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smokeymose

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It happens to me every year. After being shut up all winter when the weather breaks you think you have to BBQ every time you get a nice day.
Next thing you know you have P.P. and brisket in the freezer and you're burned out on ribs. Time to back off a little.
Beans and Cornbread sounds kinda good. Come to think of it, I have some Great Northerns in the cupboard and some ham chunks in the freezer. Hm...
 

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I go through cycles. When I started smoking, everything was fair game. If I was cooking, I was smoking. My wife finally screamed, "ENOUGH!" Grilling was fine, though. :emoji_yum: Lesson learned.

Still, there have been years I've run 500 lbs of charcoal through the WSM and Kettle. A slow year is 250 lbs. And times like the last 15 months where the Kettle gets occasional exercise, but the WSM sits idle for months at a time. Right now, it's a petri dish that needs serious scrubbing, a vinegar wash, and quick burnout.

I've got a hankering for a packer brisket, so that will probably happen soon. Thank God I've got one in the freezer that didn't cost a car payment.
 

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No sense burning yourself out, good food from every corner of the world can be made indoors. Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Chinese are probably my favorites.

Using smoke, bacon can of course go in just about everything. You could try curing a butt for a few weeks for "pulled ham", or loin ("back/Canadian bacon)" is very cheap to make and IMO delicious. Personally, it is hard for me to get tired of pretty plain hot & fast smoked chicken. Getting that kettle up to 300-350 for extra crispy skin. It is even harder for me to get tired of burgers whether smashed, grilled, or smoked.

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Last night's chicken. as you can see (lol), cooked directly over the coals and got a little flare-up

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~6oz smoked burger, the thickness is key IMO to not drying out. 250*F for ~45min, flipping after 30-35

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Back bacon, went with gochujang for the rub adhesive for the first time and am VERY pleased

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Hard to beat a meaty back BLT now that tomatoes are starting to get good
 

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Yep, happens to us also! Then back to the recipe box for some old time favorites! It will come time soon enough to fire up a smoker. Sometimes just for appetizers.

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Yes Jim, BBQ burn out is real!
The first step in battling BBQ burn out is to admit that you have a problem to begin with.
:emoji_laughing::emoji_laughing::emoji_laughing:
 

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It's not possible here, because Mrs Bear never wants anything Smoked, except My Bacons, Hams, and Prime Rib. It's Just as well now, because it's too hard for me to get out there anyway!!

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Thanks for the like Jake it is appreciated.

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Well, to change thinks up a bit, have you tried my Mahogany Pork Loin or Maple Glazed Salmon or my *almost* famous Wicked Baked Beans?

Sounds like a shameless plug doesn't it?
 

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Well, to change thinks up a bit, have you tried my Mahogany Pork Loin or Maple Glazed Salmon or my *almost* famous Wicked Baked Beans?

Sounds like a shameless plug doesn't it?
Dude yeah on the beans.......They have become a staple around my house. My brother when he finds out I'm cooking stuff to take to our folks ask..."You bringing them pineapple beans?"
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Dude yeah on the beans.......They have become a staple around my house. My brother when he finds out I'm cooking stuff to take to our folks ask..."You bringing them pineapple beans?"
Jim
Jim, I get that request too. I did a neighborhood smoke last weekend and smoked some baby back ribs for the neighbor. I also gave him some beans to go with his ribs. Saw him today and the first thing he said was "Those beans were awesome! Can I get the recipe? Oh and the ribs you smoked where good too!"
 

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Totally understand , im not there yet but i can see it happen. But now my wife is way tired of it already. She is beating me to the menu for the weekends already saying lets have this or that instead of something smoked. So I get it, just don't want to stop smoking and trying new things . As I know when I'm busy at work its hard to get to the smoke shack.

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For me personally no. For my wife - hard yes. multiple times she has asked me to stop with the meat and smoking meat for a while. of course I concede, but wish it wasn't true.
 

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Yeah, I sometimes get a little tired of it. Mainly tired of getting up way too early on a weekend to get the smoker going, and the meat prepared. Then I read some thread here, and say man, I've got to try that!
('Bout time for another batch of Dutch's Wicked Beans, I think.)
I got into charcuterie for a while, but that's pretty involved, too. Did a prosciutto a while back that took 16 months. Still, some capicola would be nice.
 

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Thanks for the like mneeley490 it is appreciated.

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