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  1. The smoke is definitely more subtle, but it's still delicious.
  2. If I'm doing nice thick steaks like rib or tomahawks, I have taken to doing sous vide. I get my kamado screaming hot, drop the grate as close to the coal as I can get it and slap it on for a few seconds each side. Beautiful crust and wall to wall pink.
  3. I mostly stuck to Guinness as we toured. I had a Kilkenny in Kilkenny, a Sean's stout at Sean's bar, but otherwise stuck to the Guinness. My wife and I can't wait to get back as well. Probably our favourite vacation ever and an incredible country. The highlight for me was staying in my family's ancestral castle.
  4. I did exactly the same thing. Picked it and a bottle of Powers up at Dublin airport on the way out.
  5. My Bad, meant for this to end up in Random Spirits Thread. Apologies John, feel free to delete.
  6. Just a tip for the future from someone who regularly gets extreme cold: Once your smoker is out and cool, cut strips of wax paper and cover the gasket. It makes a huge difference.
  7. Love my Weber Genesis for weekday cooks. One of the best built grills for the money.
  8. My concern is that if you spend money on those, you're just going to be fighting your credit card company to return your money after it is stolen. There are a lot of these fake sites popping up. Blackstone actually posted info on their own site warning customers it's gotten so bad. There was another thread here a couple months back about someone who discovered after the order that it was a scam site and had to fight for the chargeback with their credit card company,.
  9. I wouldn't touch that web site with a 10 foot pole and someone else's credit card. Newly registered site Prices are too sweet. No conversion from multiple currencies (Price stays the same, offers international shipping) Company is registered as a "home based business" in Elk Grove CA. This Linkedin profile of the "Partner" does not build confidence: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobby-pattillo-081b8832/
  10. All, The site currently appears to be hosted by Enom (A Tucows subsidiary). If you can provide tangible evidence that their behaviour is fraudulent, you can help get the site removed. https://www.enom.com/help/abusepolicy.aspx I'm sure they will just pop up somewhere else, but if you can make their lives more difficult, it helps.
  11. The site was registered in Panama. The address doesn't exist. The phone number is from California The prices are way below anything that the manufacturers would allow. There's no way this site is legit. It's a well done scam though.
  12. Welcome to the forum! You're going to love using that Vision in the winter. So much easier than using a gas bbq in a Canadian winter. I can't say I enjoy being outside when it's -25 or worse, but some of my best product has come from those temps. The kamado just stays toasty and that cold dry air burns really nicely. Cheers!
  13. For gloves, I would recommend a few pairs of moderately priced welders gloves. Mig welding gloves are better for heat protection, but you do lose some dexterity. I would suggest wood chunks instead of chips. The chips burn up very quickly. I only use them when smoking fish. For large cuts, go with chunks of wood. oak, cherry and hickory and apple are my top choices, but try different things and see what you like best. A thermapen for instant-read temps is an excellent choice and well worth the price. (Pick up an open box or clearance color to save a chunk of money) There are lots of great choices for multi-probe wireless thermometers, but the maverick line is a solid choice for inexpensive. I'd suggest wifi or rf based. Bluetooth range is still too short. I have a cheap cuisinart pizza stone that works great. Not something I will personally spend a lot of money on, so when I have to replace it, I won't be upset. Definitely buy one though, you're going to love those charcoal fired pizzas. Cheers, and enjoy the new smoker!
  14. Fáilte! Spent 1/2 of last August touring Ireland and loved every minute of it. I'm probably the first generation to set foot on Ireland since my family left in the 1700's. Enjoy the camaraderie and cooks!
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