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Hello from Kentucky

Post  Qjuju on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:53 pm

Hello all... just signed up as I found this site while doing a little research for my new rig. I ordered the E20 with an extra stacker and I absolutely cannot wait for it to arrive-- looks to be 2 more days. I have been using various other smokers for the past 20 years, but between the posts by Ian and Don Marco on another forum I frequent, I decided it was time to give one of these a go. The recipes look mighty tasty, the product looks great, and the company even better... cheers!
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  ILBBQS.com on Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:34 pm

Welcome Qjuju...glad you're here!

Ian and the gang should be careful...this site is starting to fill up with a whole bunch of Yanks like us! Shocked

Seriously, everyone here has something to offer and this place has a tremendous amount of good people who are willing to offer suggestions, take advice, and post pics. We REALLY like the food porn! geek

What part of Kentucky? My bride is from Louisville. We're in Southern Illinois...may not be too far from you.
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Post  Dr_KY on Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm

I'm an American transplant and this site is got to be the best for Q tin this side of the pond.

Welcome and enjoy.
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Qjuju on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:18 pm

ILBBQS.com wrote:We REALLY like the food porn! geek

No Problem... I have my own collection and plan on adding some more ASAP Laughing


ILBBQS.com wrote:What part of Kentucky? My bride is from Louisville. We're in Southern Illinois...may not be too far from you.
Yep... from Louisville... I live just a bit outside in the "burbs" now.

Thanks for the welcoming words... I am hopping the new rig will be delivered tomorrow and I can get a Q session in this coming weekend.
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Post  ILBBQS.com on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:27 pm

We're about 3 hours away. Are you thinking of competing at all? Come on over!
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Qjuju on Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:51 pm

The unit just arrived... I am ready to get cooking!!
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Post  ILBBQS.com on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:03 pm

Qjuju wrote:The unit just arrived... I am ready to get cooking!!
cheers LET THE GAMES BEGIN!! cheers
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Dr_KY on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:19 pm

Qjuju wrote:The unit just arrived... I am ready to get cooking!!


BOOM BABY!!!!!


Remember the minion method, catch the temps as they rise and don't over fill the waterpan.

You mat get some leakage the first few times out but when the grease builds up you will be in the zone.


Start your coals and let them start going with the unlit ones before you build the unit on top of it. If you toss the hot coals in then put the unit together and add the meat it will take ages to come up to temp. At that point you will start fiddeling with it and question the water etc etc etc.
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Qjuju on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:51 pm

Dr_KY wrote:
Qjuju wrote:The unit just arrived... I am ready to get cooking!!


BOOM BABY!!!!!


Remember the minion method, catch the temps as they rise and don't over fill the waterpan.

You mat get some leakage the first few times out but when the grease builds up you will be in the zone.


Start your coals and let them start going with the unlit ones before you build the unit on top of it. If you toss the hot coals in then put the unit together and add the meat it will take ages to come up to temp. At that point you will start fiddeling with it and question the water etc etc etc.

Thanks for the advice... I am new to this type of smoker and was curious about a couple things. You cleared them up with those tips. I have been using an offset style for about 10 years and probably will continue that in some fashion, but if this thing does what I have been hearing it does... not sure what will get smoked on the other. Laughing I have been reading Ian's et al posts on the subject and I figure some of the advice from other bullet styles smokers may apply as well.

Competitions... huh... never really gave it much of a thought. My friends tell me I should open a restaurant or compete, but I always dismissed that as them being kind to the cook. Maybe it is time to "test the mettle" so to speak. Whats that entail? I hate to pick on people so no names, but I like my stuff better than the Q joints here... although no one thinks of Louisville as a hotbed of Q. Laughing

Anyway... Its assembled and ready to go, so I will try to get pics of the first cook up this weekend.
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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Dr_KY on Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:17 pm

You are going to love the ease of use and being that you're a stick burner by nature you are going to want something to do with all that extra time so start Friday night making a list of jobs around the back yard that need doing and stock up on the beer for a Saturday morning Q. Cool

Break out the Weber in case you get the munchies.
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Post  MountainMan on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:38 pm

Wow the E20! Looks like a great unit.

Welcome to the forum. Looks like you are getting a lot of good advice already!

Compared to the off set barrels these are pretty low maintenance. I came from them as well. So far it has been kind of hard to not "tend the fire" but I am getting better at it. Just pour a pint of Guiness and relax. At least that is what I tell myself. sunny

Cook some food and post some pictures!

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Re: Hello from Kentucky

Post  Qjuju on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:00 pm

MountainMan wrote:Just pour a pint of Guiness and relax. At least that is what I tell myself. sunny
Kenneth

Now... that I can work with. I had been ready to go and a latch came off in my hand on the first assembly. Sad I am waiting for Fred's to send me a new bottom piece and then I can get rolling... maybe this weekend. Very Happy
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