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  1. Apr 3, 2021 at 4:26 AM
    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    I have read nothing but good things about the Gravity Series smokers and judging by your results pic it turned out well. I like the 3-2-1 method. The more I cook the more I like to judge by look and feel. Excellent pull back BTY.

    Nice looking Tacoma. I like the black myself.

    Another easy day. Three last loads of laundry and clean my old home office room as I transfer it into a music studio. LOL
     
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    Good Morning Cool Old Dudes and Susan :wave:
    23°F currently on monkey mountain; was 9°F overnight. Which means another systems of snowshowers coming. Looking at WX Underground App, we'll likely driving out under the new systems leading edge. :)
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    Always a piece of equipment needing maintenance or repair on a farm. ;)

    :cool: & :popcorn:

    :hattip: Tom
     
  3. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    If my math is correct we're somewhere around 9 or 10 days from the end of Ken's ban. :pccoffee:
     
  4. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    :pccoffee: Thanks Tom. Those were done in the vertical I got last year. It does a fine job, but is hard to tend to as far as temp control. I mean, I COULD sit there and drink beer for 6 hours, but it turns out I am not that patient either! And I don't think I could drink beer for 6 hours any more..... I may just use my stimulus and make a change! This is what I used

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    While I was doing the cook, and drinking some beer, I got the stand made for the Hydroponics kit that I ordered. (Really less than the cost of messing with all the PVC doo dads it takes.)

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    Questionable weather today and tomorrow, so not positive when I will place it on the fence, and get the pipes in. It will be fed from the goldfish pond pumps, because they produce some fine plant food according to what I read. A highly experimental project this will be!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, Happy Saturday Porch!
     
  5. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:56 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    Warm day yesterday, big melt into mud now ice until it warms back up.

    Having an issue with the septic system, it appears part of the pipe from the clean out between the septic tank and the drain field is frozen so the clean out was bubbling waste and apparently worked its way off - had to get the cap back on and tighten (nasty job). Called the neighbor from down the road (septic pumping company), he came out looked it over to make sure it was what I assumed. The tank doesn't need pumping, it is draining but extremely slow so there is a little back-up at the exit port in the tank. Come on warm weather. I think with all the late snow and the fact the garage down-spot runs over that area and it is still snow and ice covered caused the freeze up. Will take the quad and plow some of the build up to see if we can get the ground uncovered in that area. New spring project, underground pipe to disperse down spot run-off. That worked well for next to our house, no more ice driveway I have a heat tape in the underground pipe and it clears all the snow and ice off the roof down to the drainage flow we created a few years ago.

    Got a few errands to run and for those following the medical saga - have not heard from my cardiologist which tells me there is nothing to be overly concerned with.

    Have a great day and of course continue doing the right thing - mask up LOL
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    Kurt, Some years back, I rigged up a temperature monitor and blue tooth for my phone. Used a processor board and some Microelectronika click boards. Thermo-j-click & Bluetooth-click. Grilling while the game was on, so it was my way of keeping track of temp.

    These days you find a turnkey item on that A to Z company. One such kit (just a random example) $33 solution.
    https://www.amazon.com/Thermometer-Bluetooth-Grilling-Carrying-Included/dp/B075L7V6NZ

    Septic: Frozen pipes got us during the Texas Deep Freeze. No electricity, so no running water. I was flushing once a day (drilled hole through 2" slab to ice on the pool to siphon water to use for flushing. Septic backed up, blown toilet seal, water seeped out into hardwood floor in next room. Damn! I got the plumbers out, usually pop and reseal is $250. The toilet that leaked had a recessed oval flange, so the recommendation was a jackhammer and setting the correct round flange. The guy is good and said, "We could use two beeswax stacked rings, but that fails after a couple of years". $1350, no broken tile (whew). Still need to address the living room floor ($4000?) The pool freeze damage was $5400. We still need to address tile and resurface (Ice popped the cap and top 2" of plaster/tile) about another $22,000.
    No insurance coverage on the pool; the house is still under the 1% rule. About $30,000 in freeze damage. It would not have been so bad if we have electricity that week, warm water would have kept septic pipes cleared, and pool pump circulating water would have prevented so much damage.

    My wife asked, "weren't you going to buy a generator a few years ago?" We have a 1000 gallon propane tank. Most years only need 200 gallons but will add 500 gals every two years when prices drop in the summer. Hindsight. I'll wait until August to look into this again. Propane is the least maintenance, so I like that for backup as long as that big tank is kept filled! 10KW system burns 1.5 gals/hour at full load. Hindsight would have paid for itself.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    Tom, I have one of those Meatstick devices, with probes, and a bridge. It's supposed to be best in the bidness, but I give it no more than 3 stars for it's wonky software. It told me to take the ribs off yesterday after 30 minutes, because the internal got too hot when the fire got hotter. I kept it with me on the phone the whole time, and I had to keep the phone on to monitor the fire temp. That's my temp control issue with the vertical - South wind kept me on my toes!

