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Discussion in 'Campfire Cuisine' started by Trollhole, May 24, 2007.
Primo XL 400
Last weekend was Meet & Greet at ONSC HQ. Time for springtime swine. Hey @TailsWCU, you managed to photobomb the last pic without even being there!
Nice! Jeaolus. All I can fit is a 30lb suckling.
The day after St.Patricks Day is the perfect day to buy super cheap corned beef. So this year I smoked a couple flat brisket corned beefs with a coriander, black pepper, paprika Dijon mustard rub, after soaking them in fresh water for an hour. Turned out delicious. We are one still warm after an hour of resting. The other is I the fridge ready to be sliced.
Got to admit, cruisers and barbecue are my favorite hobbies. Who could ask for more then to get to enjoy these things!!
Scored a used Gatorpit Predator smoker about 3 weeks ago in Denver. Tried it with tri tip with a chimichurri sauce sunday. Also cooked some ribs for the family. Once I bring some pecan and Oak from Oklahoma next week then its cooking time!
Always wanted a good stick burner! Unfortunately we don't have the access to good smoking wood here in NW Colorado so I have had to rely on my Cookshack FEC 100 which I highly recommend for anyone looking!! Green Egg also is a fine cooking tool!
Congrats! This thread needs some love. I'm going to attempt a full brisket soon on my Primo. Just ordered a DigiQ and a nice brisket knife so I can smoke it while I sleep and slice it better this time.
I will definitely throw some its way. I love cooking me some Q!! After several years i broke down and purchased the Maverick thermometer. I used a buddy of mines when we cooked a whole hog on the outdoor brick pit last month. These thermometers are wonderful. Just cooked a brisket all night last week with the receiver by my bedside. I also invested in a thermopen which can determine meat temp in 2-3 seconds limiting how long you keep the doors open.
Gotta love the goodies! I need to unsubscribe from Thermoworks' emails. We have a thermopop, pen, and two chef alarms, now also the DigiQ, and of course a laser thermometer.
I just got my DigiQ today. Time to take on the holy grail of bbq and try to make a whole brisket and turn half into burnt ends and half into brisket sandwiches. Wondering if I should separate them before grilling, around the stall temp (what I do for bone-in pork shoulder in order to use half for pork burnt ends), or when the flat brisket holds in the cooler.
I'm a fam for the burnt ends when I trim it the brisket for dinner. I always use the cooler and thats when I cut the point off. Sounds good!!!!
Speaking of the ultimate BBQ, I smoked my first whole packer brisket this weekend. 13.7lb Prime grade brisket from Costco. Probably trimmed a few pounds of fat off. I forgot to salt it, but I used Amazingribs.com's big bad beef rub a few hours before putting it on the grill. Smoked it with hickory and applewood for about 17hrs. The new DigiQ kept the grill between 220 and 230F the whole time, including while I slept. The average IT stayed at 196F for a few hours. The bark looked good and it seemed properly wobbly to me so I pulled it, cut off the point, wrapped the flat in foil and held it in a warm cooler for another 2.5hrs. I turned the point into burnt ends, which ended up being the highlight of the meal.
I kept the grill going for a few more hours to render the trimmed fat in my new cast iron pan. Ended up with 2 cups of rendered beef fat and a seasoned pan. Amazing that the grill held more than enough charcoal for a 24hr burn.
Before, which also ended up being my most popular instagram photo ever:
Burnt End-ification process:
The main course brisket on polenta. My au jus didn't turn out:
Couple O chickens and a pork shoulder...used the shoulder for some chile Colorado!
Yum. Interesting grill set up. Are you using a Smokenator?
. Nah... cheap WSM clone I bought about 6 years ago. I've been meaning to upgrade to the wsm but it won't die!
The smokenator is just a little divider that goes in kettles to let you smoke and use the lower grate like you did. I bet the WSM and a DigiQ would be a good combination.
@KlausVanWinkle which DigIq did you buy? I've been thinking about getting something similar for my egg. Just noticed the DigIQ Green Kit on the BBQ Guru website for $197. Same kit with BGE logo is $419 on Amazon.
DigiQ Green Kit w/ Pit Viper Fan and Ceramic Adaptor
Amazon.com : BBQ Guru DigiQ DX2 Kit for Big Green Egg : Other Products : Patio, Lawn & Garden
I'm an egghead big time and wish I had the DigiQ. However Now that I primarily smoke several things at once I don't use the Egg except for grilling. Good friend of mine though bought the XL after I praised he EGG a couple years ago. He loves the DigiQ and says it works great.
The wife and I leave next Thursday for our 3rd annual Tx Bbq touring event. We go to Bastrop, TX outside of Austin. Stay at the Lost Pines resort and lay by the pool and Lazy river with adult beverages. Before we relax by the pool we drive to the BBQ places. Blacks, Smitty's and Kreutzs in LockHart. Snow's in Lexington where the 78 year Pit aster Tootsie cooks some incredible food. We will hit Coopers in Llano and Muellers in Tayler this year to let our friends experience more Q. The wife loves Coopers!! Damn, drooling a little here!
I ended up going with the Flame Boss 200. DigiQ had great reviews, but for slightly more $ I opted for wifi capability along with a solid reputation. I used to consider these devices cheating, but these days I have no desire to stay up all night tending to a brisket.
Cooking pit at SMitty's. This is all I want my kitchen to look like in the future! I dream about having a cooking pit like this sometime.
You are almost there dude!!
Have a blast...