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    So yesterday I experimented on my smoker and made chicken lollipops. Concocted my own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce to dump them in and finish them off on the smoker just to glaze them up a little reserve some of the sauce for dipping later. First crack at it pretty damn tasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    So yesterday I experimented on my smoker and made chicken lollipops. Concocted my own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce to dump them in and finish them off on the smoker just to glaze them up a little reserve some of the sauce for dipping later. First crack at it pretty damn tasty.
    I can't wait to buy my own house to set up the outdoor kitchen space I want. I just moved to Annapolis, so I'm going to buy after a year of renting.

    I already go plans on it:
    I'm going to use pavers for a 10x10-ish area. In one corner will be a round firepit, the middle will be where I put a table, the opposite corner will get an L shape with one L getting a grill, the other getting a smoker. Debating if I want to do a sink or a pizza oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    So yesterday I experimented on my smoker and made chicken lollipops. Concocted my own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce to dump them in and finish them off on the smoker just to glaze them up a little reserve some of the sauce for dipping later. First crack at it pretty damn tasty.
    Is a smoker worth it?
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    I don't consider Brand New indie. I consider them ****ing awesome and don't belong to a genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koldjerky View Post
    Is a smoker worth it?
    Yes. My mom and her husband tried to smoke with their grill is it was god awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    Yes. My mom and her husband tried to smoke with their grill is it was god awful.
    Hmm. I almost grabbed a smaller one this weekend: lowes has a **** load on clearance right now:
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    Quote Originally Posted by koldjerky View Post
    Is a smoker worth it?
    Absolutely. I went with a pellet grill (smoker) last year and have never looked back.

    I started several years ago with an electric masterbuilt box smoker, loved it, my only issue was it not having glass on the front and I like to see inside. If you're looking, you ain't cooking. It seemed to lose heat quick when it was opened.

    For Christmas my kids got me this...
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Pit-Boss-Pr...ill/5000183179

    This is, without a doubt, the best grill I have every owned. I have several friends who spent nearly double on Traeger but get upset that they have to use another grill to sear something. This one has a sliding grill plate so you get the actual grill ability that you would with other grills too. Open flame when you want it, close it off to smoke low and slow when you don't. Super versatile.

    We had our deck torn down and poured a huge patio last year. We had a small section poured so that I could have all my stuff in one spot. Here is my setup (along with the pit boss above):

    https://www.amazon.com/Blackstone-Ou.../dp/B009971BM6
    https://www.amazon.com/Weber-4611000.../dp/B0098HR0PY

    Each one has it's own purpose, but there is nothing I can't do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    Yes. My mom and her husband tried to smoke with their grill is it was god awful.
    I have a weber kettle that I no longer use at home, took it down to our camper. You can do some really good stuff smoking with indirect heat if you know what you are doing. sadly, some don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koldjerky View Post
    Hmm. I almost grabbed a smaller one this weekend: lowes has a **** load on clearance right now:
    I'd get a small cheap one to start with. Refine your skills on something smaller and cheaper. Will you get great smoked meat? Not likely. Will you learn timing, temps, woods, and all of that? Absolutely. Then when you are comfortable you can upgrade. My former center manager did that. Got one for like $175 when he bought his house, because he's going to smoke the turkey this year he just went all in on a good Treager smoker for a couple hundred. He made smoked bacon wrapped wings for my going away party as his first thing and it was so good, and he was good with them on his own setup, but it was just that much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    I can't wait to buy my own house to set up the outdoor kitchen space I want. I just moved to Annapolis, so I'm going to buy after a year of renting.

    I already go plans on it:
    I'm going to use pavers for a 10x10-ish area. In one corner will be a round firepit, the middle will be where I put a table, the opposite corner will get an L shape with one L getting a grill, the other getting a smoker. Debating if I want to do a sink or a pizza oven.
    I would love to do a pizza oven, not sure I would justify it by using it enough but it would just be completely badass. I do a ton of pizza on the Blackstone though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    I have a weber kettle that I no longer use at home, took it down to our camper. You can do some really good stuff smoking with indirect heat if you know what you are doing. sadly, some don't.
    True. Best thing I've learned (without having one) about a good smoker, it they are pretty much an idiot proof thing. Smoking with indirect heat is tough enough that most don't know how to do it well.

    Speaking of those bacon wrapped wings, he used a combo of apple wood and maple wood. No sauce needed after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    I would love to do a pizza oven, not sure I would justify it by using it enough but it would just be completely badass. I do a ton of pizza on the Blackstone though.
    Yea, that's my issue. Would I use it enough. I got an idea from someone to buy a cheap one then just encase it in bricks to make it look built in, then if I like it and want it fully built out to take the time to fully build it. Although I like the idea of the sink built in for cleaning and or doing a little wet bar built in.

    My "wet dream" setup is to do an accordion window: https://www.windorsystems.com/wp-con...7148401632.jpg; so on one side of the L is my actual indoor kitchen and the other side is the outdoor kitchen. That way when I have people over we can just pass food from inside to outside through it rather than all that walking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    True. Best thing I've learned (without having one) about a good smoker, it they are pretty much an idiot proof thing. Smoking with indirect heat is tough enough that most don't know how to do it well.

    Speaking of those bacon wrapped wings, he used a combo of apple wood and maple wood. No sauce needed after.
    Chicken is so forgiving too, as our most meats if you do them low and slow. There is really no way to screw it up in the electric type smokers unless you try to do it based on time instead of temp.

    #1 Rule, cook to temp. If you need to have something ready by a certain time, plan for more time. I have tasted many bad pork butts, briskets, ribs that never got to where they should have because the cooker was too worried about getting them done too quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    Yea, that's my issue. Would I use it enough. I got an idea from someone to buy a cheap one then just encase it in bricks to make it look built in, then if I like it and want it fully built out to take the time to fully build it. Although I like the idea of the sink built in for cleaning and or doing a little wet bar built in.

    My "wet dream" setup is to do an accordion window: https://www.windorsystems.com/wp-con...7148401632.jpg; so on one side of the L is my actual indoor kitchen and the other side is the outdoor kitchen. That way when I have people over we can just pass food from inside to outside through it rather than all that walking around.
    Oh yeah, that is pimp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    Oh yeah, that is pimp!
    My head is not just a hat rack my friend. I found an area I like here, it's kinda up and coming, near downtown. I can get a 2 br, 2 ba 1200 sq ft cape for like $275,000. I can afford to take a mortgage and home improvement loan up to $350,000, so that gives me an awesome cushion to do things. Having been a city planner I've been around enough stuff to know the basics. Really only need specialists for electric and drywall (electric is expertise, and drywall is equipment). Just plan on painting cabinets in a new place, replace flooring, upgrade most of kitchen knobs, pulls, sink, faucett, window, appliances. Bathrooms is where I plan on doing massive work in each room.

    Given I'm a big time planner I have everything planned what I'm going to do:
    #1 - Master bath and bedroom. Live out of the spare for both. I can get that done in about 2-3 weeks.
    #2 - Kitchen. Again, doing everything right I can be done in about 2-3 weeks.
    #3 - Flooring. I want hardwood everywhere, even the bedrooms. I've had it in my last 3 apartments and I can't imagine not having it anymore.
    #4 - Spare bathroom refresh. Not going to completely redo things like the master bath, but just reline the shower, new vanity, paint, and floor.
    #5 - Backyard. Fence for the dog, stone patio, shed, wood deck.
    #6 - Other Exterior areas
    #7 - Garage storage system.

    I plan on paying for 1, 2, 4, and the stone patio area with the loan. Everything else will be paid for as I go.

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