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Title: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 09:26:05 AM
Got a late start but I finialy got it goin

Red Neck ham and a 5.5 lb butt, I'm smoking with Apple and Hickory pucks.   I hope to post later on today when the ham is done and late tonight when the butt is done.   I have so much time to wait I don't know what to do


(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham002.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham003.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Sailor on November 20, 2010, 09:33:59 AM
WHAT??????  You have so much time to wait and you don't know what to do?????  SHHHHHHHHHH    ;D ;DGotta remember the Bradley pledge.  Smoking is hard work.  Never a spare minute to sit and rest.  Always let them see you in a  sweat.   ;D ;D.  Might I suggest grabbing a beer or 12 and relax and enjoy the day. 

Congrats on the 1st smoke.  Might consider keeping a log of what you did, how long it took, what went right and what went wrong. 
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: 3rensho on November 20, 2010, 09:43:36 AM
Good lookin' hunk o' butt there.  Waiting for the after pix and enjoy.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 10:05:00 AM
I'm so use to blow and go with my Big Easy's and SRG's (4 hr butts)  not 8 to 10 !

I'll keep notes for sure and very excited about finialy getting to use it. 

I'll have a few pictures soon the ham only takes about 3 to 4 hrs
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Caneyscud on November 20, 2010, 10:22:39 AM
WHAT??????  You have so much time to wait and you don't know what to do?????  SHHHHHHHHHH    ;D ;DGotta remember the Bradley pledge.  Smoking is hard work.  Never a spare minute to sit and rest.  Always let them see you in a  sweat.   ;D ;D. ....

My heart is going pitter patter right now - swelling up with emotion.   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 12:12:10 PM
I'm so use to blow and go with my Big Easy's and SRG's (4 hr butts)  not 8 to 10 !
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8 to 10?  Pretty optimistic aren't you Tommy? :D  I'm thinking a wee bit longer than 8-10.

Welcome to the world of low and slow!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: RossP on November 20, 2010, 03:22:00 PM
Is it done yet?

How about now?

Now? 

We are waiting....... ;)
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 04:12:54 PM
Tommy?  Tommy?  Tommy?  Is it done yet?  Ground control to Major Tom....Ground control to Major Tom.  Is it done yet?
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 04:33:46 PM
Tommy?  Tommy?  Tommy?  Is it done yet?  Ground control to Major Tom....Ground control to Major Tom.  Is it done yet?
Well the ham is.  ;D    (http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham004.jpg) Sorry the picture isn't clear but you get the idea.

Glaze is   1 bottle Sundrop (Mtn-Dew will work) 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cloves (power) a pinch of sea salt. Mix over low boil til it's thick and to your liking.  Spread mixture over the ham every 15 to 20 min's (after 3 to 4 hrs smoke) and slice (pictures soon of slicing

 
Boy the butt on the other hand is taking forever!!!   not use to waiting, heck I feel like a new father waiting and waiting and waiting!  I keep looking out the door to make sure the power is on!!!!!  Boy talk about a newbie!!   ;D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TestRocket on November 20, 2010, 04:39:36 PM
Patients my friend patients. It will be done when it's done!

But that ham looks delicious!    ;D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: SouthernSmoked on November 20, 2010, 04:40:44 PM
Heck Tommy that Red Neck ham sure looks good... can't wait to see the pork shoulder.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: ronbeaux on November 20, 2010, 04:49:58 PM
I drueled on myself........
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 05:02:51 PM
Yeah Tommy, that ham is definitely done and rocking!  Beautifully done.

First time on a Bradley maybe but this definitely is not your first rodeo around a pit.

Let me just go ahead and get this over with.

It is my pleasure to say............. "reel 'em in boys, we've hooked another one".
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: GusRobin on November 20, 2010, 05:14:31 PM
Tommy - ham looks great. Butts take a while, that's why they made 12 packs and 18 packs of adult beverages.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: pensrock on November 20, 2010, 06:01:43 PM
The ham looks great, bet it tastes even better.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Sailor on November 20, 2010, 06:08:00 PM
I can smell dat ham clear down here in Florida.  Whoot she sure looks purdy and bet it tastes better than it looks.  Yep, doing butts and brisket is sure hard work.  Standing over that hot Bradley for hours and hours  ;D.  She will be done as other have said "when its done".  Making a master piece take time.  :D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 06:46:00 PM
Here is the ham sliced up!
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham012.jpg)

Heres dinner!(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham013.jpg)

Here my 5.5 lb butt!    Will pull in 2 hrs(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham015.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 06:56:51 PM
That ham looks AWESOME Tommy.  I would so hammer that.  The butt looks good too but that ham is stealing the show!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 07:13:47 PM
Thanks!    I will say and this is the truth....   This was the best Red Neck Ham I ever tasted!!   I have made a few of these and never had one turn out this good. 

