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What's your favorite Treager tip?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Gofirstclass, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    The Rack System and the Folding Front Shelf I purchased from this little outfit in Weatherford TX . The rack system is heavy duty. The shelf brackets themselves are custom made for the GMG that I have, and actually follow the arch of the barrel on both sides. You’ll also notice the top rack is smaller. It is a free floating system so you don’t have to drill any holes. The website has better pics.

    As I mentioned earlier, I removed the original grates below and use the bottom grate for cooks to position the meat more center in the barrel. Helps with hot spots and not being too close to the heat shield/drip pan. Although it didn’t help much last Sunday.:D
    https://ogscustoms.com/
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    It’s called “overthinking” things. We have a Petco in the neighborhood and they were $6.

    I had the idea of putting smoker pellets in there and using a cat poop scoop to sift through pellets and limit dust in the hopper. Now I just poor it in and have extra buckets for cleaning the boat. Seeing that it’s cold out, when I do overnight pork shoulder or brisket cooks, I’ll probably do this again to keep moisture out when I get up in the morning to fill the hopper.
     
  3. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    OK another dumb question from a dumb guy. What does this thing do?
    Texas Shaped Custom Stuffed Jalapeno Holder 3/16 Carbon Steel
     
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  6. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    It holds jalapeño poppers Mike.
     
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  7. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Yup - stuff’em and place ‘em in the holder. I wanted to do some of those this Summer but never got around to it.

    Not sure if you all watch Malcom Reed’s videos but he has some good stuff. He also has an app “How to BBQ right” that has some fantastic recipes.

    I did the “inexpensive burnt ends” from pork belly last Summer and it was like meat candy. Had to have the neighbors over to help us eat it (covid friendly of course). It’s a heart attack at the end of a toothpick but really REALLY good.
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We love the Jalapeno poppers, a lot of grocery stores around here sell them already made up.

    My favorite is Pig Shots. Google it - lot of variations. In essence, sausage, bacon and cream cheese on the smoker. I like to put jalapeno slivers in the cream cheese. Top with Jalapeno jelly before putting on the smoker.

    A tip if you head down the pig shot road. Put your softened cream cheese in a sandwich bag, then cut the corner off the bag. You can squeeze the cream cheese out the corner. Really helps if you are making up 50-60 of the things.
     
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  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    That is a GREAT tip. My feeble ol' brain never would have thought of that. Thanks!

    Greg, that's kind of what I figured but wasn't sure. Sounds a lot like a recipe you gave me years ago for ABT's.
     
  10. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    The recipe I gave you is a real good one Mike, but I slice them in half long ways. I have about 100 pre-made, vacuum bagged, and frozen.
    I do that at the end of each growing season with my jalapenos.
    I made pig shots about a month ago for the first time, definitely something I will do again. The baggie trick works great.
    I also use the cream cheese recipe from the ABT's for the pig shots, just adds a lot more flavor than the ones I found online.
    Here's the complete Atomic Buffalo Turd recipe if anyone wants it.

    8 Jalapeno large peppers, halved and seeded

    I pack of cream cheese

    1 cup grated cheddar cheese

    2 cloves garlic, pureed

    3 green onions, minced

    1/2 tsp your favorite rub

    1 tbsp mustard

    1 tbsp mayo

    1 tbsp BBQ sauce

    1 smoked Italian sausage diagonally slice to 1/4 inch

    8 slices or rashers of bacon, room temperature


    - Mix cheese, garlic, onion, rub, mustard, mayo and BBQ sauce together and incorporate well.

    - fill each pepper half with mixture and top with a slice of sausage.

    - wrap the bacon around the turd trying to cover as much of the turd as you can.

    - Use a tooth pick to hold bacon in place.

    - cook in the smoker on a sheet of foil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour at about 250 degrees till bacon is crisp.

    I like to give em a brush with some BBQ sauce 15 minutes before the come out
     
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  11. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
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  12. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Pork Shoulder this weekend. :thumbs up:
     
  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    How does the Traeger handle the cold weather? I guess you just have to crank it up higher and burn more pellets. Any idea how much more in the cold of winter vs summer?
     
  14. bajturner

    bajturner Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    2017 Avon 380DL RIB w/ Yamaha 40
    2019 Sea-Doo GTX
    2020 Sea-Doo RXT-X
    Twin QSC-500 HO
    I have a Traeger...love it. Eggs are good too. I don't really compare them head-to-head. They produce equally good but different results. Depending on what I am cooking, I may prefer a charcoal egg over a pellet grill.

    My best tip would be to get one of these: https://www.thermoworks.com/Signals

    I have the older version and it works great. You can track food and pit temperatures even when you are away from the house.
     
  15. Shaps

    Shaps Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
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  16. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
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  17. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I actually have a Green Mountain, but same thing. I use their insulated blanket which helps but it still goes through the pellets, just not at the rate as without.

    17lbs of shoulder has been brining since 8pm last night. I may let it brine until noon then let it dry a little before putting the rub on it. It'll go on the smoker at about 8 pm. Should take about 17-20 hours total.
     
  18. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I went to Harbor Freight and picked up a fiberglass welding blanket for $30. It's 6'x8' so I just fold it over so it fits the Treager and lay it over the top of the grill like the one Shaps showed.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ft-...lanket-95015.html?_br_psugg_q=welding+blanket

    Big diff, mine cost $30, theirs was $150. I've used mine for 5 or 6 years and it still looks good except where the fabric got heated and turned brown. Maybe this year I'll turn it over.
     
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  19. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Just put it on.

    17lbs of goodness!!

    IMG_6086.jpeg
     
  20. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    683
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    u would be a good neighbor OllieC
     
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