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A Couple of Dudestramis Plus A Lot of Other Stuff

Discussion in 'Beef' started by the dude abides, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had about 25 people at my house yesterday for little BBQ party.  I have a friend who's recently picked up the smoking bug and I've been helping him out via phone while he's been trying his hand at smoking.  So it seemed like I was due for a smoke myself and could introduce him and others to some new things beyond ribs and pulled pork.  Don't get me wrong.  I love ribs and PP.  Just wanted to give these folks a little something different.  So I did two 5lb Corned Beef Briskets, one 5lb bonless pork butt, four split chicken breasts, one breakfast fattie, one pizza fattie, and two cans of SPAM.  All this to be done on my 18.5" WSM.  Gonna be a full house!

    I'll create the other threads in their appropriate areas.  Here's my pile o' meat...


    No pics but I soaked the briskets in water in the fridge for 6 hours to leech some of the salt out of them.  Then the night before I gave it a rub down of EVOO, Pickling Spice and Old Bay Seasoning.




    All the meat rubbed down and off to bed for the night


    Tried a new lump charcoal.  It sucked!  Billowed white smoke forever.  Anyhow, I got through that.  I did the Minion Method.  You can see in this picture the charcoal looked like cut up lumber.  It's too uniform to be raw wood.  I'll never buy this stuff again.



    Here's the CBB's after a couple of hours.  The pork is on the bottom leaving the rest of the top open for the fatties to go on later for some appetizers.  I filled my water pan with water, coke, and beer


    165 and ready to foil.  You can see the fat cap on the one on the left starting to peel back.


    Foiled up with a couple of fatties working


    Proud Weber papa showing off his family photo


    Things got a little frazzled and I didn't take any slicing pics.  But here's part of the feast!


    Thanks for checking out my post!
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  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just great----The Dude Really IS Back !

    Nice Job Dude!


    PS: I just gave you a "Thumbs up"----It's better than giving you the finger.  [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks awesome as usual Jay - Was gonna do a Dudestrami this weekend but we had unexpected company all weekend
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice smoke Jay
  5. Where's the SPAM. I didnt see that anywhere on the table shot. Always looking for new ideas on somking SPAM. What did you do to it?

    Rest looks great ! !
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks all.  Good to be back.  My friend who just started smoking just texted me to say he was eating some of the pastrami I sent home with him and said it was awesome.  So I guess we've got another Dudestrami fan.

    I put the SPAM in this thread


    There's' not a lot of info there so let me know if have any questions

  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that all looks good
  8. Thanks for the SPAM link the fatties look good too. Like the smoked gouda.
  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dang straight!!! the dude is back... great looking as always and if i could i would...[​IMG]but i cant... glad you back man. shoot me an email some day, new computer and lost old email addys.
  10. Looks darn good Dude
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    no steaming of the strami or did you let the foil do that??

    Table looks good for sure & love the family pick
  12. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    Looks great Dude!  Kind of in a rib and pulled pork rut (if you can call it a rut), always looking for ideas!  Looks like the meat had good company in the fridge.
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The smoked gouda is the kicker for sure.  So much better than a lot of other cheeses I've tried.  And mellow for those not so adventerous to try something new.
    Thanks man.  Will do.  I've got yours on my other puter.
    Terry, normally yes.  But not this time.  We ate it the same day it was cooked.

    Thanks Lucky.  BBQ'd meats are one of those things that many only use as a main course.  Sometimes it's as good or better when used as an ingredient in a bigger dish.  Check out my Pulled Pork Pizza with Baked Beans I had for dinner tonight.  Damn tasty.


  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You Rock DUDE !!![​IMG]
  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Damn Jay that looks great. Welcome back buddy.
  16. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice spread, brother smoker!

    I definitely agree with your comment in the reply to Lucky13 about using Bbq meats in a dish of some kind...it really steps things up to a whole new level of great eating, and the list of possibilities is endless.

    I just had to check this thread out, with the mention of 'strami. I did one from scratch again for our family reunion a few weeks back, just for a special treat...man, was that a huge hit.

    OK, now I gotta get my hands on another packer...you can never have too much pastrami in the freezer!

    Keep that WSM happy, Dude...'cause it really likes your offerings!

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  17. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  18. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I gotta say you got me hooked on dudestramis.  I still got a six pack in the deep freeze to hold me over till green beer day 2011. [​IMG]
  19. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats the Dude that I remember and it's really good to have you back Now don't leave here again   OK

  20. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry, quick thread hijack

    Just needed to let you know that I just turned on "The Big Lebowski"

    Such a great movies

    Hijack over