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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by tuttle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am

A friend of mine invited a bunch of folks out for Labor Day. The day before I found out the plan was to.... :scared: boil :scared: ....the ribs.

Friends don't let friends boil ribs.

So I offered my services, hauled my PBC (super easy to haul!) to his place and we hung four slabs. Saved the day. PBC for the win.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Jester » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:05 am

tuttle wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am
A friend of mine invited a bunch of folks out for Labor Day. The day before I found out the plan was to.... :scared: boil :scared: ....the ribs.

Friends don't let friends boil ribs.

So I offered my services, hauled my PBC (super easy to haul!) to his place and we hung four slabs. Saved the day. PBC for the win.

:chili:
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

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tuttle wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am
A friend of mine invited a bunch of folks out for Labor Day. The day before I found out the plan was to.... :scared: boil :scared: ....the ribs.

Friends don't let friends boil ribs.

So I offered my services, hauled my PBC (super easy to haul!) to his place and we hung four slabs. Saved the day. PBC for the win.

:chili:
You did a heroic thing there, Rich. Acts of charity count!

I remember when I was a little boy. My father and mother were going to try a new technique: "parboiled" ribs.

Pre-pare the ribs in boiling water the day before, then lay them on the grill for a quick smokey sear before serving. Quick, easy, ready when you want them.

Only you didn't want them. The texture was all wrong, like hotdog-on-a-bone. (Inspiration the McRib Sandwich, I'm sure.)

We never tried that again. Sufficiently traumatic that I remember it to this day.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:03 pm

Chicken breasts and jalapeno sausage tonight.
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Post by Del » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:31 am

A couple of chickens.

A probably a pan of macaroni & cheese.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Smoking veggies for hot sauce. Also some jalapeno sausage, green chili sausage, and Italian hot sausage. After that, some pineapple in cinnamon, bourbon, and sugar glaze.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm

You're smoking a pineapple. I'm intrigued. Can I suggest you write down the recipe (please, please call it "Erinmore Smoked Pineapple") and send it to the good folks at Dole Plantation? They're always trying to get new recipes for the tourists.
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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm
You're smoking a pineapple. I'm intrigued. Can I suggest you write down the recipe (please, please call it "Erinmore Smoked Pineapple") and send it to the good folks at Dole Plantation? They're always trying to get new recipes for the tourists.
Be careful what you ask for...Uncle Bob's recipes are addictive. My family cannot get enough of the salsa that he gave me the recipe for...they go through it faster than I can make it. Again Thank you UB
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm
You're smoking a pineapple. I'm intrigued. Can I suggest you write down the recipe (please, please call it "Erinmore Smoked Pineapple") and send it to the good folks at Dole Plantation? They're always trying to get new recipes for the tourists.
Be careful what you ask for...Uncle Bob's recipes are addictive. My family cannot get enough of the salsa that he gave me the recipe for...they go through it faster than I can make it. Again Thank you UB
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:23 am

Employees at my wife's work have decided to have a potluck lunch on Thursday. Mrs. Del is a manager, so she volunteered to bring a main dish.

Specifically, she volunteered me to smoke 15 lbs of pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches.

Go PBC!

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm
You're smoking a pineapple. I'm intrigued. Can I suggest you write down the recipe (please, please call it "Erinmore Smoked Pineapple") and send it to the good folks at Dole Plantation? They're always trying to get new recipes for the tourists.
It's really simple. I mix golden brown sugar and a little salt, spread it on a plate, and coat the pineapple rings. Then on to the grill. Then I make the glaze:
  • melted butter
  • golden brown sugar
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • a touch of salt
  • a shot (or so) of bourbon (I like Buffalo Trace)
Whisk together, heat until boil then lower heat and stir until thickened. Brush on pineapple as they grill or smoke depending.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:40 am

UncleBob wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm
You're smoking a pineapple. I'm intrigued. Can I suggest you write down the recipe (please, please call it "Erinmore Smoked Pineapple") and send it to the good folks at Dole Plantation? They're always trying to get new recipes for the tourists.
It's really simple. I mix golden brown sugar and a little salt, spread it on a plate, and coat the pineapple rings. Then on to the grill. Then I make the glaze:
  • melted butter
  • golden brown sugar
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • a touch of salt
  • a shot (or so) of bourbon (I like Buffalo Trace)
Whisk together, heat until boil then lower heat and stir until thickened. Brush on pineapple as they grill or smoke depending.

I am grateful. My wife spent months at a time on Oahu as a child and I've been there enough to fall in love with the place, which is really just a long way of saying we always have pineapples around the house and I like to find new uses for the things. I foresee this being modified into smoked pineapple spam musubi.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:07 pm

Del wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:23 am
Employees at my wife's work have decided to have a potluck lunch on Thursday. Mrs. Del is a manager, so she volunteered to bring a main dish.

Specifically, she volunteered me to smoke 15 lbs of pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches.

Go PBC!

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Am up late now, ignoring 16 lb of pork on the cooker.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:42 am

Del wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Del wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:23 am
Employees at my wife's work have decided to have a potluck lunch on Thursday. Mrs. Del is a manager, so she volunteered to bring a main dish.

Specifically, she volunteered me to smoke 15 lbs of pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches.

Go PBC!

Image
Am up late now, ignoring 16 lb of pork on the cooker.
Huge success! -- Although I didn't get to taste any. Mrs. Del took the whole hunks of meat and pulled them at the office for serving.

One of her coworkers sent an email:
Coming from a person who smokes food all the time...

And eats the food all the time....

And whose husband and friend took Grand Champion this past weekend in the Smoke in the Valley Smoke Off in Spring Green, your pulled pork is

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Aw, shucks! :oops:
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Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:26 pm

I was "voluntold" to take hot sauce to a party tonight so I will be smoking veggies in the PBC this evening.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by tuttle » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 am

This thanksgiving we'll be eating Pit Barrel Turkey :chili:
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Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm

tuttle wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 am
This thanksgiving we'll be eating Pit Barrel Turkey :chili:
I did two 12 pounders in mine last year. Best turkey I ever cooked. Heck, it was the best I ever ate period.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Jester » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:11 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm
tuttle wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 am
This thanksgiving we'll be eating Pit Barrel Turkey :chili:
I did two 12 pounders in mine last year. Best turkey I ever cooked. Heck, it was the best I ever ate period.
I will let you all know if Tuttle does a good job. Even if he is a Christmas hating hack.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:47 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm
tuttle wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 am
This thanksgiving we'll be eating Pit Barrel Turkey :chili:
I did two 12 pounders in mine last year. Best turkey I ever cooked. Heck, it was the best I ever ate period.
A few weeks ago, I assisted a young friend in his first trial of turkey in his PBC. He wanted to do a test bird before he he went live for the whole family, grandparents and all.

He likes to worry about his cooking a lot.... My job was to let him enjoy his fretting and tell him that it was going to turn out great.

It was awesome! I had forgotten how well the PBC can make a turkey.... I can't wait to do one again this week.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:14 pm

Del wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm
tuttle wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 am
This thanksgiving we'll be eating Pit Barrel Turkey :chili:
I did two 12 pounders in mine last year. Best turkey I ever cooked. Heck, it was the best I ever ate period.
A few weeks ago, I assisted a young friend in his first trial of turkey in his PBC. He wanted to do a test bird before he he went live for the whole family, grandparents and all.

He likes to worry about his cooking a lot.... My job was to let him enjoy his fretting and tell him that it was going to turn out great.

It was awesome! I had forgotten how well the PBC can make a turkey.... I can't wait to do one again this week.
Boom.
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