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First Oysters of the season

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by diesel, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    My neighbor brought home a couple dozen oysters fresh from the Rappahannock River last Saturday.  We also had a few pork butts to cook so why not try smoking them? 

    We just laid the oysters on the top of the fire box until they opened.  Then "most" made it into the smoker for a few minutes.  I said most because it was hard to not just eat them with some hot sauce.


    I welded a trailer hitch to the blade on the back of the tractor.  My house is in the background, we were hanging out over at the neighbors.  You can see the pork butts doing there thing.


    This was a tray for ABTs that I cooked just a little to long.  As you can see it didn't stop people from eating them.

  2. pineywoods

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

    Looks good but when I have oysters they never make it long enough to get into the smoker [​IMG]   Nice idea on the trailer ball
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm so glad that oyster are finally back in season. We have already gotten the first batch onto the grills. For your smoker set up I like the fact that it's on a trailer and it looks like you are just going up and down the block spending time with your neighbors and sharing your vittles. Now thats a good neighbor.[​IMG]
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    looks good.

     Only one problem , A couple of dozen is about 1/2 enough for me. LOL

     Gotta get them by the sack or bushel to feed these crazy cajuns
  5. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    I put the smoker on the trailer with intentions of actually attaching it.  So far that hasn't happened.  I want to weld some legs on and then bolt it to the trailer.  I guess that is what happens when you start to cook on it before it is finished.  Oh well.. work in progress.

    y'all have a good day!
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Smoker set up Diesel!

    Nice wooded lot your house is in too!

    Thanks for the view,

  7. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear!  Still a work in progress... that is both the smoker and the house.. 
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wish I could get fresh oysters here. They must be great on the smoker.