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Family Smoking Shootout in Parker Colorado

post #1 of 45
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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:


01 Beef SR Label.JPG


Sorry about that.  Count that as a morning neck twisting exercise.  Next, a side view in cryovac:


02 Beef SR side view.JPG


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:


03 Tony's Plug.JPG


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.

04 The Secret Ingredients.JPG


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.


05 Dino Bones Lottsa Meat.JPG


You are still in the drool zone:


06 Meat Cross Section 02.JPG


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:


07 Dino Bones in the bath.JPG


Into the vac pac and back to the fridge for a long contemplation of their fate:


08 Vac Pac and ready for Fridge.JPG


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.




post #2 of 45

I'm going to be watching this for sure. Show no mercy! PDT_Armataz_01_41.gif

post #3 of 45

Thanks for the drool envoking pics, looking forward to the rest.

post #4 of 45

Gunner.gifNo quater given.Let the sause fly were it may.

Originally Posted by MasterOfMyMeat View Post

I'm going to be watching this for sure. Show no mercy! PDT_Armataz_01_41.gif


post #5 of 45

Not much of a competition so to speak, as we are all doing something different.  Just about to get the rub on.  Pics shortly!

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Bowl O Ribs.


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Rubbed and off to the fridge for a couple of hours.


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This is the kinda shootout that would be more fun with a front row seat & a knife and fork in your hand!!!






post #8 of 45

Man you got it going Dave!


These guys are in trouble!

post #9 of 45

The ribs are on.  Thanks to whom ever came up with rolling them. Had one too many racks to fit in the smoker.


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And here we go!!


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post #10 of 45
Thread Starter 

Alrighty then, Dnvrdv has got his going.  I had mine on earlier but had to duck out for some important items (like ice).  In the continuing saga:


Thanks to Smokin' Al, I'm trying out his method for starting and maintaining. 


09 Smokin'Al's Method.JPG


If you've followed the mods I've been making to the WSM, we're now on Wheels Mark 2:


10 Wheel Mod 02.JPG


Bought the wheels at Lowe's.  They're the ones used in those metal stands that use the wedge system.  Next up, drool warning.  The ribs spent about 24 hours in marinade.  Looking good:


11 Dino Ribs on two racks.JPG


Enough of the pics, lets get to smoking:


12 In Shining Glory.JPG


So far, we're just doing fine.  We've been smoking now for about 2 1/2 hours and in another half hour I'll put the ribs into pans with Beef Broth and continue the smoke for about another 3 hours.  Low and slow.



post #11 of 45

Dave it looks great so far i will wait . go dave go

post #12 of 45


Great Looking BBQ My friend!




No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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Originally Posted by africanmeat View Post

Dave it looks great so far i will wait . go dave go

What Dave are you talking too?

Name should be DNVRDV=DeNVeRDaVe (Missed the Caps when I signed up)

post #14 of 45

Looking good 2 hours in!


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post #15 of 45

NWDave is diligently watching the WSM!


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post #16 of 45
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At least I stayed near the smokers.  Some of Dnvrdv's buddies showed up and of course Dave had to go for a "check ride"14 Dave on motorcycle.JPG

post #17 of 45
Thread Starter 

The third member of the smoking group showed up.  My son, Sean, has been slaving over his contribution, about 7 lbs of bone in Pork.  He's going to shred it for sammies.


13 Bone in Pork 6-7 lbs to pull.JPG

post #18 of 45

This all looks just to good. Keep it coming. icon14.gif

post #19 of 45
Thread Starter 

Ask and you shall receive.  It's been a long tough struggle, slaving over a hot smoker........  WARNING, WARNING.  THE FOLLOWING IS A PUBLIC SERVICER ANNOUCEMENT.  A DROOL WARNING HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED ON THIS THREAD.  This poster is NOT responsible for anyone's failure to take adequate protection.  END OF WARNING.


My smoked meat is panned and getting ready to hit the tables:


Whaddaya think?  Chef nibbles say it's great.




Then, of course, I put one away for a neighbor who has the evening duty with a local police department. Maybe if his partner, a patrol canine, is good, he'll get to chew on the bone.


Chef's Choice.JPG


The other Dave will be checking in soon with his Pork Baby Backs.  Definitely wish we had smellavision. 


To be continued.



post #20 of 45

Jeez, I've been watching this tabbed thread, just refreshing it everytime it popped up on top of the new posts.


Looks like a load of great eats to be had somewhere near Denver tonight, and a ton of fun bringing it all together.


Is there more for Sunday??? Ha-ha!!!


Keep rolling, 'cause it's lookin' pretty darn good from where I'm sitting!



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