SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 34
  1. #1
    SitePoint Addict skunkbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Temecula, CA
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How many geeks love to cook?

    I don't cook a lot of things, but when it comes to outdoor cooking, I am pretty awesome. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but today I made some ribs in my smoker, and I don't think there are many restaurants that could come close to the flavor I've got going on.

    I had marinated my ribs since last Tuesday, so they were pretty candied. I've got my own secret marinade, and just before they went in to the smoker, I rubbed brown sugar all over them. The brown sugar melts, drips, and caramelizes on the meat. They smoked for 4 hours between 150 and 200F, and then I put them on the barbeque with a little barbeque sauce. They only need to be on the barbeque for about 4 minutes, and they are done.

    I guess if you don't like meat, you may not care about my luscious ribs, but I've never met a person that didn't love them. (I obviously don't know any vegetarians)

    So, does anyone else here love to cook anything?

  2. #2
    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Philadephia, PA
    Posts
    20,578
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do like to cook but I'm no good at it. Most I can pull off properly is an omelet or some grilled cheese sandwiches

  3. #3
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do like to cook but quite often it is the missus who ends up doing it after a hard day's work. My repertoaire is very narrow too...I make mean pizza, though. Nothing like a pizza to keep you going late at night in front of the computer

  4. #4
    HAHA!
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like it but haven't got enough time
    Cheap web hosting directory listing the cheapest web hosting

    Submit articles to an article directory

  5. #5
    ✯✯✯ silver trophybronze trophy php_daemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,284
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hostpitable View Post
    I like it but haven't got enough time
    Ditto
    Saul

  6. #6
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Crazybanana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In tha fruit cellar
    Posts
    1,379
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I love to cook!

    today I made smoked boneless ham, rice, creamy mashed potatoes with and without garlic, one Crazy sauce, groceries and as dessert I made norwegian rice cream with raspberry sauce, and as after dinner snack, I made a big chocolate cake
    Who's to doom when the judge himself is dragged before the bar


  7. #7
    SitePoint Addict skunkbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Temecula, CA
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybanana View Post
    I love to cook!

    today I made smoked boneless ham, rice, creamy mashed potatoes with and without garlic, one Crazy sauce, groceries and as dessert I made norwegian rice cream with raspberry sauce, and as after dinner snack, I made a big chocolate cake
    Sounds like a wonderful meal!

  8. #8
    got beer? jabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    in my car
    Posts
    735
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cooking a meal is cheaper than buying food from restaurants or fastfoods from where I am at that is why there is that need to cook meals on the daily basis. I ain't good at it but I guess it would just have to do...

  9. #9
    SitePoint Enthusiast WickedGoddess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    49
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know how to cook...well not quite. I know how to fry fish to save my life but other dishes, nah

  10. #10
    ✯✯✯ silver trophybronze trophy php_daemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,284
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybanana View Post
    I love to cook!

    today I made smoked boneless ham, rice, creamy mashed potatoes with and without garlic, one Crazy sauce, groceries and as dessert I made norwegian rice cream with raspberry sauce, and as after dinner snack, I made a big chocolate cake
    Uhm... so you spend 20 hours on cooking every Monday for not to have to cook during the rest of the week?
    Saul

  11. #11
    SitePoint Member nufoundglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Basically, i don't like cooking. I'm bad at it even.

  12. #12
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love cooking but i'm not that nerd enough

  13. #13
    whagwan? silver trophybronze trophy akritic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,780
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I'/m pretty decent at experimental cooking, but I have to be in the mood. I hate receipes and having to follow them, I just find out how I like to use ingredients and prefer to mash something together.

  14. #14
    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida USA
    Posts
    5,774
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmmm. cooking and baking. Some of my favorite things in life

    I cook every day, sometimes simple and sometimes complex. I bake all the breads and cakes and such that we eat. Here is a little peek into what I tend to do: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/album.php?albumid=20
    Ulrike
    TUTs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  15. #15
    SitePoint Addict skunkbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Temecula, CA
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    Hmmm. cooking and baking. Some of my favorite things in life

    I cook every day, sometimes simple and sometimes complex. I bake all the breads and cakes and such that we eat. Here is a little peek into what I tend to do: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/album.php?albumid=20
    Wow, after taking a look at your pictures, I'm not sure anyone can beat you in a cook-off. Delicious looking food!

  16. #16
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skunkbad View Post
    They smoked for 4 hours between 150 and 200F
    So what are you cooking on, sounds like a water smoker to get temps like that.

    I have a Weber Summit Silver natural gas bbq I bought a few years ago and a XL BGE I bought last summer myself.

  17. #17
    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida USA
    Posts
    5,774
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skunkbad View Post
    Wow, after taking a look at your pictures, I'm not sure anyone can beat you in a cook-off. Delicious looking food!
    Thanks Your ribs do sound great, I might give them a try actually
    Ulrike
    TUTs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  18. #18
    SitePoint Addict skunkbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Temecula, CA
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    So what are you cooking on, sounds like a water smoker to get temps like that.

    I have a Weber Summit Silver natural gas bbq I bought a few years ago and a XL BGE I bought last summer myself.
    My smoker is a Brinkmann, and it does have a water pan. It's got three 14" round racks. I modified it a bit. I drilled holes in the firepan, and cut the side to install an inspection door for the firepan. During this last set of ribs, I put ice water in the water pan. If it hadn't been for that, the temp would have been a little hotter, because it was a hot day, and I was using some weird charcoal I hadn't used before, and it seemed to burn hotter than the kingsford that I'm used to using. I got this Brinkmann smoker for free. I helped a friend move her dad's stuff from one house to another, and they gave me this smoker! I've had it for about 3 or 4 years. It's definitely taken some practice to use it. My first experience with the smoker was so bad, I just threw away the meat!

  19. #19
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,746
    Mentioned
    45 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cooking is fun, but not to do everyday.




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  20. #20
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Seattle Wa.
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    your ribs sound delicious, we barbecue a lot of salmon and steak

  21. #21
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i personally love to cook,as the matter of fact, Im planning to take up culinary arts next year..

  22. #22
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Crazybanana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In tha fruit cellar
    Posts
    1,379
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skunkbad
    Sounds like a wonderful meal!
    yes thanks, it was quite tasty

    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon
    Uhm... so you spend 20 hours on cooking every Monday for not to have to cook during the rest of the week?
    hahaha
    I'm doing the cooking every day, here in this house

    Today we will barbecue at the balcony. it's snowing like crazy, but that won't stop us
    Who's to doom when the judge himself is dragged before the bar


  23. #23
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love to cook and recently i've started cooking even more, especially now i've got into my fresh seasonal produce, i'm even considering now using some free time to grow my own veg

  24. #24
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skunkbad View Post
    It's definitely taken some practice to use it. My first experience with the smoker was so bad, I just threw away the meat!
    Water smokers are a nightmare to run, but hey the price was right.

    That's what I like about my BGE, I can stabilize the temp at 225 or so and let it go unattended for hours without having to worry about it. I can even do that in middle of winter when it's 20 below and gale force winds.

    Oh and as far as charcoal is concerned go to www.nakedwhiz.com for a comprehensive charcoal database.

  25. #25
    SitePoint Addict skunkbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Temecula, CA
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    Water smokers are a nightmare to run, but hey the price was right.

    That's what I like about my BGE, I can stabilize the temp at 225 or so and let it go unattended for hours without having to worry about it. I can even do that in middle of winter when it's 20 below and gale force winds.

    Oh and as far as charcoal is concerned go to www.nakedwhiz.com for a comprehensive charcoal database.
    How low of a temp can you stabilize?


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •