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joeywa

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    joeywa got a reaction from DBut82 in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    Did a thread on this a while back.  Good information for getting started HERE
     
    I'm also old school/traditional and love my stick burner, but there are benefits to other types of smokers as well.  It really all depends on what your particular budget, need and commitment dictates. 
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    The old New Branufel's smokers were really good.  When CharBroil bought the company, the products became less about quality construction and more about hitting a price point.  My first pit was a NB Oklahoma Joe's.  Loved that thing.  Sold it to a guy up here in WA for the same price I paid for it ten years before.  It was that good.  Replaced it with a Old Country BBQ pit I ordered from Academy.  Still using the Old Country.  That said, I wouldn't buy any of the NB products made by CharBroil.  There are just far better options out there these days at fair prices.  You may spend $100-200 more for a comparable pit, but the trade out is you won't be replacing it in 5 years. 
    Love the idea of your grate Mark.  Post a pic when you can.  Interested to see how that looks.  I had longhorns welded to a couple of places on my pit and love it. 
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    Did a thread on this a while back.  Good information for getting started HERE
     
    I'm also old school/traditional and love my stick burner, but there are benefits to other types of smokers as well.  It really all depends on what your particular budget, need and commitment dictates. 
     
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    joeywa reacted to Sirhornsalot in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    I use an old school New Braunfels Smoker with the side pit. When I bought it, I took out the grates and replaced with customer made steel grate with a BIG FAT BEVO in the middle of the grate. I'll have to post a picture some time.
    This type of smoker is what my dad used, so its what I know. Since I have almost unlimited supply of Pecan, Oak, Mesquite and Hickory, it just makes sense for me.
    Having spent a few years in the San Antonio area, I grew to really like the Mesquite smoke taste. So thats probably what I do most.
    I have a "moisture compartment" in my smoker. Its basically a tray made of iron that has a lid with holes in it. I put water with wood chips in it to keep moisture in the smoker.
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    It’s very good. Not overly thick nor heavy with tomato sauce. It will come in two flavors, mild and spicy. I used the spicy and it wasn’t overly hot at all. 
    I am buddies with the owner/creator and he will be launching it soon. He is currently in product testing phase getting all the nutritional I go squared away for the labels. He was here on Sunday while I was cooking. Great guy. Former NFL QB although injury cut his career short. He was my son’s QB coach in middle school and HS. Very good family friend. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from echeese in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    This weekend I smoked tri-tip, some spare ribs and pork belly burnt ends. 

    What was on your pit? I’m curious about what some of y’all have as a specialty. Post ‘em if ya got ‘em!
     
    Some pics and links:
     
     


     




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    joeywa got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    It’s very good. Not overly thick nor heavy with tomato sauce. It will come in two flavors, mild and spicy. I used the spicy and it wasn’t overly hot at all. 
    I am buddies with the owner/creator and he will be launching it soon. He is currently in product testing phase getting all the nutritional I go squared away for the labels. He was here on Sunday while I was cooking. Great guy. Former NFL QB although injury cut his career short. He was my son’s QB coach in middle school and HS. Very good family friend. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from DMAC in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    This weekend I smoked tri-tip, some spare ribs and pork belly burnt ends. 

    What was on your pit? I’m curious about what some of y’all have as a specialty. Post ‘em if ya got ‘em!
     
    Some pics and links:
     
     


     




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    joeywa got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    This weekend I smoked tri-tip, some spare ribs and pork belly burnt ends. 

    What was on your pit? I’m curious about what some of y’all have as a specialty. Post ‘em if ya got ‘em!
     
    Some pics and links:
     
     


     




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    joeywa reacted to Baron in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    What I do best
    1. Grilled smokey burgers
    2. Grilled hot wings
    3. 3-2-1 St Louis ribs
    4. Poor man's brisket (3 lb chuck roast)
    5. Pork butt
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Let’s talk BBQ...again   
    This weekend I smoked tri-tip, some spare ribs and pork belly burnt ends. 

    What was on your pit? I’m curious about what some of y’all have as a specialty. Post ‘em if ya got ‘em!
     
    Some pics and links:
     
     


     




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    joeywa reacted to echeese in Halloween View from the Cheap Seats-Okie Lite   
    View from the Cheap Seats-Okie Lite
     
    For Halloween, TEXAS fans got a treat instead of a trick
     
     
     
    Halloween is a very good day for the Cheap Seats.  Not only my birthday which EVERYBODY celebrates but TEXAS has been berry berry good to me on Halloween.    Travel back with us to 1998.    Ricky was in the midst of his Heisman race and Mack Brown was taking his new Longhorns up to Lincoln where Nebraska was riding a 56 game home winning streak.   For my birthday, Mack delivered a stunning upset and Ricky pretty much locked up the Heisman that day.    Mack would finish 14-2 on the date closest to my birthday each year including going 4-0 vs Neb.   Yet another reason I loved Mack.    Now over all since Mack arrived, TEXAS has had 4 games on Halloween, starting with Ricky running over Neb in 1998.   TEXAS is 3-1 since Mack on Halloween, the loss the ugly CFS (redundant I know) shut out on the road in Ames with one bye week.    CTH produced what might be a season salvaging win in Stillwater in TEXAS’ 3rd overtime game of the year.   We’re going to end up playing an extra game with all the OTs.   This game featured the best performance by the TEXAS front 6 since the Alamo Bowl/Utah game.   It might have been one of the worst performances by the back 5 and offense in the past 2 years.
     
