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Professor Q Takes A Holiday

post #1 of 12
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I was sitting on the couch this morning drinking my coffee and getting ready for the days list of honey-do items when the wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner tomorrow. I told her I'd love to smoke something but I didn't know what I wanted. She asked my youngest, Jake, if he had any ideas and he suggested a pok loin. Smart kid for being all of 13!

As I embarked on my chores she and Jake headed to the freezer and came back a wee later with a nice little bone in loin roast. I thought this will be great over apple but before I could say a word Jake chimed in and told me he was going to do all the work for me to include capturing the pics as his present to me! What a lad!

The pig...

The mustard prep aftr scoring the fat...

The rub...

The park in the fridge and now we all have to wait until after church tomorrow!

Going to be a great birthday dinner to be sure! I really love letting the wee lad take the reins!
post #2 of 12
Happy birthday

Isn't it great when the kids take an interest in smoking?
post #3 of 12
Happy Birthday, seems like you have a bood kid there
post #4 of 12
Now thats a birthday present right there, hope you have a great one!
post #5 of 12
Happy Birthday and let us know how it comes out.

Cheers..to second generation smokers or as my mentor always said "Oh great chef of the future"
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Finally I got to get to the computer and get the pictures uploaded of my birthday dinner from Sunday evening! After the first hour in the smoker at 260 degrees to create a good color Jake did come to me and asked if we had any apple juice. I told him I was pretty sure we didn’t but we did have some cranberry-apple juice that ought to work quite well (what a great call that was!). He also couldn’t find the sprayer so I told him to just mop the meat hourly and that should suffice.

He had the roast at 260 for a couple of hours and then backed it off to 230 until it reached 165 degrees internal. At that time he pulled it and wrapped it up in a double layer of foil. It was at this time I expected them to wake me up (I work midnights and was sleeping for the shift to come). I got up at 11 pm and headed downstairs and there it sat, in a cooler all wrapped up like a wee baby. That boy is going to be a professional smoker real soon!

Out of the smoker…

We then decided it was too late to eat and I said we could wait until tomorrow and just reheat it in a low oven. I got home this morning dead tired and, since no-one was up (Spring Break) I went straight to bed. When I got up this evening I looked at the cooler and saw two cords coming out of it where Jake installed a heating pad and the remote thermometer and the internal temp was 155 degrees! It had been there like that all night! My wife said she was concerned it would be too dry but Jake stood by his decision and promised us it would be fine. He was right!

Out of the cooler after a night…

Sliced and ready to go…

Here’s my birthday present prepared for me by my youngest son!

If you've never tried using cranberry-apple juice for your spritz/mop, please, try it, you won't be disappointed!

Mac & Crew
post #7 of 12
That boy is going to be a professional smoker real soon!
Mac & Crew[/quote]

GOING to be? I think he may BE there already!!!
Great job and nice looking birthday dinner...

oh, and happy birthday by the way!
post #8 of 12
Dang Professor, that student paid attention in class. He can cook for me anytime..

Looks Great, Tell him PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif and since he isn't a member you get the points.gif
post #9 of 12
A real Tchef Jr!! It looks great! Love the heating pad...ah..innovation.
post #10 of 12
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Not sure where he got that idea from but I sure liked it myself! I have to tell you, that thing tasted probably better than I could have done it!

Jake has been given all the kudos collected from here and he returns a humble thank you!

post #11 of 12
Happy B-day & make sure that young smoker in training gets plenty of hugs from his proud dad. Way to go youngster!!! Points for the 13 year old!!points.gif
post #12 of 12
Thats pretty cool that your boy is taking an interest in smoking/cooking. Good for you guys. That is how my brother and I got interested both of my parents cooked and now we love to cook.
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