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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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    7th Annual Houston Barbeque Festival

    The Houston bbq scene has exploded over the last 10 or so years. We've always had que joints going back into eternity but the level and quality, as well as the quantity of that bbq has grown exponentially. This is a great event in that unlike the Houston Livestock and Rodeo bbq cook off mega event, this venue focuses on and celebrates the restaurants themselves cooking and giving away samples of their wares. Drinks are sold and facilities are all part of the entry fee. This is not a competition but a festival spotlighting both new and old traditional Texas barbeque Houston style !!!

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    If you're in the area this Sunday, April 14th come join us. Tickets must be purchased online here. The guys from PaulsTheRibList will be coming over from Lake Charles to join me. Love to have an impromptu meat n greet at this great event. Regardless, I'll be taking pix to share next week. COME JOIN US IF YOU CAN !!!!

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  • Top | #2
    Man that sounds like fun!

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    • Top | #3
      WOW! This would be awesome. I would love to make this!

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      • Top | #4
        Where would one find you if say someone wanted to spy with a drone??

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        • Top | #5
          Can't miss me, I'll be wearing this big, ugly lookin' bowling shirt with this logo on the back .....

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          • Jerod Broussard
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            I'll work on my zoom.

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          There was a time, not too long ago, that it wouldn't have been too expensive to hop on a plane and spend a long weekend just about anywhere in the continental US. Those days are gone forever and it's too bad, this would be one those events that I might've attended.

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          • ComfortablyNumb
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            If I were to get on a plane, the weekend would be over by the time TSA finished checking me in. Last time I flew I had to half undress, frisked, wanded, groped, and finally wiped for residue. I decided then it was enough for me.

          • Jerod Broussard
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            I flew in May of '94 and again in Sept/Oct '16. Wow what a difference.

          • Troutman
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            Sooooo....you guys are telling me you're not coming ??

        • Top | #7
          I'm guessing that Nonmacher's isn't going to be there?

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          • Troutman
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            Lol !! Actually some other guy re-opened their store, I’m hearing he sells out by mid-day. I’m dying to check it out !!!

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          For anyone planning to attend and might pass in close proximity to Center, Texas I have a pass I can't use (ticket is transferable). I found out today I have to be at work at 1410 hrs Sunday. We only maybe work 3 Sundays a year and I'll be the son of a motherless goat, this is my Sunday, coming off vacation no less. I might be able to forward the ticket for printing.....they get scanned so it can only be used once. PM if interested. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

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          • Troutman
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            Oh dude no way, time to play hookie, tell them you have the bbq blues Was looking forward to seeing you there.

        • Top | #9
          Maaaaaaaan! This sounds like an AWESOME event!! Especially since it’s in Humble and I live in Kingwood!!!! I seriously wish I could afford to go!! I’ve got a wife and 2 kids though........ I will say that the price seems reasonable considering everything you get, I just can’t come up with that much scratch.

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          • Jerod Broussard
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            I think I could email you my ticket. Print it up. RickyBobby

          • Troutman
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            Do it Ricky !!!

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          Damn I'd like to visit this event..

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          • Troutman
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            If you get on a plane today, fly to Htown, you’re welcome to bunk with us for the weekend !!!

          • Elton's BBQ
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            I say thanks for the offer Troutman

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          Well it was a drop dead gorgeous day in Houston last Sunday. 75*, low humidity, clear blue sky.....and tons of bbq......

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          I came away with the meat sweats....a few Saint Arnold Lawnmowers beers in my gut....and I did represent !!!!

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          • Elton's BBQ
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            Cool!!

          • RickyBobby
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            Really wish I could have made this event happen. Maybe next year. Sadly, I would not have been able to represent as awesome as you did, though! Way to go rocking the pitmaster club shirt!

          • Elton's BBQ
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            And thanks for sharing this pictures.. I had totalt forgotten about them..
            Gonna order me one...

        • Top | #12
          Beautiful shirt. Looks like a great time. I have some relatives in Houston, looks like I need to arrange a visit this time next year.

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          • Top | #13
            Glad it was nice. No sun in a processing plant.

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            • Troutman
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              It was a good festival. About 10-12 samples into the thing and 4-5 beers later they almost had to carry me home. Just can't party like I used to

          • Top | #14
            Would’ve loved to join you, but I was in St. Louie for the weekend. Had some pretty good ‘que at Pappys though.

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            • Top | #15
              Looks like a good time. Had I been able to be in Lafayette for another week I just may have tried to pull it off. Nice of you to extend the invitation to everyone. And that’s a really nice shirt!

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