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Feb 26, 2007
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My folks are coming up to see us this afternoon, and they wanted me to smoke some meat for supper. I got started last night by doing two fatties and a double smoked ham. The two packs of sausage are from a local processor and don't have all of the crazy preservatives in them. The ham was "mini" ham from Cumberland Gap Provision Company. It was a fully cooked hickory smoked ham. I scored it with a knife and covered it with olive oil and fresh ground black pepper. I smoked all of the above with apple wood. Based on the sample of the ham and the sausage biscuits I fixed this morning for breakfast it all worked very well.

Right now I have two beef chuck roast going in the BGE with hickory wood. I plan to pull them. If I have enough left over, I will make a small batch of chili with it as I just want to see what chili with the smoked meat will taste like.

For the sweet touch, I bought a butter loaf cake. I plan to cut it into slices and toast them on the grill. We're going to top it with strawberries and cream.

Here's a look at the chuckies four hours in:
 
i did a chili using smoked vension roast it was good some of my mistakes weretoo much meat i know its hard to beleive theres such a thing but the fact that i ddn't shred it into small enough pieces made it about the consistancy of bbq beef with chili beans it was good none the less but the texture could use some improvement
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WOW, looks and sounds delicious!!!!!! Drooling....... I think your folks are in for some incredible food, and the dessert sounds srumptious as well.
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Enjoy!!!!!
 
The BGE settled in at 268 for this cook, and seemed to want to stay there; so, I let her rock. I decided to check temps at five hours and check for tenderness. It's a good thing that I did as at five hours on the nose I was at 195 in one and 198 in the other with both being fork tender. So, I took them out of the cooker and wrapped them in foil and a towel to rest.

Here are updated pics:
 
I guess I took them out a little too soon. One of them pulled very easily, but the other still had a good bit of connective tissue in it. I pulled it as best as I could, and I cut the rest into small chunks. I was pleased with the color though. :)
 
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