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Mike P in Tucson

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Thom,

How did the ribs turn out in your first use of the Excel?  What are your thoughts / comments about it?
#16 - October 09, 2010, 06:13:09 am
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AZ John
Do you use a Guru system?
#17 - October 09, 2010, 08:08:18 am
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Thom Emery

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Thom,

How did the ribs turn out in your first use of the Excel?  What are your thoughts / comments about it?

 I am working on fire management with the XL
Building a extended burn charcoal basket is our next step
We are doing Carne Asada for my birthday today
Got a XL and a Frontier coming
#18 - October 09, 2010, 08:11:18 am
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Crash

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Thom,

How did the ribs turn out in your first use of the Excel?  What are your thoughts / comments about it?
Personally, we think the Pro Q Excel 20 is a rib cooking machine.  We use 2 stackers and cook 4-6 slabs on the top rack, nothing on the bottom rack.
#19 - October 09, 2010, 05:18:34 pm
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Thom Emery

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Crash you use Blue Bag always?
Do you just use the stock charcoal basket?
A Guru system?
#20 - October 09, 2010, 05:27:08 pm
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Crash

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Crash you use Blue Bag always?
Do you just use the stock charcoal basket?
A Guru system?
Yes
Yes
Stoker
#21 - October 09, 2010, 05:29:26 pm
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esselle

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all right then
What do you normally cook on the Frontier and what would you cook on the XL?
any difference? or just a size of the meats decision?
You can cook anything you want (size permitting) on either. But if I was only buying one it would be the excel, purely because it's bugger.
#22 - October 10, 2010, 09:24:23 am
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AzJohnnyC

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AZ John
Do you use a Guru system?

No Guru/Stoker.  Lump charcoal, minion method, stock Pro Q.  It holds temp really well with only one vent barely cracked, the other two closed when it gets to temp.  Sometimes I wish I used that instead of my Lang so I could get some sleep!
#23 - October 10, 2010, 01:52:38 pm
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Mike P in Tucson

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AZJohnnyC,

That is my experience, also.

Thom, you have been over at the British BBQ Society forum.  Did you see where a lot of them use a large clay saucer (one that would go under a planter) instead of water in the water pan?  I haven't tried that yet, but those folks swear by it.
#24 - October 11, 2010, 09:07:02 am
all time series records with asu (as of 12/1/2012)

football: 47-38-1 arizona
basketball: 142-80 arizona
baseball: 237-203-1 arizona

Thom Emery

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I will check that site Thanks
#25 - October 11, 2010, 11:43:13 am
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Mike P in Tucson

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Just go to their forum and do a search for clay saucer or terracotta saucer.

Out of curiosity, does anyone here use a clay saucer, or anything other than water in their ProQ?  Recently I have used sand in the water pan, about 1/3 full.  But I have had some temperature spikes with that, so added just a little water to the pan also (I cover the sand with foil).
#26 - October 12, 2010, 06:00:57 pm
all time series records with asu (as of 12/1/2012)

football: 47-38-1 arizona
basketball: 142-80 arizona
baseball: 237-203-1 arizona

Crash

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We foil the pan and start cooking.  No water, no liquid, no river rocks...nothing but a foiled, empty pan.
#27 - October 12, 2010, 07:00:29 pm
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Thom Emery

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I have a Pro Q Excel and a Frontier coming
Should be in this weekend
#28 - October 12, 2010, 08:38:39 pm
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DanMan

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I use a ProQ had a hard time with temps last cook though.
#29 - October 12, 2010, 10:17:06 pm

Thom Emery

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Any idea why it was difficult to manage?
#30 - October 13, 2010, 06:36:35 am
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