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Pitmaster T
03-09-2013, 10:18 PM
After Seven Days

http://youtu.be/wnIll1ZrSSE

Hoss
03-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Love some of your vids,but I ain't t wastin GBs on a pig in a poke.You are entertaining though.Is it Really that hard to post a few pics and some conversation,just askin?

bigabyte
03-09-2013, 10:45 PM
I have now seen the pinnacle of perfection. Kill me now, everything can only be downhill from here.

Unless I get me a PBC. Then I have some perfect chicken left to taste.

I almost have enough prescriptions for one.

Q-Dat
03-09-2013, 10:47 PM
The chicken was so good Donnie yelled "FUN!"

Q-Dat
03-09-2013, 10:49 PM
And was that "What Child Is This" playing in the background?

Pitmaster T
03-09-2013, 10:55 PM
"and the stylus is stuck."

landarc
03-09-2013, 11:13 PM
Greensleeves?

Now even more I feel I want one of these new fangled cookers for chicken

Ijustwantedtolookatpics
03-09-2013, 11:13 PM
I can't get the music out of my head

chriscw81
03-09-2013, 11:14 PM
meh, not impressed. that cooker could use some improvement. i suggest "penny on a tape". :biggrin1:

MilitantSquatter
03-09-2013, 11:16 PM
Great vid Donnie (appreciate the reference in the opening)...

Did you use FDS feminine deodorant for the cosmetics ??

Neonnblack
03-09-2013, 11:17 PM
Chicken looked good. But.. was it 330 dollars good? You never actually really reviewed it at all, you just cooked some chicken.

Anyways i really enjoyed the vid. thanks.

Boshizzle
03-09-2013, 11:26 PM
Bro, that's something else! :laugh: I see you are pimping the brethren site too. :wink:

gtr
03-09-2013, 11:37 PM
I'm only at the part where it says "Script by Pfizer". :laugh: :clap2:

I really enjoyed the vid - looking forward to more! That's some entertaining chit right there. :laugh:

Fo Sizzle My Nizzle
03-09-2013, 11:39 PM
Felt like I was watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas part deux. I need drugs...

flyingbassman5
03-10-2013, 12:00 AM
T actually bought and USED a Pit barrel.......

Either I'm dead or the world is coming to an end (again)....


Either way, the video was at least entertaining! Thanks T! :eusa_clap

tish
03-10-2013, 01:42 AM
Love your videos, Donnie! Some enchanted evenings, I sit watching them 'till 3:30 in the morning. Too farkin' funny. :wink:

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 08:52 AM
Chicken looked good. But.. was it 330 dollars good? You never actually really reviewed it at all, you just cooked some chicken.

Anyways i really enjoyed the vid. thanks.

Technically, I did. I just took over 7 days and a 20 minute video to say "its so easy a pharmaceutical zombie could use it," and it makes chicken "goodness gracious" good.

sbramm
03-10-2013, 09:07 AM
just ordered one for my brother as a gift, scheduled to arrive this tuesday.

i will shoot him the link to your vid for the how too's on the cooker!

may have to score one of them for myself too!

great vid!

Redheart
03-10-2013, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the video link. I lost it on "Goodness Gracious". I felt like I was watching 'Blazing Saddles' on ABC Family Channel. Great work, great sense of humour and it looks like a great cooker.

Bludawg
03-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Truly a great Video but it raises some questions.
Does Mr. potato head actually have a Pitmaster"T" voodoo doll?
Was there any woman's underwear involved with the lipstick( very disturbing)??

Phubar
03-10-2013, 11:05 AM
Lol @ 18:50!

code3rrt
03-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Very creative.........Lookin' forward to the future productions.

Neonnblack
03-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Technically, I did. I just took over 7 days and a 20 minute video to say "its so easy a pharmaceutical zombie could use it," and it makes chicken "goodness gracious" good.

I was kind of thinking that also, but had to be sure. :thumb:

jeffjenkins1
03-10-2013, 11:43 AM
You're too much, very entertaining!

Jeff

bigabyte
03-10-2013, 11:55 AM
I couldn't hear what your message was to those who don't like lighter fluid.

I turned the volume up and everything.

:confused:

Johnny_Crunch
03-10-2013, 11:57 AM
Nice video.

boogiesnap
03-10-2013, 12:03 PM
you da man, man! no mistaking that, but where's the paul pierce???

