Well, you get to know certain songs when you have a teenage daughter whether it's your preferred music or not. Anyway, family get together for Mother's Day at a cousin's house and was told "We're just going to throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill". So I figured it was a good opportunity to offer to smoke a couple butts for pulling (I picked up on her subtle hint). I should have offered to smoke them in exchange for a couple hour's use of her husband's Lamborghini or Nissan GT-R but I wasn't thinking at the moment. Picked up a 2 pack of butts that totalled 16.80 lbs. yesterday. Mixed up a large batch of rub and ensured I had everything for some of Chef JJ's Foiling Juice which I'm sure will amaze everyone. Picked up a few different BBQ sauces, for those attending that aren't purists, including a couple I hadn't tried before. Got Pat's Ho-Made (really, that's the name), Dinosaur Original Sensuous Slathering, Uncle Mike's Special Reserve 101 and Sweet Baby Ray's Vidalia Onion. Trimmed this morning and I'm trying one of them with most of the fat cap removed. It is well marbled with fat. Rubbed, wrapped and placed back in fridge to soak up the wonderful flavors.
Loaded the AMNPS full with Pitmaster's Choice pellets and she's burning well. Of course as soon as I pulled the meat and gave it some more rub and MES was up to temp, the rain started. Being I don't have much of a covered area I was stressing but was prepared. Made it through the first storm ok. Hopefully no more tonight but I'm not holding my breath. It's going to be a long night!! Oh, as soon as I pull the meat out, in will go a batch of No Boil Smoked Mac & Cheese. Here are some pics and I'll update as it goes. Sorry for rambling on....Steve
Trimmed and Rubbed
Ready to go in (other one's in already)
Ready for the rain!!
Ready to be foiled with some Jimmy Juice
Fell asleep and when I awoke they were just beyond my target temp. Quickly pulled them, double wrapped in HD foil and into the cooler they went, all snuggly with an old quilt.
Chef JimmyJ's Foiling Juice skimmed and going into the fridge so I can de-fat the rest. This stuff is awesome. I could drink it from the pan!! It's really that good. Now to get busy with the Mac & Cheese
Edited by Roadkill Cafe - 5/12/13 at 4:46am