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    brined smoked turkey; fresh or frozen?

    I plan to get a minimally processed turkey to cook in my pellet grill. I plan to wet brine it and wonder if it really matters if I purchase a frozen or fresh turkey? With today's flash freezing...
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    Fire pot on Traeger burned thru

    My Traeger Texas pellet grill is about 8 years old. Iíve used it probably 1,000 time.
    Now I see the fire pot has burned through in two places. I havenít noticed any change in performance but wonder...
  3. I am the OP. What I had in mind was not the mesh...

    I am the OP. What I had in mind was not the mesh mats but the solid, flexible, somewhat fire resistant mats. See them a lot in advertisements for outdoor grills.
    The more I think of it, it looks...
  4. Grill Mats - any reason to use in a pellet grill?

    Hi,
    I guess I just like gadgets.
    I see non-stick reusable grill mats advertised and I keep wondering if I need one to use in my pellet grill?
    But then I wonder if, since the mats seem to be solid...
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    Searzall - anyone tried one?

    I saw an ad for this $75 product. My Traeger doesn't sear, maybe this device is what I need. Any thoughts?
    Glenn
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    Brine red meats?

    I brine chicken, turkey, and fish before cooking in the pellet grill.
    But what about red meat? Do you folks brine steaks, chops, and such? I hadn't even thought of doing that until I was recently...
  7. pork spareribs - OK to cook a day ahead and reheat?

    We are hosting a family get-together in a couple of days and I just returned from a meat market with 4 slabs of pork spareribs.
    I just had a bright idea. Since I'm going to be very busy the day of...
  8. I used a poor choice of words. What I am after...

    I used a poor choice of words.
    What I am after is "medium rare steak".
    Glenn
  9. Fresh Bluefin or Yellowfin tuna - how to do on pellet grill?

    I was just given some fresh Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna. How should I cook it on my pellet grill?
  10. Poultry or Kitchen Shears - what/where to get?

    What do you folks use to do the cutting when you Spatchcock chickens? I only do maybe 10 spatchcocked chickens a year. My old and dull kitchen shears hardly do the job anymore. They weren't of good...
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    HI all, OOPS, I just opened the ham packaging...

    HI all,
    OOPS, I just opened the ham packaging and read the instructions. I now have another question;
    The instructions say to "cover the ham tightly with aluminum foil to help retain moisture"....
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    Spiral cut ham from Costco?

    We purchased a half-ham from Costco. It is fully-cooked, smoked, spiral cut, and comes with a packet of a glaze.
    I wonder if I should heat this ham in my pellet grill to add a bit more smoke flavor...
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    Smoked ribs; how best to store for 5 days?

    Hi,
    In about 10 days we'll leave with our trailer and go to Quartzsite for a few days where we'll camp with 10 to 14 friends for a few days. We take turns providing main meals. For our meal, I plan...
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    A-Maze-N smoke generator; how to light?

    I have a 12" Tube A-Maze-N smoke generator on order from Big Poppa.
    For you folks that already have this or a similar device, how do you light it?
    Do you use a butane lighter, a propane or map...
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    How to take ribs on a houseboat trip?

    We will soon be going on a houseboat trip and everyone is responsible for a meal or two.
    I plan to take a couple of slabs of beef ribs (prime rib bones) and a couple of slabs of pork spareribs. I'll...
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    Traeger 075 - uneven temperatures

    Hi,
    On my Traeger Texas grill (model 075) I have noticed that when there is no outside breeze the temperature indicated on the digital controller (lefthand side of cooking area) is about the same as...
  17. I'm still new to pellet grilling, but I'm taking...

    I'm still new to pellet grilling, but I'm taking a chance and will be slow-cooking 4 slabs of beef ribs, 6 slabs of pork spareribs, and 4 beer can chickens for a family and friends get together. The...
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    Whole chickens on pellet grill -- how big?

    I'm still new to pellet grilling.
    This weekend I thought I'd practice grilling whole chickens on my Trager Texas pellet grill. I plan to brine 2 chickens and then cook them as follows:
    1. One...
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    Beer can chicken -- brine it?

    I'm getting ready for my first beer can chicken. I plan to do it on my new Traeger pellet grill.
    Questions:
    1. Should I brine the chicken first? If so, then what is a good brine?
    2. I thought I'd...
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    Is it OK to freeze ribs before smoking?

    I plan to cook pork spareribs as well as beef ribs in my pellet grill for a July 4 party. I plan to get the pork spareribs from Costco and wonder if it would be OK to buy them now and put them in...
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    Sticky: I am "canyonier" (not a real word, real word is...

    I am "canyonier" (not a real word, real word is "canyoneer") because I have a passion for the Grand Canyon. I have hiked several of the trails, been on 4 raft trips thru the canyon, and have visited...
  22. Thread: Ham

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    This is a question for squirtthecat. I like the...

    This is a question for squirtthecat. I like the looks of the wire rack the ham is resting on. Did you make it? Buy it?
    Glenn
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    Vacuum Tumbler to brine/marinate?

    Have any of you folks used a vacuum tumbler to brine or marinate? If so, what do you think? Is it a must-have or just a gimmick?
    My son-in-law has one that he uses to marinate flank steak for making...
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    Thanks folks. I received 3 informative replies,...

    Thanks folks. I received 3 informative replies, and I hope more are coming, to my question almost immediately.
    I'm already impressed with this forum.
    Glenn
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    My first smoke

    I am brand new to pellet grilling.
    I now own a Traeger Tex Grill, model BBQ075.
    Here is a question:
    I wish to grill (smoke?) pork spareribs. In the past I have used a barrel smoker and always...
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