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  1. I spent a few rounds thought the S&W mp 15 22. Shot like a dream but I am still having a heard time dropping 500 plus tax on a 22 but at 100'yards it was knocking gnats of a fence post. To be fair the 10 22 can to.
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    AR 22

    Anyone in kamado land had in time behind a AR 22. With the current situation with the gun grabbers looking for a cheaper gun to shoot than my mini 14. Looked at ruger 10-22 but the prices are through the roof if I am going to spend that much on 22 might as well go all out. Need some impartial reviews on the ar 22 no rants and raves just facts.
  3. Real life conversation as follows Wife : " I thought your old grill worked just fine" Me: " Well this grill is just like the expensive one that's at the pool store that was $1000.00 but it only cost $300.00" Wife: " Well,..... Me: " your Mom needs a new grill and I was going to give her the old grill" Wife: " Okay,..yeah her grill has about had it." Me: " Hey food lion has chicken thighs on sale can you get some while I fire up the grill?" Oh yeah she liked the BBQ'd chicken too
  4. I am thinking maybe somewhere in the Raleigh area. Maybe the west side of Raleigh. Maybe the first of October would be good time the temp outside wouldn't be crazy hot. I like the idea of it being a family friendly. Like some one else kinda mentioned the key is finding a hotel that would allow us to use the PVA to set up some cookers and EZ UP tents. Maybe even a local community center that would rent to us. I know the Cleveland School area in wake county is near I 40 and has several hotels available. If we get enough people committed to come ( don't have to limit to guru members ) maybe we could get a group discounts on rooms. With permission of the head cheese on this forum maybe we can create a sign up list to see if we can get at least ten people. Then start working on a location.
  5. Sounds good to me! Need to see about how many NC members there are at this time. Then based on their locations try to come up with a central place to have it. Maybe see if we can get a topic/signup sheet going.
  6. At 180 you will start to see the result of the collagen breaking down hence pulled pork. Maybe cooking it to 170 and maybe have your smoker at a higher temp maybe 275 to 300. The longer cook times at slow temps lends to more collagen break down with a higher heat it will raise up to 170 fairly quick compared to going low and slow at 225 or 250.
  7. Pork cheeks are not shown. They are even better than pork belly!!! They are more of a fine dinning cut of meat but boy are they good!!
  8. Yup that would be it. One fantastic place!!! Mack and his son Larry are two good people. I love to talk with Mr. Mack I always ask him whats the price of steak. They have let me use their cooker on several occasion. It's amazing that it started out by people bring their hogs for slaughter there to one of the biggest pork displays in eastern United States. But back on the subject you be game for a gathering? Need to see about sparking some more interest in this.
  9. "Uni-tasker" some one here watches Good Eats by chance?!?!?!?!?
  10. For meat I would go with a poly board. The particular one I have I picked up at a food service warehouse. I would save the wood board for veg and fruits alike. I have a bamboo but it is kind of a slow board compared to something like a maple board. Buy two polys one for meats and one for veg.
  11. Yeah I came close to buying a push Troybuilt but I bought a husqvarna self propelled since I already had a husqvarna weedeater. I am kind of weird about keeping all the power equipment the same name brand. Next on the list is a small powered blower.
  12. I know yourself along with myself are from NC. Maybe if we can spark some interest in this maybe split the difference between eastern and westren NC. I also do off duty security at a fantastic pork market so acess to buy some killer cuts of pork will be easy. Lets see what we can come up with. Possibly make it family friendly it will be easier to get the wife's permissions! Either two routes this go either a competion or just a hang out with good food and a few cold ones.
  13. Okay this is just only an idea. Just throwing it out there. With my photography we have meet ups where a bunch of photographers get together and take photo and discuss topics have a beer or two. Usually they have them going on at the same time in different areas. Will lets do the same thing with Q. Come up with an day and different locations maybe this could be once or twice a year meet up. Have breakfast lunch and dinner all cooked on a grill. Split up responsibilities between people attended. Take photos maybe have a beer or two or three. I am from Eastern North Carolina,....let's get cooking.
  14. Looking at picking up a new gun for plain clothes duty and off duty. Anyone out here used the Para Ordance LDA? Looking at the .40 cal. Not a big 45 fan. I have two Glocks already so I don't want a compact been there done that.
