First attempt at a fattie, some Q-view

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by littlechief, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    I got a late start. To save time I decided to just cut it open and stuff it instead of rolling it flat. Broiled the bacon for about 5 min just to render off some fat. Stuffed it with mozzarella cheese, olives & salsa. Smoked with mesquite @ 250* for 2 hours.

    First time using mesquite, can someone tell me if my smoke looks too thick. It had a very pungent smoke flavor not sure if it was the wood or too much smoke.
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    Next time I will roll it flat and have the filling throughout the whole fattie. It was good but not enough filling and a strong smoke flavor.
    Thanks for lookin!
     
  2. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    Nice!

    Reminds me of the fact that it's almost lunch time!
     
  3. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mesquite is a very strong flavored wood........Probably the strongest...You might just try a whole lot less of it or some milder wood like apple or cherry....Great looking fatie !!!
     
  4. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Thanks, I found the mesquite chips at walmart for $1.99 so I thought I'd give them a try. I have lots of apple and plum so I think I'll stick with them for now.
     
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like mesquite, but it is strong. Your smoke looks a little heavy to me. Not bad, just a little. Remember if you can smell it, that's enough. Especially with mesquite. You want to see just a whisp of smoke.
     
  6. trashcan

    trashcan Smoke Blower

    My first (and last) smoke I did with mesquite chips from walmart... on a hotplate... in a garbage can. Same exact problem. Smoke was about the same thickness of yours, and The bark on my pork shoulder was... pungent. Made great omelettes though.
     

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