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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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Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!

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  • Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!

    Who would thought that filet mignons could be cooked to such perfection in a brick oven? About a week ago, I purchased a cast iron grill and quickly went on my merry way cooking with it. Its really important to get the wood coals glowing nicely without flames prior to cooking. My filet mignons were resting for about an hour and just waiting for the grill to heat up. The grill took about five minutes to be ready and I was off and running. I choose to flip the filets every minute and half for approximately 4-5 minutes. P.S. Sounds like a sin to keep them on that long. I also cooked the sides for about 30 seconds to give an even cooking approach. My family raved all night long. So I can truly say that I am excited cooking in my brick oven during the hot summers of the Northeast. Wish everybody well with the whole experimentation thing. Take care.

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    Re: Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!

    Hi Zeke,

    How high off of the oven floor is the grill? I am planning on making my own tuscan grill for doing some nice steaks like you described.

    Any pictures?
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    • #3
      Re: Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!

      I purchased one of those 12"x12" approximate square 8" from the floor cast iron grills from Amazon. The purchase price was about $40 but well worth it. I admire your gusto in making one yourself. Good for you! As I write this I just improvised and made my own baquette pans out off a drain pipe. I know i am crazy but they did come out looking pretty awesome. I plan on using the proofing pans tomorrow to hopefully make some incredible french banquettes. My wife took a picture of the filets and I promise to post them once I download them from her low tech phone. Oh, another thing, I've been grilling all kinds of things with unbelievable success: eggplant, zuchinni and pork spareribs. Love the high temperature cooking. Wish you all the luck with the filet mignons and your extra awesome plan to build your own grill. Take care.


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        Re: Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!


        You are right about the grill - the food is off the chart. I cooked these some time back. They were only rib eye's but good is good

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/les-build-4207-3.html (post 265)


        I built my grill as well but if I had it to do over, I would have bought one. After I bought the metal and carbide tool to cut it, not to mention the time, it wasn't worth it. It also rusts very easy. It was a fun project though.

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/les-build-4207-7.html post (225)
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        • #5
          Re: Filet Mignon...Wow..Truly Amazing!

          Looks mighty tasty!

          For future reference, you can share a link to a specific post buy clicking the number in the upper right hand corner and using that as the link. Here are your steaks

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