So many of you have seen my version of the vortex in the mini-wsm section. I call it the mini-booster. I finally had a night where I could cook for myself. So I brought out the mini and the booster. Another new item this smoke, Henderson's Relish.
So here's the grub for the first test of the mini-booster. I marinated the $16 dollar (on sale) T-bone in the Henderson's Relish for several hours. Coated the steak with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Let it sit until the tater was close to being done. Put the corn on about 30 minutes prior to the steak going on.
That's a 12" inch plate just to put the size of the steak into perspective
Mini-booster loaded and ready for lift off!
T-minus 3-2-1 Lift off!
Tater was on (no foil) for about 45 minutes. Then I wrapped it and put the corn on about 30 minutes prior to putting the steak on.
Tight fit! See that little kiss of smoke floating above the steak, yeah that's the good stuff!
Had to bust out the big plate for this meal!
Trimmed heavy for the old dog!
13 years young!
Having never used a vortex, I guess this did what it's supposed to do. In the center there was a concentrated source of heat that radiated out to the edges to give an indirect cooking area. The tater and corn did well. It's hard to tell if there was much difference for the steak because it was too big to take advantage of the indirect, direct surfaces.
Total cook time on the limited fuel was right at about 4 hours. plenty of time to do just about anything.
Now the star of the Show, Henderson's relish. This stuff is tasty and when I run out I will be ordering another bottle or three. Similar to Worcestershire but not. The steak was awesome!