Today's dinner and Vortex fun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by b-one, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Spun the last Tri tip we had in the freezer,had beans and tater salad with it. Then played with the new Vortex grilled a few brats the chicken wings and a few stuffed shrooms. Beef got some hickory smoke pecan for the rest.



    The Vortex is a little flame thrower just filled it with fully lit coals and let it burn! I'm looking forward to searing a steak over the Vortex soon!:drool
     
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  2. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The beef looks fantastic--bet it was great eating.  Beans are always great eating,  Shrooms I haven't had much luck with--never been happy with the results.  Yours, on the other hand look real tasty.  As for the wings, well I generally pass on them.

    Gary
     
  3. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    That too looks tasty!! The rest of it as well, but I do love my beef.

    :points:
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The rotisserie TT is great,what aren't you happy about with your shrooms? I can't believe you pass on wings what's up with that?
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. No action pics of the vortex? Come on man. LOL
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Lance, the beef is my fave as well I recently bought a kettle grill and rotisserie it's great for TT but I need to find other cuts to try as well.
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let's see what we have.:biggrin:


    That's a sacrificial hunk of pecan. As the lid stays off that Vortex really takes off I bet with some lump it's crazy hot.
     
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  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yea, b got his vortex ! :yahoo: Lookin great man ! Thumbs Up
     
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     
  11. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thx WHB, maybe next time I can center it better! I think it will put a mean sear on a steak!! I'm thinking a rotisserie chicken over it but it may not be a great option.
     
  12. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything looks great! Nice smokes!
     
  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks DS, I even got leftovers for a couple of lunches!:biggrin:
     
  15. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Position the Vortex wide side up under your rotisserie chicken with coals banked around your Vortex. The Vortex will shield the bird from direct heat.
     
  16. smokinal

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

    Everything looks delicious!

    Great job!

    Al
     
  17. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ill try it that way,my thinking was that would take a fair amount of charcoal. I was thinking of just using the baskets then dumping them in the Vortex to finish it off.:th_violent5:
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Al,may need a sammich soon nice having leftovers!Thumbs Up
     
  19. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job B used my vortex yesterday,it was holding 450* for 4 hrs that is when I last checked it

    Your food looks great

    Richie

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  20. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Richie, the Vortex will put a hurtin on some steaks soon! I was surprised how much charcoal it holds as well.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016

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