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Old 09-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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70 Minute Spare Ribs

A quick spare rib cook in the Orion cooker.







Interesting cook...

Info on my site: http://olddavespo-farm.blogspot.com

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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That's an interesting looking cooker...great write up on your site! How much is that thing?
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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Ribs look great Dave and you can't beat 70 mins.
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Now that is pretty cool.

Great looking ribs.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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An interesting cooker, but I did wince when I read you used Matchlight charcoal.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:05 PM   #6
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That's an interesting looking cooker...great write up on your site! How much is that thing?
Hey Greg, I thought you had mentioned those Orion cookers a couple a years ago on the site here. I remember seeing one at HD and I think they were only $100 bucks. I think they're more now.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:36 PM   #7
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An interesting cooker, but I did wince when I read you used Matchlight charcoal.
Matchlight...oh no he dint! That's just wrong...get a rope!

Seems like a cool little cooker but check out this clip.

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Greg---I think the cooker lists for about $150 dollars but I found it on Woot for about $104 including shipping.

Griff & Toby---the recommended fuel for the cooker is Matchlight although if you will study the cooker for a couple of minutes, you should see that the product that is being cooked is no where near the fuel which is on the outside of the unit. Meat is on the inside and protected from all the lousy smell, smoke, and stink from the charcoal. The Matchlight is used for heat only and the smoke that is applied to the product comes from the smoking chips that do go inside the cooker with the meat.

Each piece of meat cooked is to a specific time which is listed in the manual and this is done with the Matchlight. I am sure any other charcoal could be used but a fellow would have to figure out all new times and I just haven't had the chance to do that. The Matchlight is fine with me for this purpose.

Hope that answers all the questions.

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Old 09-06-2009, 06:51 AM   #9
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Impressive on all fronts! Nice blog and great info! Gonna look into picking one up tho I've never seen 'em up here. There are many times when I run out of ribs, could sell more, and only have 2 or 3 hrs prior to closing...would be nice to be able to say, "come back in about an hr n a half...Thanks for the post.
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Seen it used as a Chicken Cooker by comp teams
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Does the skin get the right texture to it?
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:19 PM   #12
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Pretty much the same as your oven.
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Very impressive. Think I will order about two when my humpback brother straightens himself up. I would like to pull the trigger now but aferred the Warden would nag about the price of new man toys. Prez Osamas stimulation check aint reached us yet.

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Well I started to do that cash for clunkers deal and decided agin it when I decided I needed a big old new car payment about like Griff needs a few extry Polar Bears and nekked old Esimoe ladies running around in his Gazebo. Figger as long as that 95 Dodge Ram want to run (got it in 95 by the way) I will just keep on peddling. Now don't get me wrong. Japs do make the best cars and motorcycles and stuff like that. When the PU dies it will be replaced by something from Japan.

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