    Halloween has been very good to TEXAS the past 2 decades.
     
    Now with 4 games to go, the path to the BigXII title game is still in play and the schedule takes a turn in TEXAS’ favor  . . .sorta.   The teams seem to get easier but remember, this is a team that lost to TCU and needed OT to beat TT, 2 of the conference mutts.   TEXAS needs to win out.  That turns Bedlam into the "who gets to replay TEXAS this year for the conference title".     Convoluted for sure.    And with all of that, CTH’s job is secure for now, so did TEXAS win the battle and lose the war?    We don’t know but the can has been kicked down the road for at least another week.
     
    Win the conference and the season is a success despite all the bumps in the road.  What we said pre-season.   Win the conference and odds are high that CTH is the HC for 2021.    This is reality.  Does winning the conference fix the problems with recruiting?   Likely not.   A topic for another time.  For now, fun game to watch as a fan, love Sam and Ossai’s complete lack of quit.  
     
    Pros
     
    Joseph Ossai BEAST MODE.   3 Sacks, 6 tackles for loss (-30 yards), 1 forced fumble and the biggest sack closed out the win Bijion in the 1st half showed some flashes of his potential D’Shawn Jamison with a 100 yard KO return which could not have come at a better time 4-0 in the turnover dept Sam the Man in the 4th quarter/OT Jake Smith with his best day 7 for 70 and a TD Shut down the best RB in the nation to his worst day Ryan Bujcevski with a very good day punting Cons
     
    Lack of production by the offense Sam was the #2 QB on the field again. Secondary gave up 400 yards and 4 TDs, though they did come up with a pick Yet another team that tackles and plays defense better than we do 5 sacks allowed   Stats that matter
     
    17 to 32   1st downs TEXAS v OSU.   Pretty ugly
     
    2 of 15   3rd down conversion rate, putrid
     
    21     Points off 4 short field turnovers.   Otherwise, we get the trick
     
    13-142    Penalties and yards lost.   This is simply not a well coached team though the 2 OPI penalties were bogus.   National ranking #88.   
     
    400/4/1    Yards, TDs and INTs.    Spenser with a career day.   While our DL/front shut down the run, out secondary gave up the pass
     
    6 TFL/3 sacks/forced fumble/7 tackles   Joseph Ossai, BEAST MODE
     
    Conclusion
     
    It's Halloween and TEXAS delivered a TREAT.   Realized that as much as the Cheap Seats knows CTH isn’t the long term answer, we were thrilled with TEXAS 3rd OT game and 2nd win in OT.   Win out, win the conference.   At this point nothing else matters.  We are not going to be plus 4 in turnovers every week so the offense had better get back on track cuz it wasn’t pretty.    DL, this was what we expected to see all year, they were dominate.
     
    On Deck
     
    West Virginia which is coming off a strong home win vs KSU.   Another team that turned turnovers into success.   Glad this one at home.   Better team than many thought earlier in the year.  Game on Fox at 11AM
     
    Fighting Mack Browns
     
    Another furious comeback but the Tarheels could not over come being outscored by UVa in each of the 1st 3 quarters.   
     
     
     
    Ranking the Big XII
     
    1 loss teams
     
    ISU-win out and they play for the conference title, tie breaker vs OU, loss to OSU
     
    OSU-playoff dreams shot.  Tie breaker vs ISU and WVU, win out and they play for the conference
     
    KSU-another team on the wrong end of the turnover battle this week, tie breaker vs OU
     
    2 loss teams
     
    OU   Tie breaker vs TEXAS, needs to win out and needs KSU or ISU to lose twice
     
    TEXAS   Tie breaker vs OSU, needs to win out then they likely face the winner of Bedlam in the BigXII title game but still plenty of moving parts.
     
