First Pure Pork in my new smoker

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tastetester, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

    I've smoked sausages twice, fish once and made pastrami 3 times.  Today I tried pork.

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    Two racks of baby backs rubbed and ready.

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    And two chunk of loin that I rescued from the freezer.

    I rubbed them last night with a mix of pickling spice (mainly coriander and mustard), cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, Hungarian paprika, red pepper flakes, salt and brown sugar.  I think that was about it.  Oh yeah, some chili powder, dried garlic and dried onion too.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  2. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

    And in they go.

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    The camera was making the funky colors today.  It was raining so the flash was going. 

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    After a bit of this I gave them a bit of this.

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    Today it was produced with this generator that I just set above the element.

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    After a couple of hours of lounging in there, they were looking like they needed a rest.
     
  3. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

    Coming along nicely at this point.

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    So I put a little apple juice in the bottom of the pan/foil and bagged them up.

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    About an hour of this and I figured the ribs were ready for their freedom and a final toasting.

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    I think

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  4. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

     I think they are done so into the kitchen they go

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    Oops, maybe a little overdone on the loins.

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    Don't know if these are to a high standard, but they are moist, tasty and tender.  I made a dipping sauce from some of the rub, some homemade aged apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and the apple juice/rib juice from the foiling pan.  It was really nice.

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    The loin only made it out for a peak.  It did accidentally get knicked by the knife for a taste, but that was about it.

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    Now I'm fat and happy and full.
     
  5. Dayum! That looks good
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks delicious!
     
  7. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

    It was delicious.  I was never much into grilling, I know blasphemy, but I'm liking my new smoking and cooking device.  This is only the third time I've done ribs in the last 2 years and I thought they all turned out well, but these were the best.  The fridge conversion smoker has been around the horn now and performed very well.  All that's left is to wave it home and see if it can handle bacon and some cold smoking.
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job.  You will have no problem cold smoking in that for sure!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs

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  10. tastetester

    tastetester Fire Starter

    Thanks guys.  I sliced up some of the loin tonight and had a nice sandwich on some heavy bread I made today.  Very tasty.

    I'm sure hoping the cold smoking will work because I definitely want to try my hand at some aged salamis this fall.  Or sooner.  I'm going to try to get a video of my new smoke generator prototype up in my build thread over in the fridge conversion section by later tonight.
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So?

    Post the bread recipe.  Especially if it is sourdough?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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