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i am smoking today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chris_harper, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i just filled the smoker with goodies. a 2.71lb beef shouler roast, 12 ABT's, 2 sage fatties, 5 polish sausage links, and 2 rock game cornish hens. on the mini chickens (you like that?), i brined one in water, salt, and lemon-pepper- the other in water, salt, and cajun seasoning. i rubbed them in EVOO and rubbed them with their respective spices. i also put some black pepper on both, and added some chili powder to the cajun seasoning one. the ABT"s have colbyjack cheese, with bacon on the top. the fatties don't need any help, and the polish sausage i left alone. the shoulder i rubbed with mustard and put on cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cajun seasoning last night, wrapped in saran wrap and put in the fridge last night. i added some turbinado sugar and chili powder before i put it in the smoker. will take pics later and add them to this thread.
  2. Hey Chris, when are you NOT smoking?
    Actually I wish I had the ambition to smoke more. I have to work up the ambition just to clean the ashes out of the firebox. I think I'm going to build a square firebox with an ash drawer.
  3. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    And one step further, Gunslinger, who is eating all of the smoked stuff?

    Certainly not that little wife of Chris's!
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Sure wish I could smoke more often! Just smoking weekends is wearing me out!

    When do you sleep?
  5. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chris, sounds like a feast fit for a king!! Any special Tuesday? If you can, please post a pic of the "mini chickens ":lol: Would love to know how they came out.

    Debi... sleep? what sleep :lol: :lol: ?????
  6. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    its 9 am
    its 6 f out side--
    winds are calm--
    im getting ready to plug in timex...

    i will see what 6 degrees does.
    its supposed to get to 26 f this after noon..

    its supposed to snow this evening...
    no matter what temp...
    at four pm -
    electric gets turned off..

    so i can clean up before dark..

    todays fun include--
    about 7 lb wyoming bacon [buckboard]
    1 lb 66#deer/33%pork smoked sausage..
    1 store bought fattie---
    3 chicken breasts ...
  7. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    here is the (food) porn.
  8. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no special tuesday. just felt like smoking. my wife loves chicken, so i did those for her. i like beef, so i did it for me. we both love fatties. i love ABt's. had never tried polish sausage before, so felt like trying them. this will feed us for a couple of days.
  9. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Chris! Who said smokin' is bad for ya? I need to do more chicken, especially those sawed off half pint mini's.

    Keep Smokin (as if they could drag you away from that thing)
  10. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chris what kind of wood was you using this time. Looks like a good feast there.
  11. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pc, it would be hard to drag me from it.
    marvin, i used mesquite. my wife bought me a charcoal chimney yesterday also, so now i don't need starter fluid now. yipee!
  12. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chris , the food looks great!!!!! How long did the cornish game hens take?

    Larry, how did your cold smoke go??
  13. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i smoked them for 4.5 hours- that was a bit too long. next time i will pull them a little earlier. i think prolly around 3-3.5 hours would be better. the fatties came out real nice, as did the ABT"s and the polish sausage.
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Looks Good Chris!

    Funny how tiny those hens look next to that fatty. Big sausage little chickens. I love cornish hens.