Tom, I figured that cat food was a distraction from the secret ingredient! Great thread and I have no doubt it's going to be a special party and one that the daughter will always remember! Drooling to see more Qview!
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JIRod might have it there. I've seen Stainless cause a lot of destruction to other metals. This happened awful fast though, but you had other things contributing.
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This is really strange. I wonder what Reynolds would have to say about it???
Well I never even thought about the dissimilar metals. They were in the fridge for about 24 hours, I agree with bear that this was not all that long for a reaction but maybe with the marinade it caused things to speed up a little bit. I have the foil in a plastic bag and will try to take a pic later and post it.
Gotta get the chicken out of the freezer to thaw for tomorrow and make my morning trip to the convince store. Then finish the basket and fire up the drums. I'm adjusting my times now that I have cut the flats and points. Originally I was planning to start the cook right now and run wholes for 20 plus hours, hotbox them and have them ready to serve.
Q view to come as we progress thru the day.
Ok the day is getting right along here. The drums have had meat on them since about 12 30 and the RF just got loaded about an hour ago. All 5 briskets are on now. I am very happy so far the drums have ran like a dream. The new one even better then the old. I figure that it has something to do to with the lid being different.
I cleaned the paint and rust off the RF and shot it with high temp black and then wiped the FB with cooking oil. In a haste I made a hat for the stack since the weather man was calling for severe weather and high wind. Lucky me, it missed me all together.
Here is some of the Q View.
OMG I made a major mistake on the location of the thermometers. When I closed the lid the thermo's stabbed into the meat, thats a bad deal right there. I shall try to post later, not sure if I will make it back LOL I ran into some bad bear !!!!!!! Crazy carton jumped right in my cart and then when I got home it jumped in the cooler. Can't waste it. :) And I may have a couple old friends coming over to chat about old times. I am feeling my age here LOL.
OMG those Briskets look great !
Keep the pictures coming.
Where did you get the color for that R2D2?
I had to go get my sun glasses to look at it!
That's the same color I used to paint my Shad Darts! (only a Shad fisherman will understand that).
This is really gonna be some shindig!
LOL back for a sec.
I hear ya bear, the paint came from lowes, it is called hi vis pink. Go Figure.
Its the color my step daughter said she wanted so I ran with it. It actually grows on ya man. At least even in a drunken stupor I won't loose my smoker.
P.S. temps are at about 160 across the board in the drums and the RF hasn't been in long enough to even think about a probe. Not sure if you can see it or not but there is a small chunk in the black smoker and its gonna be a snack in a short while.
It's not the lid...it has got to be the color! LOL
Everything's looking good for a great night and weekend!
OK just an update, its rainin like a cow peeing on a flat rock!!!!! A very flat rock at that.
The drums are still running like a dream but the RF is having a hard time keeping up with the rain. Its a strugle to keep it above 200 but we are there. More pics after bit. I'll get one more good shot before we wrap them.
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Listen. I was happy about the secret ingredient. I jumped up & down & ran to my notebook & took very sharp notes.
This is a great story. Looking forward to the ending.
Ok ya all, the lights went out about 9 30 tonight, Not the greatest thing to happen when you have several folks over. But we made it.
The brisket that was in the drum's is now in the hot box. Resting.
And the ones that where in the rf are now wrapped and in the drum.The little tid bits here and there have tasted great. Thank Goodness.
Here is a pic that Jeff may appreciate, LOL my old friend is from Tulsa. I didnt get a shot of the whole trailer but its 38 feet long so I may have needed a wide angle lens to get it all.
This is what he takes to Sturgis every year.
There are two other just like these that have all ready been wrapped but you get the picture.There waiting for a date in the hot box.
Time is kinda hard to come by this morning but here is a couple pics. Got the half of the briskets sliced and panned. There is another pans worth in the freezer chillin, waiting to be sliced.
Spent over an hour making the boinks, got the chicken ready and reloaded both drums, got up to temp and loaded the food again.
Well I have just a few more here, she had a massive 6 girls show up for the party. As of wed night there was 25 to 35 coming. Not sure what happened but it was a good time anyways.
The chicken looked ok but just didn't have what it takes to be called good.
The B-oinks were labeled as gourmet kid food. LOL
The brisket was fabulous, taste was thru and thru, not to overwhelming but it had a little bite right at the end of each mouthful.
The reaction in my stainless pans was a problem the whole time. I had flats wrapped in foil and set in the stainless pans to rest and where the juices leaked out the foil left a mark in the big pan.
All in All it was a very nice cook, even if the lights went out and it rained alot.
These flats and points ran for about 12 or so hours and then they rested for about 4 hours until they came down to 140 and went in the cold cooler till the sun came up. When I went out this AM I put them in the freezer for 1 hour so that they would slice nicely.
Hey meateater, rest assured. No B.T.O here, I sing about as good as I dance, best off to stick to smokin.
You didnt miss it bear, I forgot to mention what they were. When I did the B-Oinks I used 2-1lb packs of bacon and there was about a third of a pound left over. So I just tossed the half slices of bacon in with the chicken. It turned out OMG good, specially if you like it crispy.