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#21 streettopeschel

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:04 PM

How bout a grilling spin-off? I like hearing different ways guys do steaks, burgers etc

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:15 PM

How bout a grilling spin-off? I like hearing different ways guys do steaks, burgers etc


Great idea. And what beer to drink while doing steaks or burgers?
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:50 PM

If anyone would share a really good steak marinade, would be appreciated.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:29 PM

Best beer to drink while you are thinking about smoking ribs and brisket.

Best beer to drink while you are actually smoking ribs and brisket.

Best beer to drink while you are eating ribs and brisket.

That's all I've got for now.


Since I have a Kegerator in the Man Pit, I'm partial to the following:
A) Cold
B) Free
C) Easily accessible
D) Shiner Bock
E) Whatever I have in the keg
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:50 PM

Here are the issues I ran up against on my first try on the smoker (which Joeywa helped me for hours on end with):

- How to start the fire in the pit and keep it hot.

- How to know when it's time to put the meat on.

- What to do if you're having trouble maintaining temp. (This was my biggest and most frustrating issue)

- What side to put the meat on the grate (fat side up/down)

- How best to season/brine the meat.

- How often to put more wood/charcoal in the pit.

- How do I know if it's ready.

- How to clean/maintain the smoker.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:22 PM

Since I have a Kegerator in the Man Pit, I'm partial to the following:
A) Cold
B) Free
C) Easily accessible
D) Shiner Bock
E) Whatever I have in the keg


A free, cold Shiner Bock at your fingertips that came from your keg sounds like a damn good choice.
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:25 PM

If anyone would share a really good steak marinade, would be appreciated.


For really god, well-marbled steaks, I find that just salt & pepper are more than sufficient. For a lesser cut, I've used orange juice, (ie on skirt steak for fajitas,) as well as Sweetwater Spice brines.
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Posted 21 September 2014 - 07:56 PM

I second Sweetwater Spice brine for fajitas.  Have not found anything better.

 

Steaks, just salt, pepper, and butter.  Buy Choice/Prime grades of beef if possible.  Makes a huge difference.  


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#29 joeywa

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

I second Sweetwater Spice brine for fajitas.  Have not found anything better.

 

Steaks, just salt, pepper, and butter.  Buy Choice/Prime grades of beef if possible.  Makes a huge difference.  

 

For steaks, esp higher end cuts, (filets, ribeyes, NY,) SFLG is exactly right on Choice/Prime. 


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

Joeywa, when do you expect beef prices to drop, if at all?  Looking to practice on some Prime Rib before the holidays. 


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:11 PM

Joeywa, when do you expect beef prices to drop, if at all?  Looking to practice on some Prime Rib before the holidays. 

 

Not for quite some time.  I saw a projection from one of my analysts on Thusday.  These were the prices.

 

Choice steers, $/cwt & vs year-ago:

2012: $122.86, +7.09%

2013: $125.89, +2.47%

2014: $152.50, +21.14% (Projected 2014 avg)

2015: $155.50, +1.97% (Projected 2015 avg)

 

Keep in mind, herd sizes are down, exports are up.  I'm not a commodity analyst, but I think you're looking at 2016 when there's going to be some relief.  The '14 & '15 numbers are merely projected numbers, and the analysts were all way off for 2014 last year, in many categories. 


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:12 PM

Not for quite some time.  I saw a projection from one of my analysts on Thusday.  These were the prices.

 

Choice steers, $/cwt & vs year-ago:

2012: $122.86, +7.09%

2013: $125.89, +2.47%

2014: $152.50, +21.14% (Projected 2014 avg)

2015: $155.50, +1.97% (Projected 2015 avg)

 

Keep in mind, herd sizes are down, exports are up.  I'm not a commodity analyst, but I think you're looking at 2016 when there's going to be some relief.  The '14 & '15 numbers are merely projected numbers, and the analysts were all way off for 2014 last year, in many categories. 

 

Geez, big increase in prices.  Due to drought across America?


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#33 joeywa

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

Supply down, demand/exports up, herd sizes down.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

Just so y'all know, I'm smokin' three fatties right now. No, not of the weed variety. I've got Jimmy Dean sausage logs rubbed with Salt Lick Garlic rub on the pit right now.

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