First fatty failure now with qview

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by fowldarr, May 29, 2014.

  1. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

    Well, I tried my first fatty. It blew out on the rolling portion. Pictures to come while I debate how to save a failed fatty
     
  2. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

     
  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That has probably happened to many of us.

    It's happened to me a couple of times when I first started making them. 

    Live and learn..... 

    Hope you can save it!
     
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What do you think went wrong?
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    if you have a small bread loaf pan try to seperate as much meat out as you can. You can pack the bottom and the sides. Fill the center with your filling and top with the rest of your meat. take a plastic bag and lay it over the top and squish it nice and solid. Place upside down on the rack in your smoker. Let that cook for a little bit and the pan will slide right off. It will be fragile so don;t mess with it yet. Let it cook a while more to stiffen up a bit. lay your bacon mat out next to the loaf and gently pry it over on it's side with 2 spatchulas. Then gently drape your bacon the rest of the way over. Don't ask me how I know how to do this. Actually this is kind of the way I do it anymore. saves the heartbreak. good luck!
     
  6. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    When I ran into trouble rolling a fatty, the cause of the problem was too much stuffing.

    I don't know if you did or not but it helps to put the base (sausage or ....) by itself into the freezer for awhile to stiffen it up some before you roll it.
     
  7. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

    I think it was a combo of things. I put the sausage flat in the fridge not the freezer. I got greedy and tried to put too much in it., and I think I put it on the wrong side of the wax paper and the sausage stuck to it.
     
  8. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

    Not sure how it will work out, but I just rolled it all into the bacon weave.....
     
  9. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you can separate most of the stuffing from the sausage you can try it again. It will taste just as good!

    ooops.... didn't see your last post.

    If you didn't already, try to put it on/in plastic wrap and roll it tight, then into the freezer for awhile.
     
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  10. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

    It's wrapped tight, in the fridge, I probably won't cook it until tomorrow
     
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  11. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

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  12. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower

    Alright after sitting in the corner of the fridge like a bad fat kid in kindergarten, the fatty has been called to the principles office to get smoked. We will see how he is in a couple of hours.

     
  13. fowldarr

    fowldarr Smoke Blower



    Not too bad for a rescued fatty, the bacon was a little underdone for my taste. Next time,mine will use thinner bacon, and hopefully the sausage will not blow out on me.
     
  14. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There is no such thing as a bad fatty.

    Sometime try a naked fatty. No stuffing, no bacon weave, just porky deliciousness.
     
  15. smokey bruin

    smokey bruin Fire Starter

    I'm going to have to try that!
     
  16. nc cue

    nc cue Fire Starter

    In my experience, it's only the bottom of the fatty bacon that ends up undercooked. My solution, tested 4 or 5 times now to great success, is to smoke the fatty in a foil boat for the first 20-30 minutes. The bacon fat pools in the boat as it renders, and the bottom gets nice and crispy. Once the bottom is cooked, slide the fatty off the foil and onto your grates. Bonus points for drizzling the rendered bacon fat on top of the fatty.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2014

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