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I learned today that you can make blueberry waffles... not just for pancakes anymore!
We had a great crop of blueberries and this past week they were a little on the smaller size so they were perfect to fit in between the squares on waffle griddle...

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Try something called Blue Berry Buckel. It is a BB coffee cake. Something my wife has been making for years. OMG. Double the amount of BBs recommended !
 

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I got a charcoal smoker for Father’s day to replace my electric smoker that bit the dust. So I have had a brisket, multiple ribs (baby back and spare) and pork shoulder since then. These are the most recent (no brisket shown.

Loving my Weber Smokey Mountain
 

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I got a charcoal smoker for Father’s day to replace my electric smoker that bit the dust. So I have had a brisket, multiple ribs (baby back and spare) and pork shoulder since then. These are the most recent (no brisket shown.

Loving my Weber Smokey Mountain
How would you compare this to the electric one?
Would the electric be a good beginners one?
 

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My brother has the Weber SM and likes it. A friend of mine has a Traeger and produced the best ribs on it I've ever had. Just melted in my mouth. Have to admit he is not a professional, but is good enough to be on TV a few times because he is good. :shrug:
 

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How would you compare this to the electric one?
Would the electric be a good beginners one?

I liked my electric for the ease of use. And I never had a bad piece of meat from it. But the flavor and smoke from the WSM charcoal smoker is definitely noticeable. It does take a little more attention to keep the temps regulated, but the fact that there are no electrical parts to fail (like I had on my masterbuilt) is a huge bonus. I am just getting used to this guy to be honest, but the ribs and brisket were amazing. I won’t go back.

But as to your question about a beginner, yes, I think the electric was great. I even thought about getting a pellet smoker as a replacement, but they have electrical hoppers and I don’t want to rely on power anymore.
 
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I'm a Weber / charcoal guy myself. I have 3 different sizes Webers and can do just about everything I want with them. More work but better flavor. I do have a charcoal smoker that I have and have used for more than 35 years I break out once in a while
 

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Now you are talking. Had some wild caught shrimp this weekend myself. So many ways to cook them. Been more than 50 years since I had real scallops. Actually caught in a shrimp boat trawling. Just melted in your mouth
 

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Decided to smoke some burgers today. Threw in a rack of ribs too. Made too many burger patties so I put some on the grill for comparison. Hands down, the smoked burgers were the best I have ever made. May never grill them again.
 

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Did a couple briskets, thick pork chops, a 4 rib dino rib plate and some chicken quarters on Saturday. Got protein for a while now! This is how is it started at 12:45 Saturday morning.


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Glad one of those black bears didn't break in around 5am and grab a snack. A good friend who's property backs up against the GSMN Park has been sending video of one coming through his yard.
 

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Glad one of those black bears didn't break in around 5am and grab a snack. A good friend who's property backs up against the GSMN Park has been sending video of one coming through his yard.
Been here 16 years and only seen a bear once, about a mile away and that was 9 years ago or so...
 

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Been having a beef standing rib roast probably a little to long, but it was vacuum sealed so still good in the freezer. Been raining a couple of days here because of another tropical system so decided to just cook in the oven. Came out medium rare and was delicious. Roasted some potatoes with it also and had some fresh cooked carrots also. Before and after pictures. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
 

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Man the beef was good, but I love me some chicken andouille gumbo ! I like it slightly better with smoked turkey. I'll bring the rice !
 
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