You know I sometimes miss that Taste!!!!! lighter fuel infused carbon?
Hey Robin at least you know for next time, you should have seen my first 2 chickens covered in soot!!!! LOL
Yeah they are bit more than a Shank mate they are the Hock plus the bottom end of the leg but looks pretty Ok to me!!!
At least they are cheap enough to practice with and nice smoke ring by the way. With Shanks like that, just like ribs, foiling is essential with a few other ingredients in the foil pouch. I used golden syrup, brown sugar and apple juice. As you are not after a crispy skin it helps with the moisture and braises the shank a bit keeping it more moist.
Hey resurrected don't buy tins make your own! Brummies lad if its not Curry they are buggered!!!!! Just get some yellow split peas, soak overnight and them boil them in a muslin bag with plenty room to expand until they are mush (like hummus, you can use a blender if they are still a bit lumpy)! You can boil them in the water from a boiled ham shank, but it can be a bit salty or boil them with a Ham stock cube. I just use a new white mesh dishcloth slit open at the top rather than pay for muslin.