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    Extending the Chimney on my RT-700

    I am considering screening in my side porch to cut down on mosquitoes etc. my RT-700 is on my side porch, has a roof over it, on a level cement slab, and works great. In order to screen in the side porch, I’ll need to extend the rt-700 flue and introduce a right angle. Will that negatively...
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    Basic Maintenance Question

    I have had my Bull for about four months. I’ve probably used it about 75 times for both long cooks and shorter ones. I’ve gone through 300+ pounds of pellets. I recently saw a post here describing an accumulation of pellet dust causing an operational problem. The poster said he fixed the...
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    Seeking Tips/Suggestions for Smoking Lamb Shanks

    Well here’s I'm at. I found a “ smoke and then braise “ recipe on the RecTeq website. Four lamb shanks. I stripped off all of the silver skin (surprisingly more than I expected), and some excess fatty skin. Smoked for two hours at 225. Added the braising mixture to the Bull, simmered ever at...
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    Seeking Tips/Suggestions for Smoking Lamb Shanks

    I am continuing to experiment with smoking various cuts of meat in my RT-700, and I’ve decided to try lamb shanks tomorrow. The plan is, at present, to go with a garlic and herb rub, and smoke them at 225 until the hit about 185-190. Any tips on what to avoid or, better still, how to maximize...
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    Any suggestions for smoking a four pound chuck roast?

    I have it marinating in soy, au jus, Worcestershire, and garlic powder. I’m planning to smoke it at 225. Any “can’t fail” or great rubs anyone suggests?
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    Getting ready to smoke a 4lb chuck roast tomorrow. I’ve already injected it with a basic aujus...

    Getting ready to smoke a 4lb chuck roast tomorrow. I’ve already injected it with a basic aujus, soy, Worcester and garlic powder marinade, letting it stay in the refrigerator overnight. Any suggestions on rubs, time, etc?
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    Thanks to all of you for your comments and questions.
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    I think the culprit has been identified. I’m inclined to think it was the oil in the Italian dressing, because my Bull is on a flat cement slab, the chimney is straight, there’s no clog in the grease drain, and I replace the foil frequently keeping it as smoothly flattened as possible. I have to...
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    That seems kind of unfair to my neighbors. Why should they lose their appetite because I’m grillin’ ?
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    After filling the bin and adding a handfull of pellets to the burn chamber.
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    Thanks for the input. I cleaned everything again, discovered that the pellet bin was empty, now it won’t light up at all
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    Grease Fire in My Bull! What did I do wrong

    I’ve been very careful to keep clean foil, clean grates, and clean sear plates in my RT-700. Last night I was cooking eight bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs along with mixed vegies marinated in Italian dressing. I had the temp set to 395, and as everything reached the desired internal...
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    Smoked pork loin roast

    Anyone have a suggestion for spicing up a smoked pork loin? I’ve been smoking them for years (only recently on an RT-700) and I’ve had great exterior results with various styles of rubs, and decent smoke rings, but the “heart” of the meat still comes out bland (juicy and moist but not unusually...
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    Any chance the App will be updated to all 5ghz

    Sorry but from my experience yesterday (Easter), I have to disagree. I used my Bull to roast a ton of various vegetables for Easter dinner. Several had different set pints and duration. The notices helped me coordinate cooking times and temps perfectly.
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    Definitely Cook to Temp Not Time

    Points well taken. I appreciate the input. Here’s how it turned out. Not as moist or as tender as I would have ideally preferred, but very flavorful. By comparison with my last attempt on my full sized Weber kettle this was an enormous step forward. The last time I basically ended up with...
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    Definitely Cook to Temp Not Time

    First time trying a brisket on my RT-700. As a new experiment with the grill/smoker I didn’t want to ruin a ton of brisket so I went with a 3.5 lb flat. Cooking to “time” based on weight would’ve suggested about 5 hours right? Started it on extreme smoke (180 degrees) at 10:00 am. Gave that 4...
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    Any chance the App will be updated to all 5ghz

    Hi again Mike. Just as a follow up, it turns out that I didn’t have to shut off my 5ghz network. The problem was in the nodes for the whole system. After I established my 2.4 setup under a distinct name, I had to reestablished the nodes for my entire Velop dual band Wi-Fi system. Apparently...
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    Any chance the App will be updated to all 5ghz

    I have a dual band LinkSys Velop Pro 6 Wi-Fi system, and all of the other devices in my home, smart TV’s laptops etc, are connected through my 5gz Wi-Fi. Will the recteq app work with a dual band system once I turn the 5gz system on again?
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    Any chance the App will be updated to all 5ghz

    I am wondering if I’ll have to install a new Wi-Fi router to connect my RT-700.
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