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Title: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2018, 07:24 PM
First........don't even go there :-\

This is the SMOKIN MEATS thread.

I'm new to smoking different cuts and types of meats. So.......let's try to share some tips and recipes..

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 24, 2018, 07:30 PM

had to


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(https://s8.postimg.cc/lbvorce4h/Weed-_Wallpaper.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lbvorce4h/)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 24, 2018, 07:46 PM
had to


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(https://s8.postimg.cc/lbvorce4h/Weed-_Wallpaper.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lbvorce4h/)

Clearly medicinal...

Looking forward to seeing people throw in their smokers
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 24, 2018, 08:14 PM
You're too old ...and too round.....to be a hippie Mac.

Back to the subject at hand. I'm putting a corned beef flat in the smoker this weekend. Any tips?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 24, 2018, 08:17 PM
You're too old ...and too round.....to be a hippie Mac.

That accurately describes most of the hippies I know....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 24, 2018, 08:29 PM
Back to the subject at hand. I'm putting a corned beef flat in the smoker this weekend. Any tips?

Rg

Corned beef/brisket is the meat which has given us the most trouble. I remember two we did “perfectly”, and countless others which were edible, but way over cooked.

A lot of recipes call for covering the brisket after a few hours, and then cooking for a few more. The biggest key is to hit the right internal temp, and pull it before it over cooks.

When you “rest” the meat it should rise in temp by a few degrees. I think brisket is 185* but I would double check. Make sure to check the temp right after you pull it, and watch to see if you hit the desired temp.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 24, 2018, 08:41 PM
Brisket is 170. 185 and you get dog food lol.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 24, 2018, 08:48 PM
Brisket is 170. 185 and you get dog food lol.

That probably explains a few things, but I said don’t quote me on it.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 25, 2018, 06:23 AM
That accurately describes most of the hippies I know....

yup
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 25, 2018, 06:43 AM
Here are woods I commonly smoke with.

Hickory, pear, apple, crab apple, peach, plum, cherry, maple, jack daniels bourbon barrels,pecan, alder, mesquitte, walnut and oak.

And here is a list of woods I use when i am looking for specific flavors and aromas.

Grape, acacia, blackberry, mulberry.

I typicaly smoke around 2k lbs of kielbasa a year, about 500lbs of pork loin, and 300lbs of bacon. I also smoke briskets, ribs, pork chops, pork shoulder (pulled pork) venison, chicken, pheasant, chuckar duck and turkey. water life includes blue fish, striped bass, fluke, salmon and trout. a few other things are vegetables and  mac and cheese.

I also have specific smokers for specific foods. 2 are home made and 1 is an electric. 
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Rugburn on Jul 25, 2018, 06:50 AM
Good to hear that pear is desirable, we had a large branch get blown off our tree a few weeks ago. My wife and I were wondering if it would be good for smoking. In the wood shed it goes!  8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 25, 2018, 07:23 AM
I'm thinking that if you overocok a corned beef brisket you'll get something more like pastrami. I'm favoring the recipes that call for smoking on the rack for a couple hours or to around 160 then adding liquid and finishing covered. One I found calls for a sauce of Irish whiskey, beef broth, brown mustard and brown sugar. That sounds seriously delicious. I'll probably substitute bourbon.

Once the brisket reaches a desired temperature ( I'm thinking around 170) the sauce is removed to thicken on the stove and then applied as a glaze. The brisket is returned covered to finish. Many of the recipes I've looked at say to bring it to 190, but that sounds really high to me. I'll go by tenderness more than temperature .

One thing I do know is the meat is going to get a lengthy cold water soak to remove some of the salt.

Cant wait for Saturday to get here.

Rg

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 25, 2018, 08:03 AM
If it finishes in foil it more steams itself with its own juices and doesn't dry out.

I have to say Bob, that I'm leery of your booklet's recommended smoking temp for the corned beef. 275 is more of a roasting temperature than smoking temp.

Take your time. Low and Slow.   8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 25, 2018, 08:10 AM
A trick that a lot of people don't know that an old chef once taught me.

When wrapping meats in foil to finish or rest, wrap it with the shiny side in. The more mirror-like finish reflects the heat back into the meat, whereas the dull side will more easily draw the heat out.   8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 25, 2018, 09:02 AM
Here are a few pics, some you may have already seen.

Large home made smoker which can hold 350-400lbs of kielbasa.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/qtqec3bjb/20121026_083038.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qtqec3bjb/)

Medium home made smoker that does birds and fish.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/s8rz0y2dj/20151108_183123_1520527070529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s8rz0y2dj/)

Smoked pheasant
(https://s15.postimg.cc/t0un0740n/20151108_190026.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t0un0740n/)

Kielbasa
(https://s15.postimg.cc/g9ggtqzef/20170413_142734.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g9ggtqzef/)

Pork shoulder (pulled pork) in the electric smoker
(https://s15.postimg.cc/5nwlha387/Resized_20170929_151110.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5nwlha387/)

Smoked venison ribs
(https://s15.postimg.cc/4oavz8suv/20141122_160920.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4oavz8suv/)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 25, 2018, 06:10 PM
Here are a few pics, some you may have already seen.

Large home made smoker which can hold 350-400lbs of kielbasa.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/qtqec3bjb/20121026_083038.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qtqec3bjb/)

Medium home made smoker that does birds and fish.
(https://s15.postimg.cc/s8rz0y2dj/20151108_183123_1520527070529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s8rz0y2dj/)

Smoked pheasant
(https://s15.postimg.cc/t0un0740n/20151108_190026.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t0un0740n/)

Kielbasa
(https://s15.postimg.cc/g9ggtqzef/20170413_142734.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g9ggtqzef/)

Pork shoulder (pulled pork) in the electric smoker
(https://s15.postimg.cc/5nwlha387/Resized_20170929_151110.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5nwlha387/)

Smoked venison ribs
(https://s15.postimg.cc/4oavz8suv/20141122_160920.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4oavz8suv/)
You and i will get along really good!!! I love smoking! I smoke appx 1000lbs of snack stix 500lbs of summer sausage/bologna 500lbs of italian/kielbasa .. bacon.. hams... and the occasional salmon
I use an electric smoker.. typically I use hickory..  but i like mesquite and apple wood especially!!!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 25, 2018, 06:14 PM
I am with you on the types of wood fishinjohn. Hickory is my favorite in general.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 26, 2018, 06:32 AM
Fishinjohn, apple and cherry are my 2 favorite and most commonly used.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 29, 2018, 05:07 PM
Well, the smoked corned beef brisket was amazing. A 5.5 lb piece disappeared in a flash. I was lucky to get a sandwich and a small chunk of leftover.

6.5 hour smoke at 240-250.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rjv0euaz5/IMG_0682.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rjv0euaz5/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vszqh0ly9/IMG_0683.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vszqh0ly9/)

The meat was tender, not salty, juicy and really full of flavor. The sauce it cooked in, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses & beef broth made a super reduction and glaze for the finish.

Also on the menu were, clams casino, stuffed portobello mushrooms and smoked Mac and cheese. Our guests brought fresh steamed corn, salt potatoes, a really unique cold spaghetti salad and a tomato zucchini dish baked in a Dutch oven.

It was a really enjoyable party with horse shoes to follow.

In retrospect, I should have smoked 2 briskets.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 29, 2018, 05:32 PM
Looks and sounds delicious!  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 29, 2018, 05:51 PM
Well, the smoked corned beef brisket was amazing. A 5.5 lb piece disappeared in a flash. I was lucky to get a sandwich and a small chunk of leftover.

6.5 hour smoke at 240-250.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rjv0euaz5/IMG_0682.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rjv0euaz5/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vszqh0ly9/IMG_0683.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vszqh0ly9/)

The meat was tender, not salty, juicy and really full of flavor. The sauce it cooked in, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses & beef broth made a super reduction and glaze for the finish.

Also on the menu were, clams casino, stuffed portobello mushrooms and smoked Mac and cheese. Our guests brought fresh steamed corn, salt potatoes, a really unique cold spaghetti salad and a tomato zucchini dish baked in a Dutch oven.

It was a really enjoyable party with horse shoes to follow.

In retrospect, I should have smoked 2 briskets.

Rg
UUUUHHHHHHHHH....you forgot something...MY INVITATION!!!!????????
sounds liklike quite the feast!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 29, 2018, 06:17 PM
Looks and sounds delicious!  :thumbup_smilie:

You were a great help Bill. Your advice to  cut  the temps down and lengthen the cook was spot on. I'm old....but I listen ( when I can hear)  ;D

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 29, 2018, 06:19 PM
You were a great help Bill. Your advice to  cut  the temps down and lengthen the cook was spot on. I'm old....but I listen ( when I can hear)  ;D

Rg


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 29, 2018, 07:08 PM
Well, the smoked corned beef brisket was amazing. A 5.5 lb piece disappeared in a flash. I was lucky to get a sandwich and a small chunk of leftover.

6.5 hour smoke at 240-250.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rjv0euaz5/IMG_0682.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rjv0euaz5/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vszqh0ly9/IMG_0683.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vszqh0ly9/)

The meat was tender, not salty, juicy and really full of flavor. The sauce it cooked in, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses & beef broth made a super reduction and glaze for the finish.

Also on the menu were, clams casino, stuffed portobello mushrooms and smoked Mac and cheese. Our guests brought fresh steamed corn, salt potatoes, a really unique cold spaghetti salad and a tomato zucchini dish baked in a Dutch oven.

It was a really enjoyable party with horse shoes to follow.

In retrospect, I should have smoked 2 briskets.

Rg

Sounds like a perfect meal! Apologies for not sending you a Mac n Cheese recipe but sounds like you nailed it!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 29, 2018, 07:19 PM
It was good mac and cheese, but I'll keep playing with it. I'll take any recipes offered.

Love this new cooking experience. The electric smoker is super easy.

CAN TOU HEAR ME NOW MAC?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 29, 2018, 07:54 PM


CAN TOU HEAR ME NOW MAC?

Rg


 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 30, 2018, 07:33 AM
It was good mac and cheese, but I'll keep playing with it. I'll take any recipes offered.

Love this new cooking experience. The electric smoker is super easy.

CAN TOU HEAR ME NOW MAC?

Rg

Here's my home made mac n cheese recipe. This calls for baking it. i have yet to try cooking it in a smoker but i guess you already mastered that

1 box of elbows
Melted stick of butter
2 cups of milk
Add milk to butter and whisk over med heat
Add 16oz bag of shredded cheddar to mixture
Add fluor 2 tbsp
Put macaroni in glass dish
Pour mixture on top
Add parm cheese om top to brown
Bake 30 min at 375
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 30, 2018, 08:11 AM
I do pretty much the same but I start with butter, sauté some minced onion and minced jalapeños. Then  add flour to make a roux. Then I use 1% milk to thin to a cream sauce. Add salt, pepper and cheese. I'll thin more with milk as necessary to make the cheese sauce smooth.

We prefer cooked rotini for macaroni. Italian cheeses are more stringy. Cheddars, jack or Munster are smoother in the finished sauce. I'll stay away from the Italian varieties next time. Extra sharp cheddar would be perfect. The cast iron skillet worked well for the smoker. The bacon was good on top....bacon is good on anything.

There so many ways to make mac and cheese.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 30, 2018, 08:31 AM


There so many ways to make mac and cheese.

Rg


boom
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 30, 2018, 08:57 AM
I do pretty much the same but I start with butter, sauté some minced onion and minced jalapeños. Then  add flour to make a roux. Then I use 1% milk to thin to a cream sauce. Add salt, pepper and cheese. I'll thin more with milk as necessary to make the cheese sauce smooth.

We prefer cooked rotini for macaroni. Italian cheeses are more stringy. Cheddars, jack or Munster are smoother in the finished sauce. I'll stay away from the Italian varieties next time. Extra sharp cheddar would be perfect. The cast iron skillet worked well for the smoker. The bacon was good on top....bacon is good on anything.

There so many ways to make mac and cheese.

Rg



I love you variation, just can't play too much with the recipe or the Princess will not eat it. Can't wait until she enjoys my modifications! She even turned her nose up to smoked chicken wings, and she  LOVES chicken wings...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gundogwanted on Jul 30, 2018, 03:16 PM
Well, the smoked corned beef brisket was amazing. A 5.5 lb piece disappeared in a flash. I was lucky to get a sandwich and a small chunk of leftover.

6.5 hour smoke at 240-250.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/rjv0euaz5/IMG_0682.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rjv0euaz5/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vszqh0ly9/IMG_0683.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vszqh0ly9/)

The meat was tender, not salty, juicy and really full of flavor. The sauce it cooked in, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses & beef broth made a super reduction and glaze for the finish.

Also on the menu were, clams casino, stuffed portobello mushrooms and smoked Mac and cheese. Our guests brought fresh steamed corn, salt potatoes, a really unique cold spaghetti salad and a tomato zucchini dish baked in a Dutch oven.

It was a really enjoyable party with horse shoes to follow.

In retrospect, I should have smoked 2 briskets.

Rg

Try this with a venison shoulder. Corn it yourself, so tender you would not know it's a shoulder. I do them all the time.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jul 30, 2018, 07:33 PM
I corned a venison roast last year and it was awesome.  Cooked it in the crockpot with onion, carrots, baby red potatoes, and Brussel sprouts, and brought it to a garage party. I didn't bring any leftovers home!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 31, 2018, 07:23 AM
Venison shoulder roasts are absolutley THE BEST EVER! I have a deer processing shop and I try to convince people that a shoulder roast in the crockpot is the best roast theyll ever eat.. only a handful of customers try it..  But its catching on slowly
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 31, 2018, 07:29 AM
Well, I found I still hunted I would . We have a game dinner every year at my friend's restaurant. He does corned goose. Really delicious.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 04, 2018, 04:53 PM
Well, today's smoke was.....
Smoked picnic shoulder with a bourbon, maple, brown sugar glaze.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/f93zb4rmp/IMG_2306.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f93zb4rmp/)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/6e350mxpd/IMG_2309.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6e350mxpd/)
Another crack at smoked Mac and Cheese with extra sharp cheddar, jalapeño Jack, Parmesan and chopped jalapeños . ,(a very successful crack👍)
(https://s8.postimg.cc/49irzjgn5/IMG_2310.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/49irzjgn5/)
And twice baked potatoes on the Weber.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/ewcl4ywi9/IMG_2311.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ewcl4ywi9/)

Home made apple sauce, cukes and tomatoes from the garden.

All I can say is.......I'm full😀 And this time I have leftovers.

Rg

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: dirtydeeds on Aug 04, 2018, 08:58 PM
your full and now im hungry...🍻HA! Looks delicious
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 04, 2018, 09:19 PM
Bob
Where did you get the foil pan and what are the dimensions please.
Thanks
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2018, 04:09 AM
Walmart Mac. Just a regular Hefty brand foil pan. Came in a 2 pack. The rim measures 10 3/4" x 14 1/2". Fit pretty well in the smoker. Took your advice👍 Used it with liquid as a drip pan to start and finished he ham in it with glaze. I'll get another use out of it as a drip pan.

One thing I have to get is a pair of those rubber BBQ gloves. Smokin' is a messy business.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 05, 2018, 07:20 AM
Looks great!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 05, 2018, 07:53 AM
I've tried the silicone mitts. Don't like them because they're mittens (poor little kittens) and I can't use my fingers. But if you want to try them, $ Gen has them for around $3.

I go old school and use a new pair of leather work gloves. If you watch any old bbq master, that's what they wear.  Keeps the heat out, gives you a good grip, and let's you use your fingers when you need them.    ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 05, 2018, 09:17 AM
Was thinking about these

(https://s8.postimg.cc/4tpjds3cx/CEA62864-_CEF4-4902-_B3_D0-003_A7059_D028-11750-00000_CFE16_DFB2_E6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4tpjds3cx/)

They've got some insulation...enough to handle grates, pans and meats. I figured for $8 less my discount they'd be worth a try. At least I could wash them after using them. Charbroil makes a silicone glove, but they're pricy at $25.

Anyway, the ham was really good. Cooked it around 5 hours total. 2 on the rack, 2 covered in the pan with a couple cups of water and one in the pan uncovered with glaze and some of the juice. Super tender and moist. The mac and cheese was way better than the first attempt, but, my Bride and I agreed that we like it better oven baked than smoked. That cooked covered in the skillet for around 2 hours with very light Apple smoke.

It poured rain for about 45 minutes when we were 3 hours or so into the cook. I was able to transfer the smoker and stand to the garage to finish. Another big advantage to an electric smoker ....for me at least. No open flames to worry about. Sort of plug and play.

It's a really fun little toy.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 05, 2018, 07:56 PM
Apple wood smoked turkey breast.
(https://s33.postimg.cc/v68pwq0l7/20180805_202336.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v68pwq0l7/)

Along with golden beet, goat cheese, and walnut salad, and fresh cukes in oil and vinegar.
(https://s33.postimg.cc/5c3ik62ob/2180805_202848.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5c3ik62ob/)
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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2018, 02:17 PM
Looks delicious. Did you brine the bird?

I was thinking of doing a small turkey this weekend. Don't know much about brining a bird though.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 06, 2018, 02:31 PM
Looks delicious. Did you brine the bird?

I was thinking of doing a small turkey this weekend. Don't know much about brining a bird though.

Rg

Once you brine a bird you will never want to make another one unless its brined. Tender, juicy, yummy.

So many variations of brine but the general start would be water, kosher salt, sugar (white or brown but brown is preferred), peppercorns and whole allspice. I also like to take a walk into the garden and see what herbs would go well with the pre-planned meal and toss them in. I usually go with rosemary for chicken, thyme for turkey, pheasant, or any other small bird. Sage for duck ,goose, or squab. You can also toss in garlic and onions but chop them or at least quarter them to let the juices exit. If you never had a venison roast brined, give that a whirl as well. (bay leaves are great for venison)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2018, 02:51 PM

Once you brine a bird you will never want to make another one unless its brined. Tender, juicy, yummy.


x2
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2018, 02:55 PM


Don't know much about brining a bird though.

Rg

This is out favorite.
But we get it Bed Bath and Beyond at Thanksgiving.
It goes on sale for like $5-6.
Worth every penny.

https://www.amazon.com/World-Market-Turkey-Brine-ounce/dp/B00SX06RP6/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1533585133&sr=8-8&keywords=turkey+brine (https://www.amazon.com/World-Market-Turkey-Brine-ounce/dp/B00SX06RP6/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1533585133&sr=8-8&keywords=turkey+brine)


But you can brine a bird in any liquid.
Tons of recipes on line.
At Thanksgiving I brine our bird for 2-3 days on the back porch in the colder temps.
5-6 gallon food grade plastic bucket works awesome
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 06, 2018, 03:00 PM
Nice... All your guys stuff looks great.. :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gundogwanted on Aug 06, 2018, 03:11 PM
Looks delicious. Did you brine the bird?

I was thinking of doing a small turkey this weekend. Don't know much about brining a bird though.

Rg

Just watch the bird you buy. Some are already brined. Double the salt and  :'(
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2018, 03:41 PM
Just watch the bird you buy. Some are already brined. Double the salt and  :'(


https://www.chowhound.com/post/extra-soaking-pre-brined-turkey-748021 (https://www.chowhound.com/post/extra-soaking-pre-brined-turkey-748021)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2018, 06:45 PM
What a great thread!!!
So, I get the brine mixes....how long for a fresh turkey breast? 2-3 days?


Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2018, 07:12 PM
What a great thread!!!
So, I get the brine mixes....how long for a fresh turkey breast? 2-3 days?


Rg

Just a breast is less than an entire bird.
I do 2-3 days for entire bird because I can.
It does reach a point where the meat simply doesn't take on anymore from the brining.
I did a breast a month or so back and brined it for 24 hours and it was awesome.
Used 1/2 gallon apple juice, 2 gallons water and 1 cup of canning salt.
Also threw in some pepper corns, allspice and garlic cloves.

Brought the entire mixture (minus one gallon of water) to a boil for 15-20 minutes.
The 2nd gallon of H2O I stuck in the fridge to get it cold.
Let the mixture cool to room temp.
Then added the cold water to make it even colder and the breast.
Stuck it into the fridge for a day.

Was awesome!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2018, 07:27 PM
I like it !

Thanks Mac. I'll be shopping tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 06, 2018, 08:09 PM
This was a frozen breast. I let it thaw in a simple brine of water, kosher salt, brown sugar, black pepper, and maple syrup. Yesterday morning I brought brine and breast to room temperature before splitting it it half and putting the halves in the smoker skin side up. I smoked them with apple wood at 240°-260°, basting with apple juice every hour until the thickest part reached 160°. Then I wrapped each half in foil and finished to 180°. Let it rest on the cutting board in the foil for an hour before carving. The backbone and ribs simply pulled out of the meat, so all I had to do was cut.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 06, 2018, 08:23 PM
You're my "go to" smoker Bill.
Sounds great.

Rg
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Aug 06, 2018, 08:30 PM
great thread is right!! wish i had more to contribute to this thread but the only thing that ive had time to smoke lately cannot be mentioned on here :evil:HA! I gotta get one of those electric smokers...I have a nice gas one but it dosent seem to wanna get below 225°, still makes some good grub though. Im learning alot from this thread and will show pics of my next smoke session...of meat Lol.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 06, 2018, 08:42 PM
Once you brine a bird you will never want to make another one unless its brined. Tender, juicy, yummy.

So many variations of brine but the general start would be water, kosher salt, sugar (white or brown but brown is preferred), peppercorns and whole allspice. I also like to take a walk into the garden and see what herbs would go well with the pre-planned meal and toss them in. I usually go with rosemary for chicken, thyme for turkey, pheasant, or any other small bird. Sage for duck ,goose, or squab. You can also toss in garlic and onions but chop them or at least quarter them to let the juices exit. If you never had a venison roast brined, give that a whirl as well. (bay leaves are great for venison)
.

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

Question about brining and deep frying, does cooking in hot oil take away from the time a turkey spends in brine? We bake a turkey and deep fry one every thanksgiving and I am always thinking about enhancing the experience
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 07, 2018, 05:57 AM
You're my "go to" smoker Bill.
Sounds great.

Rg
Well thanks for the vote of confidence, but that and a dollar plus tax will get you a cup of coffee any day! Lol.  Believe me, I have had my epic fails, but that's how we learn!   ;D
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 07, 2018, 07:27 AM
.

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

Question about brining and deep frying, does cooking in hot oil take away from the time a turkey spends in brine? We bake a turkey and deep fry one every thanksgiving and I am always thinking about enhancing the experience


We brine turkeys that go into the fryer all the time.
I feel brining a bird creates a more juicy bird no matter how you cook it.
Years ago I was concerned about the salt and possibly creating a too salty bird.
I have never had that happen.
The salt helps the bird to maintain it's water during cooking.
And we always rub the bird with a seasoning rub.  One that obviously has salt in it.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 07, 2018, 09:08 AM

We brine turkeys that go into the fryer all the time.
I feel brining a bird creates a more juicy bird no matter how you cook it.
Years ago I was concerned about the salt and possibly creating a too salty bird.
I have never had that happen.
The salt helps the bird to maintain it's water during cooking.
And we always rub the bird with a seasoning rub.  One that obviously has salt in it.

Thanks for the info Mac.
2018 Garden has been a struggle
Fishing, have only been out a handful of times (although that should double next week)
Time to start planing the next few seasons: hunting, Thanksgiving and the hard water
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 07, 2018, 02:11 PM
Time to start planing the next few seasons: hunting, Thanksgiving and the hard water

I have been planning this since the first day it reached 90 degrees. lol
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 07, 2018, 02:22 PM
I have been planning this since the first day it reached 90 degrees. lol

My daughter had to borrow my hard water bait aerator, the one i use in the garage, to keep some county fair gold fish going. Got my juices going, and i told her that she can use them on her pink tip up when we go slime darting in January if they are still alive...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2018, 06:10 AM
Do you smoke the turkey breast skin on or off? All I'm seeing at the grocery are skinless. I'm sure I could seal it up with a glaze.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 08, 2018, 06:21 AM
Do you smoke the turkey breast skin on or off? All I'm seeing at the grocery are skinless. I'm sure I could seal it up with a glaze.

Rg

I have done both Bob.
When the skin stays on however, I peel it back and rub it with my spices under it and then fold it back.
I like the skin, but Donna doesn't.
But the skin on a turkey is oftentimes so thick it's like chewing rubber.
So OI may only eat a small piece of it.
But I want the spices into the meat, so I fold it back and rub under it.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2018, 01:20 PM
I'm interested in the salmon recipes as well. Supposedly, a coworker is bringing me some caught fresh. If not I may buy a few chunks and smoke it.

Any tips on Brine, time, temps?

Rg
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Post by: Rugburn on Aug 08, 2018, 01:26 PM
Our old favorite was "Indian candy-smoked salmon". I'll have to take a look for it. Basically cut into small pieces then sweet brined and a slow apple wood smoke. Came out with a shiny glaze.
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Post by: appleye on Aug 08, 2018, 02:01 PM
I'm interested in the salmon recipes as well. Supposedly, a coworker is bringing me some caught fresh. If not I may buy a few chunks and smoke it.

Any tips on Brine, time, temps?

Rg

I do a bunch (as many as I can legally catch) of salmon every year, Kings, coho and Kokanee. Most of the time Kokanee because it's the closest. Filet and or chunks (Kings) I leave skin on. I use a large bowl and put a thin layer of kosher salt or pickling salt, fish then salt again then we use sugar cane syrup made by family in Florida. I've used maple syrup and or brown sugar and put a coating on the fish. Next layer of fish flesh to flesh, salt and syrup on the skin and keep layering until everything is coated. Let refrigerate or cool air "brine" for at least 12 hours. Salt and syrup will become a liquid and the flesh will change color to a deeper red. Pull fish off let liquid run off and place on smoker rack. Let stand for one hour to air dry, will make a sweet coating over fish. I smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at about 200 to 225 until it's done (lighter pink). My wife calls this salmon candy. It's best warm but great whenever. We have added other seasoning while air drying, cyan, old bay etc. But the syrup and salt is the best.

 I've used this recipe for all trout and it's very good. I use pecan wood for smoke again family in Florida but apple and poplar are good to.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 08, 2018, 05:52 PM
Now, there's a complete recipe.....thanks!

I've only done Gravalox I the past. A cold cure process, and really look forward to some smoked salmon.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 09, 2018, 09:53 AM
I do a bunch (as many as I can legally catch) of salmon every year, Kings, coho and Kokanee. Most of the time Kokanee because it's the closest. Filet and or chunks (Kings) I leave skin on. I use a large bowl and put a thin layer of kosher salt or pickling salt, fish then salt again then we use sugar cane syrup made by family in Florida. I've used maple syrup and or brown sugar and put a coating on the fish. Next layer of fish flesh to flesh, salt and syrup on the skin and keep layering until everything is coated. Let refrigerate or cool air "brine" for at least 12 hours. Salt and syrup will become a liquid and the flesh will change color to a deeper red. Pull fish off let liquid run off and place on smoker rack. Let stand for one hour to air dry, will make a sweet coating over fish. I smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at about 200 to 225 until it's done (lighter pink). My wife calls this salmon candy. It's best warm but great whenever. We have added other seasoning while air drying, cyan, old bay etc. But the syrup and salt is the best.

 I've used this recipe for all trout and it's very good. I use pecan wood for smoke again family in Florida but apple and poplar are good to.
My smoker temps and times are close to the same.. my recipe is different..
I use 1 part apple juice to 2 parts orange juice (ex 1qt to 2qts)  1/2 cup of  canning salt.. lots of pepper.. a couple bay leafs..
Let soak for 24 hrs..
Let dry and then smoke
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2018, 01:55 PM
Well there's two turkey rolls in the brine. One is all breast meat one a mix of white and dark meat. I couldn't find any whole turkey breasts to buy. Could have bought a small (8-10lb) butterball, but it would have been a few days before I could use it.

Anyway, since the rolls are in netting, I decided I'd brine them as is and when I cook them, they're gonna get a woven bacon wrap.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/b3dyl8nc1/IMG_2325.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/b3dyl8nc1/)

I've  prepped two of these, rolled them up, wrapped and put them in the fridge for tomorrow.

My plan is to brine the rolls most of today, remove them and put them back in the fridge overnight to dry a bit. Then I'll remove the netting, give them a good rub, wrap them in the bacon, and tie them up with butchers twine.
I don't like letting poultry sitting around warming up past 45 degrees so they'll go right into the smoker after I inject them with a mix of butter, lemon, water, garlic and onion powder.

I've never done this before, but, I think 225 for a few hours ought to do the trick. They're not too big. I'll take em to 160 or so in the smoker and let them finish to 165-175 on their own..

The brine is water, a little cider vinegar, honey, maple syrup, sugar, kosher salt, garlic, onion, pepper corns, worchestershire sauce, soy sauce and lemon juice ( all in small amounts....more or less).

Time will tell👍

Rg
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Post by: appleye on Aug 11, 2018, 03:21 PM
Looks good! I'm going to have to try the bacon weave. Wife loves bacon.

Hoping to chase some salmon this week in Fort Peck, MT. All this smoking talk has me in the mood!
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2018, 03:31 PM
I'm trying your cure recipe for salmon on some Swai fillets I have. I added some brown sugar and maple syrup in lieu of cane syrup ( which I couldn't find). Anyway, it's worth a shot.

Rg
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 11, 2018, 06:40 PM
The turkey is going to be delicious, Bob.  :thumbup_smilie:

No smoking for me this weekend unless something changes tomorrow.  ;)
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 11, 2018, 08:11 PM
tomorrow morning, 5lb brisket, baby back ribs, bacon and venison top round going into the smoker.
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Post by: appleye on Aug 11, 2018, 08:22 PM
The cane syrup I've seen was on line. In the south it's a family tradition kind of thing. I went down last year and help make it. The syrup is kind of like molasses in taste but much thinner. The maple and brown sugar will be good, as it is the way I made if before I had the cane syrup around.

This is from a google search=  https://prices.best/products/petite-canne-sugar-cane-syrup?cid=335108336&aid=1211661963927924&eid=&tid=pla-4579328491792665&ul=&mt=e&n=o&d=c&dm={devicemodel}&dt&sn&adid={creative}&k=&p={placement}&pc={target}&ap={adposition}&msclkid=f33ef9e5726412f772e2a28afe5ed668&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Prices%20Best%20Shop&utm_term=4579328491792665&utm_content=Ad%20group%20%231
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 11, 2018, 08:49 PM
Big smoker👍

Rg
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 13, 2018, 08:38 AM
Here are pictures from yesterdays smoke fest!

Baby back ribs, Brisket, Venison Top Round, slab of bacon and mac and cheese all smoked over alder and apple. Baked potatoes and beans on the side.

Brine was all spice, peppercorns, kosher salt, brown sugar, minced garlic, bay leaves and lovage.

Before
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After
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After, after
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 13, 2018, 01:55 PM
Here are pictures from yesterdays smoke fest!

Baby back ribs, Brisket, Venison Top Round, slab of bacon and mac and cheese all smoked over alder and apple. Baked potatoes and beans on the side.

Brine was all spice, peppercorns, kosher salt, brown sugar, minced garlic, bay leaves and lovage.

Before
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After
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After, after
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Looks amazingly delicious
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 13, 2018, 01:56 PM
Sharps.. I did send you a p.m. reply.. not sure you got it or not
Let me know
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 14, 2018, 06:36 PM
How did things go with the turkey, RG?  ;D
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Post by: appleye on Aug 23, 2018, 03:36 PM
Got a couple of Chinook salmon and lake trout from Fort Peck , MT. Smoked em up using the sugar cane syrup. Turned out very good!

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My dad age 75 with his first landed chinook salmon!  Lots of lost salmon in this journey.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 23, 2018, 05:50 PM
That looks so good appleye....  Nice job..
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 23, 2018, 06:07 PM
Your smoked fish looks awesome! Looks like good fishing, too.   ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2018, 05:15 AM
Took a little hiatus, but the smoked turkey rolls were out of this world.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/mbwf2fqn5/IMG_2326.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mbwf2fqn5/)

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Smoked about 5 hours at 200. Took them to 165 degrees than let them rest for a half hour. Juiciest turkey I've ever eaten. Here's several dinner sized chunks in the freezer for another meal. I made a chicken/beef flavored white sauce to top the turkey sandwiches the next day. Oh so yummy!

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 24, 2018, 06:02 AM
I'm doing a pork butt tomorrow.
Gonna cube it up and make a monster pan of burnt ends.

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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2018, 07:09 AM
Burnt ends?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 24, 2018, 07:12 AM
Sunday I plan on smoking some more Swai, marinated salt potatoes and scallops wrapped in bacon. My Bride loves scallops and the smoked Swai in a fish dip was excellent.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 24, 2018, 07:54 AM
Took a little hiatus.....

Rg
Welcome back!  8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 24, 2018, 08:19 AM
Burnt ends?

Rg

Google it

Trust me!!
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Post by: zwiggles on Aug 24, 2018, 09:01 AM
Google it

Trust me!!

He’s right. If you’re stomach can take the extra smoke they are the best.
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 24, 2018, 09:14 AM
I might try to smoke some fluke.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 24, 2018, 10:33 AM
He’s right. If you’re stomach can take the extra smoke they are the best.



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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 24, 2018, 11:13 AM
Mac you smoking Tums now?!?!?!!? lol
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 24, 2018, 03:38 PM
Mac you smoking Tums now?!?!?!!? lol

I pretty much have a few after I eat smoked foods.

Preventive medicine.
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2018, 05:42 AM
Ok..I searched it. Looks delicious. Found numerous recipes for smoker and grill. Are you doing a whole brisket or just the point cut?

Anyone ever try that cook with a flank or other cut of meat?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 07:41 AM
Ok..I searched it. Looks delicious. Found numerous recipes for smoker and grill. Are you doing a whole brisket or just the point cut?

Anyone ever try that cook with a flank or other cut of meat?

Rg


"I'm doing a pork butt tomorrow.
Gonna cube it up and make a monster pan of burnt ends."


 ::)


I know typically they are made with brisket, but I had the pork butt.
Soooo...………..

I've done this before and they turn out awesome.
I trimmed the excess fat last night and cubed the meat.
Then added the rub in a container and shook the pcs to cover them thoroughly.
Let them sit in the fridge overnight to really absorb the rub.

They will go on the smoker in foil pans in the next hour or so.
These will be done LOW and SLOW.
I will probably smoke for 2 hrs and then will cover each pan with foil so the meat doesn't turn to jerky.
200F will be the smoker setpoint.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 07:57 AM
In the pans ready for the smoker.
I’ll let the meat come to room temp for 30-40 minutes.
(https://s33.postimg.cc/xx3d70b6z/A8_ECB938-_CA7_B-4_F57-_B3_E9-822_B7_E62120_A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xx3d70b6z/)
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2018, 12:03 PM
Do you add any sauce to the pan while it's covered?

You might want to try this:
1 c. Beef broth
1/2 c bourbon
1/4c molasses
1/3c brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Warm the wet ingredients and dissolve the sugar
Pour over the smoked meat about halfway into the cook and cover to cook to your finished temperature or tenderness.
when the meat is cooked, remove the juice from the pan and reduce in a large frying pan till it's a glaze consistency.
Pour the glaze over the meat and return to the smoker for 20 minutes or so.

The flavors this sauce imparts to meats is really special.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 12:37 PM

Do you add any sauce to the pan while it's covered?


no
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 12:38 PM
some of that stuff is already in my rub.

And the bourbon belongs on ice and sipped.

 ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2018, 06:49 PM
Puss!
Bourbon is good anywhere.....second only to bacon. Tomorrow is scallops and super colossal shrimp, marinated and wrapped with some bacon on the Weber.

Enjoy the burnt stuff bud😀👍👍

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 07:20 PM
Was awesome

Still have 2 pans in the smoker at 200F

Put a little H2O in the pans befor covering.

Did some fresh cauliflower and a homemade spinach and feta cheese pierogi with the meat.

Had a bottle of Noiret to cap it.
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 25, 2018, 07:38 PM
It looked awesome, Mac. I was going to say I could be there in 7 hours! Lol.

I have to agree, bourbon belongs on ice and sipped. I've tried many bourbon marinades and they just don't do it for me. Waste of good bourbon!   ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2018, 07:40 PM
Way to round it out....sounds delish!

For us it's a quiet night...campfire and cocktails. Did a ribeye and home grown Yukon golds in parchment on the Weber with a side of garden tomatoes and cukes.

Love these late summer evenings.
(https://s8.postimg.cc/6qu9g84ox/IMG_0691.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6qu9g84ox/)

Enjoy everyone!

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 25, 2018, 07:43 PM
Aw...come on.....bourbon is good ........period. You both need to come here and share a corned beef brisket with us. I can learn.....I can teach😀

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 25, 2018, 07:46 PM
Ok
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Post by: fishnmachine on Aug 25, 2018, 07:53 PM
Speaking of brisket, my bride brought home a whole one today. 12 lbs.  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Aug 27, 2018, 08:22 AM
What's a full brisket go for in your area? Seems very expensive around here at over $3 a pound.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 27, 2018, 09:20 AM
What's a full brisket go for in your area? Seems very expensive around here at over $3 a pound.

Rg

3.89 per lb in my area.
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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 11, 2018, 04:53 PM
I just saw this. In fact I'm catching up from being in Maine scouting moose for 4 days.  :o

Same here, but how much is a ribeye? Heck, burger's $2.99 and up. That's the beauty of the smoker. You can turn a cheap cut into awesomeness!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 16, 2018, 05:59 AM
I'm gonna smoke up a small turkey next weekend. Any tips on a brine mix....how long to brine etc would be much appreciated.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 16, 2018, 07:06 AM
Stopped at my buddys yesterday because I saw smoke and something smelled good........  About 125lbs of pork.........




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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 16, 2018, 08:03 AM
That's quite the smoker. I don't think I've seen a propane tank style before. ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 16, 2018, 12:11 PM
And with semi truck smoke staks....  8) 8)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 16, 2018, 08:12 PM
I'm gonna smoke up a small turkey next weekend. Any tips on a brine mix....how long to brine etc would be much appreciated.

Rg
Here is how I do mine.. no brine
Carefully pull skin away from breast end of bird and put bacon under the skin. If the bird is big enough you can get a piece or two tucked in under skin on legs as well.. then I take a half onion and a lemon with some carrots and celery inside cavity.. then I take the rest of bacon and lay it over top of the rest of the bird.. smoke it at 160 for 2 hours and then 180 till shes done... YUUUUUMMMMO!!!!!
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Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 16, 2018, 08:47 PM
And with semi truck smoke staks....  8) 8)
And the dual chrome wheels...  Yeah. Pretty cool!   8) 8)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 26, 2018, 07:29 AM
Hopefully your turkey cook went well RG. I don't brine my birds either. I just add a blend of my rub mixed with butter under the skin. I usually cook at 250 with pecan wood till done. Here's a 21 pounder i did a couple weeks ago at camp.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MMc91Fbd/IMAG2315.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MMc91Fbd)

Bacon wrapped corn on the cob, wings, and thighs.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hJmrjdS5/IMAG2377.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hJmrjdS5)

Just some of the goodness smoked in my 1939 Frigidaire refrigerator converted to a smoker.I

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrXc84yX/IMAG1358.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrXc84yX)

If any of you smoked food lovers haven't seen it yet check out: smokingmeatforums.com . Info for all kinds of smoking methods.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 26, 2018, 01:45 PM
Today was a miserable rainy, wet day so I figured I'd make a batch of Smoked Bacon Candy to kill some time. This is seriously decadent treat.