  15. When I got mine out of the box the gasket around the lid was already coming off. It was not really secured the way it should be to ensure it would stay on. When I put mine together I noticed that the lid was not setting exactly on the bottom of the grill it was off by a quarter of a inch causing smoke to leak from around it. Customer service sent me a new dome to fix the problem but when the new one arrived it had a dent in it. Called back and they sent me a third one. So I have two extra domes lucky me! I would like to see a stainless steel cooking surface instead of a cast iron. The top self is okay for small items but it seems to need a little more reinforcement but I do like the way it pivots on the grill. Better sealing around the bottom damper. Would like to have the handle just a little further away from the lid. A little better quality hardware such as the screws and bolts used in assembly. I do applaud them on the cart design very easy to move around. Different color options would be a cool feature.
  16. I do off duty security at some little place called Nahunta Pork Center, probably the largest pork only store in South East United States. I have made good friends with on of the head meat cutters. He cuts me kind of pork cop porter house type cut. Very similar to the porter house steak about 1 1/4" thick I brine mine in salt and brown sugar with some whole peppercorns for about 2 hours. Then on the grill over direct heat for some grill marks about 4 minutes per side then over indirect heat till 155 and rest. Carry over hear will cook it to just shy of 160.
  17. You can cook skin down with brick then flip and take brick off or cook skin up with brick then flip and cook with brick on top. The brick helps keep it flat against the grill. Maybe serve with some wilted spinach and maybe some type of hash or mash, maybe a mixture of parsnips and potatoes.
  18. Split that bird and lay him out and better yet wrap a brick with some foil and smush that bird with it skin side down. Yeah crispy brick chicken is kind an old idea but it's still good.
  19. Not all John Deere mowers are equal. Buy a cheap John Deere sold at Lowes and take it to a certified non big box retailer dealer and see what they tell you. Yes true there are all made in the USA but John Deere push mowers have been out sourced to Briggs so that Troy Built right beside it with a Briggs motor is just as good. I'd much rather have a Honda motor than a Briggs anyway. When it comes to small motors Honda has it figured out!!!
  20. Yeah I have heard apples have nicotine in them. I expect this winter to see people lined up outside in the cold eating apples!!!
  21. One word on John Deere mower not all John Deere mowers are equal. With the riding John Deeres what you find at the big box stores are not of the same quality you find at the "John Deere" dealer. Not saying the ones from lowes and Home Depot are not good but if they do break and you take them to a Certified John Deere dealer and service center you may get the run around. Keep that in mind if you do buy a John Deere push I would buy from somewhere that is also a certified service so come break down time if it happens you will get better service. Yeah Honda motors all the way you can't beat them with a stick.
  22. Hobbies, a 5 year old daughter and two year old son, thats my hobbies!!!! Nikon photo addict, strobist photo junkie. College Football, Go Pack!! For 15 years been trying to learn how to play the drums. Camping, fishing and hunting when I have time. I am a wannabe culinary student. Still trying to convince the wife to let me quit work at go to culinary school. I want to bring fining dinning to the grill. Still trying to figure out how to grill foie gras with out it totally melting away.
  23. Awesome looks good. Great shots on the opening page.
  24. I would go no more than 2'5" once it is established and you feel like your mower will cut it and not pull the roots up. Zoysia likes to be cut between 1.5 and 2 inches it will also help it develop better roots. One neat thing about Zoysia certain types almost have a whitish looking color when it is dormant. One plus with that is during the winter season you can go out with a non selective herbicide, round-up type chemical, and clean up all the winter annual and perennial weeds. Since the zoysia is dormant you won't harm it. If you do choose to do that you have to make sure your grass is dormant. Good time is December no later than the end January to be on the safe side. This fall if there are any funds left over from building the outdoor kitchen for my akorn I am going with the combat extreme fescue. Here is a link for it they also has some neat products too. http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/grass- ... -zone.html
  25. I have three shuns I use the 7 inch Japanese style, pairing and utility knife. Now for heavy work I go to,the local restaurant supply store and buy 8 inch chiefs knife by winco. I baby my shuns but the winco takes a licking if the blade gets mucked up I toss it and get a new one. Can't say enough about my Shuns!!!
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