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  1. Some good links for those interested in getting started: Smoking Meat Smoking Meat Forums Amazing Ribs Weber Bullet
  2. I'm also a fan of the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. They have quite a fan base online. I've got the 18", which is their mid-sized version. Just big enough to smoke a turkey of up to 14=16 lbs. Using both racks, you could smoke 6 racks of ribs at a time, and it's fairly economical of charcoal/smoke wood. Plan to add a good remote reading thermometer, both for greater accuracy, and so that you can keep an eye on the smoker and the meat temps from wherever you happen to be.
  3. Yeah, but she was no Maureen McCormick.
  4. Yep. I've got Grandma's (or maybe Great-Grandma's) cast iron. Griswold skillets and a dutch oven. A good bit over 100 years old. Which means they're almost broken in.
  5. Yes, but I noticed your use of the past tense...
  6. From what I've read, grilled meats have higher carcinogen levels than smoked meats; the polyaromatic hydrocarbons form when fat drips directly onto hot coals or burner elements. Smokers don't generally use direct heat, and they operate at lower temperatures than grills. Smoked and grilled are both yummy, of course. Moderation in all things. Including moderation.
  7. I'm opting for turkey in the oven again, partly because I like stuffing in the bird, I like the crispy skin, I have a really good bourbon glaze recipe, and this year's turkey is on the large side for the smoker. I'll probably cook my first whole smoked turkey some non-holiday weekend, though I've got a turkey breast and some turkey drumsticks in the freezer, and I always like how they turn out smoked. Yesterday I scored a prime rib roast that I'm planning to smoke for Christmas, with a cherry glaze recipe I've had tucked away. Been looking for a prime rib roast for months--they're hard to find around here, other than immediately before Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  8. Agreed! And thanks for the 'science' link you initially posted. Some good info in there.
  9. "suckitphil" would be a fine serial number. Alphanumeric is allowed.
  10. They still do that in my town. We're off the beaten bath, but one year we were late in renewing our dog's license and the town sent someone to the house. "Knock Knock Knock" "Bark Bark Bark" "Here's your ticket" was the way that interaction went down (the inspector didn't need to come in the house, the dog 'confessed'). Year's earlier, we were given a plush toy sheltie that looked a bit like our dog. When our dog passed this year, we put the stuffed dog in what had been our dog's favorite spot looking out the window. We didn't renew the dog's license, of course, and didn't think more about it until we got another ticket in the mail, stating that the inspector had come to the house and confirmed we still had the dog. We sent the unpaid ticket back, with a picture of the stuffed toy in the window and a note saying "Do you mean this dog?" Never heard anything more about it.
  11. I've always listed my own number at work as my employer's number. I've never gotten a call.
  12. There is good pizza elsewhere. Good bagels, maybe not so much. But you can't find really good BBQ or Mexican food back here (at least I haven't).
  13. We agree on the use of air. Air 'molecules' are mostly nitrogen molecules, so that's a wash. It's true, oxygen molecules are a little smaller; I don't know if that makes a practical difference in how fast tires lose pressure. Helium balloons stay inflated for a much shorter time than air balloons. Helium is a tiny, slippery little atom. It's true, air compressor air will almost always be moister than commercial compressed nitrogen, so maybe that's relevant (less so if you rarely have to add gas to your tires). And this one I had to look up: at the pressure found in auto tires, nitrogen and oxygen are within maybe 0.01% of each other in terms of how pressure changes with temperature. The deviation from ideal gas laws really isn't a factor until the pressure gets to be a lot higher. pressure/temperature relationships. I've also noted that the folks selling nitrogen to fill tires for all of the reasons called out in the various posts above never seem too alarmed about the outside of the tire being exposed to air, and there is a lot more surface area to be affected on the outside. Yes, external pressure is lower, but a 30 psi difference doesn't mean much in terms of chemical reactivity.
  14. OK, somebody make this post a sticky. It will save everyone the time and effort of posting photos of their Glocks. Open this image: Glock 17 That's a photo of a Glock 17, a standard size Glock. The other standard size Glocks (G20, G21, G22, etc) look exactly like that. Now move closer to your screen. See how the gun looks bigger? That's a competition model (G34, G35, G41). They all look the same. Move a little closer to the screen. You are now looking at a long slide (G17L, G24, G40) There is no need to look at photos of the individual models; they're the same damn thing. Now, from your normal viewing position, move a little further from the screen. See how the image got smaller? You are now looking at a compact model (G19, G23...). Finally, move back just a little more. You're now looking at the subcompact models (G26, G27, G29, G30...) That's it. The entire Glock pistol model matrix, in one photo. Mods--you may now close this thread.
  15. Oxygen, even the 21% found in air, can react with the rubber to some extent; I'd think it would mostly go after the sulphur crosslinks formed in the vulcanization process. That said, I have no idea if there is actual data to show this causes meaningful degradation of the rubber over the life of the tire. I fill my tires with air, and don't worry about it further. Tires wear from the outside in a lot faster than they degrade from the inside out.