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    3 Hours Ago
    Sam has been self-employed for 25 years and is finally sick of the stress. He winds up his business and buys 50 acres in Montana as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet. After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and there's a big, bearded man standing there. "Name's Lars ...Your neighbor from forty miles away....Having a birthday party Friday ... Thought you might like to come. About seven..." "Great," says Sam. "After six months out here I'm ready to meet some local folks. Thank you." As Lars is leaving, he stops. "Gotta warn you...There's gonna be some drinkin'." "Not a problem... after 25 years in business, I can drink with the best of 'em." Again, Lars starts to leave, but stops. "More'n' likely gonna be some fightin' too." Sam says, "Well, I get along with people, but I can hold my own. I'll be there. Thanks again." Once again Lars turns from the door. "I've seen some wild sex at these parties, too." "Now that's REALLY not a problem," says Sam. "I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there. By the way, what should I bring?" Lars stops in the door again and says, "Whatever you want. Just gonna be the two of us."
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    19 Hours Ago
    "Hey, my eyes are up here." :insert Debating Whether To Embed South Park Videos emoticon here: :p
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    1 Day Ago
    There was a midget down in Texas whose testicles hurt almost all the time. So he went to the doctor and told him about his problem. The doctor got him to stand up on the examining table, told him to drop his pants, and started to look him over. The doc put one finger under his left testicle and told the midget to turn his head and cough, the usual method to check for a hernia. "Aha!" mumbled the doc and, as he put his finger under the right testicle, he asked the midget to cough again. "Aha!" said the doctor again, and reached for his surgical scissors. Snip-snip-snip-snip on the right side, then snip-snip-snip-snip on the left side. The midget was so scared he was afraid to look, but noted with amazement that the snipping did not hurt. The doctor then told him to walk around the examining room to see if his testicles still bothered him. The midget was absolutely delighted as he walked around and discovered his testicles were no longer aching. The doctor said, "How does that feel now?" "Perfect Doc, and I didn't even feel it. What did you do?" The doctor replied, "I cut two inches off the top of your cowboy boots."
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    1 Day Ago
    "So who's having sex with the hen?"
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    1 Day Ago
    LOL... That would make Billy....Bugs Bunny?
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    2 Days Ago
    I don't know if most butchers have their own vacuum sealing machines or not. Maybe you'd have to find a specialty shop or a game processsor for this, but can you talk your butcher into injecting the meat for you before he vacs it, or waiting to wrap it until you've injected it yourself when you pick it up? I'm gonna guess you don't want to inject meat and then freeze it, so this would all have to be done fresh?
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    2 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MDOnBv0gCKg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>.....
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    2 Days Ago
    I might also try the marinade, just for something different. And this...
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    2 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KE4_xi9cv20" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> "Who wants to eat chiminichangas next year?" LOL
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    2 Days Ago
    I've often said a return to dueling culture could solve a lot of our problems...LOL
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    2 Days Ago
    "Pork belly" is really "side meat" in case that's part of the confusion.
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    2 Days Ago
    Seriously, this is not a joke...:wink Here's what I found quickly...Start at 2:43...Kinda cursory, but you might get the idea. If you look for a pic of "back bacon" you'll see it's just a little tag of belly at the bottom of the loin meat. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YgwtwzeeuGo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Blue Ridge Parkway in Podunk Corner
    Very nice. If you go out in that general direction again, 250 and especially 220 are worth planning around.
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    2 Days Ago
    A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals had a habit of picking on strangers. So when he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen. He went back into the bar, twirled his pistol, flipped it into the air, caught it above his head and fired a shot into the ceiling. "WHICH ONE OF YOU SIDEWINDERS STOLE MY HOSS?" he yelled. No one answered. "ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA HAVE ANOTHA' BEER, AND IF MY HOSS AIN'T BACK OUTSIDE BY THE TIME I FINISH, I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DONE IN TEXAS! AND I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE TO DO WHAT I DONE IN TEXAS!" Some of the locals shifted restlessly. There was some mumbling. The cowboy had another beer, walked outside, and his horse was back! He saddled up and turned to ride out of town, but before he could leave, the bartender came out to the street and said, "I gotta ask, stranger: What happened in Texas?" The cowboy turned back and said, "I had to walk home."
