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Brick Pig

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Brick Pig last won the day on September 22 2017

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About Brick Pig

  • Birthday 10/19/1963

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    Maplewood, NJ
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Brick Pig

    Do You Deserve Cast Iron?

    For probably 20 years I had only ScanPan cookware, but last year I replaced all my skillets with cast iron. I kept my ScanPan pots, and my wife insisted on keeping one particular ScanPan skillet she likes for scrambling eggs. But I do love me some cast iron. Seems like it would be mighty hard to sleep with 24 hours of sunlight.
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    Awesome KJ Customer Service

    ...And my new firebox arrived yesterday. Four business days (six days total). Outstanding.
  3. Brick Pig

    Awesome KJ Customer Service

    I know most everyone here is aware of how great KJ’s customer care is. But since it’s so easy to go online with a complaint, and because it happens here from time to time, I thought I’d make a point to share my most recent positive experience. A couple weeks ago I noticed my firebox had finally developed a crack. Forgot about it for awhile, actually, but on Saturday I photographed it and filed my claim on the KJ website. Today at lunchtime I received notice that my claim was underway, and at 5pm I received my shipment notification and tracking number. What else could a person ask for? And over Easter weekend, no less. Could not be more pleased.
  4. Brick Pig

    Any help with salmon?

    My go-to salmon method is to hit it with kosher salt, black pepper, and a fairly good drizzle of molasses or honey. Before grilling the salmon, heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté about a cup of frozen corn just until it's thawed and heated through. Then stir the corn into a jar of your favorite salsa. Grill the salmon to your desired doneness, and spoon the corn salsa over it when you plate it. We usually serve it with wild rice and steamed broccoli. It’s pretty to look at, tastes delicious, and looks like you went to a lot of trouble. Lots of bang for your cooking buck.
  5. Brick Pig

    Nothing but the money!

    Couple o’ chops, right out of the KJBJ.
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    Improving a Cheap Lodge Cast Iron Pan

    I use my cast iron on the grill all the time with no noticeable problems. Given that a pan sits directly in the flame on a gas stovetop, I’m not understanding why sitting it on a grill grate would be any harder on the pan’s surface? (I’m asking, not arguing.)
  7. Brick Pig

    Big Joe transportation size/Costco Roadshow

    Like CentralTexBBQ said, you will definitely want help moving the Big Joe. I had two neighbors help me get mine out of the Element. All three of us are fairly stout boys, and we’d have been awfully glad to have had a fourth person if one had been available. I’ll say too, if I had it to do over, I’d rent a small truck from Home Depot. I didn’t really have any trouble with mine, but I’m 100% sure sliding it off the truck bed would have been a lot easier than getting it out the back of the car.
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    Big Joe transportation size/Costco Roadshow

    It's been so long I can't remember the exact dimensions of the box, but it just barely did fit through the rear door of my Honda Element. Of course there was a little more clearance once it was actually inside the vehicle*, but there was only about 1/2" or 3/4" leeway getting it through the hatch. I don't know how the Element compares to the MKC, sizewise. *Probably goes without saying, but I had to completely remove the rear seats. Here's a link to a diagram showing all the dimensions of the Big Joe. I suppose you could add a few inches in each direction to get rough estimate of how big the box would be. http://www.kamadojoe.com/downloads_public/KJ_SPECS_BIGJOE.pdf
  9. Happy to share. No secrets in my kitchen. (BTW, sometimes if the cabbage seems a little more bitter than normal, I'll throw in a pinch of sugar as well.)
  10. Brick Pig

    Sea Bass With Garlic Salsa Verde

    That is one seriously gorgeous cook!
  11. Yep, the purple stuff is red cabbage slaw. Just cabbage, cider vinegar, salt & pepper.
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    The random pictures thread...

    My neighborhood this morning.
  13. Thanks, I'm very pleased with how the beef turned out. I don't often cook that type of cut, but the last two times they've turned out really well.
  14. Way too busy for my own good lately, but I managed to arrange my weekend so I could basically cook all day this past Saturday. Early in the day I did a small Boston butt, and in the evening I did a London Broil (based on the recent Setzler video) for dinner. Prepped late Friday night: Sealed everything up and refrigerated overnight Did the pork late morning /early afternoon, to have a couple ready-to-go meals this week. London broil for Saturday night dinner. Sunday dinner. Thanks for looking!
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    Beer brewing / keg / bar

    Been away from this site for awhile; just now seeing this. Sorry you got sidetracked. We used to get to Madison fairly regularly. My wife worked at St. Hubert's for a few years, and we used to go to Shanghai Jazz semi-regularly. We don't head over that way very much now that she works in West Caldwell.
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