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« Reply #625 on: June 19, 2013, 11:07:51 PM »
I'm going to grill some bone-in chicken tomorrow night.  I always eff up chicken on the grill.  Advice for heat and time?

Put in a brine tonite, use 1 cup salt for every gallon of water and add whatever seasoning/spices you want

Then put on really low heat (I do 225) until it is almost done, then switch to high heat to crisp the skin

Also, don't be afraid to burn it a little on the bone side down (for breasts), no one eats the bone side anyways and its a good way to get heat into the meat quickly.   For dark meat just heat it evenly, its impossible to F up.

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« Reply #626 on: June 20, 2013, 09:46:41 AM »
pssst, hey ben ji, they're talking about kale again

I absolutely love me some kale.

Usually just coat it in Olive oil and use lemon pepper seasoning. Will have to try out the onion salt/red pepper flakes next time I cook some.

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« Reply #627 on: June 20, 2013, 11:08:28 AM »
Oh man, I just got an email back on that wedding gig

Doing a menu sampling on July 6th and if my food is even half as good as my pictures look, it's a deal

Looks like I'm getting that trailer smoker by the end of summer to have it broken in by the time of this gig


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« Reply #628 on: June 20, 2013, 12:59:23 PM »
Started curing some pork belly today, will hopefully be smoking it in a week. BACON  :drool:

I was literally talking about this today with my boss. He swears it's pretty much the best thing ever. Excited to hear about your experience.  (Also, I thought his weeklong process sounded extreme but I guess it's not.)

It's fairly boring at first. We already got the brine together as well as the Prague chowder. It usually sits for a full 7 days, but sometimes we have to go 8 to 9 (flipping the bag every other day). Some people go even more I guess. Basically, let it cure until it's firm and has lost a lot of water. We smoke it at a low temp and bring the internal temp to 140F.

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« Reply #629 on: June 21, 2013, 10:51:13 PM »
welp, picked up 32 ballpark beef franks, 18 brats, 5 lb hamburger for my wife's birthday/pool party

nothing fancy but still getting some grill time in

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« Reply #630 on: June 21, 2013, 11:05:51 PM »
Just got back from the Lenexa BBQ festival.  Got some new "Bier" microbrew, and some awesome pulled pork.   :lick:

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« Reply #631 on: June 21, 2013, 11:10:25 PM »
welp, picked up 32 ballpark beef franks, 18 brats, 5 lb hamburger for my wife's birthday/pool party

nothing fancy but still getting some grill time in

would still smash

(the food)

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« Reply #632 on: June 22, 2013, 12:36:52 AM »
Just got back from the Lenexa BBQ festival.  Got some new "Bier" microbrew, and some awesome pulled pork.   :lick:

Was there. Great time, as always.
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« Reply #633 on: June 22, 2013, 11:55:58 AM »
I miss living in KC and not being able to go to BBQ festival

anywho, picked up an 18"x24" BooS Block and 2-15" Lodge cast iron skillets today

these are great tools for preparing and serving better foods, you also feel pretty smug as peeps be miring your wood and steel


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« Reply #634 on: June 22, 2013, 12:04:54 PM »
tramp when I move to dfw can I be your bbq assistant/taste tester
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« Reply #635 on: June 22, 2013, 12:12:08 PM »
tramp when I move to dfw can I be your bbq assistant/taste tester

I have already turned no less than 372 people down for that position in anticipation of the future event of which you speak

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« Reply #636 on: June 22, 2013, 12:43:08 PM »
I got a Boos block for my birthday last year.  Feels pretty elite carving up delicious meats on it.

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« Reply #637 on: June 23, 2013, 10:01:29 PM »
was talking amongst some peeps and the discussion turned to brisket and if the meat accepts smoke flavor over 140 degrees

i decided i would offer up a brisket point and find out

i baked it to 140 degrees internal temp and then on to the smoker



it sucked, absolutely zero smoke and charcoal flavor, I tossed it out like a turkey hot dog

oh, and I did almost burn down the neighborhood as I left a bag of lump charcoal too close to the smoker and one of my dogs knocked it onto the firebox while I was inside making food for a party

good deal I am always prepared with my water hose and fire extinguisher



speaking of the party, apps for 50 peeps

wild mushroom and tri tip crostinis, sage sausage mushrooms, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, grilled cheese w/ maple poached pears, 5 cheese board, fruits & veggies



food was smashed, host was thrilled, host wrote big check, was a good day

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« Reply #638 on: June 23, 2013, 10:15:13 PM »
was talking amongst some peeps and the discussion turned to brisket and if the meat accepts smoke flavor over 140 degrees

