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Free Mr. Tony
07-16-2017, 01:25 PM
Went back and forth for a few days, and decided to dive in. Got up at 4:30 AM and left fort wayne to make the 7 hour drive to meet Mark Hunsaker. Super nice guy. Picked up my drum, and headed 2 more hours to KC to meet brethren GloriB. Beautiful patio with lots of smokers, and in our short time speaking seemed like a lovely lady. She had a used 270 sumo. Looked brand new. Loaded it up, and headed right back about 9 hours or so

Stopped for gas and chick fil a on the way home. Otherwise it was there and back. Got home about 11:30 pm.

Fired both up today
http://i.imgur.com/khFwi8X.jpg

Cornell chicken halves on the drum. Just finishing up. Going to dunk in white sauce.
http://i.imgur.com/PPiaUe2.jpg

Turkey breast, ribs, and tips on 270

http://i.imgur.com/5g8iYVu.jpg

Sooner21
07-16-2017, 01:37 PM
Seems like it was time and money well spent.


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Clay-b-que
07-16-2017, 02:08 PM
Happy birthday to you!!! Wow!

mchar69
07-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Nice patio! Good looking chicken.
What's this White Sauce you speak of?

BillN
07-16-2017, 02:30 PM
Congratulations, my kind of road trip.

Free Mr. Tony
07-16-2017, 02:32 PM
Nice patio! Good looking chicken.
What's this White Sauce you speak of?

thanks. Google Bob Gibson white sauce. There are a million recipes out there, but they are all pretty similar. Right after the chicken is done just slather or dunk it. The sauce kind of melts in. It's really good. Use more for dipping. I suggest making 24 hours ahead. It's much better after the flavors have all blended for a day.

http://i.imgur.com/yrXROyz.jpg

tonyjohnson619
07-16-2017, 02:39 PM
Wow!!!! Love the cookers and great looking chicken

wmarkw
07-16-2017, 04:24 PM
Yeah I saw you got a great deal on that Sumo. Love the 270 smokers. Congrats!!

BBQ Freak
07-16-2017, 05:40 PM
congrats on the two new cookers to you and I have never bought two in one day before .

Free Mr. Tony
07-16-2017, 05:55 PM
congrats on the two new cookers to you and I have never bought two in one day before .

Haha. wasn't planning on it. needed some sort of incentive to make that sort of drive to pick up smokers. It was one long day, but should get a long time of enjoyment out of them.

Twisted T's Q
07-16-2017, 06:26 PM
congrats you are gonna love that 270, I am kinda digging those hunsaker drums

Trunks
07-16-2017, 06:38 PM
Went back and forth for a few days, and decided to dive in. Got up at 4:30 AM and left fort wayne to make the 7 hour drive to meet Mark Hunsaker. Super nice guy. Picked up my drum, and headed 2 more hours to KC to meet brethren GloriB. Beautiful patio with lots of smokers, and in our short time speaking seemed like a lovely lady. She had a used 270 sumo. Looked brand new. Loaded it up, and headed right back about 9 hours or so

Stopped for gas and chick fil a on the way home. Otherwise it was there and back. Got home about 11:30 pm.

Fired both up today
http://i.imgur.com/khFwi8X.jpg

Cornell chicken halves on the drum. Just finishing up. Going to dunk in white sauce.
http://i.imgur.com/PPiaUe2.jpg

Turkey breast, ribs, and tips on 270

http://i.imgur.com/5g8iYVu.jpg



Where did you find a used 270?look weekly and can never find any

Thanks

Free Mr. Tony
07-16-2017, 06:48 PM
On the sale board on this site.

lastmajordude
07-16-2017, 07:03 PM
“Boom shakalaka boom shakalaka boom” Tina Turner


congrats..!!!!!!!!!!!

mchar69
07-16-2017, 07:26 PM
Thanks, I've done Alabama White sauce - too vinegary for me.
Is it the same?

Free Mr. Tony
07-16-2017, 08:15 PM
Thanks, I've done Alabama White sauce - too vinegary for me.
Is it the same?

I would assume yes. Mine that I use is a 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to a 1/2 cup mayo. Pretty standard. Did you try after it sat a day? Probably just not your cup of tea.

MisterChrister
07-16-2017, 09:06 PM
Congrats on the new toys FMT, the food looks killer too!

Czarbecue
07-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Nice view from your patio! First time smoking out there? I see no stains on your concrete! Lol

KevinJ
07-17-2017, 07:07 AM
I'm jealous when looking at replacing the WSM those were the 2 cookers I was going back and forth on. Didn't need both, most of the time I'm just cooking for 2, after buying a hanging kit for the WSM I wanted something I could hang chicken and a few other things on so the Hunsaker got the nod.

Chicken looks delicious, if you have the hanging kit try hanging those halves and see what you think.

GloriB
07-17-2017, 07:54 AM
Went back and forth for a few days, and decided to dive in. Got up at 4:30 AM and left fort wayne to make the 7 hour drive to meet Mark Hunsaker. Super nice guy. Picked up my drum, and headed 2 more hours to KC to meet brethren GloriB. Beautiful patio with lots of smokers, and in our short time speaking seemed like a lovely lady. She had a used 270 sumo. Looked brand new. Loaded it up, and headed right back about 9 hours or so

Stopped for gas and chick fil a on the way home. Otherwise it was there and back. Got home about 11:30 pm.

Fired both up today
http://i.imgur.com/khFwi8X.jpg

Cornell chicken halves on the drum. Just finishing up. Going to dunk in white sauce.
http://i.imgur.com/PPiaUe2.jpg

Turkey breast, ribs, and tips on 270

http://i.imgur.com/5g8iYVu.jpg

It was so nice to meet you! Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad everything worked out and even better that you'll get a lot of use out of the 270. Your food looks amazing!!

Free Mr. Tony
07-17-2017, 08:04 AM
Nice view from your patio! First time smoking out there? I see no stains on your concrete! Lol

Unfortunately, there are stains EVERYWHERE on the patio. Along with charcoal residue and such. The lighting was really bad so the photo is super over exposed, which washes out most of them. I try my best, but I don't get super OCD about it. Try to just enjoy the process.

Free Mr. Tony
07-17-2017, 08:07 AM
I'm jealous when looking at replacing the WSM those were the 2 cookers I was going back and forth on. Didn't need both, most of the time I'm just cooking for 2, after buying a hanging kit for the WSM I wanted something I could hang chicken and a few other things on so the Hunsaker got the nod.

Chicken looks delicious, if you have the hanging kit try hanging those halves and see what you think.

I got both these for less than the 270 would have have been new, which made me feel good enough to make the trip. I usually cook small amounts as well, but just love to play around with different cookers.