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    fwiw I use whole shoulders in my restaurant...

    fwiw

    I use whole shoulders in my restaurant instead of either the picnic or the butt because I believe the combining of both types of meat on the shoulder gives a better tasting bbq

    Herman
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    I use the following method on ribs in my 1800...

    I use the following method on ribs in my 1800
    rub 1 part cumen
    1 part paprika
    1 part black pepper
    4 parts sea salt
    I apply rub no more than couple hours before cooking
    turn...
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    Snow HIll, NC Herman

    Snow HIll, NC

    Herman
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    should not take much of a generator to pull a...

    should not take much of a generator to pull a 1500cxld because you only have 1400 watts of cooking elements. The one I have is big enough to run the restaurant 20kw.

    Herman
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    I have a generator to run if needed but I have...

    I have a generator to run if needed but I have not had to use it thus far.

    Herman
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    Bigsarge I only use the one burner function if I...

    Bigsarge
    I only use the one burner function if I am holding meat at temp for later use.When cooking I always use both burners to make sure it gets up to box temp I need.
    I put packer briskets on at...
  7. Thread: New Guy

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    Phil I usually put my ribs on with about 2 oz of...

    Phil
    I usually put my ribs on with about 2 oz of apple wood. My experience has shown me that the cooking temp of ribs has very little to do with tenderness. I cook anywhere from 210 to 250 with the...
  8. Thread: Turkey

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    Glad your turkeys are tuning out so good. I...

    Glad your turkeys are tuning out so good.
    I should have mentioned that I use a rubdown with butter and a little salt and pepper with my turkeys.

    Herman
  9. Thread: Turkey gravy?

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    check out my post under turkey Herman

    check out my post under turkey

    Herman
  10. Thread: Turkey

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    Try this let bird smoke for first 2 to 3 hours...

    Try this
    let bird smoke for first 2 to 3 hours to get smoke flavor
    place in rosting pan with about 2 inches of water, foil and continue to cook until done. Done for me in a restaurant is 175 I...
  11. Thread: Chicken

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    if the chicken is not touching the cooking time...

    if the chicken is not touching the cooking time will be about the same regardless of the amount

    Herman
  12. Thread: 1500 cxld

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    Bob Sorry did not see your post before now. ...

    Bob
    Sorry did not see your post before now. cleanup is simple I use the foil in the bottom each cook and simply throw away. wipe down the inside of cooker with damp rag and wash the racks in the...
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    what purpose would the pan serve? the only time...

    what purpose would the pan serve? the only time I use a sheet pan in the smoker is when I am smoking meatloaf and thats only to keep the meatloaf from falling apart

    Herman
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    I have a 1500cxld and I operate it all winter...

    I have a 1500cxld and I operate it all winter long inside a building but sometimes the temp inside the buiding will get below freezing. I do not believe the air temp will affect your cooking very...
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    Diz Whats the story with the higher temp? If...

    Diz

    Whats the story with the higher temp? If I do not hear from u soon I'll make my own changes and let u know how it works out

    Herman
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    I usually cook my shoulders (15 lb) overnight 12...

    I usually cook my shoulders (15 lb) overnight 12 to 14 hours. a butt the size u describe will go lots faster and I would suspect that the time for that small a butt would be very close to the time...
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    Diz any progress on the higher thermostat ...

    Diz

    any progress on the higher thermostat

    Herman
  18. Thread: Brining Turkey

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    deecee I place briskets in the smokin tex...

    deecee

    I place briskets in the smokin tex around 9pm at 210 degrees with wood chunk and let it run until around 7am it usually is around 165 degrees at that time
    I then completely wrap the...
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    need higher temp

    I have a 1500cxld that smokin tex showed great forsight in making the inside of the smoker large enough to hold a full size restaurant pan but they should have raised the top temp to at least 300...
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    If you enjoy the charcoal flavor in your bbq but...

    If you enjoy the charcoal flavor in your bbq but dont want a smokering just light the charcoal (covered in white ash) before you add it to the woodbox.

    Herman
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    u can cook frozen meats in the smoker-depending...

    u can cook frozen meats in the smoker-depending on the thickness of the meat it will be awhile before u can insert your temp probe

    Herman
  22. Thread: Wood?

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    Pappak I only use wood chunks in my...

    Pappak
    I only use wood chunks in my 1500cxld-never soaked- I weighed the chunks the first couple of times and then eyeballed it ever since
    I only use a small amout of wood in my commercial unit to...
  23. Thread: Brining Turkey

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    there is not any need to brine turkey in the...

    there is not any need to brine turkey in the smokintex-in my restaurant we place the turkey in a basting pan with about inch and half of water then place butter and salt and pepper on the...
  24. Thread: 1500 cxld

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    Pete Good luck with the heart cath-should not be...

    Pete
    Good luck with the heart cath-should not be any problem I have had 6 heart caths and still kicking BTW I purchased a concession trailer in October of 2007 in order to bypass some local bs...
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    lolo don't worry about the warning-the heating...

    lolo
    don't worry about the warning-the heating elements in the major mfg of electric smokers(cookshack and smokintex) are very small and take a long time to rebound from the heat loss from opening...
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