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Show Us What You're Cooking! (SUWYC) - Volume 23, Fall 2021

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    Yardbird on the SnS Kettle …. Still figuring it out a bit, but not bad for the first try

    Stacy told me to take this picture and show the smoke ring!
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    Fried potatoes
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    Fall salad - lettuce, celery, carrot, cucumber, apple
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      Steak and salad tonight. No pic of the salad, so trust it existed or not.

      On the left are steaks cut from a whole prime tenderloin I got from Creekstone the last time they had them on sale. On the right is a prime ribeye from Click Akaushi .

      Click image for larger version  Name:	20211101_162803.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.88 MB ID:	1118564I kept the seasoning to a minimum using only SPG to let the meat shine the brightest.
      I'm glad I went that route with the ribeye, but the GF noticed right away that her steak was missing its usual flavor of Hanks Steak rub. She didn't hesitate to remind me that her steak cook is locked, with no deviations from the norm allowed. She doesn't know yet that Hank has pulled out of the U.S. market, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

      The cook was a straight forward reverse sear on the pooper and flat top. A tube with hickory for the smoke, and the pooper set to run at 225°. Final sear done on the Blackstone.

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      Last edited by willxfmr; November 1, 2021, 09:29 PM.


      • SheilaAnn
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        So excited to hear the Click Akashi was tasty. My picanha is on the menu for Saturday night.

      All this talk of chili and the fact that BF hinted at meatless Monday’s (don’t worry, I’ll still keep him) and my excess of veggies from CSA….. may I present sweet potato chili. We topped with shredded cheddar, sliced scallions and sour cream. In hindsight, wish I had some fresh corn bread. We are not veg or vegan or none of that, he just brought it up so I stepped up. It was pretty dang tasty, I must say.

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      I recently ordered the Porter Rd. Anniversary box and decided to use the pork chops in a very Autumn dinner last night. Pork Chops & Apple Sauce (not really, but sort of) with baked sweet potato and sauteed brussel sprouts with onions and bacon crumbles.

      I'm linking to the recipe (minus the sides) because it was too good not to share.https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...ecipe2-1957219
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      • FireMan
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        You cook a good chop dinner!

      Smoked an eye of the round in the pellet grill for roast beef sandwiches. Dry brined for 6 hours and rubbed with Meathead's big bad beef rub.

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        Somehow, I had a nicely wet-aged prime brisket on my hands that was only about 10 pounds before trimming. The previous plans for a get-together I would cook it for didn't work out, and then I realized my birthday was coming up. It was just meant to be. So today I spent my birthday smoking a brisket. Turned out pretty well.

        I trimmed and separated it last night and dry brined overnight. This morning, I hit it with cooking spray and Flatiron Pepper Company Dark and Smoky rub. I'm turning into a real fan of that stuff.

        For a side, I decided to try Meathead's Bourbon BBQ Baked Beans from the free side. I used half a pound of Rancho Gordo cranberry beans that I soaked overnight. Also, because I can't leave well enough alone, I swapped in dark rum for the bourbon. Also, I put in a chipotle since I didn't have a jalapeno on hand. They had to cook more like 4 hours and I eventually turned the oven up a bit over 300 to get there, but these things were the bomb. Will do again for sure. Also baked a white sweet potato from our CSA basket.

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        I think this is when I took the point off; it was probe tender at about 195.

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        I only sliced up some point for tonight (with it being my birthday, I was in charge and didn't have to sacrifice the point for burnt ends only).

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        Edit : adding photo of flat sliced the next day for dinner so Dr. Pepper can see it didn't dry out. (Couldn't get the cursor down below the plated pic, sorry.)

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        • holehogg
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          Belated birthday wishes Sir.

        • holehogg
          holehogg commented
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          BTW cook looks fantastic.

        • tbob4
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          Happy belated! That is a mighty fine cook!


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        • Jim White
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          The good news is no matches arrived, so we are safe from incineration for now.

        Salmon “burnt ends”! Closer to smoked salmon bites, but still very enjoyable. Inspired by the Over the Fire Cooking Blog with some Malcom Reed elements (rub and glaze). Dry cured, a time out in the fridge, and then smoked for 2 hours and 20 minutes at 185 on the Grilla OG.
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        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          Interesting.. I have to try this..

        • barelfly
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          How was the texture? They look good!

        • Baltimorelger
          Baltimorelger commented
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          Pretty good texture. I feel like whenever I hot smoke salmon it’s a little stiff. These were a little softer which I liked.

