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    looks great. I have done some cold smoked...

    looks great. I have done some cold smoked buckboard bacon a couple of times. I have a batch curing and think I will hot smoke in the Tex this time and let the wife be the judge of whats best.
    steve
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    Butts and Bologna

    Just a couple of photos of some recent smokes. Hyvee had boneless butts on sale for a $1.19 a while back. I sure wish I would have filled the cart. We keep it simple on about everything we smoke...
  3. One or 1.5 ozs should be plenty of wood for 1...

    One or 1.5 ozs should be plenty of wood for 1 rack of ribs. The most I have ever used is probably 4 ozs and thats with 2-8lb butts smoking. I have also found that hickory can be a little harsh in the...
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    Something is funky. I would monitor my oven temp....

    Something is funky. I would monitor my oven temp. At around 235 setpoint my smoker fluctuates from 190 to 240f. My smokes are usually 10 to 12 hours for an 8lb butt.
    steven
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    never heard of crimini mushroons. how much...

    never heard of crimini mushroons. how much wood?..sure sounds good
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    My briskets and butts always have a nice bark on...

    My briskets and butts always have a nice bark on them. My wife the biggest critic I have loves the butts and briskets from the Smokin Tex.
    steven
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    I did find the wrench and removed the wheels. ...

    I did find the wrench and removed the wheels.
    Great service here. I just found an old private message from Smokin Tex offering to send me a wrench if I couldn't find mine.

    Steve
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    mighty tastey lookin:cool:

    mighty tastey lookin:cool:
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    Thanks Sundown. I definately will have to give...

    Thanks Sundown. I definately will have to give this one a try.
    steve
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    Does the rub include the bag of brown sugar or do...

    Does the rub include the bag of brown sugar or do you just use the brown sugar after the bacon has been wrapped?
    steve
  11. Thread: Pork Steaks

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    Now those are some nice looking pork steaks...

    Now those are some nice looking pork steaks before and after smoking! The butchers around here slice about that thick.............How long did you smoke?
    steve
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    Hi, Ihntelk.............good to hear from...

    Hi, Ihntelk.............good to hear from you...These last few days have sure been beautiful and Fallish in Iowa...my favorite time of the year, just don't like what follows.
    steve
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    236 They pluck pretty darn easy and are cuter...

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    They pluck pretty darn easy and are cuter than heck.235
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    I never attached the smoker to the cart. I made...

    I never attached the smoker to the cart. I made legs using ready bolt glued into little wooden blocks. This makes the Tex a little more portable. I went camping this weekend and took the Tex with...
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    No, I didn't have any plans. I just built it so...

    No, I didn't have any plans. I just built it so it would fit up against the wall between my 2 garage doors. I just used 2x4s, plywood and 4 wheels...nothing fancy but it works. There are pictures...
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    I am not much of a carpenter. Tables just plywood...

    I am not much of a carpenter. Tables just plywood and 2 by 4 construction, but it works. I also was able to get rid of some stain and polyurethane that has been setting around on the shelf for years....
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    table for the Tex

    227228229The knees and back don't work as good as they used to so I made rolling table for the Tex. 225
    2 butts after 6hrs smoking at 235. Internal was 192. I foiled and will probably remove in a...
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    Hi Ken, Saturday is the opener for the Iowa Dove...

    Hi Ken,
    Saturday is the opener for the Iowa Dove season. Last year was the first year we were allowed to hunt doves in Iowa. I sure enjoyed hunting them and eating them. I pick the little things all...
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    removing wheels from 1300

    I am building a rolling table for my 1300 unit. Anyone know how to remove the wheels? I can't remember if the wheels are pressed into the legs or screwed in.


    I found my answer in an old post....
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    Hi everyone, My name is Steve. I live in...

    Hi everyone, My name is Steve. I live in Southeast Iowa close to the Mississippi and Iowa Rivers. My greatest passions are hunting ducks and fishing on the Mississippi river. I am now retired after...
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    Smokin Tex pork butt observations

    Here are some observations from my last smoke.
    8# butt in the smoker set at 235 with 6 oz of applewood chunks and 3 chunks of charcoal.
    oven temp was fluctuating from 190 to 240.
    at the 5 1/2...
  22. Thread: Smoke Ring

    by Steven Par
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    Just finished a 12 hour smoke using 6 oz of...

    Just finished a 12 hour smoke using 6 oz of applewood and three charcoal briquettes. I didn't have any apple wood chips to try out. I packed the charcoal in the middle of the wood chunks so they were...
  23. Luke, Are you using whole goose breast? Thanks...

    Luke, Are you using whole goose breast?

    Thanks Steve
  24. Thread: Smoke Ring

    by Steven Par
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    Bigwalleye, I will give the chips a...

    Bigwalleye, I will give the chips a try.....thanks
    Steve
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    One rack feeds the wife and I. I will have to...

    One rack feeds the wife and I. I will have to admit there has been a few times we just keep eating on it till its gone, but it takes several days. We just always cook enough for an army and save the...
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