Failed smokes topic

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mike5051, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Has there ever been a place to post your failures?  I really like seeing not so successful smokes as well as spectacular.  If I've been posting during a 16 hr brisket in the beef section and screw up, send folks to the  failed smoke section to see the results.  Just a thought.

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That would be good,my well done Tri tip would fit right in there.
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Exactly b-one!  [​IMG]

  4. smokinal

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

    I think that would be a very popular section!

  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great idea!!! God knows I've got a few that would definitely slide into that catagory.

  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a great idea, but I'm afraid that it would fill up rather quickly. We've all got some entries that would fit in. In fact, we could have a contest to see who was worst.
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Always eat your mistakes though ![​IMG]
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sadly, I've had quite a few that the dog wouldn't eat...

    I too would love to see this happen!  We've all done it, or will have it happen!  [​IMG]
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  9. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    I've had those! I just make sure it falls off the plate going from smoker to the house! Haha looks like we're going out tonight!
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  10. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    LOL Smokin Jay!! [​IMG] "Whoops!"

    Anyway, I like the sound of this idea. I hope I wouldn't have to post any pics of my own but you never know!
  11. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Not sure who it was, but the epic smoked cheese fail a yr or so ago comes to mind..
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That epic cheese fail was awesome!
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This will probably never happen....Who wants to be the moderator of the failed smokes section?  [​IMG]

  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's a failed Sous Vide cook "Carnitas". This was a total fail.



    • Topped with my version of Taco Bell Hot Sauce.

    Taco Bell Hot Sauce (success but can be tweaked a bit)

    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 16 oz, Franks red hot
    • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
    • 1  teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
    • 2 tablespoons canned finely chopped jalapeno slices
    Place in sauce pan and stir well, simmer at a very low temperature for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove and cool.




    Looks Good, Don't It?. Looks are deceiving my friend, this whole 8 pound batch went directly in the trash.

    Something happened during the cook that made it inedible.


    Ribs Fail, edible but dry

  15. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    Me too.
    I never throw out food, but since owning a smoker, I've had to break with that tradition. A few things I've done were no longer food.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
  16. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just pretend I'm camping and need to eat what's in front of me.  Can you imagine how many pics we would see of all my fails?  OMG!
  17. Hmmm, food wise I can't think of too much I have done that I would consider a fail...Sure had some C minus's though. Can say once I tried doing some smoked almonds on a friends Traeger and ended up burning a lot of them. Had some friends that ate most of them and still told me they were good though. I am sure more fails will be on the way eventually..

    I would say the biggest fail I had was a couple of times this summer. Had some picture perfect smoking days and I failed to take advantage of them.
  18. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Jeff would have to buy more server storage or another multi-terabyte hard disk to accommodate all the fails, especially mine.

    That's how we learn don't we?  [​IMG]
  19. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    Same problem here on my MES. I eventually found out that hots spots in the MES 30 are a known problem. I now interchange trays during the smoke, and rotate them front to back as well.

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