After all the previous mentions in various threads, kinda sorta mentioning the Family Smokeout where the young bucks try to show up the old man, it's finally happening, today as a matter of fact. Sit back and enjoy the ride because thanks to many members on this site, I've sharpened my skills a tad and with the introduction of a WSM to my weaponry, it'll be fun and a true learning experience. Someone forgot to tell me that smoking meat at 5900+ feet was different than at sea level. I've had a couple of practice smokes and discovered it takes longer. Enough of the chit-chat and on to the meat of the subject (sorry, I couldn't help myself).
Yesterday, I started the preparations for today's smoking session.
First off, the meat choice of the day:
Sorry about that. Count that as a morning neck twisting exercise. Next, a side view in cryovac:
And of course, a plug for the fine meat market that has great meat selections. If you're ever in the Denver Metro area, look these folks up and bring a towel to wipe up the drool:
The not to secret "Secret Ingredients". Looks familiar? It should if you read Jeff's newsletter back a couple of months ago. I'm following his "method", kinda sorta. Thanks Jeff for a great way to do Dino Bones.
WARNING, WARNING: You are now entering the drool zone. Please back away from your keyboards. I cannot accept responsibility for damage to your keyboards. Thank You.
You are still in the drool zone:
You can just make out the bone in the meat section in the upper left of the QVue. That translates to a lot of meat.
You may now exit the drool zone, for now.
A brief rest in the bath of rub and sauce:
Into the vac pac and back to the fridge for a long contemplation of their fate:
And now, the sun has risen, the birds are chirping. Looks to be another fine day in a city just southeast of Denver. The Adult kids are still asleep (secret #01: Get up before them and get first access to the counter for the preps needed).
This will be good. The kids like to entertain so they're well versed in that side of it and they're also well versed in their smoking skills (but don't tell them I said so, it goes to their head and makes them think the old man is worried.)
More to come. I'll try to get the SIL (Dnvrdv) to pose and post for his contributions to today's efforts.
My Son is prep smoking at his house but I'll sneak in a couple shots of the finished product anyway.