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Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 02:49 PM
OK, I know this is going to get a lot of "rub your meat" jokes, but seriously... do you guys use a pre-made rub, like something from Gates or Zarda's, or do you make your own... and if you make your own, post it, ya bastard!

Phobia
08-07-2005, 02:58 PM
Make my own. I dunno what I put in it. How do you expect me to remember that?

Heh heh.

I put heavy cayenne, dried cilantro, fresh crushed peppercorns, light garlic, onion powder, and some other secret spices. Heh heh.

Herzig
08-07-2005, 03:08 PM
Not really on topic...but is this smoker a decent cheap one? I want something cheap and easy...even though I'll probably get flamed here for going with gas instead of charcoal.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3342513



I currently have an old fashioned charcoal smoker and it's really hard to maintain a constant temp with it.

Skip Towne
08-07-2005, 03:13 PM
Not really on topic...but is this smoker a decent cheap one? I want something cheap and easy...even though I'll probably get flamed here for going with gas instead of charcoal.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3342513



I currently have an old fashioned charcoal smoker and it's really hard to maintain a constant temp with it.
Gas? You might as well cook it in the oven.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Gas? You might as well cook it in the oven.
It's hard to put wood chips in an oven without setting off all the fire alarms.



Herzig, they'll chastize you for it, but man, I absolutely LOVE my gas smoker... AND, they know as well as anyone, the flavor comes from the wood smoke, NOT from the heat source. So buy what you want, man! :thumb:

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 03:24 PM
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3342513

That smoker is REALLY similar to the one I have (also by Great Outdoors)... I love it. It's solid as a rock, too. The thing is freakin' HEAVY! But temperature is pretty even, as long as you have the water bowl/pan in there your burner won't get clogged... good buy! One word of advice concerning the water bowl -- line it with tin foil. Don't just put water or liquid in there... lining it with tin foil will prolong its life. I found that out the hard way.

Herzig
08-07-2005, 03:25 PM
It's hard to put wood chips in an oven without setting off all the fire alarms.



Herzig, they'll chastize you for it, but man, I absolutely LOVE my gas smoker... AND, they know as well as anyone, the flavor comes from the wood smoke, NOT from the heat source. So buy what you want, man! :thumb:

That's my thinking. I just want something that I can set and forget. What do you think about that smoker for the price?

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 03:27 PM
That's my thinking. I just want something that I can set and forget. What do you think about that smoker for the price?
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2611231&postcount=6

Herzig
08-07-2005, 03:29 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2611231&postcount=6


You beat me to it. Do think this wider version is worth the extra $30? Most of the time, I just cook for 2.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3342508&cat=4885&type=1&dept=5428&path=0%3A5428%3A4089%3A4885

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 03:43 PM
You beat me to it. Do think this wider version is worth the extra $30? Most of the time, I just cook for 2.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3342508&cat=4885&type=1&dept=5428&path=0%3A5428%3A4089%3A4885
If it were me, I'd spend the extra $30. I've got a 36" and find that sometimes it's not wide enough... if I'm doing a good sized brisket or a llong rack of ribs I'd like the extra room.

Herzig
08-07-2005, 03:51 PM
If it were me, I'd spend the extra $30. I've got a 36" and find that sometimes it's not wide enough... if I'm doing a good sized brisket or a llong rack of ribs I'd like the extra room.

That's kind of what I was thinking...What did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking...

Herzig
08-07-2005, 03:54 PM
OK, I know this is going to get a lot of "rub your meat" jokes, but seriously... do you guys use a pre-made rub, like something from Gates or Zarda's, or do you make your own... and if you make your own, post it, ya bastard!

Here ya go.."Rub" yourself out...

http://www.bbq-porch.org/recipes/html/C2.htm

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 04:09 PM
That's kind of what I was thinking...What did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking...
Mine's a little taller, and then the 36" instead of the 34" -- I paid $140 at Lowes.

Rukdafaidas
08-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Mine's a little taller, and then the 36" instead of the 34" -- I paid $140 at Lowes.
You must have the Block Party version, that's the one I have and I really like it.
Herzig, they're made here in Joplin. You might try calling 417-623-2596 to see if they have any reconditioned smokers for sale. I bought my smoker from a friend, but I've bought a reconditioned grill from the plant for cheap. It might be worth your drive.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-07-2005, 04:29 PM
You must have the Block Party version, that's the one I have and I really like it.
Herzig, they're made here in Joplin. You might try calling 417-623-2596 to see if they have any reconditioned smokers for sale. I bought my smoker from a friend, but I've bought a reconditioned grill from the plant for cheap. It might be worth your drive.
THANKS! I'll check it out. My folks live in Aurora, MO (about 50 minutes from Joplin), so I could head over there next time I visit the folks.

Herzig
08-07-2005, 04:34 PM
You must have the Block Party version, that's the one I have and I really like it.
Herzig, they're made here in Joplin. You might try calling 417-623-2596 to see if they have any reconditioned smokers for sale. I bought my smoker from a friend, but I've bought a reconditioned grill from the plant for cheap. It might be worth your drive.

Rep again...You got me great tickets to the Colts Playoff game and now may get me a good deal on a smoker. Thanks! :thumb:

htismaqe
08-07-2005, 04:51 PM
I make my own.

runnercyclist
08-07-2005, 06:46 PM
Gates hot and spicy

Rukdafaidas
08-07-2005, 07:13 PM
Rep again...You got me great tickets to the Colts Playoff game and now may get me a good deal on a smoker. Thanks! :thumb:
No problem.


Oh, and here's a great place (http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/BBQ-Rubs.html) to buy just about any good rub made.

rocks
08-07-2005, 08:28 PM
I use a rub from a local(Joplin) rib joint. Its the best I have had plus Dan, the owner of Sultan of Smoke, gave me some great tips. I think he has a web site?

Braincase
08-07-2005, 08:54 PM
A rub recipe from the book "Smoke & Spice".

HemiEd
08-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Cayenne Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, Clymen, Mint, Onion Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper.