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My Fatty Piston

post #1 of 77
Thread Starter 
The piston idea belongs to a talented smoker named Grillinski. He made one awhile back using a wooden disc and the shaft of an arrow.

I made mine using pvc......

For the stuffing I made some corned beef hash, by frying onions and garlic and potatoes then adding corned beef......then added cheese and minced jalapenos....

I used pvc for the whole piston... cut a pvc disc to fit the tube, attached a pvc cap to fit the palm of my hand.

I put my cooled corned beef stuffing into the tube and tamped it down...

After the cylinder was full, I wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it chill.

Onto the rolled out spicy sausage....

Wrapped in bacon and into my drum smoker for 4 hours...

I love the fatty piston. :)

The corned beef hash, bacon wrapped fatty....

Thanks for checking out my new toy. :)
post #2 of 77
Hey that's a neat idea, and you made an awesome fattie!
post #3 of 77
Holy Crap! I swear....if GOD made a fattie, he's be "hard pressed" (pun intended) to make one that looked so perfect!

Question - I get the two pieces of PVC pipe and the cap, but what is the flat material that you cut to shape of the larger pipe, or the piece at the end of the plunger? Could you post some more details for guys like me that need everything spelled out for them PDT_Armataz_01_04.gif

That is awesome...Kudos to you. Seriously Cowgirl, my wife would be jealous if she saw me drooling over my keyboard right now :-)
post #4 of 77
Great invention, the fattie looks perfect...points.gif
post #5 of 77
I'm speachless.... Red said Bravo!
post #6 of 77
Cool idea, I might have to make one and do my first fatty!!

post #7 of 77
Unbelievable!!! That is ssssooo cool!! points.gif
post #8 of 77
NICE! I was also thinking that you could wrap in plastic wrap the ingrediants and twist it tight, but that looks like it works so much better.

Also you totally beat me to the corned beef hash fattie! Looks good!

I wonder if you could (somehow) Make one like that for eggs (omlets). Like make a tube that was sealed at one end, and that you could seal on the other end, then drop into boiling water to cook the omlet. Even if you could seal it, and put it in a vaccu-seal bag or something...

I have no tools, or tool skills, anyone want to try that? :D I'd buy one of those for sure for fatties.
post #9 of 77
Do you have a parts list with the sizes of PVC pipe and what parts to buy? icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 77
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody! I like the thing, it makes stuffing a fattie a breeze. :)
But more important... it was fun to use! biggrin.gif
Rivet, thank you!

Bman too funny! lol The plunger disc was a piece of fairly thick plastic, smooth on one side and sort of dimpled on the other. It was 4 inches square and I just drew out the size I needed to fit my pipe, and cut it out.
I think it is pvc too... it was in my pvc leftover stash. lol

Thank you Paul and Dave! Paul, thanks too for the points! Dave, please tell Red Thank you too! biggrin.gif

Thanks Mark and ISU! ISU, thanks for the points too! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Herky, thanks!! That sounds doable. :) Find a material that will not become toxic when heated... I bet it can be done! icon_smile.gif

Paul, the parts list is small.

I used one 2" piece of pvc that is 8" long
1 1" piece of pvc that is 11" long
Then on the small pipe I attached a cap to fit the palm of my hand and cut the disc to fit the inside of the 2" pipe.

Grillinski plans on making these and selling them online. I'm not sure what his will be made of but I bet they will work great. I think he is planning on making different sizes to choose from.
I'll let ya know when he gets his site set up.

Thanks again folks!!
post #11 of 77
Wow, awesome idea, thanks for this!
post #12 of 77
Very nice great idea and the PVC makes sense PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 77
Just got back from Lowes... Bahahahaha!
post #14 of 77
Very Cool but whomever thunk it up has entirely too much time on their hands!! LOL

Thanks for sharing.
post #15 of 77
this is a really cool idea......a patent should really be made on this. i can think of other uses in the kitchen for this.

and nice fatty too!
post #16 of 77
It definatly sound like it would work out great for sure. The PVC would be a clean product to make it food grade i guess if you boil it to clean it. Yet another idea but I'm glad to see that you shared the credit. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #17 of 77
cool idear Jeanie what did ya use to attatch the pvc togather icon_question.gif
thanks and points.giffor it.
post #18 of 77
That might be the most perfectly crafted fatty I have or ever will see.

I am wiping away tears from my eyes...

post #19 of 77
All I can say is WOW! If I weren't married I would propose! everything from the plunger to the angled bacon weave is spot on... Gotta love a country girl with skills. A true "Iron" chef PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #20 of 77
That is awesome Cowgirl.

Just curious, you have rough amounts on the ingredients? I'm curious how much sausage you actually use.

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