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Labor Day BBQ Plans?

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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3477
    • 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

    Labor Day BBQ Plans?

    So, what's everyone gonna do for Labor Day cooking? I have neighbors coming over, probably 3 other couples, plus my wife and I ..... Current menu

    Beef short ribs
    Grilled chicken
    Copper River Sockeye (still have one in the freezer)
    Macaroni salad
    Beans of some sort
    Crusty bread
    Green salad
    I'll provide beer and whiskey .... anybody wants something else, they can bring their own
  • tbob4
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 2505
    • Chico, CA
    • BBQ's
      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
      Santa Maria Grill
      Vision Grill

      Sierra Nevada IPA


    I have nothing specific planned for the weekend but I am sure going to be watching as you post photos of your food here.


    • Jerod Broussard
      • Jun 2014
      • 9862
      • 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
        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

      BBQ'ing up some work. And as luck would have it that is my long week.


      • kmhfive
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 2988
        • Northern Illinois
        • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
          Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
          Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
          GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
          Maverick ET-733

        At work. If the weather holds we'll do something on the Ranch Kettle with the crew.


        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Da big boy!! Do tell when you know.
      • JCGrill
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 1797
        • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
        • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
          Gas - Saber
          Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
          Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

        My first ever whole packer brisket on GMG. Prime, purchased from Costco, aging in the fridge as we speak. Sides TBD.


        • ecowper
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        • Steve B
          Steve B commented
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          Awesome JC. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your first.
      • HawkerXP
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 5927
        • Virginia
        • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
          Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
          Slo n Sear
          Cold beer

        Going to a neighbors sons wedding.


        • Medusa
          Charter Member
          • Sep 2014
          • 666
          • For those who are about to Cook - WE SALUTE YOU!

            Weber Genesis Silver B - 14 years
            Weber OTS
            Maverick ET-733 dual 6' probes / Thermo-Pop
            ennoLogic eT650D IR ( -58 to 1202F)
            Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
            Kingsford Blue

          NONE! #1 and I will be in Savannah for Bacon Fest!


          • ecowper
            ecowper commented
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            I love Savannah, have fun

          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            I think that's enough said right there. Bacon Fest. Yum.

          • HawkerXP
            HawkerXP commented
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            Wife and I spent 10 weeks in Savannah this spring / summer. It was work for me but we both love that town.
            Never heard of Bacon Fest. Sounds Delicious.
        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9703
          • 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.

          Going to spend the Labor Day weekend plus a few more days in Missouri with my brother at his lake house on the Lake of the Ozarks. We haven't talk about what to cook yet but we will cook up a few things like ribs, burgers, steaks, etc.


          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Sounds like a great time DW. I'm jealous.
        • CaptainMike
          Club Member
          • Nov 2015
          • 2536
          • The Great State of Jefferson
          • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
            Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
            2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
            20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
            20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
            Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
            36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
            Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

          Whatever goes well with reroofing the house.


          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            Definitely for finishers DWCowles

          • JCGrill
            JCGrill commented
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            Yes, finishers only. Beer and climbing on a roof do not mix.

          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            Excess waiting on a inspection, permit fees and don't forget to clean your dryer vent from the top as well. Do I need to go t the HB Joint powers trainer center for more rig pics? Clean your vent and feed the inspector a half rack.
        • jgreen
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 2722
          • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
          • Cookers:
            Broil King XL
            Broil King Smoke
            Weber Kettle 26
            Grilla Pellet smoker
            Capital 40 natural gas
            Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

            Maverick 733
            Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
            Thermo works DOT (or two)
            Fireboard (probably my favourite)
            Thermworks Smoke (or two)

            SnS (original, plus and XL)
            DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
            and, maybe some other toys as well

          Probably a brisket cook. Still a rookie at that so have to keep practicing. Either that or chuckles, or prime rib, or/and.....


          • xaugievike
            Club Member
            • Jan 2017
            • 706
            • Chicagoland
            • Weber Genesis 300 series
              Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
              Primo XL 400
              Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
              Ooni Pro Pizza oven

            Neighborhood rib cook off.....trying to decide if I'll use WSCG or PBC.

            First world problems


            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              Would love to hear about that when it happens. With pictures and commentary, sounds like a fun day.

            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              Pbc, pbc, pbc..........
          • troymeister
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 1486
            • Forest Park Il
            • Weber 26

              Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

              2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5, Vortex, Grill Grates

              Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe
              I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

              One cannot have too many grills.

            Lobster Fest!! Every Saturday of Labor Day weekend in NW Illinois, a local grocery store has Live Maine Lobsters flown in right off of a lobster boat from Maine. They are 1 1/4 lbs each for $9.99 each. The owner has a relative who is the Owner and Captain of the boat. We usually get 10 or more and have quite a party.!!


            • Steve B
              Steve B commented
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              I'm drooling right now. LOVE Lobster.
              Enjoy brother.

            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              Troy... My Brother.... is my room ready! ecowper and Steve B will be waiting for my report.

            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              Dang! We just got the same price in Maine for the same size! Very nice.
          • Ernest
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3305
            • Dallas, Texas
            • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE



            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              I was the crazy one that told my wife we could host the Labor Day BBQ this year!
          • Buck Flicks
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 341
            • Dee Eff Dub, TX

            I plan on smoking something. Not sure what yet. There will be some salmon and some mixed nuts that will be smoked, but the main course... remains to be seen. Maybe a small brisket.


            • clb239
              Club Member
              • Oct 2016
              • 759
              • Farmville, Va
              • TSmokers / Grills
                Weber 22" w/ SnS & GrillGrates
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                OKJ Bandera
                22" Blackstone
                Meadow Creek PR42G

                Lavatools Javelin
                Thermoworks Thermopen mk4
                Maverick XR-50
                Maverick ET-732
                Maverick ET-735

                Instagram and Facebook @bkydbbq

              Probably going to cook a pork butt for a coworker and myself. Her husband says they will buy the meat anytime I want to cook one and we can split the final product...too good of a deal to pass up...

              If I can get it from my parents to my house this weekend I will also be working on my new OKJ Bandera...Walmart deal was too good to pass up...




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