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    mike echo reacted to John Setzler in Boiled Ribs   
    @mike echo
     
    I don't dispute anything you have posted here.  I am also not trying to claim that boiling is the optimal method of cooking ribs   
     
    As for pork broth, introduce yourself to Tonkotsu Ramen some time   
     
    My boil here may have, at some level, taken flavor out of the meat.  BUT... I did some rather intense seasoning in my water with salt, onions, garlic, barbecue rub, and some hot sauce.  I should have added a small amount of sugar as well, but my BBQ rub had a little sugar in it....  
     
    I made video of this cook that I'll publish on Friday... this was sort of an homage to the ribs I had when I was a kid at home.  My parents, through some ugly trial and error, learned to make ribs this way.  My attempt at the process here was an upgraded version of the way my parents did it.  They never seasoned the water.  The'boil' also should be more appropriately called a slow simmer.   There is a difference....
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    mike echo reacted to keeperovdeflame in Another serious pursuit   
    Thank you very much,  I actually gave #3 to my barber who has a western themed shop, because she really liked it and thought it would add to her space. . As far as selling art, I have had a number of inquiries, but I don't really understand artistic property laws very well. I know I can paint  images in the public domain for my own pleasure, but when I market my paintings of them ,  I am thinking that's  different ball game. You know, stuff like who actually owns the picture I used as a subject for my painting, etc.  Also I don't really want this to become a job or something I have to do. I just want to paint what I want when I want to.  I leave paintings hidden around town, on trails, and such just to give people enjoyment
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    mike echo got a reaction from Surly Viking in Keto Diet   
    Still at the healthy Keto food plan. One meal a day is my routine.
    I feel the autophagy  that results from the fasting has been a great help in boosting my immune system. No virus until I finally got around to being vaccinated, no vaccination side effects.
    Stuffed Jalapeños wrapped in bacon, are a favorite fat bomb.
    The Never Any brand bacon I find at Aldi is good.
    Pulled pork on my KJ is another.
     
    Cheers.
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    mike echo got a reaction from Mikeyboyeee in Downside Of Cooking For Friends   
    My wife can be quick to volunteer me if I give the slightest hint I may cook something. She thinks the world of my cooks and wants everyone else to think that too, but is not synced up with the expectations of those eating/not eating/turning their nose at my cook.
     
    This just happened yesterday. She tells me our friends will probably cater in some BBQ on the 4th.  I say, “Great”.  My thoughts being I probably will make my favorite sauce up and bring it along.
     
    I only do cooks on a “pot luck” basis as contributor, not the main focus.
     
     
     
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    mike echo got a reaction from ckreef in The random pictures thread...   
    Stained concrete. Mostly a DIY project. The electric cord is for my Flame Boss.
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    mike echo got a reaction from CentralTexBBQ in Downside Of Cooking For Friends   
    My wife can be quick to volunteer me if I give the slightest hint I may cook something. She thinks the world of my cooks and wants everyone else to think that too, but is not synced up with the expectations of those eating/not eating/turning their nose at my cook.
     
    This just happened yesterday. She tells me our friends will probably cater in some BBQ on the 4th.  I say, “Great”.  My thoughts being I probably will make my favorite sauce up and bring it along.
     
    I only do cooks on a “pot luck” basis as contributor, not the main focus.
     
     
     
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    mike echo reacted to SmoovD in Downside Of Cooking For Friends   
    I guess I am not as people-friendly as you fine folks. When I get "volunteered" for events for other folks, I just say "no, thank you" unless it fits into my plans. If they can accommodate my schedule, then I am fine. If not, it won't work. As much as love cooking, there is a line between being accommodating and being taken advantage of (whether knowingly or unknowingly), IMHO.
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    mike echo got a reaction from A.O. in The random pictures thread...   
    Stained concrete. Mostly a DIY project. The electric cord is for my Flame Boss.
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    mike echo got a reaction from CentralTexBBQ in The random pictures thread...   
    Stained concrete. Mostly a DIY project. The electric cord is for my Flame Boss.
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    mike echo reacted to CentralTexBBQ in Be honest y’all.   
    My first trip to NC was an eye opener. Everywhere we went for beakfast the bacon was- well, rare to say the least. My bacon doesn't have to be extra crispy but it does have to be cooked. 
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    mike echo got a reaction from Henry B 3 in Be honest y’all.   
    Wife, me and kids good to go with rare steaks.
     
    But Bacon……Wife prefers extra crispy.
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    mike echo reacted to Henry B 3 in Teenagers and wife approved dinner   
    Oakridge’s Santa Maria seasoned under/over skin, small piece of unidentified wood that turned out to be apple with rack left middle. Temp 400ish. When finished, it had the perfect bite through skin again. 
    What you don’t see is the soapstone warming up on the high right side.  With the yardbird finished I opened the vents to 500ish and made smash burgers with same seasoning with cheese mixed by hand. Smash burgers produced more fat than anticipated that I simply scraped into the fire. No hairs burned. 
    A good evening. 

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    mike echo reacted to CentralTexBBQ in Be honest y’all.   
    There are two main sources of the well done cooking, imo. The first is culture. I just recently learned that a lot of the well done mania is a hold over from depression era cooking especially, prior to better and nore affordable refrigeration and sanitation standards where you were cooking to kill critters (bacteria, worms and the like). The second, a lot of misinformation regarding blood vs. myoglobin.
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    mike echo got a reaction from Ginger Ale in If you can have only one Portable BBQ Grill, gas or charcoal!   
    So I looked on the forum.  Everything discussed ...real nice.  I went super basic. Just taking this to the 2 weeks at PCB (we are not at all comfortable with the unknown history of the property included grill).
     
