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July - National Hot Dog Month !!!

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  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7475
    • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas






    July - National Hot Dog Month !!!

    What's more All American then a hot dog in summer? Well July is officially National Hot Dog month, it's estimated over 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed between Memorial and Labor Days. Next to probably pizza, that makes it one of the top world wide favorite fast foods !!!

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    So as an homage to this ubiquitous little wiener, I thought I'd throw a few foot longs on the barbie for dinner....

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    ....so as not to serve just any old frank on a bun with some mustard, I thought I'd create a couple of crowd favorites; the quintessential Chicago dog and my tribute to America dog, the East-West USA Special !!!

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    .....most are familiar with the Chicago dog. I grew up in the City and have fond memories of seeking late night hot dog stands to fill my gut. Drug through the garden, here is the classic presentation with pickle, pepper, sweet relish, onions, tomato slices, celery salt and of course yellow mustard (ketchup is strictly forbidden !!!)

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    And to pay tribute to my right and left coast brethren, we have the East-West Dog. I'm using genuine Nathan's hot dogs with chopped homemade pastrami (for a touch of New York !!) and some Cojita cheese with slices of avocado in a splash of EVOO, sprinkled with some Tony C's (for a West Coast flare !!)......

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    So go fire up the grill, grab you some "tube steaks" and get you some of that !!!! Troutman Steve is fixin' to devour some groceries !!!!!
  • SMO
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 124
    • Chanhassen, MN

    Well done!


    • Frozen Smoke
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1528
      • Northern Mn

      Excellent Troutman just excellent! Just so happens I took some all beef dogs from SRF out of the freezer about a hour ago. Don't think I have all the nice fixin's you have but I'll use what i got around. Starting with wrapping them in kurubota bacon from SRF. Can't find black poppy seed buns anywhere around here so I can't make a official Chicago style anyway so I'll be free wheelin'!
      Thanks for the inspiration!


      • CandySueQ
        KCBS President, and Moderator
        • Jul 2014
        • 1525
        • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

        Before I read this I'd just tossed 3 all beefs on the Grilla here at work! Testing some Kingsford pellets and my homemade pickle relish.


        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          Let us know about the Kingsford, I’m curious. Also been trying to find B&B briquettes here in Houston, do you know who carries them?

        • Koy Schoppe
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          Troutman I was able to find B&B at HEB and Academy when I lived in Houston.
      • customtrim
        Former Member
        • Dec 2016
        • 1119
        • stow ohio

        And here I thought a hot dog was my shepherd with no air conditioning. Nice job


        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Like mine, downstairs in the living room - hot and listless!
      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2544
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
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          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
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          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        Very cool and fun! I did something similar when the Cubs and Indians played in the World Series (with no small inspiration from MH). It reintroduced us to the joys of tater tots!


        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 7860
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          Happy Julio Hot Dog!


          • Dick Anderson
            Club Member
            • Oct 2017
            • 97
            • Northern Sonoma County, California

            Cloverdale T-Bone, it's whats for dinner!


            • CaptainMike
              CaptainMike commented
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              Hahaha, that's awesome. I'm a 5th generation Hopland kid so that makes us fellow River Rats.

            • Dick Anderson
              Dick Anderson commented
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              No foolin! I've envied your escape to Jefferson, even more so now
          • fzxdoc
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 5267
            • My toys:
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              Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
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            I so want to visit your house. Big thumbs up for those hot dogs.

            P.S. There is not a foot long hot dog bun to be had in any grocery store that I have access to. Got the dogs; don't got the buns. Grrrrr.



            • Fire Art
              Fire Art commented
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              You got a knife

            • fzxdoc
              fzxdoc commented
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              But I want the fun of eating a foot-long dog, Fire Art.


            • Fire Art
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          • Rod
            Club Member
            • Dec 2015
            • 680
            • Phoenix, AZ
            • Weber Genesis S330 with GrillGrates
              Weber Performer with SnS, DnG and Pit Viper mod
              Weber 26" kettle with SnS and Pit Viper mod
              Blackstone 36" SS griddle

              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks MK4
              Maverick ET-732

              Accessories ranging from a Vortex to bear claws.

            Those look absolutely amazing!


            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13155
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                Pizza insert
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                lots of probes.

              Great job!


              • Stevo
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 485
                • Georgetown, TX
                • Cookers:
                  • RecTec RT-590 Stampede Pellet Grill
                  • RecTec RT-B380 Bullseye Pellet Grill + GrillGrates
                  • Camp Chef PG24 DLX Pellet Grill
                  • TL-20 Offset Smoker from Texas Longhorn BBQ Pits
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                  • A-MAZE-N Smoke Tubes
                  • Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
                  • Thermoworks Smoke Cooking Alarm
                  • Thermoworks Big & Loud Timer
                  • IR surface temp probe

                Wonderful pics! Thanks! I this weekend might be hotdogs!


                • BBQ_Steve-O
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 175
                  • NorthWest WA State

                  Troutman Those dogs are inspirational! I usually just go with a squirt of mustard and some chopped onions.... I need to get my creative mojo flowing!


                  • PointMan
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 13

                    The Chicago Dogs look fantastic.


                    • ComfortablyNumb
                      Club Member
                      • May 2017
                      • 3412
                      • Northeast Washington
                      • KBQ C-60
                        Thermoworks Smoke
                        Thermoworks Thermopop
                        Thermoworks Dot

                      You got me looking for Dodger Dogs. Amazon no longer has them. However in my search I ran across these made from reindeer. Just don't tell the kiddies they are eating Bambi!




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