Author Topic: "I am sick of Turkey"  (Read 13472 times)

squirtthecat

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"I am sick of Turkey"
« on: December 04, 2009, 05:29:35 pm »
My wife actually said this the other night.. (after having smoked turkey, oh, every day for a month)

Ok then!

Cue the guys with the sharp knives and white lab coats:



9 pound chuck roast.   That cost a pretty penny, but we'll see how it compares to brisket.


I'm also doing a 8 pound pork butt for a coworker.   Mustard slather, and a heavy coast of Bad Byron's Butt Rub:




The chuck got a mustard slather, then a ton of 'Magic Dust' laid on it:




Here we go!  3.3 hours of Pecan and a temp of 220* (measured at the top of the cabinet - we'll trick the Ranco into allowing it to go a bit higher in there)






It's currently 19 degrees outside.   No wind.   This should be interesting.   I have a small fan in the cabinet helping push the smoke/moisture away.   It's gonna get wicked cold, and I don't want condensation dripping back on the OBS. (or liquid smokecicles forming)

I'm monitoring the chuck and the cabinet temp with my ET-73.   We'll check back later to see how the Bradley is doing.
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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 06:13:49 pm »
That looks great Squirt.  Suppose to be in the low 20's here tonight, brrrr.  I have to do a few butts soon to bring with me up to WI for the holidays, rt was requested.  I could probably just send the pulled pork and they wouldn't even notice I wasn't there.  :D  hmmm
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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 06:53:55 pm »
I like the looks of them two. Only 3.2 hrs of smoke?

Where's your spirited heart.

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 07:00:27 pm »
Looks awesome. Anxiously awaiting final pictures
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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 07:03:37 pm »
I like the looks of them two. Only 3.2 hrs of smoke?

Where's your spirited heart.

It was cold and I was in a hurry. That's all I had stuffed in the pocket of my sweat pants.  :D

Is that a 3 hour stack of Pecan Bisquettes, or are you happy to see me?

(I have to do the slanty writing tonight, as Hal4Uk is enduring unpleasantries I don't even want to think about)


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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 07:06:31 pm »
LOL  ;D ;D
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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 07:15:47 pm »
I like the looks of them two. Only 3.2 hrs of smoke?

Where's your spirited heart.

It was cold and I was in a hurry. That's all I had stuffed in the pocket of my sweat pants.  :D

Is that a 3 hour stack of Pecan Bisquettes, or are you happy to see me?

(I have to do the slanty writing tonight, as Hal4Uk is enduring unpleasantries I don't even want to think about)



Did he have to go out to eat with his wife?

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 07:22:00 pm »
Looks awesome. Anxiously awaiting final pictures

Thanks Bear.  It will be a loooonnngggggg time before we see the end results.   I'm just hoping they both get close to done (shooting for 200*) before we have to leave tomorrow afternoon for my company Christmas party.  If they are close, I'll FTC them and pile the towels on.   If not - they'll go (in covered pans) in a roaster at 200* and I'll pray the cats don't pry the lid off and tear into them before we get home at midnight.   :o

The chuck roast will be shredded/chopped like pulled pork.   That is it's destiny..

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 07:33:20 pm »
Did he have to go out to eat with his wife?

He wasn't kidding about Branson & "Andy Williams"..

I believe tonight is




Then tomorrow night:



[shudder]


I'm eagerly awaiting a text message from him..

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 07:39:46 pm »
I thought he died.

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 05:57:30 am »

7:30AM, time for a peek.


BRRRR..   Talk about 'cold smoking':




Everybody is looking happy inside:




I filled the pan, rotated them (left the butt on the bottom), and put the meat probe into the butt.   It's at 170, the chuck is at 155.


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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 06:09:09 am »
Boy the Bradley did good in it's home. It's 23 here this morn. Gettin too old for cold weather.

They are looking good squirt.

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 06:13:16 am »

I need to fast-track my 'range hood' installation to suck more of the smoke/moisture out of that cabinet.  It's getting pretty messy inside.     :o

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Re: "I am sick of Turkey"
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 06:18:26 am »
Looking good! It's 31 here and snow still on the ground. It's a hoot watching the traffic cams.
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