Get some of your favorite thick sliced bacon, real maple syrup, and your favorite rib rub. brush on a generous coat of maple syrup, then a coat of rub.

(https://i.postimg.cc/PNFqZbwN/0926180852.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNFqZbwN)
Continue layering until all the bacon is treated. I did 5 pounds so there were several layers. Let it set for an hour or ten, then lay it out on your smoker racks. A good coat of no stick spray on the rack helps.
Brush on more maple syrup, then sprinkle with brown sugar (I used a kitchen strainer to do this for more even coverage). Sorry forgot to get a pic.
Smoke at 230 degrees for a couple hours then remove flip and repeat the syrup/brown sugar treatment. Put back in for another hour. Remove and enjoy. Great warm or cold.


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 26, 2018, 02:00 PM
Iooks awesome.....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 26, 2018, 04:38 PM
That looks delicious. I'll have to try it my next go around.  Thanks for sharing.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 26, 2018, 06:30 PM
MMMMMMM, yum.    I had something very similar in a restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming a few years back  and it was delicious although I couldn't eat a ton of it (not that I should be eating pounds of bacon anyway)

Thanks for the recipe. 
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 27, 2018, 03:34 AM
Sounds like a cardiologist's worst nightmare....and very delicious. I might try applying that recipe to some Swai fillets.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 28, 2018, 07:50 PM
There's a party brewing!!!!!!!

Tomorrow's cook includes a venison rump roast, tenderloin, St. Louis ribs and bullhead. Lots of sides, adult beverages and horse shoes......a fine fall day in the  making.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 28, 2018, 09:55 PM
Hmmmm.  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Sep 28, 2018, 09:56 PM
Hmmmm.  :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 01, 2018, 01:45 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKv6XrYb/20181201-140459.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKv6XrYb)

There's an ugly sweater party tonight at the Legion, so I thought I'd bring a treat. I fired up the smoker with a whole fresh pork shoulder that I boned, rolled, and tied. Cured it for four days in an apple brine. Hickory smoke. I hope they enjoy.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 01, 2018, 02:42 PM
Wish i was going but i dont have any sweaters.... ;)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 01, 2018, 04:13 PM
Wish i was going but i dont have any sweaters.... ;)

Wish I was closer Bill. I've got some ugly sweaters. 🤢
I have a bottom round beef roast that just finished cooking. It's resting for a bit. My neighbor is coming over for dinner.

In the freezer is a Boston Butt around 8 lbs that I'm gonna smoke for New Years. Gonna be a long smoke and some great pulled pork.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 01, 2018, 05:03 PM
That sounds good Bob..   Me and my bride had fresh venison burgers tonight.... ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 01, 2018, 06:04 PM
Helped my neighbor skin 2 this afternoon. We'll be cutting them up tomorrow.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 01, 2018, 06:07 PM
We had pizza.

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 05, 2018, 09:14 AM
10 pounds of sweet and spicy and pepperoni venision  sticks in the electric brinkman..... ;D
(https://i.postimg.cc/t7sXMqH4/20181205-100528.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7sXMqH4)

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 05, 2018, 02:47 PM
Must be a north east wind.......I think I smell them cooking👍

There used to be a Burger King in the plaza across from our cul de sac. It closed and a local restaurant took it over, turned it into a bad burger joint and then a BBQ joint. Both attempts were disasters. Bad, crazy overpriced food. I saw on the way home that they were loading up the smokers...... failed again.

Too bad. It's a good location if someone would just sell good food at a reasonable price. Oh well!

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 05, 2018, 04:45 PM
Looks great, Dom! My daughter wants to make some jerky with her venison. I've been trying to talk her into some meat sticks, too. She's a slim-jim head from way back!   8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2018, 07:25 AM
Oh and i used a bag of pecan wood..

Do it Bill. 
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Dec 06, 2018, 10:45 AM
Food looks great guys!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2018, 10:47 AM
Added a lot of crushed peppers from the garden to this 5lb batch.. ;D


(https://i.postimg.cc/xqnn4N7N/20181211-113613.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xqnn4N7N)

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 19, 2018, 07:18 PM
Started smoking the Christmas ham today. Instead of using the old  homemade smoker I've used for years, I thought I'd try it in the CharGrill this year. Figured what the heck, the worst I can do is ..... make ham!

I cut a piece of 6" stove pipe to fit standing up in the burn chamber, filled it with 2"-3" pieces of corn cob (about a dozen), lit the bottom and shut down the dampers so the cobs just smolder. One dose seems to smoke for about 3 hrs. with almost no heat in the smoking chamber, which is exactly what I want.

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I'll give the ham 2 smokings  a day for the next four days, let it "rest" a day, and bake it Christmas morning. There's nothing like cob smoked ham!  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 20, 2018, 09:09 AM
Thats some project Bill but sure sounds freeeking delicious.... 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 20, 2018, 11:34 AM
A labor of love, Dom.  My girls insist!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 20, 2018, 04:13 PM
What time is dinner?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 20, 2018, 05:23 PM
Right around 2:00.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 20, 2018, 08:43 PM
Right around 2:00.   ;D

AM?
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 25, 2018, 06:11 PM
Out of the smoker .......
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And into the oven ......

(https://i.postimg.cc/Rqggh7tp/20181225-094727.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Rqggh7tp)
 Merry Christmas!

(https://i.postimg.cc/VSJn4hL2/20181225-152156.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSJn4hL2)
 ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 26, 2018, 06:51 AM
Great looking ham fishnmachine. It's hard to beat smoked goods. I did another double smoked ham for Christmas at my daughter's. She doesn't like smoked foods, but after trying a ham I did a couple days before, she wanted it again.
Take a cheap shank end ham and trim most of the fat from it.
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Score the ham horizontally about a half inch deep at an angle to catch the juices and glaze. I then started the smoke generator ( I'm using a home built electric smoker).

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Put the ham in the smoker with the pan of fat with holes poked in the bottom directly over the ham to baste it as it cooks.

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I cooked it at 225 degrees with pecan wood untill the internal temp hit 144. The 11.5 pound ham took 6 hours. About an hour before it is finished, slather it with the glaze.
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/2 t ground mustard
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t ground ginger
1/8 t ground cloves
1/8 t ground nutmeg
Warm in microwave and stir till sugar is dissolved.

Newly applied glaze.
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The final results.


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 26, 2018, 05:15 PM
Looks spectacular! Thanks for posting the recipe. I WILL be doing this cook.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 27, 2018, 03:48 PM
It all looks awesome....Great job guys...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Dec 27, 2018, 04:13 PM
That looks real good, DS. I'll have to try that sometime.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 02, 2019, 07:36 AM
I tried a new recipe for New Year's eve nibbles at camp.
Smoked bacon wrapped onion rings.
Cut large white onions into 1/2" thick slices. Separate rings a couple layers thick. Mix your favorite BBQ rub with BBQ sauce and dab on the rings.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7CXXT34D/1231181130.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CXXT34D)
Wrap with thin sliced bacon and sprinkle with more rub.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QBpHM32W/1231181453a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBpHM32W)
I also did up some bacon wrapped venison backstrap bites and some Atomic Buffalo Turds ( cheese stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers).
Cooked at 250 degrees with pecan wood for around 3 hours

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(https://i.postimg.cc/wtVRVzwY/1231181455.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtVRVzwY)


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(https://i.postimg.cc/PPTsGk4R/1231181900a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPTsGk4R)


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Delicious!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 02, 2019, 09:05 AM
Wow!  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 02, 2019, 11:57 AM
Sure looks good Bill...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 02, 2019, 05:02 PM
Thanks.  Going to make "fleckey" with the last of it tonight and then the bones will make a split pea soup.

Fleckey is a Bohemian dish my Grandmother used to make. Cube ham pieces and fry with oil in a cast iron frying pan until almost crisp, then add cooked and drained egg noodles into the pan and fry, stirring occasionally until some of the noodles start to brown. Simple, delicious, and the only way to use up a leftover ham!
(https://i.postimg.cc/nCY5NGDj/20190102-182447.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCY5NGDj)
  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 02, 2019, 05:56 PM
Thanks.  Going to make "fleckey" with the last of it tonight and then the bones will make a split pea soup.

Fleckey is a Bohemian dish my Grandmother used to make. Cube ham pieces and fry with oil in a cast iron frying pan until almost crisp, then add cooked and drained egg noodles into the pan and fry, stirring occasionally until some of the noodles start to brown. Simple, delicious, and the only way to use up a leftover ham!  ;D
That sounds great. I just happen to have leftover ham too. I know what's for supper tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: wallyworld on Jan 03, 2019, 06:49 AM
My grandmother used to make it with sauerkraut too   ;D   and bacon if no ham available  ;)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 03, 2019, 07:41 AM
My grandmother used to make it with sauerkraut too   ;D   and bacon if no ham available  ;)


Yup - lazy pierogi

I sometimes use my home made smoked polish sausage.

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2019, 03:16 PM
Ribs in the smoker today. A nice weekday treat.


(https://i.postimg.cc/2Lx8CT0m/IMG-2491.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2Lx8CT0m)

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 17, 2019, 04:20 PM
Looks awesome..
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Post by: fishnmachine on Jan 17, 2019, 04:55 PM
Mmmmmmmmm!!  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 17, 2019, 05:37 PM
JoJo liked them too.
(https://i.postimg.cc/LnfZXyBp/IMG-2492.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LnfZXyBp)

The little carnivore 😀


Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 12, 2019, 03:02 PM
Ok. Its 6* out and blowing snow. Had these ready and put them in this morning.. Whole chicken and a vennie roast..




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Had to make the old Brinkman look like ET...

(https://i.postimg.cc/3dfrKq9s/20190212-115703.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3dfrKq9s)

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 12, 2019, 03:05 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/CR07xv14/20190212-120649.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CR07xv14)

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Tell ya how it comes out later..  Sure smells good...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 12, 2019, 05:12 PM

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ET phone home.

 ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 12, 2019, 05:34 PM
Yum..

(https://i.postimg.cc/dZPkBYjX/20190212-173818.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZPkBYjX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5jLFtXxM/20190212-173949-001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jLFtXxM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/87PFwwL1/20190212-173956.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87PFwwL1)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/Wtv0gGY4/20190212-175411.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wtv0gGY4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Tp2mHR6M/20190212-175417.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tp2mHR6M)

(https://i.postimg.cc/NyXrrF1T/20190212-180612.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NyXrrF1T)

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 Yum...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 12, 2019, 06:45 PM
Whole house stinks..  In a good way..   YUM.... ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 13, 2019, 05:30 PM
Looks delicious, Dom!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 14, 2019, 02:58 PM
Nice!

I've got a smoked corned beef briscuit on my mind. Maybe this weekend. The electric smoker doesn't care how cold it is outside.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 15, 2019, 08:37 AM
I've got a smoked corned beef briscuit on my mind. Maybe this weekend. The electric smoker doesn't care how cold it is outside.

Rg
Funny you should say that. The other day I was splitting firewood and got into a bunch of cherry. I was thinking, "Boy this would be good for smoking."

I've got two whole racks, all rubbed down, and in the fridge getting sweet for Sunday!  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 17, 2019, 12:16 PM
Smokin'  Sunday!

(https://i.postimg.cc/p9GS6SqD/20190217-121318.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9GS6SqD)
  8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 17, 2019, 01:04 PM
Well were invited to a neighborhood party this afternoon, so, it's wings on the Weber instead.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 17, 2019, 02:37 PM
Looks great Bill...  What times dinner?      ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishnmachine on Feb 21, 2019, 06:00 AM
It was delicious, Dom.
(https://i.postimg.cc/2LWWRbyN/20190219-200428.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2LWWRbyN)
Still have some leftovers of you want to come for lunch!  :D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Feb 21, 2019, 09:50 AM
Hot Dogs and Bologna!

(https://i.postimg.cc/5j6J0rHK/Resized-20190214-194142.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5j6J0rHK)

Steamed some and smoked some. Came out great.

Venison,pork,beef,rabbit.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 21, 2019, 12:30 PM
Looks great guys.....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 21, 2019, 04:24 PM
Hot Dogs and Bologna!

(https://i.postimg.cc/5j6J0rHK/Resized-20190214-194142.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5j6J0rHK)

Steamed some and smoked some. Came out great.

Venison,pork,beef,rabbit.

What's the black line on the hot dogs for?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 21, 2019, 04:34 PM
What's the black line on the hot dogs for?

Rg

Zipper

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Feb 27, 2019, 09:56 PM
Nice!

I've got a smoked corned beef briscuit on my mind. Maybe this weekend. The electric smoker doesn't care how cold it is outside.

Rg

Contemplating smoking corned beef for March 17th. Love to have options, given we have a house full of people over for a St Patrick’s Day birthday party. Does anyone have any tips on smoking corned beef?
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 28, 2019, 07:03 AM
Contemplating smoking corned beef for March 17th. Love to have options, given we have a house full of people over for a St Patrick’s Day birthday party. Does anyone have any tips on smoking corned beef?

Yea
Get the smoke into it heavy in the first hour or two.  Then wrap it and go low at about 190-200 until your meat thermometer shows you what you want.
This will retain most of the juices.
Then rest it in the foil wrap for 15-20 minutes before carving it.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Locoman on Feb 28, 2019, 08:10 AM
Contemplating smoking corned beef for March 17th. Love to have options, given we have a house full of people over for a St Patrick’s Day birthday party. Does anyone have any tips on smoking corned beef?
Check out Smokingmeatforums.com. Here is one of many threads addressing your question.

https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/corned-beef-pastrami.284036/#post-1923582
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Feb 28, 2019, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the tips Mac & Loco, much appreciated!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 28, 2019, 02:10 PM
There's not a drop of Irish blood in my body but I think I could live on corned beef ,cabbage and potatoes....    8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Feb 28, 2019, 02:33 PM
Well, my birthday is the 16 th, so that's the day for smoked corned beef. Here's my recipe.

The sauce:
1 c. Beef broth
1/3 c bourbon
1/4 c molasses
1/3 c. Brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Heat to a gentle boil then cool

Soak the corned beef in cold water for at least a couple hours to remove some of the salt
Coat with brown mustard and your favorite rub
Smoke at  250 2.5 hrs or til it hits 160* put the smoke to it in the first part of the cook.
Remove from smoker, place in foil pan, cover with sauce and cover with tin foil
Cook at 250 to 190* meat temp

Remove from smoker, reduce sauce and juice to a glaze
Coat meat with the glaze and return to smoker at 250* til, meat temp is 195*

Remove and rest for at least 20 minutes.

We like ours on kimmelweck rolls topped with sweet home made BBQ sauce.

Rg

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Feb 28, 2019, 06:00 PM
Well, my birthday is the 16 th, so that's the day for smoked corned beef. Here's my recipe.

The sauce:
1 c. Beef broth
1/3 c bourbon
1/4 c molasses
1/3 c. Brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Heat to a gentle boil then cool

Soak the corned beef in cold water for at least a couple hours to remove some of the salt
Coat with brown mustard and your favorite rub
Smoke at  250 2.5 hrs or til it hits 160* put the smoke to it in the first part of the cook.
Remove from smoker, place in foil pan, cover with sauce and cover with tin foil
Cook at 250 to 190* meat temp

Remove from smoker, reduce sauce and juice to a glaze
Coat meat with the glaze and return to smoker at 250* til, meat temp is 195*

Remove and rest for at least 20 minutes.

We like ours on kimmelweck rolls topped with sweet home made BBQ sauce.

Rg

I do miss a good kimmelweck roll. I grew up a few blocks from the original Costanzo’s bakery in Buffalo. Can’t find rolls like that in Saratoga, unless you get a sub at Stewart’s. But they’re not kimmelweck....

Party is for my mother in-law’s 80th birthday party. Have a house full of her friends in family, in town to celebrate. Party is on her birthday, the 17th. She was aptly named Patricia

Thanks RG.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 01, 2019, 03:15 AM
Last good beef on weck I had was at a pub in East Aurora called "Bar Bills". Roast beef carved at the bar. But, they didn't have any smoked corned beef that I recall.

Happy birthday Patricia.....and many more!
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 01, 2019, 06:58 AM
Thanks RG

And yes, Bar Bills has great food!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 18, 2019, 07:18 AM
Well, my birthday is the 16 th, so that's the day for smoked corned beef. Here's my recipe.

The sauce:
1 c. Beef broth
1/3 c bourbon
1/4 c molasses
1/3 c. Brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Heat to a gentle boil then cool

Soak the corned beef in cold water for at least a couple hours to remove some of the salt
Coat with brown mustard and your favorite rub
Smoke at  250 2.5 hrs or til it hits 160* put the smoke to it in the first part of the cook.
Remove from smoker, place in foil pan, cover with sauce and cover with tin foil
Cook at 250 to 190* meat temp

Remove from smoker, reduce sauce and juice to a glaze
Coat meat with the glaze and return to smoker at 250* til, meat temp is 195*

Remove and rest for at least 20 minutes.

We like ours on kimmelweck rolls topped with sweet home made BBQ sauce.

Rg

Thanks again for the recipe RG. Came out amazing, best of the three (my baked recipe and the traditional slow cooker/boiled recipe)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 23, 2019, 03:06 PM
Glad it worked for you. I've got a " Texas BBQ" sauce recipe I should have passed along. It really compliments the smoked corned beef.

I have two flats ready for the smoker tomorrow.
(https://i.postimg.cc/WtV0HxRp/IMG-2604.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtV0HxRp)

It's a belated birthday party (mine). The weather didn't cooperate last weekend. We're doing a neighborhood "garage party" . All of our summertime "happy hour" friends will be there. Should be lots of food, beverage and fun.

Might even uncover the horseshoe pits if it warms up enough.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 23, 2019, 06:30 PM
I've been looking for different recipes to use so I'm not dependant on expensive hard to find commercial seasoning mixes.I tried a 10# batch of baloney and 10 pounds of cooked salami using recipes from The Sausage Makers (Rytek Kutas) cook book.
I used 60% venison, 30% lean pork shoulder, and 10% pork back fat.
In the smoker.

(https://i.postimg.cc/CB9PsHfK/0314190922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CB9PsHfK)
After a cold shower.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gnW4c0V1/0315191035.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnW4c0V1)

Money shot.


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Smoked with pecan wood. 1 hour at 130 degrees to dry, then added smoke. After an hour I bumped the temp up to 150 for an hour. I them bumped up the temp to 165 Untill the meat hit 155. 23 hours later, it finished. I gave it smoke for about 6 hours which was perfect.
As far as I'm concerned, my search for those two recipes is over.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 23, 2019, 06:33 PM
Well, my birthday is the 16 th, so that's the day for smoked corned beef. Here's my recipe.

The sauce:
1 c. Beef broth
1/3 c bourbon
1/4 c molasses
1/3 c. Brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Heat to a gentle boil then cool

Soak the corned beef in cold water for at least a couple hours to remove some of the salt
Coat with brown mustard and your favorite rub
Smoke at  250 2.5 hrs or til it hits 160* put the smoke to it in the first part of the cook.
Remove from smoker, place in foil pan, cover with sauce and cover with tin foil
Cook at 250 to 190* meat temp

Remove from smoker, reduce sauce and juice to a glaze
Coat meat with the glaze and return to smoker at 250* til, meat temp is 195*

Remove and rest for at least 20 minutes.

We like ours on kimmelweck rolls topped with sweet home made BBQ sauce.

Rg
That looks and sounds delicious. Now I know what I'm going to do with those two extra chunks of corned beef in the freezer. I'll spring it on the gang at camp. Thanks for it.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 23, 2019, 07:42 PM
The baloney and salami look great.

We're planning to smoke some Italian sausage my neighbor makes along with the briscuits. I havent tried this as yet. I'm pretty new to the game. May smoke some mussels too. What the heck....it's a party.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 23, 2019, 08:44 PM
Thought I'd better post the BBQ sauce recipe.

3 stalks chopped celery
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 c chopped onion
1/4c white vinegar
1/4c honey
1/4c. Brown sugar
1 c katsup
1 c. Beef broth
2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 c. Franks red hot
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp brown spicy mustard
2 tbsp good chili powder
1/4 c butter
Salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté chopped onion and celery in butter till soft
Add garlic for less than a minute

Add all other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes to reduce..

Remove from heat and blend in blender till smooth. Serve warm with smoked briscuit
on rolls.
 
I won't take credit for the "Texas style BBQ sauce"  it's a recipe I found....and altered a bit. Anyway, it's really delicious.
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 24, 2019, 07:29 AM
I've been looking for different recipes to use so I'm not dependant on expensive hard to find commercial seasoning mixes.I tried a 10# batch of baloney and 10 pounds of cooked salami using recipes from The Sausage Makers (Rytek Kutas) cook book.
I used 60% venison, 30% lean pork shoulder, and 10% pork back fat.
In the smoker.

(https://i.postimg.cc/CB9PsHfK/0314190922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CB9PsHfK)
After a cold shower.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gnW4c0V1/0315191035.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnW4c0V1)

Money shot.


(https://i.postimg.cc/qg8XFdPw/0315191036.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qg8XFdPw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fVgxdWdz/0315191038.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVgxdWdz)

Smoked with pecan wood. 1 hour at 130 degrees to dry, then added smoke. After an hour I bumped the temp up to 150 for an hour. I them bumped up the temp to 165 Untill the meat hit 155. 23 hours later, it finished. I gave it smoke for about 6 hours which was perfect.
As far as I'm concerned, my search for those two recipes is over.
I see you put your temp probe in the side of your stick.. If you put that probe in the center of the top of stick and push it straight down you can gather a full probe reading AND you have way less leakage!
I smoke probably close to 500lbs of bologna a year and this method works the best for me
Your end product looks great!!!! Nice job
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 24, 2019, 09:23 AM
Fishinjohn, Thanks for the tip. Leakage hasn't been a problem, but your method makes sense. Will do from now on.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 24, 2019, 11:13 AM
probes sense on the tip
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Mar 24, 2019, 04:41 PM

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Was gonna hit Ontario today for browns but real windy when got up , so stayed home cleaned barn and smoked some ribs
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 24, 2019, 05:48 PM
Looks GREAT getum... I missed the invite ::)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Mar 24, 2019, 06:21 PM
The corned beef turned out great again. This time I have almost a whole flat left over. We all kind of collapsed of a food coma after dinner. I didn't get much for pictures, I was going a mile a minute all day.

Smoked some Italian and venison sausage for appetizer. I liked the Italian better than the venison.
Everyone's gone home now. Just kicking back with a glass of bourbon and a little dark chocolate. A very nice birthday party.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 24, 2019, 07:16 PM
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Was gonna hit Ontario today for browns but real windy when got up , so stayed home cleaned barn and smoked some ribs
Those look great. I'm thinking they helped forget the busted fishing trip at supper.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 21, 2019, 05:22 PM
Mmmmmm! Smoked half ham for a neighborhood party.
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Did a side of mashed potato casserole with cream cheese, cheddar cheese topped with seasoned bread crumbs and parm. Others brought shrimp, snacks, veggies and plenty of beer!

A nice spring afternoon party.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Apr 21, 2019, 06:16 PM
That looks awesome!
I did pork chops with apples, sauerkraut and brown sugar in crock pot
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 22, 2019, 02:54 AM
Mmmmmm! Smoked half ham for a neighborhood party.
(https://i.postimg.cc/JsGwkYMd/IMG-2640.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JsGwkYMd)

Did a side of mashed potato casserole with cream cheese, cheddar cheese topped with seasoned bread crumbs and parm. Others brought shrimp, snacks, veggies and plenty of beer!

A nice spring afternoon party.

Rg
Great looking ham there. A trip to the smoker takes a ham over the top. I did another double smoked ham for Easter along with pumpkin pie and homemade whipped cream, however,didn't get any pics.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2019, 05:02 AM
Gotta try that double smoked recipe sometime. Sounds really good.
 This one I smoked at 225 for a couple hours. Then put in a foil pan with the drippings and a cup of chicken broth and covered it tight with foil. At 155 I opened it up, glazed it and put it back on the rack at 275 for 20 minutes  till it hit 165. My glaze was Peach Preserves, honey, molasses, brown mustard and bourbon.

I let it rest a half hour while I was reducing the juice and broth from the pan to which I added a bit of honey. I poured the "gravy" over the sliced ham. The group was really quiet while they were eating. All I was hearing was "Mmmmmm!".

The mashed potato casserole was a big hit. It was an experiment.
5 lbs white potatoes boiled and peeled
1 c milk (I use 1% but it doesn't really matter)
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 block of cream cheese, softened
2 whole eggs
1 C sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp parsley ( fresh if possible)
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Topping,
Seasoned bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Crumbled bacon

Boil the potatoes and place on a rack till they are cool enough to handle. Peel and cut up then mash them a bit.
I put mine in the Kitchenaid and beat them adding all the other ingredients. I change the beater to the whisk and whip the mixture till it's smooth. Place in a lightly greased glass pan and top with a little seasoned bread crumbs, parm and bacon crumbles.

Bake covered at 350 about an hour remove the foil and bake till browned on top. This will puff up significantly so use a deep enough pan or you'll be over the sides. Mine rose almost an inch. You'll know it's done when it's risen in the center.

Not cardiologist approved.....but seriously delicious.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 22, 2019, 05:26 AM
Looks amazing guys...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 22, 2019, 07:45 AM
Jeez RG, I'm trying to loose weight for an upcoming Dr.'s appt. Now I have to try those potatos. Thanks ;D.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 22, 2019, 06:17 PM
Wait till after the Dr. Appointment!

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 25, 2019, 06:31 AM
Ok who's smoking what this weekend?   ::)
I have 8lbs of short ribs. A whole chicken and a 3ld  venison roast.   ;D
Watcha all got?   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 25, 2019, 09:09 AM
Just prepped a 26 pound Turkey for the smoker this morning. Pics to follow hopefully.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 25, 2019, 12:30 PM
Forgot the before shot.  Here it is a couple hours in. More to come.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 25, 2019, 03:28 PM
Success. The Turkey turned out great. Tender and very juicy. Its a big hit at today's camp cookout. I injected it with about a cup of chicken stock, butter, onion and garlic powder and my rub that I cooked and strained to inject after cooling. Spatchcocking is the way to do a big Bird. A 26 pound turkey took 4 hours at 275 with apple wood.
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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 25, 2019, 05:37 PM
That looks awesome.
Not doing mine till Monday.
Hope half turns out as good as that..... ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 28, 2019, 04:56 AM

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2019, 07:26 AM
I'm very jealous. Didn't smoke anything. Got too busy Saturday and Sunday working in the gardens, mowing lawns and such. Worked my 4 hours yesterday and had a nice little cookout with the neighbors.

Love the looks of those short ribs Dom.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 28, 2019, 07:39 AM
Nice work gentlemen!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 28, 2019, 07:52 AM
That looks great. If your weather was like it was here, you had a perfect day. We're planning a venison smoke/grill cook for the Fourth of July party. A friend is moving and sold his house. He's got a pile of meat he doesn't have room for in his camper so the feast is on again.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2019, 02:49 PM
You have a recipe for the short ribs Dom?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 28, 2019, 03:11 PM
You have a recipe for the short ribs Dom?

Rg

  No. Just grabbed one or two  on line and added stuff.  First time trying it. They were ok but not great.  But my bride loves that chicken.    ;D.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 28, 2019, 05:13 PM
You have a recipe for the short ribs Dom?

Rg
You beat me. I've got some in the freezer I'm working up the courage to try.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on May 28, 2019, 05:46 PM
I've seen some "melt in the mouth" recipes that pretty much mimic my Corned Beef Briscuit recipes.

Think that's the way I'll go.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 31, 2019, 04:30 PM
Made 20 pounds of apple wood smoked venison, jalapeno, cheddar hot dogs today. The gang at camp has been bugging me for more.

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: hunts2long on May 31, 2019, 04:41 PM
Looks good. Wish I lived in Mt. Morris....h2l
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on May 31, 2019, 05:37 PM


  I'll be following this...... Picked up a Masterbuilt Elite electric smoker a couple weeks back and haven't played around too much yet.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 31, 2019, 05:55 PM
Made 20 pounds of apple wood smoked venison, jalapeno, cheddar hot dogs today. The gang at camp has been bugging me for more.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ctYsrn6T/0531191722.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ctYsrn6T)

 Looks awesome.  Eat a few of them on the ice this winter....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 31, 2019, 06:40 PM

  I'll be following this...... Picked up a Masterbuilt Elite electric smoker a couple weeks back and haven't played around too much yet.

You've got a good start. Check out
 smokingmeatforums.com. A great resource for anyone interested in smoking. There is a huge amount if info and tips to make the Masterbuilt smokers run even better. Plenty of info for  any type smoker.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 01, 2019, 03:42 AM

  I'll be following this...... Picked up a Masterbuilt Elite electric smoker a couple weeks back and haven't played around too much yet.

You're gonna like that smoker Ed. Mine is the Signature, a step down from yours, but it's set and forget.

I'll be off to look for some short ribs later this morning.


Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 01, 2019, 05:38 AM
You've got a good start. Check out
 smokingmeatforums.com. A great resource for anyone interested in smoking. There is a huge amount if info and tips to make the Masterbuilt smokers run even better. Plenty of info for  any type smoker.
I will roger that  ;)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 01, 2019, 05:40 AM
You're gonna like that smoker Ed. Mine is the Signature, a step down from yours, but it's set and forget.

I'll be off to look for some short ribs later this morning.


Rg
Really? I did a little with it and it seemed that I was constantly feeding chips? Tomorrow I'm gonna do a brisket and look into what DS suggested .....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 01, 2019, 11:39 AM
Really? I did a little with it and it seemed that I was constantly feeding chips? Tomorrow I'm gonna do a brisket and look into what DS suggested .....

I get plenty of smoke in the stuff I've cooked. I think low and slow is more important than heavy smoke. But, that's just me.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 01, 2019, 02:12 PM
Rg has it right. You don't want thick smoke. TBS ( thin blue smoke) is the trick. If you can smell smoke, it's good enough.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 02, 2019, 12:18 PM
   Ok guys sounds like good advise 👍 went out for a brisket, wound up getting some short ribs  :o Wegmans had a good sale.

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Kept the rub simple, salt, pepper, garlic and Cajun. Going with hickory smoke.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 02, 2019, 12:48 PM
They look good and meaty. Should be great eating. Post pictures when they are done.
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 02, 2019, 07:54 PM
  Well you guys sure know what's up with the light blue smoke, these ribs came out fantastic!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jWRV29vF/IMG-20190602-190438137.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jWRV29vF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJ0QrYJB/IMG-20190602-190443372.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJ0QrYJB)
 Soaked the hickory in hard cider, then used the liquid in the reservoir, smoked at 250 for 5 hours, then 200 for another couple. OMG so moist and perfect 👌
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2019, 03:39 AM
Glad that worked out for you. They look fantastic. Makes you feel better about your smoker eh?

I looked at short ribs Saturday and yesterday and they were anemic. So, I bought two big packages of chicken wings instead. Broke out the "Megafryer" and had the neighbors over for wings and beverages. It was cool and breezy so we camped out in the "Little Wood Shop".

Fun afternoon.

I'll keep searching for some decent short ribs.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 03, 2019, 04:36 AM
Did some ribs this weekend...LOW AND SLOW
before
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After

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2019, 07:30 AM
Yum!

I've got some perch and bullhead in the freezer that I might try a smoke on. Anyone ever try smoked bullhead?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 03, 2019, 08:13 AM
Yum!

I've got some perch and bullhead in the freezer that I might try a smoke on. Anyone ever try smoked bullhead?

Rg

I haven't done bullhead yet, but have smoked most others. Here is a great brine recipe developed for trout/salmon but it is excellent for all fish. 4-6 hour soak for oily fish and 3/4 for lean fish. I'm thinking bullhead will fall in between. I start at 100 degrees for an hour then bump it 20 degrees every hour till you hit 180. Hold there till the fillets hit 145 degree internal temp. I use Adler wood, but any fruit wood will work. Good luck.
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Post by: fishinator on Jun 03, 2019, 09:48 AM
I haven't done bullhead yet, but have smoked most others. Here is a great brine recipe developed for trout/salmon but it is excellent for all fish. 4-6 hour soak for oily fish and 3/4 for lean fish. I'm thinking bullhead will fall in between. I start at 100 degrees for an hour then bump it 20 degrees every hour till you hit 180. Hold there till the fillets hit 145 degree internal temp. I use Adler wood, but any fruit wood will work. Good luck.
(https://i.postimg.cc/sMgQv78V/0603190854.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMgQv78V)
  it helps to let them air dry on the counter until slightly sticky before putting them in the smoker.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 03, 2019, 10:20 AM
Yep. I totally forgot to add that. A good pellicle is important. I usually use a fan to speed things up a bit.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2019, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the insight. I figured an overnight in the fridge for a good dry. I'd never have thought about starting them that slowly and working up.

Haven't decided if I want to flirst  them first or not. Any thoughts?

Thanks all,
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 03, 2019, 05:23 PM
https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo (https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2019, 05:31 PM
Looks like the cardiologist's worst nightmare.


Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: zwiggles on Jun 03, 2019, 05:45 PM
Looks like the cardiologist's worst nightmare.


Rg

Or a potential gold mine in clientele, depends on how you look at it.

Either way those look delicious.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 03, 2019, 06:15 PM
https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo (https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo)
Thanks for this recipe. Doing a venison cook for 4th of July. This will be great.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 03, 2019, 07:48 PM
Or a potential gold mine in clientele, depends on how you look at it.

Either way those look delicious.

I guess...only a 12 year investment. However.......they look really good. I happen to have some venison sausage gifted to me by a neighbor. Might have to do some up to throw in with the bullhead and perch.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 09, 2019, 04:59 PM
Today's smoke.
(https://i.postimg.cc/6TwXy5bX/IMG-2711.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6TwXy5bX)

Perch and bullhead. Came out really well. I'll be making some dips from them.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 09, 2019, 05:10 PM
Looks great. Did you brine or just season and smoke?
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 09, 2019, 05:13 PM
Very nice Bob...,
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Post by: hookitNcookit on Jun 09, 2019, 05:38 PM
Wow, who woulda thought! Around here those are the nastiest fish available pretty much. You get a bullhead on the hook its like ***censored**** nasty ass bullhead, major disappointment! To find out people target them and eat them just blows my mind, so i you tubed it and found theres alot of you out there lol! So my question is are those white perch or yellow bandits because yellow perch and bullhead would be like eating filet mignon and beef liver just sayin. Whats the old saying tho dont knock it till you try it!
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2019, 06:06 AM
Looks great. Did you brine or just season and smoke?

I did a brine of water, apple juice, soy sauce, molasses, brown sugar, sea salt, pepper and garlic powder. They soaked for about 3 hours or so and really sucked up the brine mixture. They air dried with a nice pellicle.   I cooked at 160 for an hour then 225 for about 40 minutes or so. The perch dried slightly, which is ok, and the bullhead came out tender.

The bullhead is pretty strong and a bit fishy which I kind of expected. The perch are really tasty. I probably won't do bullhead again. But, I'm going to try some bass for sure.

All the fillets were thoroughly frozen prior to smoking. Don't need any critters in my fish or my stomach.

I have a really good dip recipe for the smoked perch. Not sure how the bullhead will be.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 10, 2019, 06:25 AM
Thanks. I like the fillets on the dry side. When I do pike fillets, after they are done I will hold at about 150 Untill they are almost jerky dry. They are a big hit with everyone that has tried them. Time to hit the river to get a couple catfish to try.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2019, 06:54 AM
Wow, who woulda thought! Around here those are the nastiest fish available pretty much. You get a bullhead on the hook its like ***censored**** nasty ass bullhead, major disappointment! To find out people target them and eat them just blows my mind, so i you tubed it and found theres alot of you out there lol! So my question is are those white perch or yellow bandits because yellow perch and bullhead would be like eating filet mignon and beef liver just sayin. Whats the old saying tho dont knock it till you try it!

Those were yellow perch. The bullhead were from early spring and cold water. I'll eat them any day. Warm water bullhead are pretty muddy and not on my list of fish to eat.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 10, 2019, 07:10 AM
https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo (https://heygrillhey.com/jalapeno-bacon-meatballs/?fbclid=IwAR0dWXXXpRC0xZE5ceC16Ix2ak7jQ4Qke8tZFvkoA0Zdi5fFN7cYEd1LuOo)


(https://i.postimg.cc/r0vMpF27/IMG-2709.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0vMpF27)


Did these up on the Weber Saturday. Made with venison italian sausage, jalapeños, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, seasoned Italian bread crumbs and egg? Didn't  get a chance to take a finished picture. The neighborhood carnivores demolished them in seconds.

The peppers could have been hotter.
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2019, 05:48 AM
Thinking about smoking up a few Cornish game hens Sunday. Any suggestions?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 14, 2019, 06:11 AM
I've been researching them myself. Most recommend brining the thawed birds for 1 1/2-2 hours.
1 gallon of cold water
1 cup of kosher salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Rinse and pat dry
Rub a generous coat of mayo the birds followed with a good layer of your favorite rub/seasoning.

Smoke at 260-275 in till they hit 165 degrees in the thickest part of the breast.

I've only used this on chicken parts, but it should be great with game hens.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 14, 2019, 06:31 AM
Just rub the whole thing with mayonnaise?
Might try this on my next chicken...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 14, 2019, 06:34 AM
Just rub the whole thing with mayonnaise?
Might try this on my next chicken...
Yes. I used to use EVOO, but I use mayo now for all poultry. Works great.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: mudchuck on Jun 14, 2019, 07:20 AM
Anyone ever use buttermilk for a brine? Been thinking of using buttermilk on some stronger fillets as the brine instead of salted water.
I've been using buttermilk instead of milk in my egg wash when I do a breaded fry, and I like to results...consistency of the breading is better and taste is superior to milk/egg wash.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2019, 07:45 AM
I saw that same recipe while doing some research. I like the sounds of the Mayo/ rub combination. I just mixed a batch of rub from that recipe too.

I was thinking of infusing the brine with a few other spices as was suggested in that recipe. There's 6 hens thawing in the fridge right now.

 I've also got 2 thick pork tenderloins that are screaming Brachiole for tomorrow.

I'll  butterfly them out, pound them to about 1/4" and stuff with spinach, capacola,  provolone and hard boiled egg. They'll be rolled, tied up and browned then baked in sauce. Might have to make some home made garlic basil pasta to go with.

They're going on the Weber in parchment paper to bake.

Dang, I'm getting hungry.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 14, 2019, 08:13 AM
RG, you're right about the hungry. Haven't had breakfast yet. As far as adding spices to the brine, go for it. The sky is the limit. Let us know how you go with the additions. Always looking for ideas.

