i am a 'tard (with on going Qview)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by soafung, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    decided a week ago to do pulled pork for my family. christmas eve...pulled pork sammies...that will be great! i brine my butts 2 days in advance and the rub and set overnight. so i thawed out the butts, brined the butts and yesterday when i appied the rub is when i really found out what i was getting into.

    the outside temp when i started the fire



    the backyard



    the butts, ready for the smoke




    me finally checking the weather report


    yea...and wind gusts up to 50 mph

    i am a 'tard.

    i'll post more later. gotta REALLY watch that fire.

    UPDATE!
    after posting and tending fire glanced at the weather channel and it is now 19 outside, 23 mph wind, with wind chill feels like 1. damn you fools for motivating me to do a cold weather smoke.
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You had better get that thing in the smoker before it freezes again. No it looks like your off to a wonderful start so I'll check back later.
     
  3. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well at least your beverage of choice won't get warm [​IMG]!

    Good looking butts, I'm sure your crew is in for a treat!
     
  4. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    man...if this is what i gotta go through to get into the OTBS...count me out. i've smoked ribs when it was like 30 outside with no wind, but...the thread title says it all.
     
  5. jsanders

    jsanders Fire Starter

    This is what seperates the grillers from the smokers. I just east of you in alabama and am setting up in my shop! I think tard is a quality when it comes to mens pursuit of manness.

    Hey, hold my beer and watch this! Where's that lighter?
     
  6. carnuba

    carnuba Smoke Blower

    i've never seen frozen fire

    post a pic whene it happens

    j/k good luck,stay warm
     
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hang in there it will come out ok. I smoke all the time in below zero temps but you have quite a bit of wind to deal with. Best of luck to you.
     
  8. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cold I can handle, wind not so much. My smoker doesn't seem to mind so much ;)

    BTW my wife puts me in the same category!
     
  9. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    HA! the wife got up, poured herself some coffee, looked outside, looked at the weather report, shook her head at me, poured her coffee out, and went back to bed.

    she tells me things in very subtle ways.

    carpetride: that is a fine lookin pit you got there. registered? what bloodlines?
    here's my smokin' buddy

    he's got Jimmy Boots in him. he's got a lot of old time pit champs and aces in his blood.
    best dog i've ever know (i understand i'm a little bias).
     
  10. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    weather up date:

    temp: 18
    wind: 30mph (gusts up to 48mph)
    wind chill: -1

    butts after turn


    neighbor across the alley just got home from his night shift and smelled the que. that prompted him to peek over the fence and ask me, "are you a 'tard?" i did not answer.
     
  11. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We live out in the country and someone dropped her off last New Years eve. I guess that was someone's New Years resolution. My daughter immediately named her Princess and my wife fed her and they both asked if I thought she would stay [​IMG].

    She has been a wonderful dog, house broke, fixed, and minded on a leash when we got her. Vet thought she was 2 at that time and friendly to boot. The first Pit we have ever had, she does play a little rougher than all the rest of the puppies though! Wife says she patrols the house and yard when I'm not home...that suites me real well. Her jaws should be enough to spook most people off.
     
  12. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    Carpet:
    good lookin' dog!

    i've had mine from day one (he is 8 yrs now) and he is super with the nieces and nephews. gets along with other dogs (females of the same size and/or any sex smaller than him). great guard dog and he loves to sit right by the smoker and get "bathed" in the essence.

    i really don't think i will have any other breed after him. the pits that have fighting dog in them are really the best ones. the fighting dogs were bred for fighting ability and non-human aggression. he is a wonderful ambassador for his breed.
     
  14. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yer doin real good and those hunks a pork lookin delicious already!!!!
    Hang in there, up here in Illinois it's not unusual for me to smoke in -20 degree weather and sometimes even colder. Just don't wear shorts out there for to long a time.....[​IMG]
     
  15. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job, and points for the dedication.
    I know how you feel, last night it was down to 14 and still over a foot of snow on the ground, but I outsmarted the weather, I fired up the base of my turkey fryer to keep warm [​IMG]
     
  16. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    i wish old man winter would show his face instead of just showing his handy work. i'd pop that geezer in the lip.
     
  17. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    i'm cheating and using the ovenfor the next 3 hours. i can't fight the wind all day. i got other stuff to do, like get my ribs for tomorrow prepped. butts will hit smoke again for 2 hours to bark back up.

    Butt's going into the foil



    the sammie vinegar sauce



    the serrano chile vinegar slaw sauce:
    prep

    ready to be mixed with red cabbage and red onion later
     
  18. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    butts back on the smoker for some bark. i got my ribs prepped for tomorrow and had time for the wife to give me a hair cut. [​IMG]

    butt #1


    Butt #2
     
  19. Nice lookin pork butts. Sorry about the weather, but extra points for sticken with it.
    Sorry to say it is sunny and 45 here in the northwest, I really feel bad for many parts of the country today. Horrible weather for the holidays. Stay safe!
     
  20. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Was worried about cold freezing rain here today, held off so far. Ribs today then brisket on Sat. Like most things I really don't like the weather to decide what I will do.
    [​IMG] For stayin with it.
     

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