Thanks, Bear. I'll put that in my notes.....Guru's suggestions are always duly noted.
Ok, its Monday, the girls now are cold and want out the fridge. They are so dry, I am thinkin about suntan lotion. And settle for a massage. Since it cam out soooooo mild I am going to try rubbing it down with some liquid Garlic (just enough to massage in and make it slightly tacky). Then I am adding some "More Spice" (for more spice), and some salt. I ever so gently massage these into the meat.
I went out to lite the Smoker return and my meat is so happy its crying. The salt and spice seem to be drawing out the liquid from the cure! Had not thought of that. Hmmmmm........ well we'll see what happens, its a first time doing this and so far no problems. We will just be learning if it works.
Filling and loading the generator, I learned something digging in the archives here (I tell you guys this search engine only needs to be asked correctly to find out anything, well about smoking anyway). Seems Corn cob is a lighter and faster burning smoke, so instead of mixing it showed putting your secondary smoke in the generator first the topping it off with the corn cob. You'll burn it up too fast on the bottom and may cause problems with a hassle free smoke if mixed. My first time with corn cob, I'll bite.
Every time I see this or anyone elses picture I get that commerical in my head, with Bush Beans? "Roll that beautiful bean footage" Actually this was a re-light, see where it was lite and the lack of smoke? Its ok, I was watching for it.
Now we are loaded. That noise is the girls are excited and giggling. Note the new fire in the generator, actually it the third time, It was lite, blown out, lite blown out, and now blown to lite again. Yes, I did wear a belt and suspenders too!
This is a picture of my new patent pending generator protection diverter device.
Been smoking an hour with now a 1/2 opened vent, and the loader at half mast. Temperature in the smoker, 100 degrees. Think I'll kick it up a notch to 110.
Bonus footage, this is no doubt a smoke next year after being cut and seasoned and split. I am positive this one limb is at least a cord of pecan. I hate to drag it off into the burn pile and set it ablaze but I am not sure I will be into splitting wood anymore. That was back in the day that us guys though the girls got off on seeing us playing lumber jack.
I was lucky I guess it came forward and not back, that's the motor home shed behind this one.
Well time to cook supper, so I'll try and get some more shots afterwards.
My plan of attack is to inch up the temp by 10 degrees every 2 hours. I assume that will run through the generators load. Then I can decide if I need another load of smoke while I let the girls rest in the fridge over night.
Thanks all and remember its now experiment because of the weeping ladies.