This is the project my wife started for me a couple days ago when she returned from a day-trip with 16lbs of something I hadn't seen the likes of just yet. I’m guessing that I had been hinting about wanting to smoke something different…
So, we’re off to the races…er…smoker!
This will be part one of a back-to-back smoke in my SV24, as I have a 14lb beef brisket to go in this afternoon as well for Saturday’s dinner. It usually takes me about 20-24 hours for beef brisket, so I’m not giving the Smoke Vault a break…it’ll be running for 30-36 hours before this is over...unless I drop dead from sleep deprivation before I get that far. Come to think of it, that doesn't give me much of a break either after working for 15 hours earlier today (I mean yesterday), and then starting a smoke project at 1:00 am with 2 long smokes back-to-back...hmm, OK, it is a Gasser, so maybe a nap somewhere along the line?
These bones were in packs of three...one pack had the two larger bones. The packages look deceiving as to what is inside, as it looks to be the size of an average full packer beef brisket...just not as thick.
Oh, my first look at these was posted a few days ago, here: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/97898/wife-found-me-a-new-challenge-have-you-ever-seen-these-before
I have all four factory grates loaded for pork smokin'...this is the bone side before I tossed on some dry rub:
And the same sequence after a rub, a flip and another rub application...the first two grates are rubbed with my Ancho Chili rub...this rub is not for everyone, as it tends to throw out a sucker-punch of heat:
And the rest are my mild and sweeter Red Bell Pepper rub:
Into the SV24 @ 2:22 am Mountain Time with a wet pan, hickory smoke and ~225*. I should have these on a plate in time for lunch, and the leftovers should have pull-able meat to make sammies for dinner (I'm hoping, anyway)...hmm, yea, that does sound good!
Oh, did I mention that I always put the milder rubbed meats above the spicier/hotter rubbed? Yea, it's a wife thing...if you still want to have a wife in the morning, then, you don't put the hot stuff on top so it can drip all over the milder stuff (hers)...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll see how it goes, but I think I'll have some that will eat like the trimmings from SLC spares, and the rest should have quite a bit I'll be able to pull if I coax it along in a covered pan for a few hours. We'll see...
Back later with the finish!
Thanks for peekin' @ my first bones burn!!!
Edited by forluvofsmoke - 8/27/10 at 3:18am