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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Perfect Christmas Turkey

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  • Perfect Christmas Turkey

    Thanks and much appreciation to all who posted their experience, giving me a clue on how to do it.

    Cooked a 20 lb turkey for my wife's family Christmas and it was awesome. Started the fire for pizza at 930. Had pizza at 1130, then let it coast down. Made a butter rub out of butter, bacon grease, fresh thyme, sage, and garlic. Generously rubbed under the skin and then out. Stuffed the cavity with left over herbs, 2 lemons, and a quartered onion and let sit for 2 hours. Put it in the oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes, covered the breasts with foil and then 3.5 hours later the thermometer said 165. It was huge hit.

    God I love my oven! And this website that allowed me to build it.
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    Wade Lively

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    Re: Perfect Christmas Turkey

    Wow, nice looking bird. I've done 2 (Thanksgiving last year and this year) and both were cooked perfectly.....but yours actually LOOKS perfect. A WFO definitely does a better job of browning more evenly than an electric, as your photo proves. How did you get such a perfect "tan" in all areas? Mine looked good, but both times I had a little char in a couple of places as well as a couple of small patches that didn't brown much at all.
    I'm guessing the secret is your, butter and bacon fat rub........gotta love animal fat, it is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing.



    • #3
      Re: Perfect Christmas Turkey

      Looks great Wade,
      I have one to do next Christmas and a whole year to experiment with the odd chicken and smaller turkey.
      I am yet to convince my wife to have faith in the WFO (also my ability to control it) and with a year to prove their worth, I expect it will be very busy year for the oven.
      Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

      The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

      Neill’s Pompeiii #1
      Neill’s kitchen underway


      • #4
        Re: Perfect Christmas Turkey

        Originally posted by RTflorida View Post
        I'm guessing the secret is your, butter and bacon fat rub........gotta love animal fat, it is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing.

        That's it, you are correct. I gotta say I wouldn't change a thing, as the smell alone was unbelievable. My wife kept wanting me to open the door and let the rest of the family take a whiff. And the lower parts of the turkey were very similar to Confit having been basted in all that dripping fat.
        Wade Lively