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Hocks finished 11/14/18

Discussion in 'Nose to Tail' started by tropics, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Found some decent looking Hocks today!
    Used Pops low salt brine I like how it taste.
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    Pretty good amount of meat
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    Into that liquid gold for 2 weeks or more.
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    Be back in 2 weeks
    Richie
     
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  2. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those are nice . Don't see them around here anymore .
     
  3. SmokinAl

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

    I think this is going to be a good one!
    Al
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Rich I have only 1 store in my area that carries them like this.2 weeks ago they were out of them so I grabbed 3 packs.
    Richie
    Thanks for the Like
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al I had good luck with the last batch I made so hopefully these turn out the same
    Richie
     
  6. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Love pickled hocks.

    Warren
     
  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Ok my feet are up on the hasock and I waiting for this one.

    Chris
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finally 17 days of curing 1 day drying
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    Pre heated the MES 40 to 100°F
    Put Hocks in to dry for 30 minutes before adding smoke,yes you can see thru the glass LOL
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    Lit the AMNPS with a mix of Alder & Cob I only let this burn 3 minutes
    before putting it in the mailbox
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    6 & 1/2 hrs of smoke at 150°F temp was ramped up 15 degrees every hour
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    Close up
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    These have to go in the freezer tomorrow morning heading to Mass.
    Thanks for watching
    Richie
     
  9. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man those look great Ritchie! I need a batch of beans with some of those in it now. Oooh… maybe collard greens instead!
     
  10. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Looks really good Richie, may have to substitute a couple of those for the salt pork I use for beans and chowder.

    Chris
     
  11. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gorgeous hocks.... great looking smoke.... I'm jealous...
     
  13. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Awesome a lot of possibilities to use those for.

    Warren
     
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  14. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member


    Chopsaw Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

    Being just a old country boy I see the possibilities of beans, greens, pickled and just eating like they are.

    Warren
     
  15. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Richie those look great... I finally had my first pork hocks the wife did up in a dish with sauerkraut. Wow I am hooked. I will be eating these often now I can see. Points for those delicious looking pieces.