    Weber Smokey Joe. Super basic, small and low$.
     
    Yikes. I feel hoity toity after using my pellet grill or KJ.
     
    I may revert to briquettes and a charcoal chimney.
     
    1st cook for the trial run was juicy lucy burgers. Used my Maverick 732 probe which made me feel that I was the “big time griller” I think I am.
     
    BTW, burgers were fine. Grill made the cut.
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    mike echo got a reaction from dh14ster in Kamado Joe Kettle Joe - Coming Soon   
    I started with an Akorn. 2017 KJ II currently. And a Req Tec pellet.
     
    I can guess some great outcomes of what I learned with a metal clad and a ceramic.
     
    Glad KJ was had some vision.
     
    Wife says gotta sell a grill to get another.
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    mike echo reacted to Random Pointer in Pork ribs with just salt and pepper.   
    I have been smoking pork ribs for quite some time, and I always used complex rubs, with sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, etc.
     
    Today, I decided that I would do something different, just dry brine with kosher salt, and used a combination of white pepper and black pepper. Smoked with apple and hickory chunks.
     
    There are only four flavors, salt, pepper, pork, and smoke. A little bit too tender, but they are really good.
     
    I think this is one of my favorite now. The simple flavors just work really well.
     

     
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    mike echo got a reaction from Scott Roberts in If you can have only one Portable BBQ Grill, gas or charcoal!   
    Some follow up. Got 2 18# bags of Kingsford Pro briquettes on sale at Costco. A chimney at Wally World $10, so my little project is not too spendy.
    I replaced the rivets and made the handle stronger on the chimney which was way too flimsy for me, handling hot coals and all.
     
    Not the good stuff but a low budget set up.
     
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    mike echo reacted to philpom in Blasphemy   
    For many but not all the point of a vegetarian diet is health.  These burgers are not healthy.  In fact regular ground beef is better for you.  The ingredients aren't "real food" ingredients and some of these products contain enough estrogen compounds to be at therapeutic levels.  We enjoy vegetarian and vegan food but will pass on this.
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    mike echo got a reaction from Scott Roberts in If you can have only one Portable BBQ Grill, gas or charcoal!   
    So I looked on the forum.  Everything discussed ...real nice.  I went super basic. Just taking this to the 2 weeks at PCB (we are not at all comfortable with the unknown history of the property included grill).
     
    Weber Smokey Joe. Super basic, small and low$.
     
    Yikes. I feel hoity toity after using my pellet grill or KJ.
     
    I may revert to briquettes and a charcoal chimney.
     
    1st cook for the trial run was juicy lucy burgers. Used my Maverick 732 probe which made me feel that I was the “big time griller” I think I am.
     
    BTW, burgers were fine. Grill made the cut.
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    mike echo got a reaction from JeffieBoy in If you can have only one Portable BBQ Grill, gas or charcoal!   
    So I looked on the forum.  Everything discussed ...real nice.  I went super basic. Just taking this to the 2 weeks at PCB (we are not at all comfortable with the unknown history of the property included grill).
     
    Weber Smokey Joe. Super basic, small and low$.
     
    Yikes. I feel hoity toity after using my pellet grill or KJ.
     
    I may revert to briquettes and a charcoal chimney.
     
    1st cook for the trial run was juicy lucy burgers. Used my Maverick 732 probe which made me feel that I was the “big time griller” I think I am.
     
    BTW, burgers were fine. Grill made the cut.
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    mike echo got a reaction from KismetKamado in VA Geezer Covid Vaccine   
    https://amp.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2021/03/09/nashville-vaccinate-10-000-people-one-day-nissan-stadium/4603238001/
     
    I was one of the 10000. Went really well. I expected the worst, hoped for the best and got...the best.
     
    18 hours later-all is well.
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    mike echo got a reaction from philpom in New Hatch bbq sauce on country style ribs   
    Hatch looks worth a try.
     
    I see the $10 flat rate shipping. We will order as soon as we can verify USPS is in no way involved-some poor to horrible results lately from FedEx Smart Post (3 weeks from Indy to Nashville) or anything pure USPS.
     
     
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    mike echo reacted to airzone in Keto Diet   
    Can be challenging in the beginning but then you will observe how your health condition improves! However, I would suggest you to start with a nutritionist. Some people exaggerate with animal fats and get colon problems, others forget about the nutrients balance and destroy their immunity system...ask a doctor which minerals and vitamins will you lack and what can be a great source to get them. Also try to find on internet great keto recipes that would be really balanced so you do not get bloated or something. Also, when people start, they tend to restrict themselves from stuff like pizza and get depressed. Just to know, there are recipes that replace all your beloved food, so you can stay happy on keto.
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    mike echo reacted to John Setzler in Shopping for new clothes   
    Thanks   It's been fun, interesting, painful, discouraging, exciting, depressing, and everything you can think of at one time or another.  
    My diet has not involved cutting out the things I love to eat.  I still eat most of the same foods I have always eaten but I have had to learn the art of moderation.  I also have a relatively heavy exercise regimen that makes a difference.  There are only a few things I have almost cut out completely.  I still miss those things so much I can't even list them here for you
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    mike echo got a reaction from MtbChip in What are your other hobbies and interests?   
    Repair work. I will try to repair anything... 
    Furniture restoration.
    Fitness biking. Trail or road.
    Making new recipes. 
    Reading paper books. So retro.
    Music appreciation. Rock from the 60s to todays Indie Rock.
     
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