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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:02 AM

Two racks of pork ribs on the big green egg soaking up the pecan smoke

Family dinner today. If today is like years past and it should be there will be at least 100 of my family members together. Not one word of politics or religion save for a prayer before we all dig in to the bounty that will be. Over the years everyone has come to expect me to bring smoked ribs, my wife this year is a vetabile bake that will make your mouth water.
My family is a big family and we all love one another. We do as our parents set the tone for years ago and that is to agree to disagree and to keep politics and religion our of family matters.
I'm a happy man.
I hope everyone has as great of a day today and all days going forward
Peace DU

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Reply Two racks of pork ribs on the big green egg soaking up the pecan smoke (Original post)
madokie Dec 2012 OP
otherone Dec 2012 #1
malaise Dec 2012 #2
secondwind Dec 2012 #3
marble falls Dec 2012 #4
Gman Dec 2012 #5
tosh Dec 2012 #47
AnneD Dec 2012 #49
jpak Dec 2012 #6
sellitman Dec 2012 #7
Aerows Dec 2012 #8
arely staircase Dec 2012 #14
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #17
Aerows Dec 2012 #24
arely staircase Dec 2012 #33
Aerows Dec 2012 #34
arely staircase Dec 2012 #35
Aerows Dec 2012 #36
arely staircase Dec 2012 #37
Aerows Dec 2012 #38
RandiFan1290 Dec 2012 #42
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #22
Aerows Dec 2012 #25
Aerows Dec 2012 #26
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #29
Aerows Dec 2012 #30
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #27
Aerows Dec 2012 #28
Aerows Dec 2012 #31
snooper2 Dec 2012 #53
Aerows Dec 2012 #54
tridim Dec 2012 #9
12AngryBorneoWildmen Dec 2012 #12
Jazzgirl Dec 2012 #20
Aerows Dec 2012 #32
ReRe Dec 2012 #10
Zorra Dec 2012 #11
12AngryBorneoWildmen Dec 2012 #13
japple Dec 2012 #15
babylonsister Dec 2012 #16
LiberalLoner Dec 2012 #19
madrchsod Dec 2012 #18
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #21
forthemiddle Dec 2012 #23
whopis01 Dec 2012 #45
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #39
Skittles Dec 2012 #40
Lex Dec 2012 #50
panader0 Dec 2012 #41
FarCenter Dec 2012 #43
marble falls Dec 2012 #44
Aerows Dec 2012 #52
marble falls Dec 2012 #55
Aerows Dec 2012 #56
marble falls Dec 2012 #57
Aerows Dec 2012 #58
Aerows Dec 2012 #59
IADEMO2004 Dec 2012 #46
tosh Dec 2012 #48
Festivito Dec 2012 #51

Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:03 AM

1. enjoy my friend

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:12 AM

2. Enjoy

There is nothing like family

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:18 AM

3. How lucky you are! We have one of these every year too... priceless!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:21 AM

4. My pal, Skwerl, and you must be brothers - this sounds just like him. Bless you!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:03 AM

5. Pecan is a great wood for bbq

I threw in a couple of pieces of pecan when I grilled a couple of rib eyes last night.

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Response to Gman (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

47. Wow, I really learned something from this OP.

Pecan wood is so abundant on my property. We use it for firewood and kindling but I never thought it might be good for smoke grilling. I'll be putting this to the test promptly! Mmmm-mmmm!!!

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Response to tosh (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:05 PM

49. It is prized here in Texas....

For smoking meats. So is mesquite, and most people think of that as a junk tree.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:05 AM

6. Yum!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:40 AM

7. I've always wanted on of those Big Green Egg's

Wish they werent so darn expensive.

Hope you have a great day.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

8. What's a green egg?

It sounds kind of scary LOL.

EDIT: I looked it up, and imagine my surprise when it was a grill. That was TOTALLY not the first thing that popped into my mind when I read "a green egg." Mine was more of the Dr. Seuss variety, and I wondered why one would eat a green egg LOL. You learn something new everyday.

Have a great time with your family

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Response to Aerows (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:11 AM

14. even though you found it

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:49 AM

17. I was wondering what it would crawl out of it when it hatched. n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:27 PM

24. LMFAO

So was I!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:16 PM

33. notice

how big the thing is - as in deep - and how little actual grill space there is. you can cook one steak with thirty gallons of charcoal.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:10 PM

34. It looks like a great grill

I'd make some fat fillets on that or even better Porterhouse cuts.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

35. not good for parties

you must agree.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #35)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:23 PM

36. Don't know

I've never tried other than my gas grill for parties. Are you saying the egg isn't good for parties, or other types? I know a small hibachi is terrible for more than one or two pieces of meat. Gas grills, now, they can do the job

If you get a charcoal grill hot enough, it makes some DELICIOUS grilled food. I've only used my small charcoal grills for a couple of people, though. Still, it came out delicious when I got the grill hot enough.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:28 PM

37. i am saying

the actual grilling space looks too small.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #37)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:31 PM

38. Could be

It looks like they make them in big dimensions, so you can both get them hot enough, and have enough cooking space. They have vertical racks, too. I've never seen one before today, so I have no idea how well they work, but I assume they are probably awesome for slow cooking. I need more information about them before I leap to conclusions. So far, I've heard they have a bunch of racks. That sounds like vertical cooking space to me.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:45 PM

42. Only $1000?

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Response to Aerows (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:18 PM

22. I didn't know, either--was expecting a Morford column, lol!

The title does kinda read like a Morford headline.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:29 PM

25. LOL

I didn't know what to think. I pictured this giant ostrich egg or something sitting in the middle of things soaking up pecan smoke and then everyone ate it. The fact that it was green really messed with my sensibilities

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:54 PM

26. You must be from the South

I am. I'd never heard of a "Green Egg" grill. I just have a regular one.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

29. Yep--Southern California. :)

I never heard of the Green Egg before. And I'm enough of a grilling addict that I've bundled up and grilled in the snow when I lived in other states.

