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#321 internationalfish

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:33 PM

Good lord, that's a thing of beauty...  :eek:



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:04 AM

Good lord, that's a thing of beauty...  :eek:

Thanks! I appreciate it! :cheers:


So, once again, I ran into a problem last night, with the brisket cooking waaaaaaaay too fast. Ten hours in, at 10pm, the internal temp was at 190*F, cooking at around 250*F. WTF.......... Last time this happened, Rajun Gardener pointed out that my temp probe could just be stuck in fat, which it was. No such luck this time. That thing was almost DONE. I must've moved the probe around 25 times, praying to find a "cool" spot, hahaha. Nope. I tried 3 different thermometers too. 190*. So I scrambled around the web, looking for advice, and the concensus was to pull it off and throw it in the oven at 170* overnight, in a roasting pan, up on a rack, with beef broth in the bottom of the pan (I also added some apple juice), wrapped in foil. So, that's what I did (at 10pm last night).

Cut to 4am this morning.... internal temp dropped to 180-183* (depending on where I stuck the probe). I can deal with that. Listen to me, like I have a choice! :rofl: I HAVE TO "deal with that" ;)

Anyway, threw it back on the smoker at 4:30am, and the bark is still looking good. I'll pull it and wrap it once it hits 195* again
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Put the pork on too
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I prepped all the meat for the chili yesterday afternoon, so all I had to do this morning was dump everything in the crockpot and plug it in. Did that at 5am

Sorry, I know you guys probably don't care about all that babbling, but it's kinda like my way of "taking notes" for future cooks ;)

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

Sorry, I know you guys probably don't care about all that babbling, but it's kinda like my way of "taking notes" for future cooks ;)

:cheers:

 

Are you kidding? Keep up your philanthropy, and we will continue to enjoy your smoky happy pictures.



#324 MikeUSMC

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

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I'll try to get slicing pics in a little bit.
Gonna be hectic here pretty soon, hahaha
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#325 MikeUSMC

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:17 PM

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Where's Ashen?! Dead serious, man, I was seriously thinking about you as I carved this brisket. I remembered your compliments on one of my previous ones, so I made it a point to try to improve.....

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How'd I do?! 😜 1/4" stringers, right?! 🤑🤑🤑

Anyway (hahahahaha), random chaos here on Halloween
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Thanks for watching, pepper people
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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

You Rocking it!!!  Who's gonna bitch about that food? 

 

Awesome job on a big cook out, I need neighbors like you. :clap:  :clap:  :metal:  :metal:  :cheers:

 

 



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

Yeah I'm bringing the kids to trick or treat your house next year!

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

You Rocking it!!!  Who's gonna bitch about that food? 

Thanks, bud! Nobody bitched, that's for sure, haha! I'm not on Facebook, but apparently there was quite a lot of talk in my town last night about my house, lol. I was told that people posting stuff like: "Hey, everybody! That dude on 'XXXXX Street' is serving pork and beer again this year! He even stepped up his game and smoked a brisket too! DO NOT SKIP THIS HOUSE!!!" :rofl:

We ended up getting a lot of the "regulars" back again this year, and lots of new "customers" from that :lol: We had a blast!

I need neighbors like you. :clap:  :clap:  :metal:  :metal:  :cheers:

I need neighbors like me too :rofl:
I'm exhausted ;)
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 03:30 PM

"Hey, everybody! That dude on 'XXXXX Street' is serving pork

 

You live on 5-way street? :rofl:



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:08 PM

Holy Cow, that’s one hell of a spread. Food looks great also! Do any of your neighbors help you out?


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:54 PM

That (and You) are Awesome!



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:55 PM

Did Mike quit? :lol:



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:48 PM

Did Mike quit? :lol:

Hell no. You're gonna have to throw me out of this place, kicking and screaming ;)

That (and You) are Awesome!

Thanks man!

Holy Cow, thats one hell of a spread. Food looks great also! Do any of your neighbors help you out?

Thanks dude! Yeah, we had a lot of fun! Less people this year than last year. Last year we had (no exaggeration) probably 400+ kids! This year, I added the brisket and chili to the menu. Kept the cornbread again, but didn't make the bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños this year. No way I'm doing all that prep work for that many people I don't even know, hahaha. This year was the first year that one of my neighbors actually offered to throw me some cash, but I'd feel weird taking it. I don't mind though; I love doing this :)

Lesser crowd this year though. Probably only 150-200 trick or treaters. Probably because I live about 2-3 miles from a state prison, and the local cops sent out an alert around 7pm that an inmate escaped. I guess if you were gonna try to escape from prison, Halloween would be the night to do it, lol. I think that caused a lot of parents to call it quits early. Not me! I got hammered in my driveway, by myself until midnight, when the fire died down! :rofl: :beer:

Bought enough candy for 500 kids, so we had a shitload left over. Boxed it all up and shipped it to the troops overseas 🇺🇸 All the BBQ and the chili went, except for a little pork and a little cornbread ;)

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^ Here's a better view of the setup, from the street. I think this was around 4:30pm, right before I lit the fire pit (on the right, in the middle of the chairs) :cheers:

Oh yeah...... yes, they caught the dude that escaped in about an hour ;)
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:02 PM

Dude, is that a crack in the sidewalk?  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

I'm glad you sent the candy to the guys, little things like that make a difference.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:20 AM

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Where's Ashen?! Dead serious, man, I was seriously thinking about you as I carved this brisket. I remembered your compliments on one of my previous ones, so I made it a point to try to improve.....

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How'd I do?! 😜 1/4" stringers, right?! 🤑🤑🤑

Anyway (hahahahaha), random chaos here on Halloween
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Thanks for watching, pepper people
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Definitely looks like a tight stringer cap.  :thumbsup:  :cheers:   I specifically requested a slicer like that for Xmas from my wife.   Think the one tagged for her was a Dexter .

https://www.shopatst...alloped-slicer/


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:02 PM

Cool move sending off the extra candy to the troops. . I’m sure that it will be deeply appreciated but, I’m not telling you anything new that you don’t already have first hand experience with. . So did you dress up for Halloween?


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:35 PM

I specifically requested a slicer like that for Xmas from my wife.

Here's the one I have. 12" Victorinox. It's the only "real" knife that I have, and I absolutely love it (I wanna get more). I just had it sharpened at the butcher a few weeks ago. After the guy sharpened it, held up a big sheet of butcher paper between his thumb and index finger, then sliced it CLEAN in half with one stroke :shocked: :clap: :clap: :clap: Looked like a samurai, hahaha
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So did you dress up for Halloween?

Not at first, but by the end of the night, I guess you could say I was dressed as a "Drunken, Wannabe BBQ Pitmaster" :drunk:

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