Test run on Roasted Potato bread with Roasted Garlic was successful. I forgot to spray plastic wrap with oil and as a result top of loaf stuck to wrap which is why loaf top looks the way it does, and why the loaf is more square. After removing the stuck wrap, the top collapsed about 1 inch so I gave an extra 10 minutes to proof before baking on my Kamado. Taste and texture very good. I think if I were to pair with about 2% rosemary the resulting loaf might be excellent in flavour, very happy with this test run. Garlic flavour very good and not overpowering. Next week my test run will be with Roasted Potato bread with Roasted Onions.
China has more than half of the world’s hogs. They’re the primary livestock there. (Think about that—they have more hogs than the rest of the world combined.) African swine fever recently killed half of China’s hogs, ¼th of the world’s supply.
Diseases move rapidly around the globe. North American pork producers are trying to prepare for the swine fever’s arrival. Let’s hope that the spread is stopped.
BTW, China is flooded with counterfeit African swine fever vaccine. Some people don’t care about the consequences.
Good morning and happy Independence Day! I am new here as a poster but have been lurking in the background since I got th kamado bug. There is a ton of good info on this forum and I appreciate the posters and information found here.
I have have cooked a Weber kettle weekly for the past 10 yrs and have recently been looking for an excuse to get a kamado. Wouldn’t you know, the darn wheel fell off when I moved it last weekend.... Guess that’s my excuse? I use 2 zone cooking A LOT and have decided the Primo XL Oval best suits my needs. I would prefer the new all in one package but suppose I could buy the stand alone grill and build a table, if necessary.
That being said, I am very curious to hear what any of you Primo Xl owners paid (and where). I’d also like to know the best sales price y’all remember seeing on them so I know when I see a good deal to pull the trigger and buy it. I am surprised not to see any real 4th of July sales on them now. When would be the best time to buy one at the best price y’all have seen?
Thanks ahead of time and have a safe and happy 4th!!!
I’m planning to smoke my first pork shoulder and am looking for advice on good or high quality brands to buy. Does Smithfield produce good or high quality product? Does quality matter? I would think it would. What brands do you recommend? What retailers sell quality products, e.g. Would you buy from Costco?