to a bookmark-type layout (timeline). Most of the things I save to my timeline are limited only for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Tonight I threw on some burgers and wienies. Again, very moist and flavorful. All I had to do was take a most sponge and go wash it down just a bit. It retains heat, well, I had both vents closed completely and the grill was down to less than 200° about an hour after dinner, I went and threw on a couple more dogs and the block was still sizzling hot. Gonna enjoy my new toy... I am realizing that, yes, it does impart a mild salty taste, I certainly would not say it was overbearing salty, but enough to where you might adjust your seasoning a bit. And after sitting a couple of hours, I took the block out and went over it with a damp paper towel. It cleaned up very nicely. Barring a major breakage, I can envision getting 20 or more cooks off this. Both these cooks were foods with high fat/oil content, which leaked a considerable amount of fluid, which, you would think would bring about some erosion, but it was very minimal, outside of the grate marks on the bottom, and a small amount of staining, it's looking pretty much like new, still.
  21. Yours are some of the best videos I've seen on You Tube, from any genre. Keep up the great work. That's one hell of a grill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Ross

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  23. Yeah, I see where you are coming from, but if I can get 10 uses out of it, that's $2.50 per use, for what we paid for it. I'm not sure what else it will be good besides fish and seafood, but I look forward to experimenting with it...Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. That looks great! Bet your wife got a lot of, "That's quite the chef you got, there!" remarks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. I believe this is the one my wife bought, at World Market, she thought it was around $20 on sale: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/mobile/himalayan-salt-plate.do?sortby=bestMatchesDescend&from=Search Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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