My first fatty - bacon cheeseburger

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by robaticus, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Decided to try the fatty for dinner tonight.  Got some good burger, some not-so-good bacon, cheddar, and BBQ sauce.

    Went for the weave, but the crappy bacon I bought was not cooperating:

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    And smoked it good for a couple hours with a mix of hickory and apple.

    Turned out pretty good:

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    And even the wife and five-year-old complemented me on it.  The best part (they said) was the bacon, which wound up with a nice, smoky flavor.

    Learned a few things from this smoke:

    1.  When using the grill to smoke (Char Broil RED), make sure you have the unused burners turned off.  I had an extra burner going, and was wondering why I couldn't keep the temps down without propping the hood open by a country mile.

    2.  Beef is easier to work with than sausage.  I had planned on doing a pizza fatty as well, but we ran into a major issue with the sausage sticking to the wax paper.  Had to abandon that one before it even went in.

    3. Cheddar melts weird.  I used slices from a block of cheddar, and might have been happier with American.  The cheese in the middle had a very waxy consistency.

    Overall, I declare this to be a successful smoke.
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. [​IMG][​IMG]   With the sausage flatten it out in a 1 gallon zip lock bag and put in the freezer for a little bit. Then cut the top half of the zip lock off and use the bottom half to roll it. 
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    For your first time you did a good job. As long as it tasted good you did fine.
     
  4. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    if it tasted good and everyone liked it good job[​IMG]
     
  5. Lord knows I didn't have any problem eating my fair share!
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Fatty...
     
  7. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I love cheeseurger fatties. Next time try shredded cheddar instead of slices. It might work better for you. Good smoke!
     
  8. What kind of buger did you use ?  Was it a ground sirloin or something with less fat? I am just getting started myself with these and was wondering if beef would be as good as sauge? Yours looks like it turned out pretty darn good. Thanks for the post
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great looking fattie!
     
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  11. azron

    azron Fire Starter

    Looks good, i want to try one with hamburger next.
     
  12. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [quote name="meateater" url="/forum/thread/108947/my-first-fatty-bacon-cheeseburger#post_660764"]
    Looks great. [​IMG][​IMG]   With the sausage flatten it out in a 1 gallon zip lock bag and put in the freezer for a little bit. Then cut the top half of the zip lock off and use the bottom half to roll it. 
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    X2 and also keep your bacon real cold & the weave will go better
     
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks tasty!!

      Craig
     

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