What's for Dinner?

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  1. sour_grapes

    sour_grapes Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers

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    Getting there.........

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  2. ceeaton

    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    Tied the turkey breast up, the skin did almost cover all the meat. The 7 hours @ 300 was on the label, I scoffed at that as I usually do it around 225*F. Started up before church using a charcoal snake in the kettle. Part of the charcoal had the infused cherry wood. Got done around 2pm, held it in the kettle grill at 215*F as long as the charcoal held out. Moved it to a 170*F oven. Was so juicy and tender, I don't know if you could possibly make leather out of it. I used a rub of kosher salt and pepper, that's it. 2/3 rds of that bad boy is history, kids loved it. Served with smashed taters and a nice salad. Have about 1 lb+ leftover meat for salads this week. Definitely worth the price of admission.

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  3. ceeaton

    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    I believe we have created the grilling monster that fed Connecticut.

    Varis, you have evolved from the person who once asked "can you grill in the winter?" to a very good and adventurous chef with your kettle grill. I just opened a beer and I am drinking it in your honor!
     
  4. sour_grapes

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    Worked out nicely. I made grilled corn-off-the-cob with butter, garlic, smoked paprika, and garlic; fresh fennel and onion that were sauteed then braised, served with toasted pistachios; Swiss chard and beet greens, sauteed with onions and braised in ho-made beef stock, seasoned with coriander and marjoram; the star of the show, as adumbrated above, was a pork shoulder, deboned, pounded flat with my 4x4 mallet, sliced like an accordion, and then slathered with plain ol' sriracha for seasoning, then grilled for ~8 hours. Doesn't look like much, but it was yummy! Washed down with ho-made Wash. State Viognier.


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  5. geek

    geek Still lost.....

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    Thanks to you guys, just learning.....
    I want to do a small pork shoulder, soon....need to get good ingredients for a recipe and grilling time and all that....lol

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  6. ibglowin

    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Before you move on to even larger masses o meat you will need to invest in a wireless thermometer that you insert and leave in the meat and watch the temps easily without needing to open the lid and lose all your heat and smoke each time.

    One of the best bang for the bucks currently is the Thermo Pro TP20. Keep an eye out as it may be offered up on sale for Amazon Prime Day(s) at a discounted price.

    https://www.amazon.com/ThermoPro-TP...pID=51tNzl-vQ0L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

     
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    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    Yes, I agree with Mike, a digital thermometer has really helped out my cooking, especially with temperature control when experimenting with using a charcoal snake. Getting good temperature control will help you replicate consistent results time and time again. I'd go with his suggested version since it's made in the U.S.. I bought a four probe inkbird since someone on this site was incessantly trying to give me a free one. I bought it so I could give a review not driven by receiving a free product. So far it was worked remarkably well coming from a company that won't hire a consultant to review their manuals for proper use of the English language. Even my piss poor English (know as anguish) would be an improvement.

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    I've been looking at one like this lately, my wireles version died (but the probe was the wired type) and this looks pretty interesting and even more versatile .

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    Mike
     
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  9. ibglowin

    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Dayuum..........

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    geek Still lost.....

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    That's for big leaguers......lol
     
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    Grill pork chops sunday night with salad. Broke out my old "Pit-2-Go" from my RVing days. Probably 20 years old now and the company that made them has been gone for years. The cool thing is that the whole thing folds down to 2" x 18" x 18" square for travel. Chops.JPG Pit2go.jpg
     
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    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    Only four for dinner tonight. Have VBS for me and the kids this afternoon, wifey working, so I needed something I could cook on the grill then finish off in the oven without any operator intervention. Happened upon a few Y-tube videos of a pulled beef sandwich, so I figured I'd give it a try. Only a 3 lb chuck roast, though it was costly enough at $5,99 per lb (where is @JohnT's truck when you need it). Rubbed it with a simple kosher salt with coarse black pepper mixture. According to the video, you cook to 135*F, put in a foil pan, cook till 165*F, add liquids (like beef stock or wine etc) and onions, cover with foil and cook until 200*F+, let rest and pull with forks or claws or whatever. Serve on fluffy buns (or make a poboy) with lettuce, some of the onions, provolone cheese and some ho-made horseradish sauce. Sounded good enough to try, at worse it will be a pot roast sandwich, which still sounds pretty good to me.

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    Edit: walked into the house after VBS to a 201*F temperature on the chuck roast. Removed it from the onions and stock and covered with foil. Will pull in about an hour. Wifey making some steamed carrots and hash browns to serve along side the sandwiches. I also made a simple horseradish sauce (6 parts horseradish to 16 parts mayo). The stock and onions would make a fine french onion soup, just a tad too much black pepper, that's if any are left after we make the sandwiches.

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    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Mmmmmmm Rib Eye Steak! I bet this is where @JohnT actually gets his meat......... LOL

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    Waste of Charcoal but OK..... LOL

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    Can’t see pics using the app Mike..!!!
     
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    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Use the safari browser on your phone!


     
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    noooo, it defeats the purpose of the app..!!
     
  18. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    BLTs with ho-made bacon, red lettuce, arugula, fresh spinach, heirloom tomato and avocado.
     
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    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    Talked with my local Giant purveyor of protein about the boneless turkey breasts on sale. Occasionally a "plain" one shows up in the meat case, but most of them are pre-seasoned with a rub (paste). The "plain" one I had the other weekend was very good (though by the label you see that 18% of the weight is water/lemon juice/vinegar and salt). I said that if he could get some plain ones, they would disappear. Low and behold, four of them showed up in the meat case today (I disappeared one, my brother another, I'm going back to buy one and freeze it). Gotta love a meat monger who listens to his clients wishes. The one pictured below is 4.5 lbs, perfect for my family (with leftovers for salads).

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    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    So apparently there is no need to make your own any more...... You guessed it, Costco!

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