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  • mschertz
    Former Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 8

    Labor Day BBQ

    What grand BBQ plans does everyone have for this fantastic excuse for an extra long weekend?

    Personally I will be doing a few racks of ribs and a dozen Italian sausage for the gang on my WSM. Pic Related

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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 10031
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #2


    Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are my only 2 guaranteed holidays off, so whatever I do will be short and sweet before I head off to the second shift.

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    • mschertz
      mschertz commented
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      That is a tough break. That is how my previous job was. Get my major holidays now, unless we are in a turnaround.

    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      The holiday pay ain't bad.
  • Elgine
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 94
    • Laughlin nevada

    #3
    I unfortunately will be eating at some fast food joint or truck stop diner no cooks for me till I get home for a week in October but already planning on lots of cooks then.

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    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      I feel for you my friend. I used to stay out that long but I don't stay out no more than 3 weeks now.
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4973
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
      GrillGrates.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

    #4
    I'm driving to my home in Florida tomorrow and it will be ribs or butts or steaks. It depends on what the family wants, but any of these will be great.

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    • mschertz
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      My vote would be for the butt. Second only to brisket in my book.

    • GadjetGriller
      GadjetGriller commented
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      My Vote would be Yes Please!! (I mean all 3 hey its a long weekend!!) enjoy fuzzydaddy

    • fuzzydaddy
      fuzzydaddy commented
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      GadjetGriller great idea!
  • Gooner-que
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 260
    • Woodlake

    • Smokers / Grills
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle (black) modified for Party-Q
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle (black) unmodified
      • Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain gas cabinet smoker


      Thermometers
      • Maverick ET-732: Black
      • (2) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • Lavatools PT12 Grey


      Accessories
      • Weber chimney
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Slow 'N Sear
      • Drip 'N Griddle
      • BBQGURU Party-Q


      Beverages
      • Teetotaler


      About me
      Location: Ft Meade, Maryland

      Occupation:
      • USAF

    #5
    I'll be doing pork butt for the block BBQ.

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9702
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      #6
      I will be doing all beef, briskets and chuck roast

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      • GadjetGriller
        GadjetGriller commented
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        Smoked my 1sr chuck roast last week, I have to say I will be doing that again real soon!! Enjoy the Holiday DWCowles

      • fuzzydaddy
        fuzzydaddy commented
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        GadjetGriller my list now includes a chuckie. Haha!

      • GadjetGriller
        GadjetGriller commented
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        You need to do them a little hotter (250 to 275) but they will cook in about 5 hours! (I say them because I got 2 in the same package) cook to prob tender (somewhere around 195 to 205) then Enjoy!!
    • Edward Hafer
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 51
      • Arvada, Colorado
      • Ed

      #7
      I will be wandering around the woods with a bow and arrow looking for something to grill in the coming weeks.

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      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 5049
        • Charlotte, NC

        #8
        We're heading to a relative's place on the lake. There's no grills there! I'll haul whatever I can load into my truck after the family is all packed in. Might just be the Smokey Joe.

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4973
          • Winchester TN
          • Hardware
            Blackstone 36” Griddle.
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
            Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
            DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
            Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
            Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
            GrillGrates.
            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
            KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
            SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

          #9
          mschertz we really like pork butts and I have my 22" Kettle and SnS in Florida. Here's my last butt on it. Sorry everyone, I know I post this photo a lot but it's my pride and joy.

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          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            It's still a good looking butt fuzzydaddy .

          • Ribber
            Ribber commented
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            Kettle is still there. You're good. Sorry to hear about the butt.

          • mschertz
            mschertz commented
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            Looks fantastic
        • Ribber
          Former Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 161
          • Central Florida

          #10
          Assuming I don't get run over by a hurricane, ribs or butt on the WSM. Pizza on Friday night from Angelo's and I'm wide open on Saturday - football all day and maybe wings, sassage, who knows.

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          • EdF
            EdF
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 3229
            • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
            • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
              Karubeque C-60
              Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
              TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
              Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
              Thermapen
              Thermapen Air
              ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
              Thermoworks Hi temp IR
              BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
              Various other stuff

            #11
            Yah, butt is starting to intrude on my consciousness.

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            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              My wife says not enough company for the butt, and she's rather go to the beach. :-(
          • Craigar
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1115
            • Papillion, NE
            • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
              * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
              * - Slow 'N Sear
              * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
              * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
              * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
              * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
              * - Thermoworks Dot
              * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
              * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
              * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
              * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
              * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
              * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

            #12
            I received my honey-do list and it says: Friday - steaks, Saturday - ribs, Sunday - sausages, Monday - state fair. I'll be damned if I can find a recipe for state fair.

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            • fuzzydaddy
              fuzzydaddy commented
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              Grilling first does sound yummy.

            • Atalanta
              Atalanta commented
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              They haven't done the big local fair since the casino went in.

              Don't state fairs also have all sorts of weird deep fried stuff? Like pickles and twinkies?

            • Craigar
              Craigar commented
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              Atalanta I will let you know when we get there.
          • vwskirch
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 29
            • Sacramento

            #13
            Going to Reno on Saturday for rib cook off. We walk around and buy samplers from different vendors and share... we sample a lot of different places without eating too much.
            Gone the last 5 years so it's kinda traditional now...might bbq something on Monday

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            • Dr ROK
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 1351
              • Morrill, Nebraska
              • Retired high school teacher and principal
                Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
                Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
                Cookshack Smokette smoker
                Antique refrigerator smoker
                Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
                Rec Tec Mini Portable Tailgater w/ GrillGrates
                Plenty of GrillGrates
                Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
                Roccbox Pizza Oven
                Meater Block
                "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
                Ultrafast instant read thermometer
                CDN quick read thermometer
                Maverick ET-732 thermometer
                Maverick ET-735 thermometer
                Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
                Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

                Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

              #14
              Buffalo wings on the SnS with some pulled pork and smoked beans, all to be consumed during the first Husker game of the season! GBR!

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              • Craigar
                Craigar commented
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                GBR!!! 56-13. Yes, I have drank the pre-season Kool-aid...AGAIN!!!

              • Dr ROK
                Dr ROK commented
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                Yes, there is quite a bit of pre-season Kool-Aid this year. Can't hardly stand the wait!
            • ecowper
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3660
              • Maple Valley, WA
              • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
                Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

                Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
                Thermometer = Maverick ET732
                Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
                Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
                Thermapen Classic = Grey
                PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

                Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
                Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
                Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
                Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

                Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


                Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

              #15
              Doing a sorta Mexican'ish taco bar thing. I will be smoking a pork butt in a Mexican rub on the WSM and my wife will be making beef and chicken taco meat .... Plus I'll grill some veggies and appetizer kinda stuff, like jalapeño poppers and such.

              Couple sets of neighbors are coming over, and 2 of the 4 kids will be here.

              Pork butt will look something like this :-)

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