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Old 07-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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Some are. Most are stainless, as is mine.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #22
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6 hours and counting on the 9 lb shoulder from today. I would normally bring it in at this point since the temp fell to around 200, and finish it in the oven. This time, I restoked the fire with more charcoal and hickory. I'd like to get another 3 or 4 hours on the smoker and try to get the bark formed really well. I also refilled the water pan, so hopefully I don't dry out $18 worth of pork shoulder in the name of smoker science.
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I smoke venison bologna, different cheeses, and venison jerky. Never used a small cabinet though. And I smoke bologna or jerky for no less than 12 hours. Cheese no less than 24
I'd love to get into cold smoking. I might look into something like BamaToy posted fr a cold smoking setup. My propane BBQ grill is rusted and beat up, so I might just get rid of it and replace it with something like that.
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I am going to attempt the alton brown ceramic smoker. I already have the stuff laying around I just need to get off my butt and do it
I had a Luhr Jenson model years ago. Didn't work that well
polymerhead, that looks really good. Do you clean the insides of your keg or is that stuff just allowed to build up?
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #25
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I am going to attempt the alton brown ceramic smoker. I already have the stuff laying around I just need to get off my butt and do it
I had a Luhr Jenson model years ago. Didn't work that well
polymerhead, that looks really good. Do you clean the insides of your keg or is that stuff just allowed to build up?
Nah, it just builds up. I should probably clean it though. I do scrape off the thermometer for accurate readings. I cook all my food on oiled tin foil.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #26
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I'd love to get into cold smoking. I might look into something like BamaToy posted fr a cold smoking setup. My propane BBQ grill is rusted and beat up, so I might just get rid of it and replace it with something like that.
We use a smokehouse. Probably 10x12. An old steel box my uncle made with a lid on it for the wood. Cut a hickory or some apple. Start the fire with line, throw some oak in and let it burn down a bit then put the hickory in. Throw the lid on and drag it in and shut the door quick. Have to refill the box 2 or 3 times.

I'd like to talk to some of the old boys around here and learn how to brine hams and smoke them. Some fellas around here do Canadian bacons every year and they're incredible
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #27
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I'd like to talk to some of the old boys around here and learn how to brine hams and smoke them. Some fellas around here do Canadian bacons every year and they're incredible
Me too, man. 4H is popular around here and all the kids cure hams for the fair. I need to figure that out.

I have a buddy who basically lives off venison and pork he shoots himself. He's made some really great smoked brats and the like out of venison with some bacon added. Yum.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #28
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My grandfather, uncle, and A few other distant relatives were/are farmers. It's a dying art. More people need to learn how to do it and carry on the tradition. I've been told by my mom and my aunts that pap would brine hams for 5 to 7 days before he smoked them.
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I'm all about smoking and BBQ i smoke a few chickens a months I really want to tackle cold smoking a Salmon so good
speaking of smokers keep your eyes pealed over the next few months there will be a B.A.M.F smoker on the market soon
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I only smoke cheese when it's 20* or below. I don't like risking hundreds of dollars being melted through the racks.
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My brine is a gallon of apple juice, a cup of salt and a cup of sugar. I usually add some crushed garlic and honey.
I like that brine I just use the stock from the last bird I smoked I'm going to try that apple juice brine hell my water bath is apple juice so why not
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speaking of smokers keep your eyes pealed over the next few months there will be a B.A.M.F smoker on the market soon
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Whoa. If you need a beta tester, let me know. I can also write some wicked copy...
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6 hours and counting on the 9 lb shoulder from today. I would normally bring it in at this point since the temp fell to around 200, and finish it in the oven. This time, I restoked the fire with more charcoal and hickory. I'd like to get another 3 or 4 hours on the smoker and try to get the bark formed really well. I also refilled the water pan, so hopefully I don't dry out $18 worth of pork shoulder in the name of smoker science.
8.5 hours now, and surprisingly it's still in its "stall" stage. Probably because my smoker was right on 225 this time, and usually I stoke it a little more to 250-275 for the first few hours. Not concerned though - the bark looks awesome and I know it'll eventually come out of its stall and rise quickly. Guess I'll check it again after True Blood.
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8.5 hours now, and surprisingly it's still in its "stall" stage. Probably because my smoker was right on 225 this time, and usually I stoke it a little more to 250-275 for the first few hours. Not concerned though - the bark looks awesome and I know it'll eventually come out of its stall and rise quickly. Guess I'll check it again after True Blood.
10 hours and the shallow portion was registering 195. Took it out, and it's resting on the counter.


Excited about the bark!
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Dang, I'm coming over. I will bring beer and buns. PM your address.
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Dang, I'm coming over. I will bring beer and buns. PM your address.
Lol, I'll stop by. A good college buddy lives in Ballwin (had to google Wildwood).
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