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post #1 of 15
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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!

 

The Verdict:

 

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!

 

ENJOY!!!!

post #2 of 15

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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

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Thank you Richie! I highly recommend ordering a bottle of Henderson's Relish, tasty stuff!

post #4 of 15

Awesome Case!

 

I think I would have chewed on that bone a while before giving it to the dog!

 

Great meal, everything looks delicious!

 

Point!

 

Al

post #5 of 15
Glad to see it worked out! That's a big steak and a nice guy go share so much with the dog!icon14.gif
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Awesome Case!

I think I would have chewed on that bone a while before giving it to the dog!

Great meal, everything looks delicious!

Point!

Al

Thanks Al! My dogs are lucky! That's one of my favorite parts of the t-bone too! No worries though I'll get mine this weekend when I take my youngest solo camping with out the dogs. I eat good when I camp!
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Glad to see it worked out! That's a big steak and a nice guy go share so much with the dog!icon14.gif

When I saw that steak I had to have it. Normally we get the stupid thin cut stuff. Hard to find one this thick. This choice steak was super tender so good!
post #8 of 15
Oh man! This post got me excited because I just picked up 5 nice porterhouse a on sale at the loca stop and shop! Your steaks looks great and I love how full you got that mini. Points!!!
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

Oh man! This post got me excited because I just picked up 5 nice porterhouse a on sale at the loca stop and shop! Your steaks looks great and I love how full you got that mini. Points!!!

Thank you! T-bones are my favorite steak to cook. When I was a kid we'd have them
For special occasions and it was one of the only things I was allowed to eat with my hands. Well at least the bone. Love gnawing on a T-bone!
post #10 of 15

:points:Yup, food looks great as usual from you.

 

That mini vortex????    That's great, I have one for the 22 weber.

 

I might just have to try to make one for the mini.

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

points.gif Yup, food looks great as usual from you.

That mini vortex????    That's great, I have one for the 22 weber.

I might just have to try to make one for the mini.

Thanks Adam!

Yeah I decided that I needed to make one for the mini. I thought about making it and octagon or hexagon but I decided that was too much cutting and welding! I couldn't do a cone either because I don't have a way to roll steel. Hence the booster! 8" at the base, 5" at the top just about 3" high.
post #12 of 15

Looks fantastic Case, I'm getting hungry just looking at those pics.

 

I like your dog too, cute!

 

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by redheelerdog View Post

Looks fantastic Case, I'm getting hungry just looking at those pics.

I like your dog too, cute!



Thank you RHD! Good stuff!
post #14 of 15

Great looking steak on the new unit.

 

Points for innovation!

 

Disco

post #15 of 15
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Great looking steak on the new unit.

Points for innovation!

Disco

Thanks Disco! Liked it so much I did a repeat last night!
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