I'm planning on smoking some hard boiled eggs tomorrow at camp for deviled eggs. A friend heard about doing eggs and thought everyone was pulling his leg. Got to show him.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2019, 06:09 PM
A good friend of mine had a dairy farm and did maple syrup in the spring. I spent many years helping tend the arch. One of our favorites ( besides hard cider) to pass the hours was eggs hard boiled in the next to last pass on the arch. The point just before sap turned to syrup.

We'd either eat them straight away or his wife would pack them in pork sausage and pan fry them. Soooooo good!

So, how does one go about smoking eggs? Sounds delicious. Boiled first and peeled before smoking?

Rg

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2019, 07:13 PM


So, how does one go about smoking eggs?

Rg




 ;)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2019, 07:16 PM
I have an 8# pork butt thawing out here at the lake.  The place is pretty much back together so I decided to take off next week.  Anyway, I’ll do half as roast in the smoker and make some pulled pork.  The other half I’ll cube up and dry rub with a nice rub I made a ton off and then do the cubes in foil pans for some pork burnt ends.  I made these last year and people loved them.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2019, 07:37 PM
That was actually a serious technical question.

I have to try those "burnt ends" sometime. I have a pork butt in the freezer

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 14, 2019, 08:03 PM
 RG, the eggs are hard boiled and peeled first. You'll need a smoke source,that doesn't generate much heat. I use an AMAZN 5x8 inch pellet smoke generator. Smoke them early in the morning when its cool. A couple hours of smoke or to desired color. I like cherry for good color. They make fabulous deviled eggs or egg salad. Some guys pickle them in their favorite pickle. I haven't tried them personally, but want to soon.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2019, 09:06 PM
RG, the eggs are hard boiled and peeled first. You'll need a smoke source,that doesn't generate much heat. I use an AMAZN 5x8 inch pellet smoke generator. Smoke them early in the morning when its cool. A couple hours of smoke or to desired color. I like cherry for good color. They make fabulous deviled eggs or egg salad. Some guys pickle them in their favorite pickle. I haven't tried them personally, but want to soon.

Do you slice them for more smoke penetration.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 14, 2019, 09:21 PM
Yes you can. As a matter of fact, I'm going to try some like that tomorrow for the first time. I've only done whole so far. If the vodka lets me, I'll post pics tomorrow.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 15, 2019, 01:50 PM
Success. The eggs were a huge hit. A couple pictures.
Fresh smoked.
(https://i.postimg.cc/2bn5S4z3/0615191218.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2bn5S4z3)
Split to show smoke color.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJVqpWBF/0615191410.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJVqpWBF)
Before the vultures hit.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Lqp90Jkp/0615191423.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lqp90Jkp)
I didn't split any before smoking. SWMBO said she liked the smokiness done whole.

Smoked two hours with apple wood pellets.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2019, 03:13 PM
Looks awesome!

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2019, 03:16 PM
Not smoked but....the brachiole is in the sauce getting happy.

(https://i.postimg.cc/BjdQVW29/IMG-0827.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjdQVW29)

Was going to do them on the Weber but the wind is blowing hard. No worries though they smell and look really good.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 03:36 AM
  Honey brined turkey breast from Wegmans..... Applewood chips. OMG  ;D 260 for 45 mins then 210 for 4 hours. Lord have mercy.....
(https://i.postimg.cc/jD1xYH3J/FB-IMG-1560673580558.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jD1xYH3J)
So for Father's day my In Law has only 2 requests, French Onion Soup and Venison. So 15 pounds of onions and 3 whole cloves of garlic, 4 hours of love and soups on! The venison is marinated in my creation I call Mojo baby yeah!
(https://i.postimg.cc/BX9Pkvtw/FB-IMG-1560673589929.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BX9Pkvtw)
The marinade is;
Cider vinegar
Xvoo
Garlic sliced
Onions diced
Japs diced
Cilantro chopped
Worcestershire
Soy
Pepper
Lime juice.
 I remove the relish and throw it in foil, bake it on the grill then use it too top the steaks. Never heard anything other than mmmm  8)


(https://i.postimg.cc/py8pftkQ/FB-IMG-1560673598490.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/py8pftkQ)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2019, 05:51 AM
Not smoked but....the brachiole is in the sauce getting happy.

(https://i.postimg.cc/BjdQVW29/IMG-0827.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjdQVW29)

Was going to do them on the Weber but the wind is blowing hard. No worries though they smell and look really good.

Rg
That looks great. Its something I haven't had in over 40 years. My grandmother's was great.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2019, 05:55 AM
drowndin dots, That Turkey looks great. Also, I'm going to the your marinade for our venison cook off at camp for July 4th. Thanks.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2019, 07:19 AM
Ed, your the king! Thanks for the marinade and recipe.

The hens are brining. I'm going to let them go another half hour then do the mayo and rub. They can get happy while my son and I go play 9 holes.

Think I'm going to stuff them with carrots, onions, celery and herbs...just for grins.

Made up some smoked perch dip for later. I had to sample....very yummy.

Now if this misty rain will give us a break........

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 16, 2019, 07:34 AM
Wow everything looks and sounds amazing.  Think I need to invest in a real smoker...
 You guys may not have had a chance to have any of Ed's French onion soup,  let me tell you it's out of this world.....    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2019, 07:58 AM
Wow everything looks and sounds amazing.  Think I need to invest in a real smoker...

Better yet, build your own. It's fun and if you have basic skills and can score an old fridge of freezer, easy. I built this on my deck at camp. I've got maybe $300 into it including a $200.00 controller.



(https://i.postimg.cc/1gwHCFbs/IMAG1360.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1gwHCFbs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WDdRh5DS/IMAG1363.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDdRh5DS)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2019, 08:08 AM
Can't wait!
(https://i.postimg.cc/XGZQfh31/IMG-2722.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGZQfh31)

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 16, 2019, 08:10 AM
Thats cool and I have looked into it but I really dont need one that big.   Do you leave all the plastic inside or remove it?   And where would you get all the controls?
Was thinking about building a wooden one a little bigger than my Brinkman and using the parts in it. No way to control the heat so I unplug it....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 08:23 AM
Thats cool and I have looked into it but I really dont need one that big.   Do you leave all the plastic inside or remove it?   And where would you get all the controls?
Was thinking about building a wooden one a little bigger than my Brinkman and using the parts in it. No way to control the heat so I unplug it....

Use an old grill
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 16, 2019, 08:46 AM
That would work but looking for something just a little bit bigger....
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 10:02 AM
That would work but looking for something just a little bit bigger....

A bigger grill
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 10:05 AM
This is what I have

https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=27TKYFI35SCKU&keywords=masterbuilt+electric+smoker&qid=1560699041&s=gateway&sprefix=masterbuilt%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3
 (https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=27TKYFI35SCKU&keywords=masterbuilt+electric+smoker&qid=1560699041&s=gateway&sprefix=masterbuilt%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 10:05 AM
Love it
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 16, 2019, 10:08 AM
This is what I have

Masterbuilt 20071117 30" Digital Electric Smoker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tPLbDbKMAH597 (http://Masterbuilt 20071117 30" Digital Electric Smoker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tPLbDbKMAH597)
   Wont open maybe it's my phone..
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 10:32 AM
   Wont open maybe it's my phone..

nope - mine

try it again

https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=27TKYFI35SCKU&keywords=masterbuilt+electric+smoker&qid=1560699041&s=gateway&sprefix=masterbuilt%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3
 (https://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20071117-Digital-Electric-Smoker/dp/B01JGF97D0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=27TKYFI35SCKU&keywords=masterbuilt+electric+smoker&qid=1560699041&s=gateway&sprefix=masterbuilt%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 10:44 AM
Wow everything looks and sounds amazing.  Think I need to invest in a real smoker...
 You guys may not have had a chance to have any of Ed's French onion soup,  let me tell you it's out of this world.....    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Thanks Dom!  8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 10:46 AM
drowndin dots, That Turkey looks great. Also, I'm going to the your marinade for our venison cook off at camp for July 4th. Thanks.
man talk about pressure on me now lol
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 12:46 PM
Not smoked but....the brachiole is in the sauce getting happy.

(https://i.postimg.cc/BjdQVW29/IMG-0827.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjdQVW29)

Was going to do them on the Weber but the wind is blowing hard. No worries though they smell and look really good.

Rg
Oh man, I havn't had that years! Looks amazing Bob!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 12:48 PM
Can't wait!
(https://i.postimg.cc/XGZQfh31/IMG-2722.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XGZQfh31)

Rg
Been thinking of doing that myself, eager to hear your Professional review  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2019, 01:37 PM
Thats cool and I have looked into it but I really dont need one that big.   Do you leave all the plastic inside or remove it?   And where would you get all the controls?
Was thinking about building a wooden one a little bigger than my Brinkman and using the parts in it. No way to control the heat so I unplug it....
1939 Frigidaire. No plastic just enameled metal. I'm using the element from my Brinkman for heat. You can't go wrong with the Masterbuilt. One thing to remember, you can do small loads in a bigger smoker. It is hard to do lots in a small one. Get bigger than you think you'll meed. Once you get the fever, you'll be glad you did.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 02:03 PM
After using it a few times I gotta say I’m extremely happy with the purchase  :D  Next weekend will be operation Venison Summer Sausage  8)
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2019, 05:53 PM
The finish was spectacular. Super juicy, lots of spice and heat. I stuffed them with fine chopped onion, carrot, garlic, celery, black opal basil flowers, poultry seasoning, thyme, parsley, rosemary sea salt and pepper.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LJtkDKJh/IMG-2723.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJtkDKJh)

Smoked some corn on the cob too.
(https://i.postimg.cc/GBbFS7DK/IMG-2724.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBbFS7DK)

The corn wasn't local but still ended up delicious.
Removed the silk, soaked in water for a couple hours ( husks on) pulled the husks back and  coated with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Closed up the husks, tied the husks up with butchers twine and smoked for about an hour at 250.

What a great Father's Day meal with my son.

Rg



Rg

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 07:00 PM
Just dry rubbed the two, 2# roasts for pulled pork.  Both in ziplocks in the fridge till tomorrow.
The other 4# I cubed up for burnt ends.  They too are in a ziplock in the fridge till tomorrow.
Tomorrow, 225 with smoke for about 6 hrs.
Then I’ll wrap the roasts, stir the burnt ends and dial it down to 200 for another 4hrs.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 16, 2019, 07:24 PM
Well done RG. A feast for for a king.

 Mac, looking forward to pics. Good luck.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 16, 2019, 07:29 PM
Just dry rubbed the two, 2# roasts for pulled pork.  Both in ziplocks in the fridge till tomorrow.
The other 4# I cubed up for burnt ends.  They too are in a ziplock in the fridge till tomorrow.
Tomorrow, 225 with smoke for about 6 hrs.
Then I’ll wrap the roasts, stir the burnt ends and dial it down to 200 for another 4hrs.

Why aren't you working?😀😀
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 16, 2019, 08:41 PM
Why aren't you working?😀😀

I took this week off.
I’ll still be working some from out here.
But I really needed a break.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 16, 2019, 08:57 PM
The finish was spectacular. Super juicy, lots of spice and heat. I stuffed them with fine chopped onion, carrot, garlic, celery, black opal basil flowers, poultry seasoning, thyme, parsley, rosemary sea salt and pepper.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LJtkDKJh/IMG-2723.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LJtkDKJh)

Smoked some corn on the cob too.
(https://i.postimg.cc/GBbFS7DK/IMG-2724.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBbFS7DK)

The corn wasn't local but still ended up delicious.
Removed the silk, soaked in water for a couple hours ( husks on) pulled the husks back and  coated with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Closed up the husks, tied the husks up with butchers twine and smoked for about an hour at 250.

What a great Father's Day meal with my son.

Rg



Rg
sounds great Bob!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 17, 2019, 10:31 AM
Forgot to snap pics of what went in.
However, here it is smoking.


(https://i.postimg.cc/w1182bXs/B9-A15817-D011-400-C-A3-E0-E6-B95492848-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1182bXs)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 17, 2019, 11:46 AM
Nice thin blue smoke. Should be great.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 17, 2019, 12:11 PM
How do you guys clean your grates?

Spray on oven cleaner?
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 17, 2019, 12:42 PM
Forgot to snap pics of what went in.
However, here it is smoking.


(https://i.postimg.cc/w1182bXs/B9-A15817-D011-400-C-A3-E0-E6-B95492848-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1182bXs)

Hey Mac, is that an external thermostat probe going through the grate? Looks to upgrade my smoking game from the Weber Kettle grill, and i am struggling to find a piece that includes a port for my newly gifted Thermoworks Smoke thermometer
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 17, 2019, 12:51 PM
Hey Mac, is that an external thermostat probe going through the grate? Looks to upgrade my smoking game from the Weber Kettle grill, and i am struggling to find a piece that includes a port for my newly gifted Thermoworks Smoke thermometer

Yes.
A nice little battery powered digital meat thermometer with remote probe.
Was like $9-10 on Amazon.
Works super.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 17, 2019, 01:23 PM
I just fill the sink with hot water and Dawn and let them soak for a little while. They clean up really well. A spritz of cooking spray prior to smoking helps with the cleanup.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 17, 2019, 01:25 PM
Yes.
A nice little battery powered digital meat thermometer with remote probe.
Was like $9-10 on Amazon.
Works super.

Thanks Mac. The theromworks smoke was a thank you gift for helping out a buddy. I would be down the amazon path too if it were my coin!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 17, 2019, 01:56 PM
My grates are recycled from old gas grills. I just stack them I'm my grill and crank up the heat to burn them off then after wire brushing I spray with cooking oil. However with nice shiny chrome I used to put them into a heavy garbage bag with a little Dawn dish soap and water and leave in the sun for a couple hours. They hose clean without much work.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 17, 2019, 02:30 PM
I just fill the sink with hot water and Dawn and let them soak for a little while. They clean up really well. A spritz of cooking spray prior to smoking helps with the cleanup.

Rg

Yup
I spray mine too
But they won’t fit in my sink out here.
Donna suggested the bath tub
I did that and made a freekin mess of the tub.  Lol
Thought maybe oven cleaner might be the answer and then hose them off in the lawn.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 17, 2019, 04:45 PM
Get a small tote they'll fit in and Dedicate it.


Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 17, 2019, 06:46 PM
Here’s the burnt ends
The roast for the pulled pork are wrapped and resting.
I’ll post a pic of them later.


(https://i.postimg.cc/8FtwScHJ/B4-CF28-C5-961-C-423-D-8-C8-C-A13-A9-EFED142.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8FtwScHJ)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 18, 2019, 06:58 PM
Gonna have to try that one Mac.

Picked up an A-maz-in oval 12" smoke tube today and a 20 lb bag of Pit Boss apple pellets to try. Can't wait to smoke up some eggs, almonds, cheese and whatever else I can think of.

Thanks Doubles Shooter!

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 18, 2019, 07:38 PM
Sorry
Forgot the picture of the pulled pork.
I pulled it about 7:30 this morning

But it’s good!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 18, 2019, 08:12 PM
Sorry
Forgot the picture of the pulled pork.
I pulled it about 7:30 this morning

But it’s good!!
come on Mac, pics or it didn’t happen lol  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2019, 05:38 PM
Tried the smoke tube tonight. Cooked some cauliflower in parchment paper and an angus sirloin center cut on the Weber. Filled the tube and added a really nice light smoke to everything. This thing has real possibilities.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 19, 2019, 06:07 PM
Here’s the burnt ends
The roast for the pulled pork are wrapped and resting.
I’ll post a pic of them later.


(https://i.postimg.cc/8FtwScHJ/B4-CF28-C5-961-C-423-D-8-C8-C-A13-A9-EFED142.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8FtwScHJ)

    Looks great. My wife says they taste better than they look.... ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 19, 2019, 06:13 PM
Tried the smoke tube tonight. Cooked some cauliflower in parchment paper and an angus sirloin center cut on the Weber. Filled the tube and added a really nice light smoke to everything. This thing has real possibilities.

Rg
That's the great thing about the tube. It was designed to work in gas and charcoal grills. You can cold smoke too. I see cheese and eggs in your future.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 19, 2019, 06:15 PM
Those burnt ends look great there Mac. They are always a big hit.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 19, 2019, 07:35 PM
That's the great thing about the tube. It was designed to work in gas and charcoal grills. You can cold smoke too. I see cheese and eggs in your future.

My son suggested smoked pickles and jalapeños.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2019, 07:30 AM

We take turns making appetizers for out neighborhood Thursday evening happy hour. Today I'm making smoked venison sausage 3 cheese meatballs with onion and jalapeños........wrapped in bacon.

Might have to slather some with BBQ sauce.

Did some Italian sausage meatballs on the Weber a couple weeks ago. Hey we're a big hit. This time I'll add some smoke.
Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 20, 2019, 05:27 PM
Oh baby...they were good!
(https://i.postimg.cc/yJyhQF9S/IMG-2744.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJyhQF9S)


Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 20, 2019, 06:05 PM
Oh baby...they were good!
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Rg
Looks great rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 20, 2019, 06:08 PM
Just made 25lbs of beef pepperstix
Love these things

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 20, 2019, 07:10 PM
Just made 25lbs of beef pepperstix
Love these things

(https://i.postimg.cc/K1h7VLC9/20190620-184450.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1h7VLC9)
Looks good. I've got to do some beef sticks this year myself. I don't have any more venison. The take was down last season. We need all the ground deer for regular cooking. Is that a home built smoker?
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 20, 2019, 07:18 PM
Oh baby...they were good!
(https://i.postimg.cc/yJyhQF9S/IMG-2744.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJyhQF9S)


Rg
I like the idea of using sausage for the wrap. I use seasoned burger. Something different is good. Grab a block of Habernero or Carolina reaper cheese for the middle. Great with cold beer.

Whoops, put it on the wrong side of the quote
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 20, 2019, 07:29 PM
Looks good. I've got to do some beef sticks this year myself. I don't have any more venison. The take was down last season. We need all the ground deer for regular cooking. Is that a home built smoker?
No sir. This thing is from the sausage maker in buffalo
I LOVE IT
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 20, 2019, 07:48 PM
I thought it looked familiar. My phone screen is small and the eyes getting old. I drooled over one of those for years, but couldn't fit it into the budget. Congrats.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 21, 2019, 05:26 AM
John do you twist them into links or just cut them??
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 21, 2019, 06:39 AM
Just ordered a Buffalo catalog..
  ;)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 21, 2019, 12:52 PM
John do you twist them into links or just cut them??
I just cut them..it's less time and just easier that way.. its IMPARITIVE that they dont touch and air flow is crucial.. so by the time I try to twist them and still hang straight it's a pain in the arse
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 21, 2019, 12:53 PM
I thought it looked familiar. My phone screen is small and the eyes getting old. I drooled over one of those for years, but couldn't fit it into the budget. Congrats.
If it werent for my business I wouldn't own one. Quite pricey BUT way worth it for ththe volume I do
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 22, 2019, 10:38 AM
Doing a test run with the "Amazin Smoke Tube"

Set the Weber in the shade with the riser in place. It's running around 90 degrees

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Some extra sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, a few eggs, almonds and pecans tossed in olive oil, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper.
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Looks to pe working just perfectly!

I really appreciate the info I've gotten from this thread.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 22, 2019, 10:53 AM
RG, remember the cheese needs a rest period of a couple weeks to mellow as a rule. It can taste like licking an ash tray fresh out of the smoke. A bit of a rest makes a big difference.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 22, 2019, 02:14 PM
RG, remember the cheese needs a rest period of a couple weeks to mellow as a rule. It can taste like licking an ash tray fresh out of the smoke. A bit of a rest makes a big difference.
I usually put in fridge and let it firm back up before I eat it
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 22, 2019, 08:51 PM
Pretty light smoke for this go round. All the taste testers liked it.

It can only get better, thanks for the tip.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 23, 2019, 03:17 AM
Good job. Smokehouse cheese, as my grandson calls it is one of my most popular things. I do 30-40 pounds a year.

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Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 23, 2019, 06:29 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/PPx1FFZ0/FB-IMG-1561255090584.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPx1FFZ0)
 15 pounds of venison morphed into summer sausage
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Hitting the smoker shortly  8)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 23, 2019, 06:32 AM
That looks awesome  loser.
When ya gonna bring me some? 8)
 I would come out and visit the new homestead but I don't know if my old truck will make it..
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jun 23, 2019, 07:28 AM
That looks awesome  loser.
When ya gonna bring me some? 8)
 I would come out and visit the new homestead but I don't know if my old truck will make it..
it's been way too long..... Was hoping too bring your beetles the board head but his boss, who paid for the hunt also paid for the euro . So much to do here it's hard to find time. You know you're always welcome here anytime 😉
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 24, 2019, 06:00 PM
Someone said to let the cheese set for a while before consuming. Seems it gets better with age. What I did the other day certainly smoothed out some already.

Think I'm ready to go for a good batch.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 24, 2019, 06:12 PM
I just broke out a chunk I smoked two years ago. There is a difference from the two month old stuff. The extra sharp cheese has a noticible bite to it. The smokiness is all through it.
If you vacuum seal it and keep it refrigerated, it will keep for years. It some surface mold starts, cut it off. The rest is still good.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2019, 04:53 AM
Thanks! I'll be picking up another few lbs of cheese this week. I figured on vacuum sealing the finished product. Next time I'm going to do the smoking in my Masterbuilt. More room and better control .....I think.

Gotta do more eggs and nuts too. The eggs were awesome.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 25, 2019, 07:26 AM
Everyone keeps talking about these smoked eggs... I'm gonna have to try these myself!!!!
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 25, 2019, 01:23 PM
I only cold smoked a few to taste test. Deviled eggs or egg salad from those eggs would be outrageous.

Rg.
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Post by: SHaRPS on Jun 25, 2019, 01:41 PM
Hands down the best cheese I ever had was FishinJohns Smoked Cheddar. No joke I will drive the 9 hours to pick some up buddy.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jun 25, 2019, 08:35 PM
Hands down the best cheese I ever had was FishinJohns Smoked Cheddar. No joke I will drive the 9 hours to pick some up buddy.
Thanks sharps!!!!
I'll send more your way at some point!!!!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 04, 2019, 12:08 AM
Is anyone planning on any smoked goodness for the holiday? We have a dinner planned for Saturday at camp. I'm going to smoke a few chickens for pulled chicken sammies, bacon candy, monk balls, venison burnt ends, bacon wrapped loin, smoked deviled eggs, and possibly some ABT's. Whoops, I forgot about the clams. Were getting two or three bags. I'm going to throw some into the smoker too.
Going to start tomorrow and do the bacon candy and chicken. Going to be busy, but it's fun.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 04, 2019, 06:46 AM
Did a loin last night
The kids LOVE IT THIS WAY

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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 04, 2019, 09:38 AM
A long time ago I marinated my ribs for days in pineapple juice before smoking.
I’m going to do these ribs like that this weekend.
I’ll let you know how they turn out.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 04, 2019, 01:52 PM
Everything's better with bacon.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 04, 2019, 07:07 PM
Did the bacon candy and chicken today.
Bacon before.


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After


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One of the chickens all mayoed and rubbed.


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All done.

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Going to pull the chicken when it cools down a bit, then put in a crock pot Saturday.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2019, 06:31 AM
Looks delicious DS!

The bacon candy has me very curious.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 05, 2019, 07:24 AM
Bacon Candy is a gift from the heavens. Easy but a bit time consuming to make, but worth it.

You take thick sliced bacon and give it a coat of real maple syrup. Sprinkle a coat of your favorite sweet rub.
Then sprinkle with dark brown sugar. I use a small kitchen strainer.
Layer in a pan, repeating the first steps. Cover and refrigerate overnight. On smoking day, set the temperature to 275. Use your favorite smoke.
Lay a single layer on a rectangular aluminum screen (I found them at Dollar General) or whatever screens you have. They sag too much to just lay on the grates. Soak the screen with no stick spray.
Give them another coat of syrup and brown sugar and into the smoker. Time varies, but roughly an hour in, and the bacon is about half done, flip it and give another coat of syrup/sugar and cook until done. A nice medium dark brown works for us. Serve warm or cold.

Some time and mess, but OMG is it good!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 05, 2019, 07:26 AM
That looks incredible........  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 05, 2019, 07:29 AM
A couple more prep shots.

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 05, 2019, 07:34 AM
That looks incredible........  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:

Thank you. If you make it, don't share with anyone. If you do, you will be hounded for more every time you turn around ;D.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2019, 08:28 AM
Thanks. I think I know what's going in the smoker tomorrow morning. And, I'm thinking some baby backs in the afternoon.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 05, 2019, 04:20 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmm! Bacon!

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Ready to go in the morning. Ribs are seasoned and resting comfortably in the fridge.       

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 06, 2019, 07:51 AM
Just put it into the smoker.
2 racks, marinated in pineapple juice for 3 days, then rubbed with a nice pork spice I had that we both like.
They will get about 2-3 hrs of smoke, then they will go into foil pans with some of the leftover pineapple juice and covered with foil to finish.

The top 2 pans are Grandma Browns beans, Donna’s favorite!.  I doctored them with mustard, onions, brown sugar, and 1/2 pound of chopped bacon.  They with be stirred a few times to get the smoke down into them.  I probably won’t wrap them so they get thicker.


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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 06, 2019, 07:51 AM

  Man that looks amazing DS! I'm doing a pork butt with some fixins tomorrow for my B-Day, might have to give that a whirl  8) Going to try this
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2019, 09:27 AM
It's a weekend of smoke and BBQ for sure.

Out with the bacon
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And in with the ribs!
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That bacon is simply awesome!

Happy birthday Ed!

Rg


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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 06, 2019, 11:21 AM
Beans on left are before stirring.  Right has all of the goodness mixed in and ready for 2nd round of smoke.  Ribs are looking good.  One of the official judges gave them a peek and also a thumbs up.  👍


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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 06, 2019, 12:30 PM
Mac, Next time out, try putting the beans under the meat. All that drippy goodness will take the best beans to a new level.
That pineapple marinade sounds great. I've got 4 racks in the freezer. I'm going to have to try a couple like that. Enjoy the meal.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 06, 2019, 01:46 PM
Mac, Next time out, try putting the beans under the meat. All that drippy goodness will take the best beans to a new level.
That pineapple marinade sounds great. I've got 4 racks in the freezer. I'm going to have to try a couple like that. Enjoy the meal.

I've done this in the past.
I didn't do it this time around because of all the bacon I have in the beans already.
The bacon wasn't precooked.

In hindsight, a better idea would have been to crisp up the bacon in a skillet, drain it, and then toss it all into the beans cut up.
THEN, put them under the ribs as you suggested.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2019, 01:54 PM
Made a cold smoke generator today. Tinkering around while smoking some ribs.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ykmDM2jC/IMG-0830.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ykmDM2jC)

Works pretty darned good. Put the amazen smoke tube in a 3" piece of duct, made an air nozzle and mounted a smoke outlet. Been producing steady smoke for around 4 hours now.

Bring on the cheese!
Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 06, 2019, 03:01 PM
All of that looks awesome..   Just Hoffman snappy links and venison burgers on the grill tonight for me..
And bonfire , beers and fireworks......  ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2019, 06:17 PM
Have fun....keep all your fingers!
We're doing a big chicken BBQ tomorrow. With horseshoes, lots of food and more fireworks. I've got the meat marinating in a "fire department " marinade. I'll make a similar mop sauce for it tomorrow.

What a fun weekend it's been.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 06, 2019, 06:27 PM
Mine came out ok
The beans killed!!

Good party.
Good friends.
Great time.

There’s a band later too!
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2019, 06:44 PM
I'm sure it was delicious. Looked fantastic going in. Gotta give us the bean recipe Mac!

Ribs were buttery tender. Thank heavens there's a few leftovers.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 06, 2019, 06:57 PM
I'm sure it was delicious. Looked fantastic going in. Gotta give us the bean recipe Mac!

Ribs were buttery tender. Thank heavens there's a few leftovers.

Rg

Large can of Grandma Browns baked beans.
A large squirt of French’s yellow mustard.
1/2 pound bacon
2 small chopped onions.
1/2 cup of brown sugar.
Mix it all up.
Smoke it.
I never cover it
I stir it 3-4 times to mix in the crust off the top.

Donna loves it!!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 06, 2019, 07:05 PM
RG, how did the bacon work? I like the smoke generator. Great idea.
The Moink balls were a big hit. Before and after shots. Pics got mixed up.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jCqWWQN1/0706191516.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCqWWQN1)

The venison burnt ends too.

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The pulled chicken too.
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I also did a fried cabbage and tomato dish.
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It looks like everyone had a great weekend with good food and good friends.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 06, 2019, 08:39 PM
Bacon was awesome!

I appreciate the idea.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 06, 2019, 09:09 PM
Glad to hear that. I did 5 pounds of bacon. It didn't last 15 minutes. I even cut it into 2" pieces. Got a bunch of hungry vultures here.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2019, 04:20 AM
Large can of Grandma Browns baked beans.
A large squirt of French’s yellow mustard.
1/2 pound bacon
2 small chopped onions.
1/2 cup of brown sugar.
Mix it all up.
Smoke it.
I never cover it
I stir it 3-4 times to mix in the crust off the top.

Donna loves it!!

I'm going to make some for today's chicken BBQ.

Thanks Mac.
Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 07, 2019, 10:20 AM
I'm going to make some for today's chicken BBQ.

Thanks Mac.
Rg

It's easy Bob.
Add anything you want to it.
Peppers, mushrooms, garlic, hard boiled egg, hot sauce, maple syrup, bourbon, beer, etc.
You cannot make them bad.

Good luck and have fun.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2019, 01:24 PM
Beans will have to wait. Store was completely sold out of Grandma Browns. I won't eat Bush's.
I'm thinking those beans would be great with smoked Mac and cheese.

Cold smoked some hard boiled eggs and cheese this morning.

(https://i.postimg.cc/s1vvxcc2/IMG-0832.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1vvxcc2)

The smoke generator worked like a charm. Added a little air valve to adjust the flow a bit. It'll produce a ton of smoke if I want it.

 I wasn't particularly happy with the smoke from the apple pellets. It seemed to produce something like a creosote. The cheese was on an expanded metal grate and came out fine. The eggs were on the racks and had some blackish lines on them. They taste ok, but don't look the way I want them to. I'll use chips next time.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 07, 2019, 06:04 PM
I understand them black marks. I turned some to even out the color. What a mistake. Now I leave them alone.I am looking.for a.way to avoid it without much luck. A paper towel takes some off. The worst stay home for me. Serve them after dark. Nobody will notice.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 07, 2019, 07:23 PM
No one said anything but yum! Glad it wasn't something I did wrong. Think I'm going to take a couple of the expanded
Metal toppers and make them kind of wavy so the eggs will stay in place. That's why I put them in the rack to begin with because they wanted to roll into each other. He cheese on the toppers showed no black marks at all.

I do have a question though. Do you guys ever try to clean the insides of your smokers? Or is it kind of like seasoning the smoker?

Rg

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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 08, 2019, 04:48 AM


  The smoked pork butt was a huge hit! Didn't have time for pics, too much going on. However my 42'nd year began with lots of smiles and laughs! Smoked a Wabbit, came out good, but the biggest hit was the smoked Bacon wrapped, sausage stuffed Jalapeno poppers, omg wish I got a pic before the vultures descended.

12 jap's halfed and de-seeded leave the pith.
1 pack wegmans Buffalo  chicken sausage.
cream cheese, chedar jack.
1/4 piece uncured bacon PP
2 hours at 250
d**n.....
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 08, 2019, 05:08 AM
Seasoning. I only scrape any loose material from mine. Any grease that missed the drop pan is scraped up off the bottom each use. I don't have a glass door to worry about.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 08, 2019, 05:13 AM

  The smoked pork butt was a huge hit! Didn't have time for pics, too much going on. However my 42'nd year began with lots of smiles and laughs! Smoked a Wabbit, came out good, but the biggest hit was the smoked Bacon wrapped, sausage stuffed Jalapeno poppers, omg wish I got a pic before the vultures descended.

12 jap's halfed and de-seeded leave the pith.
1 pack wegmans Buffalo  chicken sausage.
cream cheese, chedar jack.
1/4 piece uncured bacon PP
2 hours at 250
d**n.....
Welcome to the world of ABT's (atomic buffalo turds). As you found out they are the hit of the party. Try a chunk of raw shrimp on them sometime too. The sky is the limit with flavor combo's.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 08, 2019, 06:37 PM
Sounds really delicious Ed. Gonna have to try that.

I'm working on the creosote problem. This cold smoking has me mesmerized. I see so many possibilities.
eg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 09, 2019, 07:03 AM

This cold smoking has me mesmerized. I see so many possibilities.




Settle down there hipster.

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Post by: SHaRPS on Jul 09, 2019, 09:08 AM
I power wash my smoker pretty much before every use. Sometimes there is mold from a previous smoke and that's no bueno.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2019, 03:53 PM
I'm going to give it a wipe down with cider vinegar and water.....that's about it. No mold issues ever in mine. I always heat it up dry before storing. Just don't like the creosote from the cold smoking. Most of it was on the racks which cleaned easily.

I'm rethinking the cold smoke thing. Probably won't approach that again until fall. Too hard to do when it's so hot.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 10, 2019, 05:31 PM
Did a pork roast today... still in smoker..
Trial recipe..
Dry rub injected with maple syrup and then poured 1/4 cup over roast right before smoke hit it
Post pics when its done
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2019, 05:59 PM
Pork....maple syrup......smoke.......what's not to like👍👍

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/5XHXtz3Y/20190710-194754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XHXtz3Y)

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Was a big hit.. only a couple slices left
PERFECT size for 3 kids and myself
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 10, 2019, 07:41 PM
Looks juicy, tender and delicious.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 10, 2019, 08:21 PM
Looks juicy, tender and delicious.

Rg
Thanks rg... it was perfect! Next time I think ill.wrap it in bacon...
Nothing like pork wrapped in pork.. lol
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 10, 2019, 09:19 PM
That looks better than it sounds, and it sounds delightful 8)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 08:20 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5XHXtz3Y/20190710-194754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XHXtz3Y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/grQFW6nB/20190710-194915.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grQFW6nB)
Was a big hit.. only a couple slices left
PERFECT size for 3 kids and myself
Well done. Maple syrup and pork make a delicious combo.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 08:28 AM
Well, I'm going to do a first today. I picked up a couple meaty slabs of beef ribs. I've been wanting them for a long time, but didn't want to pay $6-7.00/ pound for bones. Got these for $2.99. There were only two or I would have grabbed many more. They are 4-4 1/2 pounds each.
Just put them in a 275 degree smoker with pecan wood. Just salt, pepper and garlic. Fingers are crossed.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0z81BXBM/0713190903.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0z81BXBM)


(https://i.postimg.cc/Bjw7Bh9G/0713190904.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Bjw7Bh9G)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 13, 2019, 08:46 AM
   There's some meat on dem bones!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 13, 2019, 10:05 AM
Camping this weekend with kiddos.. here is fridays breakfast cooked over the campfire
Super nice smoke flavor

(https://i.postimg.cc/2qY7ZthP/20190712-085736.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qY7ZthP)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 11:45 AM
Nice. Your kids will always remember these days. Something special about camp cooking.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 11:51 AM
I had a package of Walmart ribs. When I opened them, there were two thin racks instead of one thick slab as I thought.
They finished probe tender early so I have early samples. OMG got lucky. They are tender and juicy. I took a sample then wrapped them in foil and a couple bath towels for a final rest.
I hope the dino ribs turn out as good. Time will tell.
(https://i.postimg.cc/zbskG4n7/0713191238.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zbskG4n7)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 01:48 PM
The big dino ribs turned out great. 5 and a half hours at 275. Took the meat to 205 degrees. Probed butter tender. Excellent flavor.
My buddies at camp came back with a bunch of nice bass this morning. Surf and turf this afternoon.
(https://i.postimg.cc/wR7KngZw/0713191436a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wR7KngZw)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 13, 2019, 02:43 PM
  They look great! You lost me at the Bass though.....  :sick:
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 13, 2019, 04:34 PM
I haven't eaten bass in years. My neighbor used a Cajun breading that made them almost edible.
I saved the most stomach room for these.
(https://i.postimg.cc/DS6qzTnM/0713191603.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DS6qzTnM)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 13, 2019, 05:31 PM
Ribs look amazing
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2019, 05:14 AM
Great looking BBQ there. I put a small picnic ham in the smoker yesterday along with some stuffed jalapeños and potato bombs. An hour in I went to wrap the ham for the next phase and found my smoker stone cold. It quit heating.

My friend next door has the exact same one I have so we set that up and put the food in. I proceeded to take my smoker apart to diagnose the problem. No power to the heating element. The digital control sees the cabinet temp and sets normally. I'll have to give Masterbuilt a call.

On another note, I added a toy to my outdoor cooking Arsenal yesterday.
(https://i.postimg.cc/4KPy1ZWR/IMG-2780.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4KPy1ZWR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/t7YJFKP8/IMG-2781.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7YJFKP8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JHDhmXMR/IMG-2784.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JHDhmXMR)

Cuisinart 22" propane griddle. A very nice little unit. Compact, well designed and sturdy.

Found it at Wally World. They had a rollback sign on it for $147. I came home, checked the reviews ( all pretty good) and compared prices. Amazon had it at $279 and Walmart actually advertised it at $174. Went back and loaded one on a cart. It rang up $174 and I showed a manager the price sign. They gave it to me for $147........ and changed the sign.

Anyway, I set it up and started seasoning the griddle yesterday. Did 4 burn ins with extra virgin olive oil. It's now got a really nice, almost black color. We're doing breakfast out doors this morning👍

And pizzas this afternoon.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2019, 10:53 AM
A successful test run.

(https://i.postimg.cc/21SxXrzn/IMG-2785.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21SxXrzn)

A big thumbs up!

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 14, 2019, 07:10 PM
Oh man...this thing is super.
(https://i.postimg.cc/DJH1qydc/IMG-2787.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DJH1qydc)
Did pizzas for friends this afternoon. Simply awesome.

I think I'm in love........again.
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jul 19, 2019, 06:06 PM
White pizza tonight.

(https://i.postimg.cc/DSk1WX1P/IMG-2789.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSk1WX1P)

My Bride went back for seconds.......that means it was good.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 20, 2019, 03:47 AM
Very interesting.  As  Arte J  use to say on laugh in... 8)
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 20, 2019, 11:59 AM
More than interesting Dom. Did sliders for the Thursday night gathering. What a nice cooking tool. Made a top for the metal shelf this morning so it doesn't get scratched up.

(https://i.postimg.cc/cvtYKn71/IMG-2792.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvtYKn71)

Aromatic cedar with 6 magnets let into the bottom side. Kind of pretty.

Rg


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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 20, 2019, 12:06 PM
I’ve been trying to shed some tons.
So today I grabbed some chicken pcs out of the freezer for the grill later.
Unsure yet if they will simply get seasoned and grilled or if I’ll coat them with a tasty sauce and get my fingers messy eating them.
I’m watching the open while I ponder my options.

Edit - just called Donna at Tops to pick me up some asparagus to grill with it.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 20, 2019, 03:12 PM
Sounds like a good plan Mac. Cold plates for us this evening. Mac salad with tuna, cukes from the garden, cottage cheese, some bell peppers, bed of lettuce.........Mmmmmmm!

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 20, 2019, 03:55 PM
It was killer.

Montreal chicken seasoning.
Plain and crispy!!

Olive oil, lemon pepper and a little season salt on the asparagus.

Yup.
Was really tasty Bob.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 20, 2019, 06:27 PM
We like to take chicken breast medallions, flatten them out a bit, put a light breading  on them and grill the fillets for sandwiches. A spritz of 0-0-0 cooking spray and they crisp up nice. Hard roll, lettuce, tomato, light mayo.

Great meal, cheap on calories.

Also good with Zoodles, sauce and a little parm or mozzarella.  Cook indirect in parchment paper. Super tasty and again cheap on calories.

I wish you well losing some lbs. it's not easy, but way worth it.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 27, 2019, 09:19 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/ftXCXr31/67460-E78-B0-BF-43-C8-B37-D-E6-AECC4-B34-E3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftXCXr31)


Smoking a brisket and some beans for a family reunion later at my brother Frank’s place.  He has pig turning on a spit since last night.  I’ll post a pig of that later if I can.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 27, 2019, 12:54 PM
Pulled out the beans
They look awesome

Wrapped the brisket, with a little apple juice, and put it back into for finishing.  Dialed up the temp to 250 because I have to pull it at 3:30 to head over to my brothers.  I’ll probably put it onto the pig fire for some extra time.  We will see.
The brisket was 158 when I wrapped it.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 28, 2019, 05:46 AM
Looking good 👍. My smoking at camp has come to a temporary halt. Power problems have come up. Voltage swings from 61-120 volts. It's causing people's AC, Tv's, microwaves, to shut down. Problems started a couple weeks ago . They can't figure out why. I don't want to fry my controller in the smoker.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 28, 2019, 10:12 AM
Better pay attention to your refrigerators. Low voltage and compressors don't mix. Dehumidifier as well.

By the way, it sounds like a problem with the neutral leg. Are they doing any recording?

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 28, 2019, 02:28 PM
Cleaned a bunch of peppers and there stuffed and ready for the smoker... Hope the showers hold off..

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(https://i.postimg.cc/zVDxRWM9/20190728-132830.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVDxRWM9)

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 28, 2019, 02:49 PM
Well just filled 2 racks and put them on..
And it did rain but suns out now..

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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 28, 2019, 04:08 PM


   Man, they look amazing!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 28, 2019, 04:27 PM
Just took them off..

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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 28, 2019, 04:55 PM
Yikes that looks good Dom!

My son and I did further experimentation with the new griddle.

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 A couple of really nice ribeyes, breaded zucchini ( picked this morning) , onions and fresh potatoes from the garden.

The burgers are for my Bride🙄🙄

I tried a tenderizing process using kosher salt on the ribeyes. Incredible results. Super tender while a bit on the salty side. Next time a shorter tenderizing period and use a tougher cut of meat.

The griddle is a real cooking tool.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 28, 2019, 06:20 PM
Are those turtles Bob
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 28, 2019, 06:49 PM
Just took them off..

(https://i.postimg.cc/XXqN854S/20190728-171210.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XXqN854S)

(https://i.postimg.cc/q6NkMPjM/20190728-171712.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6NkMPjM)
I can almost smell them  :thumbup_smilie: :bowdown:
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 28, 2019, 06:50 PM


  I have a couple griddles that go on my camp explorer chef stove, they are real nice for a good camp breakfast.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jul 28, 2019, 07:07 PM
Better pay attention to your refrigerators. Low voltage and compressors don't mix. Dehumidifier as well.

By the way, it sounds like a problem with the neutral leg. Are they doing any recording?

Rg

I've been running the fridge on propane. The power company was here Tuesday. I was out fishing so I only got second hand info from one of the workers here. They claim voltage is good on their lines. I never heard the numbers. No recording. They need to get a competent electrician to check out the wiring here. Too many amateurs over the years.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 29, 2019, 07:27 AM
Are those turtles Bob

No....spotted owl fillets.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Jul 30, 2019, 03:25 PM
Just broke into the smoked jalapeño cheese I did a few weeks ago. Glad I forgot it in the back of the drawer in the fridge. Sure has a nice flavor all the way through.

My smoker is still down for the count. Haven't been able to get it going. I've only got $60 in it to begin with. Can't justify another $100 for parts. Saw a pit boss electric on clearance at Wally World. Think I'm heading towards picking it up.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 30, 2019, 05:50 PM
Just broke into the smoked jalapeño cheese I did a few weeks ago. Glad I forgot it in the back of the drawer in the fridge. Sure has a nice flavor all the way through.

My smoker is still down for the count. Haven't been able to get it going. I've only got $60 in it to begin with. Can't justify another $100 for parts. Saw a pit boss electric on clearance at Wally World. Think I'm heading towards picking it up.

Rg
I almost bought one of those for my dad birthday
They definitely looks nice
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 16, 2019, 06:36 AM
Well, the power problem at camp still exists. However, I'm still going to try smoking a few racks of ribs Saturday for a farewell dinner for our good friends and camp neighbors who are moving to Arizona on Monday. I'm bringing my generator up to power the smoker. Maybe if enough neighbors complain to the owner, he might try to fix the $%%^#[email protected] problem. It will be a huge pain to move camper and deck to another campground, but enough is enough. End of rant.
Anyway, I hope to have some pictures up later of the goodies.

Dacker, I missed your post with the peppers. They look great. I've got to find some cherry peppers to use. My Grandmother used to stuff them with ham and cheddar cheese and can them in oil. I'm thinking they would be great bacon wrapped and smoked.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 16, 2019, 06:48 AM
Thanks DS.
Gonna do more in a couple weeks when the in laws are here.
Still have a lot of peppers in the garden..
I blended up the sausage , cream cheese and other cheeses and put them in my jerky gun to fill them. Works good on the long hots...   ;)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 16, 2019, 07:15 AM
Well, the power problem at camp still exists. However, I'm still going to try smoking a few racks of ribs Saturday for a farewell dinner for our good friends and camp neighbors who are moving to Arizona on Monday. I'm bringing my generator up to power the smoker. Maybe if enough neighbors complain to the owner, he might try to fix the $%%^#[email protected] problem. It will be a huge pain to move camper and deck to another campground, but enough is enough. End of rant.
Anyway, I hope to have some pictures up later of the goodies.

Dacker, I missed your post with the peppers. They look great. I've got to find some cherry peppers to use. My Grandmother used to stuff them with ham and cheddar cheese and can them in oil. I'm thinking they would be great bacon wrapped and smoked.

We have been dealing with power issues at our place on Erie for a few years now.
Lost a neutral leg last year which shoved higher than 120 VAC into a lot of appliances.
Long story short, a lot of people's fridges, tv's, AC units, hot water tanks, microwaves, etc. fried.
The owner covered us all for the replacement costs.
One place even had a small electrical fire.
This year on the 4th it all came to a head and the owner hired a qualified electric company.
The company that does the Erie County Fairgrounds.
So this Fall, after the place shuts down for the winter months, they will be digging up all of the old substandard service and replacing it with new.
So I feel your pain.
Good luck.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 17, 2019, 03:23 PM
Fingers are crossed. So far so good. Its a cool day here so nobody at camp is running AC. Voltages are running 115 give or take a 10 volt drop occasionally. I do have my generator on standby.
I St Louis trimmed three racks of ribs.

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Rubbed and ready. I'm experimenting with a new flavor combo with some of the trim for future smokes.


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Didn't get any pics before I foiled them, it's pouring here in Springwater. Hopefully there will be some after pics soon. Getting ready to throw some venison nuggets in the smoker now.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 17, 2019, 06:51 PM
Well, it worked. The ribs took longer than planned due to the power problems. I didn't bother with the generator. I got a perfect clean bite off the bone tender. I used a mix of my Texas rub and my sweet pork rub. When I took them out of the foil, I painted them with a hot banana pepper mustard. It doesn't taste like mustard. It has a sweet medium hot pepper flavor. Finally for the last half hour I used a 50/50 mix of bbq sauce and real maple syrup.
I even got my first " Oh my God, that's good" from my wife who isn't into smoked stuff.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TLzjmm03/0817191811-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TLzjmm03)

I did the venison nuggets with Texas style rub then gave them a heavy coat of maple syrup. Sorry no pics. Darn rain.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 17, 2019, 07:06 PM
Here's a challenge.
(https://i.postimg.cc/5Y8y7kLL/c54b12efc802d4492cb07fdf8c98c72f2ec2f21abcd8fb38cf9a5d432bb4d2b5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Y8y7kLL)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 18, 2019, 06:15 AM
Ribs and nuggets look great DS..   :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 18, 2019, 08:13 AM
Looks delicious!
I'm still without a smoker. Can't bring myself to put any money into the Masterbuilt. I got it "scratch and dent" for $60. I suppose I could use the cabinet for cold smoking with my Amazin smoke tube but I'm more inclined to take it to the dump.

Got my eye on a Pit Boss 820 for the spring ( might even find a super deal at the Lowes where I work). I can wait.

I have my Weber and my Cuisinart griddle to play with in the mean time.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 18, 2019, 09:46 AM
I smoked up 50lbs of cheddar pepperstix last night.. today I think I'm gonna smoke some chunked up venison with a rub and some pepper butter(relish) on top
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 18, 2019, 06:45 PM
50 pounds..  NICE.... ;D
Grilling and chillin day..

(https://i.postimg.cc/hh9bnMq3/20190818-174102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hh9bnMq3)

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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 18, 2019, 07:15 PM
50 pounds..  NICE.... ;D
Grilling and chillin day..

(https://i.postimg.cc/hh9bnMq3/20190818-174102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hh9bnMq3)

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Looks greeeat
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 19, 2019, 07:51 AM
Thanks John.
My zucchini is just coming on and picked that one and grilled it. Got lots more coming on... 
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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 26, 2019, 07:12 AM
Had a nice family cookout yesterday. Did slider burgers on the Cuisinart. Everyone loved them.

Rg
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 26, 2019, 10:15 AM
Freshly caught and smoked Bonito fillets over peach wood. YUMMY!

(https://i.postimg.cc/87SKdxh0/Resized-20190826-084325.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87SKdxh0)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 26, 2019, 11:58 AM
Looks incredible......
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 28, 2019, 06:58 AM
Hogger be careful, especially with an older one.   28 years ago this week an old one put me in the Syracuse burn unit for 5 days....... 8)

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Post by: rgfixit on Aug 28, 2019, 07:28 AM
Yup....Dom's a walking football😁
Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 28, 2019, 07:34 AM
Yup....Dom's a walking football😁
Rg

  Every time this year I hear the pig skin jokes.... :P :P :P
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 28, 2019, 12:24 PM
Fishhogger
My all time favorite is a deer  bone in shoulder roast... I put in smoker at 165 for 4 hrs... take out and let cool down.. the next day put in crockpot for 4 hrs on high.. cover it in your favorite BBQ sauce (sweet baby Ray's for me) toss in some onions and carrots....
The best ever in my opinion
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 28, 2019, 12:26 PM
I hobbled around on my broken foot this a.m. (against the dr orders) and made snack stix..
40 lbs of pepperstix and 10 lbs of pepperoni stix plus got my fresh side pork in brine for some homemade maple bacon
YUUUUUUMMMMMM
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 28, 2019, 12:44 PM
I hobbled around on my broken foot this a.m. (against the dr orders) and made snack stix..
40 lbs of pepperstix and 10 lbs of pepperoni stix plus got my fresh side pork in brine for some homemade maple bacon
YUUUUUUMMMMMM

BRO?!?!?!!?! Where are them maple stix?!?!?! LOL
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 28, 2019, 01:38 PM
BRO?!?!?!!?! Where are them maple stix?!?!?! LOL
You will get fresh stix!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 28, 2019, 01:59 PM
You will get fresh stix!!!

LOL. Hows the foot man? Did you tell everyone that you did it during the kick ball world championships?
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 28, 2019, 02:08 PM
LOL. Hows the foot man? Did you tell everyone that you did it during the kick ball world championships?
Lmao... I told everyone i was filming dodgeball 2 take it like a man..
Heheheheh
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Post by: SHaRPS on Aug 28, 2019, 03:19 PM
LMFAO!

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 31, 2019, 06:34 PM
Grilling and chillin on an awesome evening..

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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 31, 2019, 08:25 PM
Grilling and chillin on an awesome evening..

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(https://i.postimg.cc/QK34Nsh7/20190831-184625.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QK34Nsh7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hQ1Cfwt5/20190831-184703.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQ1Cfwt5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3yqzTPkj/20190831-185046.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yqzTPkj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mf24cVbv/20190831-185046-0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mf24cVbv)
I missed my invite!!!!
Suuuuure looks yummy
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2019, 09:29 AM
I missed my invite!!!!
Suuuuure looks yummy

  I left a message.  Must not have been your number..    ;D
It was awesome....

4.5 pound pork shoulder going in the smoker now...


(https://i.postimg.cc/TKSJk9Z4/20190901-102153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKSJk9Z4)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 01, 2019, 10:02 AM
Smoked a turkey and 2 pans of beans yesterday.  This was 2 hrs into the smoke.
I had to stir the beans.

The small pan had jalapeño diced up in them.

😈

There was no turkey left
The carcass looks like piranha got at it.


(https://i.postimg.cc/2qDDMPLq/00-A160-D3-BF88-4-F15-B0-BF-BBFC6982968-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qDDMPLq)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2019, 10:20 AM
Looks awesome  Mac.
How long do you leave the beans in and do you cover them?  I might through some in..
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 01, 2019, 11:17 AM
  I left a message.  Must not have been your number..    ;D
It was awesome....

4.5 pound pork shoulder going in the smoker now...


(https://i.postimg.cc/TKSJk9Z4/20190901-102153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKSJk9Z4)
Guess I better leave you my number again..PROBABLY called the wrong number :-\
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 01, 2019, 12:14 PM
Looks awesome  Mac.
How long do you leave the beans in and do you cover them?  I might through some in..

I typically use Grandma Browns beans and they are less soupy.
This batch used Bush’s because my buddy Darin donated the large can.
Grandma Browns will thicken up in less time.  Like 5-6 hrs
Those Bush’s I left in there for almost 8 hrs before they got to the consistency I prefer.
I smoke for an hour then stir them
This helps mix the smoky crust down into them and also helps to release moisture.  Then I add more chips and smoke another hour, stir and repeat till done.
The large pan had brown sugar, chopped onions and a lb of cut up raw bacon in with the beans.
The small pan had jalapeño and a small can of mushrooms in it.  I also sprinkled in some pork rub seasoning I like.  I also added 1/4 bottle of lime Caribbean hot sauce to them.
You can add anything you like.
Cheese works too!
Oftentimes I will smoke pork on racks above the pan of beans allowing the meat drippings to fall into the beans for added flavor.
Have fun!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 01, 2019, 12:49 PM
Sounds good to me..   ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 02, 2019, 05:53 AM
Didn't get to do the baked beans in the smoker but my pork shoulder turned into the best pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had...
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 02, 2019, 09:20 AM
Didn't get to do the baked beans in the smoker but my pork shoulder turned into the best pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had...

Sweet.
That pork dripping into some beans woulda been …………………….


 ;)
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 02, 2019, 11:12 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/w19BFnKD/IMG-20190902-120413.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w19BFnKD)
Just got smoked walleye out of smoker to use in chowder or dips ( if it makes it that long ) not a fan of salt so used minimal and leaned more to brown sugar and honey , very good if I do say so myself haha
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 02, 2019, 12:05 PM
Good looking food everyone. I did a bunch of ABT's Saturday. I did get smart this time and skim a few off the top for me. I didn't get any pictures of the cook,  but here are some I had for breakfast Sunday morning.
(https://i.postimg.cc/grhqhwQ9/0901190922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grhqhwQ9)

We're planning a fish fry next weekend at camp. I'm planning on brining and smoking a bunch of pike fillets too.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 02, 2019, 04:33 PM
Looks great getm!!!!!!!
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 08, 2019, 10:43 AM
Finished up another batch of bacon last night.. let it set up overnight and sliced it this a.m.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fSWsMPFk/20190908-090817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSWsMPFk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qzbJvkpr/20190908-090820.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzbJvkpr)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2019, 10:55 AM
That looks great.
So that's just a pork shoulder smoked and cooled and sliced. Can ya freeze it? And do you just heat it up in a frying pan later??
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 08, 2019, 12:51 PM
That looks great.
So that's just a pork shoulder smoked and cooled and sliced. Can ya freeze it? And do you just heat it up in a frying pan later??
That's side pork. I bought it at store.. it's off a pig from the local fair..
After mixing up brine it soaked for minimum 5 days.. this batch I soaked for 9 days and then smoked at 170° for 7 hrs it reached 155°.. I move into my cooler to cool down quickly and hang in cooler overnight.. easy to slice up when its chilled
Honestly.. Better than ANY store bought bacon I've ever had
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 08, 2019, 01:22 PM
More info on your “cooler” John if you could please.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 08, 2019, 07:35 PM
More info on your “cooler” John if you could please.
When I dont have the big walk in cooler running ( the off season) I utilize this double door cooler I bought YEARS ago!!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/2qjF6H2g/20190908-200032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qjF6H2g)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 08, 2019, 07:49 PM
Bacon brine
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp pink salt
4 1/2 tsp course kosher salt
3/4 cup water
3 tbsp brown sugar
4 1/2 tsp black pepper
I put side pork in a gallon bag if I can.. dump brine in and then flip bag every day for duration of soak time
Rinse off real good and hang in cooler overnight to dry before you smoke
As long as you wash off good it will not be salty bacon at all but itll be cured perfect
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 08, 2019, 09:41 PM
When I dont have the big walk in cooler running ( the off season) I utilize this double door cooler I bought YEARS ago!!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/2qjF6H2g/20190908-200032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qjF6H2g)


so a fridge will work.
Thanks
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 09, 2019, 04:48 AM

so a fridge will work.
Thanks
Yes sir it will
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 24, 2019, 09:48 AM
More ham and bacon.. this bacon wasnt maple bacon.. it was a new brown sugar recipe
Ham
(https://i.postimg.cc/jDcxZRb0/20190923-194627.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDcxZRb0)
Bacon
(https://i.postimg.cc/w7G8v3gB/20190924-071745.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7G8v3gB)


(https://i.postimg.cc/kVCjXd64/20190924-074836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVCjXd64)
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Post by: SHaRPS on Sep 24, 2019, 01:31 PM
Nice work John!
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 24, 2019, 01:36 PM
Thanks mike.. just trying to get back in the rhythm of working in the shop... season starts here tuesday!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 24, 2019, 01:38 PM
Nice. I should try that on my little brinkman.   Well maybe not as much.. ;D
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Post by: SHaRPS on Sep 24, 2019, 02:24 PM
Thanks mike.. just trying to get back in the rhythm of working in the shop... season starts here tuesday!

If only I lived closer to you or vise versa. By all means you sir are an animal at this type of work but I also know your "helper" situation and wish I could be that dude to maximize your production.... without babysitting.
 
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 24, 2019, 05:30 PM
Nice. I should try that on my little brinkman.   Well maybe not as much.. ;D
That bacon will last us a few months... my kids and I LOVE bacon though.. lol
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 24, 2019, 05:31 PM
If only I lived closer to you or vise versa. By all means you sir are an animal at this type of work but I also know your "helper" situation and wish I could be that dude to maximize your production.... without babysitting.
That my friend would be awesome!!!!!
Both guys are coming back this year.. I am hopeful that they will both be faster and more efficient with a season under their belt
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 30, 2019, 12:15 PM
Corned beef brisket 6 hours yesterday

(https://i.postimg.cc/p5nmCFqH/443921.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p5nmCFqH)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 30, 2019, 12:54 PM
Oh that looks good. 
Next time take more pictures of preparing it and smoking..  I learn better from pictures..    ;D ;D
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 30, 2019, 01:11 PM
Oh that looks good. 
Next time take more pictures of preparing it and smoking..  I learn better from pictures..    ;D ;D
I rubbed it with this
(https://i.postimg.cc/JHNGSBBC/1569866774832974216030831392024.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JHNGSBBC)
Then put in smoker for 5 hours at 170°
Then turned it up to 180° for an hour and pulled it out of smoker, it was removed at 145..
let it rest for 20 min
Sliced SUPER THIN and that's it.. really pretty simple
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Post by: SHaRPS on Oct 03, 2019, 11:15 AM
Venison Jerky.
Yummy!

(https://i.postimg.cc/9z4vZrwR/Resized-20191002-191402-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9z4vZrwR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/v4vjbnkj/Resized-20191002-212024.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v4vjbnkj)
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 03, 2019, 03:57 PM
Been doing piles of eyes fishogger every weekend in smoker ,making room for deer in freezer,guys at work and family love them ,lake erie was VERY good to us this year again, didnt realize how much i actually had in freezer(great problem to have haha) but still plenty in freezer and fall casting coming up ,then ice!!! and not all done on erie yet :laugh: :laugh: ;)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 03, 2019, 05:23 PM
Venison Jerky.
Yummy!

(https://i.postimg.cc/9z4vZrwR/Resized-20191002-191402-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9z4vZrwR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/v4vjbnkj/Resized-20191002-212024.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v4vjbnkj)
Looks GREAT MIKE
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 04, 2019, 10:40 AM

 John that jerky looks great
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 04, 2019, 02:44 PM
John that jerky looks great
Thats SHaRPS jerky not mine
And YES IT LOOKS GREEEAAAT!!!!!
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2019, 04:05 AM
Well, I was had at cleaning the garage and moving the wood shop indoors yesterday when I decided to put the Masterbuilt smoker back together. I thought at the least, I could use the box for a cold smoker. Something told me to plug it in just one more time and try it before I put the back on it.

Miracle of miracles.....it worked. I have no idea what I did (other than fiddling with connections) to get it to work. I set it at 250 and ran it for 5 hours.👍👍

So, today I'm smoking chili peppers, cayenne peppers and garlic for another test run.  I may put some black opal basil and Greek oregano in there too.

We shall see!
Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 06, 2019, 09:22 AM
it was just tired the last time Bob.
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2019, 03:04 PM
Actually, it got rained on the day it quit. I think a bit of moisture got into the electronics. It's the only logical explanation. Anyway, its new home is in the garage. I parked it under a window and turned on the fan. I'm smoking something next weekend.....not sure what just yet.

The garlic and peppers are cooking along happily.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 06, 2019, 03:40 PM
Thats great Bob.  Hope it stays that way..
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 06, 2019, 03:46 PM
So far so good Dom👍

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 06, 2019, 06:27 PM
Thats SHaRPS jerky not mine
And YES IT LOOKS GREEEAAAT!!!!!
Oops sorry sharps 😜
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 06, 2019, 09:27 PM
John that jerky looks great
Just finished butchering a cow tonight..
Customer wants  jerky and snack stix..
Here is his jerky in marinade...
Now I can finally start cutting deer that I have hanging in cooler

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBqmvYMb/20191006-203149.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBqmvYMb)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 07, 2019, 05:12 AM
Looks good John....
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Post by: SHaRPS on Oct 07, 2019, 09:00 AM
Nice work John as usual. What was the marinade? Teriyaki is what I made.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 07, 2019, 02:27 PM
Nice work John as usual. What was the marinade? Teriyaki is what I made.
Thanks mike.. its appalachin..  it's a bold marinade.. people love it
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 08, 2019, 05:27 PM
Honey crisp apples stuffed with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.

(https://i.postimg.cc/f3zrB29m/IMG-2886.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3zrB29m)

They've been in at 250 for about 3 hours. Pretty tender at this point. After they cool a bit, I'll post a result.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 08, 2019, 06:18 PM
RG, glad to hear you are back smoking. Water does funny stuff to things at times.
I just put 27 pounds of loin in the cure to make Canadian bacon in 10 days. This is a great time of year to make smoked goodies.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5640wv4G/1007191233a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5640wv4G)
More pics to come.
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 09, 2019, 04:05 AM
I'm loving it DS! The apples were good, but could have cooked longer and at a higher temp. Actually, they'd probably be better on the Weber.

Fishjohn has me thinking corned beef brisket this weekend.  :w00t: :w00t: I've done a few in the past with a recipe that calls for smoke on the rack.....cover in a pan with a liquid mix, then finish on the rack. I like his method better. Way less complicated.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 09, 2019, 08:48 PM
I'm loving it DS! The apples were good, but could have cooked longer and at a higher temp. Actually, they'd probably be better on the Weber.

Fishjohn has me thinking corned beef brisket this weekend.  :w00t: :w00t: I've done a few in the past with a recipe that calls for smoke on the rack.....cover in a pan with a liquid mix, then finish on the rack. I like his method better. Way less complicated.

Rg
Rg...  I gave what we didnt eat that night to my parents..(they have temp custody of my sisters kids) so whatever extra food they can get they take to help with grocery bill..
Anyways.. they killed it and said it was great!!!
Make sure you let us know how it turns out!!!!
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 11, 2019, 06:32 AM
I'll definitely do that.
Did you trim the fat off the flat?

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 11, 2019, 11:20 AM
Ran 16 pounds of x-sharp cheddar through some cherry wood smoke this morning. Did some yellow and white cheese because my grandson says yellow tastes better. His dad like the white. As far as I'm concerned, cheese is cheese.

(https://i.postimg.cc/bdvj44VH/1011191135.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bdvj44VH)
Vac sealed and ready for a couple month nap.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Bj9kZzpz/1011191202.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Bj9kZzpz)
Going to pick up another 20 pounds next payday to do for next summer.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 11, 2019, 11:51 AM
I'll definitely do that.
Did you trim the fat off the flat?

Rg
No.. leave the fat cap on it
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 11, 2019, 03:22 PM
Thanks John. I picked up a small flat today. Just 3 lbs or so. It's just my Bride and me so we don't need a lot. I have the rub you used in my collection. Also picked up a couple pounds of center cut bacon to smoke up some pig candy.

I'll smoke up the last of my Cayenne and Firecracker chilis too.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 11, 2019, 05:15 PM
No.. leave the fat cap on it

YES!!!!
Not especially the best health food but killer taste!
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2019, 05:07 AM
Well, my cardiologist isn't gonna get a sample, so I'm probably ok. A lot of that fat wil render away anyhow.

The brisket is Soaking in some cold water right now to get some of the salt out. Getting the bacon ready to make "pig candy"

He won't get any of that either.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 12, 2019, 08:33 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/PPTcDPBf/69442061-1064445023764401-812788896814333952-n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPTcDPBf)
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2019, 12:28 PM
Well.....the damned smoker quit again. No idea why. 2/3 of the way through the "pig candy" cook with a corned beef flat in waiting.

So, I dropped back 20 and punted. The bacon was finished off in the oven at 350 and while not the same texture as the last batch from the smoker, it's still crazy delicious. The brisket is in the oven now at around 225 and has hours to go.

The best I could do under the circumstances.

Tomorrow I'm going to swap controls with my neighbor's unit to see if it's the electronics or not. He bought the same smoker I did. I could have used his to do the cook, but I was quite frustrated and  ready for a beer and the couch.

I'm sure it'll turn out ok anyway.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 12, 2019, 12:43 PM
Sorry to hear that RG.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 12, 2019, 02:24 PM
That's to bad Bob..    Knowing you i bet you made the best of it .
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2019, 02:29 PM
I'm making the best of it. Following a Food.com recipe for baking in the oven. It's got another hour or so. Just glad I didn't buy a 6 lb'er. This one's just over 2.5 lbs. I've got some good deli rye, Swiss, Russian dressing and kraut in the fridge. We'll have Reuben's on the griddle later.

Rg
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 12, 2019, 02:45 PM


  That sucks Bob, we are chasing a ghost in our dehydrator as well. Everything looks perfect, fan works, just wont make any heat. Gonna clean up the connectors in the thermostat, but it looks brand new. IDK I'm at a loss, its only 2 years old.
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2019, 03:11 PM
Well, I'll pull the  over off the element connections and test to see if it's getting power. I suppose it could be the element.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 12, 2019, 04:08 PM
Brisket looks really good.

(https://i.postimg.cc/p9NJkMhV/IMG-2889.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9NJkMhV)

It's resting.

Rg
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 12, 2019, 09:01 PM
Brisket looks really good.

(https://i.postimg.cc/p9NJkMhV/IMG-2889.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9NJkMhV)

It's resting.

Rg
Despite your bad luck... that looks really good RG!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 12, 2019, 10:16 PM



It's resting.

Rg


me 2
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 13, 2019, 04:21 AM
My first hams..after 10 days soak and 28 hours in the smoker

(https://i.postimg.cc/3W2y6rZz/20191012-211017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3W2y6rZz)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 13, 2019, 05:18 AM
They look awesome guys... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 13, 2019, 12:48 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dLZ9gvwh/IMG-20191013-134456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLZ9gvwh)
Skinned and quartered my deer this morning and put in cooler and smoked a little more walleye!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 13, 2019, 02:55 PM

 Looks good guys
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 13, 2019, 05:30 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLZ9gvwh/IMG-20191013-134456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLZ9gvwh)
Skinned and quartered my deer this morning and put in cooler and smoked a little more walleye!
Sweet. I just had a nice doe given to me this morning. Just in time for my baloney on Friday. Was going to have to  buy beef but now I'm good to go.

Didn't get pictures, but I did up 5 pounds of bacon wrapped venison backstrap in the smoker for an end of season dinner at camp on Saturday. I won over two people that didn't like deer meat to boot. They want me to do some for our New Year's dinner.

 
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 13, 2019, 05:48 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/RWkqPTYj/IMG-20191013-184624.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWkqPTYj)
Nice DS ,fresh venison loin with homemade garlicky mashed potatoes topped with pepper and Frank's red hot !!
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 13, 2019, 08:41 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/RWkqPTYj/IMG-20191013-184624.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RWkqPTYj)
Nice DS ,fresh venison loin with homemade garlicky mashed potatoes topped with pepper and Frank's red hot !!
Very interesting combinations!!!!!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 13, 2019, 09:08 PM
Defiantly sounds good. Might have to try it tomorrow when I do the tenderloins from the doe.
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 14, 2019, 03:37 AM
O....forgot ,there's gravy on it also!
👍👍👍👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 18, 2019, 07:39 AM
Been busy. My young apprentice is doing well. Together we took a deer from start to finish. He loved it. First the deer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9rPq2j8Y/1014191545.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9rPq2j8Y)
Grinding. He also had to show his 10 year old sister how it's done.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QV3TytSd/1017191738b.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QV3TytSd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gL2kbfnN/1017191739a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gL2kbfnN)
Fun stuff.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QBYfq7cC/1017191818-Burst01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBYfq7cC)
He didn't get to stuff tonight because it was a school night. Grandma and I finished the baloney.

(https://i.postimg.cc/wRgFqkpW/1017191845.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRgFqkpW)
20 pounds.

(https://i.postimg.cc/XpMBCvBb/1017192143.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XpMBCvBb)
In the smoker with 27 pounds of Canadian bacon. I like dusting the loin with garlic pepper before smoking it.

(https://i.postimg.cc/dZn0pJ6W/1018190817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZn0pJ6W)
Everything is running good. Time to go move a couple tree stands while the smoker does it's thing. More to come.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 18, 2019, 08:00 AM
Always good to get them involved young.
Great job!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 18, 2019, 08:50 AM
Great pictures DS... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 18, 2019, 05:49 PM
Thanks guys. I just pulled the Canadian bacon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5H0JjbnW/1018191836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5H0JjbnW)
 
Money shot. I know what I'm having for supper tonight. The kitchen smells heavenly right now.

(https://i.postimg.cc/LnTGPGq9/1018191838a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LnTGPGq9)

The venison baloney chubs will be in for 3 or 4 more hours due to their size.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 19, 2019, 05:03 AM
Finally,
We don't emulsify the meat. The coarser grind is preferred.

(https://i.postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS/1019190521.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 19, 2019, 05:33 AM
Looks incredible DS..
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Post by: hunts2long on Oct 19, 2019, 05:50 AM
DS, yes it does look good....h2l
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 19, 2019, 06:41 AM
Finally,
We don't emulsify the meat. The coarser grind is preferred.

(https://i.postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS/1019190521.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS)
Nicely done...
I don't emulsify either but I use a fine plate so its not REAL coarse
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 21, 2019, 06:28 AM
Finally,
We don't emulsify the meat. The coarser grind is preferred.

(https://i.postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS/1019190521.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9M9S7GS)
Both look awesome. I have yet to make bologna, it's on the need to list.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 26, 2019, 07:14 AM
You guys are killing me with all your fancy foods... ;D
I haven't had bologna in 35 years but i would eat that..... ;D
I have another 3lb shoulder marinating for pulled pork and hope to put on after work. 
Last time it was awesome.  Even the in laws liked it.. 8)
I did it 4 hrs in the smoker and finished it in the crockpot for 2...
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 26, 2019, 12:33 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGy0cr9D/20191026-132946.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGy0cr9D)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 27, 2019, 05:16 AM


   Look at that fancy smoker  :D :-*
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 27, 2019, 05:18 AM
 :P :P

(https://i.postimg.cc/SnBfLTsC/20191026-154922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnBfLTsC)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Oct 27, 2019, 05:19 AM


   Nam nam nam  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :afro:
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 27, 2019, 02:20 PM
Looks great Dom.

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 27, 2019, 02:47 PM
Defiantly looks great.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 27, 2019, 08:33 PM
:P :P

(https://i.postimg.cc/SnBfLTsC/20191026-154922.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SnBfLTsC)
Now that looks yummy !!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 14, 2019, 11:31 AM
Anyone have anything going in the smoker for Thanksgiving?

I have a fresh vision tenderloin that i need to do something  with this weekend.  Thinking about something in the crockpot so i dont have to watch it so i can go get another one..
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Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 14, 2019, 12:39 PM
I'm smoking a bird for Friendsgiving Sunday.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 14, 2019, 03:24 PM
Probably just going to do some appetizers. A few ABT's, Moink balls, and pig shots.
I would love to do a turkey, but ill be deer hunting and won't really have time. The daughter is going to roast it.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 14, 2019, 04:13 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/k66n3Xbj/ECDB687-E-EB8-B-469-D-8-F68-792-C120-BDC82.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k66n3Xbj)


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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 14, 2019, 04:21 PM
Thanks for posting that Mac. I'll have to do that. The grandkids will get a chuckle out of that.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 14, 2019, 04:25 PM
Mac its good fried with eggs i bet smoked would be awesome... ;)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 14, 2019, 04:37 PM
Mac its good fried with eggs i bet smoked would be awesome... ;)

It is. I score it almost all the way through making 1" or smaller squares. Work some of your favorite mustard into the cuts along with some of your favorite rub. Cook at 250 for an hour.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 14, 2019, 04:41 PM
Only thing I'll be smoking is a 50 ring Onyx Churchill.....if I can find one.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 14, 2019, 04:47 PM
That should stink up the garage Bob. 
Hope you find one.   :laugh:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 14, 2019, 04:54 PM
It is. I score it almost all the way through making 1" or smaller squares. Work some of your favorite mustard into the cuts along with some of your favorite rub. Cook at 250 for an hour.

 Like an appetizer served with cheese and crackers?  That sounds pretty good..
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2019, 10:02 AM
My smoker doesn't come home in the winter.
Cleaned up and packed away at the lake in my shed for next year.

So I just braised some dry rubbed ribs on the gas Webber out in the garage.
I have a gas line out there so I can use it all year and run the house furnace I have out there for playtime.

Anyway, then I tossed them into the slow cooker for the day with a small amount of Sweet Baby Ray's.
Not enough to make them soupy, just enough to help the slow cooking process a little bit.

Broccoli tots along with some home made pierogi with some green beans as the sides.
Was going to open a can of Bush beans but there will be plenty of food.
There is enough here for 3-4 meals for her and I.

Now to get out and hang those xmas lights while it's not snowing.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 23, 2019, 10:47 AM
Sounds good Mac.
I will be using mine real soon.   ;)
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2019, 12:24 PM
Christmas lights are all up. Spent the day getting that done.

Also made a big pot of really hearty beef stew for later. Enough for a couple good meals and a lunch. Used a generous portion of my smoked hot pepper shake. It's pretty spicy. Good stuff for a chilly day.

I've got my eye on that Pit Boss Grill. Going on sale for Black Friday.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2019, 01:18 PM
This will be my retirement gift to me in 2 yrs -


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784ZKVKF/?coliid=I1IRKXNMTWQ87G&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784ZKVKF/?coliid=I1IRKXNMTWQ87G&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2019, 01:19 PM
Oh, and these too -  8)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JXYQ4/?coliid=ILHD9UTPYSKEV&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009JXYQ4/?coliid=ILHD9UTPYSKEV&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062VZMY/?coliid=I1IGIJUU95REWS&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062VZMY/?coliid=I1IGIJUU95REWS&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062VZOW/?coliid=I2XWXA4QQQ7VRZ&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062VZOW/?coliid=I2XWXA4QQQ7VRZ&colid=1K6AP8V5SMP5U&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 23, 2019, 03:09 PM
Might want to pre-pay your cardiologist 😀

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 23, 2019, 05:17 PM
You are going to be busy this summer for sure there Mac. Weber just entered the pellet grill field too. I'd like one, but SWMBO said I have too many toys now.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 23, 2019, 06:08 PM
............….SWMBO said I have too many toys now.


impossible!


The ribs were good, but not like when I do them at the lake in my smoker.
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Post by: gotagetm on Nov 23, 2019, 07:12 PM
got about 8-10lbs of walleye fillets and 2 stream browns and 2 lil rainbows in brine to smoke tomorrow (trout are my brothers told him ide give those to my dogs but they wont eat them,haha not a fan )also 6 lbs of deer curing for jerky smokers be going tomorrow!!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 24, 2019, 05:46 PM
Sure looks good to me..      ;D
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 25, 2019, 04:42 PM
I always let meat ( red meat) come to room temps before cooking, it seems to simplify the process.


Rg
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 25, 2019, 09:26 PM
Same here. It's so much easier to control the internal temp.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2019, 07:29 AM
Made 25lbs of vennie sticks yesterday and will be in the smoker later this morning.. ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj/20191206-082721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 06, 2019, 12:29 PM
Made 25lbs of vennie sticks yesterday and will be in the smoker later this morning.. ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj/20191206-082721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj)
Nice job. Hopefully when deer season is over, I can get rolling on things. Just got a shipment of balogna casings in today. Pretty much all stocked up.
9 deer in the freezer so far.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 06, 2019, 01:15 PM
Thanks DS.  I need a bigger smoker for big projects. 
Nothing like smoking in a snow storm.  ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9HqGfGS/20191206-140536.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9HqGfGS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HjbDfxh7/20191206-135301.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjbDfxh7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj/20191206-082721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGFMB3Xj)
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Dec 07, 2019, 10:39 AM
I'm going to smoke some venison jerky soon I was wondering what's the best way to keep it from falling through the grates? Also how long/how hot should I go? I will be using an offset charcoal smoker. Any tips would be much appreciated. I've made jerky in the dehydrator for years using high mountain seasoning out of whole muscle and ground with the jerky gun and havent had any complaints, the kids love it but I'd like to try without the dehydrator. I'll take any advice anyone is willing to give just looking for a change. Thanks guys I hope everyone had a successful deer season!!🦌
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 07, 2019, 02:46 PM
I use these disposable aluminum screens. Wal-Mart has them in the grilling section. Around a buck apiece. Easy to wash and re-use. About 12x16 inches.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BX8jXqQc/1207191540-Film1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BX8jXqQc)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 09, 2019, 12:52 PM
Yup thats what i use..
Twisted up 16 more pounds of vennie sticks this morning ready for the smoker tomorrow..