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 12:34 PM
u mean this?

nucornhusker
03-10-2013, 01:16 PM
Great video, Donnie. That will be a classic.

yakdung
03-10-2013, 01:37 PM
Love your videos. You kinda remind me of this guy.
http://youtu.be/AZVRK0IvUms

Neonnblack
03-10-2013, 01:44 PM
I think he said fark or something about the lighter fluid also. lol I know there was a fark around in there.

leanza
03-10-2013, 02:07 PM
T- that was one tee-rific video. You got it going on.

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 02:07 PM
only fark was

"that's farking crZY MAN." at 4:40


i was amazed at what i had on the blackberry and palm pilot, lol

the zip drive has all sorts of naughty stuff with my wife from when she was a "fwb"

BobBrisket
03-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Bro, that's something else! :laugh: I see you are pimping the brethren site too. :wink:

Hmmmmm. :shock:

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 05:18 PM
Hmmmmm. :shock:


I case you have missed it Bob, nearly every one of my videos from the last 3 years has pimped the brethren site. I am dedicated to it.

BobBrisket
03-10-2013, 05:50 PM
I case you have missed it Bob, nearly every one of my videos from the last 3 years has pimped the brethren site. I am dedicated to it.


No, I did not miss it Donnie. My "Hmmmm" was directed at Bo. Whole nother issue. I thought I had discussed it with Bo, but I guess it needs further discussion between all the Mods and Joe. Who knows!:noidea:

Donnie, your vids always DO promote this Forum. I thank you for that.:thumb: Also, your vids do (in their own way:grin:) bring things back to the cooking process.........smoking, grilling, griddling, etc. That's the way it should be.

So back to the OT. I've made and had the PBC bird too. Can you give us a break down in terms of, well, everything. What's your interpretation of the PBC and how it works or why you think it works that way? With your Comp background, how do feel the PBC would work as a bird cooker for Comp purposes?

Looking forward to the other episodes. I'm dying to do a brisket on it!
Bob

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 06:25 PM
So back to the OT. I've made and had the PBC bird too. Can you give us a break down in terms of, well, everything.

Well I will give you the low down even though my next video, which has ribs in it, is going to be an all out serious effort.

The product arrived in a box much like everyone else's did with an email a few days before and a tracking number. If, for instance, Rocks Stoker had of arrived that way after I paid by credit card I would have been a much happier camper back in 2007.

Noah lived up to this first principle of business. If someone orders something out of excitement, don't screw it up before the damn thing gets there.

The product came out of the box and at first I was like, where is the farking manual? Well, there is one sheet... and frankly, that's all you need... the rest you are directed to their website or youtube channel.

Making the actual bird... as I shot the video, I was amazed by actually how little there was to do to get started. As you can see the prep process is easy. I can imagine even easier if I had already bought halves. I will hook them then rub them next time. I use a small flour sifter to put the rub on so it would make quick work on it. There was NO need to check it that one time that I did. On windy days, the force of the draft when you open the drum, kicks up LOTS of ash.... you can see it on the video.

HOWEVER!!!! Since the chicken hangs and there was no real place for juices and oils to pool... the ash never stuck. That was interesting.

What's your interpretation of the PBC and how it works or why you think it works that way?

The PBC is a one vent cooker that essentially gets it air from the one main, rather large hole in the side. The smoke will egress essentially out of the holes used to stick the rods that are used to hang the hooks and any slight openings in the lid. One has to remember that every square millimeter of opening is cumulative. The coals sit on the bottom and the meat hangs above it... oxygen limitation keeps fires, grease or otherwise, from burning out of control.

Hanging meat over drums is about as old as the drum itself at least in my neck of the woods. We had Italians and oil here in this part of Texas. Back as far as the 1920s they were simply punching holes with the claws of hammers in the drum bottoms, throwing in charcoal or burned down wood and simply using slats across the top of the drum and the lid on top of that to smoke meats. No airtight nuthin'.


Essentially, many on here have learned that temps around 275 make some of the best Q they have ever eaten. Thus, swings to 300 or down to 250... well.... really don't make a **** because they are true bbqing temps. The obsession with those steady temps really is crucial when you are near the 220 range - and there, swings of a mere 10 degrees essentially STOPS the whole cooking process so thats why steady temps are so important in that range.

