As sad as it is for us to do, the time has come for the Lil’ Chub to find a new, loving home. As many of you know, this cooker has been a member of the Hot Grill on Grill Action family for nearly 8 years now. It has served us well, but with the toy hauler we use now to carry us around the country, we just don’t have the heart to let it sit without getting the use it deserves.
Product Review: IQ 120
Automatic Temperature and food temperature monitor for Charcoal Smokers (Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Mountain models, Big Green Egg Smokers, Drum Smokers, etc.).
This review will focus on the product features of the IQ120.
The IQ120 is successor of the IQ110, which we reviewed here: http://www.bbqrevolution.com/pitmaster-iq-110-review/ . If you are not familiar with the IQ110, please read the review prior to continuing with this one.
Our team was lucky enough to come across a case of Waygu Shoulder Clods and while we all toyed with the idea of parting out, grilling some, smoking some, grinding some, etc – I decided to just smoke the whole darn thing for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. She loves brisket and loves cooking with me, so it only made sense!
I’ve been in the market for a pellet cooker from the moment I experienced the ease of use and quality of product turned out through Ryan’s own custom built ‘Timber Turd Burner’. While his is certainly unique and has some killer attributes you won’t find in any cooker on the face of this planet, I knew right then that I had to have one of my own. So, I embarked on a research project for which unit to choose.
Developing the “Perfect Recipe” – A New Year’s Resolution, Perhaps?
There is a lot to be said for those folks out there that have their own recipes, particularly those that have enough recipes to open a top notch restaurant. How did they get to the point where they had their perfect recipe? I’m no master chef but it is easy enough to realize that first and foremost, one must document the makings of their perfect dish, rub, cocktail or dessert.
Sportsmanship Ramblings and a Year in Review by Hot Grill on Grill Action
Well another contest season has passed and though it was successful, it did not fall in line with what we had envisioned. In the world of competition BBQ being disappointed with a contest or an entire season is admirable; this is what drives a team or an individual to excellence.
Combining the outdoor fire with the convenience of the slow cooker is something I’ve been toying with this past year. pay for essay writing This latest recipe combines the wonderful grilled taste of the delicious brat with the slow cooker’s ability to infuse beer flavor into both the brat and some peppers and onions! Grill, meat, beer…what more can a guy want! The recipe is perfect if you have a busy afternoon or are preparing for a tailgate or gameday party.
- Total prep time is 30min.
- Slow cook time is 6 hours.
- Total time is 6hrs 30min.
David at BBQDryRubs.com and author of Sausage Making for Beginners was kind enough to read and review our e-book, The Book on Competition BBQ.
Here’s a snippet:
Should you buy the book? It depends on how much you value your time and money. If you are just starting out then this book will save you at least a year of trial and error. If you have your feet wet already then this book might be enough to finally put you in the money.
“Slap yo Mama, WOW” said the team next to us at the 2011 American Royal after indulging themselves in this BBQ Bean medly. The beans went on to finish in the top 10% and have been in our arsenal ever since. This recipe roots itself from my Great Aunt, who served these to many pleased patrons of her resturant. The recipe can be adapted easily to make the best BBQ beans you will ever have. This is a very simple recipe that will steal the show wherever you take them! Here we go!