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#1 Bentley Meredith

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

Since I have not had a chance to get out and see Harold to modify my old 075, I decided I would do a little tinkering myself.  Added these hooks so I can "hang" my brisket and maybe ribs.  I have always wanted a vertical smoker box.  I don't know why I think it is going to make a brisket better, it just seem like it will cook better if it is not touching a grill.  I know that makes no sense...but hey folks it's me.  (Larry what do you think?)


Will try one tomorrow so my Uncles will have meat this weekend while I am away at the Q-fest.  They are leaving Sunday and thought they were going to get away without having to endure one, but they are my next guinea pigs!


The beast, as you can see from this picture is a little "soiled"!  Am gonna pressure wash it and sand it tomorrow and then put 5 coats of new heat resistiant paint on that mutha...should look almost brand new!!!


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#2 Kristin Meredith

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:22 PM

Looks perfect for hanging those little Cornish Game Hens on. Peter, the BBQ world was not yet ready for my drummetee venture. How do you think they would react to Cornish Game Hens?

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:46 AM

Bent,

I'm not trying to be mean, but those hooks look like they could only hang a couple of ribs at most. I had hooks made for a verticle I have at home and they seem to be a lot larger than those. How did you plan to hang the Brisket? Perhaps I don't know how to use the hook method it very well, but my food does not come out any different laying on a grill. I'm also a believer that you should refrain from puncturing the food before or during cooking.

Good luck and let us know how your trial goes. Hopefully those holes can be sealed right, if you decide you don't want to use the hooks.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:12 AM

You could create a brisket hammock out of butcher's twine. Maybe some jerk rub to give it that island flavor.


Anyways, looks like eyebolts for the ultimate in hook configurability.



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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:40 AM

Posted By Kristin Meredith on 02/08/2007 12:22 AM
Looks perfect for hanging those little Cornish Game Hens on. Peter, the BBQ world was not yet ready for my drummetee venture. How do you think they would react to Cornish Game Hens?




How are you going to fit six of them in that little box??  

I'd tell your brother how to impart good flavor in a brisket, but I want to see him hang it..

I am sooo glad I don't have to "modify" my Eggs..

Ohhh Bently I bought another one..  I have 5 now.. 

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:42 AM

Posted By Bram Britcher on 02/08/2007 10:12 AM

You could create a brisket hammock out of butcher's twine.








That would seem the best option

#8 Bentley Meredith

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:08 PM

All you skeptics will see... I will be like the Phoneix.  My goal is to finish in the top 5 once in brisket in 2007. Anyone else have any goals for the 2007 BBQ season?

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:12 PM

Posted By Bentley Meredith on 02/08/2007 10:08 PM
 Anyone else have any goals for the 2007 BBQ season?
Great idea Bentley! I think this thought is worthy of it's own thread!

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:50 PM

Bently you got to stop letting all the pellet secrets out, next you will slip and let out the recipe for the Peanut butter, spam, chicken fat and eggnog brisket injection I told you about!!!!! ,

The string idea looks interesting like a brisket trap ease, Cornish hens might look tasty hanging as Kristin suggested..

Careful with the paint, do a good burn before cooking, old Betsy is one seasoned grill.

Once again the question is asked genius or madman,.. Looks like I keep good company .. Keep on cutting edge Qn.

Bently can you put this in a do it yourself kit for Traeger to market ? (great job on photo)






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