(https://i.postimg.cc/SjrSF5qm/20191209-133234.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SjrSF5qm)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 10, 2019, 01:34 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/njXxCrRt/20191210-135504.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/njXxCrRt)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 10, 2019, 06:27 PM

  Smells great 😃
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2019, 04:28 AM
Tastes good to...  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 11, 2019, 08:36 AM
Tastes good to...  ;D
Lol , I bet
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2019, 09:53 AM
Lol , I bet

  Well if i see you out on Oneida  this season i will bring you some buddy...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 12, 2019, 05:52 AM


    Dom
 Your always welcome to join us
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 12, 2019, 07:04 AM

    Dom
 Your always welcome to join us

   Thanks buddy..  I hope to make it out your way a couple times this year.....  I think i still have your cell number.....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 12, 2019, 07:17 AM

 At some point I’m  hoping to get up your for some fishing
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 26, 2019, 12:06 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/Ff3pbpQh/IMG-20191226-125721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ff3pbpQh)
Revamped an old smoker just gotta ad heating element and controls and smoke box and ready to rock!! Have 3 of these old 50s and 60s bubble refrigerators work great there all metal and smoker 1/2 built already !;!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 26, 2019, 03:43 PM
Ok when your done show pictures of smoke box and controls and heating element..   ;)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 26, 2019, 04:08 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Bradley-Smoker-BTSG1-Generator-Adapter/dp/B000FK2KNA/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=smoker%2Bheating%2Belement&qid=1577397765&sr=8-18&th=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Bradley-Smoker-BTSG1-Generator-Adapter/dp/B000FK2KNA/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=smoker%2Bheating%2Belement&qid=1577397765&sr=8-18&th=1)
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 26, 2019, 06:00 PM
K will do raq
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 27, 2019, 07:21 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Ff3pbpQh/IMG-20191226-125721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ff3pbpQh)
Revamped an old smoker just gotta ad heating element and controls and smoke box and ready to rock!! Have 3 of these old 50s and 60s bubble refrigerators work great there all metal and smoker 1/2 built already !;!!

I love that old iron. My old Frigidaire is 80 years old. The builds are not difficult or expensive if you are a good scrounger. You are lucky to have 3 of them.

(https://i.postimg.cc/dZwrRKSG/IMAG1360.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZwrRKSG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZwz4zX5/IMAG1402.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZwz4zX5)
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 27, 2019, 12:01 PM
nice!!! im a master scroundger lol and for heat im now gonna get a double electric coil hot plate
one coil for a pan with saw dust (have all  want i have a portable lumber mill,so if i get low just cut some lumber haha) the other coil heat only, also when i find those bags of wood pellets on sale i grab a bag, gonna remove the two control nobs on hot plate run longer wires to them so there outside smoker so i can adjust temp inside ,usually can do it by just adjusting top and bottom vents, will be putting to test tommorow
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 27, 2019, 12:22 PM
I used a 1500 watt Brinkman element. This was a mockup to see if it would fit. In use, it was turned 180 degrees with the cord going out the back. Look up the A-MAZ-N smoke generator. It's a 6x8" tray that burns pellets for smoke. Will run up to 12 hours. That's it next to the element.
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLS6K2RM/IMAG1276-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLS6K2RM)


edit for clarity
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 27, 2019, 03:52 PM
Nice DS I kinda got the same set up now but mines a coil,
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 27, 2019, 07:43 PM
I used a 1500 watt Brinkman element. This was a mockup to see if it would fit. In use, it was turned 180 degrees with the cord going out the back. Look up the AMAZN smoke generator. It's a 6x8" tray that burns pellets for smoke. Will run up to 12 hours. That's it next to the element.
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLS6K2RM/IMAG1276-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLS6K2RM)

AMAZN ??
Or AMAZON?

Tried googling it without any luck.
Got a link?
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 27, 2019, 09:51 PM
A-MA-ZN that's what came up for me
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 27, 2019, 09:55 PM
Sorry
A-MAZ-N pellet smoke generator
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 28, 2019, 05:32 AM
Sorry
A-MAZ-N pellet smoke generator
That's the one. Nice thin blue smoke with little heat generated. Great for cold smoking too. Best part is they inexpensive and work.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 28, 2019, 05:43 AM
This is the controller I use. Set it and forget it simple. Up to 6 time/temp settings. Monitors cabinet and meat temps.

https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=381

The price dropped on it. I paid $218.00. Going to have to get one for my other smoker instead of sharing.
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 28, 2019, 12:56 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dZLtx1Bj/IMG-20191228-125552.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZLtx1Bj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0MtynmpN/IMG-20191228-135153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0MtynmpN)
It's alive!
It's alive!
Haha
Smoked a load of jerky this morning, finishing it in my dehydrator
Load of pepperoni in there now
And have my two guards watching over it !! They get paid in meat !!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 28, 2019, 01:31 PM
Sweet set up..
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 28, 2019, 09:04 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dZLtx1Bj/IMG-20191228-125552.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZLtx1Bj)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0MtynmpN/IMG-20191228-135153.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0MtynmpN)
It's alive!
It's alive!
Haha
Smoked a load of jerky this morning, finishing it in my dehydrator
Load of pepperoni in there now
And have my two guards watching over it !! They get paid in meat !!!
Nice. It looks more like June instead of the end of December in your pics.
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 29, 2019, 07:15 AM
yea i know double shooter,was nice day ,about to load up smoker with summer sausage today!!!
getting a good first  weekend workout!!!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 04, 2020, 02:31 PM
Just mixed up 6# of round roast and venison 50/50.  Making some jerky.
It is seasoned up and will marinate in the fridge till tomorrow.
We got a jerky gun and dehydrator for Xmas.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 04, 2020, 08:58 PM
In my experience , watch it closely around the 4 hour mark. It can go from very good to very brittle quickly
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 04, 2020, 11:38 PM
In my experience , watch it closely around the 4 hour mark. It can go from very good to very brittle quickly

Cool - thanks!

I was going to research this a bit before I turned on the dehydrator.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 12:34 PM
First batch of jerky is in the dehydrator.
It took about 4 of the 6 pounds I mixed up and marinated.
Donna and I got the hydrator and LEM jerky gun from my daughter Kelly for Xmas.
The LEM gun is really nice.
All metal and hold maybe 1-1.5# of ground in it so you aren't constantly loading it.
I researched them pretty good on line and everyone said to not get one of the smaller plastic ones.
They will only break.

Anyway, I have maybe 2# more after this batch.

I set a timer for 4 hrs to check it.

When it's finished it then needs to be finished in the oven at 275 for 10-12 minutes to kill any lingering bacteria.
I did use pickling salt so it will store fine.
But we will still toss it in the freezer in small bags and grab a bag when needed.
The freezer will insure no problems for us.

I'll let you know how it comes out.
The raw meat smelled pretty good.
Like the meat smokers I work on with work (the burners on them).
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 01:07 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/8FW0Yyvh/93719-F4-D-14-FE-495-E-9-FB3-893-EB427020-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8FW0Yyvh)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 05:29 PM
First batch is done.
4.5 hrs drying did ok.
Not bad.
Too much of something though.
2nd batch is in the dehydrator.
Be done and ready for the oven by about 10:30 or so.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 05:31 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/c6b27QZW/C38-C9-E77-CC2-A-4-E8-A-9494-8-E059-B3-F1842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/c6b27QZW)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 07:40 PM
Garlic powder

Too much garlic powder

Still good though.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 05, 2020, 08:12 PM
And salt

From the steak seasoning I tossed in
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 05, 2020, 09:25 PM
Looks fantastic. Nice job.
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Post by: gotagetm on Feb 02, 2020, 05:58 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/F1kBJytC/IMG-20200202-061702.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1kBJytC)
Got butt in smoker now that I rubbed overnight (doesn't even sound right haha) will smoke for 3 hours then finish in oven at 250 in sealed big cast Dutch oven should be done for game !!!
GO SAN FRAN
Not my team but don't like chiefs , actually dont care who wins just hope it's a good game!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 02, 2020, 11:28 AM
Looks real good butt rubber.......   ;D ;D
 I'm going to do some wings a little later in the smoker....
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Feb 02, 2020, 03:51 PM
Looking good everyone. Gettig ready to fire up the smoker again soon. The last 5-6 weeks have been too busy to do much.
I was given a new Masterbuilt smoker by a friend's son who won it but doesn't want to smoke anything. I just have to find time to go get it.
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Post by: gotagetm on Feb 02, 2020, 04:35 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/w7yZLk3B/IMG-20200202-170647.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7yZLk3B)
Came out great! Topped with mustard and hot sauce ( mine only wife not s fan of hot food) served with steamed butternut
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 03, 2020, 05:08 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/qhhr40GG/20200202-150517.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qhhr40GG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PPzjtS10/20200202-182123.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPzjtS10)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvtFPN7Z/20200202-175520.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvtFPN7Z)

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Post by: gotagetm on Feb 03, 2020, 06:57 AM
that all looked good raq
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Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 03, 2020, 08:33 AM
Looks good, but the wings and drums aren't separated and the tips are still attached.

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 03, 2020, 02:23 PM
Yup. Tips were nice and crispy and the little drum sticks were perfect..   :laugh:

(https://i.postimg.cc/w1FjgNrc/20200202-173433.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w1FjgNrc)
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Post by: rgfixit on Feb 03, 2020, 04:41 PM
Looks good, but the wings and drums aren't separated and the tips are still attached.

You Buffalo guys think you have the market cornered on wings. I'm not convinced that wings were really invented by some old Italian lady in Buffalo. I think it's a restaurant ploy. Frank Perdue invented the " wing". The old cheapskate was only trying to get rid of the waste from his  pre packaged stuff.

There's no right or wrong with wings.......just cook them and eat them.

They're delicious.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 03, 2020, 05:16 PM
You Buffalo guys think you have the market cornered on wings. I'm not convinced that wings were really invented by some old Italian lady in Buffalo. I think it's a restaurant ploy. Frank Perdue invented the " wing". The old cheapskate was only trying to get rid of the waste from his  pre packaged stuff.

There's no right or wrong with wings.......just cook them and eat them.

They're delicious.


Blah blah blah

Go eat the rest of your omelet you old fart.

 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 26, 2020, 08:18 PM
Finally found a couple 6 pound pieces of pork belly to try making bacon. Been wanting to do some for years. I dry cured both pieces with two different recipes. I dried it for two days in the fridge after curing then cold smoked it 12 hours over two days using apple wood and corn cob pellets. I'll beaver buy store bacon again. My wife said so in no uncertain terms.
Fresh from the smoker.


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Slicing time.

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Future BLT's

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Got the rest headed to the freezer.



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Post by: Mac Attack on May 26, 2020, 08:29 PM
How did you slice it?
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 26, 2020, 10:52 PM
I've made bacon several times and it is amazing . store bought bacon doesn't even come close to it .
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on May 26, 2020, 10:53 PM
Looks awesome by the way.
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Post by: iceman260 on May 27, 2020, 06:05 AM
Bacon looks great, I can taste those belt's and bacon burgers now.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 27, 2020, 06:36 AM
How did you slice it?
I was given an old 11" Sanitary Slicer brand machine a couple years ago by a friend. I thing Noah had it on the ark with him, but it still works great.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 27, 2020, 06:42 AM
One more thing. Does anybody know of a place in western NY that sharpens slicer blades? I have got it cutting OK by using my Lansky diamond hone, but would like it professionally trued and sharpened. It looks like there was a sharpener on it a couple hundred years ago, but it is long gone. Thanks.  Bob


(https://i.postimg.cc/MfVNphFf/0527200741.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfVNphFf)
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 27, 2020, 07:23 AM
I was given an old 11" Sanitary Slicer brand machine a couple years ago by a friend. I thing Noah had it on the ark with him, but it still works great.


I have one of these little home meat slicers.
Probably do the job.


(https://i.postimg.cc/t7YXz57K/4750313d-2555-4187-b440-436dc9dbc795-1-59c340b5319966b71a73370096702f23.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7YXz57K)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 27, 2020, 08:10 AM
It should be fine. I found as others suggest, is to freeze the bacon for 3-4 hours before slicing. big difference over fresh.
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 27, 2020, 02:48 PM
It should be fine. I found as others suggest, is to freeze the bacon for 3-4 hours before slicing. big difference over fresh.

Got it - thanks!!

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinator on Jun 07, 2020, 08:44 AM
70°, nice breeze and 4 racks of ribs in the smoker. Just picked a pound of broccoli from the garden for some fresh broccoli salad. Going to be a relaxing day. Will throw some pics up later.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 07, 2020, 09:00 AM
70°, nice breeze and 4 racks of ribs in the smoker. Just picked a pound of broccoli from the garden for some fresh broccoli salad. Going to be a relaxing day. Will throw some pics up later.
Sounds about perfect!!
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Post by: fishinator on Jun 07, 2020, 03:13 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/NLPgw0SR/IMG-20200607-144237342.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLPgw0SR)
 Some of the finished product. I know the "pros" say the meat shouldn't fall of the bone but that's how I like it and I never have any complaints. Broccoli salad was excellent too.  Now it's time to enjoy the rest of the day with a buzz.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 07, 2020, 03:26 PM
Screw the experts.
It’s your meat.
You bought it.
You worked hard to prep and cook it.
Make it the way you like it.

Some people like steak rare and others well done.  Nobody is wrong.

(Except Bob cooking with old books)

I like my ribs falling off the bone too.

Good job!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 07, 2020, 03:52 PM
OMG your killing me.    That looks awesome..   :thumbup_smilie:

    BBQ pit masters is one of my favorite shows... 
Last night one of the judges liked it falling off one said he likes a tug the other said its all about the flavor..
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 07, 2020, 05:53 PM
One more thing. Does anybody know of a place in western NY that sharpens slicer blades? I have got it cutting OK by using my Lansky diamond hone, but would like it professionally trued and sharpened. It looks like there was a sharpener on it a couple hundred years ago, but it is long gone. Thanks.  Bob


(https://i.postimg.cc/MfVNphFf/0527200741.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfVNphFf)

Just saw this...
Povilelli Cutlery in Cheektowaga.

Rg
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 07, 2020, 07:54 PM
I agree...if I have to chew the meat off the bone.....then it is underdone...
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 08, 2020, 05:47 AM
Just saw this...
Povilelli Cutlery in Cheektowaga.

Rg

From one Bob to another,Thanks a bunch. I'm going to have to give them a call. It cuts really good for a machine that is 70+ years old, but a good truing would be great. It probably hasn't been sharpened right since new. Also a good excuse to go to Cabela's while I'm up there.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 08, 2020, 05:54 PM
A good friend who ran a restaurant for 50 years told me they were the absolute best.
Hope it works out for you.

Bob
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 09, 2020, 11:00 AM
Just picked this up from Cabelas.

Pit Boss PB820D
The "D" means the deluxe model!!!
Oh yea.
 8)


(https://i.postimg.cc/MX8D94Cs/IMG-4518.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MX8D94Cs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCbLSNKp/p-1001075515.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCbLSNKp)


It was on clearance for $299
Regularly $599
I see Walmart and others sell it for $549.

The box weighs a ton!!!
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 09, 2020, 11:26 AM
That looks real nice Mac! I really like the colors!
Can’t wait to see it in action out at your new camp!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 09, 2020, 12:25 PM
That looks real nice Mac! I really like the colors!
Can’t wait to see it in action out at your new camp!


Assembly required!

If it's not my boat, I typically don't want to work on it.

Can't use it though until I put it together.
Maybe tonight.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 09, 2020, 06:51 PM
It took me 45 minutes to unpack it and cut up all the cardboard for the recycle bin.

But only 30 minutes to assemble it.

I’m impressed.
Very well built and thought out design.
Even has a bottle opener.

Here’s some pics of the final product.


(https://i.postimg.cc/vcwJ4ZD8/056-FF092-71-EC-46-D5-846-C-345-A658-ADFFC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcwJ4ZD8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/75mdt19b/27-F5-DABC-E85-D-4-E24-92-B6-C601-CAD6359-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75mdt19b)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D8QtL3br/597-D303-B-E2-B0-4556-81-A1-A86-D21-A3654-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8QtL3br)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TKRBcNrZ/74-A53-FBB-4-C8-E-421-B-B542-778-D686681-B3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKRBcNrZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/B8byr87p/8-D76-A24-A-25-DD-424-A-93-E3-7-E0-D09331-FF0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8byr87p)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JyFgM19L/A3-FBE7-EF-1-D13-451-E-99-D6-1898-CC3-A23-F6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JyFgM19L)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 09, 2020, 09:19 PM
Ok.  Forgot to install the chimney.  So just went out and dug those 2 screws and washers out of the trash bin that I thought were “extras” and mounted it.  Lol. (Dumbass)


(https://i.postimg.cc/Yv8DzJBT/46-A1-FF7-C-CF08-48-F5-A136-580-DBA5-D5008.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yv8DzJBT)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 10, 2020, 04:31 AM
Very nice Mac...
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 10, 2020, 05:43 AM
Hopefully you seasoned it last night and have some nice pork butts in there now. Congratulations on your new toy. Your new boat looks big enough to put it in the bow. A small generator and you can enjoy some good Q on the water. Looking forward to pictures of the results.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 10, 2020, 07:27 AM
Hopefully you seasoned it last night and have some nice pork butts in there now. Congratulations on your new toy. Your new boat looks big enough to put it in the bow. A small generator and you can enjoy some good Q on the water. Looking forward to pictures of the results.

Nope - it will stay clean till I get it out to the lake.
But yea, I'll definitely season it before any meat goes into it.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 10, 2020, 08:26 AM
Ok.  Forgot to install the chimney.  So just went out and dug those 2 screws and washers out of the trash bin that I thought were “extras” and mounted it.  Lol. (Dumbass)


(https://i.postimg.cc/Yv8DzJBT/46-A1-FF7-C-CF08-48-F5-A136-580-DBA5-D5008.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yv8DzJBT)

Look good, enjoy!

Did it take longer than 15 minutes to find the hardware and install? Or did it still take longer to unpack it and recycle the cardboard?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 10, 2020, 10:22 AM
Look good, enjoy!

Did it take longer than 15 minutes to find the hardware and install? Or did it still take longer to unpack it and recycle the cardboard?


Look at my first post on this thing down below.

45 minutes to unpack and cut up the cardboard.
only like 20-30 minutes to assemble.
(and another 1-2 minutes to mount the chimney - lol)

I have it primed with pellets.
Waiting for it to cool down to put the grates, etc. back into it and then I'll run it through a burnoff cycle for 30-40 minutes or more.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 10, 2020, 10:44 AM

Look at my first post on this thing down below.

45 minutes to unpack and cut up the cardboard.
only like 20-30 minutes to assemble.
(and another 1-2 minutes to mount the chimney - lol)

I have it primed with pellets.
Waiting for it to cool down to put the grates, etc. back into it and then I'll run it through a burnoff cycle for 30-40 minutes or more.

That was my half hearted question. Did it take more than 15 minutes to find the hardware and install the chimney.

I fault COVID for the failed joke.

Enjoy the cuisine once it makes it to the lake!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 10, 2020, 11:00 AM
I have it at 475 right now doing the burnout.
I'll let it run like that at 475 for another 30 minutes or so then cool it down and inspect things.
I just pulled an 8lb pork but out of the freezer.
If the boat is ready this week I'll pick it up and stay home this weekend to work on it.
So that means the pork butt gats cooked/smoked here.
If not, the butt and smoke both go to the lake and cooking/smoking will happen there this weekend.

 8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 10, 2020, 01:23 PM
Smoking some homemade Italian and Polish sausage I’ve had in the freezer for like forever.  Shakedown run!


(https://i.postimg.cc/GB9hGzLd/00-A8-F4-D3-1-D03-4-D4-E-8-C82-91-CDBE24-C830.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GB9hGzLd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/75KZ5jyK/5-A78-B57-D-D414-4-DCE-A3-C2-53-FE5-D41082-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75KZ5jyK)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 10, 2020, 04:10 PM
All done
Yummy


(https://i.postimg.cc/67JFXJz8/AA09-E9-E7-8-AAC-462-B-AEDE-918821-D6427-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67JFXJz8)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 10, 2020, 04:34 PM

 Nice 👍
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 10, 2020, 04:43 PM
Looks good! I think it will work just fine for all your needs!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 10, 2020, 05:10 PM
Looks good.....
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 10, 2020, 06:25 PM
Looks great I can almost smell their goodness.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 12, 2020, 11:48 PM
Put a pork but into the smoker a few minutes ago.  Will do it for 14 hrs or so really low around 200.
Smeared it first with yellow mustard to get the rub to stick really well.
Then coated the poop out of it with a homemade rub concoction I tossed together.

Here it is after resting a couple hours to get it close to room temp and before the mustard and rub.


(https://i.postimg.cc/XpqtYHq9/IMG-4544.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XpqtYHq9)




Here it is after the mustard and rub right when I put it into the smoker.
It looks dark because it was half past midnight.
It hadn't started smoking the meat yet.



(https://i.postimg.cc/d7PfnJB9/IMG-4546.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7PfnJB9)



Stay tuned to this channel.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2020, 12:33 AM
Stayed up a little bit more to make sure everything was ok.
Smoke is rolling well and it's at 200


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 13, 2020, 04:23 AM
Looking good Mac....
 
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 13, 2020, 06:37 AM
Awesome! Can’t wait to see the final results!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2020, 10:24 AM
Got up about 6am to check on things and they looked good. Squirted and went back to bed. Then Donna woke me about 9 and said it was smoking a LOT and then blew up and even popped the lid. ***censored****??? Went outside and it was at 325. I opened it and the meat looked good. Probed it and it was only at 140 so I caught it in time. As you can see on the photo there is plenty of smoking done and I even tasted it and wow! so I decided to pan it, wrap it, and finish in the oven inside the house. That's where it sets now at 200. I added a little honey water to the pan to keep things moist. Would have preferred some apple juice, but we were out and tequila would only have evaporated


(https://i.postimg.cc/SX7bk3sk/IMG-4549.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SX7bk3sk)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2020, 12:39 PM
Not sure what happened.
The house smells awesome right now.

It was clean. Only cooked those sausages the other day and I cleaned it afterwards. So that wasn't it. After I took the pork off the grill and moved it inside I opened things up and it wasn't that bad. Very little soot and debris. But I did burn through an entire 20# bag of pellets on the sausages and this pork butt. The sausages cooked for 3 hrs and I did a grill bake out before the sausages at 475 for 30-45 minutes. Then the pork last night which was at 200 for 8-8.5 hrs. That's a $10 bag of pellets gone. I would have thought they would have lasted way longer. I make smoke in my Masterbuilt with way less wood but off course it heats with the electric element and this Pitt Boss heats with the pellets. I need to find a cheaper source for these pellets than Cabelas.
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Post by: rgfixit on Jun 13, 2020, 05:11 PM
I haven't heard anything really great about Pit Boss grills for smoking. A blow up doesn't sound good.

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 13, 2020, 06:04 PM
I haven't heard anything really great about Pit Boss grills for smoking. A blow up doesn't sound good.

Rg


I heard tons
It’s the reason I bought it over the Treager.

Yea, the blow up isn’t good.

Found out what happened though.
It ran low on pellets then a slug of them dumped in and things relit.
You have to be sure the hopper is really topped off for longer runs like I did.  Or get the optional hopper extension.
Trial and error.
It’s not like that was the first thing I’ve blown up but in my profession we try to avoid it.
😎
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 14, 2020, 02:51 AM
Did you see the ridiculous Webers they're selling now? $1000.

Seriously?

I've looked long and hard at all the electronic wonder smokers and grills. If my Weber ever dies, I'll buy an Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn. No electricity necessary (except for the rotisserie).

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 14, 2020, 10:37 AM
Yea, Bob.
There's some crazy stuff out there for sure.
My little 2 burner NG Weber here at home works fine but it was like $600.
I have a 4 burner off band with a side pan burner out at the lake I just bought from HD for only $200 and it was assembled.
Is the Weber a better grill?
Yup.
But not 3X better.
I would say it's only maybe 30-50% better at best.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jun 15, 2020, 03:16 AM
What I saw while working at Lowes was that Webers last way longer than any of the others except maybe Napoleons or Broil Kings. They're both in that outrageous price range too. The other thing is you can always get parts for Weber. Kind of like the John Deere of grills.

What I did notice over the last 5 years I'd is that Weber is cheaping out on a lot of the base components on their grills. A lot more plastic on them now then there used to be.

The Longhorn has a lot of what I'd like in a grilling machine. Smoker, charcoal, a killer of a gas grill at 36,000 btu's and a side burner. Only complaint I've seen about them is that there are no seals on the smoke chambers so they lose a lot of heat. But, I've seen where people have added seals to them and resolved the issue. One thing for sure, they're built like tanks. They're not powder coated either. Painted with high heat paint. I like that a lot. Paint can be refinished.

But...my Weber Performer Deluxe lives on and shows no signs of passing on any time soon. I'll probably have to put it in my will.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 15, 2020, 07:00 AM

...my Weber Performer Delixe lives on and shows no signs of passing on any time soon. I'll probably have to put it in my will.

Rg

Mine will be left with the garage probably.
Or moved to FL.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 21, 2020, 08:39 AM
Happy Father’s Day everyone.

Finally got a smoker, Masterbuilt electric. Was a Father’s Day gift that arrived early. Seasoned it the other night.

Ribs about to go on, half chickens currently sitting in brine


(https://i.postimg.cc/8JS570Mg/BBE25702-41-EA-4521-8-C3-A-B975-EF21-A9-E6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8JS570Mg)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 22, 2020, 12:37 PM
Happy Father’s Day everyone.

Finally got a smoker, Masterbuilt electric. Was a Father’s Day gift that arrived early. Seasoned it the other night.

Ribs about to go on, half chickens currently sitting in brine


(https://i.postimg.cc/8JS570Mg/BBE25702-41-EA-4521-8-C3-A-B975-EF21-A9-E6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8JS570Mg)


Maiden voyage was okay. I didn’t expect to have the best BBQ I’ve ever had going into the cook.

Ribs, chicken halves and corn on the cob. Chicken came out better than the ribs in my opinion. Looking forward to next weekend’s adventure



(https://i.postimg.cc/f3RPYswz/D8-D0-FAFB-D9-A2-4-D6-E-8-E38-E4848-AB92989.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3RPYswz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4tv3XVq/BA866329-930-A-4-C20-8-DAF-789002-AC8-B9-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4tv3XVq)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 23, 2020, 06:24 AM

Maiden voyage was okay. I didn’t expect to have the best BBQ I’ve ever had going into the cook.

Ribs, chicken halves and corn on the cob. Chicken came out better than the ribs in my opinion. Looking forward to next weekend’s adventure



(https://i.postimg.cc/f3RPYswz/D8-D0-FAFB-D9-A2-4-D6-E-8-E38-E4848-AB92989.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3RPYswz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y4tv3XVq/BA866329-930-A-4-C20-8-DAF-789002-AC8-B9-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Y4tv3XVq)
You look to be off in a great start. The fun part is the learning process. Beware, it can become an obsession. Spend some time here= smokingmeatforums.com . You can gain years of experience in a few months from the info here. Good luck and Happy Smoking.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 23, 2020, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the referral. I will definitely look it up
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 28, 2020, 08:26 AM
I got lucky and scored 26 pounds of pork belly. I've been wanting to try pork belly burnt ends so I took some trim from the soon to be bacon meat and tried it.
I took about 6 pounds and cut it into roughly inch and a half cubes. Then put it in a zip loc with a generous dose of my rib rub for an overnight rest in the fridge, I put them on a tray.

(https://i.postimg.cc/wR88fxcz/0627201105a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wR88fxcz)

I smoked them  smoked a bit over 2.5 hours at 275 with apple and hickory. The nuggets then went into another pan where they got a generous dusting of brown sugar. Then a stick of butter with a good drizzle of honey and a touch of cider. Covered with foil tightly and back in the cooker for a couple hours more to tenderize.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9BKgmSP/0627201405.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9BKgmSP)
Final step is remove from the brazing liquid and drizzle a glaze made with BBQ sauce, apple jelly, and cider. Back in uncovered for another hour to set the glaze. They were fabulous.

(https://i.postimg.cc/bsYD3q6k/0627201639.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsYD3q6k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QK8t4qqh/0627201640.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QK8t4qqh)

I also did a few bacon wrapped drumsticks for the chicken lovers here.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDYqP9Jx/0627201226.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDYqP9Jx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dDfPSB66/0627201743.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dDfPSB66)
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Jun 28, 2020, 08:37 AM
I always forget about this thread....I haven't been smoking much but here's some pork tenderloin and a chicken!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ppZ23TBn/20200621-154049.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ppZ23TBn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wtsYxTD2/20200604-145938.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtsYxTD2)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 28, 2020, 08:58 AM
I just placed a pork butt onto the Pit Boss.

Round II

 8)
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Jun 28, 2020, 10:46 AM
Nice Mac.  Good day for smoking.  I use a weber kettle and lump.  Id do something today but the boat is calling after a failed, long mission on the cape Friday night.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 28, 2020, 10:49 AM
I always forget about this thread....I haven't been smoking much but here's some pork tenderloin and a chicken!

(https://i.postimg.cc/ppZ23TBn/20200621-154049.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ppZ23TBn)

Look good!

(https://i.postimg.cc/wtsYxTD2/20200604-145938.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtsYxTD2)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 28, 2020, 10:49 AM
I got lucky and scored 26 pounds of pork belly. I've been wanting to try pork belly burnt ends so I took some trim from the soon to be bacon meat and tried it.
I took about 6 pounds and cut it into roughly inch and a half cubes. Then put it in a zip loc with a generous dose of my rib rub for an overnight rest in the fridge, I put them on a tray.

(https://i.postimg.cc/wR88fxcz/0627201105a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wR88fxcz)

I smoked them  smoked a bit over 2.5 hours at 275 with apple and hickory. The nuggets then went into another pan where they got a generous dusting of brown sugar. Then a stick of butter with a good drizzle of honey and a touch of cider. Covered with foil tightly and back in the cooker for a couple hours more to tenderize.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9BKgmSP/0627201405.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9BKgmSP)
Final step is remove from the brazing liquid and drizzle a glaze made with BBQ sauce, apple jelly, and cider. Back in uncovered for another hour to set the glaze. They were fabulous.

(https://i.postimg.cc/bsYD3q6k/0627201639.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsYD3q6k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QK8t4qqh/0627201640.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QK8t4qqh)

I also did a few bacon wrapped drumsticks for the chicken lovers here.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDYqP9Jx/0627201226.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDYqP9Jx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dDfPSB66/0627201743.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dDfPSB66)

Everything is better with bacon. But you took it to a whole new level!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 28, 2020, 11:18 AM
Everything looks delicious guys.. :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 28, 2020, 07:35 PM
A pic
The end result was good
Sorry, no pics of the carnage.


(https://i.postimg.cc/nX4Q205X/3-EA814-BF-FAF7-4-EFF-ADA9-EF3292755-A21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nX4Q205X)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jun 28, 2020, 09:43 PM
Looks delicious . Nice looking pan of beans too
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 29, 2020, 05:28 AM
A pic
The end result was good
Sorry, no pics of the carnage.


(https://i.postimg.cc/nX4Q205X/3-EA814-BF-FAF7-4-EFF-ADA9-EF3292755-A21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nX4Q205X)

Looks good. You've got that smoker running well.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 29, 2020, 09:23 AM
Those beans were killer.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 29, 2020, 01:55 PM
Beans, beans are good for your heart
The more you eat the more you fart.
The more you fart, the better you feel.
So eat some beans with every meal.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 29, 2020, 02:58 PM
LOL
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Post by: gotagetm on Jun 29, 2020, 04:06 PM
thats an old one doub shoot hahaha
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 29, 2020, 04:20 PM
thats an old one doub shoot hahaha
Oh yes. I've got my 6 year old grandson singing it. He get a big chuckle from it. Some day he can pass it on to his grandkids.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jun 29, 2020, 08:00 PM
Holy Crap! Looks great!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 30, 2020, 04:39 AM
Beans, beans are good for your heart
The more you eat the more you fart.
The more you fart, the better you feel.
So eat some beans with every meal.

  When we were kids we use to say it this way because we couldn't say fart...  ::)

Beans beans  the magical fruit.
 The more you eat the more you toot.
The more you toot the better you feel.
 So lets have beans for every meal..

  Trouts look great hogger..
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Post by: hunts2long on Jun 30, 2020, 06:06 AM
You've come a long way Raq...h2l
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 30, 2020, 06:20 AM
oh man I bet those beans were good!  buddy does hog roasts and cooks the sauerkraut in the cooker with the meat.  I could just eat the kraut! lol  same with ham n beans done over the fire.  just gives it that extra kick.

i decided to go fishing yesterday instead of smoking.  gave the trout some time to soak in brine.  didn't time the deer roast just used temp probe.  2.5 hours over mesquite rolling at 250-275* or so till it came to 145* 

(https://i.postimg.cc/sG99x9N9/IMG-3055.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sG99x9N9)

when that was done i put the trout in at 200* over apple wood. smoked them trout steaks up till golden brown.

in the brine
(https://i.postimg.cc/sM29fW97/IMG-3056.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sM29fW97)

yum still moist inside
(https://i.postimg.cc/QBQy15wC/IMG-3059.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QBQy15wC)

Looks great. I've got 5 pounds of Pike fillets that are going to get a similar treatment if I ever get time.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 30, 2020, 09:49 AM

 After Seeing all this great looking food  I wish I hadn’t tore mine down years ago  , 6x6x3 ,double door ,  heat smoke 1 side cold on the other , blocks sand filled with a concrete slab top
  Maybe I’ll get a small propane job
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 26, 2020, 08:08 AM
Invited the in-laws over for a change of scenery. Smoker ribs, beans and chicken . Baked homemade Mac n cheese for those who prefer a side without smoke. All enjoyed every bite.

Chicken halves refused the photo op....

(https://i.postimg.cc/bZns58Z7/40963129-3058-4-CAD-BEDE-B9-FCD2-CC6-B63.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZns58Z7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qtnDgtz1/41-BAE60-B-F516-4-DA8-8-FF2-8-B5-C618084-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtnDgtz1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PLmKTBRc/C7-CE01-A7-95-C0-4-B04-85-E8-257930-BAF985.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLmKTBRc)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 26, 2020, 09:25 AM
Looks great ATC.   :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 26, 2020, 10:42 AM

 Looks very yummy
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 09:58 AM
Going to fire up the pellet smoker today and do some stuffed jalapeños.
Pics to follow



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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 29, 2020, 10:53 AM
Sounds great Mac.
 Been planning on doing some this week....
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 11:21 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/CBpjhmjH/24-A7395-F-9182-47-D1-BDA3-1-BB0-BEF382-B5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBpjhmjH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CRW87m6T/4-F9-D5-E9-C-4874-4503-8592-4-CF745-A6-CF05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CRW87m6T)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bZGb1Kg9/C33-A6381-936-A-422-F-B100-113-DD02364-C3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZGb1Kg9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yJcZbcwJ/F7-EAA85-F-3-E72-4-F74-BB91-C73-C0-C0-EF99-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJcZbcwJ)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 29, 2020, 01:04 PM
Looks great Mac!

What’s in the stuffing?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 01:18 PM
Looks great Mac!

What’s in the stuffing?

Old family recipe.  Italian bread crumbs, ground beef, finely chopped garlic, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, some secret herbs and spices, and eggs to bind things.

Here’s a pic at the half way point.



(https://i.postimg.cc/Fkmm4WhL/284-BA3-C9-1754-4522-9-DE3-5-A75-FCC4-CA7-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fkmm4WhL)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 01:19 PM
Actually, the recipe calls for group pork or sausage but I have a ton of ground beef in my freezer that I need to use up.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 02:03 PM
Done


(https://i.postimg.cc/n9rw8B6J/A4-ADF9-D4-1601-4-EED-A87-C-C06-EC25-CE22-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9rw8B6J)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 29, 2020, 03:29 PM
Thats what I'm talking about Mac... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 04:05 PM
They are killer!
Round 2
We are doing wings
2 different rubs
Also had 3 poblanos in there for a bit.

(https://i.postimg.cc/rRmqpqnL/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rRmqpqnL)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 29, 2020, 04:06 PM
Pans are tilted to drain off the grease.
There’s 2 holes in each pan.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 29, 2020, 04:06 PM
Did up 6 pounds of bacon candy for s party today. Yummy.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcwTWVWN/0828201421.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcwTWVWN)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 05, 2020, 08:16 AM
Old family recipe.  Italian bread crumbs, ground beef, finely chopped garlic, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, some secret herbs and spices, and eggs to bind things.

Here’s a pic at the half way point.



(https://i.postimg.cc/Fkmm4WhL/284-BA3-C9-1754-4522-9-DE3-5-A75-FCC4-CA7-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fkmm4WhL)

Thanks for sharing Mac. Have only filled jalapeños with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. Going to have to dabble a bit
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 05, 2020, 08:17 AM
Three racks of ribs to share with the neighbors. Beautiful morning for a smoke
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 05, 2020, 08:56 AM
Yup
Always a great day to smoke something.
 :o

Jeff is heading to the ‘sacks in 2 weeks for his annual meeting with other convict buddies.

In advance, today we are smoking 2 tins of beans and a tin of Mac-n-cheese.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 05, 2020, 04:55 PM
Smoked Mac and Cheese........Mmmmmmmmmm!

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 06, 2020, 09:08 PM
The Mac-n-cheese was done an hour ago
Sorry Bob - no pics.

But here’s one of the beans.
They won’t be done till midnight or after.


(https://i.postimg.cc/V5ZsJzYw/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V5ZsJzYw)
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 06, 2020, 09:25 PM
Looks pretty spectacular Mac. Good eats for sure .