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    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday Music in Podunk Corner
    LOL...
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    3 Days Ago
    LOL...My "friends" can eat inauthentic "BBQ" elsewhere... As for me, I regret that I have but one life to give for pork.... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qulr6vigPOo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    3 Days Ago
    I like almost all BBQ varieties of this region as long as they're pork----PORK!----Mustard, vinegar, tomato...But pork! ---LOL You get a little--I say a little bit--- of beef BBQ in Virginia here and there, some of which is very good. The best BBQ in Virginia as far as I'm concerned is found in the big city of Speedwell, in a little country store/take-out place..and I'm gonna say that was beef, tomato based. I wolfed the food down so fast I didn't really think about it, and I definitely didn't analyze it. My boots were soaked from wading icy creeks, I'd been in the woods for four days with little to eat, and I hadn't found the promised land for muzzleloader bucks...but I remember the sammiches. :grin:
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    3 Days Ago
    It's not necessary for authenticity, except in a certain fairly well- defined geographical area of both Carolinas (more in SC) but it is a lot of fun... Jawohl? (There are a lot of secret Carolina BBQ recipes, including Eastern NC, that never mention mustard. :wink--So now you know...) I welcome the vinegar-and-pepper flame wars....:fire:...Have at it, ya bastards! :grin:
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    3 Days Ago
    That looks great! Here in whole hog country (more fat), some places serve it up almost like mush. It's not the worst thing you ever put in your mouth...I'm just sayin'. :-) Some are places that make it to the BBQ Hall of Fame Map. :hb: So if between the two of you you thought it was "moist and tender, and yee-haw," I'd say "Mission Accomplished...Well Done." My stomach's growling... :clap:
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    3 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-KJPP7GkuPU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>....
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    3 Days Ago
    Okay, I misunderstood. I'd type a long reply, except my limbs won't work and I'm having trouble seeing...LOL
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    3 Days Ago
    You saw that story about the nacho cheese at the gas station in California, didn't you? :p Different circumstances, I'd say, but you're the chef...LOL...I doubt the highter temp can hurt anything. What kind of texture and dryness did people get who complained of the meat falling apart from the sous vide but still took things up into the 200* area in the smoker?
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    4 Days Ago
    I hear ya...It's no fun, from what I've heard. It's only smart to be careful. I just think there's often more tippy-toeing and over-correction over food than there really needs to be. I guess you feel like your thread title was inspired, now...LOL I bet if you don't eat all 11 punds at once, things will be okay. :wink
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    4 Days Ago
    I've never been to the ER, and I've never sent anyone to the ER, either....So that has to say something. LOL. Personally, I'd forge ahead, per what you said above. You could also give the meat a vinegar wash ( I think you can find the info online) and reseal if you need to continue with the sous vide.
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    4 Days Ago
    I'm just here to learn...LOL
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    4 Days Ago
    Ouch! How long was it sitting in water not cooking before you discovered this? I've been known to push the limits of conventional food safety wisdom, but I'll let you answer before I opine. LOL
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    4 Days Ago
    I was wondering about blotting, since the skin is usually pretty wet. But I guess that's mostly fat and juice rather than sauce, unless I basted late.
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    4 Days Ago
    Okay, so I take the split bone-in breast off the cooker. Let's assume it has a marinade or basting sauce on it. The goal is to crisp the skin, which is very moist at this point, possibly slipping off the meat. Vote Now: A. Throw it in deep oil in skillet skin-down. My skillets are not deep enough to totally immerse the whole breast. Should I bother to flip the breast after the top is done? B. Sink the breast in deep oil in the Fry Baby or whatever it is that I have. I can get one whole breast in there, submerged. The dial goes up to 400, but I've never checked to see if I can actually get it that hot.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    No, I never thought of that, though I remember your flash-fry of chicken wings. This could be brilliant. I think I'll try it next time.
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