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Christmas Smoke w/ Qview Heavy--Spiral Sliced Ham, Venison Loin, Celebration Roast (VEGAN!!), ABT's

Discussion in 'Pork' started by papagreer, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Hey Guys,

    Hope everyone had a great holiday and had some good eats....I know my family and I did. So since this was a special occasion, I decided to fill my smoker up to the max and try and impress the folks [​IMG]  That being said, here was the menu:

    Spiral Sliced Ham

    Venison Loin


    Celebration Roast (For my brother who doesnt eat delicious meat)

    Smoked Salsa

    Homemade Cole Slaw, Potato Salad and Pasta Salad (Made by my mom)

    Redskin Potatoes w/ EVOO, S&P, Rosemary and Garlic (Made by my bro)

    Let me start off by saying the MES is incredible. That was the most relaxing smoke I have done to date. With my Brinkmann, I was in and out every 45 minutes to an hour tending to the fire and adding wood. On another awesome note is the A-Maze-N Smoker. I got a solid 4 hours of nice Cherry and Hickory smoke. Not having to tend to the smoker and being able to spend that time with the family was priceless.

    Set the smoker to 220 degrees and loaded the AMNS with 2 rows with Hickory and 2 rows with Cherry dust.  Once we were up to temp and had a nice TBS, I loaded the box up for the maiden voyage.

    On to the Qview:

    Ham ready for some rub. I used Jeff's rub on this ham.



    Here's the venison loin--Trimmed and rubbed with EVOO, fresh Garlic, S&P and wrapped overnight.



    Veggies for the Salsa--Light drizzle of EVOO and some S&P


    ABT's wrapped and ready--Stuffed with Extra Sharp Cheddar and Cream Cheese.


    The Ham smoked for 4 hours. After 3 hours, I glazed the ham with half of the packet of glaze that comes with the ham and half of Jeff's BBQ sauce mixed together. The glaze turned out great. I was a little skeptical of putting BBQ sauce on a ham, but man o man it was tasty. The Venison took about 2 hours and I pulled it at 150 internal temp. I smoked the veggies for 2.5 hours. Both the ABTs and the Celebration Roast smoked for 1.5 hours. Ill tell you what, the Celebration roast was great. It is made out of Lentils and stuffed with squash, apples and mushrooms. Here is the grub all smoked and ready to eat.






    Salsa prepared. Added fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice and some tomato paste after the tomatoes, red pepper, jalapenos, garlic and onions were pulled out of the smoker and chopped up.


    Here is the vegan roast rubbed with some of Jeff's rub and smoked for 1.5 hrs.




    All in all, food was great. The family really liked the ham and never having eaten or cooked Venison before, I think it was good. I went a little heavy on the garlic but you live and learn right? 

    I am really looking forward to using my MES again. And for those of you who have not purchased an A-Maze-N Smoker---DO IT!!! You will not be disappointed. I have to give props to Todd, what a great product! Next up.... a Brisket (I hope [​IMG])

    Thanks for looking at my smoke, I look forward to looking at all of yours!


  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What can I say but WOW!!!!! Well done
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Awesome food nice job I'll bet there were lots of full people at your house  [​IMG]
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member



    I'm impressed!

    You did a whole bunch of stuff on this Maiden Voyage, and they all turned out great!!!!

    You did your new MES 40 proud !!

    Great Qview too,

  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man it looks like you had one heck of a feast!!!!!!
  6. looks awsome! that was a nice win on the MES
  7. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Congrats on the new smoker and the success of a huge spread!  It all looks great and the only thing missing was my invitation neighbor!! (LOL)  

    Great smokin'!   [​IMG]
  8. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    WOW!!! what a great bunch of food!  that salsa is as pretty as it gets - and I'd really like to know more about your lentil roast. Could you do a post on it, please??  but, man! I'd be going for that venison, with a side of ham!!  that's a 10-Star meal!!  congrats!
  9. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    KICKA$$$,AWESOME...congrats my friend[​IMG]
  10. captsly

    captsly StickBurners

    Wow what a spread!!  Well done!
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Job [​IMG]
  12. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    I wish i could take credit for that Celebration Roast, but I cant. I am not the most skilled in making vegan foods, especially "fake" meats. Got the roast from Whole Foods....here is the link to the companies website if you'd like to check it out.


    Thanks for looking at my post.

  13. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    HAHA! We should have a get together of some sort, maybe when it warms up a little bit?? Id like to drink some cold ones with the NC crew [​IMG]

    I think that we can make all of NC jealous with some killer BBQ.

  14. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Thanks Bear! I figured why not fill that bad boy up and really give it a test run. The MES performed beyond my expectations. A really great smoker!
  15. I'm coming, We'll show em how to do some proper carolina pig.
  16. cole

    cole Fire Starter

    Nice spread.  Man O Man that is a lot of food.  Did you rotate items in the smoker?
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  17. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    For the most part I let them be. In my MES on the top rack was the veggies and the Celebration Roast. 2nd rack removed so the Ham would fit and then on the bottom rack were the ABT's and the Venison. My original plan was to have the venison on top but I didnt want the drippings from the Ham to get on the veggies so my bro could eat them.