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  1. MikeS in Alaska

    Is the forum having issues

    Appears to be a bit sluggish on this end today.
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    Point of the bottom charcoal ash pan?

    heat shield so you don't set the shanty on fire. I tweaked the tabs on the legs to hold mine in place when I dump the ashes.
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    Grill Icons

    You can insert "smilies" in your signature or in a regular post at your choice. Click the smiliey face in the bar above the text box. :blackkettle::redmastertouch::maroonkettle::redgenesis1::blackgenesis1000::originalkettle:
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    Why I'm Done With Reverse Searing

    I am more inclined to reverse sear thicker steaks over an 1 1/4 or better. But seldom can afford them.
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    When did it cease to be news?

    Who, what, when, where, why - and how. Spare me how you feel about it. Like Sergeant Friday sez, "Just the facts, Ma'am." (he never actually said that)
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    I'm battlin carpenter ants

    Not bait but I’ve dusted with plain old 20 mule team Borax. Works for roaches too. But when they got out of hand I called a local pest company.
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    Have you started your garden?

    I use either Neem or Azamax when required and Sluggo.
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    Have you started your garden?

    It does in the Arctic. I have three varieties of tomatoes and three of peppers 🌶 in a grow tent. They are doing great. It’s the only way short of a greenhouse I can get a decent yield on the warm weather crops. When I get rich I’ll put in a heated 12x20 in the front yard
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    What do you guys (and gals) use for charcoal storage?

    In the bag, in the shed. The brand du jour for a cook is metered out in a metal pail as needed. I only keep a couple hundred pounds around at any given time. Lump and briquette.
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    Fresh from the garden

    The cabbage family grows well under the Midnight Sun. The head weighed five pounds and was eighteen inches across.
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    Fresh from the garden

    Just harvested Bok Choy. Trimmed, brushed with olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Grill on high heat for 10 minutes a side or as needed Grilled on the silver b.
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    Have you started your garden?

    Bhut jolokia (ghost pepper) indoors
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    What's the craziest weather you're ever grilled in?

    Over 40 years ago when we arrived in Alaska I swore I'd never grill in the snow or during a snow storm. Well, that promise didn't last long. I will say the Genesis Silver B made winter cooks less painful.
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    Re: Bugs while grilling

    I love the smell of DEET in the morning. It smells like victory...
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    Not enough Weber stuff for Smoke day

    Looks a bit short
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    Chimney starter

    I use a propane torch to light off a chimney of briquettes or lump. Takes about a minute to set it off.
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    What are you barbecuing on Smoke Day?

    I have just been informed the menu will include a slab of St. Louis ribs and a whole chicken.
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    New to me WSM 18.5

    Some like the notch because it’s quick. I would be more inclined to retrofit a now standard side grommet. But that’s just me.
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    New to me WSM 18.5

    Thermometer and side handles are mods. Has a notch or side grommets been added for probe cables?
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    Bacon wrapped pork loin - how would you cook it?

    I like to wrap pork tenderloin in bacon then grill with indirect heat. A pork loin is a different matter, I would look at unwrapping it then do a wet brine or injection of some sort and loosely drape the bacon over it. Then indirect heat until center is desired temp. It's easy to end up with a...