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    Today, 09:51 PM
    We all know the Bugatti Veyron is fast. It basically is nothing more than a straightline missile with its 8 liter W16 quad-turbo engine making 1000 horsepower and up to 1200 depending on the model variant. It doesn't matter if this Veyron has 1000 or 1200 as it gets embarrassed. The Agera S has similar power 1030 horses from a 5.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 but it is just so much lighter than the Veyron. No all wheel drive and no dual clutch transmission are not a detriment for the Agera which is roughly 1400 pounds lighter. This is just old fashioned power to weight doing the work. Keep in mind as this is a Swedish video and the Agera is a Swedish supercar the person recording likes to promote Koenigsegg with a Swedish bias. To put it frankly, watching these Swedish videos of a Koeniggsegg always winning is getting kind of boring. Maybe it's time to run some real competition? Regardless, the Veyron is simply overmatched by the Koenigsegg here which we already knew (and have seen).
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    Today, 09:43 PM
    We all know the Bugatti Veyron is fast. It basically is nothing more than a straightline missile with its 8 liter W16 quad-turbo engine making 1000 horsepower and up to 1200 depending on the model variant. It doesn't matter if this Veyron has 1000 or 1200 as it gets embarrassed. The Agera S has similar power 1030 horses from a 5.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 but it is just so much lighter than the Veyron. No all wheel drive and no dual clutch transmission are not a detriment for the Agera which is roughly 1400 pounds lighter. This is just old fashioned power to weight doing the work. Keep in mind as this is a Swedish video and the Agera is a Swedish supercar the person recording likes to promote Koenigsegg with a Swedish bias. To put it frankly, watching these Swedish videos of a Koeniggsegg always winning is getting kind of boring. Maybe it's time to run some real competition? Regardless, the Veyron is simply overmatched by the Koenigsegg here which we already knew (and have seen).
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    Today, 09:40 PM
    Martint, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 09:39 PM
    Welcome AlissaMacf, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 PM
    So some people use it, some throw it out, some fill it with sand to act as a heatsink. Sometimes I fill it, sometimes I don't. It's easy to fill just pour water through the grates and it fills up you can see it fine so you know when it's getting full. Some people put wine, herbs, apple, etc into the water with the thought as it evaporates it will coat the meat. I have been using it less and less and just dry smoking. My family member who competed, won competitions, and had a smoking food truck never used it. He also took classes/training on how to be a judge and to learn what the judges want etc. But he never used water and I have been getting away from it. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/174006/smoking-using-a-water-pan-from-bbq-certified-judges "If you are reffering to a cooker that has a large pan of water that is heated thereby basicly steaming the meat, my answer is yes,yes and yes. I can very definately taste the difference with pork. It will taste washed out and have little flavor. I am not reffering to a cooker that has a smaller water pan only to the cookers that the water pan almost completely covers the heat source(Webber). We have some whole hog cookers who also use this method and the entire hog lacks flavor. I believe the water prevents the natural wood smoke and flavor from reaching the meat. I also think many judges have also had "water steamed" pork and score it down on taste without knowing why it lacked taste." If i want crust/bark I don't use it. In fact I haven't done a smoke with water all season come to think about it. I'll probably just remove the pan next smoke for better airflow reasons.
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    Today, 09:23 PM
    Solid numbers here from Nissan and their new VR30 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 engine (VR30DDTT). This engine comes in two flavors with 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and a higher output 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque version. The Infiniti Q50 Red Sport features the higher output version but it is underrated. 374 horsepower to the wheels translates to a conservative 441 horsepower at the crank with 15% losses. Pretty good, right? That is more than BMW's B58 engine which itself is highly underrated. It takes a tune on that motor to match this engine. Speaking of tunes, does this motor have anything left in it with a tune? Nissan is pushing the turbochargers very hard. The 300 horsepower version has the same turbochargers so it is conceivable the cheaper motor will match the 400 horsepower version with a tune. We'll have to see what, if anything, tuners get out of it. The baseline is very promising.
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    Today, 09:19 PM
    Does the Smokey Mountain have a water tray and how big of a deal is a water tray?