    WVU   Tie Breaker vs KSU, win out and they play for the conference title
     
    3 loss teams-all need to win out and get lots of help
     
    Baylor
     
    TCU
     
    Mutts
     
    TT
     
    Kansas
     
     
     
    Too early playoff projections
     
    Clemson Bama tOSU ND  
     
    In the running
     
    Unbeaten Pac 12 BYU Cincy Winner of Florida/Georgia Cocktail party  
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    joeywa got a reaction from Earl Nobis Jefferson in *****GAME THREAD: Texas Longhorns @ #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys*****   
    Live to see another week. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from java in *****GAME THREAD: Texas Longhorns @ #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys*****   
    Live to see another week. 
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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****GAME THREAD - TEXAS vs. BAYLOR*****   
    Whittington is hurt.  Smith is available to play.
    How you holding up after the Astros shot themselves in the foot?
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    joeywa got a reaction from Eastexhorn in Lemme get this straight   
    Seems to me that the administration has their hands full with all of this.  I don’t know what their game plan looks like, but it needs to be corrected sooner rather than later. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Aaron Carrara in Lemme get this straight   
    Seems to me that the administration has their hands full with all of this.  I don’t know what their game plan looks like, but it needs to be corrected sooner rather than later. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Lemme get this straight   
    Seems to me that the administration has their hands full with all of this.  I don’t know what their game plan looks like, but it needs to be corrected sooner rather than later. 
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    joeywa reacted to 63_Texas_1 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    This just gets better and better. <sarcasm> SMH
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    joeywa reacted to burkesd23 in Decommitment   
    I have decided to decommit from being a Texas fan for the remainder of 2020.
    A lot of thought was put into this decision, however after the in ability for our coaches to teach basic skills, such as blocking, tackling and not getting penalties I have decided to spend my time elsewhere that is more deserving of my time.
    please respect my decision 
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    joeywa reacted to zion3d in Hermann needs to go   
    Well, I have been silent for quite a while on the forum but the current state of affairs with the University of Texas football program has awakened me from my slumber.  
    I don't want to be one of those fans that's constantly critiquing ever aspect of the programs trajectory but at some point don't we as fans deserve the very best from our team?  I say hell yes!!!
    The best metaphor for Tom Herman that I could you is that he is a used car salesman.  He got most people to buy what he was selling and then laughed all the way to the bank.  Do I believe that he wants to win as a coach.  Definitely!  He would love noting more that to have his ego fed by bringing a national championship to Texas.  The rub is this, he thought that he could use mental projection of how smart he was with football to get the job and then with enough people believing a championship would magically happen.  He need to remember that this is his culture, his players, his coaches, and after 4 years, of excuses and failed mantras the state of the program is no better than when he began.  I think he realizes he does not have what it takes to bring a championship to Austin. You can't be elite as he always says by running all of the data into some algorithm and win a championship.    
    I must say that just because someone has not accomplished something does not mean that they will not.  And just because someone has accomplished something does not mean that they will again.  I believe it takes a person understanding what they have and maximizing it to its full potential  Player development, discipline, and that innate ability to do more with less is what we find lacking in our program. 
    The other thing that bothers me about coach Herman is the obsession to be more of a friend to the players than a coach.  I understand that every coach has a certain style but foundationally a coach that demands growth and effort ion their players does much more to advance the ball if you will than worrying about them feeling good about themselves.  I do not see passion from Herman and thus thus the team lacks passion for the game.  They want to be on the Wheaties box but can't perform beyond their training, both physically and mentally.  That lack of emotion tells me he is not truly invested in doing what it takes to win if he has to change the culture he instituted.  He has to know that what he is doing is not working.  But for him to change is to admit guilt.  
    Anyway, I am off my rant and apologize for seeming to be a negative Nancy.  
    Till I die, HOOK 'EM!
       
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Aaron Carrara in *****Game Thread: TEXAS vs. OU*****   
    I just don’t see Herman surviving this. 
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    joeywa reacted to armadillo slim in *****Game Thread: TEXAS vs. OU*****   
    as usual, I agree with joeywa.  Hah, I always agree with Joeywa.  Force of habit.
    i don’t think the UM thing will work out timing wise anyway.  Let’s go steal that young up and comer from North Carolina.  
    😁
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    joeywa reacted to armadillo slim in *****Game Thread: TEXAS vs. OU*****   
    I don’t think it’s right to pile on after an emotional loss like this.  Wait a few days and let the emotion subside.
    i do think we’re likely to lose again this year, maybe more than once because we have key players dropping like flies and my antenna is picking up a negative undercurrent at a fairly high level.
    thats all I can contribute to that discussion.  Whether or not the timing of a UM hire would work out is pretty speculative but his body language certainly seems to be there.  Tom needs to right the ship and I’m not sure the team can do that, Sam’s heroics notwithstanding.
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    joeywa reacted to hornsups in *****Game Thread: TEXAS vs. OU*****   
    Tom Herman is definitely a step above Charlie Strong. The issue with Tom is. He’s a has a terrible personality, thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and he’s arrogant. Charlie Strong was actually a good dude. He’s players loved him. Herman’s personality only works if you’re winning. If you’re losing and losing the way he does, people don’t wanna hear your excuses. 

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