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  • Barry Friesen
    Former Member
    • May 2017
    • 101
    • Altona Manitoba Canada

    First ‘other’ cook

    Well after following the forums and scanning this site for about a year, I pulled off the first ‘other’ cook. By ‘other’ I mean not what I grew up knowing as BBQ ie. burgers, dogs, steaks, etc. Last summer I purchased a built in Napoleon NG BBQ, a Thermoworks Smoke thermometer and an Amazen tube smoker with ideas of trying all the amazing things I see here.
    The first attempt was this weekend. I prepped a pair of Costco Pork Ternderloin with a rub and wrapped them in Apple wood smoked thick cut bacon. Half filled the smoke tube with competition blend pellets and used a 2 zone setup @250 monitored by my Smoke thermometer and removed when the pork hit 140. Judging by my families’ response, it was a winner! Next time I would run the temp at 300 to crisp up the bacon a bit more.
    Thank you Amazingribs and everyone here for all the information on this site that helped me try a ‘other’ BBQ!
    Last edited by Barry Friesen; April 1, 2018, 08:27 AM.
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6331
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Congrats! I always do pork tenderloin hot and fast.

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 13545
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #3
      Congrats. Another way is to pull them early and sear hot and fast to crisp the bacon.

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      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10987
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
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        #4
        Great to hear! Let us see some pictures of that pork loin!

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        • Barry Friesen
          Barry Friesen commented
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          That was weird, I had attached pics as part of the post.
      • Barry Friesen
        Former Member
        • May 2017
        • 101
        • Altona Manitoba Canada

        #5

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 8260
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #6
          The Napolean is a nice piece of equipment isn’t it? Good food, lousy pics. 😎

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          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9702
            • Smiths Grove, Ky
            • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

            #7
            Congrats!

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            • jgreen
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              • Oct 2014
              • 2742
              • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
              • Cookers:
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              #8
              Nice cook. The bacon keeps the tenderloin a bit moister, but does need more heat or a final sear to crisp up a bit. Well done!

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              • fzxdoc
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                • Jul 2014
                • 5396
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                #9
                Originally posted by RonB View Post
                Congrats. Another way is to pull them early and sear hot and fast to crisp the bacon.
                What RonB said. Congrats from me too! Photos didn't come through, Barry Friesen so I'll take your word for it. Hahaha.

                Kathryn

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                • VideoWolf88
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2018
                  • 235
                  • Rickman, TN
                  • Charbroiled Tru Infrared gas grill
                    Pit Barrel Cooker
                    Maverick digital thermometer

                  #10
                  Sounds awesome, would love to see those pics!

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                  • Barry Friesen
                    Former Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 101
                    • Altona Manitoba Canada

                    #11
                    I can see the pictures in post#5 above. Can anyone see them?

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                    • djl
                      djl commented
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                      I'm just seeing empty little squares

                    • Mr. Bones
                      Mr. Bones commented
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                      No pics here. either...
                  • Barry Friesen
                    Former Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 101
                    • Altona Manitoba Canada

                    #12
                    Lets try this! I posted originally from my phone and it showed pictures but no one else could see them. Now I used my computer to try and I can see them...again. Can anyone else see the pictures now?
                    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_2011.jpg Views:	1 Size:	96.5 KB ID:	476219Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_2013.jpg Views:	1 Size:	117.7 KB ID:	476220
                    Last edited by Barry Friesen; April 2, 2018, 07:05 AM.

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                    • Mudkat
                      Mudkat commented
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                      Bingo! Looks delicious!
                  • Barry Friesen
                    Former Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 101
                    • Altona Manitoba Canada

                    #13
                    Originally posted by FireMan View Post
                    The Napolean is a nice piece of equipment isn’t it? Good food, lousy pics. 😎
                    Yes I'm really enjoying it! It is built well and love the NG hookup as I never have to wonder if there is enough propane left in the tank. I hope to give the rotisserie a try this spring as well.

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                    • FireMan
                      FireMan commented
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                      It’s cool you got the works, so did I, cept mine is propane. Don’t mind the tanks. You are in for a pleasurable experience with the roto. The chix will be great.
                  • DWCowles
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 9702
                    • Smiths Grove, Ky
                    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                    #14
                    They look awesome!

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                    • Oakgrovebacon
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 1997
                      • South central Illinois

                      #15
                      Good looking pork loins in the pictures now! Nice job!

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