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Old 05-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hi Gang!
I am Teesquare. And I am a BBQ-holic....But also enjoy cooking anything you can imagine ( and some you can't ) on outdoor cooking equipment.

My currrent stable consists of:

Yoder YS-640 Pellet Grill/Smoker - amazing machine!
Weber E-330 in Copper - the obligatory gasser
Smokin' Tex 1405 Pro - electric cabinet smoker
Char-Broil Big Easy SRG ( Smoker Roaster Grill)
Lookin' forward!
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Hi Gang!
I am Teesquare. And I am a BBQ-holic....But also enjoy cooking anything you can imagine ( and some you can't ) on outdoor cooking equipment.

My currrent stable consists of:

Yoder YS-640 Pellet Grill/Smoker - amazing machine!
Weber E-330 in Copper - the obligatory gasser
Smokin' Tex 1405 Pro - electric cabinet smoker
Char-Broil Big Easy SRG ( Smoker Roaster Grill)
Lookin' forward!
T
So, are you going to get a real "Q" pit? BTW, welcome to DC.

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Old 05-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcme Craig!

I sort of miss the old days of staying up all night and babysitting the fire, and feeding it sticks......NOT.....

I grew up running big offset pits. I just have figured out that - much like technology in all other respects - there are more ways to skin a cat!

More and more BBQ competitions are being taken by the pellet grills. I recently bought this one instead of replacing the old Lang I got rid of, just to see if they can do the job.
Thus far - I am pleased.
T
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcme Craig!

I sort of miss the old days of staying up all night and babysitting the fire, and feeding it sticks......NOT.....

I grew up running big offset pits. I just have figured out that - much like technology in all other respects - there are more ways to skin a cat!

More and more BBQ competitions are being taken by the pellet grills. I recently bought this one instead of replacing the old Lang I got rid of, just to see if they can do the job.
Thus far - I am pleased.
T
Too bad, compitition "Q" is allowing all this new equipment. Kind of eliminates the skill/technique factor from doing good "Q". Disrespecting those that had actual talent with the pit. Just my opinion.

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Old 05-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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Well...I used to feel that way.

But - a different perspective would be that if KCBS and others have been allowing the use of Stokers, or PID's to manage airflow on traditional stick burners, and- that is darned close to the same thing that pellet grills are doing, with the only addition of feeding the pellets.

And - we may see a back-lash effect:Perhaps there will be some new sactioning body that is formed to "preserve history" of BBQ. Then they can have an opportunuty to do comps. at Civil War re-enactments, or old time rodeos, or...?

But - in reality - it is the food product that wins. I mean - i learned how to make some really good brownies the other day - in the microwave and in a coffee mug to boot!!! Does that make me miss doing them the old fashioned way...? A little. But not enough to think that is the only way I will do them.
And - like I said earlier - when I was much younger, I liked sitting up all nite. Shoot - we would play dominos, cards, etc....and it was a real party atmosphere. Good tmes!
I just do not feel like staying up like that anymore. But I still like the 'Q!
T
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #6
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TeeSquare, Welcome to DC.

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Old 05-15-2011, 12:59 AM   #7
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:51 AM   #8
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Thanks to both of you! Glad to have found this site!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:27 AM   #9
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Welcome, T. I'm a pellet pooper, too. I like to cook, not play with fire all day....I got better ____ to do. But, to each their own.

You do have a camera, don't you? Pix are good.

I'm gonna have to check out the Yoder, I have a traeger and Louisiana Country cooker.........and yes a kettle OTS for when I do want to play with fire and beat on my chest.

Look'n forward to your cooks.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #10
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Thanks BigAl!
I just looking over some of your posts over on he "Q Joint! ...Funny!!!
I researched pellet cookers and all I could find - and was not comfortable with the general construction of the pellet grills out there.
I suppose coming from the stick burner end of things - I was wanting the feel of the offset pit weight, and longevity.
Like the CS line - it uses a the short throw large diameter auger, and the sliding/adjustable damper allows you to hold higher heat on the left, and lower on the right - similar to MAK 's direct heat zone. Except this one is adjustable by you - every time you cook.

I am still learning this cooker and really like it.
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