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Sunday dinner (with a little drama)

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  • radshop
    Charter Member
    • Mar 2015
    • 449
    • Orange County CA
    • Lone Star Grillz 20x36 offset
      Weber 26" kettle
      PK Classic
      Weber Genesis gas grill
      Lodge Sportsman Grill
      Weber Smokey Joe Silver
      Smoke Hollow 44 gas smoker
      Cheapo Brinkmann charcoal smoker with DIY propane conversion

    Sunday dinner (with a little drama)

    As per my many recent posts, I keep enjoying the pork & beef cuts I get in my monthly subscription box from Sonrise Ranch. (I'm not affiliated other than as a happy customer, and I highly recommend Sonrise.)

    Today I was just cooking for 2, so a little 2.3 lb piece of pork shoulder was perfect. I dry brined it overnight. Fired up the PK this morning to about 230-240. The pork got my homemade dry rub, which is a pretty standard recipe kinda like the Memphis Dust and thousand others.

    I had it on and cooking around 8 a.m. with a couple chunks of avocado wood. Since it's such a small cut, I figured it would be done by mid-afternoon and I could rest it in a cambro while I cooked the veggies. (Spoiler - that's not what happened.)

    It was up to 160 and hit the stall by early afternoon, then things took a bad turn. I added more charcoal and got sidetracked on doing some other things, then the fire burned down and airflow got choked with ash. The grill temperature dropped way down. I cleared out the ash, restarted the fire, and hoped for the best. By 4 p.m. internal temp was still only about 170, and I was hoping to eat at 5. I started the sweet potatoes (brushed with butter and S&P) and brussels sprouts (with chopped bacon, garlic, onion, red peppers), and kept hoping for the best. When 5 p.m. rolled around, the pork felt probe tender but was only at 177 internal temp.

    I pulled it, cut it open and...
    It was perfect. Ridiculously perfect. Pork-candy, melt-in-your-mouth perfect. Not bragging - it was excellent meat and a lot of hoping for the best. Not much of a smoke ring visibly, but good smoky flavor.

    And I remembered to take pictures.
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    Last edited by radshop; November 12th, 2017, 09:35 PM.
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9762
    • 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.



    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12119
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      Well done.


      • kmhfive
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 3003
        • Northern Illinois
        • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
          Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
          Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
          GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
          Maverick ET-733



        • Psinderson
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 258
          • Pittsburgh, PA
          • Cookers:
            - 2013 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain'
            - 2012 22" Weber One Touch Silver
            - 2015 Weber Spirit 210 Gasser

            - Thermoworks Thermopop, white
            - Thermoworks DOT, white, with meat probe and air probe

            - Grill Grates
            - Rotisserie attachment for Kettle
            - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney

            - Total beer geek
            - Whiskey, preferably a good Rye but I also enjoy Bourbon, Wheat and Scotch

          Looks great! I guess tou proved the principle of the importance of probe tender rather than temperature. Every hunk of flesh is different. Love the picture of the food on the PK!


          • radshop
            radshop commented
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            Thanks! I love doing the whole meal on the grill like that when I can.
        • ComfortablyNumb
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 3084
          • Northeast Washington
          • KBQ C-60
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Thermoworks Thermopop
            Thermoworks Dot

          Good thing you remembered to take pictures, otherwise it would not have happened!


          • radshop
            radshop commented
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            I'm getting better after enough scoldings.
        • rwalters
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 371
          • MAK 2 Star -- Blackstone Griddles

            I am not a vegetarian, but I eat animals that are

          Beautiful cook


          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 4894
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
            • Equipment
              Primo Oval xl

              Slow n Sear (two)
              Drip n Griddle
              22" Weber Kettle
              26" Weber Kettle one touch
              Blackstone 36” Pro Series
              Sous vide machine
              Kitchen Aid
              Meat grinder
              sausage stuffer
              5 Crock Pots
              Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
              cast iron pans,
              Dutch ovens
              Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
              The help and preferences
              1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
              A 9 year old princess foster child
              Patience and old patio furniture
              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            That really happened. I'd eat that all day! How were them taters? All of the worry and it's still Delicious! Sometimes we get caught up is the process and it textually different but still really good food.

            Nice save!


            • radshop
              radshop commented
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              Yeah - I'm glad I trusted the probe-tender feel and didn't let the number stop me from pulling it. Could have gone either way, but dumb luck prevailed this time.

            • radshop
              radshop commented
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              And the taters were good. 2 of them didn't quite get fully cooked, but that took 90 seconds in the microwave to fix. Slather in butter and chow down.
          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 7327
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            Hey, just wonderin, how was the meat, ok or perfect? Great lookin meal.
            Last edited by FireMan; November 13th, 2017, 10:11 PM.


            • radshop
              radshop commented
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              Let me think it over...

            • radshop
              radshop commented
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              I just had leftovers and (you forced me to say it) - it was PERFECT!

            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              Thought so. 😎
          • hoovarmin
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 812
            • Neptune Beach, FL
            • Weber Performer 22
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermapen
              Kingsford Blue Bag

            Great story and great pics.


            • HawkerXP
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 4923
              • Northern Virginia
              • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                Dot w two probes
                Slo n Sear
                Cold beer

              Very nice!


              • Danjohnston949
                Former Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 4436
                • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                radshop, Just What the Others Have Said‼️ 👍👍👍👍👍




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