Mrs. Engineer thinks I'm Crazy! With Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bbq engineer, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Everyone,

    It is cold here...really cold. In fact the wind chill is supposed to be -20° tonight and it is probably -5° windchill right now. We are having a holiday potluck tomorrow at work, and a lot of people have been wanting me to bring in some 'Que. Sooooooo, I fired up the smoker and am going to smoke 10 lbs. of chicken legs. Needless to say, Mrs. Engineer thinks I am nuttier than rat crap in a pistachio factory. My smoker is insulated, so it won't be an issue.

    Here I am firing up the charcoal chimney. I just set it on the turkey burner and let-r-rip!

    Here is the chicken I'm going to smoke.

    Got it rubbed up with a spicy rub, man that's gonna be goooood!

    Oh yeah, the wind is blowing...check out the plume out of the chimney.

    Cool Pic looking into the chimney

    Dumped into the firepan of my smoker. I will throw a little bit more on top

    Chicken is in the smoker taking on some cherry and whatever else I throw at it.

    I'll post the final pics later tonight.

    Stay warm everyone.
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, according to her your crazy... And if I was your co-worker I would think that you have lost your mind if you didn't bring that Q in to work tomorrow!!!

    HAHA I can't wait to see the rest of the pic's! Good for you doing what you love!
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think Mrs Engineer is right. It's nasty out there right now. Best part i guess, is that it'll be a quick smoke. At least you're not attempting a brisket in this crap. But God bless ya for giving this a go.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think that is normal.Cant wait for some bird my friend...
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dana, looks like you have that Christmas tree in the charcoal chimney...[​IMG]

    At least sitting by the smoker you have heat...

    My wife just called and she is broke down along I-635 just north of I-35, I had to send a wrecker to get her and tow my truck home...[​IMG]
  6. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oh yeah great looken bird legs.
    mama said no q tonight 11" of white crap with 40mph gusts so here i am.
    warm and popping cold ones[​IMG]
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What do you mean crazy he has to smoke some food. Then it alittle cold out ok and alittle windy too. Well then having taken all of that into mind yepp I think you have really LOST IT dana. No you are doing just what you have to we have an obliation to keep and you need to smoke some food for the guys at work. You cann't let them down. So SMOKE ON BROTHER
  8. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I feel for you every time you step out the door into that cold windy situation.
    Glad you won't have to struggle through a long 10 hours of that weather.
    I'll be thinking of you as I keep warm, sip some vodka, eat a plate of burnt ends and watch some Cannibal! The Musical on blu-ray [​IMG]
  9. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice...way to brave the weather...I was out there today, but it was 50...
  10. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cant wait to see some queue view...Its about 95 here so Im not worried about being cold....3 more working days....Yippie
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're a man on a mission... just don't let her convince anyone about your sanity. Everything looks good as far as I can see. It's all good my friend.
  12. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    You are right. Those are really cool pictures. Keep warm.
  13. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chicken is insulated cabinet worked like a champ. It doesn't even know it is cold out. Here is the chicken in the crock pot ready for the animals at work to tear into it.

    I couldn't help but try one of the legs out. Nice and spicy, and I can taste the cherry was delicious.

    Stay warm everyone, and please make sure your pets are warm too.
  14. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice legs! Crazy? Not at all...I had my 2 biggest rigs smokin' in near 0* just a couple days ago...didn't bother me a bit.

    I like to fire up a smoker or 2 for the guys @ work, too. It seems to add alot to the work environment when everyone can sit down and enjoy a good Bbq feast together. Can't wait for our next quarterly just reminded me to finish writing up my menu and grocery list! Thanks!

    Sounds like a great time for you tomarrow!

  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can you ship some of those out to So CA for me. LOL
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    now thats a fine looken bird leg great show and [​IMG] for doing it in this lovely kansas wheather[​IMG]
  17. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job there! They look perfect! I wish I was your co-worker today!!!
  18. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin the way you probably are a little
  19. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dana, the only thing that I can think of that's crazy is knowing you can smoke in cold weather and don't!

    Nice looking legs!
  20. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    My mouth is watering,Looks great [​IMG]

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