CENTEX ADV: Quest for the HOLY SMOKE!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Ed trying to get an understanding of great BBQ from reading a forum is like trying to understand women by reading a book. You must go forth and sample the Q at many places and then you'll begin to understand good BBQ. Like women, BBQ is a complex thing with many regional differences. Also like women, the quest to understand them may leave you frustrated and broke. :deal

    BBQ refers to both the food and the equipment, but the gas BBQ you refer to is more correctly called a gas grill. When on your Q quest, ask the pitmaster to see the pits, they are as varied as the products they produce. In central Texas, the meat is usually cooked on a pit (Saltlick, Cooper's, Hard 8, every place in Lockhart to name a few). Other places use old propane tank looking smokers. But the method is fairly common regardless of device - lower temperatures and lots of smoke from the main heat source of wood.
  2. halobum

    halobum Been here awhile

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    BBQ is WAAAAAAAAY easier to understand than women. Simply because it is possible to understand one of the two. That would be the BBQ.
    BBQ will never be upset that you had other BBQ, etc, etc
  3. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    The Hard 8 pork chop was damn good. Possibly better than Circle T. The ribs were pretty good but a little dry. And I'd take the jalapeno bacon thing over candy. Coulda been spicier but jalapenos are, well, like a box of chocolates...
  4. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Possibly your half. ;) But the Circle T double chop is real good.
  5. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    Why else do you think I "shared" it with you?
  6. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    Great clarity provided on Q guys. Now I'm hungry as heck at 4:30 in the morning. Gonna go on a ride today to Marble Falls since I have never been there, and continue my TX BBQ evaluation process.
  7. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    If in Marble Falls a must do stop is the Bluebonnet Cafe. Pie to Die for. Ate there yesterday on the way back from a Hill Country Ride/Camp. Will be there next week-end also on a ride with about 20 other bikes. Also try the Turkey Sausage up the street about a 1/2 mile on the same side. Been doing it for almost 50 years.

    Heard good things about a place in Burnet called Post Ranch BBQ. Anybody been there?
  8. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I've never cared for hard 8 ribs... But I'm picky.

    As I've heard it some of the best pork chops around come from Ranch House in Glen Rose on Fri and Sat nights. That's second hand info but the source is reliable.

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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I stopped at the Hard 8 in Stephenville two days ago. Got the ribs, sausage and the bacon wrap poppers. I'm not a BBQ snob and usually like most Q. I thought the ribs were very good as was the sausage but the poppers were kinda dried out. I think they were sitting there for a while. I love their beans, being free makes them that much better.
  10. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    The beans are great. I love those whole jalopenos cooked in there with them.

    I've had dry poppers on more than one occasion. They're tasty but I usually don't order any because of that.

    In my experience the sausage has been quite satisfactory.

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  11. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    I live close and ride/eat there alot and really like the place. Brisket is always very good and their Jalapeno Corn rocks. And FREE beans, well how could you not like those. Plus, they are very good. Always enjoyed with a Dr. Pepper.
  12. mfleck

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    I am headed down for two days in kerville and leaky. is there a jamming bbq place in Kerville?
  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Lum's in Junction. ;)
  14. Air Force Vet

    Air Force Vet Been here awhile

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    I'm headed to Austin for Moto Gp next week but we're stopping first in Kerrville and riding the Sisters. Two things we're looking for are great Q and a great steak.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It'll be my first time riding Texas and really looking forward to it! :evil :1drink
  15. FotoTEX

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    I really like The Salt Lick BBQ southwest of Austin, located just east of Driftwood,TX. I also will be at the MotoGP and plan on eating at the Salt Lick on Sat. eve. As I re-call there is a place called Cowboy Steakhouse in Kerrville that has very good steaks. If not, just ask any locals, they will know and help you out. Enjoy your time in Texas, we Texan's always appreciate a Vets service to this great country. If I see you at The Salt Lick BBQ, dinner is on me.
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    Air Force Vet Been here awhile

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    Thanks FotoTex! Can't wait for this week to start!! :D
  17. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    So there I was, turning around after ordering some brisket and slaw at Rocky Creek BBQ on Hamilton Pool Road when I noticed my KTM was lying on the ground. WTF? I trot over and it appeared that the side stand had simply disappeared. How could this happen? I picked it up, surprised that I could do it, frankly. And surprised that it would only go halfway up, as the side stand had not, it turned out, vanished but rather had sunk into the ground and now didn't want to come out, like a broadhead in a dead boar.

    I'm still puzzled. The ground looked firm, just like all the other ground, a mix of soil and rock and dead leaves and dead grasses, but this was soft, yielding–it had a plastic texture like playdough. More mysteriously, it felt.. I don't know.. kind of damp.

    So, what the fuck was that stuff?


    PS: Rocky Creek has very very good brisket and pork ribs and sausage. And slaw, if anybody besides me cares.
  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Aaah. That was "kickstand quicksand". It's everywhere. ;)
  19. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    KTMs generally fall down while going fast, then cost a fortune to repair. Don't ask me how I know. Consider yourself lucky to have it fall over in a parking lot with minimal damage. Time for the kickstand pad extender accessory.
  20. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Hmmm, I've always heard the little KTMs had flimsy side stands that were prone to failure. Sadly, my WR250R side stand sank into the ground under my considerable weight. I need to get one of those side stand pad things to reduce the chance of that happening again. Or lose weight, but the stands are quicker, faster, than me actually losing an bunch of pounds. Probably staying away from BBQ is my best bet to achieve the weight loss.