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daninpd last won the day on October 16

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About daninpd

  • Birthday 12/16/1947

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    Prunedale, CA
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    Food (on the smoker, of course), Wine, horses, photography, traveling around this great country and outside it. I lived in Thailand, Louisiana and Texas growing up and I think that is the foundation of my approach to cooking and flavors. Went to LSU, so that's an influence for some Saturday afternoons.
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  1. When I lived in Thailand as a kid two of my favorite dishes were Tom Yum Pla (we called it Fish Head Soup) and Tom Yum Goong (Shrimp Soup). I'm trying to recreate one of them here. Almost all of the ingredients are pretty readily available; exceptions are Galangal (a root similar to ginger), Kaffir lime leaves (available frozen at some Asian markets- I have my own plant since I cook a lot of Thai) and lemongrass (depends on where you live). This is a dish where you cook flavor into the broth with lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves boiled for a few minutes in shrimp or chicken stoc
  2. As long as the legs sit securely on the deflector, go for it. You should see some of the ways I have stacked deflectors, pizza stones, 3/4" copper tees, cookie sheets and grill grates to create a even oven heat when baking in the Joe. The main thing you are looking for is avoiding any kind of direct heat on the bottom of that dutch oven so food doesn't burn to the bottom.
  3. Cranberry sauce. If not with the meal, the next day on Turkey sandwiches with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Yum!
  4. That goes back to my original question: what Kamado brands are available in the country that was the originator of the Kamado? I have seen posts that indicate that Kamados of various brands are available in PX's in Japan, but that would only be available to active military.
  5. Looks like a Turducken without the "tur" pr the "duck". Nice job.
  6. This will be a fun thread to watch for me. KJ had a sale on the Joetisserie a little over a month ago, so I pulled the trigger and it arrived today. Looking forward to trying it out on Prime Rib and turkey during the holidays.
  7. Yeah, for retired guys there is a different level of "daily driver", I've been averaging 8,000 miles a year on my 2018 Mazda. The trailer is a goose neck so tongue weight is less a factor than bed length. I think the insurance cost of 2 cars + a truck vs a car and a truck may factor into the equation.
  8. I'm sorry that I can't help you, but you have just presented us with a beautiful conundrum. How can someone in Italy ask a group of people based in the US, but from all over the globe to help ship a Kamado to the country where the Kamado originated. It brings up the question of Kamado brands and marketing in Japan. Carlotta, you just sent my mind in a whirl with your request. Welcome to the forum and someone may be more useful than me.
  9. Yeah, I've seen those. I'm looking for something that can tow a stock trailer with 4 horses (9,000 lbs max) and still be used as a daily driver. Trying to downsize, a little.
  10. You made the right choice, kinda like swimming. Wade, then swim, then dive. Smaller Oopses, fewer big Oopses.
  11. I haven't had pho in Hanoi, but I have had it in Saigon, and that looks like the real deal. Excellent cook on a Kamado.
  12. I have been a Ford man since working 20+ years for a company that bought exclusively GM products. Never had a company car make it to 50,000 without a major engine problem. Never had a company truck make it to 100,000 without, at least, 2 major turbo problems. That's what got me to start buying Fords for my POVs. Doing research for my next truck, consulting with contractor friends, I'm leaning strongly toward a new Tundra. Yeah, it's hard to abandon a brand. Old Blue was a 1994 F250 with a 7.5l V-8, New Blue was a 2000 F250 with the V-10. I see a lot of 2017 and 2018 trucks from all bra
  13. What was the Random Picture Thread (which I enjoyed with great humor---that I hope I contributed to), unfortunately devolved into the Rabid Political Thread that I did not enjoy or contribute to. So, people, being people, manage to make lemons out of lemonade,
  14. I don't think Joe Red is available. I'm negotiating on a Tundra.
  15. Welcome to the forum. I think I can guess what military installation Gold Vault is near.
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