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Old 05-29-2018, 01:43:56 AM
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I cooked a spaghetti squash in our miniature one time. It was one that got dropped accidentally. Turned out not too bad. I wrapped it in absolutely nothing.
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Driving around, a light load of some kind should be fine for doing a pulled pork. Keep it in a good, tight lidded dutch oven, and I've found that blocking the dish up on a couple of bricks helps to keep it in the gas path. I usually rotate every hour or so to keep things even.

With regards to firebox pizza, for sure. My wife and I started doing that in the 50 Case we were running as we always had an hour to kill between going through the parade and our involvement with other "main stage" events with the engine. Basically I'd push the fire forward enough to get a couple of bricks in, bring things up close to the door, then we'd put the pizza in on a pizza stone, rotate it a few times, and voila. I should note that we found that the temperature near the door wasn't as hot as we thought it might be, so don't be afraid to have a bit of a fire in there.
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Hi,

My grandfather's family had a 25 HP Buffalo Pitts (all I have is the promissory note where one brother sold it to another) and a 36" wooden Niagara. My grandfather was the horse and mule guy and did nothing with the engine, only the haulers. His brother Joe was the engineer and my uncle's stories to me echoed Halcon. He was often cooking something, but it was always on the shovel in the firebox, never in the smokebox. My first experience with cooking something in the smokebox was at Zumbro with Bud and Ron.

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tried some potatoes in my 1/3 scale, wrapped heavily in alum foil , couldn't find a scrap of any of them, on the other hand Jiffy pop came out ok
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We made a rack to do a big batch of baked potatoes in the smokebox for a special event. Double wrapped them in foil, stuck them in the front. They came out very nice. We do baked potatoes that way all the time.
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I bet those spuds would go real well with smoke box turkey.
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You are the KING of smokebox turkey!
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Cooking with M. Rumely

The Burgers were Awesome...….smoked in the smokebox! Hot dogs cooked in the other end. This was at last year's show.

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I tried a dozen ears of sweet corn 3 weeks ago at our farm show using a very simple forged rack to get the ears higher up near the middle of the fire tubes. The outer husks were removed, soaked in water for about 30 minutes and then double wrapped in foil. Unfortunately the meal was scheduled at 5:30 and by 5:00 the boiler fire was in shut down mode for the evening. As a result the corn was not completely done by meal time. Had I put it in earlier, I think it would have come out OK. Maybe next time.

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If you notice the grate holding my hamburgers, it needs to be raised to where it nearly touches the exhaust nozzle to get enough heat to cook fast. The low location takes forever (because they are mostly smoked instead of cooked) but were soooooooooooo yummy that it was worth the wait!
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