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Smoking . . . anyone? (Read 255 times)
Jun 19th, 2017 at 7:34am

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OK, I've officially taking up smoking!

For fathers day my beautiful bride bought me a Traeger wood pellet smoker!
Fortunately for me it arrived a couple of days early and she could not move it so I was for warned! LOL!

With the knowledge I had of a new smoker and zero experience I set about shopping! 20 lbs of mesquite pellets and 11.4 lbs of brisket I was ready! Yes we bought a couple of other pellets like maple and apple woods.

Friday had me sneaking of from work early so I could get home and spice the brisket and get it sitting for 12 hours!

Saturday at 3:45am my alarm went of! Oh man. Brisket out and sitting while the smoker was coming up to temperature. Set to smoke, insert meat and back to bed for 4 hours!
Alarm goes off again! 8:00 AM. Set the smoker to the recommended 250 degrees! Back to bed. This time I could not sleep. An hour later I went out to check the smoker. New toy and all! LOL! Glad I did because the fire went out. Got her running again and went back inside.

10:00 and I'm out looking again. Fire went out. WTF? Got her going but this time the internet and I are getting to know each other. It did not take long to find the cap on the smoke pipe is to low. Guess it needs 1.5-2.0 inches minimum height to allow proper air flow. I had it to low. Hmm, easy fix and we are smoking again! That resolved the issue so I spent the rest of Saturday sitting on the deck baby sitting the smoker and reading my book. Jack Reacher this time!

Finally the brisket was 160 degrees and per the instructions I pulled it, wrapped it tightly in aluminum, foil, and put it back in.

Hours later the brisket was 203 degrees so per the instructions I wrapped it with towels and put it in a cooler to sit for 2 more hours! OH man was it smelling good!

After taste testing 2 BBQ sauce that my wife made vs 2 store bought we all grabbed our favorites and waited.

The smoke ring was perfect! The taste? Wonderful! AS far as how done it was. That is in question.Online the perfect brisket slice can be hung over your finger and not come apart. Yet you can still pull it apart easily. Well, ours was not shredded beef however if hung long enough over your finger, it would very slowly pull itself into two pieces!


OMG was it good though! I've read we can vacuum pack left overs and have a great meal later too. That will be some meals on Destiny this year! I hope it works as well as the cooking did!

Next weekend? Baby back ribs!



Scott




 
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Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 10:36am

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I purchased an electric smoker last yr & love it. It even has bluetooth to my phone for meat temps & oven temp settings. Also bought a pellet smoker tray that burn 12-16 hrs along with 40 lbs of pellet wood smoke. So far I've cooked brisket,chicken,ribs & pork butt. & will try some veggies this summer Cool. The only thing I didn't like was cleaning the grills...now I just put them in the weber & they come out   white power & perfect. Here's a pic of the last chickens & 2 pork butts (pulled pork)
https://www.amazon.com/MAZE-N-Amazen-Pellet-Pitmasters-Pellets/dp/B00LLIQRZW/ref...

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Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 11:57am

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MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!  Cheesy
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 23rd, 2017 at 4:24pm

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You guys are making me hungry!
 

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