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Cookshack!

Postby Aquaman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:12 pm

I'm redirecting a thread to this subject.

I'd like a discussion on ways to use my Cookshack. I haven't been creative so far. I've had it for four years and I always do the same things as follows:

1. Fish laid out on racks with lemon pepper used as a seasoning. Cook on 200 degrees for about 1-2 hours. Apple wood in box.

2. Pork chops with salt. Cook on 225 degrees for four hours. Mesquite wood in box.

3. Sausages. Mesquite wood. Cook on 200 overnight.

I need something new and exciting to try!
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Re: Cookshack!

Postby SteerCrazy » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:18 pm

Aquaman wrote:I'm redirecting a thread to this subject.

I'd like a discussion on ways to use my Cookshack. I haven't been creative so far. I've had it for four years and I always do the same things as follows:

1. Fish laid out on racks with lemon pepper used as a seasoning. Cook on 200 degrees for about 1-2 hours. Apple wood in box.

2. Pork chops with salt. Cook on 225 degrees for four hours. Mesquite wood in box.

3. Sausages. Mesquite wood. Cook on 200 overnight.

I need something new and exciting to try!


You got that thing on an axle or castors??
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Postby Aquaman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:19 pm

It's on stumpy little metal legs.

It's about 30 inches cubed.
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Postby SteerCrazy » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:21 pm

Aquaman wrote:It's on stumpy little metal legs.

It's about 30 inches cubed.


got it...you have any pics you can post of it??
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Postby Aquaman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:29 pm

It's the little guy on the right. Actually I don't think mine's quite that tall.

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Postby Bill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:32 pm

Which model do you have? The 50 or the 008/009? BTW, for sausage in the future, I would recommend getting some 3/4" hardwood dowel and cut 2 or 3 the width of your top rack. Hang your sausage so you don't get those white marks from the grates. The Sausagemakers models come with the dowels. If they want to touch while hanging, use toothpicks to space them. I used to correspond with a lady in the midwest that owns a Smokette. She said she could do pretty much anything in hers that I could do in a WSM. Racks of ribs would have to be cut in half though. She would line the bottom with a couple layers of heavy duty foil in the form of a square bowl to catch the grease from butts and brisket and the like. It was a pita but it saved on cleanup.
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Postby Bill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:33 pm

That should be the Model 50.
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Postby Aquaman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:36 pm

I don't know what model it is. I'm looking over the unit and can't see it written anywhere.

Great idea on the sausages!

The one I have looks exactly like the one on the right side of photo but a little shorter.

It's hard to check it very closely because I have to stand in six inches of snow to see it.

Do you want me to post a picture of snow? :wink:
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:40 pm

Sounds like you have the 008. I cooked on a Smokin Tex for about 1 1/2 years. It is a carbon copy of the Cookshack 008/009. I cooked ribs, butts, briskets, sausages, chicken in it with good success. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Postby Aquaman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:43 pm

How did you cook your chicken?
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Postby Bill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:49 pm

Big Mike, I thought the 2 on pedestals on the left were 008/009's, no?
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:56 pm

Bill wrote:Big Mike, I thought the 2 on pedestals on the left were 008/009's, no?


Yea they are. But he said his is shorter than the one on the right. The only one smaller than the one on the right is a 008/009.
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Postby Bill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:59 pm

Big Mike wrote:
Bill wrote:Big Mike, I thought the 2 on pedestals on the left were 008/009's, no?


Yea they are. But he said his is shorter than the one on the right. The only one smaller than the one on the right is a 008/009.

Maybe it just looks shorter because it's burried in snow!! LOL
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:01 pm

Aquaman wrote:How did you cook your chicken?


Turn the temp all the way up to 250.

If you are cooking breasts, cook until an internal temp of 165-170.

If cooking whole chicken, cook until breast reads 165-170 and thigh reads 175-180.

The only thing about cooking skin on chicken in the Cookshack is that it does not get hot enough to crisp up the skin. Now that I have my Stumps, I cook whole chickens and Turkeys at about 300.
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:01 pm

Bill wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
Bill wrote:Big Mike, I thought the 2 on pedestals on the left were 008/009's, no?


Yea they are. But he said his is shorter than the one on the right. The only one smaller than the one on the right is a 008/009.

Maybe it just looks shorter because it's burried in snow!! LOL


Could be. :lol: :lol:
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