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    Second shelf for the bull

    Do you like DIY projects like this? I think there is already a second shelf on the market. Chad Peterson I think is his name. Here is the link. https://pcsrackworks.com/products Hats off to you... I sure don't have this kind of skill or patience! Congrats on a job well done. Send...
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    Useful life?

    I have seen a few other threads on this topic but few are conclusive or even lead to a point of view. My request for feedback from this group is around useful life of their 700 and environmental factors. "e.g. have had mine 5 years, stored under rook, use 10 times a year, etc.). The...
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    Which one should I buy?

    if price isn't an option that texas company is now in the market with pellet grills. Lonestar Grillz... I have a 700 and think i will go in that direction when it is retired. I wouldn't worry too much about some of the negative vibes here on RT. My personal view (not a fact - an opinion)...
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    Weber Q as “searing station”

    i still love the 700 for a slow up to 100 degrees or so and then i use my Weber Kettle or my Big Green Egg. I light the egg at the same time i throw the meat on the 700. By the time they are at temp my BGE has a good flame. Perfect smoky goodness. Seared! Almost crunchy outside...juicy...
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    Kirkland Signature Pellets

    Interesting... i didn't realize there were a lot of "small companies" in this business. I did research when i bought my 700 years ago and found out that in some (arguably many) cases the difference in the pellets was labeling. Specifically there were 3-4 operations out there making a dozen...
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    Sear plate question.

    If there are no pictures it didn't happen! They looked great! Juicy..nice finish... I am sure she didn't complain about the taste of them. ha! Good work!
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    Where does everyone buy meat for their smoker or grill

    Same range..... Web Order - Have tried a few. Pricey and just like Amazon a little risk. Not bad meat but have had a shipping challenge (e.g. family meal ordered for delivery on Friday with dinner Sat night - one day cushion - showed up Monday). Size issues as posted already (had one issue...
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    Going to Try First Steak Tonight....Suggestions?

    i move to an Egg charcoal/wood fire and have the same experience. I pull at 100. And finish with sear. I find that if i go to 105+ (used to pull at 110-115) i end up with medium after the rest. It takes some confidence. (practice). But that works best for me. In Michigan... couple...
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    For those of you with dedicated griddles...

    Add me to the list of having a lot of toys. And having those facts, I would recommend a stand-alone griddle for sure. I have a RT-700, Green Egg, Large Gasser and a Blackstone 36. The ranking on use for me is as follows... BGE, Griddle, RT700 and the very occasional gasser. I have 4 kids...
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    Venison

    I live in Michigan and am an avid hunter. Venison is not its best when over cooked. I agree with all of the posts that i would reverse sear it. Cook until 110 and then let it rest while you get the 700 up to max temp. Then put it on for 2 min turns (4 mins a side). 2 turn 2 turn flip 2 turn...
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    What are you making for Thanksgiving on your RecTeq?

    We do traditional turkey inside...I added a Prime Rib (Prime - Costco) a few years back. I think we only do the turkey now because everyone feels like we have to. Ha. I do a huge Prime Rib... great horseradish/lemon dip... it is a huge hit. We leave for our hunting property Tgiving night...
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    your last steak

    Espresso Rub.... Thick cut Bone in Prime Ribeye.... Slow and Low on Rec Tec at 225 for about 90 minutes (until about 110)... let sit for about 15-20 mins. Oak Pellets... THen i put it on my egg which is fired up at 700 degrees with cast iron grates.... Put it on for about 90 second...
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    Preferred Rubs

    I have tried many. Love Hefer Dust for beef. And my kids do love Freaking Greek and Asian Persuasion on wings. Believe it or not the rub my kids love most on pork and chicken is Mccormicks Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple. We have tried all of the popular rubs (Meatchurch, Killer Hogs...
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    Steak question

    100% agree with the different choice of meat plan. Exactly what i do. And by the way... you don't need to smoke hers. My wife hates red (other than ketchup) - yes, i am embarrassed. So what i do.. smoke at 225 my thick cuts. Including $200 worth of Delmonicos this week. And I have...
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    Drip tray/foil Question

    I am on the fence on the foil not to foil debate... I started with no foil and was convinced it was actually better. But i did end up with some real messes I didn't like to even scrape when grease mixed with ash and then burnt. So, i decided to go back to foil but not kill myself to make...
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