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Quick smokes (and a bacon question)

post #1 of 7
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Hi all!

 

I'm still new here, just got my MES a couple of months ago.  Wife really gave me a hard time at first (just bought it, didn't talk it over on the "better to ask forgiveness than permission" principle).  But after several smokes she is completely on board with it!  I've done mostly just baby backs, I'm thinking of trying spares soon, and I just did Jeff's bacon wrapped thighs, which were good, but cooked in about half the time so I have to adjust.  (I have pics on phone keep forgetting to post).  I've been using apple chips, unsoaked, and now I've got an 18" AMNPS and some apple and peach on the way as well, as I don't seem to get good smoke unless I have the temp over 240.  Ribs I'm doing 1-2.5-1 @240, they were coming out dry with the 221@225 way.

 

I'm looking to add to the menu here so to speak, and I'm looking for ideas on stuff I can do quickly, like under three hours or even less, so that this isn't just a weekend thing.  What do you guys do for relatively quick smokes?

 

Also, a question about bacon.  I'm not ready to cure my own yet, so I was wondering about just buying a package of slab bacon at the store and smoking that, or maybe even just putting some slices on a matt and smoking them.  Any ideas on how to do that safely/properly?

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

Made the bacon wrapped chicken thighs again last night, took about an hour again. Pulled them off at 167 and tossed on the grill to crisp the bacon for a couple of minutes:

 

 

Also shamelessly bumping this as nobody answered :)  This chicken is good, but I need more options!  And has nobody just gone to the store and picked up some sliced bacon and  thrown it in there? 

post #3 of 7

I agree , Caradoc.  Ya just need some eyeballs on it from time to time.

 

The Bird looks really good. Can't go wrong with Bacon added. I like Thighs  , but the Wife like the white meat. Each to his own.:biggrin:

 

Sorry no-one come to look , all that work and no . . . :Looks-Great:.

 

Have fun and  . . .

post #4 of 7

I wrapped shrimp around some kielbasa, tossed in a memphis rub.

Then smoked for 45min-1hr. 

The turned out amazing! 

I have also seen a few other folks here do the same thing and theres looked out of this world.

I liked it because it was a quick smoke, had fun putting it together, and everyone loved them.

The only downfall is they do not stay warm long I was thinking of the next batch dropping in tin pan and putting overtop one of those cater flames.

Please excuse the lack of knowledge on the catering stuff.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

That looks good! 

post #6 of 7

Hi Caradoc!!!

 

Below is a link to my Step by Steps. There's about 50 to choose from.

 

That might help you:

 

ust click on "Bear's Step by Steps".
 
 
Bear
 
post #7 of 7

You can do Myron's cupcake mold chicken thighs in about 3 hours. Best chicken I have ever had. The glaze at the end is just too good. Let me know if you need the recipe. I bought his book, there are several good recipe's in there. As there are in Jeff's book which I also have. 

 

I never had the cupcake thighs turn out any way but awesome.

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