S2000 OEM Headrest Speaker Retrofit

One of the areas of the s2000 (especially the early-model AP1’s) that is lacking is definitely the audio system. The early-model AP1’s are obly fitted with a couple of speakers in the doors. That is it. So at highway speeds you can hardly hear the music playing. Granted, this is a performance car, so the stereo is down the list of priorities behind the amazing … Continue reading S2000 OEM Headrest Speaker Retrofit

My Pretty…Ugly Drum Smoker

My posts here on 618 Garage have been a bit scattered mostly because of my latest BBQ project – an Ugly Drum Smoker build.  Ugly drum smokers, otherwise known as a UDS, have long been touted as a poor man’s Green Egg smoker.  Seasoned barbecue veterans across the nation lean on these smokers as their competition vessel of choice, swearing by their unique ability to … Continue reading My Pretty…Ugly Drum Smoker

6.17.18 STL Ribs

Rub: KC Jones Rub, subbed ground red pepper for cayenne Wood: 2/3 Cherry, 1/3 Char Hickory (Lumberjack Brand) Brine Time: 1 hour Method: 3-2-1, butcher paper wrap Temp: 225°F Cook Time: 5 hours, 47 minutes Wrap details: butcher paper, honey-only, face down Remarks: Best yet. Killer bark, great flavor. The cherry was mild but present. Not too greasy, very good texture. Would like to replicate … Continue reading 6.17.18 STL Ribs

GMG Chipotle Chicken Bacon Sandwich

Just a quick post, in between sales calls. Whipped these up a couple of days ago for dinner. Mango Chipotle seasoned chicken breast cutlets, bacon, smoked cheddar, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado. On a pretzel roll. 375°F with the heat shield open for more direct heat. Pulled the bacon off after about 20 minutes, the chicken was done in about 30. Topped with the bacon … Continue reading GMG Chipotle Chicken Bacon Sandwich