Got a few projects in the works right now, thought id get a post going with my progress to make it easier to post from my phone!
For Christmas we always do a Brisky, normally I go with an oven method since my wife doesn't love a ton of smoke, but this year doin it for a bunch of family, so thought id go all out! This will actually be my first smoked Brisket, and I've been spending the last couple of weeks researching methods and getting ready (I even ordered some Tatonka Dust). Im planning to throw it in at about 1:00AM to be ready around 2-3pm, then into a cooler with old sheets for 2 hours for a 5-6:00 dinner.
Ill Rub her down with EVOO, Salt, Pepper, Garlic, and some Tatonka Dust. And of course ill keep everyone up to date with pictures!
Im also going to thrown in a batch of ABT's which I plan to also stuff with Lil'smokies, I purchased a chilli griller tray to cook 'em in.
I also picked up some pork belly from my local butcher (it was a bit pricier than I have ever seen it, but they said it has been getting really popular so they are having a hard time keeping it in) And have been following @Bearcarver 's "extra smoky" bacon recipe, and decided to ditch the pink salt for tenderquick this time around. Got the bacon into bags last night, ended up after trimming the skin off and preparing it with about 3 lbs each piece. I will add that the variation to Bears method that I did do was to add a bit of my homemade rub, and some fresh cracked pepper.
They will be in for at least a week, and ill post the updates here as well. So ahead weve got: Brisket, ABT's and Bacon! Stay tuned if you like.