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Everything posted by rickcharles606

  1. My son wanted to do some tomahawks, and we ended up with cowboys. Saved some dough on the bone, and they tasted fantastic. Had leftovers today lol
  2. If you were here, I’d give you one lol. It was all my son and I could do to finish one of them lol. The second is in the fridge because I love leftovers:-)
  3. thanks, they were so tender too. Also, side note...I got to use my new Meater too, and love being able to drive to the store and still follow my cook.
  4. so I went to our butcher and asked for 2.5” bone in tomahawk ribeyes. He comes back out with 3 steaks that are at least 3” thick and he cut the tomahawk handle off. I was less than happy, but decided to take them anyway because they’d cook up okay without the handle. Because of the thickness, I went at 225 until they hit 115, let them rest and come up to 122 while the Big Joe III got up to around 650, then seared them off for about 45 seconds per side. Rested again and bam! Ready to go...and served them up with some Cajun grilled shrimp. Delicious.
  5. Thanks for the advice, once dinner was over I went back out and sure enough, just needed to turn the grates 90 degrees. Oh, and the loins turned out great. Pulled them at 130 degrees and let them rest for a few while I ramped up the grill to about 600 and then seared the fat cap really well. It was delicious
  6. Holy crap Batman, you may be right lol. I’m an idiot haha. Will look at it after this cook, thanks for the input
  7. Loins are coming along nicely today. Deflectors in place, loins on top rack. Should’ve tied them, but didn’t for whatever reason. Smoker running about 290-300. this is my third cook using the divide and conquer rack, and when the grates are in the top position and I’m moving food around...they fall off the rack. What am I missing here. IMO they shouldn’t be that easy to fall off the rack. As I said though, this is only my third cook on the Big Joe, but have been smoking meat for years on an Acorn. Thanks for any ideas or help
  8. We are already spending some quality time together lol
  9. Soooo pumped! Been using my clapped out Acorn for too many years lol. Got the base put together and grill set up, still need to assemble the fire box etc, but I’ll do a break in burn in a few hours and then throw some chickens on tonight for the inaugural cook :-)
  10. Yeah, I was happy that this group was still here when I came back a week ago. Not a fan of FB groups. I’m down to donate to the cause...how do I send him a little cash to keep this group rocking?
  11. I imagine that’s true, especially with temp management. I’ll be using it a lot, and I’m a quick learner :-)
  12. So, I’m not “new” been a member for awhile, just been away for awhile living life, work etc. I started my Kamado journey with a Chargriller Acorn. It’s done it’s job and I definitely got my money’s worth, but after 3yrs of service...she’s done. So, I just bought a Kamado Joe Big Joe III with a Joetisserie. It should be here next week and I’m pumped! Looking forward to getting it and setting it up and cooking on it. Any tips or tricks that I need to know?
  13. The nutsert is the problem, that's what's pulling out of the sheet metal. No way to "re-insert" them, as I've tried. Hell, I even tried to JB weld the damned things lol
  14. Okay, it's actually the screws that hold the hinge to the body/bottom of the grill, not the top. I'm guessing it's the weight of the lid that applies pressure to these screws and pulled them out. Sadly, I don't have my receipt, but it is indeed under 5yrs old. Maybe I'll contact them to see if there's anything they can do. I don't wanna go buy a new one, because I'm going to get a new Kamado Joe or something similar in the next 90 days or so. Want to pay off the car first :-)
  15. Hey all, haven't been on much lately as I've been working and traveling quite a bit the last 8 months. So, I went out to fire up the Akorn a few months ago and lifted the lid and it seemed to open a bit further than normal. When I inspected the lid hinge, it appears that the top two screws holding the lid hinge have pulled out of the body of the grill. Since the steel is so thin, it looks as if it's due to the weight of the lid applying pressure on these screws when open. I've tried several ways to repair them, none of which are working. This has essentially rendered the grill unusable, which pisses me off. I've had it for a couple years now, and it doesn't break my heart to think that I'll need to go get a new one because they are relatively inexpensive. I'd like to know if anyone has experienced this and discovered a way to repair or some other work around? I'm guessing it's time to go get a kamado joe now :-)
  16. Same for us, when we eat out it's due to scheduling and/or time constraints while running with the kids. When we are home, we cook and normally it's on the kamado :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. This all that was left! Over cooked a bit waiting on family to arrive, but still super moist and the flavor was great Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Whoa, those pork belly burnt ends look great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. Haven't posted in awhile, life keeps getting in the way of my fun lol. Been cooking quite a bit lately and wanted to share tonight's cook, pork spare ribs, St Louis style. This is the first pork rib cook I've done on my Akorn, not sure why either, I love them. Last pic is about 2.5hrs into the cook, not quite there yet. 230-250 on the Akorn for the cook Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. I'm in the same boat as you regarding buying the BGE or KJ or just saving the money and buying another Akorn. I'm torn because I need the larger size of the BGE or KJ, but could buy two new Akorns and still come out ahead, money wise. For what it's worth, I'm probably going with a KJ....I don't like green :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. I wrap mine for sure. Which reminds me, I need a new stone, mine cracked last week on a pork loin cook... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. This is what I was thinking too, but OP gets props for thinking outside the box for sure. I may actually try this one, even though I've never had a problem with just mixing the wood in with the lump. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. BB guns work wonders I live in the mtns of KY and we have every kind of critter and I've taught many of them not to mess with my stuff Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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