I completely forgot to set the vent by the way and wished I had recorded the temp to see what I had. It was set half the way open. I would suggest anyone marking the vent position and noting "F" for factory... on the side then make other marks and place a nice wing nut for adjustment.

One of the first things I was fantasizing about with this thing as it sat in my house was could I make a few chubs of tenderloin (pork and beef) jerky on a nice slow smoke? How far would I have to choke the fire?


With you Comp background, how do feel the PBC would work as a bird cooker for Comp purposes?

Here is where some may not like what I say but there is a caveat at the end. With only slight variations in rub I made the chicken exactly as the manufacturer suggested. The meat had the rub on it only a few minutes before going on the smoker.

I was floored by how good it was without any tricks or glaze. The thigh reminded me of those "pre-cupcake" days. In Texas it might have a chance because of the WAY we do our chicken. I don;t think it would be a good thing to use in KCBS BUT THAT IS AN UNINFORMED OPINION. It would not be my small smoker of choice. But then again, that is what TRUE pitmasters do... the pit does not matter... the meat does.

So here is the caveat.... if I did real well in other categories and sucked so bad at chicken (score wise) that I either didn't do a chicken turn in at all or didn;t care.... I would definitely use this pit or a modified UDS that allowed for hanging. Here is why... ready.. what have you got to lose? I mean who wants chicken adding to the stress of your other entries? Plop on four chickens (8 halves) and go to town.

I am already farking around with chicken these days.... and I never did before. I did that on a windy day too. This week I am doing a whole bird that I will dip in that fake Popcorn Butter Flavored Oil halfway through. I used to do that long ago. Chris Lillys chix with the olive oil and resalt makes me think of it... so I am farking round too... The bird will be dry brined too. Can't wait to really look at ribs.



Looking forward to the other episodes. I'm dying to do a brisket on it!




So back to the OT. I've made and had the PBC bird too. Can you give us a break down in terms of, well, everything.

What's your interpretation of the PBC and how it works or why you think it works that way?

With you Comp background, how do feel the PBC would work as a bird cooker for Comp purposes?

Looking forward to the other episodes. I'm dying to do a brisket on it!
Bob

Pitmaster T
03-10-2013, 06:29 PM
One last thing.... 4 of the halves you see me wrapping in paper in the end were given away to friends who have more taste that just whats in their mouth's with just one direction. "eat it cold."

To the T everyone was impressed with the cold bird. My mom got a hot one.

DannyMac
03-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Much more entertaining than any episode of Pitmasters! Loved the rotary phone relic as well.

boogiesnap
03-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Hmmmmm. :shock:

or was it the other w.....naw forget it.

Q-Dat
03-10-2013, 11:46 PM
After seeing the video a couple times now and giving it careful consideration, I have decided that I want to get myself a.......




















Butcher paper dispenser!

bigabyte
03-10-2013, 11:48 PM
Me too.

And a bunch of framed pictures of the Titanic.

motoeric
03-11-2013, 01:48 AM
Is anyone else growing more concerned about Mr. PitmasterT?

This was like watching a film directed by Ken Russel or David Lynch written by Robert A. Wilson, Castenada, Robb Walsh and Faust.

Fun video! Looking forward to the follow up (filmed east of Eden in the Land of Odd).

Eric

N8man
03-11-2013, 08:43 AM
"penny on a stick"

Pitmaster T
03-11-2013, 09:44 AM
"penny on a stick"


"its fer reechin' stuff"

J-Rod
03-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Dude the video was farkin hilarious! You had me dying with the cheesy over-dubbed "good gracious"! LOFL !!Thanks for sharing man.

Pitmaster T
03-11-2013, 12:02 PM
Next up... after the serious video.... Raging Bull asks

"its a simple question Donnie, Did you, or did you not, cook this in a PBC?"

"I amnot gonna dignify that was a response. Where do you get the moinks big enough to ask your brother that?"

"Your very smart Donnie, I hear a lot of things... but I am not hearing the right things... did you touch the PBC?"

Then follow it up with a Sopranos inspired montage with "A very good year" playing behind it.