Rg
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 07, 2020, 06:11 AM
Looking good there guys. I'm going into withdrawal this year. Most of my smokes are on weekends at camp. This year only one. The owner added a pile of new sites here without upgrading the power so now we don't have enough juice. I won't run my AC on 80 volts in the camper nor will i run my electric smoker and fry the $220.00 controller.
The only good thing is they are doing a major upgrade during the off season so next year things should be good.
I do have 30 pounds of Canadian bacon curing to smoke at home in a couple weeks.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 13, 2020, 08:06 AM
mac, do you stir those beans and things in the smoker?

 i have a friend that does hog roasts and does his krout in there with the smoke.  i could just eat that krout screw the hog!  i can only imagine how good those beans are there! dang :P

Yup
Stir every 30-45 minutes.
Especially the beans
It helps them to thicken and also get far more smoke into them.
However, it does tend to dry out the Mac-n-cheese, which I like.
Most people don’t want it as dry as mine is.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 13, 2020, 08:29 AM
Nice job Mac and Hogger....  :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 16, 2020, 07:43 AM
Bride picked up a Picnic Roast when shopping for a Boston Butt for pulled pork this weekend. I’m still new to smoking, so I am not sure if there is a difference. From what I’ve read online the Picnic Roast May be even more tender.

Any tips/advice on smoking the roast that is different than the butt?
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 16, 2020, 11:01 AM
I would skin it if it's not already done. It will let the spices and smoke penetrate better. Then smoke away.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 16, 2020, 11:44 AM
Thank you. I appreciate the info
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 16, 2020, 08:51 PM
I believe the boston butt is from higher in the shoulder. Either should be fine for pulled pork.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 16, 2020, 10:00 PM
Aldi's had beef brisket on sale today for $4.99/lb and it is marinated in some sort of bbq thingy.
I got two 5# pkgs and will smoke them on the pellet smoker with some baked beans Saturday.
Not sure what else we will have with it.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 18, 2020, 04:33 PM
Just pulled 28 pounds of Canadian bacon out of the smoker. Tis the season to get making smoke.

(https://i.postimg.cc/cgsp3NCZ/0918201559.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cgsp3NCZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jCjVdKB4/0918201558.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCjVdKB4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jLWGPcxW/0918201557.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLWGPcxW)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 18, 2020, 06:19 PM
Your killing me with this bacon..  What better way to go... 8) 8)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 19, 2020, 08:10 AM
Two briskets and my world class award winning beans.


(https://i.postimg.cc/QVTFLk7y/DB4-CF9-C7-D2-E5-4-A12-BF8-C-86-D49-EC5-BEF1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVTFLk7y)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 19, 2020, 10:19 AM
I forgot to add the diced hot peppers to the beans.  I just added them and stirred.  I stir the beans about every 30-60 minutes.  Helps them to grab more smoke and also helps get rid of more moisture and thicken properly.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 19, 2020, 05:41 PM
Did a small Boston Butt and brisket overnight.

Dry rub


(https://i.postimg.cc/148Mh8Cb/2-ED02371-ABE8-4-C4-C-96-B9-A199-B10-A2977.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/148Mh8Cb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bsbTrKjT/877271-BF-6600-48-EB-A74-C-90-E5784-D778-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsbTrKjT)


Pre cooler



(https://i.postimg.cc/QVBn4Rgg/8330-EBDF-EAC9-44-CD-8759-6-F690-F6936-D5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVBn4Rgg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sQLHfczZ/D41-EB02-F-950-F-4-AE3-B5-DE-46-DC48-B8-A34-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQLHfczZ)

No one was disappointed



(https://i.postimg.cc/vch9Wm10/98-EC0180-9786-4-C3-D-A84-E-483-C4-CEA8-BA1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vch9Wm10)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4Y3cwTVs/BDD97560-75-FB-486-F-95-AA-6471-F2-B7069-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Y3cwTVs)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 20, 2020, 07:29 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rGyB7k8/619505.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rGyB7k8)
Pumped full of brine and then soaked for 10 days...
In smoker for 18 hrs at 160° and then 2 1/2 hrs at 220° to reach 150° internal temp..
I like to shut the hams down around 150° so that when they get put in oven or cooked again there is less chance of them drying out
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 21, 2020, 05:13 AM
Been up since 3 am all this food looks awesome!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 21, 2020, 05:46 AM
Sure looks delicious guys.    :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Sep 21, 2020, 09:07 AM
Definatly good looking food.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Sep 21, 2020, 09:14 AM
Looks incredible!
Mac, I’d love that bean recipe if your willing to share.
Makes me wish I had gone to the store early to grab something for the smoker...maybe I’ll just do some baby backs on the Weber!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 21, 2020, 09:42 AM
Looks incredible!
Mac, I’d love that bean recipe if your willing to share.
Makes me wish I had gone to the store early to grab something for the smoker...maybe I’ll just do some baby backs on the Weber!

The beans have been posted here before.
A can of Grandma Browns baked beans.
(We like them the best but you can use any canned beans)
Then doctor them up in a foil pan.
Here's what I typically add.
1/2# of bacon, raw, chopped into 1/2-1" slices.
Large onion diced
Peppers - green and red.  (hot if you want)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of maple syrup - I use a buddy of mine's home made.
Squirt some yellow mustard into it - maybe 1/8-1/4 cup
Then start smoking at 200-225F
Stir it every 30-45 minutes.
The stirring helps to mix the crust being made down into the beans and also helps to get more smoke into the beans.
Also helps to cook off moisture and thicken them.
I typically smoke for like 4-6 hrs.
Smoke them until you are happy with the consistency.

I have added the following ingredients in the past -
mushrooms
Hot sauce
green beans
chicken
green onions
pepperoni

Get creative!
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Sep 21, 2020, 11:50 AM
Thanks Mac!
I’ll be making them soon! Will post the results, but I’m quite confident they will be delicious !!
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 21, 2020, 12:15 PM
I always use thick cut bacon when I do beans
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 21, 2020, 12:20 PM
I always use thick cut bacon when I do beans


that is all we ever buy these days anyway, but excellent point!!!
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 25, 2020, 05:18 PM
Just caught the forecast and had to call an audible. Was going to smoke Italian sausage links tomorrow but the weather won’t be conducive. Going to be a late night, thank goodness for the World Series
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 25, 2020, 11:49 PM
Half way though smoking the sausage I decided to try smoking some potatoes I had laying around. Hopefully they will cube nicely when chilled for home fries.

Haven’t tried them yet but I sure am looking forward to lunch tomorrow...

(https://i.postimg.cc/jnyW0MFy/E8687-C5-F-4640-4-BA0-934-B-908-FF9-F68-D69.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnyW0MFy)
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Post by: rgfixit on Oct 26, 2020, 04:20 AM
Sausage looks great!

Smoked taters are really good. Last batch Idid ( before my smoker crapped out) I rolled them in olive oil and seasoned salt before smoking. They were a big hit.

Rg
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 26, 2020, 04:56 AM
Looks great ATC..
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 26, 2020, 08:47 AM
Sausage looks great!

Smoked taters are really good. Last batch Idid ( before my smoker crapped out) I rolled them in olive oil and seasoned salt before smoking. They were a big hit.

Rg

I do the same but also either cut them in 1/2 or cube them up.
This way they cook quicker and the smoke penetrates into the meat of the tater further.
The skin is pretty resilient slowing down smoke penetration.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: westernmas on Oct 26, 2020, 12:47 PM
I don’t frequent this thread too often but after my third try I finally did a pulled pork that met my standards. Went with a higher temp and wrapped it in foil at 180 versus 165.  Using charcoal and wood chunks makes it more difficult to keep a constant temp but you can’t beat it when you get it right.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gw31YXDS/6-D05388-F-8092-4-B72-B24-A-A854-C4-A98-EA3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw31YXDS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WFK47V6B/7-D7890-A8-4384-41-AC-97-A4-627379-F97-ADB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WFK47V6B)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 26, 2020, 12:51 PM
Oh boy that looks good... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 26, 2020, 02:13 PM


Smoked taters are really good. Last batch Idid ( before my smoker crapped out) I rolled them in olive oil and seasoned salt before smoking. They were a big hit.

Rg

That’s exactly what I did, olive oil, course sea salt and pepper
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 26, 2020, 02:14 PM
I don’t frequent this thread too often but after my third try I finally did a pulled pork that met my standards. Went with a higher temp and wrapped it in foil at 180 versus 165.  Using charcoal and wood chunks makes it more difficult to keep a constant temp but you can’t beat it when you get it right.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gw31YXDS/6-D05388-F-8092-4-B72-B24-A-A854-C4-A98-EA3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw31YXDS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WFK47V6B/7-D7890-A8-4384-41-AC-97-A4-627379-F97-ADB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WFK47V6B)

Looks amazing!

I’ll bring the slaw and rolls...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Oct 26, 2020, 04:10 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/MM4rVCRg/Screensho-12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MM4rVCRg)
My wife just sent this to me, soon as I get a deer or my wife dose I'll smoke venison polish sausage and make these !!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 28, 2020, 08:29 AM
I smoke low mostly
180-200
Lower if I can get it there
So it takes way longer
Anyway, best I can tell you is smoke taters till they are done.
That’s why I chop them up
Try a pc here and there.
But down at 200 it will take a long time.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 28, 2020, 09:16 PM
Looks amazing!

I’ll bring the slaw and rolls...
it sure does , I'll bring the beer
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 08, 2020, 09:17 AM
Both my smokers are out at the lake.

(Maybe I should by a 3rd?)
 ;)

Anyway, just cut up and rubbed 2 racks of ribs.  They will sit till half time then go on the grill for braising.  Then I’ll wrap em and finish in the oven inside during the second half.


(https://i.postimg.cc/R34DPJJt/C97792-E4-5941-4-E04-96-AD-83251-C3-DBD90.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R34DPJJt)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 12, 2020, 06:08 AM
Smoked the pork steaks from the half pig I bought over the summer. Paired it with some beans


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjRkYKdk/4-BDCF04-A-6-ED7-450-D-A23-D-9400-B4-BFC790.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjRkYKdk)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ctxS2X4V/CB204152-3683-40-BD-BD36-CE7-C69431601.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ctxS2X4V)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 12, 2020, 06:26 AM
Sure looks delicious guys...   :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 12, 2020, 08:07 AM
I like my larger Pit Boss out at the lake so much I have decided to get this for home.
I have a line on a new one for under $200 and it comes with a 20# bag of pellets that is worth $10-15.


Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 13, 2020, 06:20 AM
What powers the controls?

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 13, 2020, 06:58 AM
What powers the controls?

Rg

120VAC, 5 amps for lighting ignitor for the first 5 minutes then it drops way down.
Same power that handles the pellet feed screw and the tiny combustion air blower.


Soooo, obviously you would need a small generator if you were to actually "tailgate" with it.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 13, 2020, 08:14 AM
That’s what I was thinking.

I’ll stick with my Weber. No moving parts or electronics to crap out.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 13, 2020, 02:17 PM
That’s what I was thinking.

I’ll stick with my Weber. No moving parts or electronics to crap out.

Rg


As well as you should.

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 16, 2020, 04:50 AM
Chicken wings for what turned out to be a very disappointing Bills game

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rxmK30d/DE079269-DAAD-4654-8568-0-E8-D6-BA8-A4-A7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rxmK30d)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 16, 2020, 05:15 AM
Wings look great.
 The last 30 seconds of that game,  not so great..... >:(
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 19, 2020, 07:16 PM
Burning in my new “home” pellet smoker.  A Pit Boss Tailgater.  Easy assembly and it works pretty much the same as my large Pit Boss out at the lake.  Got a sweet deal on it for only $190 brand new.  This unit typically sells in the $295-329 range.  Guy even tossed in a $15 bag of pellets for only $5.  Going to smoke some wings for 2 of my sisters and their better halves on Saturday.  Can’t wait!
Then next week’s turkey gets smoked for Thanksgiving.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gXWTq7Yh/1-C43731-E-308-E-4-FD0-9-C78-C9-F31-E4-AFDAB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXWTq7Yh)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 20, 2020, 06:31 AM
Sounds like a sweet deal
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 20, 2020, 06:41 AM
That looks like a smokin deal Mac.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2020, 12:54 PM
I have some stuffing that I brought home from the lake when we closed up.
It was left over from some peppers i did out there and it was in my freezer.
I also noticed 3 bell peppers in my fridge needing a purpose.

BOOM!

So tonight I will smoke them for the first smoke trial run.

Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2020, 01:43 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/gnD1zXw3/BB145748-2775-4-FF4-9-BCC-C1-F53-A0-CA9-EA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnD1zXw3)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2020, 01:59 PM
The wings going in


(https://i.postimg.cc/9rSmPTn2/EB218-F46-AA81-4-EAC-BD05-38-EDC521-A97-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9rSmPTn2)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Nov 21, 2020, 02:15 PM
2/3 of wings going in.

1/3 is missing.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2020, 02:57 PM
There are a couple in there
I bought them frozen
And most didn’t have the tips
A couple did and I just said fark it.
I think there are a couple loose tips in there too.

 :rotflol:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2020, 10:52 PM
I had to finish them in the oven but they came out awesome
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 25, 2020, 07:50 AM
The turkey is in the brine out on the back porch.
I'm going to smoke it tomorrow instead of roasting it.
A change.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Nov 25, 2020, 09:28 AM
The turkey is in the brine out on the back porch.
I'm going to smoke it tomorrow instead of roasting it.
A change.

Please let us know how you make out. My company hasn’t cared much for the smoked chicken halves I smoke as a filler on rib nights. They don’t care for the texture of the skin but love the flavor of the meat. The nerve...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 25, 2020, 12:16 PM
Please let us know how you make out. My company hasn’t cared much for the smoked chicken halves I smoke as a filler on rib nights. They don’t care for the texture of the skin but love the flavor of the meat. The nerve...

Yea, the skin does get "rubbery" in the smoker.

Maybe I'll skin it before smoking.
That way I can rub the seasoning right onto the meat.
And then toss the skin in the oven to crisp up for everyone.
 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 26, 2020, 07:53 AM
Mine went into the pellet smoker an hour ago.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kBYVcvzc/CF4-C05-E6-912-C-4-C39-8-E32-AAF1-BAE3-A5-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBYVcvzc)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 26, 2020, 08:49 AM
Yea, the skin does get "rubbery" in the smoker.

Maybe I'll skin it before smoking.
That way I can rub the seasoning right onto the meat.
And then toss the skin in the oven to crisp up for everyone.
 8)

Try giving the turkey a few minutes in a 400 degree oven  or under the broiler when you take it out of the smoker. It will make the skin crispy and edible, but still protect the bird while cooking.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 26, 2020, 09:33 AM
Sure looks great guys.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 26, 2020, 02:02 PM
Try giving the turkey a few minutes in a 400 degree oven  or under the broiler when you take it out of the smoker. It will make the skin crispy and edible, but still protect the bird while cooking.

I’ll just crank up the pellet smoker to 450 for 15-20 minutes.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 26, 2020, 02:03 PM
Another problem with smoking the turkey for Thanksgiving is that you miss the house smelling like roasting turkey all day.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 26, 2020, 03:08 PM
Almost done
160
I’ll crank it up to 450 when it reaches 165


(https://i.postimg.cc/rR2LvgZ4/7-E11-F2-E5-04-AA-46-E9-A3-BB-5-E8106-AF6321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rR2LvgZ4)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 26, 2020, 08:28 PM
Turning it up to 500 for 15 or so minutes did the trick.  However, my rub was too salty.  Soooooo........
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Dec 13, 2020, 07:04 PM
Can’t watch a prime time Bills game without wings! Try to fill the smoker as much as possible so I added some venison hotdogs


(https://i.postimg.cc/PCtPgnk1/88-ECC2-EE-3488-4-FB0-A736-F2-F351558271.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCtPgnk1)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Dec 15, 2020, 10:21 AM
pulling a deer roast out of the freezer today. its headed to the smoker Friday.  seeing those deerdog makes me want to pull some ground out to make a log to go in with the roast.  the boy wants to put in some jerky also so ill be  making day of it.lol

Sounds like a delightful day planned for Friday!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 15, 2020, 11:16 AM
Almost done
160
I’ll crank it up to 450 when it reaches 165


(https://i.postimg.cc/rR2LvgZ4/7-E11-F2-E5-04-AA-46-E9-A3-BB-5-E8106-AF6321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rR2LvgZ4)

   Nice Mac...... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 15, 2020, 12:40 PM
   Nice Mac...... :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:


Yea
It came out really good
Still not crispy skin and the house didn’t smell like turkey all day
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Dec 15, 2020, 01:04 PM

Yea
It came out really good
Still not crispy skin and the house didn’t smell like turkey all day

That’s the only Yankee Candle scent I buy!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 15, 2020, 02:29 PM
That’s the only Yankee Candle scent I buy!


 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2020, 09:03 AM
Just popped a pork loin into the pellet smoker.
I rubbed it with some of Cabelas all purpose rub.
I like the rub for an inexpensive store-bought rub.
Not really too salty and not over the top with any one spice.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2020, 10:07 AM
I’m using a drip pan today.  I know it doesn’t allow 360 smoke but I don’t feel like dealing with the smoker cleanup afterwards.  Besides, I’m only smoking at 225 and it will end up smoking for about 8-9 hrs so it’ll have plenty of smoke.


(https://i.postimg.cc/G4T7nRpG/25-EAEC61-5-F39-41-BB-B84-C-B314885-AF6-CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4T7nRpG)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 19, 2020, 11:15 AM
Looks good Mac..
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2020, 01:56 PM
I “oopsed”.  I didn’t check the pellets soon enough.  In the colder weather they are being used more and the hopper went dry.  Oh well.  A slight hickup.  Loaded the hopper and now back up and smoking again.

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2020, 07:24 PM
No pics of the finished product
Sorry

But this was good.
Really good.

Plenty of leftovers for another meal, sandwiches, and a salad too!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 25, 2020, 02:54 PM
Just took this out of the smoker 20 minutes ago. It is a new holiday favorite.
Double smoked ham. It takes a $.99 cent per pound ham and turns it into a delicacy.


(https://i.postimg.cc/gn66vNYg/1225201502-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gn66vNYg)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 25, 2020, 04:10 PM
Looks awesome
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Dec 25, 2020, 04:16 PM
I'm getting all the messages on this page and others too , but none of pictures? Not sure why I used to
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 10, 2021, 05:51 PM
Threw this in the smoker overnight Friday. Came out of the smoker in time to smoke the wings for the Bills game

Rebated the brisket after chasing flags with the kiddos


(https://i.postimg.cc/3d9cxnHp/62-C2-FDA3-B11-C-4-E27-92-A0-098-F455-F01-DA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3d9cxnHp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z06k48RF/E6380-F8-D-D63-E-4-A4-D-A745-901-D1-A8-CD5-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z06k48RF)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 11, 2021, 06:16 AM
Threw this in the smoker overnight Friday. Came out of the smoker in time to smoke the wings for the Bills game

Rebated the brisket after chasing flags with the kiddos


(https://i.postimg.cc/3d9cxnHp/62-C2-FDA3-B11-C-4-E27-92-A0-098-F455-F01-DA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3d9cxnHp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z06k48RF/E6380-F8-D-D63-E-4-A4-D-A745-901-D1-A8-CD5-A3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z06k48RF)

Looks great. I've been wanting to do a brisket too. If the wife and I ever get our stimulus check, There will be one going in ASAP. Just had to put tires and brakes on the truck so the bank is running low.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 11, 2021, 06:30 AM
Last night was a pork loin cooked in sauerkraut and apples with broccoli and fresh apple sauce...

(https://i.postimg.cc/TKLBkKF0/8593-CB46-5-B7-D-4804-8-FF5-6-B02-CF9-F43-B2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKLBkKF0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/p9K4Hg2n/A4-DF2-EDE-7742-4-E15-ACB1-BCEE1867-C3-BC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9K4Hg2n)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fVGp1whN/BEFCEFBB-94-AA-432-E-ABC2-368-AD7-BFB7-A7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVGp1whN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D8Ytdrjm/C0-A4234-D-F49-F-492-C-85-EA-DAC6-A697356-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8Ytdrjm)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 11, 2021, 07:37 AM
Some good stuff right there
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 11, 2021, 08:21 AM
Some good stuff right there

  Thanks but I ment to put it under the other thread... 8).
 Yours looks great...
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 11, 2021, 09:19 AM
  Thanks but I ment to put it under the other thread... 8).
 Yours looks great...

Beware of the moderators, they hate when people do that...

And thanks!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jan 11, 2021, 09:54 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 11, 2021, 10:48 AM
Beware of the moderators, they hate when people do that...

And thanks!

  Yeah they can be ruthless some times.....   ::) ::)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 23, 2021, 01:43 PM
Just put 6 large chisken brests into the pellet smoker for dinner.
It's 20 out so that thing will probably gobble up the pellets to hold temp.
Pics later when I pull them out.

I'm doing them in a foil roasting pan because I don't want to be faced with the mess and cleanup in thse temps later.
I know they will sit in thier juices and grease, but...........
Being breast meat, and the fact I pulled off the skin to get better smoke penetration, I'm hoping there will be less grease in the bottom.
Hoping anyway.
I have to get a large rack for these times when I do this.
Using the pan really saves the cleanup work.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 23, 2021, 05:15 PM
Mac, I found these at Wal-Mart in the BBQ section last fall. [email protected] They are around 12x18". There is plenty of room under the grate for smoke to circulate. They have been great to use. All the drippings are caught.
(https://i.postimg.cc/SJBjtSNM/0123211807.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJBjtSNM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gX206r4f/0123211808.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gX206r4f)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 23, 2021, 05:58 PM
They came out awesome.
Jeff brought over green beans and cuke salad to go with them.


(https://i.postimg.cc/w3cDMB7z/112700-D0-3-B1-B-4936-AA2-F-C8-CF0-B1443-E6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w3cDMB7z)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PPSZbFWF/E0347271-A8-B9-47-F6-BE52-55-D95-F5-B8-E2-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPSZbFWF)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jan 23, 2021, 08:47 PM
cake salad ???    haha
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 23, 2021, 09:26 PM
cake salad ???    haha

cuke

fixed

thanks
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 24, 2021, 05:16 AM
You have some fine looking breasts there Mac...    ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2021, 05:27 AM
Don’t encourage him Dom!

Mac, I found these at Wal-Mart in the BBQ section last fall. [email protected] They are around 12x18". There is plenty of room under the grate for smoke to circulate. They have been great to use. All the drippings are caught.
(https://i.postimg.cc/SJBjtSNM/0123211807.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJBjtSNM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gX206r4f/0123211808.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gX206r4f)

I have one of those and use it all the time. Bought it to make pizza on the outdoor griddle and have found a dozen other uses for it indoors. Great for setting breaded foods like fish and chicken before cooking.

Rg
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 24, 2021, 09:36 AM
Donna has a few racks like that she used for cooling cookies and baked things like Bob mentioned.  She would cut off my jimmies if I used them.   ;)

I went on Amazon to “window” shop last night and see you can get tons of sizes.  I’m going to maybe try to find 2 square ones that fit my smaller square foil trays and then maybe they would both fit in the larger rectangular ones.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: catfisher on Jan 26, 2021, 09:14 AM
Whenever I do chicken breast it comes out dry. What am I doing wrong?  Time? temp? So I stick with skin on thighs.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 26, 2021, 09:37 AM
Whenever I do chicken breast it comes out dry. What am I doing wrong?  Time? temp? So I stick with skin on thighs.


Brine it!!!!

Yea, ours was good, but drier than I would have liked.
I should have brined it.
All poultry benefits HUGE from brining.
We never roast a turkey anymore without first brining.
And I generally will do it for 2 days!!!

This is especially true for boneless and skinless breastmeat.
The bones add moisture and flavor and the skin helps hold in the moisture.
However, the skin inhibits smoke penetration.
Soooo.....................brine it!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 26, 2021, 09:38 AM
Also, smoke it heavy very low in temp for a bit to get the smoke penetration.
Then tent it.
Finish in a pan with a little liquid like chicken stock - but cover the pan with foil.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 26, 2021, 04:01 PM
Brine is great for all poultry as Mac said. It definitely helps
 Also, the classic cover with a few slices of bacon works too.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 30, 2021, 08:30 AM

  dig. probe with alarm is only 20 bucks and well worth it!


Boom!

I bought this one and love it.
4 probes and bluetooth.
Allows me to monitor from my phone inside the house during winter instead of contantly going outside and OPENING IT UP!!!!
If you're lookin you aint cookin.

Has alarms too - so I can set it for 5 or 10 degrees before it's time to pull things out.
Or maybe set it for 20-25 degrees before so I can baste or paint with BBQ sauce or something.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z7HDNC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z7HDNC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 30, 2021, 09:03 AM
Boom!

I bought this one and love it.
4 probes and bluetooth.
Allows me to monitor from my phone inside the house during winter instead of contantly going outside and OPENING IT UP!!!!
If you're lookin you aint cookin.

Has alarms too - so I can set it for 5 or 10 degrees before it's time to pull things out.
Or maybe set it for 20-25 degrees before so I can baste or paint with BBQ sauce or something.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z7HDNC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z7HDNC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I helped a friend out a few years ago. He wanted me to really get into smoking so to thank me for helping him, he got me a Thermoworks Smoke thermometer system. 2 probes, one for meat one for smoker temp. Has a wireless handset with a range of 500’. Really made smoking easy
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Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 19, 2021, 03:27 PM
Got 2 racks on the Pitt Boss pellet smoker for a dinner at my sister’s tomorrow.
They still have 4-5 hrs left to go but I took a peek.


(https://i.postimg.cc/CzHm7d04/F71-B40-FA-125-B-479-F-ADA1-CA9-C8-F1-D4937.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzHm7d04)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 19, 2021, 03:30 PM
That looks and sounds delicious Mac..
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Post by: Mac Attack on Feb 19, 2021, 06:48 PM
All done

Tomorrow I’ll spritz them with some apple juice, cover them and warm them at 250 for 45-60 minutes.

Can’t wait.


(https://i.postimg.cc/N58ZFms6/40-E3-F486-E962-415-F-A591-51-C29-BEEB774.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N58ZFms6)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Feb 19, 2021, 09:43 PM
Mmmmmmm
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 20, 2021, 05:37 AM
Nice Mac. 
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Feb 20, 2021, 07:23 AM
That’s some nice meat, good work!
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 03, 2021, 05:46 PM
Been a rough 2 weeks. Bride tested positive the night before her second dose, just got out of quarantine this morning.

Decided that after losing 10 days of good ice, I needed a pick me up. So I pulled out a picnic shoulder and hot Italian sausage to thaw and throw in the smoker this weekend.

If I wasn’t busy nursing the bride back to health I probably should have done this during the quarantine!


(https://i.postimg.cc/HjhBsnNd/7-D8051-D8-6157-414-F-868-B-1-DC66-B288-E3-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjhBsnNd)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 03, 2021, 09:33 PM
ATC , I hope she feels better soon
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 04, 2021, 07:18 AM
Thanks. We were fortunate, symptoms were mild. Worst part was she tested positive the night before her scheduled second vaccine dose.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 04, 2021, 08:02 AM
Good luck to your bride ATC....
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 04, 2021, 10:26 AM
Thanks Dacker. She’s back to work, just exhausted from the experience.

Back to the smoke, going to put the rub on the picnic roast overnight tomorrow, smoking it and the sausage Saturday. Looking forward to it!
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 06, 2021, 09:25 AM
Picnic half after sitting in the fridge overnight with rub.

Smoker preheating. Since I elected to get much needed beauty sleep, pulled pork for dinner tomorrow!


(https://i.postimg.cc/YLrJC72v/7-DD6828-D-4-B9-D-497-C-8939-2382-A8199-AB6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLrJC72v)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 06, 2021, 10:23 AM
Looks great Mac..👍
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 06, 2021, 10:48 AM
Looks great Mac..👍


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 06, 2021, 11:34 AM
 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
  Im just preparing for what your making tonight Mac...     8) 8)     :o :o :o

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 06, 2021, 11:35 AM
Yours looks awesome also ATC.....     ;D ;D
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 06, 2021, 12:27 PM
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
  Im just preparing for what your making tonight Mac...     8) 8)     :o :o :o

lol

heading to a bday party for my sister.
It will be "smoking" but not the meat.

 ;)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 07, 2021, 03:43 PM
Thanks Bib, I mean Dacker!

Was a fun cook. Had the Italian Sausage and baked Mac n cheese for dinner last night


(https://i.postimg.cc/5YrBH4gj/959-CCF90-9-A0-E-409-B-8-BD7-0-D5-A7-C854247.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5YrBH4gj)

Got done with the pork and jalapeño Mac n cheese in the wee hours of today. Was happy with the bark, first time I left it uncovered for the entire smoke. Took longer, but was happy when I went to bed



(https://i.postimg.cc/Mnwyfr70/26-D8-D801-AC6-C-48-C7-89-D1-3-F4-B5250-D07-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mnwyfr70)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Xm8Bqgh/83-E9-B4-C3-8473-4-D12-938-D-91-E2-A00-A489-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Xm8Bqgh)

Freshened up with Mac n cheese with some milk and parm cheese, shredded the pork (left it wrapped in a towel in a cooler all day) added some apple juice to the bottom, both are warming up in a 250* oven for dinner



(https://i.postimg.cc/t7yZ5VZy/62071-A03-FE09-4129-B137-869-BBD3-EFD73.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7yZ5VZy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/GTc4hZw9/F562-A118-C58-C-4-F88-991-F-375-B74879-E85.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GTc4hZw9)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 07, 2021, 04:42 PM
Looks great.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 07, 2021, 05:58 PM
Went with a wrap with sliced cheddar in lieu of a roll. BBQ sauce not necessary.


(https://i.postimg.cc/xNKk3MMJ/1-B52-FE80-EBEB-4358-A8-DF-813782-AC2-F35.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xNKk3MMJ)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 07, 2021, 07:01 PM
Absolutely love smoked macncheese.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 08, 2021, 12:01 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/2333pJHZ/KIMG0858.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2333pJHZ)

10# bacon going in the fridge for 10 days.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 08, 2021, 02:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/2333pJHZ/KIMG0858.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2333pJHZ)

10# bacon going in the fridge for 10 days.
You can't beat homemade bacon. I'll be watching for pictures.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 08, 2021, 02:22 PM
Nope, can't keep it in the house, along with the jerky, salami, summer sausage, breakfast sausage, it goes fast if I don't hide it in the freezer.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 08, 2021, 08:11 PM
Pan of smoke through a pork roast tonight


(https://i.postimg.cc/phKr3B69/KIMG0859.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/phKr3B69)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 12, 2021, 09:12 PM
Got some kokes from today ready for smoking on Sunday.


(https://i.postimg.cc/VrfF92RB/KIMG0872.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrfF92RB)


(https://i.postimg.cc/xcJ3PvK7/KIMG0871.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcJ3PvK7)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 14, 2021, 07:41 AM
I'm gonna, already started, ready for the smoker soon.


(https://i.postimg.cc/CBGcKR8x/KIMG0874.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBGcKR8x)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 14, 2021, 07:55 AM
That looks sweet.   Just like candy.. ;D
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 14, 2021, 01:32 PM
Yep, almost done


(https://i.postimg.cc/s1b8dNMm/KIMG0875.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1b8dNMm)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 14, 2021, 01:50 PM
Finally done


(https://i.postimg.cc/PCKJRZSW/KIMG0876.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCKJRZSW)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 14, 2021, 02:12 PM
Nice.... 
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 14, 2021, 02:14 PM
Thanks, they turned out great.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 14, 2021, 02:20 PM
Definatly look great. Good job.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 14, 2021, 02:30 PM
Well done! I’ll be right over with slaw...
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 14, 2021, 02:45 PM
Sounds good
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 12:48 PM
Up early today and got bacon in the smoker.


(https://i.postimg.cc/7GQTJ896/KIMG0878.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GQTJ896)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 17, 2021, 12:52 PM
Here’s the corned beef 4.5 hours in, just as I covered it


(https://i.postimg.cc/qhsnKr6P/EDE20014-7-F58-4917-A84-A-666-AD224-DA11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qhsnKr6P)

And the cabbage before I wrapped it fully


(https://i.postimg.cc/2L565NQF/FE658-EF5-B280-4709-876-C-B76-FBC48-F6-C8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2L565NQF)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 01:13 PM
Looks great
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 17, 2021, 02:40 PM
Never did the cabbage in the smoker...bet it’s delicious...
Looking forward to seeing that finished bacon too!
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 17, 2021, 03:53 PM
Bacon is on my wish list down the road. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out Mean D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 17, 2021, 04:56 PM
Wish i was yous guys neighbourgs.     8)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 05:57 PM
Wish i was yous guys neighbourgs.     8)

Lol, you'd like it for sure. Took some breakfast links, brats and a smoked koke to mine the other day.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 17, 2021, 06:00 PM
I’ve always been my toughest critic, and I only listen to criticism that comes from me.

Best part of the meal were the potatoes and carrots, which I roasted in the slow cooker.

Corned beef was very tender, almost too tender. But will make great leftover samiches.

Cabbage was in the smoker for 4 hours and still came out crunchy. Which is fine if you like Cole slaw. I’m the only one in the house that does. Flavor was great, just had to give the bride all of the outside layers.

For my second attempt, I would wrap the corned beef in foil and not braise it in broth and water. Should firm things up a little bit. Have to have a Guinness or 5 to decide what to do with the cabbage. Initial thoughts, smoke it just as long as the beef.

Corned beef is still on sale this week, will grab another, throw it in the freezer for another attempt in the near future


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjG6575k/0-AB66-CF7-8-B81-409-E-B420-01-E059304614.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjG6575k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D81qzgfM/5-D09-EF5-A-83-F0-4-AE8-921-B-E78-B645-A7686.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D81qzgfM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F/EB22852-C-4957-435-D-BB19-6-A906-F8-C4565.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 06:06 PM
Looks great. I'm the same way, my worst critict is me.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 17, 2021, 06:30 PM
I’ve always been my toughest critic, and I only listen to criticism that comes from me.

Best part of the meal were the potatoes and carrots, which I roasted in the slow cooker.

Corned beef was very tender, almost too tender. But will make great leftover samiches.

Cabbage was in the smoker for 4 hours and still came out crunchy. Which is fine if you like Cole slaw. I’m the only one in the house that does. Flavor was great, just had to give the bride all of the outside layers.

For my second attempt, I would wrap the corned beef in foil and not braise it in broth and water. Should firm things up a little bit. Have to have a Guinness or 5 to decide what to do with the cabbage. Initial thoughts, smoke it just as long as the beef.

Corned beef is still on sale this week, will grab another, throw it in the freezer for another attempt in the near future


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjG6575k/0-AB66-CF7-8-B81-409-E-B420-01-E059304614.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjG6575k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D81qzgfM/5-D09-EF5-A-83-F0-4-AE8-921-B-E78-B645-A7686.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D81qzgfM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F/EB22852-C-4957-435-D-BB19-6-A906-F8-C4565.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F)
Same here! People can rave over something I’ve made and I will only think it was alright...I prefer to cook for others and then just pick...
Smoked Cole slaw sounds awesome!!!
That corned beef would also make some awesome smoked corned beef hash!
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 06:44 PM
Been a long day, but it's all done, just have to slice it and package it.


(https://i.postimg.cc/wRV0Wt3w/KIMG0879.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRV0Wt3w)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 17, 2021, 09:55 PM
All done

All sliced
(https://i.postimg.cc/0b3cVKfy/KIMG0881.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0b3cVKfy)

All packaged
(https://i.postimg.cc/SXLdQTpn/KIMG0882.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SXLdQTpn)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 18, 2021, 12:35 AM
Yea, that looks terrible.


(https://i.postimg.cc/MXyvLhTq/8c9d7a62982b419c39ffe843d5a701d5-google-search-food-jokes.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXyvLhTq)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 18, 2021, 04:45 AM
Man that looks phenomenal!
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 18, 2021, 09:45 AM
Yeah, I need to try to make some of that bacon. Local market has slabs of side pork all the time. Pretty cheap too.
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Post by: catfisher on Mar 18, 2021, 10:05 AM
  GOOGLE - Buckboard Bacon.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 18, 2021, 02:48 PM
  GOOGLE - Buckboard Bacon.
Good stuff. I've made a bunch of it.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 18, 2021, 04:31 PM
Yep, that's all mine is.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 18, 2021, 08:19 PM
Googled it, very simple. Many recipes. Didn’t realize that it’s cured for so long.

On my smoker bucket list for sure
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 18, 2021, 08:21 PM
I use the hi mountain cure, love it, takes 10 days in the fridge.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 18, 2021, 08:31 PM
I’ve always been my toughest critic, and I only listen to criticism that comes from me.

Best part of the meal were the potatoes and carrots, which I roasted in the slow cooker.

Corned beef was very tender, almost too tender. But will make great leftover samiches.

Cabbage was in the smoker for 4 hours and still came out crunchy. Which is fine if you like Cole slaw. I’m the only one in the house that does. Flavor was great, just had to give the bride all of the outside layers.

For my second attempt, I would wrap the corned beef in foil and not braise it in broth and water. Should firm things up a little bit. Have to have a Guinness or 5 to decide what to do with the cabbage. Initial thoughts, smoke it just as long as the beef.

Corned beef is still on sale this week, will grab another, throw it in the freezer for another attempt in the near future


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjG6575k/0-AB66-CF7-8-B81-409-E-B420-01-E059304614.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjG6575k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/D81qzgfM/5-D09-EF5-A-83-F0-4-AE8-921-B-E78-B645-A7686.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D81qzgfM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F/EB22852-C-4957-435-D-BB19-6-A906-F8-C4565.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yj56kV7F)

I found a great way to make amends with St Paddy’s Day 2021 smoker fail - corned beef and cabbage soup.

Going to figure out how to go about it Saturday morning. Should be able to make enough for a meal and throw some in the freezer for a later date
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 19, 2021, 06:22 AM
Good choice!!!
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Post by: ira-akrfc on Mar 19, 2021, 08:44 AM
I also smoked a corned beef for St. Patty's Day. Came out really good, though a bit salty - I'll soak the next one to try to remove some of the salt. The only "problem" with it - when slicing, it kind of crumbled. Will be great for making hash, but messy for sandwiches. Any suggestions?

(https://i.postimg.cc/4Yhj2qdX/IMG-7719.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Yhj2qdX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zFKHrM8/IMG-7720.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zFKHrM8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MMtLj8sm/IMG-7723.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MMtLj8sm)
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 19, 2021, 09:05 AM
I’ve used this recipe many times with fantastic results.
Soak the brisket for 24 hours changing water several times to remove the salt ( I use flat cuts)
Coat generously with brown mustard and dry rub
Smoke at 250* on the rack about 2 1/2 hrs to 160* ( very light smoke)
Put in a tightly covered pan with sauce to 190* ( I use a throw away foil pan.)
Remove and reduce the sauce to a glaze consistency
Coat the brisket  with the glaze and return to a covered pan at 250* for about 20 minutes or 195*

Rest for 20 minutes and slice across the grain

Sauce:
1 c. Beef broth
1/3 c. Bourbon
1/4 c. Molasses
1/3 c. Brown sugar
2 tbsp brown mustard.

Sounds like a lot of work, but it’s worth every second.
Bourbon makes everything better.

Enjoy,
Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 19, 2021, 09:47 AM
RG, that’s near exact what I did. Even cooked it in the pan to an internal temp of 200*. Took out of pan, let us rest wrapped in foil. Due to timing I had reheat, so I our back in juices and covered in 200* oven to warm. Never thought I’d be so disappointed in such tender meat.

