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Cheeks and Beans

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
My first ever Labor Day smoke (and overnight smoke) consisted of 2 - 5# butts, a batch of wicked beans (my first try solo), and some bacony-abts (first try for those too). All were smoked with delicious cherry wood in a handy-dandy new smoke box that was given to me as a gift wink.gif .

The cheeks were rubbed down with two different rubs. One was Jeff's and the other was from the meat market that was called "hickory bacon". They were placed on the smoker last night around 7pm and spritzed every hour (until internal hit 160) with straight apple juice. When the internal temp hit 160 the cheeks were placed into a foil pan and continued to smoke until internal hit 195. They came off this morning at 11am.

The wicked beans are now a staple when I get the smoker going as they are the most tasty beans I've yet to have.

Smoke box with yummy cherry wood

Smoke box on coals (minion method used)

Butts rubbed and ready for the smoke

Ingredients for wicked beans

Beans ready for smoker

Smoked goodies ready to eat
post #2 of 16
Looks great. Good job.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 16
Looks very good. However, I am coring out those Jalapeno's in the baked beans from now on. WOW!! PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #4 of 16
Looks great nice spread PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 16
You did good Laurel. That really looks great. Took ya long enough to try those beans though. Aren't they some of the best you've ever had?
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
I can't argue with you, Mark. It did take me darn too long to make them and they are the very best I've ever had.
post #7 of 16
Looks great! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Nice presentation with the qview as well.
post #8 of 16
Great job Laurel, awesome smoke.
post #9 of 16
Nice smoke box. I've got one just like it but it's smaller :(
Good job there Sumo!
post #10 of 16
I've yet to smoke the entire meal, but I think I'll try really soon.

Great Job!!!!
post #11 of 16
Very nice laurel..too bad I wasn't invited...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 16
Nice as usual.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 16
Looks super goodPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 16
Great looking smoke Laurel! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 16
Looks great Laurel! Love the looks of those beans...Mmmmm.
post #16 of 16
One nice smoke there. Great job.
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