A FULL smoker is a happy smoker!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by driedstick, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My smokers were full this weekend,

    Started Fri, night with almost a epic fail



    Used Cherry pellets,,,, got a little warm,,, they smoked for about 5hrs or so,, cool enough, I left them in the smoker overnight to cool and dry 

     

    Here is where the fail About happened 


    Caught it just in time,,,, Vac pac'd and in storage for now. 

    Saturday morning started off with some salmon,,, 

    4 cups brown sugar, and 1 cup of Kosher salt,,, sat overnight 


     


    Sorry I did not get any finished pics of the salmon on this batch but this is how it looks when it is done. 

    While still warm and right out of the smoker,,, brush some Honey on it and Course ground black pepper 


    See told you it was a busy weekend,,,,,

    Now,

    Never had this commercial grade mix,,,, but I will be doing this again,,, Very warm!! and good flavor. 

     

    All mixed up and ready for the stuffer. 


    Using 21MM Mahogany casings from Butcher Packer 


    Youngest wants some so he decided to help 


    They hung in the fridge overnight then into the smoker at 130* for about 2hrs to dry them with the dampers wide open. 

    Sticks on the right were 19MM that I need to use up 


    After 2hrs I bumped temp up 10* each hour till smoker temp is at 170*,,, Then pull snack sticks at IT of 155* 

    These turned out great ,, Used pitmasters blend pellets,,,,


     No Ice bath on sticks just put them on counter and let bloom,,, then in the fridge overnight before vac packing 



    Like I said these have some heat,,,, better have a cold one. 


    Happy 4th everyone as I will be leaving for the weekend with my goodies,,,,, 

    God Bless America, our troops, our vets, and old Glory!!! 

    Thanks for looking!!!! 
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a busy weekend for sure.

    Everything looks great.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's my kind of weekend!!

    Points!

    Al
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, farmer,, yep busy,,,, Loved it thou,,, Wanted to do a bacon loaf in the other smoker just never got the chance. 

    DS
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome thread DS ! Looks like a fun time with your helper there ! Thumbs Up It all sure looks good ! And ya stayed properly hydrated too ! :biggrin:
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al,,, yes good weekend indeed..... and from the looks of it you will be having some good weekends also with that new shiny,  perdy smokin thingy you recently aquired. 

    DS
     
  7. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    You sure did have a smokin' weekend.

    Good help, great looking food and snacks, good beer.

    Sounds about perfect to me.

        Ed 
     
  8. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Oh man this is making me hungry! Great looking food!
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    DS That all looks good,I had the cheese do that once Have fun when you go away points

    Richie
     
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, WHB,,, yes stay hydrated [​IMG]
     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Ed,,, ya more of these to come,,, 

    DS
     
     
  12. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey DS.  Busy, busy, busy weekend.  Too bad about the cheese.  However, it will still be great eating.  The salmon looks REALLY delish!!!!  And those sticks will give you lots of munching.

    Nice job on everything.

    [​IMG]

    Happy 4th.

    Gary
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks,,, having a snack stick as I type,,,, goooooooddddd

    DS
     
  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! Was that hunk of cheese right over the pellets? Been there done that.
     
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Richie,,, ya it will still be good,,,You enjoy your 4th also.

    DS
     
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir,,, have your self a great weekend also

    DS
     
  17. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS,

    Nice smokathon you did there.  What smoker(s) did you use? 
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wild weekend, DS. Also, tell your son I am always looking for a sous chef!

    Disco
     
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Craig,,, Cheese and sticks in my fridge build and salmon in my mes30 
    Yes sir,,, he's not fond of the cold LOL he has to get more meat on his bones [​IMG]

    DS
     

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