Class is in session 6...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mr mac, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    As we all know, I love to teach what I know. From motorcycle and hunting safety to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) delivery methods and, of course, smoking.

    I've taught many of the men in the U-Turn program at the church and my own son, Jacob. This week my daughter asked to get in on the fun. Poor thing can't hardly boil water without starting a fire. Good thing she's pretty. Anyways, she asked for some brisket this weekend (which I thought meant Saturday but was really today) and so I started the thawing process today. Well, as she's a lady, she changed her mind and decided pulled pork would be more to her liking. So, off to the store we go!

    I found Sean, my usual butcher at the local Schnuck's and he butchered a nice little seven pounder for us and we headed off to the house where I proceeded in my usual teacher mode and began explaining all parts of smoking and how the low and slow method of cooking works to break down the...huh? You heard me tell Jake all this already? Oh...okay.

    If you want good flavor on your pork then a good rub is the place to start and I just happen to have a jar of it right here. In it you'll find the usual brown and white sugar, salt...huh? You got all that too, huh?

    Okay, what about smoker prep? Wood choice? Time versus temp? Got all that too. What? Okay, I'll move over.

    Her target.

    She broke out the mustard without a word from me.

    Rubbed it all over.

    Added the rub to the butt.

    Dropped it in the Masterbuilt and checked on it like she should. Here's the first hour.

    At 160 she pulled it and wrapped it with some apple juice and apple jack brandy (smart girl).

    A couple of hours in foil and another one wrapped in towels (her brother made sure she knew about that part) and she pulled it.

    I'm so proud of her! What? Why can't I just use the picture I just took of you? Oh...that's right, you're a girl. I should be shot for my memory lapse.
  2. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The Daughter is the keeper part of that story....

    You obviously have your hands full keeping her safe.

    Thankfully our daughter is 24 in a couple of months.. But we still pray for her guy friend choices daily. So far it looks like she makes good decisions.
  3. olecrosseyes

    olecrosseyes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Wow good look'in piece in the foil!

    Wish I was in my 20's again! LOL! I would have started smok'in a lot earlier!
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    To be sure...she'll make someone a fine wife some day. One of the other things I've taught her is how to reload her own ammo and how to shoot, hunt and fish so, if she needs to, she can provide for herself and others off the land (provided someone else cooks it). [​IMG]
  5. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    She's beautiful man, any young lady who has priorities that include making pulled pork is on top of things if you ask me, great looking smoke![​IMG]
  6. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    You done good man. On the meat and the girl!![​IMG]
  7. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Beautiful young lady, and some beautiful Q too! Yes, you done good!

    I love to teach too. I run a training department for a company here in Akron, and teaching is one of my passions as well. We have a saying -- I call it our mantra really.....

    "The one who does the work is the one doing the learning."

    So having her "do the work" IS the best way for her to learn. So much better than just showing and telling.

    So GREAT job on all fronts!!

  8. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like you have raised an awesome young lady! congradulations and enjoy the smoking with her. She'll be off before you know it.
  9. Everything looks good. I could use a helping hand too.
  10. okiedawg

    okiedawg Fire Starter

    I'm glad you are teaching that beautiful young Lady how to cook! My wife doesn't cook!
  11. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Kennedy and I both thank you for tha accolades! I only wish we could have shared it with you all! What a great meal it was!

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