Discussion in 'Pork' started by walle, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, I've held out all week waiting for it warm up here in Western Colorado, and it just ain't gonna do it so I wanted to go with a relatively short smoke for tomorrow.
    I pulled out four pork chops from our Thanksgiving butcher and MAN! they are even bigger than I remember them being - some good hogs this year.

    Have them marinading in a mixture of two fresh squeezed oranges, some apple juice, some italian dressing, and one of my new favorites - sundried tomato dressing.

    Will be a good test for my smoker - have never smoked in sub Zero weather with it yet.

    Check out the size of these babies!

    Will have the finished product tomorrow (may have grill marks on it before I'm finished!).

    Thanks for checking out my Monster Chops
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those things look HUGE!
    I was just commenting in another thread about looking forward to your monster chops and then here they are [​IMG]

    Good luck smoking in the cold.
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WOW, Did you get them off of HogZilla? Those are the largest Pork Chops I ever saw...[​IMG]
  4. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks, Fire It Up!
    They are big this year - from a 2 yr old sow that was a 4H champion, just wouldn't produce.

    Here's why I'm concerned! (this was Monday night), and it's been as cold as 16 below this week. Heat wave today - 22 just a few minutes ago!

    Thanks for looking.
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    now dems sum chops!
  6. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    man hope i remember to come back to this one.
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those things are huge, Tracey! If you have too much there, just pass one over this way![​IMG]
  8. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There should be a'plenty!

    Well it's tomorrow, so I fired up the smoker to thaw it out. Lucky for me and Bassman, it has warmed up and is now raining... guess my sub-zero test will have to wait, but that's fine with me!

    MC's seasoned with a little rub, garlic, and season all salt (that's a full size pizza pan!)

    CHOP's ON!

    Set at 250 with hickory and apple.

    thanks for checking out my pork chops.
  9. Now I'm hungry!
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You aint kidding, those things are huge!
  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, I'd love to get the butts off them shoulders... you could make a rope of sausage ½ mile long with 'em!
  12. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Dang it where's 'em chops at. They're probably eating them without us right now.
  13. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    No, not yet! I'm filing my first complaint to Admin on this site... Who the [email protected]# let Mother Nature on this site??! I know she read my last post and just smiled.. cuz wasn't 30 minutes after I put the chops on that the wind kicked up and it is COLDDDD!! Guess that's my fault.

    Still smok'en... will definetly post the final results.
    Have to admit... there was a time there that I did look over at the o'l grill...
  14. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Hang in there WallE, those chops/half hogs will be well worth the wait on the smoker. I can't remember the last time I even used my grill. [​IMG]
  15. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    All done - finally!

    MC's with some mashed taters, corn, and of course, apple sauce!

    That's a wrap! gonna eat now.
    Thanks for checking out my pork chops.
  16. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK, I have to give you [​IMG]for smoking in the rain and having those chops turn out perfect!
  17. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I was gonna give ya points for those delicious lookin Monster Chops but, ya didn't give me yer addresss so now I'm starving!!!! LMAO
    Ok, I'll give ya points.....still laughing......[​IMG][​IMG]
  18. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Walle...really? no photoshopping these things???!!! those are the biggest I ever saw!!! Wow! thats some big pig!

    must have some points for that [​IMG]

    and you cooked them perfect...
    I've got to go slice off a piece of something to eat...
  19. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job! Makes me hungry, again.
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    that is a great looking smoke
    Man I am hungry now

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