        Breakfast sandwich on home made sourdough kaiser roll...

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        • SheilaAnn
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          treesmacker did you score the buns by hand? The rolls look amazing! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

        • Jim White
          Jim White commented
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          SheilaAnn Look at the treesmacker post over on the sourdough thread. All he did was to use his 3D printer to make a gizmo for imprinting the buns.

          In separate news, I'm feeling really inadequate today.

        • Dr. Pepper
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          ? Kaiser stamp? And if so, which one, from where?

        Yesterday I cooked a pork butt on the SnS Kettle. It's probably the best cook yet on the SnS. Bark was amazing! I did it more Eastern North Carolina style, except for not having an entire pig to cook :-)


        1 TBSP dark brown sugar (you never taste it, but it helps build that bark)
        1 TBSP chili powder
        1 TBSP sweet paprika
        1 TBSP onion powder
        1 TBSP garlic powder

        I dry brined overnight, then put the rub on about 5 minutes before going on the cooker. I used water for a binder.

        When the pork butt hit about 140F internal, I started mopping it every 30-45 minutes using North Carolina Mike vinegar sauce. I stopped mopping when it hit about 185F and started checking for probe tender shortly after. Around 193, per the Fireboard, my probe said that pork butt was good. And the bone fell out. And the probe actually was pulling chunks of meat off the thing. Definitely done. Pulled it. Served with Potatoes au gratin and some steamed broccoli.

        The color from that rub is pretty cool
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        On the SnS at about 7:30 AM .... it was done around 6:00 PM
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        It's about 160F, been cooking for 4 hours at this point
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        About 180F, been on about 8 hours now
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        Checking for done and it started pulling with a thermapen!!!
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        The whole house is smelling of nothing but pork bbq goodness
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        Pulled so easily
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        • FireMan
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          That bark looks like lava rock! 👍

        • fzxdoc
          fzxdoc commented
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          Who doesn't love a beautiful porky meteorite?

          Great job!

          So how did you like the more vinegary vibe to that PB?

          Last edited by fzxdoc; November 4, 2021, 07:32 AM.

        • ecowper
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          the heat and vinegar in the bark was pronounced. Mixed in with the rich pork meat, it was great. Really enjoyed it. Definitely will do it again. The bark was really good by itself, too. very flavorful and crusty, but not chewy and overcooked. Thanks guys, this one was fun!

          I should note that I didn't wrap at all. Just let it ride. It had a pretty strong stall, for about 3 hours, actually lost about 2 degrees temp during the stall.

        Some sauna tacos. Tort, radish, cilantro, onion, crema, cheese and ribs! These were killer. just threw the left over KBQ ribs in my dutch oven and used the wood fired sauna stove to heat them up. After a few sauna/ice water cycles, we feasted. Great night and great food.
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        • RonB
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          @Pahead John - or at least a very large tortilla...

        • Spinaker
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          No robes, ever.

        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          Yeah, casual!

        Leftover chicken parm sliced up, a salad, and grilled cheese on sourdough.

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        • treesmacker
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          Mmmmmmm! 😋

        Cuban Sandwich
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        • Richard Chrz
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          Ernest, we’ll let it slide this time. But do know, we expect perfection, no less then that from you going forward,.. lol😜😜

        • Panhead John
          Panhead John commented
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          I wasn’t gonna say anything, but……

        • Ernest
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        Ok, first attempt at Japanese Milk Bread a la KA site. I took the advice of (can’t remember who) and did only 30 g sugar. I haven’t checked out the KA site yet, but I think the salt called for was NOT for kosher salt. I felt this loaf could have used a bit more. Also, I had an egg from CSA and I think it was a bit smaller. I used half and half because that’s what I had on hand. I cut the recipe and made 2 smaller loaves because I shot my mouth off that I would share with my neighbor (dumb idea, not the sharing, but the splitting). All in all, tastes pretty good. A bit more dense than getting a loaf at HMart or Mitsuwa. Wondering if the size of the egg was a factor. Crumb came out nice. Crust has good color. I used that dark nonstick style pan and in pulling it from the pan, it split in half. First thing out of BF’s mouth? “Ooowwwweeeeee sliders!” 🤦🏼‍♀️

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          Shrimp and gri...... umm polenta...

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          • Spinaker
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            Dang dude.......again. LOL

          • glitchy
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            Spinaker summed up my thoughts too


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