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Any of y'all into BBQ?
« on: October 17, 2012, 07:37:08 am »
Go figure I get into BBQ after I leave SE Georgia for South Korea.  I was researching a lot while I was there, but I figured I'd wait until I got here to buy my grill and everything else because I was so close to leaving.  I have smoked several Boston Butts and a few racks of ribs.  My results?  "Oh my God, this stuff is awesome" as told by some of my Soldiers and other co-workers.  ;D  I make my own rubs and sauces because I just wasn't impressed with anything off the shelf.  After a while, it's all the same taste.  I have eaten BBQ all my life, and my dad was pretty good, but he did BBQ the Texas way, and I've grown to love the Low Country taste.  I use a Weber Gold 22 1/2" grill, a Smokenator, Thermoworks thermometers, Kingsford Original charcoal, and apple wood.  I have some cherry wood, but I'm in the field now, so I have to wait until I get back to get hot again.  Attached are pics of the last shoulder I did (after 21 hours and no brining), the first racks of ribs I ever attempted (slightly overcooked), and my very satisfied 3-year-old.  ;)
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 08:52:34 am »
    looks dam tasty  {drool}
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 09:04:39 am »
    im into eating BBQ if that counts  ;D. usually every year ill smoke a turkey at thanksgiving and a pork loin at christmas. its a bit of a tradition my dad and i had together growing up, so ive continued it now that ive moved out. as far as my seasonings i generally use Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning and lemon pepper mixed together as a dry rub. generally the turkey gets the Tony C's injection as well as the dry rub. smoked over Kingsford coals with hickory chips. thats about as close to BBQing as i get. good looking spread of food you got there
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 04:09:40 pm »
    I use to grill on the pit a couple of times every week, but we have been so busy I haven't really had time for it.  Every year I smoke a couple of turkeys for thanksgiving, last year I smoked 3.  Soak em in an apple cider/sea salt/brown sugar bring for 24 hours or so and smoke em on the pit all night.  I use mesquite (I am from TX, what do you expect :) ) some people think it is a bit harsh in flavor for turkey but everyone that eats mine thinks otherwise.

    Love smoking brisket and cooking fish, vegetable, hell anything on the pit makes it taste so much better.

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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 05:33:18 pm »
    I've been reading a lot about smoking a turkey.  I might try that this year as I'll be in the Philippines for Christmas.  They're finally beginning to show up in the commissary.
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 09:58:30 am »
    That bring was suppose to be brine :)

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    « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 10:35:54 am »
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    I've been reading a lot about smoking a turkey.  I might try that this year as I'll be in the Philippines for Christmas

    theres not that much too it. i just use one of the simple "bullet" style smokers. depending on what set up you got just make sure the water pan doesnt go dry, the coals stay good and warm, and dont open the lid untill after a good 12-14 hours
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 10:28:35 am »
    I just use my pit, which has a smoke box on the side.  I don't use a water pan either, and only use mesquite wood.  I sometimes throw some pecan or apple wood in there, but usually just mesquite.  I can fit 3 turkeys in the pit, though the one next to the smoke box cooks faster so I usually put the biggest bird there.  I think the brine helps with the flavor, and I have never smoked one that was dry.  I use those grilling gloves (heat resistant) to spin the turkey every 4 hours or so, sometimes the one close to the box needs more rotations so it doesn't get burned too much.  I also fry a couple of turkeys, but everyone likes the smoked ones better, probably won't fry one this year.

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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 04:36:06 pm »
    The older I get, the more I miss HOME cookin' - whole pork shoulder BBQ, cooked Lexington, NC-style on a real hickory wood-fired pit.  Add some vinegar-based slaw (what a LOTTA people outside of the piedmont call "red slaw."  We just called it "slaw."  "COLE slaw" was the mayonnaise-based stuff you ate with flounder at the Fish Camp on Friday night.  ;) ), hushpuppies, and homemade banana pudding for dessert, and some cold Cheerwine to wash it down, and you have a meal fit for a KING!  ;D

    I worked at a family-owned BBQ restaurant in Salisbury, NC when I was in hi skrool ('83-'85).  I'd gain 20lbs a day if I worked there now - 40lbs a day if I owned it!  :P :P :P  Good food & good times...  I got recipes, if anybody want's 'em!
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    Re: Any of y'all into BBQ?
    « Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 09:54:31 pm »
    mmm BBQ

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    « Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 10:04:00 pm »
    and it is for sale

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