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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:18 pm

tuttle wrote:
JimVH wrote:I'm looking forward to your turkey hanger report.

Mine cooker is woefully underused lately. Woefully.
same here. I was really hoping to get my smoke on this summer, but alas! I haven't been able to.

Now that turkey hanger...that's what I need... also looking forward to the Turkey Report.
I will, Lord willing, smoke a practice turkey this fall sometime. There could be pictures.

I have some German jalapeno sausage from Klemke's Sausage Haus in Slaton, TX waiting to be smoked/cooked. That and some jalapeno poppers may be the first to cross the Pit Barrel bridge, so to speak.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:42 pm

Nancy called. The Pit Barrel Cooker has arrived.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:46 pm

You my friend are living a charmed life...good on ya
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by JimVH » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:34 pm

UncleBob wrote:Nancy called. The Pit Barrel Cooker has arrived.
And there was much rejoicing throughout the land.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:35 pm

:chili: :bacon: :cheese: :taco:
JimVH wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Nancy called. The Pit Barrel Cooker has arrived.
And there was much rejoicing throughout the land.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:43 pm

UncleBob wrote::chili: :bacon: :cheese: :taco:
JimVH wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Nancy called. The Pit Barrel Cooker has arrived.
And there was much rejoicing throughout the land.
Words fail to describe how happy I am for you and Nancy! Fortunately, this guy is able to speak up: :chili:

The videos on the website are super-awesome.

I want to link you to their recipe for Jamaican Jerk Ribs, which our family love. Great sauce for chicken, too. But their site is having problems right now.

First bit of advice: Light the charcoal as they describe in the video. Don't be afraid to let the Kingsford in the chimney get good and hot before you dump it into the cooker. If the coals aren't hot enough at the start of the cook, it is difficult to get the whole thing up to temperature. And it cooks hotter than a smoker -- somewhat over 300F. But the results are excellent.

Good luck!
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:07 pm

UncleBob wrote::chili:
This is the video recipe:
http://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/videos/p ... /#jamaican

The fresh ginger in the marinade has an enzyme that tenderizes meat. This sauce is exquisite on chicken in the Pit Barrel. If you carefully devein all of the habaneros, it is quite mild.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:00 pm

Tonight, I broke out the Pit Barrel Cooker. I made a slew of jalapeno poppers. In one kind, I mixed cream cheese, 5 blend cheese, garlic powder, cayanne powder, salt, scallions, and bacon bits, stuffed the peppers, and wrapped in bacon. The other, I stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar, and wrapped in bacon.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Thunktank » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:15 am

UncleBob wrote:Tonight, I broke out the Pit Barrel Cooker. I made a slew of jalapeno poppers. In one kind, I mixed cream cheese, 5 blend cheese, garlic powder, cayanne powder, salt, scallions, and bacon bits, stuffed the peppers, and wrapped in bacon. The other, I stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar, and wrapped in bacon.
In about a month I be having some dove jalapeño poppers. So how did the Pit Barrel work for yours?
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:15 am

Thunktank wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Tonight, I broke out the Pit Barrel Cooker. I made a slew of jalapeno poppers. In one kind, I mixed cream cheese, 5 blend cheese, garlic powder, cayanne powder, salt, scallions, and bacon bits, stuffed the peppers, and wrapped in bacon. The other, I stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella, and cheddar, and wrapped in bacon.
In about a month I be having some dove jalapeño poppers. So how did the Pit Barrel work for yours?
Easiest charcoal cooker I ever used and the results were wonderful. I like it so far. Soon, I will cook a turkey on it...
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:17 pm

Tonight on the Pit Barrel Cooker:
  • Bacon-wrapped chicken breasts (rubbed with garlic, salt, cayenne, black pepper, and a few red pepper flakes)
  • Jalapeno poppers #1: pepperoni slices, pepper jack cheese, and bacon bits
  • Jalapeno poppers #2: left-over grilled corn, hamburger (pre-cooked), cream cheese, pepper jack, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and some onion.
Now the waiting...
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Pepik » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:24 pm

I'll allow this
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:42 pm

I made KC style Texas Chicken Breast today. I made a rub and cooked the chicken breasts. When almost done, I made a spicy bbq sauce and painted 7 or so coats while letting the smoke (pecan) carmelize the sauce over 30 minutes. The wife and kids used to be leery about this style but now they request it.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:08 pm

The PBC makes awesome chicken! Mrs. Del has always wanted a home-cooked recipe that offers results like a grocery-store rotisserie, and this delivers.

Here is the basic recipe:
http://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/videos/signature-chicken

I split the chickens as the video describes.

Then salt the chicken (dry brine with kosher salt) using 1/2 tsp/lb. A couple of hours in the fridge, uncovered, to let the salt soak in. Uncovered is important, because we want the skin to dry out a bit. That will make the skin nice and crispy, while the chicken is gets juicy.

Sprinkle with Simon & Garfunkle Rub. Mrs. Del does not like anything hot, so this herbal rub makes her happy. It is delicious.

Hang about two hours in the PBC, until a thick breast reads 165F. Sometimes a throw a chunk of wood in -- we like hickory.

I save all of the bones and wingtips and such, to make stock.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by Del » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:03 am

Big cooking day.

I am roasting some chickens in the PBC for a family in town with 8 kids. I like to give momma a break, every month or so. Some of them are gluten-free, so I'll let the momma worry about the rest of dinner.

And I am simmering a batch of jambalaya (chicken, shrimp, andouille) for another family with a newborn son, kid #3. They get some bread pudding too, with rum/butter sauce. (gluten-free sucks!)
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:25 pm

Spareribs in the PBC.


Boom.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by JimVH » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:08 pm

UncleBob wrote:Spareribs in the PBC.


Boom.
My PBC is empty this holiday. Very sad.

I'd appreciate a report on those ribs so I may live vicariously through you.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:11 pm

JimVH wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Spareribs in the PBC.


Boom.
My PBC is empty this holiday. Very sad.

I'd appreciate a report on those ribs so I may live vicariously through you.
I put some jalapeno German sausage in as well.

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Post by UncleBob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:02 pm

About time to make the sauce. That's right; I am using sauce in TEE-haus. Sorry Jim!
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Post by UncleBob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:27 pm

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