    And after this winter, I gave them a couple weeks for things to calm down, but I told the wife I'm raiding my retirement this year for a whole house Generac, hooked to our Natural Gas line. I finally heard back from them this week, for my quote contact.......they will come see me at the end of MAY! Guess they were busier than I thought!
     
  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Sometimes those old pitmasters are much better than modern electronics!

    Did you lose natural gas during the power outage? Compressor stations are about 40 to 100 miles apart. They use natural gas to run them but still need electricity to run the equipment. Quite a few didn't have backup generators in good repair, so no natural gas was available in some cities. Oops. Mother nature really did mess with us this year.

    Years back, a friend had a Cat Tractor who was using it in the hills. He stopped and got 1 gallon of gasoline for the starter. I was what? Yep, it had a tiny 1 hp gas motor; start it, engage it, and it just keeps turning over that diesel engine until it fires up. Something was satisfying about spending a day with the beast. All the diesel in the world didn't help if you couldn't get it started. One time he hauled in 50-gallon drums of diesel but forgot the gas or a siphon hose for his truck.
     
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  9. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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    Well, I was paranoid until I cut a sample in the last hour...or should I say, picked up one that fell off during the move! they were good, but, I'm not a pit master. I get someone interested in that vertical, and I will probably get that Masterbilt!

    Never in our 35 years here have lost gas. Didn't lose electricity this storm - seemed we were on a special circuit with some City business! But, we've lost power before. It is a ridiculous expense, but I know from being a weather addict, it won't be 10 years again before the next one. And, oddly enough, I have to get some heat trace on the solar panels. Since all the snow and wet came from the North, it all drifted up on the panels on the South. And with the ice underneath, could not move it. We don't have a lot of pitch. But if I can heat some strips across the black, it will probably warm enough when the sun comes out to produce some melt off.
     
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    Yes wind and outside temps that change a lot make fife management a PITA at times. With only 1 cook on the EX6 I like that the fire management problem is basically taken care of. It was windy for my first cook but the temp remained constant at 275. I usually spritz every 30 minutes so I am still engaged with the cooking process.

    Cooking a turkey tomorrow. Taking it out of the wet brine after dinner then drying it off nd applying a dry brine overnight. Going to put some fresh herbs and a quartered onion in the cavity. I am also going to try the smoke boost feature, I will take a few pics and post them up.

    If one of your friends have a new pellet grill you should check it out. The WIFI control is pretty nice and all the major brands have it now.
     
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    I love smoking turkey. Ours were great for the Holidays in the vertical smoker. Just played heck with temp control. But, mmmmmm, Apple wood is great! Ours come out looking like George Hamilton, but always moist and tender.
     
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    Good morning everyone and Happy Easter!!!

    A much warmer start to this day - above freezing for once. Pretty much planning on taking a day off today - back at brush cutting tomorrow. We've got a run of days in the mid-50s to 60s this coming week so it will be a good time to work outside.

    Sorry to hear about the damage. That freezing was brutal.

    We put a whole house emergency back-up generator in the house when we built - we are in a rural area where power outages are common. We also have a 1000 gal propane tank - ours is buried in the yard - the feeds our heating system and stove. The generator is also propane fed - ours is a 20Kw. It starts automatically after 30 seconds of electricity loss. The longest we've run is 5 consecutive days after Hurricane Sandy - what a savior that was. We've since replaced the original with a new system - went with a Briggs and Stratton.
     
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    Weather patterns change constantly and electric grids are all vulnerable. So electric backup is essential IMO, and would add more than it cost you to the value of your home, when done properly. Money in the bank, peace of mind, etc.
     
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    Morning all:
    Forgot that I deleted some backward posts because I thought something was going on, one of them was welcoming Dan to the porch, so a belated welcome to the porch Dan!

    Kurt, you are not supposed to also smoke the cartridge that you killed it with! :laughing: Looks delicious!!! :hungry:

    Looks like you guys are busy Rob, didn't realize that there were turkeys in Alaska, they are fun to hunt.
     
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    I have hung turkeys in the WSM with great results. This will be the first time in the pellet smoker. I will use Green Mountain Gold blend pellets. BTY the ACE store manager emailed me offering me a bag of Weber pellets for the assembly problems I had with the smoker. Going to pick up a bag of the pecan pellets. Pecan is my favorite wood, Post Oak is a close second.

    Nice wintery pics, BURRR. I had forgotten how nice your Tacoma is, I like the color.
     
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    :hattip: Thank you Tom. Happy Easter and God Bless. :)
     
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    A little Easter time story I know Mark will appreciate, no doubt others here too.
     
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    Happy Easter everyone!
    I'll be cooking a nice looking cut of prime rib in my pellet grill. I have not tried it yet for prime rib.
    If it comes out good I'll try to post a pic this evening.

    Moose...I enjoyed your short films! Thanks
     
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    My pleasure Sir. :hattip:
     

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