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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by tuttle » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm
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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.
Did you do both at the same time?
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:14 pm

tuttle wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 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.
Did you do both at the same time?
Absolutely. I resisted the urge to be me and followed the PBC video. It worked perfectly.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:31 am

Here is a great, quick video on how to carve a turkey.
https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes ... rve-turkey

For decades, I carved breast slices off the carcass just like Dad showed me. The result was tough, chewy, and dry. I always figured that's just how turkey breast was supposed to be. It was okay -- with enough gravy.

Now we remove the whole breast and cut thick slices across the grain.

Then remove the thigh bone and slice it across the grain as well.

This results in medallions of tender, juicy, cut-with-a-fork turkey.


I felt stupid, taking so long to learn how to serve a turkey well. Hope you young'uns learn better'n me.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:08 pm

Today, I will be smoking some pork and green chili sausage, hot Italian sausage, and German jalapeno sausage. I will also be grilling some veggies.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:11 pm

I am boiling the carcass & smokey wingtips from my Pit Barrel turkey to make a stock.

Then I'm gonna make a turkey & sausage gumbo.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:59 pm

There is an 11 lb pork loin in the PBC even as I type this. It is going to a Christmas party tonight.

I am also going to make green chili mac and cheese. If I have time, I may smoke it a bit as well.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:43 pm

Busy weekend at the Pit Barrel.

I am smoking a beef brisket to take to the family gathering in Missouri.

And a couple of chickens for Christmas dinner in Wisconsin.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:16 pm

Del wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:43 pm
Busy weekend at the Pit Barrel.

I am smoking a beef brisket to take to the family gathering in Missouri.

And a couple of chickens for Christmas dinner in Wisconsin.
Brisket is ready to wrap. Will finish in the oven. (After the brisket is wrapped in foil, it doesn't make any difference where the heat comes from.)

Chickens are ready to hang.

Mrs. Del has ordered a New England clam chowder with Christmas dinner. So I've got that going on too.
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