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About Chasdev

  • Birthday 05/27/1950

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    Austin Tx
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    F1+MotoGP racing
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    Pit Boss

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  1. Chasdev

    Keto Diet

    I only get 156 grams of protein a day, 170 fat and 25 carbs, so I am trying to adjust to much smaller meal sizes than what I am addicted to. The high fat does reduce hunger between meals though..
  2. I know what you mean, my 24 inch unit was just short of more than my wife and I could wrangle... I'm a big dude and I wrestled automotive engines and parts my whole adult life but this kamado had my number..
  3. No foil for me, at least near or on the fire grate area. Smoked meat may be bad for me but burning foil outgas can't be a good idea.
  4. I can tell the difference between red oak and Post (white) oak cooked briskets.. Post oak is heavenly..
  5. Here's a test, smoke one meat with oak and then another (same meat type) with hickory and lastly one with pecan. I can tell the difference in taste right away. If you combine the three woods they produce a fourth flavor.
  6. Chasdev

    Keto Diet

    So far I don't mind, in fact I love, eating 75% fat-20% protein-5% carb meals. Good thing there are so many ready made meals on the net to choose from. Did I say I like bacon? And eggs? And cheese? I'm trying to figure out how to add fat to smoked meat meals I already have in the freezer, or should I say how much fat to add. Smoked brisket is almost pure protein but baby backs come closer to the ideal keto ratio.
  7. Chasdev

    Smoking Baby Back Ribs

    Your temp gauge is wrong...two hours is 300 at least.
  8. Chasdev

    Anyone experimented with "no carbs" bread?

    I just found one that adds yeast! Going to give it a try, I'll report back.
  9. I'm thinking about giving it a try but can only find one recipe that sounds half way good.
  10. Chasdev

    Keto Diet

    Man am I dumb, the page I got that chart from is part of a complete menu site which breaks down every meal the same way, so I answered my own question. https://www.ruled.me/keto-recipes/
  11. Chasdev

    Keto Diet

    Here's an example of what I need for pretty much everything, outside of the dreaded carb loaded foods. Breakfast example totals and broken down, so now I know what four pieces of bacon add and that the cream is required to get the fat/protein ratio right. 761 Calories, 68.15g Fats, 3.68g Net Carbs, and 32.77g Protein. Keto Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs Calories Fats(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein(g) 3 large eggs, room temperature 214 14.27 1.08 0 1.08 18.84 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 267 28.34 2.15 0 2.15 2.23 1 tablespoon butter 102 11.52 0.01 0 0.01 0.12 4 slices bacon 178 14.02 0.44 0 0.44 11.58 Totals 761 68.15 3.68 0 3.68 32.77
  12. Chasdev

    Keto Diet

    I've been flirting with keto diet myself and after reading quite a bit one thing to remember is that you have to intake more fat (a lot more) than protein or you develop a glucose thing that kills off the keto. Also, single serving of protein should be about the size of a deck of cards, so there goes hogging a ton of brisket or pork at one sitting. I guess the simple answer may be bacon, it comes with it's own fat bomb. Biggest hurdle for me is trying to figure out the proper ratio of each component compared to the next such as how many strips of bacon to how many eggs and how much avocado, cheese or coconut oil to 4 ounces of beef, chicken, etc...etc.. I don't want to just copy meal plans from the websites, I would rather develop the skills to quickly figure out how to proportion what may or may not be in my fridge/freezer at any given time.
  13. I like my baby backs just about falling off the bone and wrapping after the second hour steams them which really helps with that. Best way to tell if they are cooked is to pick them up with tongs, held in the middle the ribs should be floppy and loose and may even start to crack open or try to split in two. I used to cook at 225 and go four or more hours but these days I shoot for 275 and get her done in around three. Only difference is perhaps the small end ribs may get overdone, but the rest will be fine.
  14. Cooked them too long for that temp, 250 would have worked better for that length of time. 275 works well for shorter cooks, like say 2.5 to 3 hours. Also, you should consider wrapping (with added liquid) for hour toward the end of the cook and then run 30 minutes uncovered to dry them a bit as the wet wrap makes them well, wet.
  15. Chasdev

    2018 Costco Pit Boss

    Is it rust or built up grease and smoke residue? Try soaking it in vinegar for a few hours and hitting it with a tooth brush, that fixed mine.