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NorCal Buckeye

MEMBER SINCE   March 06, 2011

2006 alumnus from Ohio State College of Engineering.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing the Buckeyes win the National Championship in 2002 as a student.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

Simple run tonight - my sister was in town and I dialed up some fair trade, gluten free, organic veggies for her.  Threw on some Italian sausages and hot dogs for the rest of us.  The shrooms were actually pretty solid, but not quite a tri tip.

Comment 23 Jun 2019
Thanks for sharing. I'm going to play around with the sausage/cheese/dip/sauce options. If you ever happen to see Kinders sauces I highly recommend them. Their regular BBQ sauce has 4-5 levels of heat and I love their California Gold flavor (mix of ~2/3 tomato based sauce and ~1/3 mustard based). It's a smaller family run company and local to the Bay Area but if you can find their stuff I highly recommend.
Comment 22 Jun 2019
My man Jimmy, learned a new trick. What'd you pit in the bacon wraps? My boys love smoked bacon so in always down for new recipes.
Comment 22 Jun 2019

They must have mistaken the description, it was a teal shirt and not shorts.  Here's a clip from the in field fight:

Guy's name is Randy Marsh, from a local team out of South Park, Colorado.  He did end up getting apprehended shortly after:

Apparently this guy gets into the same trouble all across Colorado:

Comment 22 Jun 2019
I like the Imgur app, makes it really easy. Just select the photo on your phone, hit upload, and copy the link it provides. Much easier than bagging a deer and making jerky. ;-{)}
Comment 21 Jun 2019
I really love the kamado style grill, I end up using it 80-90% of the time. I love the pellet grill, have just found the charcoal grill to be easier and more applicable for regular cooks (don't have as much time for long smokes on the weekend as I did).
Comment 20 Jun 2019
Someone = DJ "I don't have time to grill all day"
Comment 20 Jun 2019
10 minute wings, wow I didn't know Pizza Hut delivered that quick.
Comment 20 Jun 2019
At least your ceiling light fixture survived. How'd the InstaPot ribs turn out?
Comment 20 Jun 2019
I like the pellet grill for pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other long smokes. Also great for vegetables like asparagus, eggplant, squash. I use my charcoal kamado (Akorn) for hotter cooks where it's better to sear. Ribeyes, tri tip, chicken breasts, etc.
Comment 20 Jun 2019
Yeah, I get to hear the griping about Ohio weather from my Mom for 15 minutes every time I call her.
Comment 20 Jun 2019
I haven't done it, but it sounds like your boss is awesome. It'll be neat walking around with one of those spears and shaving meat off at the table for guests.
Comment 20 Jun 2019
Nice. You should also post the pictures of your famous "CalPoppy's microwaved chicken wings".
Comment 19 Jun 2019
Dry brine, no injection needed but I like to spray the pork with apple cider (great way to get rid of the leftovers from your last party). I smoke with apple and cherry pellets at 225-250F for 2-3 hours and when they hit 150F I wrap with foil. I increase temp to 275-325F depending on how much time I have, and then once they get to 190-195F I finish them unwrapped at 350-400F. I found that cutting the pork shoulder into softball sized pieces allows more rub and bark and helps with cook time and flexibility to move around on the grill. I also started chopping the pork instead of trying to pull with the bear claws. Much faster/easier and keeps it from drying out as much.