Wife's daughter closed on her first house today. She did it all on her own. No help from anyone. She's 25, new car, full-time job in hospital administration, with 15 staff she superives. All while taking full time online college classes for her masters, which she'll be done with next...
Haven't had lamb in yrs, so I figured I'd smoke this on the pellet grill. It's just a tad over 6lbs.
Do I marinate or just rub it, and with what?
What pit temp, and IT?
What seasonings complement lamb?
Thanks in advance...
So, I've got a chance to purchase a Kamando Joe XL brand new in the box, for half the cost, but no warranty.
I've read countless threads. Some great others not so great about flavor profile.
Some that have and love the traditional stick burner, say the flavor is "off" due to the main fuel...
I've done many whole hogs on my pit. 250 gal reverse flow.... Some skin up, some skin down. Always fantastic. Either way I protect the belly with heads of cabage.
However, I've have a request to do skin side down. Here's the part I've never done before. They want the belly filled with...
Went to my local smokehouse to pick up some pork bellies I ordered.
He makes his own bacons, but some speciality stuff is outsourced. He was vac packing
This 10 clove garlic bacon he got in, and gave me a pack to try.
You can notice in the pic the slice of the whole clove.
I cut a slice...
Don't forget to close all dampers, chimney, drain valve ECT.
Left my draft dampers open on my stick burner after it's last cook few weeks ago.
Opened it up today to get some smoke therapy, and there had to be a couple hundred acorns stored in there.
Definitely ticked off some critter today.
Smoked my first hog, 80#, today. Picked it up yesterday and injected it. With apple juice, Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Started the frre at 6:30 this morning, pig went on at 7:30.
5 hrs in. Nice color, and smells soooo good.
Oops. Doing a whole hog over to my neighbors. Only my 2 nd cook on my new pit
and I put the box of therms in the rib box. Well about a hr into the cook, I remembered.
Good news is I checked the probes on my neighbors igrill2 ( didn't know he had one) and the still work.
Doing a 80 ish pound hog on my 250 RF this Saturday . My first one :icon_eek:. Well, did several on a open spit, but never smoked one. This is for a neighbor's 50th bday party.
So, the hog will be butterflied. Planning on skin down.
1.. Planning on injecting. Need a good injection...
Elizabeth Ann (named after my mom) was delivered and seasoned on Friday.
Today's going to be wet and can't do any lawn/landscaping, so figured what a better day to fire up the pit and try different fire management techniques, and temp control as this is my first stick burner
So i dug...
My bubba grills RF 250 ribbox was delivered today. What a great looking cooker.
Got her seasoning now. Temps left to right are within a couple*. Top grate is higher by about 30*.
This is my first stick burner, so I've got a lot to learn.
Door therms are closer to the actual temp then I...
I went back and forth between 4 pit maker's. Factored in pit costs, delivery cost, and what features i wanted.
The winner is Bubba grills. Ordered the 250 rib box on a 5x8 trailer. Little bigger than I was originally looking at, but why not.
The wait begins....
Here's a pic from Lonnie's...
Well, i love my pellet grill, but ive got a itch for a stick burner.
Ive been reading about RF, and offset smokers.
Which one and why?
I'm in upstate New York, so im definitely not going to pick one up, so delivery is a must.
Looking for a small to midsized backyard smoker. Probably a 36"...
So I have access to a 24" diameter 6' long tank. Not sure if it SS or aluminum. It looks to be around 1/8 thick maybe more. I really didn't look at it very well because the thought of a smoker didn't cross my mind. I know I could get it for free too.
I know SS would be ok, but what about...
I cleaned out my chest freezer today, and found a 15# pork belly. It's been vac sealed and the bag has not lost its seal. It's been in there for 13 months.
Is it still good, or do I have some very lucky dogs...
I started dry brining my bellies today. Only my 2nd time doing bacon, and I don't remember the amount of cure being so little.
I weighed each piece, and used DiggingDogs calculator to convert #'s to grams.
My heaviest piece was 4.56 lbs, or 2068.3708 g.
I weighed out 6.51g of cure #1 @...
My brother kinda gets credit for these. Guess he seen these online somewhere.
Stuff needed to build these.
1 lb ground beef. I used 85%
1lb bacon - thin sliced worked well.
8oz shredded cheese. I grated up a block of x-sharp cheddar
Favorite rub, and salt/pepper if desired.