I give the Bradley smoker all credit for this one!!  Now waiting to try that butt!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: deb415611 on November 20, 2010, 07:24:23 PM
Nice Tommy!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Sailor on November 20, 2010, 07:50:31 PM
I am going to have to try the Redneck ham.  It just looks so good.  Thanks for the tip on the glaze.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Tenpoint5 on November 20, 2010, 08:46:27 PM
Not Bad for a beginner!!! ;D ;D Maybe now he will stop calling me asking when it will get DONE!!! LMAO Looks Great Tommy glad your finally getting to cook on your Bradley and enter the world of the Low and Slow!!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 20, 2010, 08:52:38 PM
OK 10.5 called me to ask how the butt turned out, well I had not unwrapped in yet so while I had him on the phone I opened the foil.
It's good, moist and very tender!!  The bone only stuck where there was a lot of rub/mustard, so I say this was a big cook for me and 1st time out ain't bad! ;D


(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham016.jpg)
Now add a little sauce and here's dinner!!
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/TMBs/RedNeckham018.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 20, 2010, 09:19:06 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Nice Going Tommy!

And The Adventure Begins ..............
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 09:24:16 PM
Oh yeah Tommy!  That butt is money!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: hal4uk on November 20, 2010, 10:40:22 PM
Yup.  I'd HAMMER it.   ;D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Smokin Soon on November 20, 2010, 11:09:40 PM
You are REALLY smokin now Tommy!! Great Job!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: SouthernSmoked on November 21, 2010, 04:57:30 AM
Heck Yeah Tommy, Awesome looking pulled pork and that red neck sammie looks great too.

What did you think of the butt?

How long did you end up doing the FTC?

PS: it was great talking to you on the phone last night and looks like you had a very successful first smoke.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on November 21, 2010, 06:27:12 AM
Awwww, you not a virgin anymore!  Ham and butt looks great.  I gotta try that ham.
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: beefmann on November 21, 2010, 06:40:04 AM
nice job on both tommy
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Tenpoint5 on November 21, 2010, 07:15:45 AM
The Butt looks Great Tommy. I would suggest just trying a Sammie nekkid or maybe drizzle a little sauce over the top. This aint the TBE Turbo 4 hour butt. You don't have to dump sauce all over the meat to get flavor!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: Sailor on November 21, 2010, 07:36:56 AM
Yep, for your 1st time I would say that you nailed it.  I am still in love with that ham  :o
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: GusRobin on November 21, 2010, 08:09:04 AM
I agree --the ham stole the show. But the butt looks good too!
How many hours did it take and at what cooking temp?
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: FLBentRider on November 21, 2010, 05:02:51 PM
Good job TMB!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 22, 2010, 05:13:23 AM
I pulled the ham out after 3 hrs 45 nin's unit running 252 most of the time. I did mop with glaze 3 times started at 3 hrs into the cook.

Butt went from 10:15 a.m till 7:38 P.M  removed FTC for about 2.5 hrs and then pulled apart.  Pretty good I'd say  ;)

But that low ans slow took sooooooooooo long!   ;D 
I told 10.5 I kept running outside to make sure the smoke didn't stop !  Talk about feeling like a newbie!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: sublimaze41 on November 28, 2010, 03:23:03 AM
That ham looks absolutely wonderful! If I can find one this week I am going to do it just like yours.
Nothing better than a ham sammich!
Title: Re: 1st try with my Bradley
Post by: TMB on November 28, 2010, 11:33:47 AM
That ham looks absolutely wonderful! If I can find one this week I am going to do it just like yours.
Nothing better than a ham sammich!
Mine was hard to find believe it or not.  I thought canned hams were everywhere but I guess there going out of style.   I would rarely ever open a canned ham but for this use it's worth it's wait in gold   ;D