The purists probably would consider me a heretic, though, because my current grill is a small electric one.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:00 PM

30. My current love is a gas grill that lights with just a touch

but I've had hibachis and charcoal kettles before . Now if you have an electric grill that comes close to anything done of an open flame, you would be doing a public service telling which one it is, because I can't find one that comes close. Fess up, please.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

27. It's a Japanese hibachi grill. We had one when I was a kid,

and my dad proclaimed it the best grill in the world.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

28. I thought

about visions of a giant green egg, it being smoked, and people eating it, like an ostrich egg. I don't always get it, but in this case, I truly looked like foolish.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

31. Oh, and I've had various hibachi grills

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They make delicious filets even more delicious They barely knock the blood out of them, while developing a crisp on the outside if you do them right. You have to get them very hot, though. It takes some practice, but if you can get them hot enough. Awesome.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:56 PM

53. That's not a real grill...

This what a grill looks like (think of the smoker as a bonus)

Too bad they went out of business- New Braunfels Bandera





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Response to snooper2 (Reply #53)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:10 PM

54. OMG

That looks awesome. That piece on the bottom next to the bell peppers looks like it is done enough for me .

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:56 AM

9. Just finished off my monthly burnt end sandwich from Gates in Kansas City.

Probably the best tasting single thing in the world.

Have a great meal!

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Response to tridim (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:07 AM

12. I had mutton at gates 35+ years ago.

I was driving Chicago to San Diego and had to try KC BBQ. Is mutton still available?

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:08 PM

20. I believe it is still available.

I used to est A LOT of mutton from Gates when I went to college many moons ago. I also knew Ingrid Gates very well as we were in school together.

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Response to Jazzgirl (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:14 PM

32. Lamb is delicious

and certainly still available. If you are referring to something other than the traditional usage of the word, I can't imagine, but I love lamb, particularly rare grilled lamb.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:56 AM

10. Peace be to all of your family.... Have a wonderful day and make allot of good memories!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:57 AM

11. +1. Happy is good. nt

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

13. Pctures Please. nt

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:11 AM

15. Most every Sunday, the family gathers at my house for dinner. There

are usually just 7 of us, but for holidays, it grows to 12. It's another story if we have family reunions. I think I have about 36 first cousins on my Mom's side and about 40 on my Dad's side.

Just as you said, "we do as our parents set the tone..." and enjoy our time together.

Hope your day is filled with love. I know your ribs are amazing!

PS: We're having pot roast.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:25 AM

16. Bon appetit, madokie! Sounds like great fun!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:40 AM

19. +1

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:50 AM

18. good eats and family fun!



"...ain`t that america

home of the free

and little pink houses

for you and me..."

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:10 PM

21. The Big Green Egg is on my to-get list

Right now, I only have a pair of salt and pepper shakers to hold me over.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:21 PM

23. Sorry, but I have to ask

What else is being served for meat? Two racks of ribs for 100 people just doesn't compute?
I assume it is a pot luck, but you have my mouth watering, and I want the rest of the menu.......

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:43 PM

45. Maybe they are Fred Flintsone type ribs....

Two racks should feed 100 people - just got to make sure they don't tip over the car.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:32 PM

39. Glad you all had a good time. But standing around waiting to eat killed animals

sounds a bit morbid to me.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:14 PM

40. OK, femrap

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Response to Skittles (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:21 AM

50. snort

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:31 PM

41. What are the other 99 people going to eat?

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:53 PM

43. Meat + smoke + heat makes for some serious carcinogens.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:14 PM

44. I'll be having your portion, then.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

52. You'll have to split it with me

*waves fork at marble falls' extra portion*

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Response to marble falls (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:49 PM

55. Deal. I'll bring a couple of the local brews.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #55)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:32 PM

56. In it in a Minute

I like reds.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #56)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:49 PM

57. Dark ales are well represented out here in the Hill Country. Ever hear of Ziegenbach?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:57 AM

58. We are going to have the most awesome barbecue

EVER.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:00 PM

59. Might as well call it Heaven beer, because it tastes so good.

Ziegenbach

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:14 PM

46. Great post. Sounds like you are a member of a great family.

Say hi to Bartcop if you see him. We didn't make it to Muskogee this year and I miss seeing the folks there.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:25 PM

48. Lucky you!

I miss those big family gatherings. We don't have them now that my parents' generation is all but gone but I have very fond memories of those for both sides of my family.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:03 AM

51. Don't agree TO disagree, agree THAT WE disagree.

The first celebrates disagreement.

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