I’ll get em next time!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 19, 2021, 10:21 AM
Try pulling it out at 192-195 degrees or a bit less. It should help. It keeps cooking a bit after you wrap it, plus the reheat didn't help either. Yep, there can be a thing as meat that is too tender.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 19, 2021, 10:39 AM
Duly noted, thanks!
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 19, 2021, 10:48 AM
Out of the 3 that I cooked in the slow cooker this year. 2 flats and a point. All almost the same weight. 2 sliced beautifully and the other fell apart like pot roast. It was still incredible, but was weird that they came out so different.
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 19, 2021, 11:05 AM
That’s pretty odd. Ours have never fallen apart like that. There’s probably a lot of variation in those cuts of meat depending on the brand.
The hunk I roasted in the oven a couple weeks back came out great. Juicy and tender. When I made Reubens from the left overs I sliced it and heated it up with a bit of beef broth and it was delicious.

Rg
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 19, 2021, 11:13 AM
That’s pretty odd. Ours have never fallen apart like that. There’s probably a lot of variation in those cuts of meat depending on the brand.
The hunk I roasted in the oven a couple weeks back came out great. Juicy and tender. When I made Reubens from the left overs I sliced it and heated it up with a bit of beef broth and it was delicious.

Rg

Baked corned beef had been my style the previous 5 years. I wanted to give the smoker a try this time around. We’ll give it another shot sometime over the summer with the smoker
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 21, 2021, 03:02 AM
Made soup out of the leftover corned beef and cabbage. bride vetoed adding barley but overall it was a success. Gave some to my neighbor and still had enough to freeze for a future rainy day.


(https://i.postimg.cc/2VZCCLk0/6902297-E-619-A-4-B8-C-8-FCE-598470649-DAA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2VZCCLk0)
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Post by: rgfixit on Mar 21, 2021, 04:41 AM
Gotta have barley!

Rg
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Post by: O on Mar 21, 2021, 07:44 PM
I also smoked a corned beef for St. Patty's Day. Came out really good, though a bit salty - I'll soak the next one to try to remove some of the salt. The only "problem" with it - when slicing, it kind of crumbled. Will be great for making hash, but messy for sandwiches. Any suggestions?

It will make great corned beef hash for breakfast! 
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Apr 15, 2021, 03:07 PM
Just getting started!! Sharp Cheddar, Swiss and Monterary Jack! Applewood pellets. Perfect weather for cold smoking. Going to cold smoke some chickens this week too!

(https://i.postimg.cc/VJHDrjCg/38-BCB84-F-DA8-F-49-C0-92-BA-597837226882.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJHDrjCg)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Apr 15, 2021, 03:20 PM
Just getting started!! Sharp Cheddar, Swiss and Monterary Jack! Applewood pellets. Perfect weather for cold smoking. Going to cold smoke some chickens this week too!

(https://i.postimg.cc/VJHDrjCg/38-BCB84-F-DA8-F-49-C0-92-BA-597837226882.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJHDrjCg)

Nice, love smoked cheese.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 15, 2021, 04:01 PM
Looks great..👍
 You just buy a block of cheese and cut it?
  And how long do you smoke it for??
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Apr 15, 2021, 06:02 PM
Thanks!
You can buy a block or you can get Walmart or Aldis cheese. Cheap is good. You won’t know the difference in the end.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Apr 15, 2021, 06:04 PM
2 hours or so, but it has to stay below 90 or you will have a real mess on your hands.
That is why we use the smoke tube and you can only do it when temps are low outside and overcast. Just the sun on a black grill or smoker can elevate temps above 100
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 02, 2021, 05:46 AM
Had three trees dropped in the yard yesterday. Decided to throw a picnic roast in the smoker for the day. Thermoworks woke me up at 2:30am to let me know it was done


(https://i.postimg.cc/2V1NYnrp/8-BB626-BB-D015-4-F0-C-8821-7744-B3-E6-ABA8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2V1NYnrp)
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Post by: fishinjohn on May 02, 2021, 05:52 AM
Looks great..👍
 You just buy a block of cheese and cut it?
  And how long do you smoke it for??
I dont slice it prior to smoking.... keeping it one big block during the smoking process lessens the chance of it altering the consistency due to temperature...
But as previously stated, gotta keep temps below 100° or it runs the cheese!!!! 85° is optimal
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on May 04, 2021, 10:58 AM
John,
Do you feel you get good smoke penetration when you do a big block? Also, what do you consider a big block?
Thanks!
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Post by: fishinjohn on May 04, 2021, 01:15 PM
John,
Do you feel you get good smoke penetration when you do a big block? Also, what do you consider a big block?
Thanks!
Pirate
I have mine in smoker for around 4 -5 hours.. you will not get smoke penetration into the center of the block however cheese is porous and it definitely sucks in the flavor!!!
I slice it into my slices and put in baggie or vaccume seal it and the cheese that doesnt have the smoke color to it(the inside) will suck up the flavor off the part that has a higher smoke content
I like my cheese with a smokey flavor without comprising the actual flavor of the cheese.. as far as the size of the block that really doesnt matter.. I usually smoke a 2 1/2 lb block of cheese.. I'll cut it in half and smoke both halves.. one gets vaccume sealed and other gets put into a baggie for immediate consumption
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on May 04, 2021, 04:31 PM
Thanks John!
That is kind of what I figured. I usually do 1# max and many times just do the 8 oz blocks for less time.
I need to find an economical source for large quantities. Most stores carry only good quality cheese in large blocks or wheels.
I have been using Walmart and Aldi for the small blocks. They work good but have to be careful of how long you go.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 09, 2021, 08:56 PM
Smoked salmon for Mother’s Day. Grilled some prosciutto wrapped asparagus and the princess made some fried rice


(https://i.postimg.cc/3dhQv7w8/9-D575134-005-C-46-BC-9-C16-E4532856-B885.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3dhQv7w8)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on May 10, 2021, 04:41 AM
Stopped at my neighbors yesterday for a beer and he was smoking ribs...

(https://i.postimg.cc/3WRtFhqp/60926478-507-C-4-E66-894-C-3650-DA0-F71-F2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3WRtFhqp)
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Post by: rgfixit on May 10, 2021, 05:55 AM
Good stop!

Rg
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 28, 2021, 11:07 PM
Buncha stuff going into the pellet smoker tomorrow.

Brisket, beans, pork butt, pork chops, and a small cheese cake.
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on May 29, 2021, 07:44 AM
We are all at camp trying to turkey hunt and  do some relaxing. I’m hoping we at least get a break in the rain. We can handle the cold.
Put a 25 pound brisket on at 8:30 last night...she’s approaching 160 now.
Got a pan of beans that will be going in to catch some drippings and smoke.
My brother brought a 200 count bag of little necks.
Making Texas twinkies with the leftover brisket for a treat around the hopeful campfire tonight!

(https://i.postimg.cc/NKz5fnty/19437053-9-A66-4763-A377-22313183-DFB2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NKz5fnty)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2qtvM6yK/5-A937-E53-A090-4717-BAB8-281-A0-B178-D13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qtvM6yK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0zQzvsTR/7253-D65-E-DDCA-48-F0-979-B-A634-AE39-E7-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zQzvsTR)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sBG1BJfT/A43011-BC-6-FA4-49-F1-89-F8-501-CD7-E262-B5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBG1BJfT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Xp6KnpLM/A9051660-1-C19-4-AE0-82-A2-CDB3-AFC710-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xp6KnpLM)
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Post by: gotagetm on May 29, 2021, 07:47 AM
Nice! Looks awesome!
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 29, 2021, 09:15 AM
The beans will go into the smoker in a few hrs.  About noon.


(https://i.postimg.cc/N92fHN3C/56-EB0299-6-A83-42-E0-9451-1-B23351386-D7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N92fHN3C)



The pork butt on the left and the brisket on the right.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Lqwm2tJt/F2-D17183-336-F-4998-A3-C5-8-D71-B82-F4060.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lqwm2tJt)


The chops aren’t here yet.  My BIL will bring them over later when I’m ready to put in the beans.  And the cheese cake goes in mid-afternoon about 2:30.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 03, 2021, 02:42 PM
Smoked some boneless chicken breasts.  They are done and resting in the foil.  The beans will take a couple more hours yet.  Also tossed on 2 small slices of cherry cheesecake a couple hours ago.  They will be done when the beans are.  If you have never had smoked cheesecake you have no idea what you are missing.


(https://i.postimg.cc/3k6YWQrm/ACC24-AF5-006-C-4-DE3-B484-4-A920-D8-A1627.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3k6YWQrm)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 03, 2021, 05:07 PM
Sure looks good....   :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 04, 2021, 07:24 PM
Been all afternoon doing chicken, love the new smoker so far, only the second meal from it.


(https://i.postimg.cc/sBpm0kqm/KIMG0040.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBpm0kqm)


(https://i.postimg.cc/21NBX1Yp/KIMG0041.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21NBX1Yp)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 05, 2021, 04:03 AM
Yesterday we had smoked meatloaf and bacon wrapped poppers, tossed salad, snaked potatoes and corn on the cob.


(https://i.postimg.cc/w3TWQNM2/49-CA2-FF4-D1-B3-4-D93-A787-CF8-CEFFA3194.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w3TWQNM2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9bdwsJR/E1-A4-B8-E3-D114-4-B89-9391-7-D59-CB3-CB43-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9bdwsJR)
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jul 05, 2021, 09:42 AM
Looks awesome! I’m going to do some poppers today to go along with all the leftovers from yesterday’s party.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 05, 2021, 06:45 PM
Ended the holiday weekend smoking wings and a few hot dogs


(https://i.postimg.cc/S2WQsMWB/D16714-D8-5-EC4-4111-AE5-C-EC777-FEDAEE4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2WQsMWB)
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jul 05, 2021, 06:58 PM
Made up the poppers. Some with Venison sausage, some with the leftover pulled pork and some with mozzarella and prosciutto.
Delicious!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fd6nGhqr/EC1-D8501-789-E-497-F-9-F25-C8-F4-B7-AEAEAD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fd6nGhqr)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 05, 2021, 07:33 PM
Looks great
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jul 05, 2021, 08:29 PM
ATC,
What are the Snaked Potatoes? Sounds interesting.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 06, 2021, 06:56 AM
ATC,
What are the Snaked Potatoes? Sounds interesting.

Poor typing, sorry they were SMASHED potatoes. Mashed with cheddar cheese and garlic.

Although I like the idea of snaked potatoes…
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Jul 06, 2021, 08:06 AM
Poor typing, sorry they were SMASHED potatoes. Mashed with cheddar cheese and garlic.

Although I like the idea of snaked potatoes…
Haha! I did a google search and everything….nothing comes up…Well, here’s your chance to invent them!
I had visions of a potato spiraled and coiled up.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 06, 2021, 07:49 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dLq7J4FV/KIMG0043.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLq7J4FV)
Stuffed chicken boobs and screwed potatoes on the smoker tonight
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Post by: gotagetm on Jul 06, 2021, 08:20 PM
Nice!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 07, 2021, 05:29 AM
Looks great 👍
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 07, 2021, 11:24 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLq7J4FV/KIMG0043.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLq7J4FV)
Stuffed chicken boobs and screwed potatoes on the smoker tonight

Well done sir!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 09, 2021, 05:55 PM
I have a pan of beans on the smoker for about 4-5 hrs now at 200.
I have sirloin steak rubbed and resting.
I will add the steak and also a cheesecake into the smoker in the next hour or so.
Cheesecake gets 2 hrs of smoke
I’ll then pull it and wrap the steak.
Then let the steak slow cook at 200 for another couple hours until the beans are done.
All food for a surprise anniversary party tomorrow.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 11, 2021, 05:38 AM
Looks good..
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 11, 2021, 07:09 PM
Smoked a beer can chicken, screwed potatoes and cheese cake today.


(https://i.postimg.cc/9R1pWVKV/KIMG0048.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9R1pWVKV)


(https://i.postimg.cc/WtHGS9P9/KIMG0049.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtHGS9P9)


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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 11, 2021, 07:45 PM
And how was the cheesecake?

 8)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 11, 2021, 08:32 PM
Dam, that's good, I'll be doing more of it. Thank you for the help.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Jul 11, 2021, 09:29 PM
I'm going to have to try this smoked cheesecake Mac talks abou
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 11, 2021, 09:32 PM
I'm going to have to try this smoked cheesecake Mac talks abou

X2
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 12, 2021, 10:26 AM
Dam, that's good, I'll be doing more of it. Thank you for the help.

👍
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 14, 2021, 06:56 AM
smoked 2 butts for my local american legion yesterday.  injected with apple juice, garlic pepper and Worcestershire.  rubbed with old bay garlic pepper and seasoned salt.  smoked [email protected] 250* for 5 hours with a peach log and some hickory chunks to start off.  after their smoke i put them in a roaster to bring to pulling temp.  wish i could gobble up a pile.  the house smells like blacks bbq joint. lol


(https://i.postimg.cc/CnZmCBzM/IMG-3339.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnZmCBzM)

they were boneless hence the skewers to hold together.  out of string and figured bailing wire wouldn't be appropriate.  ;D

Gonna be some happy folks at the Legion. Looks amazing!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2021, 08:33 AM
smoked 2 butts for my local american legion yesterday.  injected with apple juice, garlic pepper and Worcestershire.  rubbed with old bay garlic pepper and seasoned salt.  smoked [email protected] 250* for 5 hours with a peach log and some hickory chunks to start off.  after their smoke i put them in a roaster to bring to pulling temp.  wish i could gobble up a pile.  the house smells like blacks bbq joint. lol


(https://i.postimg.cc/CnZmCBzM/IMG-3339.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnZmCBzM)

they were boneless hence the skewers to hold together.  out of string and figured bailing wire wouldn't be appropriate.  ;D


Gooid job.
In the future, if you are only pulling it anyway, try opening them up and skipping the skewers and tieing.
This offers more surface area for seasoning and also allows the smoke to penetrate into the meat more effectively.

They looked awesome!!!
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 16, 2021, 07:58 PM
Pork chops and baked beans tonight.


(https://i.postimg.cc/d7rG5DhQ/KIMG0054.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/d7rG5DhQ)


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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 16, 2021, 10:46 PM
How were the beans?
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 16, 2021, 11:32 PM
Great, have a simple recipe for them and get some great smoke on them.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 17, 2021, 10:52 AM
Great, have a simple recipe for them and get some great smoke on them.

I try to stir mine every 30-40 minutes.
This helps to get more smoke into them and also helps to remove moisture so they thicken up a bit.
I know you aren’t supposed to be opening up a smoker often but we break this rule when doing beans.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 17, 2021, 08:41 PM
I'll have to try stirring them more, they didn't get very thick, but had great flavor. I open my smoker quite a bit to check things, still getting a feel for how it cooks things since it's new to me.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jul 21, 2021, 09:05 PM
The better half had all the grandkids show up this afternoon, so I stuffed the smoker with chicken, not much talking at dinner time.


(https://i.postimg.cc/YGWcBxtC/KIMG0065.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YGWcBxtC)



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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 21, 2021, 09:49 PM
Looks yummy!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 22, 2021, 04:50 AM
Looks great cuz..
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 31, 2021, 09:27 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDp0Myvc/20210731-101930.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDp0Myvc)
15 pound beef brisket went in the smoker overnight at 210 with some cherry chips for 8 hours, then got capped with vidalia onions and maple bacon back in a light smoke for 3 more. Wrapped it up with some broth and 1/4 cup of cider vinegar for 3 more hours at 200. smells amazing..... Cant wait to cut in to it later!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 31, 2021, 09:51 AM
Looks delicious buddy…👍👍
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jul 31, 2021, 10:40 PM
Looks delicious buddy…👍👍
Dom it was freeking stupendous  :) We got the Idea last year at hunting camp and we pit baked it. I decided to try it smoked  and honestly I can't decide if I like it better either way 🙄
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Aug 01, 2021, 04:58 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/kDp0Myvc/20210731-101930.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDp0Myvc)
15 pound beef brisket went in the smoker overnight at 210 with some cherry chips for 8 hours, then got capped with vidalia onions and maple bacon back in a light smoke for 3 more. Wrapped it up with some broth and 1/4 cup of cider vinegar for 3 more hours at 200. smells amazing..... Cant wait to cut in to it later!

Nice, got some ribs going for tonight
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Aug 01, 2021, 07:07 PM
Looks like piglet got butchered, bit had a few ribs to throw in the smoker
(https://i.postimg.cc/jLmtkW9H/KIMG0096.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLmtkW9H)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 02, 2021, 04:52 AM
Ribs look good..
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Post by: gotagetm on Aug 02, 2021, 05:05 AM
Put some rub on a rack of ribs this morning before leaving for work to grill smoke tonight
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 03, 2021, 04:47 PM
Not on the smoker, but in the grill.

Boneless chicken breast, marinated in teriyaki sauce in the fridge for 3 days, then stuffed with chopped garlic and wrapped with bacon.  Also have some fresh corn on the cob to go with it.


(https://i.postimg.cc/v1jz6Xsm/3-E784-B94-6-C77-4-B50-BBA0-3-C1-AD4-F110-F1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/v1jz6Xsm)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 03, 2021, 05:46 PM
Done!  Pulled at 168.  Now rest for 10 minutes or so.


(https://i.postimg.cc/bZd7kCnX/B60-F71-EC-0-BE2-4356-B2-BD-D5733827-C3-CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZd7kCnX)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 03, 2021, 06:34 PM
d**n, that looks good!!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 03, 2021, 06:54 PM
It was awesome
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2021, 04:52 PM
Did some ribs

And of course…………some beans!!!
 :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie: :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Aug 06, 2021, 08:29 PM
Got the bacon in cure and in the fridge tonight.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Pvjv9W73/KIMG0109.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Pvjv9W73)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 06, 2021, 08:42 PM
I shoulda wrapped the ribs an hour sooner.  They were good but coulda used less smoke and dry heat time and more steaming.
Flavor was off the chart though.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 20, 2021, 05:19 PM
Smoked a rack of ribs and also a batch of country ribs.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 20, 2021, 06:43 PM
Ribs and chicken go in smoker tomorrow a.m.
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Post by: gotagetm on Aug 20, 2021, 07:17 PM
Sounds good john I'm having seafood, seafood and oh yeah more seafood...good thing I brought my gout meds lol
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 20, 2021, 07:40 PM
Sounds good john I'm having seafood, seafood and oh yeah more seafood...good thing I brought my gout meds lol
I dont like you ben!!!!!!!!
Bring me back some lobster!!!!!!!
Lmao
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 21, 2021, 09:58 AM
Got a whole chicken rubbed up this morning to put in the smoker a little latter..   Gonna have to melt some butter for the injector… ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nCJSrYv3/3886680-E-EC8-C-43-C9-9-E82-342-C7-C106-FC4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nCJSrYv3)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 21, 2021, 03:31 PM
Had sis and my niece and nephew over for ribs and chicken  mac n cheese and mac salad... didnt have time to take a picture as they devoured everything
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 21, 2021, 03:43 PM
Bride has a girls weekend at her friend’s camp. Made the Saturday dinner for them. Can’t wait to see the end product, these were snapped before heading to the cooler to rest for the car ride.


(https://i.postimg.cc/rzycyw7t/3-C65-B5-B9-A919-4337-85-EF-A362-C08-B15-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzycyw7t)



(https://i.postimg.cc/Cdv0RVVr/56-A5-B7-FE-C7-AF-4-A46-B4-EA-AE8-FF9172378.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cdv0RVVr)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 21, 2021, 04:36 PM
Looks great.  I forgot the baked beans. 
 But did do the chicken along with garden beans, sweet corn and watermelon..

(https://i.postimg.cc/hQSRTzLX/870-BF227-0-B3-A-4-CD0-ABB2-AC17214-A5484.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQSRTzLX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HjHgfKqT/D3651-A08-A818-4-C06-82-EF-FBA5-CA7-A59-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjHgfKqT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cg7NvMnq/DC8-D3826-BCAD-4-B27-8398-9438504556-A5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cg7NvMnq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MnXx9QhR/EDF8838-A-4156-4-AB4-9-E07-83086-BBA7-D7-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnXx9QhR)
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 21, 2021, 07:09 PM
Very nice spread
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Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 21, 2021, 07:10 PM
Left over ribs
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Post by: fishinjohn on Aug 21, 2021, 08:32 PM
Looks great raq!!!!!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 22, 2021, 07:15 AM
Thanks guys.   One of my brides favorites …. ;)
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Post by: iceman260 on Aug 22, 2021, 07:23 AM
Looks good.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 05, 2021, 06:48 PM
Did a trip tip for dinner this evening.


(https://i.postimg.cc/wym4dYx9/KIMG0134.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wym4dYx9)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 07, 2021, 08:53 PM
Resmoked a ham last night.


(https://i.postimg.cc/z3wv3Qhz/KIMG0135.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3wv3Qhz)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2021, 05:21 AM
You guys are killing it.  I’m doing baby back ribs later today…
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2021, 05:15 PM
Ribs just fell off the bone.  Corn , coleslaw and watermelon..
  Even the in-laws liked it… 8)

 
(https://i.postimg.cc/nM57nNKJ/3604-D71-B-EAEF-483-D-BF2-F-464-FC95-FD304.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nM57nNKJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qggyVp3w/B8-DDCFE9-66-CF-467-D-859-C-CE556-A5-D88-BA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qggyVp3w)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 08, 2021, 05:22 PM
Looks great
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 08, 2021, 05:37 PM
I need a bigger smoker…
 Had to do the corn on the grill….
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 08, 2021, 06:02 PM
Looks excellent!
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 08, 2021, 06:10 PM
Lol, we all need a bigger smoker, the better half is looking for more stuff for me to do, don't think my little one will be big enough for long.
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Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 08, 2021, 07:48 PM
Looks sweet Dom, nice ham too.  This  forum has the meats! 
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 19, 2021, 07:22 PM
Did a couple pork loins this afternoon, pasta salad and grilled shrimp


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 20, 2021, 05:49 AM
Looks good cuz. 
 I need to go to the butcher and get some meats to do.   
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 20, 2021, 06:59 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrqDRnyf/KIMG1278.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrqDRnyf)
A nice breakfast! Pennsylvania smokehouse bacon BLT
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Post by: fishinjohn on Sep 20, 2021, 09:11 AM
First batch of pepperstix completed for the start of 2021 season

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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 20, 2021, 06:55 PM
Looks good cuz. 
 I need to go to the butcher and get some meats to do.

I hear ya, almost out of summer sausage and salami, have to find some cheap meat to make more.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 21, 2021, 07:54 AM
I hear ya, almost out of summer sausage and salami, have to find some cheap meat to make more.

Is there such a thing as cheap meat these days?
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 21, 2021, 09:11 AM
I just bought a whole Angus price has gone up a bit since last one I bought
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 21, 2021, 10:38 AM
Is there such a thing as cheap meat these days?

Nope, gonna get worse too.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 25, 2021, 06:50 AM
Two chickens all ready for the smoker later..   One with barbecue sauce and spices the other without barbecue sauce..  ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/zHndc9yK/1034116-D-8-AEE-4-B59-A6-D8-18-AD8759436-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHndc9yK)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Rqfbhngh/3-C9-E5-EED-C2-D9-4579-9-E63-F01-CE6-B02681.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Rqfbhngh)
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Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 25, 2021, 07:31 AM
Nice combo Dom.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 25, 2021, 09:40 AM
What time is dinner. I’m only 3 hours away ;)

We’re doing some Zweigles on the Weber later. Have some jalapeño, maple mustard I picked up at the market that’s calling my name. Maybe a green bean salad to go with it. Just happen to have a bunch waiting in the fridge.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 25, 2021, 10:36 AM
What time is dinner. I’m only 3 hours away ;)

We’re doing some Zweigles on the Weber later. Have some jalapeño, maple mustard I picked up at the market that’s calling my name. Maybe a green bean salad to go with it. Just happen to have a bunch waiting in the fridge.

Whites?
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 25, 2021, 04:40 PM
Done…..   ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGfdp2fx/B20-B1-FFC-46-A2-4-C45-B6-CC-9-B3-AB81410-A5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGfdp2fx)


(https://i.postimg.cc/K44qxbFQ/16609-D10-33-F0-455-F-88-C5-0-E96-E4-DA41-BA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K44qxbFQ)
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Post by: gotagetm on Sep 25, 2021, 05:50 PM
Nice!!!
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Post by: Bartman44 on Sep 25, 2021, 06:18 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:  I had chicken too but yours looks much better.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Sep 25, 2021, 07:18 PM
Done…..   ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGfdp2fx/B20-B1-FFC-46-A2-4-C45-B6-CC-9-B3-AB81410-A5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGfdp2fx)


(https://i.postimg.cc/K44qxbFQ/16609-D10-33-F0-455-F-88-C5-0-E96-E4-DA41-BA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K44qxbFQ)

Looks great
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 25, 2021, 08:41 PM
Chicken looks great Raq ...Bob I'm going to bring you some salens hot dogs sometime  :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 26, 2021, 09:24 AM
looks great
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2021, 03:27 PM
Chicken looks great Raq ...Bob I'm going to bring you some salens hot dogs sometime  :thumbup_smilie:

Ahh, I’m a hot dog snob. It’s zweigles or it’s not a hot dog. I’ll admit to eating at Ted’s when I was working in Buffalo. Not too bad….but not Zweigles.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 26, 2021, 03:33 PM
Ahh, I’m a hot dog snob. It’s zweigles or it’s not a hot dog. I’ll admit to eating at Ted’s when I was working in Buffalo. Not too bad….but not Zweigles.

Again, I’ll ask - whites?
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2021, 03:46 PM
Sometimes. I used to send them to my Son In a law when he lived in Vegas. No sign of Zweigles Whites,in that part of the world. They never heard of a white hot dog. They Don’t know what a hot dog should be .

I really prefer the reds. Red Wing Stadium has a vendor that serves the 1/3 lb reds and whites. Can’t get them in the stores. A real ballpark special.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 26, 2021, 04:43 PM
I work on the smokehouses at Zweigles.
Here at Sahlens and the others in Buffalo too.
I won’t eat anything other than Sahlens or Zweigles because I’ve seen what goes into them.  Period!

Yea, white hots rule.
And only Zweigles makes them correctly.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2021, 04:46 PM
Word from an expert👍
I’ve had Sahlens. They’re ok. Too much beef taste  for me.

Like I said….I’m a hot dog snob.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 26, 2021, 04:57 PM
I loved the billboard at the ballpark facing the Zweigles plant saying Sahlens were the official hot dog of the ball team there.  This was 7-8 yrs back.

I asked Kevin Salva, Zweigles President, about it one day while he and I were out in the parking lot chatting.  He just rolled his eyes and admitted that it never should have happened.  Funny.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2021, 07:06 PM
Don’t think I ever saw a Sahlens dog at the park. Probably the $1.00 hot dog night fare.
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Post by: rgfixit on Sep 26, 2021, 07:16 PM
Hot dogs are like pizza.. every town has their favorite.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 26, 2021, 09:42 PM
very true
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 02, 2021, 12:01 PM
Ribs on sale today
Heading out to get a rack
They will get the bajesus smoked out of them tomorrow.

😈
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Oct 02, 2021, 09:33 PM
Both Sahlens and Zweigels are decent…..Hoffman’s are better though, but gotta get the fresh ones, not the vacuum sealed crap…
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 03, 2021, 07:09 AM
Hoffman’s snappy links …. ;)
 Beef roast getting ready for the smoker.   And might run down to the butcher and get some sausage and stuff some of the cherry peppers I have in the garden to throw in there…   Just because I can….  ;D ;D ;D 8)
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Oct 03, 2021, 07:47 AM
Love the Coneys! We had some yesterday.
Sounds like a perfect Sunday Funday, Dom!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 03, 2021, 11:56 AM
Pic taken at hour 2 @ 225
One more hour of smoke @ 200
Then I’ll wrap the ribs with a little apple juice added to finish and tenderize.  I’ll do that for 3 hrs @ 225

Beans get stirred every 60 minutes, or so.


(https://i.postimg.cc/H84v8XdX/419-E988-C-0483-4911-99-C9-BAA519-C75718.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H84v8XdX)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 03, 2021, 01:09 PM
Looks great Mac..
The eye round roast has been in since 12:30 @ 175* . 
 Stuffed peppers will go in for a while at the end….

(https://i.postimg.cc/KkTKsKQY/0-BC942-E0-25-D5-4-E25-854-E-6-F2-BDE45218-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkTKsKQY)



(https://i.postimg.cc/dhQytVQW/17797464-8130-41-EA-A0-E5-82-AA0-AEC9-C16.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhQytVQW)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 03, 2021, 01:47 PM
Love smoked stuffed peppers!!
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 03, 2021, 04:03 PM
Found a small beef roast for the smoker the other day. Marinated it overnight and now it's cooking.


(https://i.postimg.cc/FdBW82pJ/KIMG0178.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FdBW82pJ)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 03, 2021, 04:51 PM
Looks great cuz..

Mine was delicious…. Along with the other fixings.  Mashed potatoes, corn and broccoli and my smoked peppers… ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/Wdr6J09b/5-A6-B1480-4-C77-4-AEA-AA16-45-B9-DCDF5-BDF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wdr6J09b)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JD7bgvRG/7934-F6-C8-3065-47-C8-B08-C-A891470-E45-D4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JD7bgvRG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2q7Q0rRs/98029311-6-D6-B-4-D54-AFDC-23-E708-CBA093.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2q7Q0rRs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVmNNDZN/C16028-CF-BE01-4-DA7-8001-03-E78160-AFB2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVmNNDZN)

 And a wine bottle pourer honed on one side makes a great cherry pepper cleaner..
 ::)


(https://i.postimg.cc/5jYH0bKf/1437686-B-90-CA-4684-BBC8-3-FFC4-F4-B40-F4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jYH0bKf)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 03, 2021, 04:58 PM
And apple crisp for desert…

(https://i.postimg.cc/21FGK4n9/E9-F3-AFFF-736-B-4239-B7-ED-BE7056-D441-CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21FGK4n9)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 03, 2021, 05:03 PM
That looks great, have to start my potatoes soon.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 03, 2021, 07:18 PM
Roast and baked taters.


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 04, 2021, 04:42 AM
Looks great cuz..👍
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 04, 2021, 09:34 PM
Everything looks fantastic
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 09, 2021, 08:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/t1jMqtWm/20211009-182309.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t1jMqtWm)

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Smoked a turkey for dinner today.  Also put in a few bulbs of garlic.   Not quite sure what I'm going to do with the garlic yet . Any suggestions?
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 09, 2021, 09:28 PM
Food processor with a stick or 2 of butter.

Makes one hell of a batch of garlic butter to use on almost anything - bread, rolls, potatoes, veggies, grilled steak, etc.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 13, 2021, 10:00 AM
Got a recipe for smoked, stuffed manicotti last week. Turned out great.
Take a raw manicotti and stuff 1 end 1/3full of sausage, burger, or a mix of both which I did. Then cut a chunk of cheddar cheese and insert into the middle third. Then pack the other end with more meat mixture sealing the cheese in.
Wrap the macaroni with a slice of thin bacon. Dust with your favorite rub and brush with bbq sauce.
Put in a 225 degree smoker for 2 hours, then bump the temp up to 275 degrees to crisp up the bacon for maybe 20-30 minutes. Brush again with bbq sauce and return to the smoker for 15 minutes to set the sauce. Enjoy.
The moisture from the meat softens the macaroni as it cooks. The vultures at camp inhaled a couple dozen in minutes.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jCxqFSbf/1013211034a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCxqFSbf)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 13, 2021, 10:44 AM
Got a recipe for smoked, stuffed manicotti last week. Turned out great.
Take a raw manicotti and stuff 1 end 1/3full of sausage, burger, or a mix of both which I did. Then cut a chunk of cheddar cheese and insert into the middle third. Then pack the other end with more meat mixture sealing the cheese in.
Wrap the macaroni with a slice of thin bacon. Dust with your favorite rub and brush with bbq sauce.
Put in a 225 degree smoker for 2 hours, then bump the temp up to 275 degrees to crisp up the bacon for maybe 20-30 minutes. Brush again with bbq sauce and return to the smoker for 15 minutes to set the sauce. Enjoy.
The moisture from the meat softens the macaroni as it cooks. The vultures at camp inhaled a couple dozen in minutes.
(https://i.postimg.cc/jCxqFSbf/1013211034a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCxqFSbf)

That looks great, gonna have to give it a try
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 13, 2021, 10:47 AM
They all look great 👍..
 Have yet to do a full turkeys..
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 13, 2021, 01:17 PM
They all look great 👍..
 Have yet to do a full turkeys..
Best way to do a turkey is to spatchcock it. It cooks faster and doesn't dry out.
Do one. They are easy and tasty.
This is a 12 pounder I did last year.

(https://i.postimg.cc/n974W1jG/0525191426.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n974W1jG)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 13, 2021, 02:11 PM
Looks delicious…👍👍
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 13, 2021, 02:15 PM
Maple bacon and regular bacon
Ready to be sliced

(https://i.postimg.cc/0bbdNmbs/67390.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bbdNmbs)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 13, 2021, 03:17 PM
That’s another I still have to try John..  ;D
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 13, 2021, 04:23 PM
Raq..
Fresh homemade bacon is killer!!!!!!!!
My kids love the maple
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 14, 2021, 03:08 PM
Looks great, love homemade bacon.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 14, 2021, 03:11 PM
Yeah I need to buy a new meat slicer mine is shot.   :-\
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 14, 2021, 07:58 PM
Yeah I need to buy a new meat slicer mine is shot.   :-\

I got a extra one I'll let go for real cheap.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 15, 2021, 05:05 AM
Looks great.  I usually put mine in casings but that looks a lot easier..  ;)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 15, 2021, 06:35 AM
I got a extra one I'll let go for real cheap.
Thanks..
  I will let ya know about that. Might be a long ride for me to pick it up… ;D
 But I wouldn’t mind coming out there..    ;)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 16, 2021, 04:12 PM
Tried doubles shooters manicotti recipe today, just put them in.


(https://i.postimg.cc/4HNVPNcV/KIMG0196.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HNVPNcV)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 16, 2021, 04:21 PM
Good luck. They are a new favorite here at camp. Next batch I'm going to add diced peppers and onions. Also dice the cheese and mix everything together and fill entire macaroni with the filling. The sky is the limit on combo's for them.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 16, 2021, 05:02 PM
Nice, they're looking good, I can see endless possibilities for flavors for them.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Oct 16, 2021, 07:26 PM
Thanks DS, what a great meal.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XZJsnCgG/KIMG0206.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZJsnCgG)
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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Oct 17, 2021, 06:55 AM
Looks awesome! Might try some of those today!
We did 50 blocks of cheese yesterday…
Here is the last batch.

(https://i.postimg.cc/dZPrhQ0B/DD14770-B-05-AA-4-B67-AD52-FA56-D5766-EFD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZPrhQ0B)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 18, 2021, 05:56 AM
Thanks DS, what a great meal.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XZJsnCgG/KIMG0206.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZJsnCgG)
Glad to hear they worked out for you.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 18, 2021, 05:57 AM
seafood stuffing and white cheese sauce came to my mind. 

those look great!  im not a big pasta fan.  i like a meat/cheese to pasta ratio of 80/20 :P 

smoked cheese any time any place!!!! :thumbup_smilie:

Seafood, Yum, Yum.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 19, 2021, 09:27 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL/69898.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL)
28hrs in the smoker
I bet theyll eat GOOD
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 20, 2021, 12:46 AM
They look fantastic john I'm sure they taste great also I'll be smoking walleye this weekend
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 20, 2021, 06:01 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL/69898.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL)
28hrs in the smoker
I bet theyll eat GOOD
They look great. I can almost taste them from here. :thumbup_smilie:
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 20, 2021, 07:15 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL/69898.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCJdb6JL)
28hrs in the smoker
I bet theyll eat GOOD

What was your temp John.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 20, 2021, 07:46 AM
Yeah that looks awesome John..
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 20, 2021, 08:43 AM
Thanks guys!!!!
What was your temp John.
Smoker temp was at 160 for 20 hrs then I bumped it up to 200 to get to 155° internal
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 PM
Thanks guys!!!!Smoker temp was at 160 for 20 hrs then I bumped it up to 200 to get to 155° internal

I figured that you were below 180.
I often wish mine went low like that.
200 is the lowest either of mine will go.
Not worth buying (or building) a 3rd.   :laugh:
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 24, 2021, 11:15 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zTXR2Lm/KIMG1467.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zTXR2Lm)
Smoked some walleye in a brine of water,salt ,brown sugar, garlic and pepper came out really good!
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Post by: gotagetm on Oct 24, 2021, 11:18 AM
Forgot honey in brine also
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Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 24, 2021, 02:36 PM
Looks great ben!!!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 24, 2021, 02:54 PM
Looks tasty…,
 Whole chicken in the smoker now here..    ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 12, 2021, 11:35 AM
Got a nice fresh vennie roast rubbed and wrapped in bacon all set for the smoker tomorrow…..  ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/tnVktJYN/2249-B468-F586-4-FD7-A220-54024-DC4-CAA7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tnVktJYN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/njWTDBcL/33-E7-C3-AD-B84-D-46-C1-B78-C-5-EFDB5-B84319.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/njWTDBcL)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 13, 2021, 03:22 PM
Almost done…

(https://i.postimg.cc/jLtMq4M4/EF152740-7-D13-488-D-B916-51-A19876756-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLtMq4M4)
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Post by: gotagetm on Nov 13, 2021, 04:49 PM
Looks like pinhead from Hell razer lol looks great Dom !!!
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Post by: fishinjohn on Nov 13, 2021, 08:41 PM
nice.  tis the season.  our gun season opens tomorrow. im in for 1 more doe but thats it.

  i did 2 front quarters in the smoker today.  i would love to do a hind like a ham but havent got to it yet. meat eater has a vid and it looks amazing.
I've been telling the guys in my shop that I want to do a whole hind as a ham... I'm sure it would be awesome table fare!!!!
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Post by: gotagetm on Nov 14, 2021, 05:11 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/4HkW5hxp/KIMG1606.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HkW5hxp)
Ribs came out great, I'm stuffed!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 14, 2021, 05:37 PM
Sure looks good..👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 15, 2021, 05:52 PM
I've never done the whole quarter, but every season I will break it down into the individual muscles, cure and smoke like Canadian bacon. Fabulous eating.
Also for you goose hunters, the breasts make great ham too when cured and smoked.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Nov 15, 2021, 09:39 PM
find the guy from meateater tv show vids.  he did one that looked awesome!  injected and brined for 10days then smoked!
My plan is to inject it...brine it...stuff it with garlic cloves..rub down and wrap in bacon best I can... then smoke it
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 17, 2021, 05:42 AM
what not sliced pictures?  your just cruel. lmao :(  that looks pretty yummy though.  what temp did you take it to?

