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01/03/2018 - 12:02pm Agree!!!

I have used everything out there and just recently sold my BGE and purchased a Kamado Joe. They are really stepping up their game and are blowing things up.  Great construction and accessories.  I really think they are the best cooker out there right now.


01/03/2018 - 12:00pm The rest is key

I typically let my meat rest for an hour or so.  If it's a big chuck roll or brisket, I let rest for 2-4 hours.  This is so important.  Great add!



12/30/2017 - 10:54pm Instant Read thermometer

Go with the Thermapen. Spend the $80 and don’t look back. It’s my top grilling accessory.

12/30/2017 - 7:50pm Discussing it soon

We will be working on it.

12/30/2017 - 2:36pm WSM

Go with the 22 inch Weber Smokey Mtn. They run $399 or so. It’s a great smoker. The smaller 18 inch version is nice but not big enough for full racks of ribs or briskets.

12/29/2017 - 9:37pm Go fatty

You can always remove it after the cook. The fat will render throughout the cook and help keep it moist.

12/29/2017 - 6:38pm 210 degrees.

At 200-205, I typically slice my brisket. If I get to 210-215, I can pull it like pork and make pulled beef sammiches. Give it a go.

10/29/2017 - 7:52pm Switch

They are built better and have a lot more accessories. The cost is the same, so it was an easy choice.

10/29/2017 - 7:49pm KJoes

I made the switch and am very happy. They are the new big dog when it comes to Kamado style cookers.

10/29/2017 - 7:47pm Kamado Joes

I love all of accessories they offer and seem to be built better. The gasket is built to last and latch on the lid are great. Overall, it feels more solid to me.

10/20/2017 - 10:10am Brats

I may try these with brats next time.  Sounds good to me.


10/20/2017 - 10:08am Smokers

You cant go wrong with the Weber Smokey Mountain 22 inch smoker.  You can use it as a grill as well if you use the bottom ring only.  It will make sense once you look at it.  The pellet smokers are nice and basically an outdoor oven powered by processed wood pellets.  They are a set it and forget it style cooker.  I am not against them, but I prefer the art of using wood and charcoal. 

10/20/2017 - 10:05am I see what you did there.

Well played Sir..well played indeed.


10/20/2017 - 10:04am Barley Pop Pairing

Anything cold and frothy will work with these.  This time of the year, I like to go with a bock style beer.  Shiner Bock or Zeigenbock are my favorites.



10/20/2017 - 10:02am New Website about to launch

I am updating my website and will get it back up next week.  It will have most of these plus many more.



10/12/2017 - 2:55pm WSM

I agree on the Weber Smokey Mountain. Its a great smoker and easily transportable.  Go with the 22.5 inch.  It's only $100 mre and gives you the ability to cook larger hunks of meat and full racks of ribs without issue.  I have the larger and smaller and never use my smaller WSM.  You cant go wrong with this one.


10/12/2017 - 2:52pm Grocery Store

Look for PORK BLADE STEAKS at your grocery store.  If nothing, go to a butcher and aske them for 1 inch thick pork steaks.  They will know what you want.


09/22/2017 - 10:28am Working on it

Stay tuned.

09/22/2017 - 10:27am I'll be making this soon

Thanks for the link.  Looks AWESOME!!!  You know I like me some cheese on the grill.


09/21/2017 - 4:28pm I'm in

I'll pick up a few barley pops and head that way.

09/15/2017 - 3:34pm Sides and toppings

I love these topped with a creamy cole slaw on bread, buns or tortillas.


09/08/2017 - 11:14am HAHA

That's not me.  I'm in the last pic holding the Tri Tip.  NO where close to 275, but have to work at it.  THX

09/08/2017 - 11:13am Rubs

Depending on which flavor sausage you go with, I like sweet and spicy rubs.  You can also make your own and play around your favrite spices.  I like the Meat Church line.  Check them out.  The Honey Hog is a favorite along with The Gospel.

09/08/2017 - 11:11am Accessories

I'm not familiar with the Weber Kettle accessories for multi zone cooking, but I have them on my egg and Kamado Joe grills.  I highly recommend them.  They really make things easier and provide more cooking space.


09/08/2017 - 11:10am I'm In

Let's chat next week.

09/08/2017 - 11:09am Awesome

That sounds really good.  I will try this around the holidays.

09/07/2017 - 6:00pm Yes!!!!

Love it!

