On to business, last year at work we hired in a new guy. We were kinda picking at him and he mixed up his words and said "grill some meat loaf". I've been picking at him about it ever since, partly because he is a good sport and plays along, but mostly because I was intrigued by the idea of it.
Obviously I would rather smoke it than grill it, so I set to developing a scheme I believe will work and have decided this weekend seems like the time to try.
First delima was the pan. How can you get smoke infiltration through a solid pan? You can't just lump it on the grates either and expect that signature shape. An expanded metal pan, but the holes are enormous and that could cause issues. Finally I settled on stainless steel screen wire. I had the tinners at work whip me up a V1.0 pan this morning during a lull with the promise of tasty meat treats in return.
Now if this works out, I'm going to have a few more made so I can fill my offset smokers vast wasteland of grate. This weekend, chicken and possibly smoked beans will help cover the area to make temperatures easier to maintain.
Next the recipe. This didn't take long to come up with. We are going to season it with out steak rub and put a splash of apple flavored bbq sauce on top as it finishes up.
Should be interesting if nothing else! Hoping it works out and I will put up a Q-view assuming it is edible.