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

Rattus Suffocatus

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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?
Probably not. I would worry more about it it being skunked, especially in the bottles they come in. Try a sip of it first.

Oh in a can? Should be fine for cooking.
 
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jimim

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Well first meatloaf done last night. Good first attempt. We are thinking a finishing sauce for next time. It was also kinda dense compared to my wife’s typical meatloaf so we have to work on that. But it tasted good. Not too Smokey.
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jimim

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Morning tfp cookers! I know @Brentr will be around with something soon. Lol

I’m getting going. Missing Disney as I sip my coffee waiting for this egg to clear it’s smoke! First pork butt today. I love experimenting on the family.

wish me luck! @Katodude thanks so much for the help!

And thanks to everyone else here forcthe help over the years!

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oh it’s on!
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Brentr

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Morning tfp cookers! I know @Brentr will be around with something soon. Lol

I’m getting going. Missing Disney as I sip my coffee waiting for this egg to clear it’s smoke! First pork butt today. I love experimenting on the family.

wish me luck! @Katodude thanks so much for the help!

And thanks to everyone else here forcthe help over the years!

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oh it’s on!
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Hey Jim DW and I are planning a trip to Disney in July, love the Minnie cup :cheers:
 

Brentr

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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...View attachment 141255

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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.
Are you wrapping it after it gets to about 180 degrees? This helps with the stall. I usually wrap mine in foil however I saw where if you wrap it butcher paper it will stay more moist :cheers:
 

jimim

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Hey Jim DW and I are planning a trip to Disney in July, love the Minnie cup :cheers:
We have a June 15th reservation. Lol. That isn’t happening. I tried to move it to July or August but can’t find even 6 straight days in one resort even if I get a 2 bedroom or larger! So we r holding till next year cause even oct through December is solid booked up. I’m sad about it but oh well.
My wife has the matching Minnie that faces the Mickey one I have.
 

jimim

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Are you wrapping it after it gets to about 180 degrees? This helps with the stall. I usually wrap mine in foil however I saw where if you wrap it butcher paper it will stay more moist :cheers:
I’m taking the easy way out and wrapping! I haven’t decided if I should add liquid when I wrap to go back on smoker or no liquid.
 

Brentr

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We have a June 15th reservation. Lol. That isn’t happening. I tried to move it to July or August but can’t find even 6 straight days in one resort even if I get a 2 bedroom or larger! So we r holding till next year cause even oct through December is solid booked up. I’m sad about it but oh well.
My wife has the matching Minnie that faces the Mickey one I have.
I hear you. We are just going for about 3 nites for DW birthday. We booked at the Yacht Club which is in Disney World :cheers:
 

Rattus Suffocatus

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Corona de Tucson, AZ
Are you wrapping it after it gets to about 180 degrees? This helps with the stall. I usually wrap mine in foil however I saw where if you wrap it butcher paper it will stay more moist :cheers:
Yeah, you should see the foil in the picture. I think I was about an hour late on the first phase. It's still pretty darned good though, perfect for sandwiches the second day. The point portion is just about perfect as is, the flat is cooked a little bit more than I would have liked. Since my smoker is vertical, I had to cut it in half. I think that actually cuts down on the cooking time a bit too. But I like my beef rare, so for most people that recipe's time I used would have been spot on. The good news is that I now know I can start in the morning and not in the middle of the night and just plan a late dinner that night. So I won't have to start it at 3:30 AM like I did.

You must use the same recipe with the butcher paper suggestion. :). I will need to look for some.
 

Brentr

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Yeah, you should see the foil in the picture. I think I was about an hour late on the first phase. It's still pretty darned good though, perfect for sandwiches the second day. The point portion is just about perfect as is, the flat is cooked a little bit more than I would have liked. Since my smoker is vertical, I had to cut it in half. I think that actually cuts down on the cooking time a bit too. But I like my beef rare, so for most people that recipe's time I used would have been spot on. The good news is that I now know I can start in the morning and not in the middle of the night and just plan a late dinner that night. So I won't have to start it at 3:30 AM like I did.

You must use the same recipe with the butcher paper suggestion. :). I will need to look for some.
Here is some butcher paper I plan to try out on my next smoke :cheers: