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T Yelta

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  1. Aluminum is reportedly the most abundant element in the Earth's crust. I never worried too much about it but I don't use aluminum for that purpose anymore because it doesn't work well in hot fires. I use cast iron now because it doesn't burn up.
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  3. It's not my idea but thank you To answer your question, I guess it really depends on how you build your fire. If there is enough fire to heat the wood inside then it would work. If you are building a small fire and the wood inside the dutch oven doesn't get hot enough then it will not give off smoke. Have you looked into pellet trays such as the "A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker?" It is a good way to get great smoke at low temperatures. I hope that helps and maybe someone else will have a better answer. Happy Cooking
  4. I'm looking at the Greenworks Pro self-driven at Lowes. They have one discounted as a used buy "as is." What is there to go wrong with these electric battery powered mowers?
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    if you are unable to get this to work with your internet provider's router then get a second hand wireless router for cheap from a thrift store and use that as a dedicated wireless access point for your internet "toys" so to speak. Me, i don't trust routers from providers.
  6. Here is a handy guide. Of course each situation is different (bone in, out, skinless, thickness, etc). Sick from chicken = really sick so develop your best practices and go from there OP. https://blog.thermoworks.com/chicken/3-keys-to-perfect-chicken-breasts/ If the issue becomes dryness, then maybe give chicken thighs a really good look. I always hated chicken thighs until I found out how good they can be. Happy Cooking
  7. Actually, the Heatermeter can give you the choice of either a fan or a blower or both so if you are the type of person that likes choices then this would be a plus for you. The blower and damper state of "openness" can be seen, plotted and shared. If you do an internet search for the terms heatermeter and graph you will see many examples of what you are looking for. People do share "live cooks" where you can watch a heatermeter doing it's thing in real time and you can see the responses of the machine doing corrections.
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  9. I like to use a cast iron dutch oven to "wrap" my wood chunks. I particularly like this mini dutch oven from Bed Bath and Beyond: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/artisanal-kitchen-supply-reg-pre-seasoned-cast-iron-4-inch-mini-dutch-oven-in-black/1061633827?keyword=cast-iron-dutch-oven It's big enough for one or two chunks of wood depending on how big you cut them. I take the non-cast iron shiny metal handle out of the top which leaves a small hole for the smoke to exit the dutch oven. One or two of those and you are set for life. It's only 4 inches in diameter so it is small enough not to affect how you like to build your fire. You can place it anywhere in your firebox, top, bottom, wherever and it just makes clean smoke. The smoke profile is amazing and it really makes a difference. If you are burning your wood chunks then you aren't getting as clean smoke as with this method. You could add wood chips, pellets, chunks or whatever kind of smoking wood you want. As a bonus, it'll make beautiful charcoal out of wood chunks and you can re-use that to cook with. I personally don't have a problem with the aluminum but some do... either way this method works and saves you money on the foil in the long run.
  10. I had never heard of this before. I'll have to pick up a gallon for various projects. Thanks
  11. It looks like it could be a winner.
  12. I remember a discussion on that topic here in the forums. https://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/40831-partyq-ac-mod/ I don't believe there was a resolution but the generation of the unit did matter.
  13. That's a great looking cook. I'm sure it was fantastic. Maybe it's just me but when looking at the pictures the first time I thought it was peanut butter instead of the chipotle mayo which I am sure is great but something about the thought of peanut butter with all of that seems like something I need to try I wouldn't worry too much about oil it the dutch oven. If it did catch on fire you could either close the vents on the kamado or else close the lid on the dutch oven to snuff out the fire. It's safer in a kamado than in a gas grill or something not air tight. I would be however extra careful about opening the lid on the kamado with the oil in there because any flash over would be potentially more dangerous but of course we should always be careful opening kamados. Happy cooking and thanks for sharing
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