 
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  175* for 4 hours.. It was cold and snowing out so that helped a lot… ;)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 17, 2021, 06:49 AM
3 turkey breasts are going into the brine tomorrow.
I will brine them until Saturday before they go into the smoker.
They will then each be sliced nice and thin and packaged and frozen for sammiches during the year.
Turkey is nice and cheap at Thanksgiving.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2021, 02:24 PM
Slided??? You’re right…you can’t spell for ship..
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Nov 17, 2021, 05:20 PM
Going to pick out ours tonight for the big day.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 17, 2021, 09:03 PM
We get t-day dinner cooked for us . My Daughter insists. As the years have gone by, I like it more.

She’s still my little girl.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2021, 09:33 AM
3 turkey breasts go into the smoker in a bit.
They have been brining since Thursday afternoon.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2021, 12:01 PM

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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 20, 2021, 02:40 PM
Little early for Thanksgiving …isn’t it?

Picked up makings for a nice charcuterie for T-Day at my Daughter’s. Couple bags of shrimp as well. Still have to make a “Cheese Board “ for the day. I have some nice Acacia Butcher Block pieces gifted to me by my neighbor. Think I’m going to make a nice sized one, add some cheese tools and gift it to my little girl.

In any event, we’ll have a lot of fun putting together the plate.

Really looking foreword to spending the holidays with my family. Been too long. Hard couple years for sure.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2021, 02:50 PM

Little early for Thanksgiving …isn’t it?


Not sure what you mean Bob.
Thanksgiving is in 5 days.
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Post by: rgfixit on Nov 20, 2021, 04:07 PM
Not sure what you mean Bob.
Thanksgiving is in 5 days.

So…how do you re- cook them? Just curious.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 20, 2021, 05:06 PM
So…how do you re- cook them? Just curious.

Still not following you.
Sorry.

These 3 turkey breasts will be sliced, packaged, and frozen for sammiches thru the winter.

The Thanksgiving Turkey went into that same brine today.  It was still partially frozen.  It will finish thawing in the brine and I’ll pull it Thursday morning and do that one in the oven in the house so we get to smell it all day.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2021, 02:05 PM
Tried to slice them with our meat slicer.  Good news is they are VERY moist.  Bad news is that because of this they wouldn’t slice.  So we now have 6 ziploc bags in the freezer with shredded turkey in them.  I’ll still make sammiches but Donna won’t she said.  We can use it in salads too.

They really came out awesome!!!

Now I’m boiling down the carcasses and “junk” for soup.  I’m going to use it to make bean soup.  It’s not ham, but it was smoked and should make some killer soup.
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Post by: Bartman44 on Nov 21, 2021, 05:50 PM
Nice birds Mac.

My wife is away for a long 4 day "girl's weekend" so I had to fend for myself.

Reversed seared a strip steak on the Camp Chef tonight. Meat and football Sunday.
     
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 21, 2021, 09:13 PM
Mac , warm some of the turkey in gravy and serve over mash taters or biscuits
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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 21, 2021, 09:55 PM
Mac , warm some of the turkey in gravy and serve over mash taters or biscuits


Turkey chunks and gravy.
Yup!

Nope.
This will still be sammich stuff.
But thanks.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Nov 22, 2021, 05:21 AM
One of the guys I have working for me shot a smaller doe and donated it to the shop for shop food....
So I did a whole hind quarter... turned out absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!
I started by trimming it really good eliminated as much silver and fat as possible while keeping it together...
I stuffed garlic cloves all over it on both sides(probably 8-10 cloves)
Then I injected it with beef onion lipton soup mix....
Rubbed it down with a bbq rub and.......
Drumroll....WRAPPED IT IN BACON!!! I let it hang in cooler for 2 days to take in flavors, then I
Smoked it overnight at 160 for about 12 hrs..
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I let it rest for 3 hrs and then sliced it off the bone.. the internal temp when I pulled it was 125°..
I put it in foil pan and then added lupton beef onion soup

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I covered it with foil and cooked for 2 more hours on the grill with indirect heat with grill at 200°
Final product

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It fed 10 of us with nothing left but the soup it was cooked in
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 22, 2021, 05:32 AM
That looks delicious.  Your a pro.  See you on pitmasters soon..  ;)
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Post by: fishinjohn on Nov 22, 2021, 08:15 AM
rite-on!  love the soup mix trick.  i bet that was awesome. what kind of wood did you use? nice job :clapping:
I used hickory
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Nov 22, 2021, 09:53 PM
fishinjon, that looks awesome
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Nov 23, 2021, 06:45 PM
Beast went into the brine tonight.


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Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 24, 2021, 07:52 AM
Beast went into the brine tonight.


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cool!

Mine has been in the brine since Saturday.
It might be jello by now.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Nov 25, 2021, 11:07 AM
And so it begins, bird in the smoker, now time to start the rest.


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Post by: gotagetm on Nov 25, 2021, 01:59 PM

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Turkey 10 hours in smoker came out awesome! I need a nap lol
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Nov 25, 2021, 02:09 PM
That looks awesome.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Nov 25, 2021, 06:33 PM
Long day but well worth it, Maple smoked turkey.


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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Nov 26, 2021, 05:46 AM
That looks great.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Nov 26, 2021, 06:40 AM
Everything looks great..👍
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 27, 2021, 07:15 AM
Everything looks great..👍
Sure does
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 02, 2021, 10:40 AM
Looks great, I see I'm all out of summer sausage, gonna have to make some more. Electric grinder is shoulder saver, love mine.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 02, 2021, 02:07 PM
Looks great, I see I'm all out of summer sausage, gonna have to make some more. Electric grinder is shoulder saver, love mine.

For sure! I used to do 100+ burger or sausage at a time with a #10 grinder. Got a 1 1/2hp #22 grinder from cabelas. Don't miss the old days a bit.
I found enough meat for a 10 pound batch of baloney hurried in the freezer when I was making room for the new batch. Saturday will be busy. I have to grind a deer in the morning and do the baloney after that. Plus try to hunt some.

Good luck everyone.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 03, 2021, 05:20 AM
Mine was an antique when I bought it at a garage sale 35 years ago and still runs great.  Only paid $25 for it. Still has all the parts and I have bought 2 new blades for it.
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Post by: fishinator on Dec 08, 2021, 03:12 PM
Quote
i was at a house the other day where the guy had the grill and smoker packed away and buried in garage for the winter.  i mean who does that! lol  thats worse than not having a boat ready to go through winter. 
  People must not think you can grill in the winter. A lot of stores remove charcoal and other grilling supplies in the winter. Unless the wind is crazy I will grill anytime.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 08, 2021, 03:50 PM
My grill and smoker are both on the back deck and ready to go. Covered well.    Was thinking about taking a vennie roast out to do this weekend but will be working all day both days. :P
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Post by: rgfixit on Dec 08, 2021, 04:10 PM
  People must not think you can grill in the winter. A lot of stores remove charcoal and other grilling supplies in the winter. Unless the wind is crazy I will grill anytime.
the Weber is ever ready.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 08, 2021, 05:03 PM
the Weber is ever ready.


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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 08, 2021, 06:31 PM
I grill all year, smoker and griddle still ready to go also, don't know why anyone would put them up.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 09, 2021, 04:28 AM
That looks perfect…👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 09, 2021, 07:08 AM
You nailed it. I can almost taste it from here.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 09, 2021, 07:43 AM
Nice
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Post by: Bartman44 on Dec 09, 2021, 06:21 PM
Wow, that looks great Fishogger.

Smoked a spatchcock chicken

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Post by: fishinjohn on Dec 10, 2021, 06:48 AM
Fishhogger that roast looks perfectly done
Nice job my man
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 10, 2021, 08:16 AM
Chicken looks great Bart.👍
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 10, 2021, 08:24 AM
thanks but the temp prob deserves all the credit. lol

what puts them over the top is the brining mix and presses.  i mean there is no gamy taste what so ever. juice runs out if you dont let stand.  never had a dry one that was brined.  i have told people it was beef before.  ;D

  Is your brine a secret ?  Little help here wouldn’t hurt….     :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 11, 2021, 09:05 AM
Thank you.  Will definitely try this next time..  ;)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 13, 2021, 11:52 AM
Just loaded 25 pounds of baloney and 10 pounds of experimental snack sticks using our family Italian sausage recipe into the Smoked.  Smoked kielbasa tomorrow.
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The baloney is hiding in the back. More to follow.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 13, 2021, 07:02 PM
Nice, looks great, with all the testing you did, I'm sure it'll be great.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 14, 2021, 06:22 AM
It was a busy day yesterday, but the rewards are great. 25 pounds of venison baloney and 10 pounds of snack sticks using the family Italian sausage recipe. As a bonus, there was enough leftover venison to can 8 pints too.
If anyone is interested this is the recipe.

18 pounds pork shoulder
1C whole fennel seed
3/4C Paprika
1/2C salt
1/4C Crushed red pepper

It makes a fabulous fresh sausage, but with cure #1 added and stuffed into an 18-20mm sheep casing and smoked with pecan wood takes it to a whole new level of snack stick goodness.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 14, 2021, 07:20 AM
That looks so good…. 
Was gifted a doe yesterday, well I give him my doe tag last week and he filled it for me. 
  But other than a couple roasts the rest will be ground and making some summer sausage and a lot of vennie sticks.. ;D
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 14, 2021, 07:34 AM
That looks great.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 17, 2021, 07:10 PM
Did some venison grinding today.  Got 5lbs of pepperoni sticks stuffed for tomorrow..  That’s all the ambition I had tonight… ;D

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 18, 2021, 03:35 PM
Yum.. ;D

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 18, 2021, 04:44 PM
Looking good.
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 18, 2021, 10:14 PM
Yummy
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 19, 2021, 05:27 PM
Those look great, some good eats there.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 19, 2021, 07:42 PM
Roast tonight.


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And a cheese cake for company party.


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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, 2021, 08:44 PM
Awesome looking
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Post by: fishinjohn on Dec 20, 2021, 05:45 AM
Looks great double shooter!!!!!!!!
Job well done!!!!!
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Post by: fishinjohn on Dec 20, 2021, 05:47 AM
Nearing the end of deer season and I can say.....
I'm ready for it to be done....
Made sooooo much smoke meat this year, I have about 300#s or so yet to go..
Will be doing hot dogs next.. starting jan 1st
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 21, 2021, 06:58 PM
Awesome looking

It was a big hit, lots of people trying to figure out how I made it, almost a fist fight over the last couple pieces.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 21, 2021, 10:44 PM
It was a big hit, lots of people trying to figure out how I made it, almost a fist fight over the last couple pieces.

Sweet!!!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 23, 2021, 05:42 PM
We just made 10 pounds of kielbasa and 10 pounds of cooked salami chubs. In the smoker now. Going to be a long night. Rather day smoke, but time didn't allow for it.

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 23, 2021, 06:41 PM
That’s incredible.   Wish I had your talents and processing resources…
 I have an old table top grinder and an over sized caulking gun to fill casings.. :P.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 23, 2021, 07:14 PM
Nice, it looks great, have to do some summer sausage as I'm out.
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 23, 2021, 07:16 PM
That’s incredible.   Wish I had your talents and processing resources…
 I have an old table top grinder and an over sized caulking gun to fill casings.. :P.

I have just a cheap grinder from Walmart and a small stuffer I got from Amazon, made making sausage much easier than using the grinder for stuffing casings
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 23, 2021, 07:20 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/7CGhbHd3/IMG-20211223-195928.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CGhbHd3)
I gotta get a bigger smoker!! Haha
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 23, 2021, 07:38 PM
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I gotta get a bigger smoker!! Haha


I am now impressed.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 23, 2021, 11:09 PM
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I gotta get a bigger smoker!! Haha
Go big or go home!
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 24, 2021, 06:50 AM
Got lucky again. Both the kielbasa and salami turned out really good. This is the first time trying these recipes so I followed it to a T. The salami called for just 1 grind with a 3/16" plate. I like the texture, but SWMBO likes a finer grind. The flavors are great on both. Got them from the Sausage Maker's cook book.
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Post by: gotagetm on Dec 24, 2021, 06:54 AM
Looks awesome!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 24, 2021, 07:22 AM
Looks awesome!!!

   X2👍👍
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 24, 2021, 11:07 AM
That looks great.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 24, 2021, 01:15 PM
Just grabbed 16 pounds of pork loin. There will soon be Canadian bacon in the freezer again. I was out of everything.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 24, 2021, 01:47 PM
Who has a big enough smoker.

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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 24, 2021, 01:51 PM
Not me but sounds good.
  Must take about 3 days to cook.?  🤣
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 24, 2021, 06:58 PM
Not me either, think it'd take a week to cook all that.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Dec 25, 2021, 06:29 AM
Drove pulled pork and Mac n cheese, including a small batch with jalapeños, to SC for Christmas Eve.


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 25, 2021, 06:35 AM
Looks great.  Merry Christmas…
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Post by: krispcritter on Dec 25, 2021, 06:41 AM
Little snack from last night at the in laws and for today. Twice smoked wild turkey. Smoked once at 15 yards from 12 gauge then 6 hours in a water smoker.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 25, 2021, 06:54 AM
Looks great..👍👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Dec 25, 2021, 11:43 AM
Good holiday eating there.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 27, 2021, 12:32 PM
Donna picked up an 8# rib roast for New Years Eve.
I'm going to do it on the pellet smoker.
More details to follow.

 8)
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Dec 27, 2021, 04:13 PM
just put a large chunk of pork loin in the brine.  first time trying my hand at back bacon, at the end of the week.

Nice, like my homemade bacon better than the stores.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 31, 2021, 03:10 PM
The rib roast just went in.
One hour of smoke at 250
Then on high till an internal of 120 with 3 cups of broth added during this period.
At 120 it comes off and gets wrapped.
The veggies are strained from the drippings in the pan for the au jus.



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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 31, 2021, 04:34 PM
After an hour
When I added the broth and turned up the temp.
It’s dark, so I used a flashlight to take the picture.
It is actually a bit darker than the photo shows.

Edit - pic was taken before I added the broth.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mc2thTV8/563-A5509-54-FB-4717-B777-19-E1-FC6-D6-DA7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mc2thTV8)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 31, 2021, 04:43 PM
Looks great Mac.
Happy new year.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 31, 2021, 05:27 PM
Happy New Year to you too!

It’s taking way longer than the recipe said.
Of course the recipe was for a 4# roast and this is 8#
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Post by: Mac Attack on Dec 31, 2021, 09:14 PM
The finished product was worth waiting for



(https://i.postimg.cc/LqGvF375/21-EBAB33-581-F-417-A-A34-D-7760808-E9408.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqGvF375)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bDbgy2cT/6-B6-C2-CA0-FD54-4746-8-FDF-AFECFA3704-CF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDbgy2cT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gLWDnkGP/DDF3-C221-55-C4-490-A-9368-A59-CEE348-F38.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gLWDnkGP)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Dec 31, 2021, 10:02 PM
That looks delicious Mac . Happy new year
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 01, 2022, 09:02 AM
Perfect…👍👍
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jan 01, 2022, 10:12 AM
Beautiful
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 01, 2022, 01:32 PM
The au jus was a tade too salty but the meat was steller
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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 07:21 AM
got 3.5 lbs perch filets in a brine since yesterday hitting smoker about noon 
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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 10:56 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3yDq84yB/KIMG1992.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yDq84yB)
Going in I'll keep them at about 145 till they get color I want with smoke then bump up to 155 till done ,dosnt take all that long , just check till there firm but break and done then I'll lower temp again and do one more little smoke cycle , I use only hickory ,oak or beech for everything,I'm not a fan of fruit wood like cherry, pear, apple just my preference , post finished product later !
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 02, 2022, 12:24 PM
Smoked it up Friday.  Was a tad salty. Smoke didn't penetrate the way I like. In sure that was because I opted to run it hotter than normal. I used heavy hickory to try and combat short smoke time. I took it out and wrapped it at 150* internal. Still not as smoky as I prefer. Sill worth the time but the next one will be better. :D even though I used much less tender quick than recommended the color was spot on. It was juicy and tender. Just gotta lighten the salt.

fishogger, Try this next time. Pretty much no fail. The batch I have curing now will take me to 356 pounds of the stuff over the last 5 years. We love it. Hopefully the link will work.
https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/canadian-bacon-and-dried-beef-cured-smoked.109617/
Just follow the Canadian bacon part. However if you like dried beef and have venison back straps around, it is great eating.
Good luck
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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 03:37 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/GB4FTtyS/KIMG1999.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GB4FTtyS)
Perch all done came out real good! I'll use in like a seafood salad or like a tuna sandwich or just eat as is! Love doing perch and eyes this way and ad it to a chowder is real good!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 02, 2022, 03:40 PM
Nice..👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 02, 2022, 04:04 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/GB4FTtyS/KIMG1999.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GB4FTtyS)
Perch all done came out real good! I'll use in like a seafood salad or like a tuna sandwich or just eat as is! Love doing perch and eyes this way and ad it to a chowder is real good!

They look really good. I love smoked fish. Next time, once you get it to finish temp, leave a few pieces in the smoker at 150 degrees for a couple hours more to dry it out some more. Perch jerky, Yum Yum.
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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 04:31 PM
D's some got like that ! I have one of those Master chef smokers with heating element on one side , I've become not a fan of doing sausage or fish in there ,heat dosnt seem uniform, meat like ribs pork are ok cause the temp you do that at , I'm going back to my homemade old 1950s bubble refrigerators I made into smokers I've used since80s I have center heat source with baffles so whole smoker is uniform temp and vents to circulate air there real good for food you do under 200* but MasterChef is good for 225-275 but that's to hot for fish
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jan 02, 2022, 04:51 PM
Love that old stuff. Here's my 1939 Frigidaire.

(https://i.postimg.cc/B8BQB9K9/IMAG2233.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8BQB9K9)


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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 02, 2022, 05:03 PM
Yes sir can't beat them , if you find old fridge it's already 80 percent a smoker , heat source and vents and your in business, a few thermometers and all set !
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jan 02, 2022, 07:41 PM
Interesting temp step up in that link. Soaking it in water after brining would have helped mine I bet.

Thanks for the link

It would have, pulls the salt out, I soak my bacon 2 hours and then rinse. Bacons kind of a pain to do, but like mine better than the stores.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 02, 2022, 08:28 PM
Found some chicken wings on sale. Smoked 10#, sent them to a few neighbors after I enjoyed some watching football. Would normally have people over but these days you can’t be too cautious. Here’s what’s left

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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 09, 2022, 10:45 AM
FYI

Price Rite has ribs for $0.99/lb in Buffalo

Limit 2 per customer
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 09, 2022, 10:59 AM
Great deal but 4 hours away..  8)
 I was in my first Wegmans yesterday… ;D
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jan 09, 2022, 11:25 AM
Great deal but 4 hours away..  8)
 I was in my first Wegmans yesterday… ;D

Sorry to hear that
I hate wegmans
Way too big
Hate the large Tops stores too
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Post by: gotagetm on Jan 09, 2022, 03:58 PM
Lol that's funny!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 05, 2022, 09:47 AM
Ribs on the smoker for tonight.  Half will stay dry rubbed when wrapped latter and the rest will get a little sauce added.  They will all be spritzed with apple juice.  I’m using maple pellets that say they are “sweet”.  We will see.


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Post by: Perch-Pirate on Mar 05, 2022, 09:57 AM
Wow! You having a party or just real hungry?
Look great!, but where are you going to put the beans???
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 05, 2022, 10:10 AM
Really looks great Mac…
👍👍👍👍
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 05, 2022, 01:06 PM
Wow! You having a party or just real hungry?
Look great!, but where are you going to put the beans???

No beans this time.
That’s my small pellet smoker.
The big one is out at the lake.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 05, 2022, 03:41 PM
Here’s a pic just before I wrapped them.  No sauce.  Just spritzed them heavy with apple juice to steam a little and loosen up.  I like them firm.  Donna likes them more mushy.  Donna always wins.


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 05, 2022, 06:13 PM
That looks awesome..👍
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 05, 2022, 06:14 PM
Just rubbed a chicken down and ready for tomorrow afternoon..

(https://i.postimg.cc/ppJL9kKm/526105-D4-6-F54-41-A9-8-BEF-1764-F8555452.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ppJL9kKm)
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 09, 2022, 03:56 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3WjJ9W9W/20220309-162338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3WjJ9W9W)
Did a 7 day maple cure on a pork belly and smoked it over pecan wood chips.  Yummy bacon
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Mar 09, 2022, 04:10 PM
Looks good. Nothing like homemade bacon.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 09, 2022, 04:27 PM
Nice MM.  That’s something I have yet to try..
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Mar 09, 2022, 06:01 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/4HNtb3n0/20220309-185726.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4HNtb3n0)
And made crackling out of the skin. A little franks hot sauce powdered seasoning  , delicious
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 28, 2022, 02:33 AM
Did some wings for the family and neighbors. Smoked for 2 hours at 225* after tossing them in seasoning. Crisped them up on the grill before heading in
M


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 28, 2022, 05:00 AM
Nice ATC…
 I did a chicken yesterday and never took a picture.. :P
 But take my word it sure was good… ;)
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Apr 01, 2022, 12:32 PM

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Post by: gotagetm on Apr 01, 2022, 12:43 PM
Hahaha
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Post by: MILLERMANKT on Apr 17, 2022, 07:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KKm776GR/20220417-183903.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KKm776GR)
 Put 2 pork butts in the smoker, 5 hours on smoke and into the crockpot on low until falling apart tender
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 01, 2022, 09:27 AM
Doing 2 racks of ribs today.
However, the large pellet smoker stayed with the lake place - gone!!
And my smaller pellet smoker is already down in Florida.
And my electric vertical smoker that I gave to Jeff is wood-less.
And I seriously don't feel like cleaning it, going and getting some chunks of wood, etc.

So, I will do the ribs the old-fashioned way today.
I rubbed them with a basic all-purpose rub an hour ago and they are now resting on the counter.
I will then quickly braise them on the Webber.
Then half will go into the slow cooker with some Sweet Baby Ray's for the day.
The other half will go into a flat foil pan with just a little apple juice covered at 200 for a few hours to soften up and finish.
Donna, Jeff, and I like them with the Ray's, but Jeff's GF doesn't care for BBQ sauce much.

Maybe I'll snap a few pics and post later.
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 01, 2022, 10:35 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/wtFM7krF/1-C25-CF5-E-FB67-4882-BCA1-EB62315-E5-EC0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtFM7krF)

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Post by: Mac Attack on May 01, 2022, 04:57 PM
Awesome ribs!  Coupled with homemade sweet cabbage (Robyn Good’s recipe), and some leftover cornbread stuffing, and wax beans.  A nice IPA to wash things down.  Killer dinner.



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Post by: Rugburn on May 20, 2022, 09:17 PM
If you were to order a new smoker tomorrow, what would you buy? I have an old electric little chief cold smoker for fish but was looking to go bigger. What do you guys like, pellets, charcoal, gas, electric? Thinking for bigger foods, turkey, rib racks etc. Low and slow. I did read many pages of the thread and surprised myself being on the second or third page! Time keeps clicking...
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Post by: Rugburn on May 20, 2022, 09:24 PM
Oh yeah Mac I want to smoke some of the baked beans you do too! That's what triggered my brain back here! Still can't find Gramda Browns Baked Beans around here, but my wife has that figured out. I'll share that soon... 8)
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on May 20, 2022, 09:42 PM
My smoker.

(https://i.postimg.cc/sBQnnM0J/IMG-20220507-111549.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBQnnM0J)
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Post by: Rugburn on May 20, 2022, 10:21 PM
Brad... do tell, I missed this setup! I'm the master of cheap and dirty fixes, but not sure on the paint for foods? I assume wood fired? I've used metal pails after burning them off, for a turkey in a bucket ground bird.
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Post by: Badbrad2186 on May 21, 2022, 07:59 AM
Brad... do tell, I missed this setup! I'm the master of cheap and dirty fixes, but not sure on the paint for foods? I assume wood fired? I've used metal pails after burning them off, for a turkey in a bucket ground bird.

I sent you a pm. When building you have to have 5-10 as hot as you can get it going fires in order it burn all the old paint off inside most on the outside won't burn off other than the bottom and second  drawer up. This is the second one I have built this one is way better learned some stuff from first build
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 29, 2022, 10:24 AM
Just threw a few racks of ribs in the smoker. A dozen wings or so to follow for an appetizer. Going to make some fresh corn bread and smoke some beans for a sided.

Will post pics later

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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 29, 2022, 10:37 AM
Did some bacon candy at camp yesterday on the smoker. Sorry, no finished pics.
Got 10 pounds of chicken thighs marinating in my rub getting ready for the bacon wrap and pecan wood smoke later.
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDPf9rW9/0528221530.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDPf9rW9)
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Post by: Mac Attack on May 29, 2022, 12:48 PM
Probably the first Memorial Weekend I have not smoked any meat.  Smoker is still in the storage facility.  No room for it here at the house yet down here.

I do have my Pitt Boss propane portable from the motorhome here though.
We will do dogs, burgers, or sausage on it later (Donna’s choice).  So all is not lost.
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Post by: IFF on May 29, 2022, 07:19 PM
Bob Now I’m wondering if by Saturday you mean like yesterday?  If so how’d it turn out ?  I just smoked a big beef brisket, all I put on it was Montreal steak seasoning with a little added garlic powder, used apple and hickory chips @ 190 +or - think Internal temperature was at 170 when I did wrap it in tinfoil for another one and a half hours.  Lady friend says she could eat that three meals a day and now that all 11# is gone, when am I going to do another one

Edit. Oops I see I was responding to the page 1 first post of rgfixit. Duah lol
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Post by: fishinjohn on May 30, 2022, 04:51 AM
Saturday I made up some sausage bombs... on the smoker for 2 1/2 hrs.. at the 2 hr mark I brush sweet baby Ray's on it.... KILLER
(https://i.postimg.cc/2b2yJZHZ/20220525-163622.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2b2yJZHZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/34p9F39V/20220525-184622.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/34p9F39V)

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Then yesterday I did a brisket.. WOW was that GOOOOD...
I inject my briskets with a beef onion soup ... Burrow 5 cloves of garlic through it like a mine field ... then I let it soak for 2 days in  balance of beefy onion soup ... mix... take out after 2 days.... rub down with garlic,(YEP MOOOORE GARLIC) salt,pepper,and my favorite bbq rub.... wrap in plastic film and back in cooler it goes for 2 days...
In smoker at 170 for 5 hrs...
Lay in foil, take the onion soup mix marinade and pour over brisket and wrap in foil 2 times so marinade doesnt seep out... back in smoker at 225 until internal temp reaches 160... let it rest for 2 hrs.. slice and devour!!!!!
Sorry...no pics
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Post by: Raquettedacker on May 30, 2022, 05:01 AM
Looks great John..👍👍
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 30, 2022, 06:08 AM
Chicken thighs turned out great. Almost forgot the after pics. These were what was left when I remembered. My wife made a big pan of beans that went in the smoker with the chicken. With other sides and dessert, 8 people rolled out of the pavilion because we were too stuffed to walk.
Then it was sitting by the fire time. Gentleman Jack on ice and a comfy chair, life is good..
(https://i.postimg.cc/ns6LCFSJ/0529222008a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ns6LCFSJ)
Before,

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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on May 30, 2022, 07:09 AM
Some good eats everyone!

Ribs were a delight for all that attended the cookout


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Post by: Doubles Shooter on May 30, 2022, 12:33 PM
Some good eats everyone!

Ribs were a delight for all that attended the cookout


(https://i.postimg.cc/WhM6G0ND/9-AF23-E90-4374-466-F-8-C85-E850-A574-EB0-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WhM6G0ND)
Good ribs are always a hit. Look great.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 06, 2022, 05:18 PM
Had these sitting in apple juice a couple days…

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Put them in the smoker for 3 1/2 hours  with rub and they fell off the bone. 
Along with broccoli slaw and watermelon..

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hj8kdHZs/3310-E870-F803-412-C-8616-9-A9-A541-A8-ACB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hj8kdHZs)

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 15, 2022, 07:47 AM
I cleaned out my old verticle electric smoker last night.
I gave it to Jeff, but I need to smoke some meat and my pellet smoker is down south at the new place.

I have 8 nice large country ribs that I want to do Saturday.
I'll of course do a pan of beans too.
We are going to do some corn I shaverd from the cobs and froze last summer.
Probably won't smoke the corn - unsure - maybe I'll add it to the beans.
Too soon to tell.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Rugburn on Jun 15, 2022, 08:02 AM
Any luck finding Grandma Brown's baked beans yet? So far none in our stores.
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Post by: Doubles Shooter on Jun 15, 2022, 08:49 AM
Nothing around here yet. Too bad.
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Post by: fishinator on Jun 15, 2022, 09:04 AM
I cleaned out my old verticle electric smoker last night.
I gave it to Jeff, but I need to smoke some meat and my pellet smoker is down south at the new place.

I have 8 nice large country ribs that I want to do Saturday.
I'll of course do a pan of beans too.
We are going to do some corn I shaverd from the cobs and froze last summer.
Probably won't smoke the corn - unsure - maybe I'll add it to the beans.
Too soon to tell.
corn in beans? That's a new one to me!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 15, 2022, 01:37 PM
corn in beans? That's a new one to me!


Yea, adds sugar and color.
We also add red and green sweet peppers.
Jalapeños too if we want a little kick.
I also add onions, mushrooms, chives, and sometimes squash.
Always add brown sugar, bacon, yellow mustard and garlic.

Variety is the spice of life as they say.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 18, 2022, 09:50 AM
Red onion, a cooking onion, bacon, jalapeño, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and maple syrup.  Left the corn and mushrooms out and will have them as a side - per Donna.


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Post by: Mac Attack on Jun 18, 2022, 11:06 AM
90 minutes in.
Needed to stir the beans.


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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 18, 2022, 02:45 PM
That looks great..👍
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Jun 18, 2022, 04:01 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/NyDxpps8/KIMG2612.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NyDxpps8)
Me and wife cut 3.5 cord of wood today and had ribs in smoker,just ate with homemade Cole slaw and watermelon....I'm done for the day!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 11, 2022, 08:26 AM
Smoked 2 Boston Butts for a graduation party. Never had a chance to take a pic shredded, it went fast!


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 11, 2022, 11:19 AM
Nice!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 14, 2022, 05:38 PM

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Smoked some walleye today some just straight out of brine ( water, brown sugar, honey and salt) some out of brine and added pepper and cayenne smoked with hickory....came out good!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2022, 06:04 PM
 
Just “good”?





Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Jul 14, 2022, 06:45 PM
I'll be fishing with someone tomorrow and let them be the judge!!! Gonna get more for smoker !!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Jul 14, 2022, 07:05 PM
I'll be fishing with someone tomorrow and let them be the judge!!! Gonna get more for smoker !!

That’s better!

 ;)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: fishinjohn on Jul 18, 2022, 11:04 PM
I'll be fishing with someone tomorrow and let them be the judge!!! Gonna get more for smoker !!
Ummmm
That stuff was absolutely killer good!!!!
Ben, you wont be allowed back on the boat unless you bring fish!!!!!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jul 30, 2022, 05:11 PM
Smoked some wings. Threw them on the grill to make ‘em crispy


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Badbrad2186 on Aug 01, 2022, 10:48 PM
Those look amazing
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 02, 2022, 07:17 AM
I love smoked wings.
Last few times I didn't "finish" them on the grill like you did.
Kinda rubbery.
Never again.

Yours look good.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Aug 15, 2022, 12:54 PM
Did a batch of ABT's at camp Saturday. Been too long. Sat on the deck with some friends, some Gentleman Jack on ice, ate peppers and enjoyed the sunshine and the music our neighbor was playing.

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 24, 2022, 01:00 PM

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Smoked more walleye today while rigging boat , cooling now then vacuum seal bags for freezer
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Post by: Bartman44 on Aug 24, 2022, 07:30 PM
Nice smoking guys!!
 
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Aug 25, 2022, 09:59 AM
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Smoked more walleye today while rigging boat , cooling now then vacuum seal bags for freezer

Those look amazing, nice work!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Aug 25, 2022, 11:24 AM
Thanks! Headed to Erie now for afternoon bite for more hopefully
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 28, 2022, 04:25 PM
Did some baby backs today .

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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Aug 28, 2022, 05:05 PM
I got my Pit Boss pellet smoker out of the storage facility and here to the house yesterday.  The new cover for it arrived today.
I’m going to smoke something next weekend for sure……….and some beans!!!!
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 29, 2022, 04:45 AM
We had  the ribs with potato salad and watermelon…. Yum…
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 17, 2022, 01:05 PM
Smoking some chicken thighs

And, of course………….BEANS!!!!


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 17, 2022, 01:24 PM
Leave the windows open tonight :sick:

Making a loaded nacho plate for us in a bit. Haven’t felt like eating in 10 days or so. Nothing really tasted good. Sure glad to be on the mend. Had a nice strip steak and salad last night. Mmmmm good!

Next up this week is stew for dinner/ freezer then chili I think.

Freezer is getting full and I’m happy for that. These days we’ve got to plan way…way….way ahead.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 17, 2022, 01:56 PM
Glad your better bob! And yea I've been filling freezer with meals also,,,I have been thinking of making some Mexican food got a craving ...years ago my old girlfriend s grandma was from Mexico...she had an authentic Mexican restaurant called Nanna Margie's I helped out there and learned her recipes..when she moved I bought the restaurant out but problems with land lord shut it down ...but great experience and the recipes I learned where great...her enchilada sauce was outstanding and I make it ! Thing is I only know recipe for a restaurant supply for a day so I'll freeze a bunch
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 17, 2022, 02:04 PM
I'm working in the other direction.
We are working on eating the food we had in the freezer.
We brought it all south with us.
We went through it and decided to eat it up and start over.
Some of the soups and sauces in there were 3-4 yrs old.
Not that this matters.
It's not meat where it can get freezer burn.
We simply wanted to start over.
We are on a quest.

lol
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 17, 2022, 03:55 PM
Well, with the larder I’ve put up we’re probably good for 4-5 months right now. Haven’t made sauce yet but it’s on the list. It’s odd that we feel this way l..like we have to prep for the coming months. Strange times indeed.

But, we’ll eat well and be warm and cozy anyway. And…I don’t mind cooking for a good reason.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: gotagetm on Sep 17, 2022, 04:03 PM
You nailed it bob...and definitely will be warm! Eating and I have 2 years firewood cut stacked and drying! And alot of fish in freezer and be alot of venison soon hopefully ! Nothing like wild game! My rabbits everywhere are getting huge...just saying 😁my favorite meal is squirrels then rabbits then venison! And of course fish anytime!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Sep 17, 2022, 09:52 PM
Definitely glad you’re feeling better
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Sep 18, 2022, 01:51 PM
Thanks. I’m back on top today. Mowing greens and out on the course with my Son this morning. (Wings in the oven) Beautiful morning and the best of company.

Really, I work the other 4 days so I can work with my Son on Sunday morning. We’re so close and such good friends. Every minute is priceless.

An old guy can’t ask for much more.

Well….maybe some wings!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 18, 2022, 03:39 PM
Anyone smoking anything?

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 25, 2022, 08:17 AM
Me..✌️
I mean I have 2 chickens going in around noon… 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Sep 25, 2022, 08:26 AM
Me..✌️
I mean I have 2 chickens going in around noon… 8)


I like chicken

 8)
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: KingPerch on Sep 25, 2022, 08:58 AM
Ribs on the treager and homemade Mac and cheese last night.😎
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 25, 2022, 04:46 PM

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Post by: KingPerch on Sep 25, 2022, 05:46 PM
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that looks just awful, Dom!!😁
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 10, 2022, 08:58 PM
I want to do some wings in my pellet smoker for some special people down here.

I want to smoke them and then finish (crisp) them on the propane grill.
I'm going to finish them with Sweet Baby Rays because the 2 people I'm doing this for don't want any heat at all.

Anyone with any time and temp recommendations for the smoking.
Also, any tips - brining, rubs, etc.

TIA
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 11, 2022, 07:52 AM
Mac, I smoke my wings 90 minutes at 225*
Then throw them on the grill, still on the smoker grate.

I will send dry rub ingredients in a little bit.

I take it this is a thank you for some special people you encountered after Ian?
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 11, 2022, 07:58 AM
Mac, I smoke my wings 90 minutes at 225*
Then throw them on the grill, still on the smoker grate.

I will send dry rub ingredients in a little bit.

I take it this is a thank you for some special people you encountered after Ian?

Thanks
Yea, but actually I’ve known them a long time.

Donna, my brother and his wife, my cousin, and my aunt.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 11, 2022, 08:02 AM
Make sure the internal temp is 165*, may take longer than 90 minutes, depends on the smoker and air temp, although the latter probably isn’t an issue for you anymore.

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Make it in bulk most years, so I don’t know how many wings that will cover. Having seen some of your meals I am sure you can manage with that base.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 11, 2022, 09:46 AM
Thanks.
I am doing 34 full wings (not cut), and 4 large drums that I wanted to use up and figured what the hey.

I have them in a huge bowl in the fridge brining in a cherry vinaigrette salad dressing.
I'll brine them over night.
Tomorrow, I'll coat them with the dry rub.

When I finish them on the propane grill, I'll brush half with Sweet Baby Rays 'cause that is Donna's favorite.
The other half I'll simply leave dry.

I invited the people from the 4 houses I powered with my rv generator to join us.
Should be a nice party.

I'll post pics of the wings during and after.

Again, thanks.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 11, 2022, 04:42 PM
Half chicken and marinated potato wedges on the Weber with garden spinach and a tossed salad.

Yup….it was yummy…and…there’s leftovers.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: MILLERMANKT on Oct 11, 2022, 05:24 PM
2 beautiful things......  yummy and leftovers
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 12, 2022, 12:07 PM
Out of the brine, rinsed, and rubbed.
All ready for the smoker later.
I’ll put them on about 2:30


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 12, 2022, 02:38 PM
Looking good, can’t wait to see the finished product!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 12, 2022, 03:52 PM
Yum..
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Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 12, 2022, 07:21 PM
Came out killer.
Here they are on the propane crisping up a little bit.
Coated with Sweet Baby Rays on the right.  Dry on the left.


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Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 13, 2022, 04:14 AM
Looks great Mac..👍👍
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Oct 13, 2022, 05:28 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Doubles Shooter on Oct 13, 2022, 07:15 AM
They do look great. I can almost smell the smoky goodness if I get close to the computer screen. I might have to throw some in my smoker this weekend. Camp closes Monday. We usually do one last feast there.
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 13, 2022, 09:35 AM
We got rain, so I slowed them down on the smoker to allow the rain to pass so people would not be walking over and standing in the rain.
It allowed a bit more smoke into the wings for my taste, but the reviews were good from everyone else.
2 people said they were bit spicy
I didn't add any heat.

Came out well
Title: Re: Smoke It If You've Got It!
Post by: Mac Attack on Nov 12, 2022, 10:08 AM
Left the Pit Boss pellet smoker covered today.

Baby backs today. Braising on the grill first then finish in the slow cooker with a little Sweet Baby Rays for some sweetness.


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