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PITMASTER IQ120 Product Review

Product Review: IQ 120

Manufacturer: PitmasterIQ.com

Description:
Automatic Temperature and food temperature monitor for Charcoal Smokers (Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Mountain models, Big Green Egg Smokers, Drum Smokers, etc.).

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Overview

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.

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BBQ Smoked Turkey

HOT GRILL ON GRILL ACTION’S SMOKED BBQ TURKEY:

Overview:

Let’s talk Turkey. If you have a smoker, chances are friends and family will look to you around Thanksgiving, Christmas , or any turkey time. Fortunately, the below recipe will provide a way to have them begging you for another round of gobbler.

 

The equiptment: For this cook, we are going to use the trusty WSM 18″ smoker. For additional giggles, I’m going to break out the proQ expander for the WSM. Though it won’t be necessary, I just got it and want to give it a go.  This item will slip into the middle section of the WSM and add an additional cooking grate.  We will use kingsford charcoal, pecan wood chunks for smoke, a looftlighter (electric charcoal starter), and lastly a pitmaster IQ110 for temperature control.

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Barbecue Magazine Online: Team Spotlight

This is a bit dated…but it never made it to our blog!

We were the team spotlight in this issue of BBQ Mag Online.

Check it out: http://www.bbqmagonline.com/teamspotlight.html

 

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THE DIFFERENT GRADES OF BRISKET- Overview and Thoughts

The Beef Pyramid

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef

 

Brisket is a tough meat to master for many competition and backyard cooks. You may or may not have noticed that brisket can have different grades from the USDA.  Below are the grades you may run into and a quick course in the differences.

Select Grade: This is the second lowest grade of brisket I have seen available. There are lower grades such as standard, cutter, etc.  These cuts contain the least amount of fat and will be firmer. Do not use these in competitions if you can avoid it. These are usually seen in grocery stores.

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Our experience at ‘The Jack’ 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jack Daniel’s World Championship in Lynchburg, TN – what an honor to be a part of it.  I think our entire team understood the prestige behind this event as much as we could before heading out, but I’m not sure we had any idea just how big and awesome this event actually is.  It was simply the coolest experience of our team’s history, hands down. 

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Hot Grill on Grill Action Featured in the September ‘Drippings’ Magazine

See it here!  Some notes about our season and our draw to ‘The Jack’

GOBS Sep-Oct Drippings

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Weber Kettle Smoking: BBQ Featherbones

If you’re from the Midwest, you may have had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into a featherbone or two. If you have no idea what a featherbone is, it could be due to them being called riblets in your region. If you still aren’t sure what they are, go here your answer: featherbone . If cooked properly, they can an absolute delight to consume. They are relatively inexpensive and have all the flavor of full size rib if done right. The following recipe will show you how to smoke them to perfection, in a reasonable time. This recipe will accomplish the cook in 3.5 hours cooking at 300 degrees.  The result will be fall off the bone crowd pleasing rib.  In fact, you’ll probably be anointed the local featherbone king. 

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Contest Results – GOBS Nebraska State Championship at Sokol Park

Here we go folks.  Sorry for the delay and thanks to those that reminded us we haven’t provided the update from the our last competition.  Thankfully, things have been a little hectic for Hot Grill on Grill Action lately.

Overall Ranking: 12 out of 43

Chicken: 13th place

Ribs: 2nd place

Pork: 15th place

Brisket: 27th place

Congratulations to the Reserve and Grand Champions!

Grand Champion: Spitfire

Reserve Champion: Brew “N” Bar-B-Que

And another congratulations to Moe Cason with Ponderosa BBQ.  He came in 7th overall.  Despite our crap talk, Moe got us again.  We’ll getcha next time big guy!

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Hot Grill on Grill Action – Part of BBQ Pitmasters Season 2!!!!

BREAKING NEWS; It’s official, Our BBQ Team Hot Grill on Grill Action was selected for Season 2 of TLC’s reality show “BBQ Pitmasters”.  Ryan Amys, Matt Frampton, Logan Hendrickson, and Chris Yelick will  be paired against the top BBQ chefs in the nation on the premier episode. I can promise you that the competition will be fierce and the show packed with not only the highest level BBQ, but also many twists, turns, suspense, and unforgettable moments. . Make sure to tune into TLC on Thursday,  August 12th at 10:00 (9:00 CST) and root us on!!!

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Weber Kettle Smoking: Pulled Chicken

Pulled chicken is one of the most delicious smoked meats you’re going to get your taste buds on. It’s also one of the healthiest. It is far superior to grilling chicken. It requires more patience as it takes on average 3-4 hours to do, not counting prep time. The end product is the most juicy, succulent, and tasty chicken you will ever eat. It is well worth the wait. Today, I am going to demonstrate just how easy it is to make pulled chicken from a whole chicken (using techniques bestowed upon me by the Chicken King of the Midwest, pitmaster Matt Frampton, a fellow author on this site.

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55 gallon drum smoker project

 
Last summer, I decided to undertake a project to convert a 55 gallon drum into a smoker. After researching many plans, I landed on a set of plans that called for the use of firebricks, mortar, diffusion plates, 22″ grates, door, knobs, magnets, casters, lots of cutting, drilling, welding, etc. Yep, I choose the most complicated plans I could find. While there were some advantages to this plan, the time, money, effort, and a few other cons outweigh the advantages. Below are some pics, followed by a pro vs con list, and a few ideas I have on a new design.  I lost about 1/2 the pics when I lost hard drive last year, but did find a few to give you an idea of finished product.

Construction overview:

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Hot Grill on Grill Action – Auditions for BBQ Pitmasters Season 2 on TLC!!!

Update 4/21/2010:  We’re not getting our hopes up….but we have officially be picked as a finalist for the show!  We have sent in the additional requested information….and are hoping for the best.  This would be a trip!

-Framps

Check it out everyone…..we’re doing everything we can to bring “BBQ Pitmasters-Season 2″ on TLC to Omaha this year. Join the group “Hot Grill on Grill Action BBQ team” on Facebook and check for updates and events surrounding this!!!

For now….enjoy our audition!!!

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A New Grill for Logan

A short story by Logan Hendrickson

So I was grill shopping last night, a journey we all face as we plunge into the endeavor of choosing our next few yeas of cooking enjoyment. After looking at an impressive selection, I was ready to buy a nice gas grill ($400ish). Then something caught my eye, and I had an epiphany. Tucked away in an inconspicuous place was something that I could only call more beautiful than a black pearl, something that reminded me of 2 eyepatches making love. The shiny black coat of paint could only be compared to the African Jaguar, a sleek yet powerful creature that has dominated it’s advisories for years. Yes, I was looking at the Weber Kettle Grill. I was intrigued, and inspected the unit for flaws, none of which I could find. A passing sales associate noticed my examination of the aforementioned machine, and remarked that it was the best unit he ever had the pleasure of partnering with in his cooking endeavors.

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