09/07/2017 - 6:00pm Absolutely

Do it the same way, same temp. The only difference will be no smoke ring or smoke flavor.

09/01/2017 - 4:58pm It's an El Rey

El Rey pit. Made in Mansfield Tx

08/31/2017 - 5:46pm Builder

I had it custom built by El Rey Pits here in Mansfield TX. Best pit builder going today.

08/31/2017 - 5:42pm No.

I may hit the game vs Sparty tho.

08/31/2017 - 5:42pm Get on that plane

I'll pick you up at the airport cuz

08/31/2017 - 5:40pm Based in Dallas

I'm local. I live in Mckinney.

08/31/2017 - 3:10pm It's a short walk

Come say hey.

08/31/2017 - 3:08pm Great

See you there.

08/31/2017 - 3:08pm Come on by.

We may have redneck golf going.

08/31/2017 - 3:07pm Operational

From 10 am - they kick us out.

08/31/2017 - 12:44pm Yes. All wolverines welcome

Come on by

08/15/2017 - 9:01am Of course

It is. You can't miss this beauty.

02/03/2017 - 3:36pm Love it.

I thought about adding some sweetness, but figured the wings had enough.  Great addition indeed. THANKS!!!!


Go Blue


02/03/2017 - 3:35pm Indirect

These were smoked on the BGE with the plate setter in and legs up. These do not have super crispy skin like you get when they are fried. The Chicken Scratch Rub does crisp up and gives them a nice texture and the skin is bite thru and not rubbery at all.  Give em a try.  the honey drizzle at the end is a must.   You are welcome!


12/30/2016 - 12:51pm I can get you one. Same color? Email me. [email protected]

I can get you one. Same color? Email me. [email protected]

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12/29/2016 - 2:59pm I like the flavor better due

I like the flavor better due to the rendered fat. I love a good pork loin as well. I've just never used a loin for a Cubano. Maybe next time. Plus, PB is typically less expensive.

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12/29/2016 - 12:47pm It's difficult to find Cuban

It's difficult to find Cuban bread in most areas so French bread is an easy find and works well. 160 degrees works for this recipe as well, but I prefer it cooked to 185. To each his own. I assure you, this is very good.

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11/25/2016 - 12:56pm Absolutely. It's a great make ahead kind of meal.

Absolutely. It's a great make ahead kind of meal.

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11/25/2016 - 12:34pm Bacon

The bacon was limp underneath where it comes in contact with the plank. I like mine that way, but I'm a little odd.  You can remove it from the plank and finish over direct heat to crisp it up if you'd like.  As far as the inside of the bacon that comes in contact with the meatloaf, all was cooked well.  It doesnt get super crispy as the grease from the meatloaf keeps the interior bacon super moist. The exterior is quite crispy until you slather it with the sauce. 

Thanks for asking.

11/17/2016 - 3:36pm BBQ Gadgets

Sorry for the delay.  I got distracted by somethig shiny.  Here is my quick list of must haves. I think all of these can be found on Amazon. The KickAsh basket is a must have for me.  It makes things easy.

1.     Kick Ash Basket – (charcoal basket)–

2.     LooftLighter or EggNighter  (Charcoal Lighter)

3.     Grill Grates (Great steak and burger grates for perfect sear marks)

4.     Instant Read Thermometer – Thermapen by Thermoworks

5.     Himalayan Salt Block and holder.

6.     Cedar Planks – Chayder Planks are the best from Amazon - $20.00 for 6 and a few wraps.

7. Smokeware SS vented chimney cap.

8 - Carson Rodizio Brazilian Rotiserrie. This is my favorite grilling toy of all time. They are on backorder but worth the wait!

Let me know if you have any other questions.  These are all great on the egg or most normal grills, except for the Kickash basket. That is for the egg or komado style cooker.

11/17/2016 - 3:16pm Smoker build

Make your own smoker in about an hour.  I started making these for friends a few years back and they are great little smokers. If you want to add paint, it will take a few hours.  Here is the link.  The total cost is about $125-150.  If you already have a Weber Smokey Joe, even cheaper.…

Have Fun!




10/28/2016 - 7:50am Yes. Definitely toss on some

Yes. Definitely toss on some wood chunks. I prefer pecan with my pork.

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10/27/2016 - 3:42pm Recipe List

Scroll up to the top just above  the header and click on the MGOBBQ link. It will take you to all of them.