Alton Brown did a great show last night...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by lisacsco, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. He smoked a Boston Butt, using a brine of:

    1 gal water
    12 oz. pickling salt
    8 oz of molasses

    He stated those ingredients were the best for dissolving in cold water.
    He then smoked it in a homemade terracotta smoker.
    Here is the rub he used:

    1 teaspoon whole cumin seed
    1 teaspoon whole fennel seed
    1 teaspoon whole coriander
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon onion powder
    1 tablespoon paprika

    grounded up in a small hand held coffee bean grinder and sifted onto the meat.

    It looked really good, he did a great job.

    Did anyone know that May was National BBQ Month?

  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya, food network is runnin a lil late[​IMG]
  3. Am I the only one here that Alton Brown chafes BIG TIME ?........[​IMG]
  4. packrat

    packrat Fire Starter

    He's an, uh..., "acquired taste".
  5. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my missus thinks he is a
  6. lol.....I found out he worked in an office, didnt have anything to do with food, and a co-worker talked him into sending a tape of his cooking. They got him a show right away.

    He is OK, I just catch him once in awhile, just too see what helpful hints he has.

  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AB is a staple in the Meowey household. He IS however an acquired taste.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ah man, yes we love Alton here. I have learned some cool things from him but can understand why others may not agree. But I tend to run a bit off of center myself so that may explain things
  9. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    To me Alton is the Bill Nye of the culinary world.He not only shows you how but explains why things work together in a more scientific approach.
  10. I have found that men like Alton and women do not at least in this family and extended family. The husbands that cook like Alton and teir wives do not.
  11. packrat

    packrat Fire Starter

    He does give you good info, and info on WHY you do something. I always like to know why you do something, and his show is about the only one that tells you that. Yes he is a little weird sometimes (and sometimes VERY weird), but it's better than a lot of shows out there.
  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i may have to check him out cause i've been told i'm an "acquired taste"(or something starting w/ an A anyway...[​IMG] has anyone ever watched the old justin wilson cooking show ?
  13. was that the old cagun show guy? I can barely remember the show.
  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yeah thats him. they show it on cable still, i think on vs network.
  15. I loved Justin Wilson! Incredibly entertaining show! As for Alton Brown…read his history. He was a cook turned cinematographer, and did all his own shows! I like his weird sense of humor and his analytical approach to culinary feats. Best show on Food Network! I have learned tons from him[​IMG]
  16. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    never seen him. is he still on Food Network? What's his show called?
  17. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'll take Alton over Rachel Ray and Emril any day....... *yeesh*[​IMG]
  18. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it's called "justin wilson's looking back" on rfd channel- thats the livestock & farm channel here.
  19. Alton over Rachael, never. But Justin had some stories I'll never forget.
  20. if your talking about Alton Brown, his show is called 'Good Eats'.

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