Baby backs, fatties and DA CLOD!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by capt dan, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a beautifull spring morning today, and the recipe for todays smoke is shoulder clod, baby backs, and 4 fatties.

    Had this stored in the fridge for about 10 days.

    and this clod was gorgeous, and leaner than most chuck I use for the smoker.Check it out!

    so I sliced it in half, and injected it with some Worsh, water, and some of the rub(magic dust), then rubbed it up heavily with the magic dust, wrapped and fridge overnight. Rubbed up a couple racks of BB's and my buddy marinated a couple of his racks to go in with mine. His are on the back of the rib rack, mine are on the front.

    got a bunch of italian sausage given to me by my butcher, so I rolled up some fatties, 2 with pepperjack, and 2 with Mozzi.

    the whole load after 2 hrs smoke on the clod's, 1 hr. on the fatties, and ribs just in ![​IMG]

    shut the lid, and added a couple more splits of cherry!. Rpllin along at about 230-250 today. Chance of rain later, next pics might have the remotes in baggies!
  2. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lookin' good, Dan!....Lookin' good!! [​IMG]
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Capt. I'll be there when its done, Call me a couple of hours before you think it'll be done and i'll start driving. LOL
  4. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds good chevy, Bring sum o dat sausage ya did, we can trade!
  5. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Darn.....all that is left is the unsmoked sausage in the freezer. Will the be good enough?
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great dan, haven't done much beef, gonna have to go down that road real soon. You slicen the beef?
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good question Trav, I am leanin towards slicin one of the pieces, and pulling the other. Just to see which I like better, cuz this chunk o beef is fairly lean. It is often called an english roast! I wish I could have aged it longer, but with the practice cook next weekend, I had to do it this weekend..
  8. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin grub on the smoker. Nice rig too!

  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am ATTEMPTING to save a couple links of the last batch of kolbasz for this coming weekend Dan. Attempting... darn kid eats it like jerky!
  10. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Great lookin smoke Dan. Rained here most of the day yesterday, but today is cool and dry. Sure is a nice looking rig you have there.

  11. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks real good there Dan. What's your estimated time for the roast?
  12. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with the other posters. Great looking rig and smoke! Isn't Spring a wonderful time of year ...... good to get out again. Of course down here in Florida, we can be out all year but still, Spring is just a wonderful time. Enjoy the chow!
  13. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, But believe it or not, I have smoked alot of days that it was cold or snowing.But I got a lil help for that!

    Oh man that pic makes me cold! Lab, it went in at 5 am, and is stuck at 161 and 156 right now.I would think that I will be foiling them in an hr or so. Probably 5-7 pm something like that, not sure. Then they get an hour or two rest. The ribs and fatties are done, and turned out pretty good. I did NOT like the ribs my buddy marinated( I snuck a bone), too much orange peel( whats with that), and no rub, just a bunch of herbs and crap. They turned out almost white and look like they were boiled. I covered them with my two racks in the picture I took.

    Let's go tigers!!!![​IMG]
  14. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Update as mentioned. The clods at about 6 hrs!

    and the racks of ribs, almost done, another 45 minutes or so. Notice how pale the two inside ones are!

    and then after they were done and rested a few minutes. I didn't bother with the other guys ribs, They are rested and foiled for him to come and get.

    I'll try and get a pick of the clod after the rest and slicing/pulling![​IMG]
  15. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent smoke! I guess a chuck will be my next attempt. [​IMG]
  16. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another top notch job by the Capt. WTG.
  17. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin ribs capt. Have you let the other guy taste yours? They look like ribs should, does he use a rub even when I tried just salt and pepper they weren't that light in color.

  18. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't want to rip on the guy, we work together. He has a recipe he uses on the grill, and its more like a recipe for fish in the foil packet, ya know what I mean. But I told him he could do whatever he wanted, and I would add them to the smoke for whatever time he wanted. Yes he has tasted mine before, and loved them, but I think he wanted to replicate his "grill"recipe, which is pretty much "steamed ribs" if you ask me![​IMG] He will see that you don't want to mix orange zest with a rib marinade. I tasted his ribs, and they are not bad, just not what I would want ribs to taste like.

    Just took of the pointed end of the clod at 180 and foiled to the cooler. Total time on it was 12 hrs, 15 minutes. The thicker cut is about to come off in a few, it is at 195 at almost 13 hr mark. The probes are slippin in the meat pretty smooth, but not as smooth as a butt. Should be interesting.

    I'll snap a couple pics of the pulled/sliced clodski![​IMG]
  19. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dan, It is a great day in Michigan. Thanks for sharing your smoke. I want to try beef (brisket, whatever) next. I need a nice windbreak like yours, too. (I use old pieces of carpet)
  20. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't be frightened by the Brisket. They are pretty easy, just take awhile. I think they are easier than the chuck rolls, and shoulder clods, and about as easy as the Butts. I think it is a confidence thing. Once you do one or two, you will want to do one every week or two. Check out these dandies I got for next weekends practice cook! Shhh, don't tell the other teams![​IMG]

    Thats a pretty nice piece of meat, and at 2.19 a lb, I almost asked the butcher to marry me! Cut of the carcass just yesterday! Got another one just like it(didn't upload pic).[​IMG]Yes the fat cap is on the other side !

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