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Black Walnut/white oak,Korean shortribs,chicken thighs,tilapia in the snow

Discussion in 'Beef' started by motolife313, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    marinated the beef ribs 2 nights in bbq sauce, marinated the chicken for 1 hour in concentrated pineapple juice and squeezed a lime and spices over the fish. Took about 2 hours 15 minutes and that’s with the meat in the pit before starting the fire. I crank it up tho. 45 minutes in it was only at about 200 so I cranked it up from there trying to hit 250 or higher. Used about 50/50 black walnut and oak. The walnut was from a chainsaw carving I did yesterday and it’s the chunks left over 82B69556-75AB-49CA-923C-D5ABFEEB8D61.jpeg C9161F63-472A-4FF3-9277-8C10B216687B.jpeg walnut with 2 pieces of oak at the bottom. A1E3C33A-DD85-408D-8D80-9D4F255BB6FA.jpeg 123C85CA-8F5E-4263-981A-D59051EDF0C0.jpeg More pics coming
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  2. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    8283D605-BCD2-4C5F-82EF-8C055467A7D3.jpeg 087667AB-2393-4C5A-ABED-C8DD2D9262A1.jpeg 4130221B-F8E3-4AFD-B60A-4D20D5256B7D.jpeg 699523C2-A827-4A15-AC32-5229379AAC62.jpeg I gota silicone my door gasket looks ghetto it’s was raining aswell
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  3. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    BA13D851-4DBF-4D5D-AE81-A65C577646B6.jpeg Shot of the extra thick ribs I asked for at one of my local butchers E181884A-DD16-4436-908C-BCC85F6CC1CA.jpeg I used the chunks on the left of the chainsaw and carving. My smoker modest size at about 55-60 gallon and well insulated and has fire brick inside so it conserves wood very well. Went through that in about 2 hours with some oak. F7284747-DC4D-4D81-A343-F5C55FFB48D5.jpeg Finish product is a fish club for fishing this year very soon. I went about 2 weeks ago but nothing E8032BE5-8FE9-4EB1-AAE3-6BF7A3B7AFA9.jpeg here’s the last fish a cought. It’s a really big 3.1 pound northern pike minnow. November 10 and I’ve went a dozen times easy after that but I’m not a very hot fisherman yet lol
  4. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    From smoking, to wood carving, to fishin’...wow!! Everything looks good! And I like your chainsaw of choice! Nothing beats a Stihl!
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  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Me likey me likey Nice job Moto. All of it looks really good.

    Point for sure
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  6. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you need a priest like that for dispatching fish:

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  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Moto!
    Everything looks great!
    Your a man of many talents!
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  8. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The for the nice comments! 7A8A5910-9F8B-4889-8D78-B36125AD049F.jpeg A1A39064-6DA7-4931-B3BE-1B2BC570D19D.jpeg This one out of oak is even bigger. You should see the one I’m making for the sea lion since I like to chase him around everything I go fishing. I used to go everyday after work till it hit day light savings few months ago.
  9. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks a lot Al! I do try

    Btw I took the skin off the chicken and pounded it with the meat tenderizer and It made it cook much faster
  10. Big Glenn

    Big Glenn Smoke Blower

    I am far from an expert on any aspect of smoking but I wonder about Walnut for smoking. When I used to work in a millwork factory farmers would haul off our sawdust for animal bedding and mulch, but they wouldn’t take it if it had any walnut in it, claiming walnut was poison to animals and some plants. I don’t know just thought I would mention it.
  11. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same thing with cherry. A guy told me the bark of a cherry tree is like candy to horses and it will kill them. Then another guy told me it was cows is what it’s bad for, Idk. It works good in the smoker Tho. Kinda like chocolate is bad for dogs but not humans. Even the fish was pretty good if I didn’t over cook it. Not too Smokey at all!!

    They do say the walnut will kill horses tho. I think it suffocates then
  12. Walnut is harmful to many other plants, not sure about animals. Cherry isn’t good for livestock. My father taught me to never do vegetables near walnuts as the roots are toxic to most garden plants.

    I was curious about the smoke flavor of walnut. Never heard it used for smoking...what’s it like?

    Otherwise, everything looks great and your talents speak for themselves. Nice!!!
  13. Braz

    Braz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Are those baby seal clubs?
    p.s. Your moto is cold and covered in snow. Give it some love.
  14. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    A lot of Good Looking Vittles right there, Moto!!---Like.
    Glad to see you're keeping that Stihl warmed up!!

    AS for Dust & Animals:
    I never heard of any of those problems, except Walnut Sawdust in their bedding is not safe for Horses.
    It can Kill them. They absorb the poison through their Hoofs. It's called "Laminitis".
    Only people who used to take our Walnut Sawdust was for their Cows.
    People with horses wouldn't take it.

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  15. QueBeard

    QueBeard Fire Starter


    Yes, be careful with that black walnut. Carpenters always need to wear a dust mask because the dust can form a type of black lung. Not sure on the smoke.