Well, this week has been productive!
I started some chipotle (again)...got a couple of pounds of jalapenos (red ones, yeah!) for like $1.29/lb, used some hickory to smoke for about 6 hours, then continued to dry for another 30 hours or so. Turned out very nice, good pepper/smoky smell and not as hot as the serrano peppers I had made previously, but hotter than the anaheim peppers I had also smoked a few weeks ago!
I decided last Sunday to make some pulled pork for a few friends at the fire house for today (Wednesday). So, I smoked 2 ~6lb butts Tuesday for about 10 hours, used my 18" AMNTS with the pitmasters blend... pulled on for the fire house, cut the other and vacuum packed it for camping this weekend?!
I have tons of friends who hunt and harvest their kills, but then it seems they stall at using it for anything, except the occasional meal...so I have a running deal to all my freezer packed friends...bring my your wild game...I'll smoke it and split the results...got a taker on about 4.5lbs of ground elk, decided to make snack sticks today, I'll keep my share and give her (it's her husbands) her "cut"! All in all very happy with the results! I used nepas beef stick recipe loosely (I like 'em a little spicier). Used beer in lieu of water.