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My first pinic just went into the smoker !

post #1 of 32
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I'm a night owl so I made sure I packed the ice box full of LongHammer IPA.
It's perrty hot here today about 104 in the shade, I'll have to keep a close eye on the smoke temp. as night falls.

This time I decided to brine for 24 hr. in a salt brown sugar brine.
rinsed well then soaked over night in a gallon of H20 and 3 cups brown sugar .
My wood of choice this time around is a mix of hickory & apple wood.
I will post up Qview's as things progress.
It's going to be a long night, can't wait !

Thanks for all of your help.
post #2 of 32
Keep us posted and enjoy the IPAs...
post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 

Will do !
From what I have been told about picnic's i'm in for a LONG night.LOL!!!
By morning I will post up all of my Qview's.I'm shooting for int. temp of 205-210 so it can be pulled for our family camping trip......yummm!!!!!!!
Smoke temp. is holding strong at 230 degrees.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Good eat's and good beers too all of you.
post #4 of 32
Where's those pictures?

I'd fill a cooler with ice too. You could put your feet in it while you wait. 104? Dang, that's miserably hot.
post #5 of 32
Yeah, Dan, picnics can drive you insane if you let 'em...I only did one early this spring...I think it was 17 hours start to finish, but I had temp control issues after the stall started. I had a burner valve get twichy with me, so I ran at lower temps (seems like 185-205*) to keep it from spiking so bad. If I remember, it was punching that poor piggy leg at 255-280*, or some aweful thing like that.

I probably would have had it on the table 90 minutes or so earlier if the temps would have run OK. I think it was about 9-1/2 lbs before I skinned it and knocked a little of the heaviest cap off of it.

Anyway, I think it's because there's a high bone density, and it runs full length that slows 'em down so much.

Good luck! I'll catch up with you later, probably Tuesday night before I'll get to peek at your pics.

Have a great smoke!

post #6 of 32
Thread Starter 
Here's the pictures to start off............LOL !!!
I decided to only smoke one of the two picnics tonight ,after 6 people bailed out of our camping trip.

I guess that's a good thing , that means I have another one in the freezer to do without the brine . That way I will know if it was a wasted step or not.
More pictures to come.

P.S. I'm looking for a good slaw , can someone point me in the right direction please.
post #7 of 32
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Will do ............. tic,tock, tic, tock !!
Three hours in the smoke..........look'in good so far !

I only drink when I smoke............LMFAO !!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #8 of 32
Three hours in the smoke..........look'in good so far !

YES IT IS!!!!!!!!!!! Hmm...24 hrs salt & brown sugar brined...then overnight in brown sugar brine...then, rubbed with copious amounts of......................brown sugar. All that brown sugar is just starting to melt and turn sticky, and gooey, and..................aaaaaaaaaah, maaaaaaaaaan! I gotta shut up and go to bed, after I find a snack! LOL!!!!

Lookin' mighty fine so far, Dan!

Oh, I just saw your edit, I guess, looking for the slaw. Check out the side items if you haven't yet. If nothing catches your eye right away, do a search in the same forum (sides) for cole slaw, and you should get a bunch of hits. I can't recommend any myself, as I haven't tried doing my own, or anyone's posted here...my wife handles that type of stuff. icon_redface.gif

Catch you on the flip-side...good luck & good smokes!!!!!

post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks Eric, will do !
post #10 of 32
Here is the slaw recipe I use all the time.
No mayo and no ketchup. Slightly sweet and white vinegar based.

One bag coleslaw mix or a medium head of cabbage and some shredded cabbage (I usually just buy the mix).
Half an onion diced, red or white
1-2 stalks celery chopped up (optional)
1/2Cup white sugar
1/2Cup white vinegar
1/4Cup vegetable oil
1tsp salt
1 1/2tsp dry mustard
black pepper to taste

Mix coleslaw mix or cabbage with carrots and onions.
Pour sugar over top and toss, set aside in the fridge (or prep this right before you pour liquid on)
In a small saucepan mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Allow liquid mixture to cool completely. Once cooled pour over coleslaw mixture and toss.
Let sit for at least 24 hours or up to a week tossing at least once a day.
Drain excess liquid right before serving and enjoy.
post #11 of 32
Looks good so far! I'm going to get some sleep for ya and check your progress in the mornin' hope to see some good pulled pork when I get up PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
Damn near 9hr's and it just hit 160* This one is going to take some smoker time. tic,tock,tick,tock..........LOL
Hey who says 44years old is to old to be pulling a all nighter in the back yard ,drink'in beer....................points.gif
post #13 of 32
Looking good! Keep us posted.
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
11 hrs and 165* and getting very sleepy .......LOL.......TIC,TOCK icon_neutral.gifPDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
To tired for Qview but will make sure I get a picture when she comes out.
post #15 of 32
Looking good.. Good luck with the smoke....Should be some good eating...
post #16 of 32
That is a good looking picnic !!!!!!!
post #17 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hr 16 and it just reached 178* and I'm sneaking in short naps now.
Guess being 44yrs old is to old to stay up all night smoking and drinkingicon_redface.gif
Well I'm not smoking I just smell like I'm on fire,so my wife keeps reminding me........LMAO!!!
Oh man it's going to be a long day.PDT_Armataz_01_06.gif
post #18 of 32
Sure but you will do it again, it is the addiction... LOL
post #19 of 32
Thread Starter 
I sure will !
18hrs = 195* looks really nice I will post up my Qview when it comes out of the smoker.
post #20 of 32
Anticipating the qview!!!
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