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About ckreef

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  • Birthday 08/03/1964

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    Danville, GA
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    Prometheus 16.5" - Cassiopeia 19" TT
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    Komodo Kamado

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  1. Nice grill spot @BURGER MEISTER
  2. ckreef

    WFO Baking in the Rain

    Yes there can be a lot involved but there doesn't have to be. I go with simpler recipes. I've come and gone with baking but it sure is nice to have some skills so you can bake up an artisan loaf or rolls every once in a while. I'll never be a full on baker more of a every now and then baker. Also pizza dough is basically baking just in a tastier format
  3. ckreef

    Western Brand Lump Charcoal

    6 bags, get you into 2019?? You need to be grilling way more. 6 bags might get me though August, maybe
  4. ckreef

    WFO Baking in the Rain

    This recipe is a 2 part recipe. The first part was mixing a "Biga" and letting that ferment for 12 hours. It was in that stage that I substituted some starter culture for the yeast component. The second stage had you add more yeast and I used active dry yeast in that stage. I did this just to add a touch of flavor without going full on sourdough. What is a "Biga" you ask? https://www.weekendbakery.com/posts/more-artisan-bread-baking-tips-poolish-biga/
  5. ckreef

    WFO Baking in the Rain

    Rain and wind is definitely not an issue. I turned it once at the 10 minute mark. Pulled after 15. Should have kept it on for 20 minutes. For bread cooks you only want a hot oven and a bed of coals. No flames.
  6. ckreef

    The random pictures thread...

    What is that. Looks like full on turkey leg, nails and all.
  7. ckreef

    WFO Baking in the Rain

    You know I like posting my different adventures The bread had a really good flavor since I used half sour dough starter and half yeast. It really needed a bit more time in the oven. I'm slowly starting to understand all this. I always look forward to your comment/opinion.
  8. Wanted to try some Artisanal bread in the WFO but expecting an afternoon thunder shower. Can I get the bake in before the rain? Nope!!! Bread dough is rising and looking good. Got the oven up to temp with a really nice bed of coals and then the thunder came. I knew what was about to happen so I threw 3 decent pieces of wood on the coals, closed the door with the bottom vent open. Now I just needed to sit back on the porch drinking a few beers while the thunder shower passed. At this point it's raining pretty good and we're cruising along at about 600*. The WFO didn't even know it was raining. The rain passed and the bread went on. This was a sort of screwed up recipe but I think it does have potential. I'll tweak it a bit and try again. I should have left it in the oven another 5-10 minutes. Playing with live fire is definitely a learning curve but I think I'm starting to get an idea on how to make it work.
  9. ckreef

    Western Brand Lump Charcoal

    Looks reasonably decent. For the price just throw the fines and dust away with a smile.
  10. ckreef

    Western Brand Lump Charcoal

    Let us know what you think compared to RO.
  11. ckreef

    Western Brand Lump Charcoal

    You really can't go by most reviews on the Naked Wiz. Most of the reviews are years old. Lump manufacturers get new sources of raw wood all the time. For only $10 a bag you should have bought a bag. Then you could have given us a review. I would listen to your honest opinion long before I would ever check Naked Wiz.
  12. ckreef

    Table advice - firepoofing

    Only most of them, not all of them. Just sayin..........
  13. Great cook. I won a Kamado Guru monthly challenge with that exact same cook. I knew I would get the votes. Ribs wrapped in bacon - what's not to love?
  14. ckreef

    wifey hates charcoal

    Try B&B competition logs. It's an extruded charcoal which should not impart any smoke flavor. You can get them at Academy Sports and possibly mail order.
  15. ckreef

    Acorn vs The Others

    The new models have a new and improved multi part firebox design so those issues are hopefully in the past for KJ.