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  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2333
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    MCG do you get it.

    More Cooking Gratification.
    Tossed 36 Smash Burgers on the flattop today, actually I should say “Squash Burgers” I somehow used that term when I was asked what I was preparing some months ago by my peeps and the name has stuck.
    I had prepared a lot of other meals as well, but had no smoked chicken for chicken mayo toasted sammie's (no breasts for most of the week). Their disappointment led me to conclude that some of the folks were having serious withdrawal symptoms and to avoid any conflict I told them I would smoke some this evening when I got home.
    On the drive home I was really tired from all the action in the kitchen earlier and did not think I was going to be up to it (I was even thinking of excuses for why I hadn’t).
    After finishing the morning papers crossword I went out into the yard and came face to face with my new kettle and my whole mood changed. Off came the lid, charcoal, flame and it’s now called MCG - More Cooking Gratification.
    I truly get hyped when it comes to smoking food.

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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14980
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    Yessir!

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    • CaptainMike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 2467
      • 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)
        Fireboard
        Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

      #3
      Oh yeah!!!

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      • rattle_snakey
        Former Member
        • Aug 2018
        • 23

        #4
        Amen!

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        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 5481
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Thermopops
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #5
          Always looking forward to my next cook!

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          • holehogg
            holehogg commented
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            and planning in-between :-)
        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12688
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Dat looks good.

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          • Fire Art
            Club Member
            • Jan 2018
            • 988
            • Jackson hole Wyoming

            #7
            I feel your pain

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            • holehogg
              holehogg commented
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              Pain can also makes us better people..
          • JGo37
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 1576
            • the LOU
            • Cookers:

              22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
              CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
              Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
              Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
              Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

              Accessories:

              Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
              BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
              Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
              OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
              Smokenator
              Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
              SnS
              Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

              My Helpers:

              Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
              Instant Pot 6Q Duo
              Nesco Tabletop Roaster
              & the PIT!

            #8
            I think I get the smoke saturation appetite retardation syndrome. Which is okay, because I love the sliced smoked lunchmeats I pack away in the fridge. Especially with kold kosher dill burger slices on the side (K2dbs-squared). The smoked pork loin wafers I use for eggs benedict are to die for when paired with homemade hollandaise. The pulled meats I pack away for brioche buns and Infinity Mop Juice (I'll post this one soon) with extra sharp slices of melted cheddar are an 'any time of day' turn to.

            MCD for me comes TDA (the day after) SSARS has subsided, and SMITHS (Smoked Meats in the House Syndrome) has blossomed to MEET (meal excitement epiphany tension). The only way to resolve this is, obviously, to EAT. (figure it out)

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            • holehogg
              holehogg commented
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              Literally and figuratively well put.

            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              I especially liked the smoke saturation apetite retardation syndrome. Then again, am I getting into the like the liked thing again. 🕶
          • Mr. Bones
            Birthday Hat Master
            • Sep 2016
            • 9273
            • Kansas Territory
            • Grills / Smokers
              *********************************************

              Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
              Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
              Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
              Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
              Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
              Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
              Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
              Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
              Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
              Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
              Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

              Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
              Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
              Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

              Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
              Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
              Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
              Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
              Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
              Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
              (Lime Green)
              Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
              Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



              Thermometers:
              *********************************************
              Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
              Maverick ET-732, (Black)
              Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
              ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
              Blue ThermaPen Mk4
              Orange Thermapen Mk4
              Pink Thermapen Mk4
              ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
              ThermoWorks Smoke
              ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
              4 Pro Series cable extensions
              Smoke Gateway

              Accessories:
              *********************************************
              2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
              BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
              Warming shelf
              MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
              Backyard Grill marinade injector
              Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
              Bear Paws
              Meat Rakes
              BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



              Cookware:
              Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
              G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
              '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
              60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
              50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
              Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
              Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

              Cutlery, etc.:
              Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
              Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
              Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
              Multiple steels, from all over the planet
              Crock sticks
              Diamond stones, various
              Lansky Sharpening System

              Tableware
              Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
              Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
              Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

            #9
            I only git MCG on days that end in 'y' ...

            I love to smoke food!!!!

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            • holehogg
              holehogg commented
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              Those are the best days to get it.. I believes everybody here.loves to smoke food😊
          • jgreen
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 2721
            • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
            • Cookers:
              Broil King XL
              Broil King Smoke
              Weber Kettle 26
              Grilla Pellet smoker
              Capital 40 natural gas
              Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

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

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

            #10
            You guys are making me hungry. Got to go check the fridge.

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10592
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

                ********************************************
                Assistants
                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)
                ************************

                Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                Broil King Keg
                Karubeque C-60
                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
                ******************.
                Thermometers
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
                **************

                Accessories
                BBQ Dragon
                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                Finex Cat Iron Line
                FireBoard Drive
                Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                Grill Grates
                Joule Water Circulator
                KBQ Fire Grate

                Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                ********************************
                Fuel
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
                **************************

                Cutlery
                Buck 119 Special
                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Global
                Shun
                Wusthof
                *******
                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #11
              Guilty!!!!!!!!

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              • Keiferr
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 963
                • Southeast Michigan

                #12
                I absolutely get MCG! That's why I put two pork butts on the BGE last night and got up at 3 this morning to put 8 racks of baby backs on the COS. The wife of a friend from the veterans non profit i volunteer at asked me to do a special lunch today for her husband's 75th birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed surprising him and watching 40+ people devour the ribs and pulled pork. His wife and son said it was the best ribs and pulled pork he had ever had. I'm happy with the outcome, as it was my first big cook involving my recently modified COS. First time having the COS and BGE going at the same time. Got home, enjoyed at glass of Traverse City cherry infused whiskey, and took a nap. It was a was a good day.

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                • EdF
                  EdF commented
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                  Nice!

                • holehogg
                  holehogg commented
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                  Sounds like my kinda enjoyment.
              • Deaf Arty
                Club Member
                • Nov 2016
                • 177
                • Cheyenne, WY
                • Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone
                  Weber Q-100 gas grill
                  Grill Grates
                  Original Weber 22" kettle (1978 model!)
                  Slow n Sear
                  Drip & Griddle
                  Thermoworks RT600C
                  Fireboard
                  Thermapen MK4

                #13
                I totally get it! Got MCG bad yesterday, so went searching in the freezer. Found a frozen turkey breast made to cook frozen in the oven in a bag (included). Bullfeathers! That sucker is thawed and will go on the pellet smoker (sans bag) today.

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                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
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                  Whataya got against cookin in a baggie?
              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 7674
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #14
                Makes ya wanna smoke some peanut butter even. 🕶

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                • holehogg
                  holehogg commented
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                  The're are so msny things I want to smoke that I know just won't work but the temptation remains.

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