Last Activity:12-19-2014 8:24 AM
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Posted in thread: Dead furnace on 12-19-2014 at 02:19 PM
My sixteen year old Lennox quit last January, just as the "Polar Vortex" descended upon us.
Managed to keep the inside temp at 50°F or above by using two electric space heaters and
keeping the gas ove...
Posted in thread: Thanksgiving Turkey Thread on 11-27-2014 at 09:12 PM
Our 15 pound bird is currently swimming merrily in 350°F oil outside. It will be done in about
20 minutes. I'll let it "rest" for a while before I hack into it. My, I'm getting
Posted in thread: Frying a Turkey - Kettle Too Large - Need Ideas! on 11-27-2014 at 09:10 PM
The oil our bird is currently immersed in outside has been used several times. I store it in my
basement...relatively cool. It is well over a year old...and just as good as it was on Day One.
I do fil...
Posted in thread: Happy Thanksgiving on 11-27-2014 at 05:17 PM
The only daughter of four came home about 2 hours ago. Then, the wife and daughter decided we'd
have our Thanksgiving feast at 400pm. That means I'll need to put the prepared bird...injected
Posted in thread: Frying a Turkey - Kettle Too Large - Need Ideas! on 11-27-2014 at 05:12 PM
Good luck! My turkey was delicious, but it's an expensive way to cook a turkey. The oil costed
more than the hen!The oil can be used more than once. I let the oil cool until the next day,
and pour it ...
Posted in thread: Who's smoking meat this weekend? on 11-24-2014 at 04:24 PM
There was an interesting article in our newspaper today about a fellow who plans to smoke THREE
HUNDRED-SIXTY turkeys! He bought and resurrected a commercial smoker. He sells these smoked
birds and gi...
Posted in thread: Thanksgiving Turkey Thread on 11-24-2014 at 04:20 PM
As I posted previously, I brined a turkey breast and smoked it. Very flavorful...and salty. I
believe that almost all frozen turkeys are injected with a saltwater solution. The next turkey
I smoke wil...
Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 11-24-2014 at 04:13 PM
Now I can smell cigarette smoke in the middle of a parking lot from a car 4-5 spaces away. It
makes me gag!Yuppers! On a nice warm day, when I'm riding my motorcycle in traffic, I can
easily tell what...
Posted in thread: New Glarus on 11-20-2014 at 08:52 PM
The Bad News: I live SEVENTEEN MILES south of the Wisconsin/Illinois state line, and cannot buy
any New Glarus beer in any store/convenience mart near me. The Good News: I live only SEVENTEEN
Posted in thread: Thanksgiving Turkey Thread on 11-19-2014 at 01:01 PM
I'll be deep frying two birds on Thanksgiving. One we will eat; the other I will carve up, the
carcass will get boiled for turkey stock, and the meat and stock will be sent home with
daughter #2. Both...