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FIRST RACK OF HAWG *** LEFTOVERS PIC ADDED ***

Hawging It

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First off, a big thanks to civilsmoker. His post the other day with his rack of pork got me fired up to try one. He also answered a couple of questions prior to the smoke. Thanks civilsmoker! Bought the rack at my local butcher shop. They cut it fresh and trimmed it and tied it, just as I requested. I didn't need to do any prep. They did it all for me. The rack turned out good. It was tender, juicy, good smoke ring and really tasty, I used my Weber kettle for this one. Also used a little different twist of a minion method that I found on YouTube a couple of years ago. 100 unlit briquettes with 10 lit coals dropped in the middle with cherry wood. I could have used bout 70 unlit but what the heck. More is better right! This method with bottom vent at 1/4" open and top vent 1/4 to 1/2" open, maintained 275 degrees the entire smoke with minimal adjustments to the top vent from time to time. I never touched the bottom vent. I injected with apple juice and pork injection mix. Rubbed with a new rub I found at the butcher shop. Pulled at 143 rested and sliced. The Rack of Hawg will definitely go into my smoking rotation.

HAWG

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Modified Minion

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Trimmed nicely by the butcher.

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Fat trimmed thin by butcher.

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Rubbed and waiting for Kettle to come up to 275 degrees.

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The finished product.
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Only the rack of hawg was left over. It was better the second day for sure. Wife made potato casserole, coleslaw and pear halves with mayo and cheddar. Vac packed the remaining rack for another day.



























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civilsmoker

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Hawg, nice cook! Like your method too, pretty simple a great results!

You are welcome, glad I could help, I can almost taste it! I also think Hawg would agree if you haven’t done this you need too!
 

kruizer

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Very nice. It is too cold just now for me to fire up my Weber but you have given me some inspiration.
 

sawhorseray

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YES YES YES!!! Great looking rack, really a nice piece of work. I have to find one. Like, RAY
 

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Excellent looking roast!
I love pork chops & those look awesome!
Al
 

Hawging It

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Hawg, nice cook! Like your method too, pretty simple a great results!

You are welcome, glad I could help, I can almost taste it! I also think Hawg would agree if you haven’t done this you need too!
You are correct. Smoke one if you have not done one. Yep, that modified minion works great. Virtually no messing around with the vents to control the heat. Messed with the top vent only twice during the cook. Thanks again
 

Hawging It

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Very nice. It is too cold just now for me to fire up my Weber but you have given me some inspiration.
Thank you kruizer. Build you something to break the wind and give it a shot.
 

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