Cheeks and Beans

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sumosmoke, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My first ever Labor Day smoke (and overnight smoke) consisted of 2 - 5# butts, a batch of wicked beans (my first try solo), and some bacony-abts (first try for those too). All were smoked with delicious cherry wood in a handy-dandy new smoke box that was given to me as a gift [​IMG] .

    The cheeks were rubbed down with two different rubs. One was Jeff's and the other was from the meat market that was called "hickory bacon". They were placed on the smoker last night around 7pm and spritzed every hour (until internal hit 160) with straight apple juice. When the internal temp hit 160 the cheeks were placed into a foil pan and continued to smoke until internal hit 195. They came off this morning at 11am.

    The wicked beans are now a staple when I get the smoker going as they are the most tasty beans I've yet to have.

    Smoke box with yummy cherry wood


    Smoke box on coals (minion method used)


    Butts rubbed and ready for the smoke


    Ingredients for wicked beans




    Beans ready for smoker


    Smoked goodies ready to eat
     
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great. Good job.[​IMG]
     
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks very good. However, I am coring out those Jalapeno's in the baked beans from now on. WOW!! [​IMG]
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great nice spread [​IMG]
     
  5. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You did good Laurel. That really looks great. Took ya long enough to try those beans though. Aren't they some of the best you've ever had?
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can't argue with you, Mark. It did take me darn too long to make them and they are the very best I've ever had.
     
  7. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! [​IMG]

    Nice presentation with the qview as well.
     
  8. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Great job Laurel, awesome smoke.
     
  9. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Nice smoke box. I've got one just like it but it's smaller :(
    Good job there Sumo!
     
  10. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    I've yet to smoke the entire meal, but I think I'll try really soon.

    Great Job!!!!
     
  11. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very nice laurel..too bad I wasn't invited...[​IMG]
     
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice as usual.[​IMG]
     
  13. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks super good[​IMG]
     
  14. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke Laurel! [​IMG]
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Laurel! Love the looks of those beans...Mmmmm.
     
  16. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One nice smoke there. Great job.
     

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