As you all know I got some hocks and trotters a little over two weeks ago. I built a sweet maple cure and threw some in the brine buckets and they were all happy happy. I had the hocks cut in 1/3's because they like cooking that way better. I don't know why, ask them.
My first appoligy, no pictures of 'em in the bucket of flavor in the project reefer. I don't know why, they were just sitting there for 2 whole weeks. Just lazy I guess. But just picture in your mind a white polyethylene John Deere tractor transmission oil bucket. Really clean, with two gallons of Pop's marvelous curing brine, suchs a beautiful golden amber color. Its filled with hocks and trotters with a nice clean freezer ziploc filled with water to hold 'em in the bucket. Hey the trotters looked so happy I thought they were going to get out and dance!
So about two weeks later, I pulled 'em, rinsed 'em, dried 'em, and back in the reefer last night to dry on the racks.
Today I fired the smoker up, high heat, vent open, AMPs smoking. Well it was just starting, give it a break!
I turned the heat back down low, and kicked in the turbo charger for 4 hours of great pecan shell smoke.
Tomorrow I am thinking beans!!!! I am smelling my hands a lot! No I am not a perv, I am a lover of smoke! They are in the reefer catch a mellow, tomorrow into the freezer. Well most of them anyway.
I'll try and remember some more pictures.
Thank for checking 'em out.