Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

Rattus Suffocatus

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Jun 5, 2019
1,186
Corona de Tucson, AZ
My favorite commercial brew. Believe it or not from the gas station I can and did walk to from my house in basically (by Tucson standards anyway) in the middle of nowhere. The owner is a craft beer aficionado. Go figure.

Tomorrow I tackle a beef brisket in the smoker for the first time. Apparently I am going to have to start it in the middle of the night.... Wish me luck.

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jimim

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Jun 20, 2016
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NE/Pa
Well experiment number 2 and 3 this weekend.
I have my shoulder wrapped to marinate over the next day.
I have my 1 sauce done and the other is thickening up.
In a bit I’ll make my meatloaf and the plan is to have it on the smoker by 2 pm.

Tomorrow I just have to make my 2 slaws and smoke the shoulder.
Hopefully I can get some yard work in too if it stops raining! Always on the weekend!
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thomasandanita

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Mar 14, 2019
145
willis texas
My favorite commercial brew. Believe it or not from the gas station I can and did walk to from my house in basically (by Tucson standards anyway) in the middle of nowhere. The owner is a craft beer aficionado. Go figure.

Tomorrow I tackle a beef brisket in the smoker for the first time. Apparently I am going to have to start it in the middle of the night.... Wish me luck.

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Good luck with the brisket. That’s the typical party fare around here.
I have enjoyed more than one of those stouts. I have found them in one of the larger chain liquor stores. Had no idea about the gas station. Enjoy the beef and beer coma later!
 

salty87

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Jan 31, 2017
196
Texas Hill Country
My new little griddle arrived this week and we christened it tonight. Made chicken fried rice and it was awesome. Now I know its not as good as a dedicated griddle but its what we have room for and will allow under senior management rules.
Where'd you score that from?

Cooking gadgets look so tempting but storage is always a problem. Will you leave the griddle on the grill when not in use?...or you have somewhere it will fit?
 

Brentr

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Oct 18, 2009
3,258
Jacksonville, FL
My new little griddle arrived this week and we christened it tonight. Made chicken fried rice and it was awesome. Now I know its not as good as a dedicated griddle but its what we have room for and will allow under senior management rules.
Congrats on your new griddle, looks awesome. Now post some pics of food you cooked on it :cheers:
 

Brentr

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Oct 18, 2009
3,258
Jacksonville, FL
My favorite commercial brew. Believe it or not from the gas station I can and did walk to from my house in basically (by Tucson standards anyway) in the middle of nowhere. The owner is a craft beer aficionado. Go figure.

Tomorrow I tackle a beef brisket in the smoker for the first time. Apparently I am going to have to start it in the middle of the night.... Wish me luck.

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Beef Brisket is a common favorite around here. I ususally smoke mine for 12-14 hrs. I was going to smoke one yesterday but apparently they are hard to find. I went to 5 stores looking for one and they did not have any. 2 butchers I spoke with said that they ordered briskets from their meat suppliers and did not receive any. Looks like burgers and sausages are in the cards today. Can't wait to see how yours turn out :cheers:
 

Hammond

Bronze Supporter
Apr 23, 2017
62
Dallas, TX
Well experiment number 2 and 3 this weekend.
I have my shoulder wrapped to marinate over the next day.
I have my 1 sauce done and the other is thickening up.
In a bit I’ll make my meatloaf and the plan is to have it on the smoker by 2 pm.

Tomorrow I just have to make my 2 slaws and smoke the shoulder.
Hopefully I can get some yard work in too if it stops raining! Always on the weekend!
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Whenever I smoke pork shoulder I always smoke 2 of them. The leftovers freeze really well, and they are pretty cheap for the amount of meat you get. I like to get mine at Costco where they come 2 to a pack
 

Rattus Suffocatus

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2019
1,186
Corona de Tucson, AZ
Beef Brisket is a common favorite around here. I ususally smoke mine for 12-14 hrs. I was going to smoke one yesterday but apparently they are hard to find. I went to 5 stores looking for one and they did not have any. 2 butchers I spoke with said that they ordered briskets from their meat suppliers and did not receive any. Looks like burgers and sausages are in the cards today. Can't wait to see how yours turn out :cheers:
Walked into the local Fry's (which is Arizona Kroger) and they had them on sale for $2.47/lb on an end cap. Yeah you end up cutting off about two pounds of fat from the thirteen pound monster, but you still can't beat that (well until baby backs are on sale maybe). I just love that smoker. The meat is resting now, we cooked it for about 11.5 hours and it's probably going to rest an hour and a half). But it looks and smells terrific. As soon as the wife gets back...IMG_20200523_160229365.jpg

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Was quite tasty. I think it went maybe one hour too long, but it seems pretty forgiving. We did have "burnt ends" because of that but I like those too. We will get at least two more meals out of it, which isn't bad for six people, thirty five bucks.
 
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zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
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I’ve got an emergency guys! I’m putting together a pot of frijoles boracho and the only beer in the house is a can of Dos Equis with a best by date of June 2018. Is this going to make my beans taste like an aluminum trailer?