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  1. You were amongst the best.. Sure wish you'd stop in sometime. mikey

  2. takeahike66

    Masterbuilt Smoker Modification

    If I do the mod, the vent pipe, It's not because of the flame blowing out, I have the electric. It is to raise the smoke exhast a little higher above my head and to put a tent cap on to prevent rain from entering the smoker. I would leave the MES vent adjustment where it is and make allowance for it when building the pipe mount. Hike
  3. That is the difficult part. How did you fill the old orifices with brass?? With a hand touch and a brass rod????? HIke
  4. Hike is without a doubt one of the most valuable, loyal and dedicated members of these forums, and I attribute much of the popularity of the Source to his level of skill and expertise!

  5. It is more difficult, unless that particular grill has a conversion kit specifically made for it. Main reason is that you have to reduce all the orificies, and it is very difficult to find blank or lp orificies that will fit all your valves. The difficulty is in identifying the thread size of the original orifical in order to order replacement orifices. Vendor CS sales replacement valves not replacement orificices. Sometimes the valves may have to be replaced also. which makes it an expensive conversion. Also one mistake in drilling a hole too large is that you cannot reduce it. Hike
  6. EricD has been truely missed on this forum. I hope things are going well with him and his family.

  7. One of the best writers on the forum, His willingness to try new things and expose us to his new adventures on the grill.

  8. a source of infinite knowledge on some of the most asoteric aspects of grilling LOL. An invaluable members with a willingness to help

  9. A great teacher on how to improve our grilling skills and enhance the flavor of our creations. I really enjoy your photos and posts

  10. takeahike66

    Found this site

    I have use the security Image before on other sites, but if it takes too much effor to log on, Users will not want to try more than a couple of times. I will look again, but from what I remember, the letters were to hard to deciper from the background and the forms of the letters were not destinct enough to guess what the characters or digits were. Hike,
  11. takeahike66

    osmosis with steaks

    I like the added link to the shoe-string potatoes to go with the Steak. I will try this with my next steak. I do salt heavy with salt and pepper for about 30 minutes prior to grilling, I 've never trying rinsing them off and patting them dry first. So it worth a try. Thanks, Hike
  12. takeahike66

    Found this site

    Shelly, Your other points may be valid, but I believe the "Never" is only a mis-named label for stating that no posts exist in that sub-forum. It appears to be a site that is just starting up. Hike
  13. takeahike66

    Found this site

    ?????? I went to the site and it did have some good post on people experiences in smoking and grilling. Great photos on some of the threads of how they did it. The major fault I found was in the search engine with their digital image for verification. I had a problem is trying to key whatever is in the image display. And when I refresh the image it disappear and kept giving an error message that the 6 digits didn't match. So - SHelly, what this about rotisserie (never), I did a search and it could not find any rotisserie????? Hike
  14. Great person and asset to the BBQ Source Forum! Top Notch!

  15. takeahike66

    Important points on how to grill better

    you are absolute right, Cleaning and protecting the grill is important for the next grilling session. The good women needs the exercise, why sleep, when you have the opportunity to take a midnight walk and cover the grill. Doesn't she want it to look shinny for the next outing with good friends.