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Todays Smoke - In Progress

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matts, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    I got a variety of items on the smoker today.  Some things for dinner tonight and some for a party next weekend.  Starting out this morning getting a couple butts ready.  I decided to try something I have done on pot roasts.  I peeled and cut up some apples.  Stabbing slits in the butts, I took slices of the apples and pushed them into the butts.  After that it was time for some yellow mustard and a rub.

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    After the butts are ready, I fired up the big rig.  While that is warming up I start prepping tonight dinner.  First comes some short ribs.  They are just getting a rub and going on the smoker.

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    Next for the smoker come a big trout fillet.  This is getting a coat of syrup and some Old Bay rub.

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    Everything is ready and waiting on the smoker.

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    Smoker is ready and loaded.  Today is windy and on the cooler side.  So I hope I can keep this thing stable.  The butts will stay in the pans.  I like to collect as much as the juices as I can to separate later for a finishing sauce. 

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    Started the smoker with some lump.  Adding cherry on top.  So far so good.  Threw in the apple scraps for the heck of it.

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    Will keep you posted.
     
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  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Gonna be a lot of good eatin' at Matt's house !

    I'm watching----MMMMMmmmmmm,

    Bear
     
  3. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    After 3 hours, the short ribs and trout are done.

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    This is the first time I have ever had short ribs and man o man, they are good.  They smoked a bit faster than I thought but an early dinner is ok.  The fish tastes great as well. 

    Started out this smoke with lump coal and for some reason today it just didn't put out the heat and was burning quick.  Now I am using kingsford and getting better smoother heat.  Now just waiting on the butts for the rest of the night.
     
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome !

    Now ya did it---I gotta go make me a couple BLTs---Pronto!

    Thanks for showing Matt,

    Hungry Bear
     
  5. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    After 8 hours, the pork is done.  It went quick today, don't know why, but I am not complaining.  Now I get to go to bed at a decent hour and hunt in the morning.  But the work isn't over yet.  Another hour of its nap and I can start a pullin.  I foiled the pans at 165 and pulled the coals at 203.  Its been an hour after I pulled the coals and smoker has cooled down to 100 degrees, but the pork has climbed to 207.  But its starting to drop now.
     
  6. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    All pulled and ready.  Successful day smoking. 

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  7. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Matt I can't wait to see the butts. What I see so far, looks absolutely fantastic.
     
  8. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Tom, we must have been posting at the same time.  The pork is there.
     
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. 
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Wow what a great looking smoke. It all looks really tasty [​IMG]if I could  
     
  11. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Everything looks good, too good you making me hungry now.
     
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    ALL Awesome Matt!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now your short ribs look awesome and I will have to try that really soon. Like there are some in the freezer right now (but not for long) Now your butt looks like it came out rightous too. Great job and keep on smokin.[​IMG]