This thread has alot going on so I hope it doesn't appear too much of a cluster.
I was at a wedding last weekend that happened to be catered by a local Q-joint. Food wasn't bad, especially for wedding food. I was seated with some family that I hadn't seen in over 5 years and the topic of conversation turned to BBQ and smoked food due to the fact that everyone had Q on their plate. I made the mistake of talking about how much smoking I do and before I left I had gotten myself into a "put your money(or Q in this case) where your mouth is" I kept nothing from this smoke, all was given away
I decided to wow em with ham, rare roast beef and turkey breast. I started with 2 "ready to cook" hams, 2 round tip roasts and 3 turkey half breasts. This was to be split between 2 families.
Trimmed the hams and injected with maple syrup and rubbed the outside with maple syrup as well.
Put the hams side by side in the MES and smoked with cherry and apple. Next I got the roasts ready. Rubbed with EVOO and Pappy's Prime Rib Rub. I had done a roast like this for myself the day before and absolutely loved it. This was the first time I made rare roast beef that I wouldn't be eating myself
Added the roasts to the MES and got to prepping the turkey. I injected each with a mix of EVOO and Lawry's seasoning and coated the outside with the mix as well. It slipped my mind to take pics of the turkey prep. Threw the turkey back in the fridge til the roasts were done.
Pulled the roasts at 139 and 140 since the people they were going to don't eat their beef as bloody as I do. As the beef came off, the turkey went on.
Sliced up and split into 2 piles, 1 for each family.
Meanwhile the hams finished at 152 and 153
1 turkey finished a while before the other 2, probably due to psoition in the "hot spot". Pulled it and sliced it after a rest.
The other 2 finished shortly after and met the same fate.
Turkey was all sliced and divided 2 ways. Hams were delivered whole so no sliced pics. The food got rave reviews and I think I'm getting stuck doing the holiday meals for family gatherings. That's what I get for opening my big mouth.