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First smoke on new grill and EWWW w/q-view

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

So I got a new Char-Griller Outlaw with the side fire box and after a log debate on another thread about what to smoke first on it, I decided to do something completely different.  I like the idea of the fatties but wanted to do something with marinated carne asada.  So, I decided to roll bell peppers, onions and jalepenos in marinated carne asada.  It sounded like a good idea......



All rolled up and about to go on the grill.



Sitting on the grill ( I had my temp probes sitting through the potatoes



All done and ready to eat.



Unfortunately, thought it may or may not look good the first bite was tough to swallow and left that stomach feeling saying not to take another bite. 


Instead of purchasing a marinade, or taking one of the reciepes from this site, I decided to try a couple from a few grilling books that I have.  I believe that is where the mistake was made as I did one un-marinated and it tasted ok.


I am chaulking this one up to experience and noting never to use those receipes again.


post #2 of 12
Unfortunate mistake. Just makes you better in the long run, though. Hang in there!
post #3 of 12

I don't see where you went wrong.


Your taster told you that.


Keep at it, you will get it down.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 12

icon14.gif I'd tap them. nana2.gif

post #5 of 12

Looks like a great idea! I'm sure you can refine it!

post #6 of 12

It is a good smoke

post #7 of 12

Failure leads to perfection!

Keep on going!


They look awesome, by the way!!




No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #8 of 12

Was the marinade to strong? To much smoke? Seems like you had a good idea going in. Maybe try it again and keep the marinade simple. These might be better suited to the grill instead of the smoker. They look good though.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

I was the the taster and I believe that the marinade was way too strong or a little off. 


I will do this again, but on a smaller scale (made about 4 dozen and all of it went into the trash) and use a good known marinade to start.


As a chef in the family once told me: "Even master chefs fail.  It is learning from the failures that make great chefs"


post #10 of 12

They look good. I think the technique was great. Too bad you didn't like the marinade.

post #11 of 12

  They do look great.



I did one un-marinated and it tasted ok.  

  I think you found the mistake


I am chaulking this one up to experience 

 As long as you're learning something it's not a complete failure.



  Just keep on smoking, your doing fine  grilling_smilie.gif

post #12 of 12

It sounds like a good ideal .

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