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Cream can seven bone!

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I recently acquired another Olgallala cream can for cooking. My big is 5 gallons and only really useful for cooking when you have 40-60 people. Originally ranchers would cook large meals during branding season or round ups in the cream cans. You can cook just about anything in them. Some typical cooks are soups, stews, shrimp and crawfish, sausage, veggies etc.

The Olgallala Creamery Can is all stainless. The lid is machined for a right for so no gasket is required like the Aluminum ones now being sold.

So on to my new can. It is a 2 1/2 gallon and is prefect for cooking everyday dinners. The principle behind them is steam and a bit of pressure, but not as much as a pressure cooker. If you're not careful you can blow the lid off.

The wife wanted non-smoked pot roast. Okay I'll use the cream can! There is an insert that you can use to keep food off the bottom. It is a hinged grate that fits through the rim of the can. For this particular cook I used corn husks on the bottom because I was using fresh corn. Put the husks in add corn, I halved them. Added a quartered onion, 8 garlic cloves. A 2 pound bag of fingerling taters. Was going to add carrots and celery but forgot! Added 24 ounces of Deschutes Black Butte Porter. Seared the seven bone in the cast iron and threw it in the pot too. Put the lid on, brought it up to steam and let it go for 2 hours. Here's the result:

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Perfect slice tender, and great flavor! Sorry forgot the full plated pic. Served with horseradish, yumm!


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post #2 of 19

what a cool rig. that pot roast looks dynamite. good looking meal altogether.

post #3 of 19

Holy crap, that looks good.

 

You cooked it all in that can?  At the same time?

post #4 of 19

Nice score Case  Thumbs Up  I have several of those I use for parties, reunions & such - they are handy to have around! That grub looks mighty good from this side of the country too  :icon_mrgreen:

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I love the differing techniques on this site and yours is a perfect example of a fun cooking technique giving a great result. 

 

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All looks great Case... Very cool way of doing that cook !! icon14.gif
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Originally Posted by Hambone1950 View Post

what a cool rig. that pot roast looks dynamite. good looking meal altogether.


Thank you! My grandma grew up on a dairy farm in Montana, she's the one that got me hooked on this cooking!


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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Holy crap, that looks good.

 

You cooked it all in that can?  At the same time?


Thanks Adam, yep a one pot meal!


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Originally Posted by Smoking B View Post

Nice score Case  " src="http://files.smokingmeatforums.com/smilies/icon14.gif" />  I have several of those I use for parties, reunions & such - they are handy to have around! That grub looks mighty good from this side of the country too  :icon_mrgreen:


Thanks Jeremy! Nice score, for sure just don't tell the wife, lol!

I was a bit disappointed with the seven bone, I've had better. This one raved on by everyone that had it except me. I think the smoke adds quite a bit to this cut. The Chuckies we've had out if the can have been better. The corn and taters infused with the porter were soooooo goooood!


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I love the differing techniques on this site and yours is a perfect example of a fun cooking technique giving a great result. 

 

Disco


Disco I have a strange fetish that drives my wife crazy. Unfortunately it's in the kitchen and not in the bedroom!


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post #11 of 19

Yup I grew up on a dairy farm myself which is how I learned of it too! They are really nice for gatherings & much easier to haul than big butchering kettles - hang on to them man!  thumb1.gif

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All looks great Case... Very cool way of doing that cook !! icon14.gif

Thanks Justin, learned it from my grandmas. Was just looking at the cans they used that we use as chairs. Appear to galvanized! They're 96, 98. Hmmmm!


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post #13 of 19
I just love it,the tradition ,the CAN yahoo.gif the meal.
I spent a bit of my youth milking cows but we didn't have stainless cans.
I bet it makes great soups . I have a love of old school cooking gear,not so much new gadgets . Drove various female partners mad, or madder come to think of it:biggrin:
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I saw a posting of this on FB the other day. There were a couple of Dairymen that went to our church and they would do a couple of dinner socials during the year with their cream cans. I would know when a social was coming up because Dad would get a call from one or the other to arrange a date to butcher a cow. We would slaughter the cow and take it make to the shop and let it age for a week to 10 days. We would then break it down and set aside what meat was needed for the dinner and the rest of Mrs Moo was ground up and wrapped in 1 pound packages and given to the church to give to those families in need.
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Now, that's really cool and great for a gathering. Reminded me of a recipe I was given years ago by somebody for doing a sausage cook in a milk can that looked delish. I have the recipe stashed somewhere but never was able to score the milk can to do it in, not to mention the fact they are quite BIG...lol.

post #16 of 19
That's cool case. My dad used to boil large quantities of corn in a milk kettle/can for parties, but I never saw one like that. Nice job.
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I just love it,the tradition ,the CAN yahoo.gif the meal.
I spent a bit of my youth milking cows but we didn't have stainless cans.
I bet it makes great soups . I have a love of old school cooking gear,not so much new gadgets . Drove various female partners mad, or madder come to think of it:biggrin:

Thanks Mick! Yeah seafood stew is one of my favs to make, especially when camping. Surprises the heck out of people when I dish it up!


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Now, that's really cool and great for a gathering. Reminded me of a recipe I was given years ago by somebody for doing a sausage cook in a milk can that looked delish. I have the recipe stashed somewhere but never was able to score the milk can to do it in, not to mention the fact they are quite BIG...lol.


Thanks Willie. Get yourself one of these 2 1/2 gallon jobs and you'd be set to make that sausage dish. Sausage, cabbage corn taters old bay, oh yeah!

Corned beef and cabbage cooks up good to. Haven't tried but with some mods tamales could be steamed too!


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Originally Posted by Humdinger View Post

That's cool case. My dad used to boil large quantities of corn in a milk kettle/can for parties, but I never saw one like that. Nice job.

Thank you!

Yeah my grandma used to do boils in hers, steel but not stainless. It took some looking for this little guy. Not cheap but we'll worth it. In my opinion!


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