i decided i would offer up a brisket point and find out

i baked it to 140 degrees internal temp and then on to the smoker



it sucked, absolutely zero smoke and charcoal flavor, I tossed it out like a turkey hot dog

oh, and I did almost burn down the neighborhood as I left a bag of lump charcoal too close to the smoker and one of my dogs knocked it onto the firebox while I was inside making food for a party

good deal I am always prepared with my water hose and fire extinguisher



speaking of the party, apps for 50 peeps

wild mushroom and tri tip crostinis, sage sausage mushrooms, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, grilled cheese w/ maple poached pears, 5 cheese board, fruits & veggies



food was smashed, host was thrilled, host wrote big check, was a good day


that whole burning down the fence thing seemed kind of dicey.  :ohno:

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« Reply #639 on: June 23, 2013, 10:27:13 PM »



that whole burning down the fence thing seemed kind of dicey.  :ohno:

yeah, it was pretty exciting

it looked a bunch worse when I walked outside and the flames were at eye level and just as wide with the wind whipping it and such

i got a huge adrenaline rush and I could only make it about 2 days as a firefighter before my heart would explode

man, those firefighter guys are nails, i tell you what

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« Reply #640 on: June 23, 2013, 10:36:25 PM »
also, the brisket is funny cause it almost looks like it has a smoke ring but still no smoke flavor? camera?

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« Reply #641 on: June 23, 2013, 10:37:36 PM »
i would almost think the opposite would be true.  I had heard that smoke particles bond more easily to dry surfaces than a wet one, so you'd think above 140F that with all the juices running out that it would be more difficult to acquire any smoky flavors in the meat.

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« Reply #642 on: June 23, 2013, 10:44:17 PM »
i would almost think the opposite would be true.  I had heard that smoke particles bond more easily to dry surfaces than a wet one, so you'd think above 140F that with all the juices running out that it would be more difficult to acquire any smoky flavors in the meat.

that's what he said except it has nothing to do with surface wetness/dryness or juices running out


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« Reply #643 on: June 23, 2013, 10:45:49 PM »
After the experiment today, I don't know what to think

I was distracted enough that I didn't realize a bonfire was starting in my yard so I might not have been adding much smoke

I will say that I will never roast and then smoke but I have been known to smoke and then finish in the oven when time is short

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« Reply #644 on: June 23, 2013, 10:46:47 PM »
also, the brisket is funny cause it almost looks like it has a smoke ring but still no smoke flavor? camera?


No, it did have a ring

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« Reply #645 on: June 24, 2013, 09:58:30 AM »
Started curing some pork belly today, will hopefully be smoking it in a week. BACON  :drool:

YES. what are you using to cure it? are you one of the lucky people that have the perfect basement?

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« Reply #646 on: June 28, 2013, 05:33:37 PM »
AbeFroman how is the pork belly coming along

have a vision of pinto beans with onions, jalapenos and charred ribeye in my head as a bring the house side for my Q or smoked meat or whatever you want to call it

will be testing on Sunday and hopefully my neighborhood will not burn down

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« Reply #647 on: June 28, 2013, 05:35:12 PM »
I got a Boos block for my birthday last year.  Feels pretty elite carving up delicious meats on it.

somehow I missed this post, yes it feels good

I have my eye on a solid block with legs

as soon as i find a good deal on one IT WILL BE MINE

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« Reply #648 on: June 28, 2013, 05:42:14 PM »
I got a Boos block for my birthday last year.  Feels pretty elite carving up delicious meats on it.

somehow I missed this post, yes it feels good

I have my eye on a solid block with legs

as soon as i find a good deal on one IT WILL BE MINE

That block is beautiful.  If I was catering events I could probably justify it but its too expensive without.  I would recommend signing up for Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table newsletters and hoping a 10-20% off comes through.  Boos may be excluded, but who knows.

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« Reply #649 on: June 28, 2013, 06:01:04 PM »
I got a Boos block for my birthday last year.  Feels pretty elite carving up delicious meats on it.

somehow I missed this post, yes it feels good

I have my eye on a solid block with legs

as soon as i find a good deal on one IT WILL BE MINE

That block is beautiful.  If I was catering events I could probably justify it but its too expensive without.  I would recommend signing up for Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table newsletters and hoping a 10-20% off comes through.  Boos may be excluded, but who knows.

yeah, saw them at Williams Sonoma but they have the blocks for display only, not for sale.  Correction, they have a couple of the blocks for sale but not the whole line, which doesn't cover the one i have my eye on

I should probably sign up for those letters anyways