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July 4th BBQ Welding Blanket and Brisket (no irrigation)

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jul 4, 2012.


    Messages: 18,668

    Finally got the solution to smoking brisket or for that matter cooking with coal up north. Lurking on a BBQ site I read about using a welding blanket to help keep the temp constant. So I figured why not give it a try. Bought a welding blanket on Ebay and it friggin works like a charm. Use half the amount of coals and it keeps the temp constant. I started at 6am this morning when it was 45 out side. Had it up to 225 by 6:30 and with some minor coal and wood additions sat between 220 and 245 til 12:00 before I moved it into the oven.:drinkup:*newusflag*




  2. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Awsome! Brisket imo is probably the hardest meat to smoke... either that or ribs. I had to work today, so I did an easy one. Smoked wings and going to grill hamburgers later for all of my employees.

  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm just having steamers and beer. I like that welding blanket trick. I only wish I had photos of my old mini-grill I paid two bucks for, and modified with a coat-hanger and a cheap wok lid.

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    I've messed with my sisters green egg. Real popular here I'm guessing cuz they don't lose heat like metal. Always wondered what that white plate did. Now I know.
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,156

    Making some tilapia fish burritos, with fresh salsa. Oh and a beer.
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wonder how far down you can scale the egg thing. I stuck with the laughable jury-rig of mine because it used a small amount of charcoal, and cooked a single steak or cornish hen beautifully.
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    That looks damn good but you could have weedeated around the grill.

    Doesn't even feel like the Fourth around here, fireworks are banned, too hot to be outside unless you get in the pool. I hate this weather.
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,156

    Same here. No fireworks, no grilling at the parks unless you bring your own propane grill. No charcoal. Many events cancelled due to fire danger and smoke.
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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 48,918

    so root for the Rockies to beat the Cards (and the Dodgers to beat the Reds, while you're at it)
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    The heat of summer must be getting to you, because you've got it backwards. :nono:


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