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    Today, 09:18 PM
    I've been toying with the idea of making my own ugly drum. they sell kits for example: https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/big-poppa-s-engineered-drum-smoker-kit http://amazingribs.com/bbq_equipment_reviews_ratings/smoker-pizza-oven/pit-barrel-cooker I just need more space when I entertain. For personal/family use the 18.5 has never let me down. It would also be nicer to smoke more and save some. http://www.amazon.com/Pit-Barrel-Cooker-Co-Package/dp/B00BQMDZYY
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 PM
    This is one of my favorite things to make although it makes more sense making it in a smoker than on the propane grill. Try wrapping them in prosciutto as well. I'm going to. I just have a ton of money to spend on the forum right now. I keep looking on Craigslist for a used 22.5 Smokey Mountain but they sell so fast. If buying new that is why I'm exploring the Traeger/pellet options as a bit more money is no big deal at that point.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    I mean my webber is pretty damn easy to use. It's pretty simple, adjust fresh air flow to limit coals/wood burning too hot so you can regulate the temp. I smoked $30 worth of salmon, big thing of beans, sausages, hot dogs etc. for a family party this weekend at my place. Smoked dogs are actually rather good. I also took Jalapenos and stuffed them with cream cheese, cilantro, sharp cheddar, and then wrapped them in hot Italian sausage meat and then wrapped them in 2 pieces of bacon each. Those were pretty awesome with the cheese and spicy insides with the bacon on the outside. Definitely not healthy but whatever. I have some pics I will upload later. You should buy something. It's inexpensive to get into it. I would recommend buying the largest smokey mountain if you go that route. I have the 18.5 and it's a tad small. You can buy an electric smoker if you want ;)
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    Today, 08:17 PM
    Hey Aowood: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 08:11 PM
    The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is always interesting and the 2016 iteration certainly delivered. The race did not start in exciting fashion as rain was coming down and the safety car stayed out for the first seven laps of the race in the interest of driver safety. Finally the cars were allowed to go at it as the rain subsided and immediately Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who had the pole position started to build an impressive lead. Nico Rosberg of Mercedes-AMG was in second place but consistently lost ground to Ricciardo while holding up teammate Lewis Hamilton. For whatever reason, Hamilton looked much faster and Rosberg looked slow. Rosberg was so slow that the commentators speculated something was wrong with his car. As Monaco is a tight course Hamilton struggled to get around Rosberg who finally was told to let Hamilton by. Immediately Hamilton started to make up ground while Rosberg fell further and further back. Because Rosberg held up Hamilton Ricciardo built himself a nice 10+ second lead. It would all evaporate (heh, get the pun?) after a Red Bull pitstop that went horribly wrong. Tire management was huge in this race as with the track conditions drying up and the sun coming out drivers began to switch to softer compounds. The only problem is that when Ricciardo came in to switch his tires his tires were not there. He literally sat there waiting for roughly ten seconds until the tires were brought out. Well, this gave Hamilton the lead. Ricciardo did not quit and kept at it but Hamilton fended him off. There was a questionable situation where Hamilton cut a corner and blocked Ricciardo which could have been the difference with the difficulty of passing in Monaco but the stewards dismissed the incident and did not penalize Hamilton. He would go on to win the race. The conditions claimed many victims. Max Verstappen (the much praised Red Bull driver who became the youngest to win an F1 race in the previous Grand Prix) crashed out. Kimi Raikkonen, Jolyon Palmer, Felipe Nasr, Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen, and Marcus Ericsson did not finish the race. Lewis Hamilton would end up celebrating while Daniel Ricciardo said he got screwed. He was quite upset. Sergio Perez who finished in third and held Sebastian Vettel from the podium was quite pleased with himself. It was an interesting race to be sure and it drew out all kinds of celebrities including Justin Bieber who for some reason was celebrating with Hamilton which looked awkward to say the least. Next up is the Canadian Grand Prix on June 12th.
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    Today, 08:01 PM
    The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is always interesting and the 2016 iteration certainly delivered. The race did not start in exciting fashion as rain was coming down and the safety car stayed out for the first seven laps of the race in the interest of driver safety. Finally the cars were allowed to go at it as the rain subsided and immediately Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who had the pole position started to build an impressive lead. Nico Rosberg of Mercedes-AMG was in second place but consistently lost ground to Ricciardo while holding up teammate Lewis Hamilton. For whatever reason, Hamilton looked much faster and Rosberg looked slow. Rosberg was so slow that the commentators speculated something was wrong with his car. As Monaco is a tight course Hamilton struggled to get around Rosberg who finally was told to let Hamilton by. Immediately Hamilton started to make up ground while Rosberg fell further and further back. Because Rosberg held up Hamilton Ricciardo built himself a nice 10+ second lead. It would all evaporate (heh, get the pun?) after a Red Bull pitstop that went horribly wrong. Tire management was huge in this race as with the track conditions drying up and the sun coming out drivers began to switch to softer compounds. The only problem is that when Ricciardo came in to switch his tires his tires were not there. He literally sat there waiting for roughly ten seconds until the tires were brought out. Well, this gave Hamilton the lead. Ricciardo did not quit and kept at it but Hamilton fended him off. There was a questionable situation where Hamilton cut a corner and blocked Ricciardo which could have been the difference with the difficulty of passing in Monaco but the stewards dismissed the incident and did not penalize Hamilton. He would go on to win the race. The conditions claimed many victims. Max Verstappen (the much praised Red Bull driver who became the youngest to win an F1 race in the previous Grand Prix) crashed out. Kimi Raikkonen, Jolyon Palmer, Felipe Nasr, Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen, and Marcus Ericsson did not finish the race. Lewis Hamilton would end up celebrating while Daniel Ricciardo said he got screwed. He was quite upset. Sergio Perez who finished in third and held Sebastian Vettel from the podium was quite pleased with himself. It was an interesting race to be sure and it drew out all kinds of celebrities including Justin Bieber who for some reason was celebrating with Hamilton which looked awkward to say the least. Next up is the Canadian Grand Prix on June 12th.
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