Day after Thanksgiving Fattie (My 1st one!) w/QVIEW!

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by valien, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    Had an absolute blast making and smoking a fattie today. I was so impatient. Kept wandering outside to look at the smoker ot make sure all was well. Even opened the smoker once or twice (once to add more chips). I know, bad bad, but I was like a kid in a candy store!

    Anyways, it was super yummy and here are some pics -

    (messed up my wrap..oh well..still good!)
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    (time to eat!)
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    (a little blurry)
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    Only thing I would change next time is tweaking the bacon. It was too thick on the fattie (too many strips) and wasn't crunchy.

    Other than that it was a hit!

    More photos here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/allenv/...7622888387418/

    ~Allen
     
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work on that first FATTIE.I believe some folk crisp the bacon in the oven quickly .....after smoking....[​IMG]on that FATTIE.
     
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Valien, great job on your first Fatty, and no worries on the bacon~ just ramp up your smoking temps a bit and you'll have crisp bacon every time.

    Real nice looking results, and very tasty too....love that cheddar cheese in everything. Congratulations!

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  4. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well for a first time fatty, I'd say you did a great job. Looks great. A couple things I found that help a bit with getting the bacon crispy is to use the thin, cheap stuff and avoid the thick cut bacon. Also, when its getting close to being done, jack those smoker temps to around 300 if you can. That will help crisp it up a bit. And like you said, it was a hit, so its all good[​IMG].
    Points on a first time fatty.[​IMG]
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Job for the first time...[​IMG]
     
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking fatty. I like the simple ingredients. Don't worry about your bacon it'll come around. I peel mine off most of the time.

    [​IMG]for your virgin tour into the world of fatties
     
  7. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the addiction...that is really a kool looking fattie. almost like ribs of a fat round fish..I kinda like it. and a great job for your first time...BRAVO[​IMG]
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking fatty! [​IMG]
     
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was going to tell you about the bacon but MeatHunter beat me too it.
     
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bacon wrap looked fine, a bit artistic even.
    As already stated-If you can get thin cut bacon give that a try though one thing with fatties and the amount of fat in the sausage is that the bacon can be hard to get to a good crisp level.
    I had actually adjusted my tastes to somewhat non-crisp bacon because of them, but only on them.
    Anyway, looked great.
    [​IMG]for a great job!
     
  11. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    he looks good
    if he was nice,that is most important

    presentation can be worked on

    Good job [​IMG]
     
  12. thadoc

    thadoc Smoke Blower

    Well, It looks like it was a success! A great lookin first fattie, I will have to agree with the rest of the members that I have learned to stay away from the thick cut bacon and use the thin stuff, just doesn't come out as crispy as I like it when using the thick cut stuff. I love my bacon but I like it with a little crisp to it, that's just my preference. I have only made a handfull of fatties and actually never used pork sausage, I always thought it might be too much pork given that it be wrapped with bacon! I will have to give it a shot for my next fattie! Congrats on your first fattie, they are addicting! [​IMG]
     
  13. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    Thanks for the tips and well wishes. It was super good. What made it even better was frying it for a snack later on! I finished it up tonight after frying it for a few minutes. Mmmm mmm mmm good!

    ~Allen
     
  14. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sweet. I've checkin out all these. I'm getting ready to do my 1st sometime this week.
     

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