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  • Drbearsec
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    • Jan 2015
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    • Chicago Burbs

    Hackers eating BBQ

    So a friend and I had the chance to do a talk on BBQ at a hacker con in Louisville at the end of September. The talk was a mix of History of Southern BBQ, BBQ 101, and then the creation of a UDS and a PID Controller. Went extremely well and actually hoping to do a new version next year focusing on tips and techniques. Here is a link to the talk... http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=v...ith-kyle-stone

    I'm the one in Mouse Ears.

    Essobi (Kyle) also does a big BBQ before the conference each year. Last year, the meat was... bad. Dry, etc. People still ate it, of course, but if you had any discerning BBQ pallet, you knew it wasn't good. This year, I took over cooking duties.

    We used a Meat Monster my boss owns (wow that thing is massive) to cook close to 200 lbs of Brisket and Shoulder. I then used my KBQ to cook the Ribs and Rib Tips.

    Feedback from the BBQ was amazing. I mean, just incredible. People loved the Brisket and the Pork, saying it was fantastic. My friends niece's grandfather used to own a BBQ joint... was rated one of the top in KY. She told me it was the first time she's had brisket she's liked since he closed. Apparently, she is insanely picky, so that was a hell of a compliment.

    The Ribs got reviews that you wouldn't believe. I had at least 10 people tell me they were the best they had ever had. A couple of which eat a TON of BBQ nationwide, so that was a great compliment too.


    I used Mesquite and Cherry for the wood. Never used it before, but am definitely experimenting with it again.
    Mesquite was logs and Cherrry Chunks.

    I don't normally use Chunks in my KBQ, but it was all I could find.

    People descended on the pans of ribs like locusts as we kept pulling from the faux cambro and cutting them into 2-bones.

    All in all, my skills I've been building over the last year have grown to the point, I'm feeling pretty good. I think next year, I'm going to enter the BBQ competition in Chicago that let's you camp out at Soldier Field. That's gonna be a lot of fun!
  • x101airborne
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    • Aug 2015
    • 61
    • Victoria Tx

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    Dang right!!
    Good job!

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