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Show Us What You're Cooking! (SUWYC)- Volume 12, Winter 2018/2019

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  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10596
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

      ********************************************
      Assistants
      Dexter (Beagle mix)
      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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      Grills/Smokers/Fryers
      Big Green Egg (Large) X2
      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

      Broil King Keg
      Karubeque C-60
      Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
      Lodge L410 Hibachi
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
      R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

      Weber Spirit Gasser
      ******************.
      Thermometers
      FireBoard (Base Package)
      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
      **************

      Accessories
      BBQ Dragon
      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
      Eggspander Kit X2
      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

      Finex Cat Iron Line
      FireBoard Drive
      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
      Grill Grates
      Joule Water Circulator
      KBQ Fire Grate

      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
      Large Vortex
      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
      Smithey No. 12
      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
      Stargazer No.10, 12
      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
      ********************************
      Fuel
      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
      Kingsford Blue and White
      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
      **************************

      Cutlery
      Buck 119 Special
      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
      Global
      Shun
      Wusthof
      *******
      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    Lots of great pics coming in for Hot From The Pit! Keep it up folks! The picture game has been elevated!

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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      I know right !!! I'm thinking a cookbook could be published called Hits From The BBQ Pits. We'll utilize the MH Publishing house. Whoo Hoooo !!
  • Sfdrew28
    Club Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 259
    • Pacifica, CA

    Not the prettiest bird but incredible tasting. I used a buttermilk marinade for 24 hours(vac sealed) with garlic, pepper, salt, honey, and sage.
    Roasted at 400 and then brought down to 325 to cook through.
    Skin was crispy and carmelized not burnt. The meat had hints of the marinade flowing through it. Not a dry bit of bird.


    Its become a weekly go to in my house. I was inspired by Nigella Lawson’s recipe.
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    • Troutman
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      Excellent work!! I’ve had my eye on this recipe ever since I bought her book, definite inspiration!!!
  • Scout789
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 153
    • Texas Gulf Coast
    • Smoker: Lyfe Tyme Offset. Firebox 16" Diameter X 16" Long. Cooking chamber 16" Diameter X 32" Long
      Grill: Lyfe Tyme 16" Diameter X 24" Long.
      Thermometer: Maverick ET-732 and XR50
      For smoking, I am a committed stick burner.
      For grilling, it's all about charcoal. Almost always HEB brand mesquite charcoal. If not that, then Kingsford mesquite charcoal.

    It's a cold 41 deg here on the Texas Gulf Coast this morning, but the sun is finally trying to break through. The Lyfetyme pit is warming up its engine and this nice little shoulder roast will be getting smoky on it soon.

    PS - Finished product was awesome. Crutched it at 155 or so, sliced it at 203. Incredible flavor and very tender, by shoulder roast standards.
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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      That is a good looking roast

    • Scout789
      Scout789 commented
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      Thanks. I found it at HEB the other day. Unusual in that it is about 3" thick. I'm riding the stall as we speak and really having to work to keep the temp up. North wind is not kind to my smoker as it does not draft well in that condition.

    • klflowers
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      Beauteous
  • 58limited
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 857
    • SE Texas
    • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

    Today's project: 4 pastrami's. Temp is in the low 40s here in SE Texas but the big stick burner is keeping a steady temp. I'm drinking a beer that local brewery made, a really good beer that is actually a mistake - it is supposed to be a New England IPA but you can't taste the hops, it is a smooth easy drinking light beer and it turned into their best seller. Got a 1/2 gallon growler to kill while smoking the pastrami's today.
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    • 58limited
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      To top it off, I made homemade sauerkraut (started 12/31/18) to go with it - packed 7 one quart mason jars full last weekend.

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      I wouldn't mind seeing that kraut recipe in the main channels !!!

    • 58limited
      58limited commented
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      OK, I'll post it.

      Here it is: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ted-sauerkraut
      Last edited by 58limited; February 10, 2019, 10:32 AM.
  • MNKennicutt
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 73
    • Rochester, MN
    • Andy K.
      Cookin' in Southern Minnesota

    Unfortunately, I have to wait a bit to roll any smoke here in Minnesota. Would have to dig mine out and fight sub-zero temps...
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    • FireMan
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      Yup, familiar.
  • Neris
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 188
    • Dublin, Ireland (europe)

    Bought 4kg of flank steak last week. Why I don't know but cooked half of it tonight. Home made rub, slow cooked for best part of 30 mins then reverese seared using the new SnS and served up with a nasal clearing mustard & vinegar slaw & some chimichuri on top. Lovely evening for cooking in the garden at 4 deg Celsius here.
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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Nice hunk of meat, how did it turn out?