Vinnie will finally get his wish

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 12:32 PM
friday... watch a rib fall into the fire .... on purpose?

swamprb
03-14-2013, 01:31 PM
shill!

dadsr4
03-14-2013, 03:41 PM
I've failed to make it through one of your videos, but I might try this one. I try to support the arts.

Bamabuzzard
03-14-2013, 03:52 PM
I've failed to make it through one of your videos, but I might try this one. I try to support the arts.

There's a method to Donnie's madness. He's just trying to separate the wheat from the tares. Trying to see who's suruss about the Q. He knows if you make it through all the drama you in it to win it baby!!!:biggrin1:

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 04:24 PM
I've failed to make it through one of your videos, but I might try this one. I try to support the arts.


Thanks, and I hope you make it through. You are exactly the type who I am targeting with this video (The 67 percent that can't stand my other crap). :decision:

It has my 4 and 7 year old doing all the prep-work except the fire stuff. They even place the meat on the hook. I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids had making it.

Part one will be basically just about the Cooker; what comes with it, how to put it together, comparisons of it against the UDS and how to make adjustments.

Part Two will be the dressing up the meat, SPARE RIBS.... placing it on the smoker and the reveal with one rib purposely left on to see how long, if at all, it would take to fall into the fire. The timelines are vastly different from what the manufacturer suggests (at least here at sea level) but I make sure and point out is ULTIMATELY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PITMASTER to watch and know his meat.... especially after cooking on it a few times.

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 04:26 PM
hah... faked you out didn't I?

bigabyte
03-14-2013, 04:32 PM
Please, oh please don't let Pitmaster T sell out to the boring drones!

Ijustwantedtolookatpics
03-14-2013, 04:43 PM
There's a method to Donnie's madness. He's just trying to separate the wheat from the tares. Trying to see who's suruss about the Q. He knows if you make it through all the drama you in it to win it baby!!!:biggrin1:

I watch every single one...he pours his heart and funky soul into each one. Now some I may like better than others, but there is no doubt he loves it. I think he's the mad hatter of BBQ!

And the results speak for themselves:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/15/jy5ahyse.jpg
Best beans I've ever tasted are his foxy's double B's

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 04:48 PM
The above is simply proof that if you add enough brown sugar....LOL

jmoney7269
03-14-2013, 04:53 PM
I enjoyed the hell out of the video donnie! I got the message!

Wampus
03-14-2013, 06:10 PM
Hey.....what the HECK is a Pit Barrel Cooker anyway? :noidea:

dadsr4
03-14-2013, 07:18 PM
Thanks, and I hope you make it through. You are exactly the type who I am targeting with this video (The 67 percent that can't stand my other crap). :decision:

It has my 4 and 7 year old doing all the prep-work except the fire stuff. They even place the meat on the hook. I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids had making it.

Part one will be basically just about the Cooker; what comes with it, how to put it together, comparisons of it against the UDS and how to make adjustments.

Part Two will be the dressing up the meat, SPARE RIBS.... placing it on the smoker and the reveal with one rib purposely left on to see how long, if at all, it would take to fall into the fire. The timelines are vastly different from what the manufacturer suggests (at least here at sea level) but I make sure and point out is ULTIMATELY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PITMASTER to watch and know his meat.... especially after cooking on it a few times.
Are you saying that it will be coherent and not butcher good music? The newspaper articles you have posted prove that you can write well.

dadsr4
03-14-2013, 07:21 PM
I watch every single one...he pours his heart and funky soul into each one. Now some I may like better than others, but there is no doubt he loves it. I think he's the mad hatter of BBQ!

And the results speak for themselves:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/15/jy5ahyse.jpg
Best beans I've ever tasted are his foxy's double B's
So you are saying his style is all due to Mercury Toxicity?

Ijustwantedtolookatpics
03-14-2013, 07:38 PM
So you are saying his style is all due to Mercury Toxicity?

You tell me...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/15/4u7y9ene.jpg


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/15/nyrypypa.jpg

ODU Dad
03-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Comedy is really hard. Miss it by just a smidge and it all blows up. Get it right and big rounds of applause.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Comedy is really hard. Miss it by just a smidge and it all blows up. Get it right and big rounds of applause.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Popdaddy Release Alert - YouTube

Pitmaster T
03-14-2013, 10:02 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2407889#post2407889