The Great Martinsville NASCAR smokeout

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mike heagerty, Oct 27, 2011.

Has Mike taken on too much?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2011.
  1. Yes! You cannot manage all those meats, guests unless he is Gordon Ramsay! Oh my God!

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  2. No! He will be like Gordon and deliver top quality food and all will be happy!

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  3. Who cares, I just want Mark Martin to win the race!

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  1. I'm a nervous wreck!!!

    On Sunday I'm serving about 20 guests off my CharBroil offset. You read the event description on my Facebook page.

    I bought a 9lb pork shoulder at Publix this morn, Wed. I have read and will read again the pulled pork sticky, but I am concerned with cooking time. I had it cut into two approx. 4.5 lbs pieces. I figure to start the smoke about 4am Sun 30th and take them off around 10am and finish them low (250) in the oven by 12:30 and let 'em rest for an hour.

    I have to get on 6 racks of ribs and 40 pieces of chicken legs and thighs by 11am  and have them off around 3pm.

    I have help in the kitchen, and am gonna try to serve the chicken and ribs around 3:30.

    Wish me luck!![​IMG]

    I'll try and post some Qview here OK?
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will be fine!  Just remember to go by temp (internal temps) and you have one advantage - a race to keep everyone distracted with, lol! buy a package or two of franks to keep on hand for emergency serving 'just in case' - you can whip those out to satisfy eager eaters quickly; if you don't use them and keep them under refrigeration, just take 'em home for a future dinner or two.
  3. smokinal

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

    Good luck!

    Sounds like a fun time.
  4. Martinsville - sight of my first live NASCAR race back when Harry Gant was winning all them races in a row. Smelled some great BBQ while in the Carolinas and Virginia area and thought it would be cool to be able to do that stuff. Now I do and I still think back to that race.

    Good luck, you'll do fine and remember the ONLY person putting pressure on you about what/when/how YOU.  Your guests will think you're the King! (just leave the big belt buckle at home)

  5. Thanks Pops!  Fortunately, there will be friut salad, deviled eggs and vegetables with ranch to keep 'em all happy pre-race.  The pulled pork sandwiches will be at the green flag. Of course libations will be liberal!
  6. Hey Al!

    I'm sure it will be!

  7. Thanks John for saying that so nicely!  I put the pressure on, but I agree, it will probably go well.
  8. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like a great time will be had by all. Remember to take a lot of pictures.

  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mike,like Pops and Heagarty said,you'll be fine. Here's my Matra "PATIENCE"[​IMG]

    Make sure to allow time for stalls and ...
  10. Thanks JC.  6:30 edt Sat. The grill is out. Here is the first photo!

  11. Oldschool, I'm Heagerty, prolly posted wrong.. The pork shoulders will go on around Sunday 4am,edt.

  12. I was at all four of those races Harry won in '91. I was working for the 75 car then. I have a picture of me at that Martinsville race actually on the wall in the living room. Harry was my wife's favorite driver. She used to serve him when she waitressed at Cheers in Hickory back in the day. That was a real exciting time. Everybody loved Harry.

  13. Mike,

    You may want to start those ribs at 9 AM if you're doing a 3-2-1.
  14. The pork went on at 5am, and I stalled it at 830.  Underway again, but the ribs won't go on until 11:30-12p


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