    • Neris
      Neris commented
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      Turned out very well I thought, tender and not overly chewy. Still have 2kg more of it to use tonight. Just be taking it easy though on the mustard in the slaw this time
  • FishTalesNC
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 1177
    • Durham, NC

    • Cookers
      • Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco
      • Weber Premium Kettle 26” w/ SNS XL
      • Weber Smokey Joe 14”
      • Pit Barrel Cooker

      Thermometers
      • Fireboard Extreme BBQ Edition
      • ​​​​​​​Weber iGrill 2 w/ 1 ambient and 3 meat probes
      • Thermapen mk4

      Accessories
      • Oklahoma Joe’s Triple Grate
      • Oklahoma Joe’s Super Skewers
      • ​​​​​​​Weber Gourmet BBQ System Pizza Stone
      • Weber Gourmet BBQ System Wok
      • EasySpin Cooking Grate (26”)
      • Custom Cut GrillGrates for SNS XL
      • Frogmat cut to fit 26" w/ SNS
      • Weber Original Rib Rack
      • Pampered Chef BBQ Pizza Pan (2)
      • Weber Chimney Starter (2)
      • Beast Armor Gloves
      • CharGon Grate Cleaner
      • PBC Chimney Starter
      • PBC Ash Pan
      • PBC Hinged Grate
      • PBC Corn Hanger
      • PBC Vertical Skewers (10" & 15")
      • PBC Sausage Hanger
      • PBC Basket Hanger

    Three chickens on the PBC today. One got a Weber Sweet & Smokey rub I wanted to use up. We ate it tonight with an Alabama white sauce. Another got a garlic-sriracha rub. I’m chopping it up tomorrow for lettuce wraps. The last one got Heath Riles Everday Rub and is going to the in-laws.
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    Also threw on some potato slices on an upside down grate sitting on the rebar, thanks JeffJ for that trick!
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    • fzxdoc
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      I love seeing the PBC get a good workout like that, @Fish TalesNC. Great job!

      Kathryn
  • JTpellets
    Club Member
    • Oct 2017
    • 198

    Ribs and garlic butter broccoli.
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    • Troutman
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      Doin' ribs tomorrow, hope they turn out like those !!! Nice work JT

    • Elton's BBQ
      Elton's BBQ commented
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      Nice!
  • Pequod
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 480
    • Crozet, VA
    • Gear
      • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
      • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
      • Medium Konro

    Spun a chook. There was a pan of root vegetables on the cool side, but took them off before the pic. Yup, that bird be sportin’ the standard MEATER, which works just fine even with the thick refractory cement of a KK

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    • Troutman
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      Man that looks good !! I'd eat that !!
  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3204
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    I like it when my coleslaw gets and meat juices get together and infect each other with that goodness....

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    • Elton's BBQ
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      Looks really good!

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Beautiful pic ....I know what you mean about co-mingling !!!
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3960
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    I'm making kebabs tonight. I reduced some balsamic and honey for the glaze... Click image for larger version

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    • FireMan
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      That looks so cool! A cooking presentation. 👍👍👍

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      I just bought one of those rigs (thanks to you) and am dying to try it. Good idea stacking individually like that, that does make a good presentation. I may just copy that thank you very much. Keep 'em coming, I like your thought train !!!

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      Glad you picked one up Troutman . If you have a rotisserie you should definitely get one of these. I only paid $20 for this one.
  • skipsdaughter
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 66
    • Eastern Iowa

    Today I smoked some bacon ends and pieces, and used this East Carolina BBQ seasoning on a pork shoulder, to be accompanied by these baked beans...dropping off tomorrow for a colleague who has spent most of the last week in the hospital with a sick family member.
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    • hoovarmin
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      I want to hear about the bean recipe - it looks delicious. What's in it?

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Oh boy butter beans...yummy !!!

    • skipsdaughter
      skipsdaughter commented
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      Here's what I did for the Beans:
      1 lb dried great northerns, soaked for a few hours.
      Then saute celery, onion, carrots, and a couple garlic cloves
      Then add: 3 slices of the smoked bacon, 1 can rotel tomatoes, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, 3 sprigs of thyme

      Add 1 tsp salt after they've simmered for 30 minutes. I cooked with some chicken stock and some water and simmered for 30-45 minutes more.
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3960
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

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    • Neris
      Neris commented
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      Must try sprouts on the grill. Looks very good

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Now THAT is what I am talking about! I need to get me one of them!

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      If have not. you are missing out. I like to give them a spray with some Avocado oil or Olive oil. They are incredible. Neris
  • DavidNorcross
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1499
    • Virginia
    • Rec Tec RT-680
      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
      Javelin Pro Duo
      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

    London Broil..... Click image for larger version

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    • Troutman
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      Gorgeous !!!

    • Elton's BBQ
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      Yessire
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7197

    • OUTDOOR COOKERS

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    Just ate my last Reuben, this batch of pastrami only last a week and a half....need....more....pastramiiiiii .....

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    • Spinaker
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      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hoovarmin
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      Drooling over here

    • DavidNorcross
      DavidNorcross commented
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      Wonderful!!

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