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Old 04-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #21
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A smoked ribeye steak is fantastic! You can still cook it to med-rare or med, but you get that bit of smoke flavor. I've done them low and slow, 225-250, and it works great. Boneless ribeye roast is really good smoked low and slow. Since it is so thick, the rub doesn't penetrate very deep. A good dose of k.salt, blk pepper, garlic pwdr, thyme, rosemary, and a little heat of some kind like Tony C's or just cayenne works great. Or fav is just rub w/some worchest(or dales steak marinade), k.salt, blk pepper, tony c's, then another layer of blk pepper. The best time to eat is after it rests', as your cutting, or the next day(better smoke flavor, imo). But, that is just our opinion.

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #22
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I brushed the rust off the hibachi last night and did some yakitori for appetizer and ahi. I've been grilling year round but not too often with the little hibachi. It's a fun little griller.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:10 PM   #23
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I brushed the rust off the hibachi last night and did some yakitori for appetizer and ahi. I've been grilling year round but not too often with the little hibachi. It's a fun little griller.
That's a nice looking hibachi. Is that the pizza oven you built, in the background?
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #24
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That's a nice looking hibachi. Is that the pizza oven you built, in the background?
Thank you, it's a Lodge cast iron hibachi. Yes, that's the pizza oven
Here's a photo of the pizza oven I build last year. It looks clean with fresh stucco in the photo but have since picked up a lot of character grundge and stains which I like.


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I haven't tried them yet. The bag says natural. No fillers or binders.
I've been thinking about that. If there are no binders, how do the briquettes hang together? I had assumed they were using sap (or maybe resin) as a binder. I have some marvellous all natural fire starters that are made of sawdust and sap (or maybe resin). They are ~2 inch squares that light easily with a match.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:56 PM   #26
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I've been thinking about that. If there are no binders, how do the briquettes hang together? I had assumed they were using sap (or maybe resin) as a binder. I have some marvellous all natural fire starters that are made of sawdust and sap (or maybe resin). They are ~2 inch squares that light easily with a match.

Check it out: Kingsford.com
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #27
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Speaking of natural briquettes I just picked up ten 15lb bags of Stubbs briquettes on sale at Lowe's for $4.25 ea. (50% off)
Home Depot has Kingsford blue twin-20lb briquettes (40lbs total)(not natural) currently on sale for $10.97. They run this sale 3 or 4 times yearly.
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Check it out: Kingsford.com
They may have "no binder" on the package, but they don't mention binders at all on that page.

I'm not expecting you to know the answer, I'm just thinking "hmm".
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They may have "no binder" on the package, but they don't mention binders at all on that page.

I'm not expecting you to know the answer, I'm just thinking "hmm".

I guess any binders are 100% natural.
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Speaking of natural briquettes I just picked up ten 15lb bags of Stubbs briquettes on sale at Lowe's for $4.25 ea. (50% off)
Home Depot has Kingsford blue twin-20lb briquettes (40lbs total)(not natural) currently on sale for $10.97. They run this sale 3 or 4 times yearly.
That would give me more reason to drive in to HD. I need halogen bulbs anyway and they are half the price of the local Ace. I hope mine is running that sale.
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