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About Jackerman

  • Birthday May 28

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    Charlotte, NC
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    Golf, gadgets, running, and cooking
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Jackerman

    New Japanese Knife

    Gotcha. I really like the look of that knife. I have a couple shun premier knives, but I don’t have any like this. This new knife hobby is expensive. I just started sharpening and got a Wicked Edge system... I have been enjoying that part too. I sharpened up all my sister’s (all were incredibly dull like your sister’s) knives like razors, and they were serious beaters, like dollar store knives.
  2. Jackerman

    New Japanese Knife

    Many of you are much more experienced with knife care and excellent knives, so maybe my question is silly, but what’s the big deal with cutting cryovac? Are you talking about the hard plastic on like electronics or like what a tenderloin is wrapped in?
  3. Jackerman

    Shun Knives Recomendations

    I just got a wicked edge field and stream pro. I was terrible with the whetstones since I have no experience sharpening. I scuffed up my Wusthof chef and Santoku before I got the WE. Man an this thing gets knives SCARY sharp quick, even as a newbie. There is no big risk to wreck the finish on your knives, since there is a vice mechanism with controlled arms that govern the angles used for sharpening. They have several systems and the stones are interchangeable. https://wickededgeusa.com/ Check out the edge I put on this old beat up cleaver.
  4. Jackerman

    Warning: Don't update iGrill App

    Just updated this past weekend. Big mistake. It bricked mine. In my iPhone settings it shows as paired, however, when I launch the app it acts like it searching for a device and it never finds anything even though the settings show it is connected. Terrible that there is no way to rollback.
  5. Jackerman

    Chicken on the Big Joetisserie

    Cool! Are there plans to sell the big Joetisserie at the roadshows?
  6. Turned out pretty good
  7. Making the black pepper Parmesan. It is wonderful!! In the past, though, I went right into mixing the rest of the dough ingredients into the preferment the following morning. I didn't have time to do that this time so I just threw it in the fridge. It was in the fridge about 24 hours after the 12 hours at room temp. I decided to use it and mix in the rest of the ingredients after I took it out of the fridge and came up to room temp. I just wasn't sure if there was a problem with using preferment that was too old similar to over-proofing. He mentions 8-12 hours but doesn't mention putting it in the fridge like the other steps do. I have a proofing bucket, that I neglected to mark this time, but I have a pretty good idea about where it was. I am looking for about a 1.5x increase in volume based on the recipe for the bulk rise.
  8. I recently made preferment the other night. I didn't have time to make the dough at that time so I put it in the refrigerator the next morning. Can I pull the preferment out and use it? In Josie bakers book, there are several steps where you can let it rise in the refrigerator. I was hoping I continue the process without having to start over.
  9. Jackerman

    Catering 50 lbs uncooked pulled pork

    Thanks everyone for the feedback!
  10. I have an event that I need to cook 50 pounds of raw pork shoulder to cater an event. The event starts at 5:30 and is about 30 minutes away from where I live. My main question was should I pull it and then take it there or wait till I get there and then pull it. Any advice greatly appreciated.
  11. Jackerman

    Joe junior Plans

    Anyone know if there are plans to update the top and gasket for the juniors?
  12. Jackerman

    GrillGrates on the KJ Jr.

    I have them for the classic and for the Joe jr. I really like the marks they leave. Another big plus for me is when I smoke salmon it makes it very easy to lift the fish without falling apart. I got the default handle with one and the GG tongs with the second. REALLY love the tongs. Mine stay on the grill for the most part.
  13. I recently started running low on my peachwood chunks from Fruitawood. I decided to order another 50 lb mix. I really love their chunks. I noticed the option this time to get the Cookshack cut and decided to give it a try. I got 40 lb peach and 10 lb hickory. I've always been happy with their chunks but was really surprised and pleased with the Cookshack cut. They are perfect to customize the amount of smoking wood and use with the Joe Junior as well. They are very consistently sized like in the photo below.
  14. Jackerman

    Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Bread

    Thanks for the pointers! It had been doubled for several hours before I formed the loaf, and probably sat for another 45 min - 1 hr, while the grill came up to temp. It did expand some after forming but I guess it was a mix of 2 and 3 you mentioned. I'll try again soon and keep an eye on 4 and 5 too.
  15. Jackerman

    Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Bread

    I just tried this recipe and it had wonderful flavor!! I think I missed a little on the rise though. It was slightly denser than I expected. After pulling from the mixer bowl, I just let it rise all a day ~8 hours. It had doubled already. After forming into a loaf it rose some more. Should I have formed the loaf earlier? Or should I have let rise after forming loaf longer? I am new to bread baking... This recipe is actually one of the inspirations for giving it a shot :-) Thank you for sharing @BEER-N-BBQ by Larry !! Also, I assumed the 5 oz wt of bread flour for the starter was part of the 15 oz total. Was that right? Thanks again!